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Associate Professor Alexander Rassau

Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5026, Email: a.rassau@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO23202
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5026
Facsimile: +61 8 6304 5811
Email: a.rassau@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO23202  

 

Biography

Assoc. Prof. Alexander Rassau received a Bachelor of Science (Cybernetics and Control Engineering) and a PhD in microelectronics from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom in 1997 and 2000 respectively. He is currently the Associate Dean Teaching and Learning for the School of Engineering at Edith Cowan University. He has played an active role in the very rapid expansion of the School over the past decade, overseeing the introduction of a wide range of new and innovative engineering programs and courses.  Since 1998, he has also been actively involved as a researcher and educator in the areas of embedded systems, intelligent control, machine learning, automation and robotics.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Robotics and Automation
  • Neuromorphic systems
  • Machine learning and AI

Qualifications

  • DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY, England, 2000.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Enhanced Tele-operation for improved control of Autonomous Field Robots in Challenging Environments,  Defence Science and Technology Group of the Department of Defence,  Industry Engagement Scholarship to support PhD projects,  2019 - 2023,  $35,000.
  • Human Resource Development Universities of Engineering Science and Technology Pakistan's (UESTPs/UETs),  The Higher Education Commission,Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,  HEC Scholarship,  2018 - 2022,  $76,000.
  • 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.
  • Exploring the State of the Art in Ground Vehicle Leader-Follower Technologies ,  Defence Science and Technology Group of the Department of Defence,  Grant,  2019,  $114,356.
  • 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

  • Osseiran, A., Vanarse, A., Rassau, A., (2019), Neuromorphic Engineering – A Paradigm Shift for future Instrumentation and Measurement Technologies. IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine, 22(26 March 2019), 6, New Jersey, EEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, DOI: 10.1109/MIM.2019.8674627.
  • Vanarse, A., Osseiran, A., Rassau, A., (2019), Real-Time Classification of Multivariate Olfaction Data Using Spiking Neural Networks. Sensors, 19(8), 13, Basel - Switzerland, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/s19081841.
  • Helessage Caldera, S., Rassau, A., Chai, D., (2018), Review of deep learning methods in robotic grasp detection. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, 2(3), 24p., MDPI AG, DOI: 10.3390/mti2030057.
  • Hameed, K., Chai, D., Rassau, A., (2018), A comprehensive review of fruit and vegetable classification techniques. Image and Vision Computing, 80(n/a), 24-44, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.imavis.2018.09.016.
  • 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.
  • 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., (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.
  • 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.

Conference Publications

  • Helessage Caldera, S., Rassau, A., Chai, D., (2018), Robotic grasp pose detection using deep learning. 2018 15th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV), 1966-1972, online, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/ICARCV.2018.8581091.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Engineering Science,  3D-SOFTCHIP: A NOVEL 3D VERTICALLY INTEGRATED ADAPTIVE COMPUTING SYSTEM.
  • Doctor of Philosophy: 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
  • Master of Engineering Science,  LEARNING TO GRASP IN UNSTRUCTURED ENVIRONMENTS WITH DEEP CONVOLUTIONAL NEURAL NETWORKS USING A BAXTER RESEARCH ROBOT

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.
  • Master of Engineering Science,  AUTOMATED OPTICAL MARK RECOGNITION SCORING SYSTEM FOR MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS
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