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Biography

A/Prof. Kellett earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from the University of California Riverside in 1997, and the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2000 and 2002, respectively.

He subsequently held postdoctoral research positions at Ecole des Mines de Paris (France) in the Centre d'Automatique et Systemes, at the University of Melbourne (Australia) in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and at the Hamilton Institute (Ireland), based at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

A/Prof. Kellett joined the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Newcastle in 2006. He has taught a range of subjects across electrical, computer, and telecommunications engineering, while his research interests span control, power systems, communication, and information theory.

A/Prof. Kellett is currently supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship. He has been awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (2011) and a Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany, 2012-2013). In 2013 he was one of eight Australian researchers selected for the Australia-Japan Emerging Research Leaders Exchange Program jointly sponsored by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Engineering Academy of Japan, and the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science.

In 2012, jointly with co-authors Dr. B. Rueffer (U. Paderborn, Germany), A/Prof. P. Dower (U. Melbourne), and A/Prof. S. Weller (U. Newcastle), A/Prof. Kellett received the IET Control Theory and its Applications Premium Award for the best paper published in the journal in 2010-2011.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara - USA, 14/06/2002
  • Master of Science (Electrical Eng & Computer Sc), University of California, Santa Barbara - USA, 18/12/1999
  • Bachelor of Science (Electrical Eng & Mathematics), University of California, Riverside - USA, 13/06/1997

Research

Research keywords

  • Control Theory
  • Nonlinear Systems
  • Robust Control Systems
  • Stability Theory

Research expertise

Dr. Kellett's research interests are in analysis and design of nonlinear control systems. He is particularly interested in stability and performance of nonlinear systems with applications in power networks, telecommunications, and signal processing.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
010203Calculus Of Variations, Systems Theory And Control Theory40
090602Control Systems, Robotics And Automation40
090600Electrical And Electronic Engineering20

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) - Senior Member
  • Member - Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Editorial Board.

  • Editor - IEEE Control Systems Society - Conference Editorial Board

Collaboration

Dr. Kellett has active research collaborations with academic colleagues in Europe, North America, and Australia. In addition to co-authoring over fifty peer-reviewed scholarly articles he is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Introduction to Telecommunications
  • Programmable Logic Design
  • Signals and Systems
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Highlighted Publications

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

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2004Kellett CM, Shim H, Teel AR, 'Further results on robustness of (Possibly discontinuous) sample and hold feedback', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL, 49 1081-1089 (2004) [C1]
2010Ruffer BS, Kellett CM, Weller SR, 'Connection between cooperative positive systems and integral input-to-state stability of large-scale systems', Automatica, 46 1019-1027 (2010) [C1]
2004Kellett CM, Teel AR, 'Discrete-time asymptotic controllability implies smooth control-Lyapunov function', SYSTEMS & CONTROL LETTERS, 52 349-359 (2004) [C1]
2005Kellett CM, Teel AR, 'On the robustness of KL-stability for difference inclusions: Smooth discrete-time Lyapunov functions', SIAM JOURNAL ON CONTROL AND OPTIMIZATION, 44 777-800 (2005) [C1]

