Mr Mark P. Balenzuela

Bio

Mark graduated with first-class honours and a Dean's medal from The University of Newcastle in 2016 for combined B.E. degrees in Mechatronics and Mechanical engineering. Afterwards, he began his Ph.D. candidature in the fields of Bayesian estimation, and fault diagnosis and reconfiguration.

Research

Mark's research interests include Bayesian estimation of both parameter and state values based on measured data sets. His work is partly focused on developing computationally cheap Gaussian mixture model (GMM) and jump Markovian system estimators, and discovering new ways they can be utilised with application to fault detection.

Industry

Previously Mark has worked for Your Engineer Pty Ltd, where he was tasked with developing embedded system solutions to real world problems. Mark has also worked for Granite Power Limited (GPL), where he focused on computing fluid windage losses within turbogenerators alongside computer aided design (CAD) responsibilities.

Collaborations

Mark has previously collaborated with Dr. Johan Dahlin from Linköping University in Sweden.

Teaching

Mark has delivered courses both within and outside of the Mechatronics Engineering program at the University of Newcastle. This includes delivery of: GENG1000 - Computer Aided Engineering
MCHA2000 - Mechatronic Systems
MCHA3000 - Mechatronics Design I
MCHA3900 - Mechatronics Design II

Note: MCHA3900 is a 4th year Mechatronics course, requiring thorough knowledge of vehicle and manipulator modeling, estimation and control.

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