Trent is a cognitive scientist who has broad interests in human and machine learning. Primarily a computer scientist, Trent completed a PhD in 2005 in the area of audio-visual speech processing. His thesis involved research in dynamic weighting, classifier combination, confidence estimation and combination, and the use of linguistic distinctive features as units for fusion.
Trent is currently employed as a postdoctoral research fellow on the Thinking Head project. A multi-instituional project, Trent is responsible for the development of the audio-visual sensing capacities of the Head. Trent is now also involved in a Flinder's spin out company, CleverMe, to commercialize "virtual pal" technology.
Trent relishes cross disciplinary research, the Thinking Head project a prime example, and works with engineers, neurologists, and biologists as part of an EEG research team investigating the neural correlates of mental diseases and the effect EMG has on EEG using signal processing and data visualisation techniques.