I was awarded my B.E. (Mechatronics) and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Newcastle, Australia, (Callaghan Campus) in 2008 and 2014, respectively. I have several years of industry experience as an R&D engineer in the automation industry and as the CTO of a technology startup in the area of autonomous aerial vehicles.
My research interests are focused on cyber-physical systems (CPS). CPS are autonomous systems that build models of their own environment and use these models for rational decision making under uncertainty. This enables capabilities such as self-optimisation, self-configuration and self-diagnosis, which are essential to developing robust autonomy.
I have worked closely with Industrial Automation Services (now Hatch IAS) and Boeing Defence Australia.
I deliver courses within the Mechatronics Engineering program at the University of Newcastle. This includes delivery of MCHA3000/3500/6500 and MCHA3900/4000/6600.