Graduate researchers

  1. Scarlett Abramson

    Thesis title:
    Signal processing for gravitational astronomy
    Supervisor:
    Prof Robin Evans
    Lab/Group:
    Control and Signal Processing
    Email:
    s.abramson@student.unimelb.edu.au
  2. Seyed Salman Ahmadi

    Thesis title:
    System identification using quantized input-output measurements
    Supervisor:
    Prof Girish Nair
    Lab/Group:
    Communications and networks
    Email:
    s.ahmadi1@student.unimelb.edu.au
  3. Ishita Akhter

    Thesis title:
    Optimisation of small-cell deployment and backhaul network planning and dimensioning
    Supervisors:
    Prof Elaine Wong
    Prof Christina Lim
    Prof Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas
    Lab/Group:
    Electronic and photonic systems
    Email:
    i.akhter@student.unimelb.edu.au
  4. Arnold Tshimanga Banza

    Thesis title:
    Decentralized switching and sliding mode control with application to EMS Maglev
    Supervisor:
    Prof Ying Tan
    Lab/Group:
    Control and signal processing
    Email:
    a.banza@student.unimelb.edu.au
  5. Carmen Bas Domenech

    Thesis title:
    Techno-economic modelling of distributed energy systems
    Supervisor:
    Prof Pierluigi Mancarella
    Lab/Group:
    Power and energy
    Email:
    carmen.basdomenech@student.unimelb.edu.au
  6. Muhammad Omer Bashir

    Thesis title:
    On-device intelligence towards the internet-of-senses
    Supervisor:
    Prof Elaine Wong
    Lab/Group:
    Electronic and photonic systems
    Email:
    muhammadomer.bashir@student.unimelb.edu.au
  7. Vincenzo Bassi Zillmann

    Thesis title:
    Planning and design of future-proof distribution networks
    Supervisor:
    Prof Luis (Nando) Ochoa
    Lab/Group:
    Power and energy
    Email:
    vincenzo.bassizillmann@student.unimelb.edu.au
  8. Neil Irwin Bernardo

    Thesis title:
    Quantiser design and detection strategies for low-resolution communication over fading channels
    Supervisor:
    Prof Jamie Evans
    Lab/Group:
    Communications and networks
    Email:
    neilirwin.bernardo@student.unimelb.edu.au
  9. Robert Chin

    Thesis title:
    Model predictive controller tuning by machine learning and ordinal optimisation
    Supervisor:
    Prof Chris Manzie
    Lab/Group:
    Control and signal processing
    Email:
    r.chin4@student.unimelb.edu.au
  10. Shreyasi Datta

    Thesis title:
    Brain disorder monitoring and rehabilitation using integrated accelerometer sensing systems
    Supervisor:
    Prof Marimuthu Palaniswami
    Lab/Group:
    Communications and networks
    Email:
    shreyasi.datta@student.unimelb.edu.au
  11. Anas Dawod Alrefaee

    Thesis title:
    Blockchain-based IoT devices discovery, integration, and authentication
    Supervisor:
    Prof Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas
    Lab/Group:
    Electronic and photonic systems
    Email:
    adawod@student.unimelb.edu.au
  12. Shalanika Dayarathna

    Thesis title:
    Optimization in wireless networks
    Supervisor:
    Prof Jamie Evans
    Lab/Group:
    Communications and networks
    Email:
    shalanika.dayarathna@student.unimelb.edu.au
  13. Antonella De Corato

    Thesis title:
    Integrated modelling of distributed multi-energy systems and networks
    Supervisor:
    Prof Pierluigi Mancarella
    Lab/Group:
    Power and energy
    Email:
    antonella.decorato@student.unimelb.edu.au
  14. Victor Deville

    Thesis title:
    Non-invasive vehicle classification solution utilising tracking radar technology
    Supervisor:
    Prof Jonathan Manton
    Lab/Group:
    Control and signal processing
    Email:
    victor.deville@student.unimelb.edu.au
  15. Shuangyu Dong

