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Professor Brett Ninness

Pro Vice-Chancellor

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Career Summary

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Collaborations
Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden. Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels Belgium

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Engineering, University of Newcastle
  • Master of Engineering, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Automatic Control
  • Circuit Theory
  • Communications
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Embedded Systems
  • Linear Electronics
  • Signal Processing
  • Signals and Systems
  • System Identification
  • Wireless communications

Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
010299 Applied Mathematics not elsewhere classified 15
091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified 10
090699 Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified 75

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor University of Newcastle
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2007 -  Chair - IEEE Technical Committee on Identification and Adaptive Control Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Australia
1/09/2006 -  Editor in Chief Institution of Engineering and Technology - Control Theory and Applications
United Kingdom
1/07/2005 -  Chair - IFAC Technical Committee on Modelling, Identification and Signal Processing International Federation on Automatic Control
Australia
1/06/2004 - 1/04/2006 Organising Chair - 14th IFAC Symposium on System Identification International Federation on Automatic Control
Australia
1/01/2002 -  ARC Ozreader - Maths and IT RFCD ARC (Australian Research Council)
1/01/1993 -  Professor University of Newcastle
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Associate Editor - Automatica Automatica Journal
Australia
Associate Editor - IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Australia

Awards

Distinction

Year Award
2001 Tall Poppy Award
Australian Institute of Policy & Science (AIPS)
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Publications

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


Chapter (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2005 Van 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]
Citations Scopus - 3
2005 Wahlberg B, Ninness BM, Van Den Hof P, 'Introduction', Modelling and Identification With Rational Orthogonal Basis Functions, Springer, Berlin 1-14 (2005) [B1]
2005 Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Variance Error, Reproducing Kernels, and Orthonormal Bases', Modelling and Identification with Rational Orthogonal Basis Functions, Springer, Berlin 103-159 (2005) [B1]
2005 Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Numerical Conditioning', Modelling and Identification with Rational Orthogonal Basis Functions, Springer, Berlin 161-211 (2005) [B1]
2001 Weller 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 (77 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Marelli D, Fu M, Ninness B, 'Asymptotic Optimality of the Maximum-Likelihood Kalman Filter for Bayesian Tracking with Multiple Nonlinear Sensors', IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 63 4502-4515 (2015)

Bayesian tracking is a general technique for state estimation of nonlinear dynamic systems, but it suffers from the drawback of computational complexity. This paper is concerned w... [more]

Bayesian tracking is a general technique for state estimation of nonlinear dynamic systems, but it suffers from the drawback of computational complexity. This paper is concerned with a class of Wiener systems with multiple nonlinear sensors. Such a system consists of a linear dynamic system followed by a set of static nonlinear measurements. We study a maximum-likelihood Kalman filtering (MLKF) technique which involves maximum-likelihood estimation of the nonlinear measurements followed by classical Kalman filtering. This technique permits a distributed implementation of the Bayesian tracker and guarantees the boundedness of the estimation error. The focus of this paper is to study the extent to which the MLKF technique approximates the theoretically optimal Bayesian tracker. We provide conditions to guarantee that this approximation becomes asymptotically exact as the number of sensors becomes large. Two case studies are analyzed in detail.

DOI 10.1109/TSP.2015.2440220
Co-authors Minyue Fu
2013 Wills A, Schön TB, Ljung L, Ninness B, 'Identification of Hammerstein-Wiener models', Automatica, 49 70-81 (2013) [C1]

This paper develops and illustrates a new maximum-likelihood based method for the identification of Hammerstein-Wiener model structures. A central aspect is that a very general si... [more]

