Theses

Current students & topics


Ahmed Khodair Abbas

A Dynamic Planner for Object Assembly Tasks Based Learning the Spatial Relationships of its Parts from a Single Demonstration

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Frederic Maire
  • Associate supervisor/s: Dr Feras Dayoub

Shahnewaz Ali

Intelligent Robotic Imaging System with Deep Learning for Keyhole Surgeries

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Ajay Pandey
  • Associate supervisor/s: Prof Ross Crawford, Dr Davide Fontanarosa, Prof Jonathan Roberts

Maria Antico

4D ultrasound image guidance for autonomous knee arthroscopy

  • Principal supervisor: Prof Ross Crawford
  • Associate supervisor/s: Dr Anjali Jaiprakash, Dr Ajay Pandey, Dr Marie-Luise Wille

Kieren Astin-Walmsley

Methods to train a neural network to a high level of accuracy when available datasets are small or contain few or sparely labelled examples.

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Frederic Maire
  • Associate supervisor/s: A/Prof Felipe Gonzalez

Faris Azhari

Surface Crack Detection and Localisation with Active Perception for Automated Underground Mine Void Characterisation

  • Principal supervisor: A/Prof Thierry Peynot
  • Associate supervisor/s:  A/Prof Felipe Gonzalez, Prof Michael Milford, Dr Charlotte Sennersten (External Supervisor)

Baris Balci

Development of an automated robotic finishing system for one-of-a-kind production

  • Principal supervisor: Prof Jonathan Roberts
  • Associate supervisor/s: D Prof Peter Corke, Dr Jared Donovan, Dr Jing Peng

Artur Banach

Robust Relative Camera Pose Estimation in Visually Challenging, Liquescent Feature-Poor, Surgical Environments

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Aaron Mcfadyen
  • Associate supervisor/s: Prof Cameron Brown, Prof Ross Crawford, Gustavo Carneiro (External Supervisor)

Justin A Beri

Control for tactile perception and interaction with objects using legged robots

  • Principal supervisor: A/Prof Thierry Peynot
  • Associate supervisor/s: Dr Chris Lehnert, Dr Navinda Kottege (External Supervisor)

Jacob Bruce

Learning From Limited Experience: Real-World Robot Navigation From a Single Traversal

  • Principal supervisor: Prof Michael Milford
  • Associate supervisor/s: Dr Niko Suenderhauf

Marvin Aldo Chancan Leon

Insect brain-inspired learning algorithms for visual place recognition

  • Principal supervisor: Prof Michael Milford
  • Associate supervisor/s: D Prof Peter Corke

Jack Collins

Traversing the Reality Gap through Integrated Physics Simulation

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Juxi Leitner
  • Associate supervisor/s: Dr Ross Brown Mr David Howard (External Supervisor)

Matthew G Cooper

Identification of Non-linear Dynamical Systems with Application to Agricultural Machinery

  • Principal supervisor: Prof Jason Ford
  • Associate supervisor/s: A/Prof James McGree, Dr Timothy Molloy (External Supervisor)

Tom Coppin

Use of Light Fields in Eye Disease Research

  • Principal Supervisor: Dr Anjali Jaiprakash
  • Associate Supervisors: Professor Michael Collins and Professor Jon Roberts

Troy P Cordie

Reconfigurable Field Robots

  • Principal supervisor: Prof Jonathan Roberts
  • Associate supervisor/s: Prof Matthew Dunbabin

Vibhavari Dasagi

Learning to Learn: Self-directed Task-agnostic Robot Exploration for Open-ended Learning using Artificial Curiosity

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Juxi Leitner
  • Associate supervisor/s: A/Prof Thierry Peynot, Prof Jonathan Roberts

Jordan L Erskine

Combining multiple simple sub-policies to solve complex robotic manipulation problems efficiently

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Chris Lehnert
  • Associate supervisor/s: Dr Juxi Leitner, D Prof Peter Corke (Mentoring Supervisor)

Guilherme Froes Silva

Nonlinear String Stable Control of Interconnected Multi-Agent Systems Subject to Disturbances and Measurement Errors

  • Principal supervisor: Prof Jason Ford
  • Associate supervisor/s: Dr Aaron Mcfadyen, Dr Alejandro Donaire (External Supervisor)

Julian Andres Galvez Serna

A Probability Based Framework for Planetary Exploration and Biosignature Detection using UAVs

  • Principal supervisor: A/Prof Felipe Gonzalez
  • Associate supervisor/s: Adj/Prof David Flannery, Dr Fernando Vanegas Alvarez

Ian Greyvensteyn

Evaluating the Effect of Illumination on the Performance of Visual Odometry in Underground Mining Environments

