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Associate Professor Alexander Rassau

Associate Dean (Academic)

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5026, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO5.223
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5026
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 5811
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO5.223  


Alex is a Senior Lecturer in Engineering within the School of Engineering.


  • DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY, England, 2000.


Recent Research Grants

  • Image recognition of fruits and vegetables for supermarket point of sale systems,  The Higher Education Commission,Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,  HEC Scholarship,  2017 - 2021,  $76,000.
  • WA Centre of Excellence for Microphotonic Systems,  Department of Mines and Petroleum,  Centre of Excellence,  2004 - 2009,  $7,314,970.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Vanarse, A., Osseiran, A., Rassau, A., (2017), An Investigation into Spike-Based Neuromorphic Approaches for Artificial Olfactory Systems. Sensors, 17(11), Article number 2591, Basel, Switzerland, MDPI, DOI: 10.3390/s17112591.
  • Abushnaf, JF., Rassau, A., Gornisiewicz, W., (2016), Impact on electricity use of introducing time‐of‐use pricing to a multi‐user home energy management system. International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems, 26(5), 993-1005, West Sussex, UK, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, DOI: 10.1002/etep.2118.
  • Vanarse, A., Osseiran, A., Rassau, A., (2016), A review of current neuromorphic approaches for vision, auditory and olfactory sensors. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 10(MAR), Article no. 115, Zurich, Switzerland, Frontiers Research Foundation, DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2016.00115.
  • Abushnaf, JF., Rassau, A., Gornisiewicz, W., (2015), Impact of dynamic energy pricing schemes on a novel multi-user home energy management system. Electric Power Systems Research, 125(August), 124-132, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.epsr.2015.04.003.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Engineering Science,  3d-softchip: A Novel 3d Vertically Integrated Adaptive Computing System.
  • Vlsi Implementation Of A Massively Parallel Wavelet Based Zerotree Coder For The Intelligent Pixel Array
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Smart Home Energy Management: An Analysis Of A Novel Dynamic Pricing And Demand Response Aware Control Algorithm For Households With Distributed Renewable Energy Generation And Storage

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Design Of Mac Protocols To Support Quality Of Service For Multimedia Traffic In Wireless Lans.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A High Data Capacity Barcode For Mobile Phones
  • Master of Engineering Science,  Interfacing Of Neuromorphic Vision, Auditory And Olfactory Sensors With Digital Neuromorphic Circuits
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Primitives And Design Of The Intelligent Pixel Multimedial Communications.
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