This paper develops and illustrates a new maximum-likelihood based method for the identification of Hammerstein-Wiener model structures. A central aspect is that a very general situation is considered wherein multivariable data, non-invertible Hammerstein and Wiener nonlinearities, and colored stochastic disturbances both before and after the Wiener nonlinearity are all catered for. The method developed here addresses the blind Wiener estimation problem as a special case. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1016/j.automatica.2012.09.018
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 15
2013 Fleming 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]
DOI 10.1063/1.4815982
Co-authors Andrew Fleming
2013 Ninness B, Wills A, Mills A, 'UNIT: A freely available system identification toolbox', Control Engineering Practice, 21 631-644 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.conengprac.2012.10.007
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
2012 Wills AG, Ninness BM, 'Generalised Hammerstein-Wiener system estimation and a benchmark application', Control Engineering Practice, 20 1097-1108 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4
2012 Wills 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]
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 20
2012 Mills 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]
DOI 10.1049/iet-cta.2010.0739
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Steven Weller
2011 Schon TB, Wills AG, Ninness BM, 'System identification of nonlinear state-space models', Automatica, 47 39-49 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.automatica.2010.10.013
Citations Scopus - 96Web of Science - 67
2010 Ninness BM, Henriksen SJ, 'Bayesian system identification via Markov chain Monte Carlo techniques', Automatica, 46 40-51 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.automatica.2009.10.015
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 16
2010 Ninness BM, Wills AG, 'Discussion on: 'generalised linear dynamic factor models: An approach via singular autoregressions'', European Journal of Control, 16 225-227 (2010) [C3]
2009 Knagge 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]
DOI 10.1007/s11265-008-0222-6
Co-authors Steven Weller
2009 Wills 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]
DOI 10.1169/tac.2008.2009485
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 20
2008 Ninness BM, Henriksen SJ, 'Time-scale modification of speech signals', IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 56 1479-1488 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/tsp.2007.909350
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 4
2008 Wills 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]
DOI 10.1109/tcst.2007.903062
Citations Scopus - 57Web of Science - 32
Co-authors Reza Moheimani, Andrew Fleming
2008 Ninness BM, 'Editor', International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, (2008) [C2]
2008 Ninness BM, 'Associate Editor', Journal of Control Science and Engineering, (2008) [C2]
2008 Ninness BM, 'Editor-in-chief', IET Control Theory and Applications, (2008) [C2]
2008 Ninness BM, 'Associate Editor', Automatica, (2008) [C2]
2008 Wills AG, Ninness BM, 'On gradient-based search for multivariable system estimates', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 53 298-306 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TAC.2007.914953
Citations Scopus - 38Web of Science - 21
2008 Ninness BM, 'Associate Editor', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, (2008) [C2]
2008 Henriksen 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]
DOI 10.1109/JSAC.2008.080408
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Steven Weller
2007 Ninness BM, 'Editorial', IET Control Theory and Applications, 1 1 (2007) [C3]
DOI 10.1049/iet-cta:20079030
2007 Ninness BM, 'Editor-in-Chief', IET Control Theory and Applications, 1 (2007) [C2]
2007 Ninness BM, 'Associate Editor', Automatica, (2007) [C2]
2007 Ninness BM, 'Associate Editor', Journal of Control Science and Engineering, (2007) [C2]
2007 Ninness BM, 'Associate Editor', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, (2007) [C2]
2006 Hjalmarsson H, Ninness BM, 'Least-squares estimation of a class of frequency functions: A finite sample variance expression', Automatica, 42 589-600 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.automatica.2005.12.021
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13
2005 Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Analysis of the variability of joint input-output estimation methods', Automatica, 41 1123-1132 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.automatica.2005.03.006
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 5
2005 Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'On the frequency domain accuracy of closed-loop estimates', Automatica, 41 1109-1122 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.automatica.2005.03.005
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 12
2005 Gibson S, Ninness BM, 'Robust maximum-likelihood estimation of multivariable dynamic systems', Automatica, 41 1667-1682 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.automatica.2005.05.008
Citations Scopus - 78Web of Science - 48
2005 Gibson S, Wills AG, Ninness BM, 'Maximum-likelihood parameter estimation of bilinear systems', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 50 1581-1596 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TAC.2005.856664
Citations Scopus - 36Web of Science - 22
2005 Wills A, Ninness B, Gibson S, 'On gradient-based search for multivariable system estimates', IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), 16 832-837 (2005)