Publications

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

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Journal article (25 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Ratnam EL, Weller SR, Kellett CM, 'An optimization-based approach to scheduling residential battery storage with solar PV: Assessing customer benefit', Renewable Energy, 75 123-134 (2015)
2014Kellett CM, 'A compendium of comparison function results', Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems, (2014) [D1]
2014Ong L, Johnson SJ, Kellett CM, 'On the capacity of the binary-symmetric parallel-relay network', TRANSACTIONS ON EMERGING TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES, 25 217-230 (2014)
2014Grune L, Kellett CM, 'ISS-lyapunov functions for discontinuous discrete-time systems', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 59 3098-3103 (2014)
2013Ong L, Lechner G, Johnson SJ, Kellett CM, 'The Three-User Finite-Field Multi-Way Relay Channel with Correlated Sources', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, 61 3125-3135 (2013) [C1]
2012Ong LL, Kellett CM, Johnson SJ, 'On the equal-rate capacity of the AWGN multiway relay channel', IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 58 5761-5769 (2012) [C1]
2012Ong LL, Johnson SJ, Kellett CM, 'The half-duplex AWGN single-relay channel: Full decoding or partial decoding?', IEEE Transactions on Communications, 60 3156-3160 (2012) [C1]
2012Dower PM, Zhang H, Kellett CM, 'Nonlinear L-2-gain verification for nonlinear systems', Systems & Control Letters, 61 563-572 (2012) [C1]
2012Kellett CM, 'A project-based learning approach to programmable logic design and computer architecture', IEEE Transactions on Education, 55 378-383 (2012) [C1]
2011Ong LL, Johnson SJ, Kellett CM, 'The capacity region of multiway relay channels over finite fields with full data exchange', IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 57 3016-3031 (2011) [C1]
2011Johnson SJ, Ong LL, Kellett CM, 'Joint channel-network coding strategies for networks with low-complexity relays', European Transactions on Telecommunications, 22 396-406 (2011) [C1]
2010Rueffer BS, Kellett CM, Dower PM, Weller SR, 'Belief propagation as a dynamical system: The linear case and open problems', IET Control Theory and Applications, 4 1188-1200 (2010) [C1]
2010Ong LL, Johnson SJ, Kellett CM, 'An optimal coding strategy for the binary multi-way relay channel', IEEE Communications Letters, 14 330-332 (2010) [C1]
2010Ruffer BS, Kellett CM, Weller SR, 'Connection between cooperative positive systems and integral input-to-state stability of large-scale systems', Automatica, 46 1019-1027 (2010) [C1]
2008Kellett CM, Weller SR, 'Bifurcations in iterative decoding and root locus plots', IET Control Theory and Applications, 2 1086-1093 (2008) [C1]
2007Leith DJ, Kellett C, Clifford P, Epperlein J, Shorten RN, 'A non-invasive method for link upgrade planning using coarse-grained measurements', IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, 11 1037-1039 (2007) [C1]
2007Kellett CM, Teel AR, 'Sufficient conditions for robustness of KL-stability for difference inclusions', Mathematics of Control Signals and Systems, 19 183-205 (2007) [C1]
2007Shorten RN, Kellett CM, Leith DJ, 'On the dynamics of TCP's higher moments', IEEE Communications Letters, 11 210-212 (2007) [C1]
2007Kellett CM, Middleton RH, Shorten RN, 'On AIMD congestion control in multiple bottleneck networks', IEEE Communications Letters, 11 631-633 (2007) [C1]
2006Stanojevic R, Shorten RN, Kellett CM, 'Adaptive tuning of drop-tail buffers for reducing queueing delays', IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, 10 570-572 (2006) [C1]
2005Kellett CM, Teel AR, 'On the robustness of KL-stability for difference inclusions: Smooth discrete-time Lyapunov functions', SIAM JOURNAL ON CONTROL AND OPTIMIZATION, 44 777-800 (2005) [C1]
2004Kellett CM, Shim H, Teel AR, 'Further results on robustness of (Possibly discontinuous) sample and hold feedback', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL, 49 1081-1089 (2004) [C1]
2004Kellett CM, Teel AR, 'Discrete-time asymptotic controllability implies smooth control-Lyapunov function', SYSTEMS & CONTROL LETTERS, 52 349-359 (2004) [C1]
2004Kellett CM, Teel AR, 'Smooth Lyapunov functions and robustness of stability for difference inclusions', SYSTEMS & CONTROL LETTERS, 52 395-405 (2004) [C1]
2004Kellett CM, Teel AR, 'Weak converse Lyapunov theorems and control-Lyapunov functions', SIAM JOURNAL ON CONTROL AND OPTIMIZATION, 42 1934-1959 (2004) [C1]
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Conference (36 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Hafstein S, Kellett CM, Li H, 'Continuous and piecewise affine Lyapunov functions using the Yoshizawa construction', Proceedings of the 2014 American Control Conference, Portland, Oregon (2014) [E1]
2014Ong L, Johnson SJ, Kellett CM, 'Optimal coding functions for pairwise message sharing on finite-field multi-way relay channels', 2014 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2014 (2014)
2013Kellett CM, Dower PM, 'Stability of (integral) Input-to-State Stable Interconnected Nonlinear Systems via Qualitative Equivalences', 2013 3rd Australian Control Conference (AUCC), Perth, Australia (2013) [E1]
2013Ratnam EL, Weller SR, Kellett CM, 'An Optimization-Based Approach for Assessing the Benefits of Residential Battery Storage and Solar PV', Bulk Power System Dynamics and Control - IX Optimization, Security and Control of the Emerging Power Grid (IREP), 2013 IREP Symposium, Rethymnon, Greece (2013) [E1]
2013Kellett CM, Wirth FR, Dower PM, 'Input-to-state stability, integral input-to-state stability, and unbounded level sets', Proceedings of the 9th IFAC Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems, Toulouse, France (2013) [E1]
2012Kellett CM, Dowerz PM, 'A generalization of Input-to-State Stability', Proceedings of the 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Maui, Hawaii (2012) [E1]
2012Dower PM, Kellett CM, Zhang H, 'A weak L2-gain property for nonlinear systems', Proceedings of the 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Maui, Hawaii (2012) [E1]
2011Ong LL, Timo R, Lechner G, Johnson SJ, Kellett CM, 'The finite field multi-way relay channel with correlated sources: The three-user case', 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings (ISIT), St. Petersburg, Russia (2011) [E1]
2011Zhang H, Dower PM, Kellett CM, 'State feedback controller synthesis to achieve a nonlinear L2-gain property', Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress, 2011, Milano, Italy (2011) [E1]
2011Dower PM, Zhang H, Kellett CM, 'A verification theorem for nonlinear systems with nonlinear L 2-gain', Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Control Conference, AUCC 2011, Melbourne, Vic (2011) [E1]
2011Ong LL, Kellett CM, Johnson SJ, 'On achievable rate regions of the asymmetric AWGN two-way relay channel', 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings (ISIT), St. Petersburg, Russia (2011) [E1]
2010Dower PM, Zhang H, Kellett CM, 'Nonlinear L2-gain analysis via a cascade', Proceedings of the 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (2010) [E1]
2010Ong LL, Johnson SJ, Kellett CM, 'The capacity of a class of multi-way relay channels', Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Communications Systems (ICCS 2010), Singapore (2010) [E1]
2010Ong LL, Johnson SJ, Kellett CM, 'Functional-decode-forward for the general discrete memoryless two-way relay channel', Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Communications Systems (ICCS 2010), Singapore (2010) [E1]
2010Ong LL, Kellett CM, Johnson SJ, 'Capacity theorems for the AWGN multi-way relay channel', Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2010), Austin, TX (2010) [E1]
2010Zhang H, Dower PM, Kellett CM, 'A bounded real lemma for nonlinear L2-gain', Proceedings of the 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (2010) [E1]
2010Ong LL, Johnson SJ, Kellett CM, 'The binary-symmetric parallel-relay network', Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2010), Austin, TX (2010) [E1]
2010Ruffer BS, Dower PM, Kellett CM, Weller SR, 'On robust stability of the belief propagation algorithm for LDPC decoding', Proceedings of the Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS), Budapest, Hungary (2010) [E2]

