Michael Milford, PhD, BE (Hons 1)
Michael Milford is an old boy of Brisbane Grammar School, from which he graduated in 1998. From 1999 to 2002 he studied at the University of Queensland, undertaking a Mechanical and Space engineering degree. During this time Michael tutored high school students in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
Michael wrote his first educational textbook on Mathematics in the middle of 2000 when he was 18 years old. For the past six years he has continued his work in the field of education and followed the first book with a second on high school Physics. He has sold over 5000 books around Australia and internationally. He has particular experience in translating complicated or challenging school topics into student-friendly formats.
In 2003, Michael commenced a PhD in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. You can access more details of this project on the homepage of the project, known as RatSLAM. He was awarded his PhD in 2006.
In February 2007 Michael will commence a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship on the Thinking Systems Project at the University of Queensland, working for the Queensland Brain Institute and the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. The core of the project is studying how brains understand spatial systems, both physical and conceptual, and implementing computational models on autonomous robots.
He will be working closely with several prominent researchers, including Professor Mandyam Srinivasan, an inaugural Australian Federation Fellow, and the recipient of the 2006 Prime Minister's Prize for Science, as well as Professor Perry Bartlett, the director of the Queensland Brain Institute, and many other distinguised scientists.
In his spare time Michael enjoys sport, music, and spending time with friends and family.
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