Mehul Bhatt.

  • Professor within the School of Science and Technology at Örebro University (Sweden)
  • Professor within the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bremen, and Stiftungs Professor at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI Bremen) in Germany.

At Örebro:
Machine Perception and Interaction Lab (MPI), as part of the Centre for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AAAS). www

At Bremen:
Human-Centred Cognitive Assistance Lab. (HCC).

The core focus of my research is on visuo-spatial cognition and computation at the interface of artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, and cognitive science. We develop cognitive assistive technologies and multimodal interaction methods aimed at applications in fields such as Design (architecture, product, narrative media), Geographic Information Systems, (computational) Cognitive Vision, and Commonsense Cognitive Robotics. Currently ongoing activities that shape this agenda are:

/ DesignSpace /
Established and directed DesignSpace, a research and consultation group focussing on the development of cognitive technologies and educational discourse for people-centred spatial thinking and architecture design.

/ EASE /
Member and principal investigator within the recently approved DFG Collaborative Research Centre (CRC / SFB):

  • Everyday Activity Science and Engineering (EASE). www (see open positions below)

/ CoDesign /
Currently I am building new research initiatives in collaboration with national and international colleagues in the area of:

Member of the Cognitive Systems group, first as a DAAD Scholar, and subsequently during 2008-2010 as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow. During 2011-2014, I have also been an elected member and principal investigator in the Spatial Cognition Center (Transregio SFB/TR 8), which ran as a joint initiative between the Universities of Bremen and Freiburg during 2003 - 2014.

previous to previously: From 2002 - 2007, based at the Department of Computer Science at La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia) where I completed a Masters in Information Technology (2004), and a PhD in Computer Science (2008). Till 2011, underwent basic schooling completing a Bachelor of Economics at the Narsee Monjee College of Economics (Mumbai, India).
PHD / POSTDOC, and a Postdoc position currently available — student interns / programer positions available / email me to find out more.

INTERNSHIPS: Google Summer of Code 2017 (GSOC @ RedHen). See www (look under open calls).
  • Plenary Talk — ICMC 2017
    at the International Conference on Multimodal Communication: Developing New Theories and Methods (ICMC 2017).
    Everyday Activity Science and Engineering / 1st Phase (lasting 4 years) approved by DFG / commences July 1 2017. www
  • Keynote — Tobii Pro Event
    Eye Tracking Social 2015., Vienna, Austria.
  • Keynote — EG-ICE 2015
    European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering (EG-ICE 2015).
  • Invited Talk — IROS 2015: International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems.
    Workshop on Assistance and Service Robotics in a Human Environment.
  • Invited Talk — Cognitive Science Institute / Institute für Kognitionswissenschaft (IKW) 2015
    University of Osbanrück.
  • Invited Talk — Space Syntax Ltd. 2015
    Workshop on Extended Network-Based Description for BIM and Smart Cities, 2015.
  • Falling Walls Lab 2014 — Competition — 2nd Place:
    “Breaking the Wall of Computer-Aided Architecture Design”.
  • Invited Talk — University of Münster
    GI Forum, Institute for Geoinformatics.
  • Impulse Magazine
    Research featured in Impulse Research Magazine of the University of Bremen. (1/2014).
  • Award Nomination — Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Preis (HML) 2014
    Nominated: University of Bremen candidate for the German Research Foundation (DFG) HML Preis 2014
  • Invited Talk — DAAD Annual Meeting 2013, Berlin.
    Germany Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Freie Universität Berlin 2013.
  • DW-World TV Feature
    Deutsche Welle (DW-World) TV program `Today Tomorrow' in the segment, Brilliant Minds (2012)
  • Invited Talk — Artificial Intelligence Centre, SRI (2011)
    Stanford Research Insittute (SRI).
  • HIGHLIGHTS Magazine Feature — University of Bremen, 2011. www
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SFB/TR 8 Spatial Cognition