Engineering Development of the Monash Vision Group Bionic Eye


Jacobs Hall, Room 2512, Jacobs School of Engineering, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, California 92093

Sponsored By:
Professor Vikash Gilja

Dr. Arthur J. Lowrey
Monash Vision Group
Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
Monash University, Australia
Dr. Arthur J. Lowrey

Speaker Bio:
Arthur Lowrey is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering at Monash University, Australia, an IEEE and ATSE Fellow and an Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Fellow and Science Leader of the CUDOS Centre of Excellence. He received his BSc in Applied Physics and Electronics with honors from Durham University UK. He worked at Racal Research and Marconi Radar before receiving his PhD from the University of Nottingham, UK where he developed computationally efficient models of semiconductor lasers. In 1990, he moved to Melbourne University and worked on a commercial product for simulating complex photonic systems. In 1996 with Phil Gurney, hea founded Virtual Photonics, which became the leading supplier of design tools for optical communications systems. In 2004, he joined Monash University, working on optical communications systems. Since 2010, he has led Monash Vision Group from its inception to preclinical trials of a cortical bionic eye, which was funded as part of an ARC Special Research Initiative (SRI) in Bionic Vision technologies. This technology has now reached the stage of manufacturing and testing devices for First in Human trials. Currently, he is a Chief Investigator at the Centre for Integrative Brain Function (CIBF) with the aim of incorporating his systems engineering experience to brain-machine interfaces and numerical modelling.

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