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Billy OKAL
Doktorand/PhD Researcher

Social Robotics Laboratory
Department of Computer Science
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Georges-Köhler-Allee 074
D-79110 Freiburg
Germany

Tel: +49 (0) 761 / 203-97945
Fax: +49 (0) 761 / 203-7520
Cell: +49 (0) 176 61363983
Email: okal [AT] informatik.uni-freiburg.de
Brief summary  |   News
  • 2014  →  Reviewing for IROS 2014
  • 2013  →  Joined SRL to start doctoral research under the SPENCER EU FP7 project
  • 2013  →  Obtained M.Sc. in Computer Science (Smart Systems) from JUB
  • 2013  →  Co-chair: Special track on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, IEEE AFRICON 2013
  • 2012  →  Visited Idiap Research Institute in Martigny, Switzerland working on head tracking with Nao
  • 2012  →  We won VMAC Competition at ICRA 2012. See official announcement video
  • 2011  →  Started studying Smart Systems (Computer Science) masters at JUB
  • 2011  →  Organized inaugural session on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at IEEE AFRICON 2011
  • 2011  →  Visited Michael Beetz former group at TU Munich for summer intenship on CRAM on PR2
  • 2011  →  Obtained B.Sc. in Electical Engineering and Computer Science from JUB
  • 2010  →  Visited the Robotics Institute, CMU for summer internship (RISS), Manipulation Lab
  • 2009  →  Participated in GSOC (Google Summer of Code) 2009
  • 2009  →  Started working at DFKI Bremen as a Research Assistant (HiWi) on SEMPROM, AILA, ROBOFOOT
  • 2008  →  Started studying Electrical Engineering and Compute Science at Jacobs University, Bremen
  • 2006  →  Started studying Mechanical Engineering at JKUAT, Juja → abandoned later to start at JUB
  • 2004  →  Obtained Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) from Nyabondo high school, Sondu
  • 2000  →  Obtained Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) from Obino primary school, Kisumu