Professor Robin Evans

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  • Building: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Control Systems
  • Electronics
  • Radar Systems
  • Signal Processing

Biography

Rob Evans is a Laureate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Melbourne.

Prof Evans is also the Director of the Victoria Research Laboratory of National ICT Australia (NICTA) at The University of Melbourne.

After completing a BEng degree in electrical engineering at The University of Melbourne in 1969, he worked as a radar systems engineering officer with the Royal Australian Airforce. He completed a PhD in 1975 at the University of Newcastle followed by postdoctoral studies at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, MIT, and the Control and Management Department, Cambridge University, UK. In 1977 he took up an academic position at the University of Newcastle, where he was Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 1986-1991, and Co-Director of the Centre on Industrial Control Systems between 1988-1991.
In 1992 he moved to The University of Melbourne, where he was Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering until 1996. He was research leader for the Cooperative Centre for Sensor Signal and Information Processing until 2000 and Director of the Centre for Networked Decision Systems until 2004. His research has ranged across many areas including theory and applications in industrial control, radar systems, signal processing and telecommunications. Prof Evans is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA), a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE), and Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia (FIEAust) and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (FIEEE).

Recent publications

  1. Arunthavanathan S, Kandeepan S, Evans R. A Markov Decision Process-Based Opportunistic Spectral Access. IEEE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2016, Vol. 5, Issue 5.
  2. Nekouei E, Alpcan T, Nair G, Evans R. Convergence Analysis of Quantized Primal-dual Algorithms in Network Utility Maximization Problems. IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2016, Vol. PP, Issue 99.
  3. Nguyen T, Nguyen P, Abeyrathne C, Hossain M, Evans R, Skafidas E. Environmentally friendly power generator based on moving liquid dielectric and double layer effect. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. Nature Publishing Group. 2016, Vol. 6.
  4. Jiang L, Qiu W, Al-Dirini F, Hossain F, Evans R, Skafidas E. Feasibility study of molecular memory device based on DNA using methylation to store information. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS. American Institute of Physics. 2016, Vol. 120, Issue 2.
  5. Arayamparambil Vinaya Mohanan V, Evans R, Mareels I. Generator Induced Operational Limits in a PV Rich Network: The Static Case. 2016 Australian Control Conference (AUCC). Engineers Australia. 2016.
  6. Suvorova S, Sun L, Melatos A, Moran W, Evans R. Hidden Markov model tracking of continuous gravitational waves from a neutron star with wandering spin. PHYSICAL REVIEW D. American Physical Society. 2016, Vol. 93, Issue 12.
  7. Eltom H, Kandeepan S, Liang YC, Moran B, Evans R. HMM Based Cooperative Spectrum Occupancy Prediction using Hard Fusion. 2016 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATIONS WORKSHOPS (ICC). IEEE. 2016.
  8. Nekouei E, Alpcan T, Nair G, Evans R. Lower Bounds on the Best-Case Complexity of Solving a Class of Non-cooperative Games. IFAC-PapersOnLine. 2016, Vol. 49, Issue 22.
  9. Evans R, Kandeepan S. Nearest Neighbor Distance Distribution in Hard-Core Point Processes. IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2016, Vol. 20, Issue 9.
  10. Jiang L, Qiu W, Hossain M, Al-Dirini F, Evans R, Skafidas E. Non-equilibrium tunneling in zigzag graphene nanoribbon break-junction results in spin filtering. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS. American Institute of Physics. 2016, Vol. 119, Issue 5.
  11. Pham TH, Pathirana PN, Fay P, Evans R. Quantification of the Finger Functional Range via Explicit Descriptions of Reachable Subspaces. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2016, Vol. 65, Issue 6.
  12. Lee YS, Pathirana PN, Evans R, Steinfort CL. Separation of Doppler radar-based respiratory signatures. MEDICAL & BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING & COMPUTING. Springer. 2016, Vol. 54, Issue 8.
  13. Huynh D, Nguyen P, Nguyen T, Skafidas E, Evans R. CMOS compatible fabrication process of MEMS resonator for timing reference and sensing application. MICRO+NANO MATERIALS, DEVICES, AND SYSTEMS. SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 2015, Vol. 9668. Editors: Eggleton BJ, Palomba S.
  14. Amarasekara B, Ranaweera C, Nirmalathas A, Evans R. Co-simulation Platform for Smart Grid Applications. 2015 IEEE INNOVATIVE SMART GRID TECHNOLOGIES - ASIA (ISGT ASIA). IEEE. 2015.
  15. Raza M, Morelande M, Evans R. DISTRIBUTED TARGET TRACKING UNDER COMMUNICATION CONSTRAINTS. 2015 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS, SPEECH, AND SIGNAL PROCESSING (ICASSP). IEEE. 2015.

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