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Professor Tristan Perez

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

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Name
Professor Tristan Perez
Position(s)
Professor in Robotics
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Robotics and Autonomous Systems
IFE Enabling Platform Leader - IntelliSensing
Institute for Future Environments,
IFE Directorate
Discipline *
Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Applied Mathematics
Phone
+61 7 3138 9076
Email
Location
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Social Media
LinkedIn
Qualifications

PhD (University of Newcastle), Electronics Engineer (Rosario National University)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Assoc. Investigator ARC CoE for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS)
  • Assoc. Investigator ARC CoE for Robotic Vision (ACRV)
  • Member IFAC Technical Committee on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles
  • Member IFAC Technical Committee on Marine Systems
  • Member IEEE Control System Society
  • Corresponding Member IEAust National Panel for Mechatronics
Keywords

Dynamical Systems and Control, Bayesian Statistics and System Identification, Decisions Under Uncertainty, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Agricultural Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Marine and Aerospace Vehicles, Digital Agriculture

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

Biography

Tristan Perez completed his Electronics Engineering degree (a 6-year program) at the National University of Rosario in Argentina in 1999 and his PhD in the area of control Engineering at the University of Newcastle, Australia, in 2003.

In 2004, he moved to the UK and took a position as a Research Fellow at the Mechatronics Centre of the University of Wales, Newport, where he worked on fault diagnosis and control of propulsion systems for underwater vehicles – a collaboration with Seaeye Marine (SAAB).

In July 2004, Tristan moved to Norway, where he spent three and a half years at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He was a Senior Research Fellow at the CoE for Ships of Ocean Structures  (CeSOS). At CeSOS, he conducted research on mathematical modelling of ship dynamics for manoeuvring in a seaway, ship roll stabilisation, and control allocation for ship dynamic positioning. Tristan was also a lecturer in marine control systems.

In 2007, he moved back to Australia to the ARC-CoE for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control (CDSC) at the University of Newcastle (UoN). At CDSC, he developed a research program on dynamics and motion control of marine and aerospace vehicles. Within this program, he led 11 projects with 5 industry partners from Australia, New Zealand, Spain, and Norway.

In 2010, Tristan was appointed A/Prof of Mechatronics at the University of Newcastle (UoN), where he undertook the re-development of the BEng Mechatronics program and developed the laboratory for autonomous systems and robotics.

Also from 2009 to 2012, Tristan was appointed Adjoint A/Prof of Ship Dynamics at NTNU (Norway).

In April 2014, Tristan was appointed Professor of Robotics at the School of Electrical Eng. & Computer Science at QUT where he is working on a projects related to

  • Agricultural robotics
  • Bio-inspired guidance and motion control of unmanned aircraft (collaboration with UQ and Boeing)
  • Energy-based modelling and motion control of field robots (collaboration with UoN and DSTO)
This information has been contributed by Professor Tristan Perez.

Teaching

ENB458 – Modern Control Systems

This information has been contributed by Professor Tristan Perez.

Experience

My research has always been strongly linked to industry related problems. I have conducted projects in areas of marine and aerospace in collaboration with

  • Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Queensland Government)
  • Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
  • Boeing Research and Technology Australia
  • CFW Hamilton Jet (New Zealand)
  • Robotiker Tecnalia (Spain)
  • Offshore Simulator Centre (Norway)
  • Veem Engineering (Australia)
  • Halcyon International (Australia)
  • Oceanlinx (Australia)
Some these projects were research collaborations other were engineering consultancy.
This information has been contributed by Professor Tristan Perez.

Publications


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

Research projects

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

Title
Strategies for mid-air collision avoidance in aircraft: lessons from bird flight
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP130100483
Start year
2014
Keywords
Mid-air Collision Avoidance, Bird Behaviour, Unmanned Aircraft
Title
Biologically-inspired detection, pursuit and interception of moving objects by unmanned aircraft systems
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP140100896
Start year
2014
Keywords
Honeybee Vision, Target Tracking by Honeybees, Unmanned Aerial Systems