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Biography

Brett Ninness began life in Singleton, Australia and received his BE, ME and Ph.D degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia, where he is currently appointed as Professor and has worked in Assistant Dean, Deputy Head of Faculty and Pro Vice Chancellor (Acting) roles.

His research interests are in the areas of dynamic system modelling, system identification, and stochastic signal processing, in which he has authored over a hundred papers. He has served on the editorial boards of Automatica, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and as Editor in Chief for IET Control Theory and Applications, and as a member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts.  He has also served as chair of international committees, included the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Technical Committee on Modelling, Identification and Signal Processing and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Technical Committee on System Identification and Adaptive Control. 

 

 

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 29/04/1994
  • Master of Engineering, University of Newcastle, 03/05/1991
  • Bachelor of Engineering, University of Newcastle, 02/05/1987

Research

Research keywords

  • Automatic Control
  • Signal Processing
  • System Identification
  • Wireless communications

Research expertise

My research is concerned with the processing of noise corrupted signals. Within this theme, my home area is the science of System Identification which addresses the following problem.

Given particular observations of the behaviour of a system, develop a mathematical model for it which can be used (for example) to control it via feedback, predict its performance under different operating regimes, compensate for limitations in its performance, or diagnose faults and changes in it.

Recently, I have begun new research directions in the area of signal processing for wireless communications, largely via interaction with industry partners Bell Labs, Agere Systems and LSI Logic.

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
090600Electrical And Electronic Engineering75
010299Applied Mathematics Not Elsewhere Classified15
091399Mechanical Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified10

Memberships

Editorial Board.

  • Associate Editor Handling approximately 20 papers per year - Automatica
  • Associate Editor handling approximately 20 papers per year - IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

Appointments

Editor in Chief
Institution of Engineering and Technology - Control Theory and Applications (United Kingdom)
01/09/2006
ARC Ozreader, Maths and IT RFCD
Australian Research Council (Australia)
01/01/2002
Organising Chair, 14th IFAC Symposium on System Identification
International Federation on Automatic Control (Austria)
01/06/2004 - 01/04/2006
Chair - IFAC Technical Committee on Modelling, Identification and Signal Processing
International Federation on Automatic Control (Austria)
01/07/2005
Chair, IEEE Technical Committee on Identification and Adaptive Control
Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (United States)
01/01/2007

Awards

Distinction.

2001Tall Poppy Award
Australian Institute of Political Science (Australia)
Contribution to Scientific Research

Collaboration

Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels Belgium

Administrative

Administrative expertise

I have experience and hence expertise in School, Faculty and University wide governance. I served on the University promotions committee for three years, served as an Assistant Dean (Research Training) for my Faculty of three years, and am currently deputy head of faculty.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Automatic Control
  • Circuit Theory
  • Communications
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Embedded Systems
  • Linear Electronics
  • Signals and Systems

Teaching expertise

My teaching experience over the last twenty years has covered a wide range of

the electrical engineering and engineering mathematics curriculum.

This includes the areas of systems and signal theory, signal processing, digital

systems, embedded systems, circuit theory, communications and linear

electronics.

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2004Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Variance error quantifications that are exact for finite-model order', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 49 1275-1291 (2004) [C1]
2005Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Variance Error, Reproducing Kernels, and Orthonormal Bases', Modelling and Identification with Rational Orthogonal Basis Functions, Springer, Berlin 103-159 (2005) [B1]
2002Ninness BM, Gibson SH, 'Quantifying the accuracy of Hammerstein model estimation', Automatica, 38 2037-2051 (2002) [C1]
2005Gibson S, Ninness BM, 'Robust maximum-likelihood estimation of multivariable dynamic systems', Automatica, 41 1667-1682 (2005) [C1]

Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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Chapter (5 outputs)

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2005Wahlberg B, Ninness BM, Van Den Hof P, 'Introduction', Modelling and Identification With Rational Orthogonal Basis Functions, Springer, Berlin 1-14 (2005) [B1]
2005Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Variance Error, Reproducing Kernels, and Orthonormal Bases', Modelling and Identification with Rational Orthogonal Basis Functions, Springer, Berlin 103-159 (2005) [B1]
2005Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Numerical Conditioning', Modelling and Identification with Rational Orthogonal Basis Functions, Springer, Berlin 161-211 (2005) [B1]
2005Van Den Hof P, Ninness BM, 'System Identification With Generalized Orthonormal Basis Functions', Modelling And Identification with Rational Orthogonal Basis Functions, Springer, Berlin 61-102 (2005) [B1]
2001Weller SR, Moran W, Ninness BM, Pollington AD, 'Limiting zeros of sampled-data systems with first-order holds', Defence Applications of Signal Processing, Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 272-277 (2001) [B1]

