Prof. Stefan B. Williams is the Professor of Marine Robotics at the University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics and the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering.  He holds an ARC Future Fellowship and leads the ACFR’s Marine Robotics group. Prof. Williams is also the head of Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Facility. His research interests include Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping in unstructured underwater environments, autonomous navigation and control and classification and clustering of large volumes of data collected by robotic systems. He has led research cruises to sites around Australia and overseas deploying AUV as part of studies in marine engineering, ecology, geoscience and archaeology.

Prof. Wiliams received his PhD from the University of Sydney in 2002 and completed a Bachelor of Applied Science with first class honours in 1997 at the University of Waterloo, Canada.