Associate Professor Marcus Brazil

  • Room: Level: 05 Room: 5.11
  • Building: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles (EVs, Power Distribution Grid, Smart Grid, Green Energy)
  • Network Optimisation (Minimum cost networks, Steiner Trees)
  • Underground Mine Planning (Mining, Access Design, Optimisation)
  • Wireless Sensor Networks - Localisation and Deployment (Relay deployment, Sensor deployment, relay placement)

Personal webpage

http://www.ee.unimelb.edu.au/people/brazil/index.html

Biography

A/Prof Marcus Brazil is an Associate Professor and Reader in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Melbourne. He studied English and Mathematics as an undergraduate at The University of Melbourne, and received a Ph.D. in Mathematics (in the field of Computational and Geometric Group Theory) from La Trobe University in 1995.

Currently, his main research interest is in Optimal Network Design with applications to Telecommunications, Wireless Sensor Networks, VLSI Physical Design, Underground Mining, and Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles. He also combines this with more theoretical work, particularly in the area of Steiner Trees. His research and consultancy work in optimisation for underground mine design has been particularly successful, having received strong support from a number of Industry bodies such as BHP Billiton and  Newmont Australia Ltd. He is also a founder and director of the company MineOptima.

Recent publications

  1. Whittle D, Brazil M, Grossman P, Rubinstein J, Thomas D. Combined optimisation of an open-pit mine outline and the transition depth to underground mining. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH. Elsevier Science. 2018, Vol. 268, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2018.02.005
  2. Kirszenblat D, Sirinanda KG, Brazil M, Grossman P, Rubinstein J, Thomas D. Minimal curvature-constrained networks. Journal of Global Optimization. Springer. 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s10898-018-0625-2
  3. Kolluri RR, Mareels I, Alpcan T, Brazil M, De Hoog J, Thomas D. Stability and active power sharing in droop controlled inverter interfaced microgrids: Effect of clock mismatches. Automatica. Pergamon-Elsevier Science. 2018, Vol. 93. DOI: 10.1016/j.automatica.2018.03.025
  4. Volz M, Brazil M, Thomas DA. Strategic optimisation of a vertical hoisting shaft in the callie underground mine. Advances in Applied Strategic Mine Planning. 2018. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-69320-0_34
  5. Sirinanda KG, Brazil M, Grossman P, Rubinstein J, Thomas DA. Strategic underground mine access design to maximise the net present value. Advances in Applied Strategic Mine Planning. 2018. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-69320-0_35
  6. Kolluri R, Mareels I, Alpcan T, Brazil M, De Hoog J, Thomas D. Power Sharing in Angle Droop Controlled Microgrids. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2017, Vol. 32, Issue 6. DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2017.2672569
  7. De Hoog J, Alpcan T, Brazil M, Thomas D, Mareels I. A Market Mechanism for Electric Vehicle Charging Under Network Constraints. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2016, Vol. 7, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2015.2495181
  8. Brazil M, Ras C, Thomas D. An exact algorithm for the bottleneck 2-connected k-Steiner network problem in L-p planes. DISCRETE APPLIED MATHEMATICS. Elsevier Science. 2016, Vol. 201. DOI: 10.1016/j.dam.2015.07.029
  9. Whittle D, Brazil M, Grossman P, Rubinstein J, Thomas D. Determining the open pit to underground transition: A review of existing methods and a proposed new method. 7th International Conference & Exhibition on Mass Mining. AusIMM. 2016.
  10. Andres J, De Hoog J, Von Kanel J, Berk J, Le B, Wang X, Brazil M, Mueller FF. Exploring Human - eBike Interaction to Support Rider Autonomy. 3rd ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY). Association for Computing Machinery Inc.. 2016. DOI: 10.1145/2968120.2987719
  11. Sirinanda K, Brazil M, Grossman P, Rubinstein J, Thomas D. Gradient-constrained discounted Steiner trees I: optimal tree configurations. JOURNAL OF GLOBAL OPTIMIZATION. Springer. 2016, Vol. 64, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1007/s10898-015-0326-z
  12. Sirinanda K, Brazil M, Grossman P, Rubinstein J, Thomas D. Gradient-constrained discounted Steiner trees II: optimally locating a discounted Steiner point. JOURNAL OF GLOBAL OPTIMIZATION. Springer. 2016, Vol. 64, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1007/s10898-015-0325-0
  13. Muenzel V, Hollenkamp AF, Bhatt AI, De Hoog J, Brazil M, Thomas D, Mareels I. A Comparative Testing Study of Commercial 18650-Format Lithium-Ion Battery Cells. JOURNAL OF THE ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY. Electrochemical Society. 2015, Vol. 162, Issue 8. DOI: 10.1149/2.0721508jes
  14. Muenzel V, De Hoog J, Brazil M, Vishwanath A, Kalyanaraman S. A multi-factor battery cycle life prediction methodology for optimal battery management. e-Energy 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM 6th International Conference on Future Energy Systems. 2015. DOI: 10.1145/2768510.2768532
  15. Muenzel V, Hollenkamp AF, Bhatt AI, De Hoog J, Brazil M, Thomas D, Mareels I. Comment on "A Comparative Testing Study of Commercial 18650-Format Lithium-Ion Battery Cells" J. Electrochem. Soc., 162, A1592 (2015). JOURNAL OF THE ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY. Electrochemical Society. 2015, Vol. 162, Issue 12. DOI: 10.1149/2.0241512jes

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