This paper addresses the design of gradient based search algorithms for multivariable system estimation. in particular, the work here considers so-called 'full parametrization' ap... [more]

This paper addresses the design of gradient based search algorithms for multivariable system estimation. in particular, the work here considers so-called 'full parametrization' approaches, and establishes that the recently developed 'Data Driven Local Coordinate' (DDLC) methods can be seen as a special case within a broader class of techniques that are designed to deal with rank-deficient Jacobians. This informs the design of a new algorithm that, via a strategy of dynamic Jacobian rank determination, is illustrated to offer enhanced performance. Copyright © 2005 IFAC.

2005 Ninness B, Wills A, Gibson S, 'The University of Newcastle identification toolbox (Unit)', IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), 16 838-843 (2005)

This paper describes a MATLAB-based software package for estimation of dynamic systems. A wide range of standard estimation approaches are sup- ported. These include the use of no... [more]

This paper describes a MATLAB-based software package for estimation of dynamic systems. A wide range of standard estimation approaches are sup- ported. These include the use of non-parametric, subspace-based and prediction- error algorithms coupled (in the latter case) with either MIMO state space or MISO polynomial model structures. A key feature of the software is the implementation of several new techniques that have been investigated by the authors. These include the estimation of non-linear models, the use of non-standard model parametrizations, and the employment of Expectation Maximisation (EM) methods. Copyright © 2005 IFAC.

2005 Knagge 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)
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Steven Weller
2005 Henriksen 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)
Co-authors Steven Weller
2004 Ninness BM, Hjalmarrsson H, 'The effect of regularization on variance error', IEEE transactions on Automatic Control, 49 1142-1147 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TAC.2004.831089
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7
2004 Hjalmarsson 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)
DOI 10.1109/CDC.2004.1428657
2004 Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Variance error quantifications that are exact for finite-model order', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 49 1275-1291 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TAC.2004.832202
Citations Scopus - 50Web of Science - 35
2004 Stoica P, Li J, Ninness BM, 'The waterbed effect in spectral estimation', IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 21 88,100-89,100 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/MSP.2004.1296549
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7
2004 Ninness BM, 'On the crlb for combined model and model-order estimation of stationary stochastic processes', IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 11 293-296 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/LSP.2003.821752
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2
2003 Ninness B, 'Robust control of identified models with mixed parametric and non-parametric uncertainties', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CONTROL, 9 381-383 (2003)
2003 Ninness BM, 'Discussion on: Robust Control of identified Models with Mixed Parametric and Non-Parametric Uncertainties', European Journal of Control, 9 381-383 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.3166/ejc.9.381-383
2003 Ninness BM, 'The Asymptotic CRLB for the Spectrum of ARMA Processes', IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 51 1520-1531 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TSP.2003.811244
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 8
2002 Bauer D, Ninness BM, 'Asymptotic properties of least-squares estimates of Hammerstein-Wiener models', International Journal of Control, 75 34-51 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 14
2002 Ninness 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)
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2002 Ninness BM, Gibson SH, 'Quantifying the accuracy of Hammerstein model estimation', Automatica, 38 2037-2051 (2002) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/S0005-1098(02)00101-2
Citations Scopus - 41Web of Science - 36
2001 Weller 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]
Citations Scopus - 42Web of Science - 26
Co-authors Steven Weller
2001 Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Model Structure and Numerical Properties of Normal Equations', IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, 48 No. 4 425-437 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 4
2000 Ninness BM, 'Strong Laws of Large Numbers Under Weak Assumptions with Applications', IEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 45, No 11 2117-2121 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 16
1999 Ninness B, Hjalmarsson H, Gustafsson F, 'Generalized Fourier and Toeplitz results for rational orthonormal bases', SIAM JOURNAL ON CONTROL AND OPTIMIZATION, 37 429-460 (1999) [C1]
DOI 10.1137/S0363012996305437
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 14
1999 Ninness 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]
DOI 10.1109/9.774110
Citations Scopus - 79Web of Science - 65
1999 Akcay 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]
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 16
1999 Ninness B, 'Aspects of linear estimation in H8 ', International Journal of Control, 72 1402-1416 (1999)

