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Dr Jasmine Banks

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Vision and Signal Processing

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Name
Dr Jasmine Banks
Position(s)
Lecturer
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Vision and Signal Processing
Discipline *
Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing, Computer Hardware, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Phone
+61 7 3138 9123
Fax
+61 7 3138 1516
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology), BEng(Electronics)/BInfTech (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations

Professional Memberships:

Professional Service Roles:

  • IEEE Queensland Section Treasurer, 2009-2010
  • IEEE QUT Student Branch Counsellor 2006-2010
Keywords

Computer Vision, Stereo Vision, Image Processing, FPGAs, Electronics, Indoor Positioning

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

 

My present position is as a Lecturer in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology.

 

Research Interests and Experience

I am interested in electronics hardware, software and nitty-gritty, and love the elation of “getting stuff working”.     Recently I have been playing around with Raspberry Pis, FPGA boards, and microcontrollers.   My current research projects, and areas of experience are listed below.   I welcome new students in these areas, and am excited by the prospect of working with students and colleagues to discover new knowledge.   If you are interested in undertaking your PhD or Masters at QUT in these areas, please consider me to be part of your supervisory team!

  • Indoor positioning, Sensor fusion and Action recognition:  This is a core project within the Vision and Signal Processing discipline group.  We are interested in combining various sensors such as Bluetooth, Wifi, vision and wearable devices for indoor positioning an action recognition.   The target application is aged care.
  • Field Programmable Gate Arrays and applications:  I am interested in using FPGAs to implement algorithms for vision and signal processing, and stereo vision.  Also interested in using them as a System on Chip, or interfacing them to other hardware.
  • Superconducting electronics:  I am working with a colleague who has developed some unique infrastructure in this field at QUT.    I am interested in how digital electronics could be implemented in this exciting technology, and what might be possible.
  • Image processing and computer vision, pattern recognition, tracking and stereo vision:  I have experience in these areas, and my PhD was in stereo vision.   A dream would be to get my old code working on an FPGA.

 

First Year Coordinator Role

My current service role, which I have undertaken since 2016, is First Year Coordinator for Engineering.    Some of the duties associated with this role include:

  • Being a point of contact for First Years, meeting students and giving academic advice, or directing them to the relevant people where needed.
  • Promoting student development and welfare.
  • Giving a presentation to new students at orientation.
  • Sending a weekly newsletter to First Years with relevant information.
  • Attending various meetings, including the Course Management Group, Examiners, Student Liaison and Industry Liaison meetings.

I use MailChimp to manage a weekly First Year newsletter during semester, which includes the following content:

  • List of upcoming assessment due dates.
  • Reminders of important University dates.
  • List of upcoming Engineering Club events.
  • A featured “Club of the Week”.
  • Occasional messages from STIMulate, Academic Language and Learning Support, the Library, Counselling Services, and others.
  • Advice about enrolment, at appropriate times during the semester.

 

Past Service Roles

2012-2013: Assistant Subject Area Coordinator for Electrical Engineering.
2008-2012: Subject Area Coordinator for Telecommunications, Software Engineering, Computer and Software Systems, and Double Degrees.

 

Employment history

2001-2005: Research Fellow, Advanced Computational Modelling Centre, University of Queensland.
1999-2001: Postdoctoral Fellow, Fraunhofer Institute, Darmstadt, Germany.

This information has been contributed by Dr Jasmine Banks.

Teaching

My definition of teaching is:  crafting a set of experiences and supporting resources which will allow motivated students to learn.  Some of the principles that guide my teaching style are: link to practical examples; learn by doing; build from first principles; aim for deep understanding, rather than surface learning; be well organised, communicate clearly and manage expectations; and treat students with respect.     In my teaching, I continuously reflect, refine and re-invigorate my methods, and seek to apply new innovations such as blended and online learning. Summary of my teaching strengths:

  • A continuous record of excellent feedback on my teaching
  • Leadership and commitment to quality teaching.
  • Strong passion for teaching and imparting knowledge.
  • Experience in university teaching dating back to 2003.

Teaching Experience:My teaching experience is summarised below.   This has included not only presenting lectures, but also development of resources including: lecture notes, tutorials, computer labs using circuit simulation tools (including LTSPice), practicals, Blackboard quizzes, and computer code (including Matlab, C and VHDL).

Units I have taught at Queensland University of Technology:

Unit

Years Taught

Role

EGH449 Advanced Electronics

2017(planned)

Unit Coordinator

EGB348 Electronics

2016–2017 (planned)

Unit Coordinator

EGB240 Electronic Design

2016–2017

Lecturer

ENB240 Introduction to Electronics

2007–2016*

Unit Coordinator (2011-2016*), Lecturer (2007-2010)

ENB243 Linear Circuits and Systems

2007–2014

Unit Coordinator (2010-2014), Lecturer (2007-2009)

ENB342 Signals Systems and Transforms

2008–2011, 2015

Lecturer

ENB244 Microprocessors and Digital Systems

2010–2011

Lecturer (2011), Tutor (2010)

ENN520 Advanced Signal Processing and Systems

2008

Lecturer

EEP102 Unix and C for Engineers

2006–2008

Unit Coordinator

EEB640 Digital Signal Processing

2007–2008

Lecturer

EEB440 Classical Signal Processing

2006

Lecturer

EEB312 Analog and Digital Electronics

2006

Lecturer

* excluding 2014 when I was on maternity leave

 Units I have taught at The University of Queensland:

Unit

Years Taught

Role

COMP4201 Advanced Computer Graphics

2004–2005

Lecturer

MATH6006 Special Topics – C++ for Scientific Computing

2005

Lecturer

MATH6006 Special Topics – Image Processing and Computer Vision

2004

Lecturer

MATH4201 Applications of Scientific Computation

2003

Lecturer

MATH3203 Visualisation and Modelling in Scientific Computing

2003

Guest Lecturer

This information has been contributed by Dr Jasmine Banks.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Supervision