Co-authors: Steven Weller

2010Ruffer BS, Kellett CM, Dower PM, 'On copositive Lyapunov functions for a class of monotone systems', 9th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory Networks Systems (MTNS), Budapest, Hungary (2010) [E2]
2009Ong LL, Johnson SJ, Kellett CM, 'Achievable rate regions of the butterfly network with noisy links and end-to-end error correction', 2009 IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW 2009), Taormina, Sicily (2009) [E1]
2009Ruffer BS, Kellett CM, Weller SR, 'Integral input-to-state stability of interconnected iISS systems by means of a lower-dimensional comparison system', Proceedings of the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2009 held jointly with the 2009 28th Chinese Control Conference, CDC/CCC 2009, Shanghai, China (2009) [E1]
2008Dower PM, Kellett CM, 'A dynamic programming approach to the approximation of nonlinear L2-gain', Proceedings of the 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Cancun, Mexico (2008) [E1]
2007Johnson SJ, Kellett CM, 'Joint Network and Channel Coding for Cooperative Networks', 2007 AUSTRALASIANTELECOMMUNICATION NETWORKS AND APPLICATIONS CONFERENCE, Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND (2007)
2006Kellett CM, Weller SR, 'Bifurcations and EXIT charts for the Binary Erasure Channel', ISIT 2006, Seattle, Washington, USA (2006) [E1]

Co-authors: Steven Weller

2006Middleton RH, Kellett CM, Shorten RN, 'Fairness and Convergence Results for Additive-Increase Multiplicative-Decrease Multiple-Bottleneck Networks', Proceedings of the 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Diego, CA, USA (2006) [E1]

Co-authors: Richard Middleton

2006Kellet CM, Weller SR, 'Fixed Points of EXIT Charts', Proceedings 7th Australian Communications Theory Workshop 2006, Perth, WA, Australia (2006) [E1]

