Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Vision and Signal Processing
- Dr Jasmine Banks
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Vision and Signal Processing
- Discipline *
- Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing, Computer Hardware, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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- Identifiers and profiles
Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology), BEng(Electronics)/BInfTech (Queensland University of Technology)
- Professional memberships
- Graduate Member, Engineers Australia (GradIEAUST)
- Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE)
- Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (MIEEE)
Professional Service Roles:
- IEEE Queensland Section Treasurer, 2009-2010
- IEEE QUT Student Branch Counsellor 2006-2010
Computer Vision, Stereo Vision, Image Processing, FPGAs, Electronics, Indoor Positioning
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.
2001-2005: Research Fellow, Advanced Computational Modelling Centre, University of Queensland.
1999-2001: Postdoctoral Fellow, Fraunhofer Institute, Darmstadt, Germany.
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:
EGH449 Advanced Electronics
EGB240 Electronic Design
ENB240 Introduction to Electronics
Unit Coordinator (2011-2016*), Lecturer (2007-2010)
ENB243 Linear Circuits and Systems
Unit Coordinator (2010-2014), Lecturer (2007-2009)
ENB342 Signals Systems and Transforms
ENB244 Microprocessors and Digital Systems
Lecturer (2011), Tutor (2010)
ENN520 Advanced Signal Processing and Systems
EEP102 Unix and C for Engineers
EEB640 Digital Signal Processing
EEB440 Classical Signal Processing
EEB312 Analog and Digital Electronics
* excluding 2014 when I was on maternity leave
Units I have taught at The University of Queensland:
COMP4201 Advanced Computer Graphics
MATH6006 Special Topics – C++ for Scientific Computing
MATH6006 Special Topics – Image Processing and Computer Vision
MATH4201 Applications of Scientific Computation
MATH3203 Visualisation and Modelling in Scientific Computing
- Algashaam F, Nguyen Thanh K, Chandran V, Banks JE, (2017) Elliptical higher-order-spectra periocular code, IEEE Access p6978-6988
- Macintosh HJ, Warne D, Kelson NA, Banks JE, Farrell TW, (2016) Implementation of parallel tridiagonal solvers for a heterogeneous computing environment, The ANZIAM Journal pC446-C462
- Al-Dulaimi K, Tomeo-Reyes I, Banks JE, Chandran V, (2016) White blood cell nuclei segmentation using level set methods and geometric active contours, Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA) p221-227
- Banks JE, Kelson NA, Macintosh HJ, Dagg MA, Hayward RF, Bodisco T, Brown R, (2014) Calculation of engine parameters using reconfigurable hardware, International Journal of Computational Methods p1-18
- Bodisco TA, D'Netto J, Kelson NA, Banks JE, Hayward RF, Parker TW, (2014) Characterising an ECG signal using statistical modelling: a feasibility study, The ANZIAM Journal pC32-C46
- Bodisco TA, D'Netto JE, Kelson NA, Banks JE, Hayward RF, (2014) Computation of ECG signal features using MCMC modelling in software and FPGA reconfigurable hardware, Procedia Computer Science p2442-2448
- Warne D, Hayward RF, Kelson NA, Banks JE, Mejias Alvarez LO, (2014) Pulse-coupled neural network performance for real-time identification of vegetation during forced landing, The ANZIAM Journal pC1-C16
- Dong X, Towsey MW, Zhang J, Banks JE, Roe P, (2013) A novel representation of bioacoustic events for content-based search in field audio data, Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA) p276-281
- Banks JE, Kelson NA, Macintosh HJ, Dagg MA, Hayward RF, Bodisco TA, Brown R, (2012) Calculation of volume from crank angle using reconfigurable hardware, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computational Methods p1-8
- Banks JE, (2008) An experiment in improving engagement with students in lectures and tutorials, Proceedings of the 2008 AaeE Conference, the 19th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education: To Industry and Beyond p1-6
For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.
Completed supervisions (Doctorate)
- Content-based Birdcall Retrieval from Environmental Audio (2016)
- The Unfinished Landscape: Fractal Geometry and the Aesthetics of Ecological Design (2012)