Co-authors: Steven Weller

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Journal article (76 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Wills A, Ninness B, Schön TB, Ljung L, 'Identification of Hammerstein-Wiener models', Automatica, 49 70-81 (2013) [C1]
2013Fleming AJ, Ninness B, Wills A, 'Recovering the spectrum of a low level signal from two noisy measurements using the cross power spectral density', Review of Scientific Instruments, 84 (2013) [C1]
2013Ninness B, Wills A, Mills A, 'UNIT: A freely available system identification toolbox', Control Engineering Practice, 21 631-644 (2013) [C1]
2012Wills AG, Ninness BM, 'Generalised Hammerstein-Wiener system estimation and a benchmark application', Control Engineering Practice, 20 1097-1108 (2012) [C1]
2012Wills AG, Knagge GS, Ninness BM, 'Fast linear model predictive control via custom integrated circuit architecture', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 20 59-71 (2012) [C1]
2012Mills AJ, Wills AG, Weller SR, Ninness BM, 'Implementation of linear model predictive control using a field-programmable gate array', IET Control Theory and Applications, 6 1042-1054 (2012) [C1]
2011Schon TB, Wills AG, Ninness BM, 'System identification of nonlinear state-space models', Automatica, 47 39-49 (2011) [C1]
2010Ninness BM, Henriksen SJ, 'Bayesian system identification via Markov chain Monte Carlo techniques', Automatica, 46 40-51 (2010) [C1]
2010Ninness BM, Wills AG, 'Discussion on: 'generalised linear dynamic factor models: An approach via singular autoregressions'', European Journal of Control, 16 225-227 (2010) [C3]
2009Knagge GS, Bickerstaff M, Ninness BM, Weller SR, Woodward G, 'A VLSI 8 x 8 MIMO Near-ML detector with preprocessing', Journal of Signal Processing Systems for Signal Image and Video Technology, 56 229-247 (2009) [C1]
2009Wills AG, Ninness BM, Gibson S, 'Maximum likelihood estimation of state space models from frequency domain data', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 54 19-33 (2009) [C1]
2008Ninness BM, Henriksen SJ, 'Time-scale modification of speech signals', IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 56 1479-1488 (2008) [C1]
2008Wills AG, Ninness BM, 'On gradient-based search for multivariable system estimates', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 53 298-306 (2008) [C1]
2008Henriksen SJ, Ninness BM, Weller SR, 'Convergence of Markov-chain Monte-Carlo approaches to multiuser and MIMO detection', IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 26 497-505 (2008) [C1]
2008Wills AG, Bates DR, Fleming AJ, Ninness BM, Moheimani SO, 'Model predictive control applied to constraint handling in active noise and vibration control', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 16 3-12 (2008) [C1]
2008Ninness BM, 'Associate Editor', Journal of Control Science and Engineering, (2008) [C2]
2008Ninness BM, 'Associate Editor', Automatica, (2008) [C2]
2008Ninness BM, 'Editor-in-chief', IET Control Theory and Applications, (2008) [C2]
2008Ninness BM, 'Editor', International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, (2008) [C2]
2008Ninness BM, 'Associate Editor', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, (2008) [C2]
2007Ninness BM, 'Associate Editor', Automatica, (2007) [C2]
2007Ninness BM, 'Associate Editor', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, (2007) [C2]
2007Ninness BM, 'Associate Editor', Journal of Control Science and Engineering, (2007) [C2]
2007Ninness BM, 'Editor-in-Chief', IET Control Theory and Applications, 1 (2007) [C2]
2007Ninness BM, 'Editorial', IET Control Theory and Applications, 1 1 (2007) [C3]
2006Hjalmarsson H, Ninness BM, 'Least-squares estimation of a class of frequency functions: A finite sample variance expression', Automatica, 42 589-600 (2006) [C1]
2005Gibson S, Wills AG, Ninness BM, 'Maximum-likelihood parameter estimation of bilinear systems', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 50 1581-1596 (2005) [C1]
2005Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Analysis of the variability of joint input-output estimation methods', Automatica, 41 1123-1132 (2005) [C1]
2005Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'On the frequency domain accuracy of closed-loop estimates', Automatica, 41 1109-1122 (2005) [C1]
2005Gibson S, Ninness BM, 'Robust maximum-likelihood estimation of multivariable dynamic systems', Automatica, 41 1667-1682 (2005) [C1]
2005Wills A, Ninness B, Gibson S, 'On gradient-based search for multivariable system estimates', IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), 16 832-837 (2005)
2005Ninness B, Wills A, Gibson S, 'The University of Newcastle identification toolbox (Unit)', IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), 16 838-843 (2005)
2005Knagge G, Woodward G, Weller SR, Ninness B, 'A VLSI optimised parallel tree search for MIMO', 6th Australian Communications Theory Workshop 2005, Proceedings, 215-220 (2005)
2005Henriksen S, Ninness B, Weller SR, 'Soft output multiuser detection via a Markov chain Monte Carlo approach', 6th Australian Communications Theory Workshop 2005, Proceedings, 229-235 (2005)
2004Ninness BM, Hjalmarrsson H, 'The effect of regularization on variance error', IEEE transactions on Automatic Control, 49 1142-1147 (2004) [C1]
2004Ninness BM, 'On the crlb for combined model and model-order estimation of stationary stochastic processes', IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 11 293-296 (2004) [C1]
2004Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Variance error quantifications that are exact for finite-model order', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 49 1275-1291 (2004) [C1]
2004Stoica P, Li J, Ninness BM, 'The waterbed effect in spectral estimation', IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 21 88,100-89,100 (2004) [C1]
2004Hjalmarsson H, Ninness B, 'An exact finite sample variance expression for a class of frequency function estimates', 2004 43RD IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL (CDC), VOLS 1-5, 370-375 (2004)
2003Ninness BM, 'Discussion on: Robust Control of identified Models with Mixed Parametric and Non-Parametric Uncertainties', European Journal of Control, 9 381-383 (2003) [C1]
2003Ninness BM, 'The Asymptotic CRLB for the Spectrum of ARMA Processes', IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 51 1520-1531 (2003) [C1]
2003Ninness B, 'Robust control of identified models with mixed parametric and non-parametric uncertainties', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CONTROL, 9 381-383 (2003)
2002Bauer D, Ninness BM, 'Asymptotic properties of least-squares estimates of Hammerstein-Wiener models', International Journal of Control, 75 34-51 (2002) [C1]
2002Ninness BM, Gibson SH, 'Quantifying the accuracy of Hammerstein model estimation', Automatica, 38 2037-2051 (2002) [C1]
2002Ninness B, Henriksen S, Brinsmead T, 'System identification via a computational Bayesian approach', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 41ST IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-4, 1820-1825 (2002)
2001Weller SR, Moran W, Ninness BM, Pollington AD, 'Sampling Zeros and the Euler-Frobenius Polynomials', IEEE Transactions of Automatic Control, 46 No. 2 340-343 (2001) [C1]

