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David Silvera-Tawil

Research Scientist, CSIRO

David is a Research Scientist at the CSIRO’s Australian e-Health Research Centre. He is a 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.

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, received multiple international awards and attracted over AU$1,000,000 in research income. He is hardworking, organised and detail-oriented, is driven by passion about the challenges in research and the reward from research outcomes that generate benefits to society.


  • 2016–present
    Research Scientist, CSIRO
  • 2012–2016
    Research fellow, The University of New South Wales


  • 2012 
    The University of Sydney, PhD, Human-Robot Interaction