B.Eng. (Memorial), M.Sc. (Sussex), PhD (Carleton), P.Eng.
- Associate Professor
Contact InformationPh: 709-864-4521
- Image Processing
- Mechatronics and Intelligent Systems
Research InterestsSwarm robotics, biologically inspired robotics, autonomous underwater vehicles
Dr. Vardy completed a B.Eng in electrical engineering (computers and communications option) from Memorial University in 1999. After graduating, he became quite interested in bio-inspired computing and pursued this interest by completing a master's degree in evolutionary and adaptive systems from the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK. He continued his studies by completing a PhD in computer science from Carleton University in Ottawa. The subject of his PhD was the development of biologically plausible algorithms for robot visual homing. In 2005, he returned to Memorial University as an assistant professor, jointly appointed to the Department of Computer Science and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. In 2011, he was promoted to associate professor.
Dr. Vardy's main research interest is biologically inspired robotics. He is currently working on swarm robotics and autonomous navigation for underwater vehicles. He teaches courses in autonomous robotics, computer programming, software design and control systems.