Co-authors: Steven Weller

2001Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Model Structure and Numerical Properties of Normal Equations', IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, 48 No. 4 425-437 (2001) [C1]
2000Ninness BM, 'Strong Laws of Large Numbers Under Weak Assumptions with Applications', IEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 45, No 11 2117-2121 (2000) [C1]
1999Akcay H, Ninness BM, 'Orthonormal Basis Functions for Modelling Continuous-Time Systems', IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 77 261-274 (1999) [C1]
1999Akcay H, Ninness BM, 'Orthonormal Basis Functions for Continuous-Time Systems and Lp-Convergence', Mathematics of Control, Signals and Systems, 12, No. 3 295-305 (1999) [C1]
1999Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, Gustafsson F, 'The fundamental Role of General Orthonormal Bases in System Identification', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 44 Number 7 1384-1406 (1999) [C1]
1999Akcay H, Islam SM, Ninness BM, 'Subspace-Based Identification of Power Transformer Models from Frequency Response Data', IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 48 700-704 (1999) [C1]
1999Ninness BM, 'Aspects of Linear Estimation in H(infinity)', International Journal of Control, 72, No. 5 1402-1416 (1999) [C1]
1999Ninness B, 'Aspects of linear estimation in H', International Journal of Control, 72 1402-1416 (1999)
1998Ninness B, Hjalmarsson H, Gustafsson F, 'Generalized Fourier and Toeplitz results for rational orthonormal bases', SIAM JOURNAL ON CONTROL AND OPTIMIZATION, 37 429-460 (1998) [C1]
1998Akcay H, Ninness BM, 'Rational Basis Functions for Robust Identification from Frequency and Time-Domain Measurements', Automatica, 34 1101-1117 (1998) [C1]
1998Ninness BM, 'Estimation of 1/f Noise', IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 44 32-46 (1998) [C1]
1998Ninness BM, 'A Stochastic Approach to Linear Estimation in H(infinity)*', Automatica, 34 405-414 (1998) [C1]
1998Akcay H, Ninness BM, 'On the worst-case divergence of the least-squares algorithm', Systems and Control Letters, 33 19-24 (1998) [C1]
1998Ninness BM, Gomez JC, 'Frequency Domain Analysis of Tracking and Noise Performance of Adaptive Algorithms', IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 46 1314-1332 (1998) [C1]
1998Akcay H, Islam SM, Ninness B, 'Subspace based identification of power transformer models from frequency response data', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1998 AMERICAN CONTROL CONFERENCE, VOLS 1-6, 3398-3402 (1998)
1998Akcay H, Islam SM, Ninness B, 'Identification of power transformer models from frequency response data: A case study', SIGNAL PROCESSING, 68 307-315 (1998)
1998Akcay H, Ninness B, 'Rational basis functions for robust identification from frequency and time domain measurements', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1998 AMERICAN CONTROL CONFERENCE, VOLS 1-6, 3559-3563 (1998)
1998Akcay H, Ninness B, 'On the worst-case divergence of the least-squares algorithm', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1998 AMERICAN CONTROL CONFERENCE, VOLS 1-6, 3566-3569 (1998)
1997Ninness B, Goodwin G, 'A unifying construction of orthonormal bases for system identificatio', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL, 42 (4) 515-521 (1997) [C1]
1997Ninness B, ' Stochastic processes, estimation, and control: The entropy approach', Automatica, 33 2093-2094 (1997)
1996Ninness B, 'Integral constraints on the accuracy of least-squares estimation', AUTOMATICA, 32 391-397 (1996)
1995Ninness B, Goodwin G, 'Estimation of Model Quality', AUTOMATICA, 31 (12) 1771-1797 (1995) [C1]