A recent but rapidly maturing field in the area of system identification has been that of 'estimation in H8'. Greatly influencing this work has been the phenomenon that no linear ... [more]

A recent but rapidly maturing field in the area of system identification has been that of 'estimation in H8'. Greatly influencing this work has been the phenomenon that no linear (in-the-data) algorithm exists which is 'robustly convergent'. This paper conducts a study of this issue by combining specific new analysis together with existing results from the mathematics literature on the topic of polynomial approximation theory. Particular attention is paid to the role of model order, and this leads to the consideration of model order selection from a deterministic worst-case perspective.

Citations Scopus - 1
1999 Ninness BM, 'Aspects of Linear Estimation in H(infinity)', International Journal of Control, 72, No. 5 1402-1416 (1999) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 1
1999 Akcay 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]
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 23
1999 Akcay H, Ninness BM, 'Orthonormal Basis Functions for Modelling Continuous-Time Systems', IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 77 261-274 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 57Web of Science - 45
1998 Akcay H, Islam SM, Ninness B, 'Identification of power transformer models from frequency response data: A case study', SIGNAL PROCESSING, 68 307-315 (1998)
DOI 10.1016/S0165-1684(98)00080-2
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 13
1998 Akcay 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)
Citations Scopus - 1
1998 Akcay 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)
Citations Scopus - 1
1998 Akcay 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)
Citations Web of Science - 1
1998 Ninness BM, 'A Stochastic Approach to Linear Estimation in H(infinity)*', Automatica, 34 405-414 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
1998 Akcay H, Ninness BM, 'Rational Basis Functions for Robust Identification from Frequency and Time-Domain Measurements', Automatica, 34 1101-1117 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 45Web of Science - 36
1998 Ninness BM, 'Estimation of 1/f Noise', IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 44 32-46 (1998) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/18.650986
Citations Scopus - 57Web of Science - 43
1998 Ninness BM, Gomez JC, 'Frequency Domain Analysis of Tracking and Noise Performance of Adaptive Algorithms', IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 46 1314-1332 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 5
1998 Akcay H, Ninness BM, 'On the worst-case divergence of the least-squares algorithm', Systems and Control Letters, 33 19-24 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
1997 Ninness B, 'Stochastic processes, estimation, and control: The entropy approach', Automatica, 33 2093-2094 (1997)
DOI 10.1016/S0005-1098(97)00131-3
1997 Ninness B, Goodwin G, 'A unifying construction of orthonormal bases for system identificatio', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL, 42 (4) 515-521 (1997) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 243Web of Science - 187
1996 Ninness B, 'Integral constraints on the accuracy of least-squares estimation', AUTOMATICA, 32 391-397 (1996)
DOI 10.1016/0005-1098(95)00145-X
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11
1995 NINNESS BM, GOODWIN GC, 'RAPPROCHEMENT BETWEEN BOUNDED-ERROR AND STOCHASTIC ESTIMATION THEORY', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADAPTIVE CONTROL AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, 9 107-132 (1995)
DOI 10.1002/acs.4480090111
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
1995 GRAINGER 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)
DOI 10.1016/0967-0661(95)00190-6
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
1995 Ninness B, Goodwin G, 'Estimation of Model Quality', AUTOMATICA, 31 (12) 1771-1797 (1995) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 125Web of Science - 93
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
1992 GOODWIN 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)
DOI 10.1109/9.148344
Citations Scopus - 147Web of Science - 139
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
1992 Ninness BM, Goodwin GC, 'Robust frequency response estimation accounting for noise and undermodelling', Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 4 2847-2851 (1992)

