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Personal details

Name
Professor Tristan Perez
Discipline *
Applied Mathematics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Statistics
Phone
+61 7 3138 9076
Email
Location
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Qualifications

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

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Chief 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
  • Member Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
  • Consultant for Engineers Australia National Panel for Mechatronics
Keywords

Decisions Under Uncertainty, Optimisation and Control, Uncertainty Quantification, Bayesian Statistics, and System Identification, Complex Networks, Modelling and Simulation of Dynamical Systems, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Defence

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

Biography

Tristan Perez uses his experience in science, engineering, and mathematics to combine knowledge from different areas to help others understand their problems so that together we can develop solutions that can transform their practices. For 18 years, Tristan has been conducting transdisciplinary research in collaboration with industry, defence, and government in areas such as marine and aerospace technology, econometrics, mining, renewable energy, robotics, warfare, and agriculture.

Tristan is a Professor at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT)’s Institute for Future Environments. He is also a Chief Investigator at The ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS). His research interests are in the resilience of cyber-physical systems. This work involves understanding and managing behaviours of complex dynamical systems, uncertainty quantification, analytics, decision making, optimisation, and control.

Tristan is originally from Argentina and immigrated to Australia in 1999 after he completed my Electronics Engineering degree (a six-year program). He did a PhD in the area of Mathematical Control Theory at the University of Newcastle, Australia, in 2003. He spent four years in The United Kingdom and Norway working on aspects of fault-detection, inference, optimisation, mathematical modelling and control in marine technology applications. In 2007, he joined the ARC Centre of Excellence for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control (CDSC) at the University of Newcastle, Australia. At CDSC, developed research in mine-planning optimisation, econometrics, and dynamics and motion control of marine and aerospace vehicles in collaboration with BHP, the Australian Department of Defence and Boeing. In 2014, he was appointed Professor at the QUT where he led the developments in digital agriculture and agricultural robotics. His current research portfolio includes projects in defence and agriculture.

 

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Teaching

EGH445 – Modern Control Systems

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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)
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Publications


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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