Co-authors: Graham Goodwin

1995GRAINGER RW, HOLST J, ISAKSSON AJ, NINNESS BM, 'A PARAMETRIC STATISTICAL APPROACH TO FDI FOR THE INDUSTRIAL ACTUATOR BENCHMARK', CONTROL ENGINEERING PRACTICE, 3 1757-1762 (1995)
1995NINNESS BM, GOODWIN GC, 'RAPPROCHEMENT BETWEEN BOUNDED-ERROR AND STOCHASTIC ESTIMATION THEORY', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADAPTIVE CONTROL AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, 9 107-132 (1995)
1992Ninness BM, Goodwin GC, 'Robust frequency response estimation accounting for noise and undermodelling', Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 4 2847-2851 (1992)

Co-authors: Graham Goodwin

1992NINNESS B, GOODWIN GC, KWON OK, CARLSSON B, 'ROBUST FAULT-DETECTION BASED ON LOW ORDER MODELS', FAULT DETECTION, SUPERVISION AND SAFETY FOR TECHNICAL PROCESSES ( SAFEPROCESS 91 ), 1992 199-204 (1992)
1992GOODWIN GC, GEVERS M, NINNESS B, 'QUANTIFYING THE ERROR IN ESTIMATED TRANSFER-FUNCTIONS WITH APPLICATION TO MODEL ORDER SELECTION', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL, 37 913-928 (1992)
1992VILLANEUVA H, MERRINGTON G, NINNESS B, GOODWIN G, 'APPLICATION OF ROBUST FAULT-DETECTION METHODS TO F404 GAS-TURBINE ENGINES', FAULT DETECTION, SUPERVISION AND SAFETY FOR TECHNICAL PROCESSES ( SAFEPROCESS 91 ), 1992 485-490 (1992)
1990Ninness BM, Goodwin GG, Godfrey N, 'Development of an adaptive control toolbox', National Conference Publication - Institution of Engineers, Australia, 136-140 (1990)
1989GOODWIN GC, COCKERELL R, NINNESS B, SALGADO M, 'ILLUSTRATION OF AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO ADAPTIVE-CONTROL', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1989 AMERICAN CONTROL CONFERENCE, VOLS 1-3, 449-454 (1989)
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Conference (59 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Fleming AJ, Ninness B, Wills AG, 'Spectral estimation using dual sensors with uncorrelated noise', IEEE SENSORS 2013 - Proceedings, Baltimore, MD (2013) [E2]
2012Wills AG, Schon TB, Lindsten F, Ninness BM, 'Estimation of linear systems using a Gibbs sampler', Proceedings 16th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Bruxelles, Belgium (2012) [E1]
2012Henriksen SJ, Wills AG, Schon TB, Ninness BM, 'Parallel implementation of particle MCMC methods on a GPU', Proceedings 16th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Bruxelles, Belgium (2012) [E1]
2011Wills AG, Schon TB, Ljung L, Ninness BM, 'Blind identification of Wiener models', Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress, 2011, Milano, Italy (2011) [E1]
2011Wills AG, Mills AJ, Ninness BM, 'FPGA implementation of an interior-point solution for linear model predictive control', Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress 2011, Milano, Italy (2011) [E1]
2010Wills AG, Schon TB, Ninness BM, 'Estimating state-space models in innovations form using the expectation maximisation algorithm', Proceedings of the 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, GA (2010) [E1]
2010Ninness BM, Wills AG, Schon TB, 'Estimation of general nonlinear state-space systems', Proceedings of the 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, GA (2010) [E1]
2009Wills AG, Mills AJ, Ninness BM, 'A MATLAB software environment for system identification', Proceedings of the 15th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Saint-Malo, France (2009) [E1]