This paper addresses the problem of providing bounds on estimated plant frequency responses in a form suitable for robust control design. Our approach is to consider the undermode... [more]

This paper addresses the problem of providing bounds on estimated plant frequency responses in a form suitable for robust control design. Our approach is to consider the undermodelling as a particular realisation of a random variable and to derive bounds based on averages over all possible noise realisations and over all possible undermodelling realisations. We critically examine the performance of these bounds relative to those that would be obtained by fitting a high order model to the data and then truncating to a low order model. We also show that the parameter in the distribution for the undermodelling can be estimated from the data analagously to the way measurement noise variance is estimated from prediction errors. We propose several new estimators and examine their finite data and asymptotic properties.

Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
1992 NINNESS 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)
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
1992 VILLANEUVA 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)
1990 Ninness BM, Goodwin GG, Godfrey N, 'Development of an adaptive control toolbox', National Conference Publication - Institution of Engineers, Australia, 136-140 (1990)
1989 GOODWIN 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)
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
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Conference (62 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Weller SR, Schulz BP, Ninness BM, 'Identification of linear climate models from the CMIP3 multimodel ensemble', Proceedings of the 19th IFAC World Congress, 2014, Cape Town, South Africa (2014) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20140824-6-ZA-1003.01929
Co-authors Steven Weller
2014 Ninness B, Tran KT, Kellett CM, 'Bayesian Dynamic System Estimation', Proceedings of the 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Los Angeles, California, USA (2014) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/CDC.2014.7039656
Co-authors Chris Kellett
2014 Godoy BI, Valenzuela PE, Rojas CR, Aguero JC, Ninness B, 'A novel input design approach for systems with quantized output data', 2014 European Control Conference, ECC 2014, Strasbourg, France (2014) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/ECC.2014.6862329
Co-authors Juan Aguero
2013 Fleming AJ, Ninness B, Wills AG, 'Spectral estimation using dual sensors with uncorrelated noise', IEEE SENSORS 2013 - Proceedings, Baltimore, MD (2013) [E2]
DOI 10.1109/ICSENS.2013.6688583
Co-authors Andrew Fleming
2012 Wills 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]
2012 Henriksen 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]
2011 Wills 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]
DOI 10.3182/20110828-6-it-1002.02857
Citations Scopus - 6
2011 Wills AG, Schon TB, Ljung L, Ninness BM, 'Blind identification of Wiener models', Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress, 2011, Milano, Italy (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20110828-6-it-1002.02610
2010 Ninness 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]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2010 Wills 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]
Citations Scopus - 1
2009 Ninness BM, 'Some system identification challenges and approaches', Proceedings of the 15th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Saint-Malo, France (2009) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20090706-3-fr-2004.0441
Citations Scopus - 1
2009 Wills AG, Ninness BM, 'Estimation of generalised Hammerstein-Wiener systems', Proceedings of the 15th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Saint-Malo, France (2009) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20090706-3-fr-2004.0179
Citations Scopus - 6
2009 Wills 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]
DOI 10.3182/20090706-3-FR-2004.0314
Citations Scopus - 1
2009 Knagge 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]
2009 Mills AJ, Wills AG, Ninness BM, 'Nonlinear model predictive control of an inverted pendulum', Proceedings of the American Control Conference, St Louis, MO (2009) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/acc.2009.5160391
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 4
2008 Wills 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]
DOI 10.3182/20080706-5-kr-1001.2594
2008 Bates 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]
DOI 10.1109/pimrc.2008.4699820
Co-authors Steven Weller
2007 Ninness BM, Wills AG, 'An Identification Toolbox for Profiling Novel Techniques', Preprints of the 14th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Newcastle, Australia (2007) [E1]
2007 Schon TB, Wills AG, Ninness BM, 'Maximum Likelihood Nonlinear System Estimation', Preprints of the 14th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Newcastle, Australia (2007) [E1]
2007 Schon 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]
2007 Wills 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]
2006 Wills AG, Ninness BM, Gibson SH, 'On Gradient-Based Search For Multivariable System Estimates', Proceedings of 16th IFAC World Congress, Prague, Czech Republic (2006) [E1]