  • Principal supervisor: A/Prof Thierry Peynot
  • Associate supervisor/s: Prof Michael Milford, Prof PAUL LEVER (External Supervisor)

John D Griffin

Glare Reduction via Light Field Illumination

  • Principal supervisor: Prof Cameron Brown
  • Associate supervisor/s: Dr Anjali Jaiprakash, Prof Jonathan Roberts, IHBI Program VEP (Institute Program)

Tasnuva Hamid

Interplay of Singlet and Triplet Exciton in Organic Semiconductor Heterojunctions

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Ajay Pandey
  • Associate supervisor/s: Prof Ross Crawford, Dr Soniya Yambem, Prof Jonathan Roberts (Mentoring Supervisor)

Stephen D Hausler

Recognition Inspired by Human Visual Processing

  • Principal supervisor: Prof Michael Milford
  • Associate supervisor/s: Dr Tobias Fischer

Jesse L Haviland

Control Strategies for Reactive Mobile Manipulation

  • Principal supervisor: D Prof Peter Corke
  • Associate supervisor/s: Dr Feras Dayoub, Dr Juxi Leitner, Dr Niko Suenderhauf

Philip A Hawkins

Graph Neural Networks and Relational Reasoning Under Topological Variance

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Frederic Maire
  • Associate supervisor/s: Dr Simon Denman, Dr Mahsa Baktashmotlagh (External Supervisor)

Tim Hojnik

Posable Hubs for Robotic Platforms

  • Principal supervisor: Prof Jonathan Roberts
  • Associate supervisor/s: Prof Matthew Dunbabin

William J Hooper

Fast Adaption in Robotic Vision and Control

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Niko Suenderhauf
  • Associate supervisor/s: Prof Michael Milford (Mentoring Supervisor)

Dominic F Jack

Deep Learning Approaches for 3D Inference from Morocular Vision

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Frederic Maire
  • Associate supervisor/s: Dr Simon Denman Mr Anders Eriksson (External Supervisor)

Valtteri A Kallinen

Collision Risk Modelling for Unmanned Aircraft Separation and Traffic Management

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Aaron Mcfadyen
  • Associate supervisor/s: Prof Jason Ford

Justin M Kennedy

Nonlinear Disturbance Observers with Applications to Adaptive Wave Filtering, Detection and Ship Ride Control

  • Principal supervisor: Prof Jason Ford
  • Associate supervisor/s: Dr Christina Kazantzidou, Dr Alejandro Donaire (External Supervisor)

Ahmad Khaliq

Condition and Viewpoint Invariant Visual Place Recognition for Intelligent Mobile Robots

  • Principal supervisor: Professor Michael Milford
  • Associate supervisor/s: Dr Niko Sünderhauf

Ahmad Khezrinassab

Understanding Ultrasound Interaction with Tissue

  • Principal supervisor: Prof Cameron Brown
  • Associate supervisor/s:  Dr Davide Fontanarosa, Dr Yaqub Jonmohamadi, IHBI Program VEP (Institute Program)

Jordan A Laurie

Long Range Vital Signs Assessment Using Robotic Vision

  • Principal supervisor: Prof Jonathan Roberts
  • Associate supervisor/s: Dr Niall Higgins, A/Prof Thierry Peynot, IHBI Program BJDP (Institute Program)

Robert Lee

A Fast Adaptation Approach to Deep Reinforcement Learning for Robots

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Juxi Leitner
  • Associate supervisor/s: D Prof Peter Corke

Frank Loewenich

Long Range Vital Signs Assessment Using Robotic Vision

  • Principal supervisor: Prof Jonathan Roberts
  • Associate supervisor/s: Dr Niall Higgins, A/Prof Thierry Peynot, IHBI Program BJDP (Institute Program)

Connor J Malone

Spatially Informed Scene Understanding for Robots and Autonomous Vehicles

  • Principal supervisor: A/Prof Felipe Gonzalez
  • Associate supervisor/s: Dr Frederic Maire

Nicolas Johann Mandel

UAV Navigation using Semantic Cues

  • Principal supervisor: A/Prof Felipe Gonzalez
  • Associate supervisor/s: Prof Michael Milford

Dimity A Miller

Uncertainty from Convolutional Neural Networks for Robotic Vision

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Feras Dayoub
  • Associate supervisor/s: Prof Michael Milford

Olga Moskvyak

Tackling Data Scarcity in the Re-identification Problem: the Case of Manta Rays Photo Re-identification

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Frederic Maire
  • Associate supervisor/s: Dr Feras Dayoub, Dr Mahsa Baktashmotlagh (External Supervisor)