2009Knagge GS, Wills AG, Mills AJ, Ninness BM, 'ASIC and FPGA implementation strategies for model predictive control', ECC'09: European Control Conference 2009 Proceedings, Budapest, Hungary (2009) [E1]
2009Wills AG, Ninness BM, 'Estimation of generalised Hammerstein-Wiener systems', Proceedings of the 15th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Saint-Malo, France (2009) [E1]
2009Ninness BM, 'Some system identification challenges and approaches', Proceedings of the 15th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Saint-Malo, France (2009) [E1]
2009Mills AJ, Wills AG, Ninness BM, 'Nonlinear model predictive control of an inverted pendulum', Proceedings of the American Control Conference, St Louis, MO (2009) [E1]
2008Wills AG, Schon TB, Ninness BM, 'Parameter estimation for discrete-time nonlinear systems using EM', Proceedings of the 17th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, Seoul, Korea (2008) [E1]
2008Bates DR, Henriksen SJ, Ninness BM, Weller SR, 'A 4 x 4 FPGA-based wireless testbed for LTE applications', 19th IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications 2008, Cannes, France (2008) [E1]
2007Ninness BM, Wills AG, 'An Identification Toolbox for Profiling Novel Techniques', Preprints of the 14th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Newcastle, Australia (2007) [E1]
2007Schon TB, Wills AG, Ninness BM, 'Maximum Likelihood Nonlinear System Estimation', Preprints of the 14th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Newcastle, Australia (2007) [E1]
2007Wills AG, Ninness BM, Gibson S, 'Maximum likelihood estimation of state space models from frequency domain data', Proceedings of the European Control Conference 2007, Kos, Greece (2007) [E1]
2007Schon TB, Wills AG, Ninness BM, 'Proccedings of the 14Tth IFAC Symposium on system identification', Preprints of the 14th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Newcastle, Australia (2007) [E1]
2006Knagge GS, Bickerstaff M, Ninness BM, Weller SR, Woodward G, 'A VLSI 8x8 MIMO Near-ML Decoder Engine', IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems Design and Implementation, Banff, Alberta, Canada (2006) [E1]

Co-authors: Steven Weller

2006Wills AG, Ninness BM, Gibson SH, 'On Gradient-Based Search For Multivariable System Estimates', Proceedings of 16th IFAC World Congress, Prague, Czech Republic (2006) [E1]
2006Ninness BM, Wills AG, Gibson SH, 'The University of Newcastle Identification ToolBox', Proceedings of The 16th IFAC World Congress, Prague, Czech Republic (2006) [E1]
2005Wills AG, Bates DR, Fleming AJ, Ninness BM, Moheimani SO, 'Application of MPC to an Active Structure Using Sampling Rates up To 25kHz', Proceedings of the 44th IEEE Conference On Decision And Control, Seville, Spain (2005) [E1]
2005Henriksen SJ, Ninness BM, Weller SR, 'Soft Output Multiuser Detection Via A Markov Chain Monte Carlo Approach', Proceedings 6th Australian Communications Theory Workshop 2005 : 2-4 February 2005, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, Brisbane, QLD (2005) [E1]

Co-authors: Steven Weller

2005Knagge GS, Woodward GK, Weller SR, Ninness BM, 'A VLSI Optimised Parallel Tree Search For MIMO', Proceedings 6th Australian Communications Theory Workshop 2005 : 2-4 February 2005, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, Brisbane, QLD (2005) [E1]

Co-authors: Steven Weller

2004Knagge GS, Woodward G, Weller SR, Ninness BM, 'An optimised parallel tree search for multiuser detection with vlsi implementation strategy', CD ROM, Dallas (2004) [E1]