    Thesis title:
    Few-mode fiber based optical sensors
    Supervisor:
    Prof William Shieh
    Lab/Group:
    Electronic and photonic systems
    Email:
    s.dong4@student.unimelb.edu.au
  16. Sampath Edirisinghege

    Thesis title:
    Challenges in optical wireless communication networks
    Supervisors:
    Prof Christina Lim
    Prof Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas
    Lab/Group:
    Electronic and photonic systems
    Website:
    www.linkedin.com/in/sampathedirisinghe
    Email:
    s.edirisinghege@student.unimelb.edu.au
  17. Kevin Exton

    Thesis title:
    Communications theory
    Supervisor:
    Prof Jamie Evans
    Lab/Group:
    Communications and networks
    Email:
    kevin.exton@student.unimelb.edu.au
  18. Jelena Gabela

    Thesis title:
    Receiver integrity monitoring for multi-GNSS in urban environments
    Supervisor:
    Prof William Moran
    Lab/Group:
    Control and signal processing
    Email:
    j.gabela@student.unimelb.edu.au
  19. Mehdi Ghazavi Dozein

    Thesis title:
    Provision of dynamic services from converter-based virtual power plants
    Supervisor:
    Prof Pierluigi Mancarella
    Lab/Group:
    Power and energy
    Email:
    m.ghazavidozein@student.unimelb.edu.au
  20. Arthur Goncalves Givisiez

    Thesis title:
    Active network management in the context of distribution system operators
    Supervisor:
    Prof Luis (Nando) Ochoa
    Lab/Group:
    Power and energy
    Email:
    arthur.goncalvesgivisiez@student.unimelb.edu.au
  21. Samiru Gayan Hewa Halpage

    Thesis title:
    Wireless communications with low-resolution quantisation
    Supervisor:
    Prof Jamie Evans
    Lab/Group:
    Communications and networks
    Email:
    s.hewahalpage@student.unimelb.edu.au
  22. Yushan Hou

    Thesis title:
    Planning and operation of electricity distribution networks with high penetrations of residential solar photovoltaic systems
    Supervisor:
    Prof Luis (Nando) Ochoa
    Lab/Group:
    Power and energy
    Email:
    yushan.hou@student.unimelb.edu.au
  23. Hongji Hu

    Thesis title:
    Priority-based peer-to-peer energy trading for interconnected microgrids
    Supervisor:
    Dr Maria Vrakopoulou
    Lab/Group:
    Power and energy
    Email:
    hongjih1@student.unimelb.edu.au
  24. Jesus Ibarra Michel

    Thesis title:
    The development of passivating contacts for integration in silicon solar cells
    Supervisor:
    Dr James Bullock
    Lab/Group:
    Electronic and photonic systems
    Email:
    jesus.ibarramichel@student.unimelb.edu.au
  25. Dina Thankom Jacob

    Thesis title:
    Organ-on-a-chip: a new sensor platform for animal free drug screening
    Supervisor:
    Dr Ranjith Rajasekharan Unnithan
    Lab/Group:
    Electronic and photonic systems
    Email:
    dinathankom.jacob@student.unimelb.edu.au
  26. Dillon Jaglal

    Thesis title:
    The role of residential battery energy storage in providing frequency response
    Supervisor:
    Prof Luis (Nando) Ochoa
    Lab/Group:
    Power and energy
    Email:
    d.jaglal@student.unimelb.edu.au
  27. Honglin Ji

    Thesis title:
    Advanced modulation formats for short reach communications
    Supervisor:
    Prof William Shieh
    Lab/Group:
    Electronic and photonic systems
    Email:
    h.ji5@student.unimelb.edu.au
  28. Gregory Karanikas

    Thesis title:
    Mathematical and engineering perspectives on deep learning.
    Supervisor:
    Prof Tansu Alpcan
    Lab/Group:
    Communications and networks
    Email:
    gregory.karanikas@student.unimelb.edu.au
  29. Mostafa Karimpour

    Thesis title:
    Advanced  control methods for wind turbines
    Supervisor:
    Dr Robert Schmid
    Lab/Group:
    Control and signal processing
    Email:
    mostafa.karimpour@student.unimelb.edu.au
  30. Marc Katzef

