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Associate Professor Steven Weller

Associate Professor

School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Career Summary

Biography

I received the B.E. (Hons.I.) degree in Computer Engineering in 1988, the M.E. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1992, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 1994, all from the University of Newcastle, Australia. During 1994–1997, I was a Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia. In 1997, I joined the University of Newcastle, where I'm currently an Associate Professor. I served as Head of School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (2007–2009), and Assistant Dean Research (2011–2013) for the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, where I'm currently Deputy Head of Faculty. My research interests are in the areas of control theory and its application to energy systems and climate.

Research Expertise
My research interests are in control theory and its application to energy systems and climate.

Teaching Expertise
GENG1600 Sustainable Energy - the Australian setting: 2011-present ELEC1700 Computer Engineering 1: 2006-present ENGY7000 Energy & Technology Principles: 2012-present ELEC4560 Wireless Systems & Advanced Communications: 2005-2008 ELEC2500 Introduction to Telecommunications: 2001-2006 ELEC2700 Computer Engineering 2: 1999-2003 ELEC440 Automatic Control: 1998-2000

Administrative Expertise
Deputy Head of Faculty, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, 2013-present Assistant Dean (Research), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, 2011-2013 Member, University Committee on Environmental Sustainability (UCES), 2010-2013 Head of School, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2007-2009 Interim Director, EnergyAustralia Centre of Excellence in Intelligent Electricity Networks, 2009-2010 Member of Academic Senate, 2006-2008 Postgraduate Studies Director, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 1999-2007 Member, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (FE&BE) Research Training Committee, 2003-2006


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), University of Newcastle
  • Master of Engineering, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • automatic control
  • computer engineering
  • control systems
  • signal processing
  • sustainable energy
  • telecommunications

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
090699 Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2010 - 31/12/2014 Editorial Board - ISRN Communications and Networking ISRN Communications and Networking
Australia
1/08/2009 -  Principal Fellow The University of Melbourne
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Australia
1/01/2006 - 31/12/2006 Editorial Board - IEEE Information Theory Society SA/NSW/Victoria Joint Chapter IEEE Information Theory Society SA/NSW/Victoria Joint Chapter
Australia
1/01/1988 -  Membership - Insititute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Maths and IT IntReader - ARC ARC (Australian Research Council)

Awards

Recognition

Year Award
2012 Faculty Teaching and Learning Mentor
University of Newcastle
2012 Teaching Innovation Award
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
2010 University of Newcastle nomination for an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Citation
University of Newcastle
2009 Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
University of Newcastle
1999 Excellence in Engineering Education Award
Institution of Engineers Australia (IEAust)

Research Award

Year Award
2012 IET Control Theory & Applications Premium Award
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Invitations

Keynote Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2005 Low-density parity-check codes: From principles to practice
Organisation: Australian Communications Theory Workshop Description: Invited Research Overview presentation at the Australian Communications Theory Workshop (AusCTW'05), 2-4 February 2005, Brisbane, Australia
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Publications

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


Chapter (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Murray AT, Weller SR, 'A Digital Signal Processing Architecture for Soft-Output MIMO Lattice Reduction Aided Detection', Design and Architectures for Digital Signal Processing, InTech, Rijeka, Croatia 231-258 (2013) [B1]
DOI 10.5772/51649
2003 Johnson SJ, Weller SR, 'Low-density parity-check codes: Design and decoding', Wiley Encyclopedia of Telecommunications, Wiley Interscience, Brisbane 1-18 (2003) [B1]
Co-authors Sarah Johnson
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 Brett Ninness

Journal article (36 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Ratnam 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)

Several studies have suggested that battery storage co-located with solar photovoltaics (PV) benefits electricity distributors in maintaining system voltages within acceptable lim... [more]