Co-authors: Steven Weller

2004Ninness BM, 'Closed form frequency domain expressions for best achievable accuracy of spectral density estimation', CD-ROM, Montreal (2004) [E1]
2003Ninness BM, Henriksen SJ, 'System Identification via a Computational Bayesian Approach', Proceedings for IFAC SYSID 2003, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2003) [E1]
2003Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Variance Error Quantifications that are Exact for Finite Model Order', Proceedings for CDC 2003 (CD ROM), Maui, Hawaii, USA (2003) [E1]
2003Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'On the Frequency Domain Accuracy of Closed Loop Estimates', Proceedings for CDC 2003 (CD ROM), Maui, Hawaii (2003) [E1]
2002Gibson SH, Ninness BM, 'Maximum Likelihood Identification of Bilinear Systems', 15th Triennial World Congress, Barcelona, Spain (2002) [E1]
2002Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Exact Quantification of Variance Error', 15th Triennial World Congress, Barcelona, Spain (2002) [E1]
2002Ninness BM, Gibson SH, 'Robust and Simple Algorithms for Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Multivariable Systems', 15th Triennial World Congress, Barcelona, Spain (2002) [E1]
2002Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Accurate Quantification of Variance Error', 15th Triennial World Congress, Barcelona, Spain (2002) [E1]
2001Ninness BM, Gibson SH, 'The EM Algorithm for Multivariable Dynamic System Estimation', IFAC Workshop on Adaptation and Learningin Control and Signal Processing, Cernobbio-Como, Italy (2001) [E2]
2000Ninness BM, Weller SR, 'Performance aspects of linear multiuser receivers', Globecom'00, San Francisco, USA (2000) [E1]

Co-authors: Steven Weller

2000Bauer D, Ninness BM, 'Asymptotic properties of Hammerstein model estimates', CDC Downunder, Sydney, Australia (2000) [E1]
2000Gibson SH, Ninness BM, 'The Relationship between State Space Subspace Identification Methods and the EM Method', CDC Downunder, Sydney, Australia (2000) [E1]
2000Van Den Hof P, Wahlberg B, Heuberger P, Ninness BM, Bokor J, Oliveira E Silva T, 'Modelling and Identification with Rational Orthogonal Basis Functions', Symposium on System Identification Proceedings (CD-Rom), California, USA (2000) [E1]
2000Ninness BM, Henriksen S, 'Time and Frequency Scale Modification of Speech Signals', Silver Anniversary ICASSP 2000 Instanbul, Istanbul, Turkey (2000) [E1]
2000Ninness BM, Gibson SH, 'Quantifying the Accuracy of Hammerstein Model Estimation', Symposium on System Identification Proceedings (CD-Rom), California, USA (2000) [E1]
2000Ninness BM, Gibson SH, Weller SR, 'Practical Aspects of using Orthonormal System Parameterisations in Estimation Problems', Symposium on System Identification Proceedings (CD-Rom), California, USA (2000) [E1]

Co-authors: Steven Weller

2000Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Improved and Quantified Accuracy for Linear Spectral Estimates', AS-SPCC 2000, Canada (2000) [E2]
1999Hjalmarsson H, Gustafsson F, Ninness BM, 'Asymptotic Variance Expressions for Output Error Model Structures', IFAC World Congress 1999, Beijing, P.R. China (1999) [E1]
1999Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Signal Spectra and Conditioning when using Orthonormal Parameterisation', European Control Conference ECC'99 - Conference Proceedings, Karlsruhe, Germany (1999) [E1]
1999Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, Gustafsson F, 'Estimation Variance is not Model Structure Independent', The 7th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, Haifa, Israel (1999) [E1]
1999Akcay H, Ninness BM, 'Orthonormal Basis Functions for Continuous-Time Systems: Completeness and L(subscrip)p - Convergence', European Control Conference ECC'99 - Conference Proceedings, Karlsruhe, Germany (1999) [E1]
1999Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Model Structure and Numerical Properties of Normal Equations', IFAC World Congress 1999, Beijing, P.R. China (1999) [E1]
1998Ninness B, Gomez JC, 'Quantifying the accuracy of adaptive tracking algorithms', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1998 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS, SPEECH AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOLS 1-6, SEATTLE, WA (1998)
1998Ninness B, Gomez JC, Weller S, 'Frequency domain analysis of adaptive tracking algorithms', (SYSID'97): SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION, VOLS 1-3, KITAKYUSHU, JAPAN (1998)
1998Hjalmarsson H, Ninness B, 'Fast, non-iterative estimation of Hidden Markov models', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1998 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS, SPEECH AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOLS 1-6, SEATTLE, WA (1998)
1998Hjalmarsson H, Ninness B, 'Identification in closed loop: Asymptotic high order variance for restricted complexity models', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 37TH IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-4, TAMPA, FL (1998)
1997Weller SR, Moran W, Ninness B, Pollington AD, 'Sampling zeros and the Euler-Frobenius polynomials', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 36TH IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-5, SAN DIEGO, CA (1997)
1995Ninness B, 'Maximum likelihood estimation of the parameters of fractional Brownian motions.', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 34TH IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-4, NEW ORLEANS, LA (1995)
1995Ninness B, Gomez JC, Weller S, 'Mime system identification using orthonormal basis functions', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 34TH IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-4, NEW ORLEANS, LA (1995)
1994NINNESS BM, GUSTAFSSON F, 'A UNIFYING CONSTRUCTION OF ORTHONORMAL BASES FOR SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 33RD IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-4, LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL (1994)
1993NINNESS BM, 'STOCHASTIC AND DETERMINISTIC ESTIMATION IN H-INFINITY', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 32ND IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-4, SAN ANTONIO, TX (1993)
1992GOODWIN GC, NINNESS B, POOR V, 'CHOICE OF BASIS FUNCTIONS FOR CONTINUOUS AND DISCRETE SYSTEM MODELING', IDENTIFICATION AND SYSTEM PARAMETER ESTIMATION 1991, VOLS 1 AND 2, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (1992)
1991GOODWIN G, GEVERS M, NINNESS B, 'OPTIMAL-MODEL ORDER SELECTION AND ESTIMATION OF MODEL UNCERTAINTY FOR IDENTIFICATION WITH FINITE DATA', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 30TH IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-3, BRIGHTON, ENGLAND (1991)
1990SALGADO ME, NINNESS B, GOODWIN GC, 'APPROXIMATE IDENTIFICATION OF LINEAR STOCHASTIC-SYSTEMS', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 29TH IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-6, HONOLULU, HI (1990)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants36
Total funding$5,122,684