Serena (Ya) Mou

Utilizing Semantic Information to Improve Reinforcement Learning Outcomes

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Niko Suenderhauf
  • Associate supervisor/s: Prof Michael Milford (Mentoring Supervisor)

Lachlan Nicholson

Scene Understanding via Semantically Modeling our Environment

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Niko Suenderhauf
  • Associate supervisor/s: Prof Michael Milford (Mentoring Supervisor)

Quazi Marufur Rahman

Reliable Deployment of Object Detector on Mobile Robots

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Feras Dayoub
  • Associate supervisor/s: D Prof Peter Corke Dr Niko Suenderhauf

Scarlett Raine

Semi-supervised multimodal deep learning with Bayesian knowledge exploitation for classification of marine species in underwater imagery

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Frederic Maire
  • Associate supervisor/s: Dr Niko Sünderhauf

Krishan Rana

Incorporating Prior Knowledge in Deep Reinforcement Learning for Real World Robot Navigation

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Niko Suenderhauf
  • Associate supervisor/s: Prof Michael Milford (Mentoring Supervisor)

Andrew Razjigaev

Developing a Macro-Micro Teleoperation system with Snake robots for Minimally Invasive Surgeries

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Ajay Pandey
  • Associate supervisor/s: Prof Ross Crawford, Dr Leo Wu (External Supervisor), IHBI Program BJDP (Institute Program)

Fabio Adrian Ruetz

Robust navigation through multi-sensor traversability estimation in sensory deprived, unstructured environments

  • Principal supervisor: A/Prof Thierry Peynot
  • Associate supervisor/s: Dr Niko Suenderhauf

Juan David D Sandino Mora

Autonomous Decision-making on UAVs under Environment and Target Detection Uncertainty

  • Principal supervisor: A/Prof Felipe Gonzalez
  • Associate supervisor/s: Dr Frederic Maire, Dr Peter Caccetta (External Supervisor), Dr Conrad Sanderson (External Supervisor)

Chandrama Sarker

Image Analytics and Classification Methods using High Resolution Remote Sensing Data for Improving Flood Mapping

  • Principal supervisor: A/Prof Luis Mejias Alvarez
  • Associate supervisor/s: Dr Frederic Maire, Dr Alan Woodley

John R Skinner

High-fidelity Simulation for Robot Vision

  • Principal supervisor: D Prof Peter Corke
  • Associate supervisor/s: Prof Michael Milford

Mario L Strydom

Robot-Assisted Leg Manipulation for Knee Arthroscopy

  • Principal supervisor: Prof Jonathan Roberts
  • Associate supervisor/s: Prof Ross Crawford, Dr Anjali Jaiprakash. IHBI Program BJDP (Institute Program)

Sophie A Taylor

Constructive Cognitive Architecture A Mathematical Foundation of Cognition

  • Principal supervisor: A/Prof Dan Nicolau
  • Associate supervisor/s: Prof Peter Bruza, Dr Juxi Leitner

Kulatunga Mudiyanselage Eranda Tennakoon

Multi-legged robot probing gaits for terrain with risk of collapse

  • Principal supervisor: A/Prof Thierry Peynot
  • Associate supervisor/s: Prof Jonathan Roberts, Dr Navinda Kottege (External Supervisor)

Brendan Tidd

Vision and Deep Reinforcement Learning for Simulated Bipedal Walking in Unstructured Environments

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Juxi Leitner
  • Associate supervisor/s: D Prof Peter Corke

Anthony J Vanderkop

Locomotion and navigation through rough and unstructured terrain with legged robots

  • Principal supervisor: D Prof Peter Corke
  • Associate supervisor/s: A/Prof Thierry Peynot, Dr Navinda Kottege (External Supervisor)

Damjan Vukovic

Machine learning based automatic 3D MRI – ultrasound registration for orthopedics applications

  • Principal Supervisor: Dr Davide Fontanarosa
  • Associate Supervisor: Dr Ajay Pandey

Joseph D West

Self -Plan Deep Learning for games: Maximising Experiences

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Frederic Maire
  • Associate supervisor/s: Dr Simon Denman, Dr Cameron Browne (External Supervisor)

Samuel J Wilson

Uncertainty approximation and Classification for Robotic Vision

  • Principal supervisor: Dr Feras Dayoub
  • Associate supervisor/s: Dr Niko Suenderhauf

Mingda Xu

Global relocalization across changing conditions for metric, keyframe-based visual SLAM systems

  • Principal supervisor: Prof Michael Milford
  • Associate supervisor/s: Dr Niko Suenderhauf

