Joining ARCAA as a Postgraduate Student

One of ARCAA’s objectives is to support PhD and Masters students through the provision of a unique research environment and high quality research supervision. Students studying at ARCAA complete their degree through the relevant Queensland University of Technology postgraduate research program. Copies of the QUT postgraduate student prospectus can be downloaded here.

General information on becoming a postgraduate research student with QUT can be found on the QUT Postgraduate Degree website or contact us for more information.

Research Supervision

Research supervision is provided by ARCAA’s academic and research team. This can include primary or co-supervision from members of the CSIRO ICT-Centre, Automated Systems Laboratory.

Scholarships

Students are generally supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award (or similar scholarship) which, depending on the student and project, can be supplemented by a QUT or ARCAA top-up scholarship. International students are also encouraged to apply, however scholarships can vary depending on origin country. QUT also has student-exchange agreements in place with a number of Universities around the world. For more information on domestic and international scholarships please visit QUT HDR Scholarships Webpage or Contact Us.

Research Areas and Applications

Below is a list of the ARCAA Academics and Researchers and their individual research interests and areas of application. Prospective students should use this information as a guide to the current research areas of interest to ARCAA. Please note, the listed topics are a guide only. ARCAA conducts research in a broad range of fields and is always keen to grow its capabilities in new areas. If you would like more information on a particular research topic then please contact the respective ARCAA staff member.

ARCAA Academic Staff

 Professor Duncan Campbell

Research areas of interest:

Real-time embedded systems, decision making, mission planning, reactive path planning, human machine interaction, and more.

Application areas:

Areas related to mission management, multi-UAV command, interactive devices, decision aid tools, and more.

Publications:

Find a list of some of Duncan’s publications on QUT ePrints

Notes:

Collaboration opportunities in Europe.

Contact:

da.campbell@qut.edu.au

 

Dr Jason J. Ford

Research areas of interest:

Aerospace Control, signal processing, image processing, stochastic control, system identification, and more.

Application areas:

Areas related to airborne infrastructure inspection (FAS and CRC-SI Projects), airborne collision avoidance, aircraft target detection (Vision-based Collision Avoidance Project), and more.

Publications:

Find a list of some of Jason’s publications on QUT ePrints

Notes:

Jason is currently supervising five PhD students with two recent completions.

Contact:

j2.ford@qut.edu.au

 

Dr Luis Felipe Gonzalez Toro

Research areas of interest:

Multidisciplinary Design Optimisation, Evolutionary algorithms, mission path planning, aerospace design and control.

Application areas:

UAS for search and rescue, plant biosecurity (CRC-NPB), airborne based infrastructure inspection (CRC-SI Project), UAS in civil airspace (Smart Skies Project) and solar powered UAS (Green Falcon UAV Project).

Publications:

Find a list of some of Felipe’s publications on QUT ePrints

Notes:

PhD projects available in all areas of interest listed above.

Contact:

felipe.gonzalez@qut.edu.au

 

Dr Luis Mejias Alvarez

Research areas of interest:

Aerospace guidance and control, image processing, visual servoing, and more.

Application areas:

Areas related to airborne collision avoidance, aircraft target detection (Vision-based Collision Avoidance Project), marine mammal identification, and more.

Publications:

Find a list of some of Luis’ publications on QUT ePrints

Notes:

In addition to new topics in the above listed areas, Luis has identified two particular research topics for prospective students:

  1. Object Range Estimation in Dynamic Visibility Conditions using Atmospheric Propagation Models (more info here)
  2. Bio-Inspired Perception and Guidance for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (more info here)

Contact:

luis.mejias@qut.edu.au

 Professor Peter Corke

Research areas of interest:

Autonomous VTOL aircraft for vertical infrastructure inspection

High-performance computer vision for agile VTOL aircraft control

Publications:

Find a list of some of Peter’s publications on QUT ePrints

Contact:

peter.corke@qut.edu.au

 

ARCAA Research Staff

Adjunct Assoc Prof Brendan Williams

Dr Ben Upcroft

Dr Troy Bruggemann

Mr Michael Warren