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Professor Tristan Perez

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

Personal

Name
Professor Tristan Perez
Position(s)
Professor in Robotics
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Discipline *
Applied Mathematics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Phone
+61 7 3138 9076
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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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)
  • Chair  Tech Committee on Marine Systems, International Federation of Automatic Control
  • Member Tech Committee on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles, International Federation of Automatic Control
  • Member IEEE Control System Society
  • Consultant for Engineers Australia National Panel for Mechatronics
Keywords

Modelling and Simulation Dynamical Systems, Mathematical Control Theory, Bayesian Statistics and System Identification, Data Analytics and 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 is passionate about combining knowledge from different areas to help others understand their problems and develop solutions that can transform their practices. He works across the boundaries of the traditional disciplines by combining knowledge from mathematics, statistics, science, and engineering, for this is where he believes most of the opportunities for innovation lay. He is a Professor of Autonomous Systems, Decisions, and Control at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) where he is also member of research leadership team at QUT’s Institute for Future Environments (IFE). Within IFE, he leads the IntelliSensing Enabling Platform, where we combines knowledge of digital technologies, analysis, and decision making. Tristan conducts and leads research in the areas of

  • Analytical and experimental modelling of physical dynamical systems
  • Control of nonlinear dynamical systems
  • Data analytics
  • Decisions under uncertainty
  • Reliability and performance assessment of autonomous systems
  • Biologically-inspired behaviours for unmanned aircraft
  • Motion control of underwater vehicles close to the sea surface
  • Robotics with applications to agriculture
  • Digital Agriculture

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 Mathematical Control Theory 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, where he undertook the re-development of the BEng Mechatronics program and developed the laboratory for autonomous systems and robotics with support from Boeing and the Australian Department of Defence. In April 2014, Tristan was appointed Professor at the School of Electrical Eng. & Computer Science at QUT.

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  collaboration with

  • Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Queensland Government)
  • Defence Science and Technology Group (Australia)
  • Boeing Research and Technology (Australia)
  • The Yield (Australia)
  • Horticulture Innovation Austraia
  • Cotton Research and Development Corporation (Australia)
  • Grains Research and Development Corporation (Australia)
  • Plant and Food Research (New Zealand)
  • 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.
International academic collaborations include:
  • Department of Engineering Cybernetics – Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering – Virginia Tech
  • Department of automation  - Danish Technical University (DTU)
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.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
2017
Details
I am the 2017-2020 Chair of the Technical Committee on Marine Systems of the International Federation of Automatic Control. I was the co-chair for the period of 2014-2016.
Type
Advisor/Consultant for Industry
Reference year
2015
Details
I am a consultant for Engineers Australia - National Panel on Mechatronics. Every year I take part in at least one Accreditation Panel for Engineering Degrees. In 2015 I contributed to the development of Engineers Australia's "Mechatronics Engineering Foundational Technical Skills" document.The intent of this document is to describe the areas of technical expertise that are required and therefore expected for a graduate to be technically competent in mechatronic engineering. This document has been used by many universoties in Australia to improve their BEng mechatronic programs.
Type
Editor/Contributor of a Prestigious Work of Reference
Reference year
2015
Details
I contributed to the development of Engineers Australia's "Mechatronics Engineering Foundational Technical Skills" document.The intent of this document is to describe the areas of technical expertise that are required and therefore expected for a graduate to be technically competent in mechatronic engineering. This document has been used by many universoties in Australia to improve their BEng mechatronic programs.

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