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2014 (1 grants)

Estimation of Complex Networked Dynamic Systems$466,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$466,00020142016
GNo:G1300431

2013 (2 grants)

A novel framework for designing input excitation for system identification$339,233
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Kaushik Mahata, Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$339,23320132015
GNo:G1200242

New System Identification and Estimation Methods using Convex Relaxation Techniques$20,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020132013
GNo:G1300462

2011 (1 grants)

Multicore Computing of Advanced Engine Control Algorithms$106,447
Funding Body: General Motors, USA.

Project Team
Professor Brett Ninness, Doctor Adrian Wills
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$106,44720112011
GNo:G1000979

2010 (2 grants)

System Identification of Complex System Models$330,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$330,00020102014
GNo:G0190055

New Model Predictive Control Design Methods$170,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Brett Ninness, Associate Professor Steven Weller
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$170,00020102012
GNo:G0190095

2009 (1 grants)

Fast and Robust Model Predictive Control$20,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Adrian Wills, Professor Brett Ninness, Doctor Geoffrey Knagge
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020092009
GNo:G0189828

2008 (1 grants)

Advanced nonlinear constrained control$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Adrian Wills, Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020082008
GNo:G0189105

2007 (1 grants)

Advancing System Identification using Modern Optimisation Methods$246,090
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Brett Ninness, Doctor Adrian Wills
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$246,09020072009
GNo:G0186347

2006 (2 grants)

PRC - Priority Research Centre for Energy$549,282
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

New Approaches for the Estimation of Complex Dynamic System Models$336,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$336,00020062008
GNo:G0185319

2005 (4 grants)

New Methods and Microelectronics for Wireless Communication Systems$720,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Brett Ninness, Associate Professor Steven Weller, Dr Graeme Woodward, Dr Mark Bickerstaff, Dr Adriel Kind, Dr L Davis
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$720,00020052009
GNo:G0184265

New methods and microelectronics for wireless communication systems$250,000
Funding Body: Agere Systems Australia Pty Ltd

Project Team
Professor Brett Ninness, Associate Professor Steven Weller
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$250,00020052009
GNo:G0185973

Australian Communications Research Network (ACoRN)$50,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Steven Weller, Professor Brett Ninness, Associate Professor Sarah Johnson
SchemeRole
Research NetworksInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,00020052009
GNo:G0186088

System Identification and Diagnosis via Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods$9,933
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,93320052005
GNo:G0184665

2003 (1 grants)

Robust Control and System Identification of Highly Resonant Systems.$176,497
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Reza Moheimani, Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$176,49720032005
GNo:G0182060

2002 (3 grants)

New Methods for Dynamic System Estimation$360,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$360,00020022005
GNo:G0181106

Advanced Space-Time Coded Multiuser Wireless Communications via Test-bed Development$194,285
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Brett Ninness, Associate Professor Steven Weller, Dr C Nicol, Dr L Davis
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$194,28520022004
GNo:G0181156

Advanced Space-Time Coded Multiuser Wireless Communications via Test-bed Development.$75,000
Funding Body: Lucent Technologies Australia Pty Ltd.