2006 Ninness BM, Wills AG, Gibson SH, 'The University of Newcastle Identification ToolBox', Proceedings of The 16th IFAC World Congress, Prague, Czech Republic (2006) [E1]
2006 Knagge 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]
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Steven Weller
2005 Knagge 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
2005 Henriksen 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
2005 Wills 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]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Reza Moheimani, Andrew Fleming
2004 Ninness BM, 'Closed form frequency domain expressions for best achievable accuracy of spectral density estimation', CD-ROM, Montreal (2004) [E1]
2004 Knagge GS, Woodward G, Weller SR, Ninness BM, 'An optimised parallel tree search for multiuser detection with vlsi implementation strategy', CD ROM, Dallas (2004) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Steven Weller
2003 Ninness BM, Henriksen SJ, 'System Identification via a Computational Bayesian Approach', Proceedings for IFAC SYSID 2003, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2003) [E1]
2003 Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Variance Error Quantifications that are Exact for Finite Model Order', Proceedings for CDC 2003 (CD ROM), Maui, Hawaii, USA (2003) [E1]
2003 Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'On the Frequency Domain Accuracy of Closed Loop Estimates', Proceedings for CDC 2003 (CD ROM), Maui, Hawaii (2003) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2002 Gibson SH, Ninness BM, 'Maximum Likelihood Identification of Bilinear Systems', 15th Triennial World Congress, Barcelona, Spain (2002) [E1]
2002 Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Accurate Quantification of Variance Error', 15th Triennial World Congress, Barcelona, Spain (2002) [E1]
2002 Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Exact Quantification of Variance Error', 15th Triennial World Congress, Barcelona, Spain (2002) [E1]
2002 Ninness BM, Gibson SH, 'Robust and Simple Algorithms for Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Multivariable Systems', 15th Triennial World Congress, Barcelona, Spain (2002) [E1]
2001 Ninness 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]
2000 Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Improved and Quantified Accuracy for Linear Spectral Estimates', AS-SPCC 2000, Canada (2000) [E2]
2000 Bauer D, Ninness BM, 'Asymptotic properties of Hammerstein model estimates', CDC Downunder, Sydney, Australia (2000) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6
2000 Gibson SH, Ninness BM, 'The Relationship between State Space Subspace Identification Methods and the EM Method', CDC Downunder, Sydney, Australia (2000) [E1]
2000 Ninness BM, Weller SR, 'Performance aspects of linear multiuser receivers', Globecom'00, San Francisco, USA (2000) [E1]
Co-authors Steven Weller
2000 Ninness BM, Henriksen S, 'Time and Frequency Scale Modification of Speech Signals', Silver Anniversary ICASSP 2000 Instanbul, Istanbul, Turkey (2000) [E1]
2000 Ninness 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
2000 Ninness BM, Gibson SH, 'Quantifying the Accuracy of Hammerstein Model Estimation', Symposium on System Identification Proceedings (CD-Rom), California, USA (2000) [E1]
2000 Van 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]
1999 Akcay 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]
1999 Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Signal Spectra and Conditioning when using Orthonormal Parameterisation', European Control Conference ECC'99 - Conference Proceedings, Karlsruhe, Germany (1999) [E1]
1999 Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Model Structure and Numerical Properties of Normal Equations', IFAC World Congress 1999, Beijing, P.R. China (1999) [E1]
1999 Hjalmarsson H, Gustafsson F, Ninness BM, 'Asymptotic Variance Expressions for Output Error Model Structures', IFAC World Congress 1999, Beijing, P.R. China (1999) [E1]
1999 Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, Gustafsson F, 'Estimation Variance is not Model Structure Independent', The 7th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, Haifa, Israel (1999) [E1]
1998 Ninness B, Gomez JC, Weller S, 'Frequency domain analysis of adaptive tracking algorithms', (SYSID'97): SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION, VOLS 1-3, KITAKYUSHU, JAPAN (1998)
1998 Hjalmarsson 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)
Citations Web of Science - 1
1998 Ninness 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)
1998 Hjalmarsson 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)
Citations Web of Science - 2
1997 Weller 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)
Citations Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Steven Weller
1995 Ninness 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)
Citations Web of Science - 5
1995 Ninness 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)
1994 NINNESS 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)
Citations Web of Science - 9
1993 NINNESS 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)
DOI 10.1109/CDC.1993.325189
1992 GOODWIN 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)
1991 GOODWIN 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)
1990 SALGADO 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 grants 37
Total funding $5,184,112

