Tony Dodd
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Description

I am currently a lecturer in Aerospace Systems Engineering in the Automatic Control and Systems Engineering Department at the University of Sheffield. My current research interests can broadly be divided into computational data modelling and autonomous systems.

The former includes work on function approximation, machine learning and signal processing with particular emphasis on the use of reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces (RKHS). I am currently working on new approaches to Volterra filtering, iterative and on-line adaptive estimation, sparse modelling and metamodelling. I jointly run the Computational Data Modelling Group with Dr RF Harrison.

My work on autonomous systems is focused on the development of novel uninhabited air vehicles (UAVs), including the quattro copter, research into co-operative UAVs and vision-based control. I run the Autonomous Systems Research Group.

Prior to this I was a postdoctoral research assistant in the Automatic Control and Systems Engineering Department working with Dr. Rob Harrison. I was involved in an EPSRC funded project looking at nonlinear adaptive filtering in reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces.

Previously I worked jointly in the Image, Speech and Intelligent Systems and Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics research groups at the University of Southampton under the supervision of Professor Eric Rogers and Dr. Owen Tutty. Here I worked on an investigation of the optimisation of the control of the transition from laminar to turbulent flow in aerofoil boundary layers. This work involved the development of CFD codes, optimisation strategies and control algorithms. This work was funded by EPSRC and British Aerospace

I obtained my PhD, also from the Image, Speech and Intelligent Systems research group under the supervision of Professor Chris Harris. The work considered both parametric and non-parametric (kernel) models with a strong emphasis on Bayesian aspects of learning. This work was funded by EPSRC and Matra BAe Dynamics.

I originally graduated from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the University of Southampton in 1994 with a First in Aerospace Systems Engineering.


Lectures:

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flag Functional Analysis in Data Modelling
as author at  EPSRC Winter School in Mathematics for Data Modelling, Sheffield 2008,
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flag Introduction to data modelling
as author at  EPSRC Winter School in Mathematics for Data Modelling, Sheffield 2008,
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flag Course introduction
as author at  EPSRC Winter School in Mathematics for Data Modelling, Sheffield 2008,
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