    Thesis title:
    Adversarial learning games for iot and cognitive radios
    Supervisor:
    Prof Tansu Alpcan
    Lab/Group:
    Communications and networks
    Email:
    marc.katzef@student.unimelb.edu.au
  31. Emerson Keenan

    Thesis title:
    Modelling techniques to improve the reliability of non-invasive fetal electrocardiography
    Supervisor:
    Prof Marimuthu Palaniswami
    Lab/Group:
    Communications and networks
    Email:
    e.keenan1@student.unimelb.edu.au
  32. Mitchell Khoo

    Thesis title:
    Distributed multiagent decision-making
    Supervisor:
    Assoc Prof Iman Shames
    Lab/Group:
    Control and signal processing
    Email:
    m.khoo1@student.unimelb.edu.au
  33. Adair Lang

    Thesis title:
    Structured optimization for monitoring and control of large-scale distribution networks
    Supervisor:
    Prof Michael Cantoni
    Lab/Group:
    Control and signal processing
    Email:
    a.lang@student.unimelb.edu.au
  34. Jeanne Lefevre

    Thesis title:
    Geometric processing of multivariate signals over networks
    Supervisor:
    Prof Jonathan Manton
    Lab/Group:
    Control and signal processing
    Email:
    jeanne.lefevre@student.unimelb.edu.au
  35. Jianghao Li

    Thesis title:
    Cooperative communication in optical wireless
    Supervisor:
    Prof Christina Lim
    Lab/Group:
    Electronic and photonic systems
    Email:
    jianghao.li@student.unimelb.edu.au
  36. Tianzhi Li

    Thesis title:
    Printable electronic circuits for biomedical applications
    Supervisor:
    Prof Stan Skafidas
    Lab/Group:
    Electronic and photonic systems
    Email:
    t.li47@student.unimelb.edu.au
  37. Yankai Lin

    Thesis title:
    Secure networked control systems
    Supervisors:
    Prof Dragan Nesic
    Assoc Prof Iman Shames
    Lab/Group:
    Control and signal processing
    Email:
    y.lin45@student.unimelb.edu.au
  38. Changrong Liu

    Thesis title:
    Bayesian signal processing for detection and estimation of gravity waves
    Supervisor:
    Prof Robin Evans
    Lab/Group:
    Control and signal processing
    Email:
    c.liu108@student.unimelb.edu.au
  39. Guanchi Liu

    Thesis title:
    Smart energy system planning under uncertainty
    Supervisor:
    Prof Pierluigi Mancarella
    Lab/Group:
    Power and energy
    Email:
    g.liu12@student.unimelb.edu.au
  40. Jiajun Meng

    Thesis title:
    High resolution colour matching on a chip
    Supervisors:
    Prof Kenneth Crozier
    Dr Shiqiang Li
    Lab/Group:
    Electronic and photonic systems (Micro- and Nano-optics Lab/Crozier Group)
    Email:
    j.meng1@student.unimelb.edu.au
  41. Elad Michael

    Thesis title:
    Decision making in uncertain systems
    Supervisor:
    Prof Chris Manzie
    Lab/Group:
    Control and signal processing
    Email:
    elad.michael@student.unimelb.edu.au
  42. Aref Miri Rekavandi

    Thesis title:
    Robust detection and estimation: applicable to brain activity detection
    Supervisor:
    Prof Robin Evans
    Lab/Group:
    Electronic and photonic systems
    Email:
    a.mirirekavandi@student.unimelb.edu.au
  43. Mohammad Mohammadi

    Thesis title:
    Integrated energy systems modelling in urban areas
    Supervisor:
    Prof Pierluigi Mancarella
    Lab/Group:
    Power and energy
    Email:
    mohammad.mohammadi@student.unimelb.edu.au
  44. Masoud Moravej Khorasani

    Thesis title:
    Finite sample identification of errors-in-variables models
    Supervisor:
    Prof Erik Weyer
    Lab/Group:
    Control and signal processing
    Email:
    m.moravejkhorasani@student.unimelb.edu.au
  45. William Nacmanson

