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Program leaders

Researchers

Stand alone autonomous systems

  1. James Bailey

    Position title:
    Professor, Computing and Information Systems
    Research interests:
    Artificial intelligence; Data mining; Health informatics; Immersive Simulation; Learning Analytics; Machine learning
  2. Michael Cantoni

    Position title:
    Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Research interests:
    Automation of water distribution networks; Control and signal processing
  3. Peter Dower

    Position title:
    Associate Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Research interests:
    Networked control systems; Thermodynamics
  4. Nir Lipovetzky

    Position title:
    Lecturer, Computing and Information Systems
    Research interests:
    AI planning and search; Automated planning; Constraint programming; Operations research
  5. Chris Manzie

    Position title:
    Professor & MIDAS Director, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Research interests:
    Control and optimisation (Mechatronics, energy, automotive, autonomous systems)
  6. Miquel Ramirez Javega

    Position title:
    Research Fellow, Computing and Information Systems
    Research interests:
    Automated Planning & Optimization (planning, optimization, search); Hybrid Systems Design & Verification (control, optimisation, verification); Intention and Plan Recognition (knowledge engineering, planning, cognitive science)
  7. Ben Rubinstein

    Position title:
    Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), Computing and Information Systems
    Research interests:
    Big Data (Scalable Learning, Data Integration); Computer Security & Privacy (Cybersecurity, Data Privacy); Statistical Machine Learning
  8. Dongryeol Ryu

    Position title:
    Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), Infrastructure Engineering
    Research interests:
    Environmental Remote Sensing (Remote Sensing, Soil Moisture, Evapotranspiration); Flood Forecasting and Monitoring Flood Inundation (Flood, Flood Plain); Hydrological Sciences (Soil Moisture, Evapotranspiration, Water Accounting)
  9. Eric Schoof

    Position title:
    Research Associate in Mechatronic Design, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  10. Martin Tomko

    Position title:
    Senior Lecturer, Infrastructure Engineering
    Research interests:
    Geographic Information Retrieval (annotation, search and retrieval, and ranking of spatially related data); Spatial analytics (mobility analytics, spatial machine learning and AI); Spatial data integration (spatial databases, spatial data quality); Spatial databases (autonomous data cleaning and integration); Spatial information science (spatial communication, retail analytics, cyber-physical-social systems, spatial recommender systems); Spatial infrastructures (eResearch infrastructure in the spatial domain)
  11. Erik Weyer

    Position title:
    Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Research interests:
    Modelling and control of water resource systems; System identification
  12. Pablo Zarco-Tejada

    Position title:
    Professor, Infrastructure Engineering
    Research interests:
    Remote Sensing and Precision Agriculture (Biotic and abiotic stress detection, manned and unmanned aerial vehicles, hyperspectral and thermal imaging, fluorescence, plant functioning)

Networked autonomous systems

  1. Tansu Alpcan

    Position title:
    Associate Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Research interests:
    Decision making (game theory, control, optimisation) for security and resource allocation in networked, communication and energy systems. Power systems, energy markets, risk management, game theory and mechanism design, network security, resources allocation.
  2. Michael Cantoni

    Position title:
    Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Research interests:
    Automation of water distribution networks; Control and signal processing
  3. Airlie Chapman

    Position title:
    Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering
    Research interests:
    Multi-agent dynamics; networked dynamic systems; data-driven control and graph theory with applications to robotics and aerospace systems
  4. Farhad Farokhi

    Position title:
    Research Fellow, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Research interests:
    Effects of information limitations and asymmetries in control and estimation of large-scale networked systems, such as water irrigation networks and intelligent transport systems
  5. Chris Manzie

    Position title:
    Professor & MIDAS Director, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Research interests:
    Control and optimisation (Mechatronics, energy, automotive, autonomous systems)
  6. Timothy Miller

    Position title:
    Associate Professor & MIDAS Deputy Director, Computing and Information Systems
    Research interests:
    Artificial Intelligence (Autonomous systems); Artificial Intelligence (Human-agent interaction)
  7. Girish Nair

    Position title:
    Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Research interests:
    Information and communication theory for networked feedback systems
  8. Dragan Nešić

    Position title:
    Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Research interests:
    Control systems engineering (Nonlinear control, Networked control systems, Quantized control, Extremum seeking control, Sampled-data systems, Hybrid Systems)
  9. Adrian Pearce

    Position title:
    Professor, Computing and Information Systems
    Research interests:
    Automated planning and scheduling; Optimisation in multi-agent systems and supply chains
  10. Ye Pu

    Position title:
    Research Fellow, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Research interests:
    Multi agent dynamical systems; Optimisation algorithms; Optimisation-based control (model predictive control and reachability analysis); Secure control and estimation
  11. Iman Shames

    Position title:
    Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) & MIDAS Deputy Director, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Research interests:
    Optimisation, complex systems, sensor networks, and security in networked systems
  12. Stephan Winter

    Position title:
    Professor, Infrastructure Engineering
    Research interests:
    Disaster management, emergency response, evacuation; Human orientation, wayfinding and navigation; Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and computational transportation science; Mapping (crowd sourcing, volunteered geographic information); Mobile geosensor networks; Smart Cities (smart transport, urban analytics); Spatial cognitive engineering, spatial cognition; Spatial data mining and geographic information retrieval

Human autonomous systems interaction

  1. Michelle Blom

    Position title:
    Research Fellow In Automated Planning, Computing and Information Systems
    Research interests:
    Artificial intelligence; optimisation; explainable AI
  2. Simon Dennis

    Position title:
    Professor of Psychology, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
    Research interests:
    Computer science, complex human data, machine learning research
  3. Daniel Little

    Position title:
    Associate Professor, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
    Research interests:
    Computational modelling of the timing and accuracy of real-time complex decisions in categorization, concept learning, and recognition memory
  4. Timothy Miller

    Position title:
    Associate Professor & MIDAS Deputy Director, Computing and Information Systems
    Research interests:
    Artificial Intelligence (Autonomous systems); Artificial Intelligence (Human-agent interaction)
  5. Denny Oetomo

    Position title:
    Associate Professor, MIDAS Deputy Director, Mechanical Engineering
    Research interests:
    Robotics; Robotics in Biomedical Applications
  6. Ronal Singh

    Position title:
    Research Fellow In Human Agent Collaboration, Computing and Information Systems
    Research interests:
    Artificial intelligence; human-agent interaction; explainable AI
  7. Ying Tan

    Position title:
    Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
    Research interests:
    Intelligent control systems and applications; Nonlinear control systems and applications