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Dr Matthew Dunbabin

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Robotics and Autonomous Systems

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Name
Dr Matthew Dunbabin
Position(s)
Principal Research Fellow (Autonomous Systems)
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Discipline *
Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Phone
+61 7 3138 0392
Email
Location
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Social Media
LinkedIn
Qualifications

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), BEng(hon)(Aerospace) (Royal Melbourne Inst. of Tech)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Member IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
  • Member Australian Robotics & Automation Association (ARAA)
  • Member Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)
Keywords

Field Robotics, Environmental Monitoring, Adaptive Sampling, Dynamics and Control, Sensor Networks, Marine Robotics, Greenhouse Gas Monitoring

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

Biography

Dr Matthew Dunbabin joined QUT as a Principal Research Fellow (Autonomous Systems) in 2013. He is known internationally for his research into field robotics, particularly environmental robots, and their application to large-scale marine habitat monitoring, marine pest (Crown-of-Thorns Starfish) control, and aquatic greenhouse gas mapping. He has wide research interests including adaptive sampling and path planning, vision-based navigation, cooperative robotics, as well as robot and sensor network interactions. Dr Dunbabin received his Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and his PhD from the Queensland University of Technology. He started his professional career in 1995 as a project engineer at Roaduser Research International, and following his PhD joined the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in the Autonomous Systems Laboratory. At CSIRO he held various roles including Principal Research Scientist, project leader and the Robotics Systems and Marine Robotics team leader before moving to QUT in 2013. A strong advocate of robotic systems in civilian applications, Dr Dunbabin is involved in a number of initiatives aimed at promoting, educating and demonstrating autonomous systems to a range of interest groups nationally and internationally.

Awards and recognitions

  • 2010: Australian ICT Industry Association (AIIA) National iAward for Research & Development (iSnet – Chief Investigator)
  • 2007: Australasian Hydrographic Society Award of Recognition for Scientific & Technical Achievement.
  • 2006: Australian Engineering Excellence Award, Engineers Australia (Starbug – Chief Investigator).
  • 2006: Innovation Award, Queensland Engineering Excellence Awards, Engineers Australia (Queensland Division).

Career History 2013-Present: Principal Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology. 2009-2013: Principal Research Scientist, Team Leader and Project Leader: Autonomous Systems Laboratory, CSIRO ICT Centre. 2007-2009: Stream Leader, Wealth from Oceans Flagship, CSIRO. 2001-2007: Senior Research Scientist and Project Leader, Autonomous Systems Laboratory, CSIRO ICT Centre. 1995-1998: Project Engineer, Roaduser Research International Pty Ltd.

This information has been contributed by Dr Matthew Dunbabin.

Publications


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

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
Details
National iAward for Research & Development (iSnet - Chief Investigator)
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2007
Details
Award of Recognition for Scientific & Technical Achievement
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2006
Details
Australian Engineering Excellence Award (Starbug - Chief Investigator)
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2006
Details
Innovation award, Queensland Engineering Excellence Awards (Starbug Project - Chief Investigator)

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Revolutionising protection against air pollution
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP150101828
Start year
2015
Keywords
personal exposure monitoring, air pollution exposure, exposure risk management