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Associate Professor Luis Mejias Alvarez

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

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Name
Associate Professor Luis Mejias Alvarez
Position(s)
Associae Professor, UAV
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Discipline *
Aerospace Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Phone
+61 7 3138 1411
Fax
+61 7 3138 1516
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD(Robotics and Automation) (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid), GradCertEd (HigherEd) (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Deputy Director Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation
  • IEEE Member
  • Member of the Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society (ISA)
  • 2016 Chair of the QLD IEEE Control Systems Society/Robotics and Automation Society

Keywords

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Vision-Based Guidance and Navigation for UAS, Collision Avoidance and Forced Landing Technologies for UAS, Computer Vision & Pattern Recognition, Sensor Fusion, Visual Servoing

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

Biography

Luis Mejias studied electronic engineering at UNEXPO (Venezuela) obtaining the degree of Electronic Engineer in November 1999. In 2000, he joined the master program at ETSIT-Universidad Politécnica de Madrid obtaining a Msc. in Networks and Telecommunication Systems in 2001. After completing his master,  he moved to DISAM (ETSII) Universidad Politécnica de Madrid where he obtained his doctorate. While completing his PhD he gained extensive experience with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and in particular Autonomous Helicopter platforms investigating in computer vision techniques for Guidance, Control and Navigation of UAVs.  He is currently a Senior Lecturer,  Researcher and Deputy Director at QUT  - Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation (ARCAA).

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Luis Mejias Alvarez.

Teaching

Teaching areas

  • Aircraft Systems and Flight control
  • Navigation Systems for Aircraft
  • Space Technology.
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Luis Mejias Alvarez.

Publications


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Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
International Collaboration
Reference year
2009
Details
Dr. Mejias has been successful in receiving an International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) grant in the 7 European FP of 70,000 Euros ($139,700 AUD). This grant, titled International Cooperation Program for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Research and Development (ICPUAS) is in partnership with Polytechnic University of Madrid and Cranfield University, and will allow the exchange of scientist between Australia and Europe.

Research projects

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

Title
Developing Novel Concepts for Improved Safety in Aircraft Emergency Situations
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DE120100802
Start year
2012
Keywords
Emergency Landing; National Airspace; Aircraft Warning Systems
Title
Automated vision-based aircraft collision warning technologies
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP100100302
Start year
2010
Keywords
Collision Warning; Aerial robotics; National Airspace

Supervision