    Thesis title:
    Investigating the role of residential pv systems for frequency regulation
    Supervisor:
    Prof Luis (Nando) Ochoa
    Lab/Group:
    Power and energy
    Email:
    w.nacmanson@student.unimelb.edu.au
  46. James Naughton

    Thesis title:
    Virtual storage plant modelling
    Supervisor:
    Prof Pierluigi Mancarella
    Lab/Group:
    Power and energy
    Email:
    j.naughton4@student.unimelb.edu.au
  47. Vivian Nguyen

    Thesis title:
    Advanced optimisation algorithms for course scheduling and timetabling
    Supervisor:
    Prof Robin Evans
    Email:
    v.nguyen48@student.unimelb.edu.au
  48. Nicholas O’Keefe

    Thesis title:
    Planar long working distance optical communication using silicon photonics
    Supervisor:
    Dr Ranjith Rajasekharan Unnithan
    Lab/Group:
    Electronic and photonic systems
    Email:
    n.okeefe@student.unimelb.edu.au
  49. Andrei Pavlov

    Thesis title:
    efficient methods for control of dynamical systems
    Supervisor:
    Assoc Prof Iman Shames
    Lab/Group:
    Control and signal processing
    Email:
    a.pavlov@student.unimelb.edu.au
  50. Sebastian Tomas Puschel Lovengreen

    Thesis title:
    Flexible energy system planning
    Supervisor:
    Prof Pierluigi Mancarella
    Lab/Group:
    Power and energy
    Email:
    s.puschellovengreen@student.unimelb.edu.au
  51. Tim Quelch

    Thesis title:
    Numerical optimisation
    Supervisor:
    Prof Jonathan Manton
    Lab/Group:
    Control and signal processing
    Email:
    tim.quelch@student.unimelb.edu.au
  52. Dibbendu Roy

    Thesis title:
    Policy design for fog networks
    Supervisor:
    Prof Tansu Alpcan
    Lab/Group:
    Communications and networks
    Email:
    dibbendu.roy@student.unimelb.edu.au
  53. Amir Saberi

    Thesis title:
    Fault detection in bit-rate-limited control systems
    Supervisor:
    Prof Girish Nair
    Lab/Group:
    Communications and networks
    Email:
    asaberi@student.unimelb.edu.au
  54. Isam Kareem Fadhil Saedi

    Thesis title:
    Resilient system planning with DER
    Supervisor:
    Prof Pierluigi Mancarella
    Lab/Group:
    Power and energy
    Email:
    isam.saedi@student.unimelb.edu.au
  55. Ifrah Saeed

    Thesis title:
    Distributed coordination and resource allocation in iot using machine learning
    Supervisor:
    Prof Tansu Alpcan
    Lab/Group:
    Communications and networks
    Email:
    ifrah.saeed@student.unimelb.edu.au
  56. Viktoria Schram

    Thesis title:
    Pulse processing
    Supervisor:
    Prof Jonathan Manton
    Lab/Group:
    Control and signal processing
    Email:
    viktoria.schram@student.unimelb.edu.au
  57. Nima Sefidmooye Azar

    Thesis title:
    Nano-optical photodetectors based on one and two dimensional materials
    Supervisor:
    Prof Kenneth Crozier
    Lab/Group:
    Electronic and photonic systems
    Email:
    n.sefidmooyeazar@student.unimelb.edu.au
  58. Nandini Sengupta

    Thesis title:
    Continuous monitoring of stroke patients in rehabilitation using wireless accelerometry devices
    Supervisor:
    Prof Marimuthu Palaniswami
    Lab/Group:
    Communications and networks
    Email:
    nandini.sengupta@student.unimelb.edu.au
  59. Areej Shahid

    Thesis title:
    Development of intelligent electronic nose for true brew
    Supervisor:
    Dr Ranjith Rajasekharan Unnithan
    Lab/Group:
    Electronic and photonic systems
    Email:
    areej.shahid@student.unimelb.edu.au
  60. Noor Karishma Shaik

