Faculty Member, Halmstad University

Eren Erdal Aksoy is an Associate Professor (Docent) at Halmstad University in Sweden and coordinates a Horizon Europe project ROADVIEW focusing on robust automated driving in extreme weather conditions. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Göttingen, Germany, in 2012. During his Ph.D. study, he invented the concept of Semantic Event Chains to encode, learn, and execute human manipulation actions in the context of robot imitation learning. His framework has been used as a technical perception-action interface for robots in many EU projects (e.g., IntellACT, Xperience, ACAT).

Before moving to Sweden, he spent 3 years as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He has also worked as a visiting scholar at Volvo GTT and Zenseact AB in Sweden, investigating AI-based perception algorithms for autonomous vehicles. He serves as an Associate Editor in several high-ranking robotics journals and conferences (RA-L, IROS, Humanoids, etc.). His research interests include computer vision, AI, and cognitive robotics. He has been actively working on creating the semantic representation of visual experience to achieve an efficient scene understanding for autonomous systems such as robots and unmanned vehicles.