Praminda Caleb-Solly

Praminda Caleb-Solly

Head of Electronics and Computer Systems

Praminda leads and develops our research in electronics and computing. She is also Associate Professor in Independent Living Systems at the University of the West of England (UWE) and theme leader for Assisted Living in the Bristol Robotics Laboratory.


BEng Electronic Systems Engineering, University of Essex

MSc Biomedical Instrumentation Engineering, University of Dundee

PhD in Interactive Evolutionary Algorithms for Configuring Machine Vision Systems, University of the West of England, Bristol


Research Associate, Intelligent Computer Systems Centre, University of the West of England, Bristol

Senior Lecturer in User Experience Design, Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies, University of the West of England, Bristol

Associate Professor in Independent Living Systems, Bristol Robotics Laboratory

Learning and Teaching Fellow, University of the West of England, Bristol

Expertise and interests

  • Electronic systems engineering
  • User experience design and human-robot interaction for assistive robots
  • Machine learning and adaptive computing (decision support systems and data mining) for medical signal processing
  • Machine vision for pathology and industrial inspection
  • Interactive evolution for algorithm optimisation
  • Electronic systems engineering
  • Research methods for qualitative and quantitative studies
  • Creativity techniques for problem solving and innovative design

Grants and awards

Technology Strategy Board, Long Term Care Revolution, CASA, Connecting Assistive Solutions to Aspirations (2014)

Technology Strategy Board, Enabling the Internet of Sensors – a secure, multi-application network of shared sensors for assisted living, energy efficiency and home security (2014-15)

EU FP7, MOBISERV – an Integrated Intelligent Home Environment for the Provision of Health, Nutrition and Mobility Services (2009-13)

Technology Strategy Board, Concept to Completion: Design Tools for Sustainable Buildings (2010-12)

Excellence in Teaching Award, University of the West of England, Bristol (2010)

Nominations for University Innovation and Student-led Awards, University of the West of England, Bristol (2011, 2012, 2014)


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Latest blog from Praminda

Robots for Independent Living: Do they “care” or are they “assistive”?

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