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20151 grants / $61,428

Smart Grid Testing Facility$61,428

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Joe (Zhao) Dong, Professor David Hill, Dr Dylan Lu, Dr Gregor Verbic, Dr Jin Ma, Associate Professor Kashem Muttaqi, Professor Darmawan Sutanto, Dr Duane Robinson, Dr Philip Ciufo, Professor Sarath Perera, Doctor Andy Zhao, Professor Brett Ninness, Associate Professor Steven Weller
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500095
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

20141 grants / $466,000

Estimation of Complex Networked Dynamic Systems$466,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Brett Ninness
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1300431
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20132 grants / $359,233

A novel framework for designing input excitation for system identification$339,233

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Kaushik Mahata, Professor Brett Ninness
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200242
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

New System Identification and Estimation Methods using Convex Relaxation Techniques$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Brett Ninness
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300462
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20111 grants / $106,447

Multicore Computing of Advanced Engine Control Algorithms$106,447

Funding body: General Motors, USA.

Funding body General Motors, USA.
Project Team Professor Brett Ninness, Doctor Adrian Wills
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000979
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON Y

20102 grants / $500,000

System Identification of Complex System Models$330,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Brett Ninness
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190055
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

New Model Predictive Control Design Methods$170,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Brett Ninness, Associate Professor Steven Weller
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190095
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20091 grants / $20,000

Fast and Robust Model Predictive Control$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Adrian Wills, Professor Brett Ninness, Doctor Geoffrey Knagge
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189828
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20081 grants / $15,000

Advanced nonlinear constrained control$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Adrian Wills, Professor Brett Ninness
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189105
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20071 grants / $246,090

Advancing System Identification using Modern Optimisation Methods$246,090

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Brett Ninness, Doctor Adrian Wills
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0186347
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20062 grants / $885,282

New Approaches for the Estimation of Complex Dynamic System Models$336,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Brett Ninness
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0185319
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20054 grants / $1,029,933

New Methods and Microelectronics for Wireless Communication Systems$720,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

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
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184265
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

New methods and microelectronics for wireless communication systems$250,000

Funding body: Agere Systems Australia Pty Ltd

Funding body Agere Systems Australia Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Brett Ninness, Associate Professor Steven Weller
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185973
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Australian Communications Research Network (ACoRN)$50,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Steven Weller, Professor Brett Ninness, Associate Professor Sarah Johnson
Scheme Research Networks
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0186088
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

System Identification and Diagnosis via Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods$9,933

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Brett Ninness
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184665
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20031 grants / $176,497

Robust Control and System Identification of Highly Resonant Systems.$176,497

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Reza Moheimani, Professor Brett Ninness
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182060
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20023 grants / $629,285

New Methods for Dynamic System Estimation$360,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Brett Ninness
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181106
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Advanced Space-Time Coded Multiuser Wireless Communications via Test-bed Development$194,285

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Brett Ninness, Associate Professor Steven Weller, Dr C Nicol, Dr L Davis
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181156
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Advanced Space-Time Coded Multiuser Wireless Communications via Test-bed Development.$75,000

Funding body: Lucent Technologies Australia Pty Ltd.