Project Team
Professor Brett Ninness, Associate Professor Steven Weller, Dr C Nicol, Dr L Davis
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$75,00020022004
GNo:G0181879

2001 (1 grants)

Development of a Space-Time coded Wireless Local Area Network$14,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Steven Weller, Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14,00020012001
GNo:G0179970

2000 (3 grants)

Applications of Advanced Control to Materials Rolling$186,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Brett Ninness, Emeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin
SchemeRole
Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research & Training Scheme (SPIRT)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$186,00020002002
GNo:G0178641

Applications of Advanced Control to Materials Rolling.$60,000
Funding Body: Industrial Automation Services

Project Team
Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeRole
SPIRT Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$60,00020002002
GNo:G0181570

IFAC International Symposium on System Identification.$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020002000
GNo:G0180265

1999 (3 grants)

System Identification of Nonlinear Dynamic Systems for Closed Loop Control Applications$176,240
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeRole
Large GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$176,24019992001
GNo:G0177795

Nonlinear Identification and Control via Pilot Plant Experimentation.$11,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,50019991999
GNo:G0178097

Signature Set Design for Code-Division Multiple Access Communications.$11,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Steven Weller, Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,00019991999
GNo:G0178106

1998 (1 grants)

Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, Italy 6-10 July 1998$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40019981998
GNo:G0180371

1996 (3 grants)

EXAMINATION OF THE USE OF ORTHONORMAL BASIS FUNCTIONS IN SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION$90,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeRole
Large GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$90,00019961998
GNo:G0175249

Development of improved methods for estimation of audio signals for applications in speech compression and recognition.$7,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Brett Ninness, Dr Salvatore Crisafulli
SchemeRole
Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,00019961996
GNo:G0175657

International Federation of the Automatic Control World Congress - San Fransisco$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40019961996
GNo:G0176347

1995 (1 grants)

European Control Conference (Rome) - 22-25 August 1995$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50019951995
GNo:G0175625

1994 (3 grants)

Analysis of the Interplay between system identification and robust controller design$102,677
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeRole
Large GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$102,67719941996
GNo:G0175453

Speech coding and reconstruction for the purposes of arbitrary time scale modification, pitch modification and data compression.$6,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,00019941994
GNo:G0174761

10th IFAC Symposium on system Identification & Annual Baltimore/Copenhagen American Control Conference - 29 June-1 July & 4-6 July 1994$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50019941994
GNo:G0175109

1993 (1 grants)

'Annual IEEE Conf. on Decision & Control', San Antonio, Texas, 15 - 17 Dec 1993$2,300
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,30019931993
GNo:G0174433

1992 (1 grants)

Research On Industrial Control Projects$10,000
Funding Body: Department of Industry, Science & Resources

Project Team
Emeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeRole
DIST Advanced Manufacturing Technology (Defunct)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00019921992
GNo:G0173426
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions2
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.5
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.2

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Electrical Engineering)Co-SupervisorA Cyber Physical System Based Networked Control for Electric Vehicles
20132015M Philosophy(Elec Engineering)Principal SupervisorComputational System Identification of Complex Systems with Parallel Computing Algorithm

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Computer Engineering)Principal SupervisorSoft Detection of Spatially Diverse Wireless Communications via Stochastic Sampling
2013PhD (Computer Engineering)Co-SupervisorAlgorithms and Hardware Implementation of a Processor for Low Complexity and High Performance Multi-Antenna Receivers
2013PhD (Electrical Engineering)Principal SupervisorComputational Bayesian Methods for Communications and Control
2010PhD (Electrical Engineering)Co-SupervisorVibration and Position Control of Piezoelectric Tube Scanners for Fast Atomic Force Microscopy
2009M Engineering (Elec & Comp)[R]Principal SupervisorA Reconfigurable Prototyping System for Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Communications
2009M Engineering (Elec & Comp)[R]Co-SupervisorDesign of Low-Density Parity-Check Codes for Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Wireless Systems
2007PhD (Computer Engineering)Principal SupervisorAlgorithms and Application Specific Integrated Circuits for Combinatorial Optimisation in Wireless Communications
2003PhD (Electrical Engineering)Sole SupervisorMaximum Likelihood Estimation of Multivariable Dynamic Systems via the EM algorithm
2002M Engineering (Elec & Comp)[R]Sole SupervisorModern CDMA Wireless Communication Systems
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Professor Brett Ninness

Work Phone(02) 4921 6025
Cell / Mobile Phone0438614163
Fax(02) 4921 6993
Email
PositionActing Pro Vice-Chancellor
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaElectrical and Computer Engineering
Office
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Engineering A,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
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URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/brett-ninness
Linkhttp://sigpromu.org/brett/index.html