Xiaolong Zhu

An Approach for Multi-UAV Navigation in GPS-Denied Environments Using Sequential Decision Making under Uncertainty

  • Principal supervisor: A/Prof Felipe Gonzalez
  • Associate supervisor/s: Dr Fernando Vanegas Alvarez

 

Completed students & topics


2020 

Mohamed Natheer, Ajmal Hinas (2020) A framework for vision-based ground target finding and action using multirotor UAVs. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

Mount, James (2020), Low Latency, Highly Accurate and Condition Invariant Surface-Based Visual Localization, PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Morrison, Douglas S (2020), Robotic Grasping in Unstructured and Dynamic Environments, PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Morton, Kye (2020) An extensible framework for nonlinear aerial manipulation. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Stanislas, Leo (2020) Detecting airborne particles in sensor data with deep learning for robust robot perception in adverse environments. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Tsai, Dorian Yu Peng (2020) Light-field features for robotic vision in the presence of refractive objects. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


 2019

James, Jasmin (2019) Quickly detecting aircraft in image sequences. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

Rezazadegan, Fahimeh (2019) Human action recognition and prediction for robotics applications. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

Garg, Sourav (2019) Robust visual place recognition under simultaneous variations in viewpoint and appearance. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

Marmol Velez, Andres Felipe (2019) Robust and dense visual slam for robot-assisted minimally invasive orthopaedic procedures. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


2018

Jacobson, Adam (2018) Bio-inspired multi-sensor fusion and calibration for robot place learning and recognition. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

Zhang, Fangyi (2018) Learning real-world visuo-motor policies from simulation. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

Martin, Steven C. (2018) Proprioceptive sensing of traversability for long-term navigation of robots. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Bewley, Alex J. (2018) Vision based detection and tracking in dynamic environments with minimal supervision. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


2017

Ge, Zongyuan (2017) Robust fine-grained image classification. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

English, Andrew R. (2017) Visually-aided localisation for autonomous agricultural vehicles. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


2016

Chen, Zetao (2016) Biologically-inspired place recognition with neural networks. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

Pepperell, Edward (2016) Visual sequence-based place recognition for changing conditions and varied viewpoints. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

Chen, Zetao (2016) Biologically-inspired place recognition with neural networks. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

Djamaludin, Christopher I. (2016) Decentralised key management for delay tolerant networks. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Ross, Patrick J. (2016) Vision-based traversability estimation in field environments. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

Pepperell, Edward (2016) Visual sequence-based place recognition for changing conditions and varied viewpoints. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


2015 

Al Sabban, Wesam H. (2015) Autonomous vehicle path planning for persistence monitoring under uncertainty using Gaussian based Markov decision process. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Lehnert, Christopher (2015) Locally weighted learning methods for non-rigid robot control. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Warren, Michael David (2015) Long-range stereo visual odometry for unmanned aerial vehicles. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Mcfadyen, Aaron (2015) Visual control for automated aircraft collision avoidance systems. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Molloy, Timothy Liam (2015) Online hidden Markov model parameter estimation and minimax robust quickest change detection in uncertain stochastic processes. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


2014

Maddern, William Paul (2014) Continuous appearance-based localisation and mapping. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

Lowry, Stephanie Margaret (2014) Visual place recognition for persistent robot navigation in changing environments. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Glover, Arren John (2014) Developing grounded representations for robots through the principles of sensorimotor coordination. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

He, Hu (2014) Joint 2D and 3D cues for image segmentation towards robotic applications. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Sa, Inkyu (2014) Shared autonomy for close-quarters navigation and control of a VTOL platform. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


2013

Techakesari, Onvaree (2013) Filter and control performance bounds in the presence of model uncertainties with aerospace applications. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Mills, Steven John (2013) Visual guidance for fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles using feature tracking : application to power line inspection. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


2010

Hansen, Peter Ian (2010) Wide-baseline keypoint detection and matching with wide-angle images for vision based localisation. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


2008

Dando, Aaron John (2008) Robust adaptive control of rigid spacecraft attitude maneuvers. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


2000

Banks, Jasmine (2000) Reliability analysis of transform-based stereo matching techniques, and a new matching constraint. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

 

Masters by Research

2016

Fan, Jiezhen S. (2016) Measurement and communication uncertainty in automated aircraft separation management. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


2015

Bawden, Owen John (2015) Design of a lightweight, modular robotic vehicle for the sustainable intensification of broadacre agriculture. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


2012

Cadell, Philip (2012) BabelFuse data fusion unit with precision wireless clock synchronisation. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Glassock, Richard R. (2012) Design, modelling and measurement of hybrid powerplant for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.