Michael Mangan is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science in College of Science and member of the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS). He received his undergraduate degree in Avionics (MEng) from the University of Glasgow in 2004, before moving to the University of Edinburgh where he completed an MSc in Neuroinformatics (2006) and a PhD in biorobotics (2011). He remained at the University of Edinburgh for the next 4 years receiving funding awards from the BBSRC and EPSRC. He joined the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems in April, 2016.
His primary research focuses on modelling the navigational behaviour of insects, which are able to travel through complex environments robustly despite their limited nervous and sensory systems. Revealing the sensory and algorithmic underpinning of these capabilities will not only aid the understanding of biological systems but may also offer engineering solutions - building robots able to navigate as well as the humble ant.
Mike is also keen on commercialisation with experience in two University backed ventures.
Teaching (Mobile Robotics, Project Management, Projects) Admin (Member of the Animal Ethics Committee,...)
Cheung, Allen and Collett, Matthew and Collett, Thomas S. and Dewar, Alex and Dyer, Fred and Graham, Paul and Mangan, Michael and Narendra, Ajay and Philippides, Andrew and Stürzl, Wolfgang and Webb, Barbara and Wystrach, Antoine and Zeil, Jochen (2014) Still no convincing evidence for cognitive map use by honeybees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111 (42). pp. E4396-E4397. ISSN: 1091-6490