Co-authors: Steven Weller

2006Kellett CM, 'Root locus plots and iterative decoding', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 45TH IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-14, San Diego, CA (2006) [E1]
2006Kellett CM, Shorten RN, Leith DJ, 'Sizing Internet router buffers, active queue management, and the Lur'e problem', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 45TH IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-14, San Diego, CA (2006) [E1]
2005Kellett CM, Mareels IMY, Ne┬┐ic D, 'Stability results for networked control systems subject to packet dropouts', IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline) (2005) [E1]
2004Kellett CM, Praly L, 'Nonlinear control tools for low thrust orbital transfer', Nonlinear control systems 2004 : a proceedings volume from the 6th IFAC symposium, Stuttgart, Gerrmany (2004) [E1]
2003Kellett CM, Teel AR, 'Results on converse Lyapunov theorems for difference inclusions', 42ND IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-6, PROCEEDINGS, Maui, HI (2003) [E1]
2003Kellett CM, Teel AR, 'Results on discrete-time control-Lyapunov functions', 42ND IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-6, PROCEEDINGS, Maui, HI (2003) [E1]
2002Kellett CM, Teel AR, 'On robustness of stability and Lyapunov functions for discontinuous difference equations', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 41ST IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-4, LAS VEGAS, NV (2002) [E1]
2002Kellett CM, Shim HB, Teel AR, 'Robustness of discontinuous feedback via sample and hold control', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2002 AMERICAN CONTROL CONFERENCE, VOLS 1-6, ANCHORAGE, AK (2002) [E1]
2000Kellett CM, Teel AR, 'A converse Lyapunov theorem for weak uniform asymptotic stability of sets', Proceedings of Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, Perpignan (2000) [E1]
2000Kellett CM, Teel AR, 'Uniform asymptotic controllability to a set implies locally Lipschitz control-Lyapunov function', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 39TH IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-5, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (2000) [E1]
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Report (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Kellett CM, Shorten RN, Leith DJ, 'Delay-based congestion control', Cisco Systems, Inc (2006) [R2]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants6
Total funding$1,292,016

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2012 (1 grants)

Development of a distributed algorithm for assigning charge rates to electric vehicles (load management)$30,000
Funding Body: CSIRO - Energy Technology

Project Team
Professor Rick Middleton, Associate Professor Christopher Kellett, Ms Sonja Stuedli
SchemeRole
Postgraduate Research ScholarshipInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020122014
GNo:G1200823

2011 (1 grants)

A General Framework for the Stability and Robustness of Dynamical Systems$700,316
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Christopher Kellett
SchemeRole
Future FellowshipsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$700,31620112015
GNo:G1100522

2008 (3 grants)

Iterative coding for next generation networks$335,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Sarah Johnson, Associate Professor Christopher Kellett
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$335,00020082010
GNo:G0187513

Nonlinear Control of Alternating Current Motors$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Christopher Kellett
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020082008
GNo:G0189074

IEEE Conference on Decison and Control, Fiesta Americana, Cancun, Mexico, 9/12/2008 - 11/12/2008 $1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Christopher Kellett
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020082008
GNo:G0189400

2007 (1 grants)

Dynamical systems and iterative decoding of low-density parity-check codes$210,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Steven Weller, Associate Professor Christopher Kellett
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$210,00020072009
GNo:G0186267
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions6
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL2.4
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.3

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
20142018M Philosophy(Elec Engineering)Principal SupervisorNonlinear Model Predictive Path Following Control for Model Robot
20142016M Philosophy(Elec Engineering)Co-SupervisorOptimal Control of Climate-Economy Integrated Assessment Models
20142016M Philosophy(Elec Engineering)Principal SupervisorApplying Non-Cooperative Dynamic Interactive Decision Theory to Wind Farms and Other Forms of Distributed Energy Generation, in the Context of Microgrids and/or the (Australian) National Electricity Market (NEM)
20142018PhD (Electrical Engineering)Principal SupervisorA Model Predictive Direct Torque Control Approach in Induction Machines Drive and Control
20132015M Philosophy(Elec Engineering)Co-SupervisorComputational Solution for Delivering Bayesian System Identification
20132015PhD (Electrical Engineering)Co-SupervisorA Framework to Assist Integration of a Smart Grid with Small Scale Renewables
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Associate Professor Christopher Kellett

Work Phone(02) 4921 6090
Email
PositionFuture Fellow
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaElectrical and Computer Engineering
Office
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/chris-kellett