About me

Short Bio

David is a Research Scientist at the CSIRO’s Australian e-Health Research Centre. He is a mechatronics researcher with strong record relative to opportunity in the fields of e-health, human-computer interaction(HCI), human-robot interaction (HRI), social robotics and tactile sensing. His ongoing research focus is to expand current understanding of Human-Robot and Human-Computer Interaction within a socially assistive context, including the design, development, delivery, implementation and evaluation of e-health services. His specialties are in the areas of: Autism, socially assistive robotics, tomographic imaging, the autonomous interpretation of human behaviour using machine learning techniques and tactile sensing for robotics applications.

He was born in Mexico City where he obtained a BE (1st Class) in Electronics and Telecommunications at the Universidad Iberoamericana. Received a MEngStud (Hons) in Mechatronics and a PhD in artificial skin and human-robot interaction from the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) at The University of Sydney. David has published multiple articles in leading refereed international journals, book chapters and international conference and workshops; his academic publications have been downloaded over 2,500 times. He has created national and international collaborations and received multiple international awards. 


A detailed CV could be available by email.

Contact Details:

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Corner Vimiera and Pembroke Roads,
Marsfield 2122
NSW, Australia

Phone: +612 ...

Email:  david.silvera-tawil@csiro.au