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Andrew Markham

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Dr Andrew Markham

Associate Professor
Director, Software Engineering Programme

Governing Body Fellow, Kellogg College

T: +44 1865 (6) 10729

Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD


My Google Scholar Citations can be found here.


I am an Associate Professor and I work on sensing systems, with applications from wildlife tracking to indoor robotics to checking that bridges are safe. I work in the cyberphysical systems group. I design novel sensors, investigate new algorithms (increasingly deep and reinforcement learning based) and apply these innovations to solving new problems. Previously I was an EPSRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, working on the UnderTracker project. I am investigating how to localize people, animals and objects in environments where technologies like GPS fail, such as underground or indoors. Key to this is the use of magneto-inductive tracking and communication. My work is typically cross-disciplinary and I colloborate with colleagues from a wide range of disciplines. I obtained my PhD from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 2008 researching the design and implementation of a wildlife tracking system, using heterogeneous wireless sensor networks. 

Some of my work has neatly been summarized in the following OxfordSparks animation.




PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town, South Africa (2008):

"On a wildlife tracking and telemetry system: a wireless network approach"

BSc in Electrical Engineering, First Class Honours, University of Cape Town, South Africa (2004)

Selected Publications

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Completed Projects

Current Students


Changhao Chen
Research Associate, Doctoral Student
Pedro Porto Buarque de Gusmão
Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Researcher
Muhamad Risqi U. Saputra
Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Doctoral Student

Past Students

Ronnie Clark
Savvas Papaioannou
Linhai Xie

Past Researcher

Johan Wahlstrom