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Dr Randa Almadhoun

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Lecturer in Computer Science (Robotics)

I am a Lecturer in Computer Science in the Faculty of Technology. I received my BSc in Computer Engineering, MSc (by research) in Engineering, and PhD in Engineering with a concentration in robotics from Khalifa University of Science and Technology in the United Arab Emirates, in 2014, 2016, and 2021, respectively.

I worked as a Research Assistant at the Khalifa University Center of Autonomous Robotics Systems (KUCARS) in 2017. I worked as a Teaching Assistant in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Khalifa University from 2015-2021. I also worked as a Senior UAV Engineer with SystemTrio robotics technology Company from 2021-2022 before joining the University of Sunderland as a Lecturer in 2023.

My main research interests include autonomous robotics exploration, robotics navigation and mapping, artificial intelligence, and robotics/computer vision.

Teaching and supervision


  • Introduction to Programming (CET137)
  • Advanced Programming (CET254)
  • C++ Programming (CET259)
  • Secure Database Systems (CETM75)
  • Machine Learning and Data Analytics (CETM47)


  • Computing Project (CET300)
  • Computing Masters Project (PROM02)
  • Professional Work Placement (PROM07)

Research interests for potential research students

Research interests:
  • Autonomous Robotics Systems (Aerial and Ground Vehicles)
  • 3D Mapping and Reconstruction
  • Autonomous Exploration and Path Planning
  • Computer/Robot Vision
  • Multi-Robot Systems 
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence

Interesting Research Project topics include:
  • Autonomous Exploration for Search and Rescue Scenarios
  • Coverage Path Planning for Surveillance/Large Structures Inspection
  • Industrial Manipulation using Neuromorphic Vision


My main research interests include: 

  • Autonomous Robotics Systems 
  • 3D Mapping and Reconstruction
  • Autonomous Exploration
  • Coverage Path Planning
  • Computer/Robot Vision
  • Multi-Robot Systems
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence

For further details about my research work and publications, please visit my website and research gate account.
  • Robotics Navigation
  • Computer/Robot Vision
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence  
  • IEEE member 

Reviewer to the following Conferences and Journals: 
  • IEEE Access
  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RAL)
  • IEEE Transaction on Robotics (IEEE T-RO)
  • IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
  • IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
  • IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS)
  • MDPI Remote Sensing
  • Elsevier – Machine Learning with Applications (MLWA)
  • Elsevier – Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS)
  • International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots (UR)

Publications details and other information:

Last updated 22 April 2024