    Thesis title:
    Development of a new photonic pixel technology in thermal image sensors for multispectral imaging
    Supervisor:
    Dr Ranjith Rajasekharan Unnithan
    Lab/Group:
    Electronic and photonic systems
    Email:
    nshaik@student.unimelb.edu.au
  61. Thananji Shanmuganathan

    Thesis title:
    Framework for designing multi-access edge computing network
    Supervisor:
    Prof Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas
    Lab/Group:
    Electronic and photonic systems
    Email:
    t.shanmuganathan@student.unimelb.edu.au
  62. Angela Simonovska

    Thesis title:
    Using smart meter-driven models to aid the planning and operation of low voltage networks
    Supervisor:
    Prof Luis (Nando) Ochoa
    Lab/Group:
    Power and energy
    Email:
    angela.simonovska@student.unimelb.edu.au
  63. Seth Siriya

    Thesis title:
    Safe control and learning in robotics
    Supervisor:
    Dr Ye Pu
    Lab/Group:
    Control and signal processing
    Email:
    s.siriya@student.unimelb.edu.au
  64. Tingting Song

    Thesis title:
    Ultra-broadband optical wireless networks
    Supervisor:
    Prof Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas
    Lab/Group:
    Electronic and photonic systems
    Email:
    t.song12@student.unimelb.edu.au
  65. Chuanbowen Sun

    Thesis title:
    Advanced techniques for field recovery via direct detection
    Supervisor:
    Prof William Shieh
    Lab/Group:
    Electronic and photonic systems
    Email:
    c.sun25@student.unimelb.edu.au
  66. Dechuan Sun

    Thesis title:
    Real time in vivo optical recording of multi-neuronal dynamics using miniscope during cognition-related events.
    Supervisor:
    Dr Ranjith Rajasekharan Unnithan
    Lab/Group:
    Electronic and photonic systems
    Email:
    d.sun10@student.unimelb.edu.au
  67. Guoxin Sun

    Thesis title:
    Adversarial machine learning in distributed settings
    Supervisor:
    Prof Tansu Alpcan
    Lab/Group:
    Communications and networks
    Email:
    g.sun1@student.unimelb.edu.au
  68. Jintao Sun

    Thesis title:
    Real-time approximate optimal control of autonomous cyber-physical systems
    Supervisor:
    Assoc Prof Iman Shames
    Lab/Group:
    Control and signal processing
    Email:
    j.sun54@student.unimelb.edu.au
  69. Gregory Tanyi

    Thesis title:
    On-chip receiver platform for direct radio frequency to light conversion
    Supervisor:
    Dr Ranjith Rajasekharan Unnithan
    Lab/Group:
    Electronic and photonic systems
    Email:
    gtanyi@student.unimelb.edu.au
  70. Pavel Tolmachev

    Thesis title:
    Central pattern generators in the context of the coordination of the breathing and swallowing behaviours in mammals
    Supervisor:
    Prof Jonathan Manton
    Lab/Group:
    Control and signal processing
    Email:
    p.tolmachev@student.unimelb.edu.au
  71. Kevin Too Yok

    Thesis title:
    Modelling and system identification of a branched irrigation pipeline system
    Supervisor:
    Prof Erik Weyer
    Lab/Group:
    Control and signal processing
    Email:
    kevin.tooyok@student.unimelb.edu.au
  72. Maxwell Varley

    Thesis title:
    Vision-based robotic navigation
    Supervisor:
    Prof Girish Nair
    Lab/Group:
    Communications and networks
    Email:
    m.varley1@student.unimelb.edu.au
  73. Andrea Vecchi

    Thesis title:
    Development of thermo-mechanical energy storage strategies for future low-carbon power systems with high penetration of renewable energy generation
    Supervisor:
    Prof Pierluigi Mancarella
    Lab/Group:
    Power and energy
    Email:
    andrea.vecchi@student.unimelb.edu.au
  74. Andrew Walla