Funding body Lucent Technologies Australia Pty Ltd.
Project Team Professor Brett Ninness, Associate Professor Steven Weller, Dr C Nicol, Dr L Davis
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181879
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20011 grants / $14,000

Development of a Space-Time coded Wireless Local Area Network$14,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Steven Weller, Professor Brett Ninness
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0179970
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20003 grants / $248,400

Applications of Advanced Control to Materials Rolling$186,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Brett Ninness, Emeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin
Scheme Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research & Training Scheme (SPIRT)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0178641
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Applications of Advanced Control to Materials Rolling.$60,000

Funding body: Industrial Automation Services

Funding body Industrial Automation Services
Project Team Professor Brett Ninness
Scheme SPIRT Partner funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0181570
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

IFAC International Symposium on System Identification.$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Brett Ninness
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0180265
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19993 grants / $198,740

System Identification of Nonlinear Dynamic Systems for Closed Loop Control Applications$176,240

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Brett Ninness
Scheme Large Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0177795
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Nonlinear Identification and Control via Pilot Plant Experimentation.$11,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Brett Ninness
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178097
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Signature Set Design for Code-Division Multiple Access Communications.$11,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Steven Weller, Professor Brett Ninness
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178106
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19981 grants / $2,400

Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, Italy 6-10 July 1998$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Brett Ninness
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0180371
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19963 grants / $99,400

EXAMINATION OF THE USE OF ORTHONORMAL BASIS FUNCTIONS IN SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION$90,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Brett Ninness
Scheme Large Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0175249
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Development of improved methods for estimation of audio signals for applications in speech compression and recognition.$7,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Brett Ninness, Dr Salvatore Crisafulli
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0175657
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

International Federation of the Automatic Control World Congress - San Fransisco$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Brett Ninness
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0176347
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19951 grants / $2,500

European Control Conference (Rome) - 22-25 August 1995$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Brett Ninness
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0175625
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19943 grants / $111,177

Analysis of the Interplay between system identification and robust controller design$102,677

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Brett Ninness
Scheme Large Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0175453
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Brett Ninness
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0174761
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Brett Ninness
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0175109
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19931 grants / $2,300

'Annual IEEE Conf. on Decision & Control', San Antonio, Texas, 15 - 17 Dec 1993$2,300

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Brett Ninness
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0174433
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19921 grants / $10,000

Research On Industrial Control Projects$10,000

Funding body: Department of Industry, Science & Resources

Funding body Department of Industry, Science & Resources
Project Team Emeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Professor Brett Ninness
Scheme DIST Advanced Manufacturing Technology (Defunct)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1992
Funding Finish 1992
GNo G0173426
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed9
Current3

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters1
PhD0.2

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Masters High-Performance System Modelling Using Graphics Processing Units (GPUs)
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD A Cyber Physical System Based Networked Control for Electric Vehicles
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 Masters Computational Solution for Delivering Bayesian System Identification
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 PhD Soft Detection of Spatially Diverse Wireless Communications via Stochastic Sampling
Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Algorithms and Hardware Implementation of a Processor for Low Complexity and High Performance Multi-Antenna Receivers
Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Computational Bayesian Methods for Communications and Control
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Vibration and Position Control of Piezoelectric Tube Scanners for Fast Atomic Force Microscopy
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2009 Masters A Reconfigurable Prototyping System for Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Communications
Elec&Electronic Eng&Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2009 Masters Design of Low-Density Parity-Check Codes for Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Wireless Systems
Elec&Electronic Eng&Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2007 PhD Algorithms and Application Specific Integrated Circuits for Combinatorial Optimisation in Wireless Communications
Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2003 PhD Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Multivariable Dynamic Systems via the EM algorithm
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2002 Masters Modern CDMA Wireless Communication Systems
Elec&Electronic Eng&Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
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Professor Brett Ninness

Position

Pro Vice-Chancellor
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact Details

Email brett.ninness@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6025
Mobile 0438614163
Fax (02) 4921 6993

Office

Room EF107
Building Engineering A
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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