In 2000, Tim co-founded Seeing Machines with three colleagues, to deliver on the fundamental insight that cars would be the world’s first true autonomous robots. Today he is Chief Technology Officer of Seeing Machines and working with a world-class team of engineers and applied mathematicians to deliver Seeing Machines human sensing technology to car makers world-wide.
Tim has unparalleled industry knowledge of driver monitoring in an automotive environment and is passionate about the application of artificial intelligence to improve the safety and utility of human mobility and transport solutions.
After studying at the Australian National University as a Systems Engineer, Tim worked for CEA Technologies on phased-array RADAR technology and studied its interaction with ocean waves and boat wakes. He then joined the Robotics Systems Laboratory at ANU working under Professor Alex Zelinsky and worked with PhD students and post-doctoral researches on a wide variety of robotics research concepts, including face and gaze-tracking technology. Tim was a recipient of the Australian Eureka Science Prize for ICT Innovation along with his co-founders and team, for their ground-breaking work to develop faceLAB the world’s first non-contact automatic face and eye-tracking system in 2001.