Mina Henein

Postdoctoral fellow
College of Engineering & Computer Science

Mina Henein is a researcher and lecturer at the School of Cybernetics at the Australian National University, working at the intersection of technology, ethics, law, culture and anthropology. His research is concerned with the social, societal, ethical, legal and environmental implications of emergent technology with a focus on autonomous systems and AI.

He received his Ph.D. at the Australian National University, and the Australian Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision working on SLAM in dynamic environments under the supervision of Dr. Viorela Ila, Prof. Robert Mahony and Prof. Hongdong Li. His Ph.D. focused on extending classical SLAM approaches to include structure and dynamics of the environment. His research interests include graph-based SLAM, dynamic SLAM and object SLAM besides kinematics and optimization techniques.

Mina received his B.Sc. in Engineering and Materials Science majoring in Mechatronics from the German University in Cairo (GUC), Egypt in 2012. He then worked in the business sector for a multinational FMCG as a Near-East demand manager before pursuing his masters in Advanced Robotics. He received a double M.Sc. degree; European Masters on Advanced Robotics (EMARo) from Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy and Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France. Throughout his career, he worked as a visiting research assistant at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) under the supervision of Roy Featherstone and at the Autonomous Systems Lab (ASL) at ETH Zurich under the supervision of Peter Fankhauser, Marco Hutter and Roland Siegwart where he carried out his masters thesis.

Research interests

  • Graph-based SLAM
  • Dynamic SLAM
  • Kinematics
  • Optimization techniques
  • Cybernetics
  • Ethical design
  • Autonomous systems