    Thesis title:
    Radio transceivers printed on flexible substrates
    Supervisor:
    Prof Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas
    Lab/Group:
    Electronic and photonic systems
    Email:
    a.walla@student.unimelb.edu.au
  75. Li Wan

    Thesis title:
    Classic information theory may explain modern deep learning
    Supervisor:
    Prof Tansu Alpcan
    Lab/Group:
    Communications and networks
    Email:
    l.wan8@student.unimelb.edu.au
  76. Xiaopuwen Wang

    Thesis title:
    Combination of system identification and scenario approach to control design
    Supervisor:
    Prof Erik Weyer
    Lab/Group:
    Control and signal processing
    Email:
    x.wang106@student.unimelb.edu.au
  77. Yiqing Wang

    Thesis title:
    Assessing the effects of DER on voltages using smart meter-driven low voltage line models
    Supervisor:
    Prof Luis (Nando) Ochoa
    Lab/Group:
    Power and energy
    Email:
    yiqing.wang@student.unimelb.edu.au
  78. David Watts

    Thesis title:
    Ear biometrics
    Supervisor:
    Prof Jonathan Manton
    Lab/Group:
    Control and signal processing
    Email:
    david.watts@student.unimelb.edu.au
  79. Achini Wijenayaka Jayawardane

    Supervisor:
    Prof Jamie Evans
    Lab/Group:
    Communications and networks
    Email:
    achini.wijenayakajayawardan@student.unimelb.edu.au
  80. Howard Wilton

    Thesis title:
    Communications and radar: two sides of the one tapestry
    Supervisor:
    Prof Jamie Evans
    Lab/Group:
    Communications and networks
    Email:
    howard.wilton@student.unimelb.edu.au
  81. Xuetong Wu

    Thesis title:
    Theoretic views for transfer learning.
    Supervisor:
    Dr Jingge Zhu
    Lab/Group:
    Communications and networks
    Email:
    x.wu53@student.unimelb.edu.au
  82. Yue Xing

    Thesis title:
    Techno-economic modelling of energy storage portfolios
    Supervisor:
    Prof Pierluigi Mancarella
    Lab/Group:
    Power and energy
    Email:
    yuexing@student.unimelb.edu.au
  83. Zhaopeng Xu

    Thesis title:
    Coherent detection for access networks
    Supervisor:
    Prof William Shieh
    Lab/Group:
    Electronic and photonic systems
    Email:
    zhaopeng.xu@student.unimelb.edu.au
  84. Wei Yan

    Thesis title:
    Preparation of bimetallic photocatalysts and electrocatalysts for solar cells and co2 reduction
    Supervisor:
    Dr James Bullock
    Lab/Group:
    Electronic and photonic systems
    Email:
    wei.yan1@student.unimelb.edu.au
  85. Yujia Yang

    Thesis title:
    Safe control and learning for robotics
    Supervisor:
    Dr Ye Pu
    Lab/Group:
    Control and signal processing
    Email:
    yujia.yang1@student.unimelb.edu.au
  86. Ming Ye

    Thesis title:
    Magnetic mirrors and plasmonic metasurfaces for mid-infrared graphene photodetectors and biosensors
    Supervisor:
    Prof Kenneth Crozier
    Lab/Group:
    Electronic and photonic systems
    Email:
    m.ye6@student.unimelb.edu.au
  87. Yang Yu

    Thesis title:
    Printable electronics
    Supervisor:
    Prof Stan Skafidas
    Lab/Group:
    Electronic and photonic systems
    Email:
    y.yu30@student.unimelb.edu.au
  88. Armaghan Zafar

    Thesis title:
    Structured numerical methods for optimal control problems of path-graph networks
    Supervisor:
    Prof Michael Cantoni
    Lab/Group:
    Control and signal processing
    Email:
    a.zafar@student.unimelb.edu.au
  89. Ghassen Zafzouf

    Thesis title:
    Nonstochastic information theory for networked control systems
    Supervisor:
    Prof Girish Nair
    Lab/Group:
    Communications and networks
    Email:
    ghassen.zafzouf@student.unimelb.edu.au