About me

Short Bio

David is a Research Scientist at the CSIRO’s Australian e-Health Research Centre. He is a mechatronics researcher with strong record relative to opportunity in the fields of e-health, human-computer interaction (HCI), human-robot interaction (HRI), social robotics and predictive analytics. His ongoing research focus is to expand current understanding of HRI and HCI within a healthcare context, including the design, development, delivery, implementation and evaluation of interactive technologies to improve healthcare service delivery and lifestyle. He is currently working in a range of projects around mobile health, assistive robotics, and health internet of things.

He was born in Mexico City where he obtained a BE (1st Class) in Electronics and Telecommunications at the Universidad Iberoamericana. Received a MEngStud (Hons) in Mechatronics and a PhD in human-robot interaction from the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) at The University of Sydney. David has published over 50 articles in leading leading refereed international journals, book chapters and international conference and workshops. He has created national and international collaborations, received multiple international awards and attracted over AU$2M in research income.

Masters and PhD projects available: Get in touch if you are interested in doing a Masters or a PhD on human-robot interaction, human-computer interaction, assistive technologies and predictive analytics to support healthcare service delivery.


A detailed CV could be available by email.

Contact Details:

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Corner Vimiera and Pembroke Roads, Marsfield 2122, NSW, Australia

Email: david.silvera-tawil@csiro.au