Several studies have suggested that battery storage co-located with solar photovoltaics (PV) benefits electricity distributors in maintaining system voltages within acceptable limits. However, without careful coordination, these potential benefits might not be realized. In this paper we propose an optimization-based algorithm for the scheduling of residential battery storage co-located with solar PV, in the context of PV incentives such as feed-in tariffs. Our objective is to maximize the daily operational savings that accrue to customers, while penalizing large voltage swings stemming from reverse power flow and peak load. To achieve this objective we present a quadratic program (QP)-based algorithm. To complete our assessment of the customer benefit, the QP-based scheduling algorithm is applied to measured load and generation data from 145 residential customers located in an Australian distribution network. The results of this case study confirm the QP-based scheduling algorithm significantly penalizes reverse power flow and peak loads corresponding to peak time-of-use billing. In the context of feed-in tariffs, the majority of customers exhibited operational savings when QP energy-shifting.

DOI 10.1016/j.renene.2014.09.008
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Chris Kellett
2015 Ratnam E, Weller SR, Kellett C, 'Scheduling residential battery storage with solar PV: Assessing the benefits of net metering', Applied Energy, 155 881-891 (2015)
DOI 10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.06.061
Co-authors Chris Kellett
2015 Ratnam 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)

Several studies have suggested that battery storage co-located with solar photovoltaics (PV) benefits electricity distributors in maintaining system voltages within acceptable lim... [more]

Several studies have suggested that battery storage co-located with solar photovoltaics (PV) benefits electricity distributors in maintaining system voltages within acceptable limits. However, without careful coordination, these potential benefits might not be realized. In this paper we propose an optimization-based algorithm for the scheduling of residential battery storage co-located with solar PV, in the context of PV incentives such as feed-in tariffs. Our objective is to maximize the daily operational savings that accrue to customers, while penalizing large voltage swings stemming from reverse power flow and peak load. To achieve this objective we present a quadratic program (QP)-based algorithm. To complete our assessment of the customer benefit, the QP-based scheduling algorithm is applied to measured load and generation data from 145 residential customers located in an Australian distribution network. The results of this case study confirm the QP-based scheduling algorithm significantly penalizes reverse power flow and peak loads corresponding to peak time-of-use billing. In the context of feed-in tariffs, the majority of customers exhibited operational savings when QP energy-shifting.

DOI 10.1016/j.renene.2014.09.008
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Chris Kellett
2015 Ratnam E, Weller SR, Kellett C, 'Scheduling residential battery storage with solar PV: Assessing the benefits of net metering', Applied Energy, 155 881-891 (2015)
DOI 10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.06.061
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Chris Kellett
2015 Worthmann K, Kellett CM, Braun P, Grune L, Weller SR, 'Distributed and decentralized control of residential energy systems incorporating battery storage', IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 6 1914-1923 (2015)
DOI 10.1109/TSG.2015.2392081
Co-authors Chris Kellett
2015 Ratnam E, Weller SR, Kellett C, 'Scheduling residential battery storage with solar PV: Assessing the benefits of net metering', Applied Energy, 155 881-891 (2015)
DOI 10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.06.061
Co-authors Chris Kellett
2012 Tong J, Schreier PJ, Weller SR, 'Design and analysis of large MIMO systems with Krylov subspace receivers', IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 60 2482-2493 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
2012 Tong J, Schreier PJ, Weller SR, 'Linear precoding for MIMO systems with low-complexity receivers', IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 11 2828-2837 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
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 Brett Ninness
2010 Rueffer 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]
DOI 10.1049/iet-cta.2009.0233
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Chris Kellett, Bjorn Ruffer
2010 Ruffer 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.automatica.2010.03.012
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 20
Co-authors Chris Kellett, Bjorn Ruffer
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 Brett Ninness
2009 Johnson SJ, Weller SR, 'Practical interleavers for repeat-accumulate codes', IEEE Transactions on Communications, 57 1225-1228 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/tcomm.2009.05.060382
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Sarah Johnson
2008 Kellett CM, Weller SR, 'Bifurcations in iterative decoding and root locus plots', IET Control Theory and Applications, 2 1086-1093 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1049/iet-cta:20080090
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Chris Kellett
2008 Johnson SJ, Weller SR, 'Combinatorial interleavers for systematic regular repeat-accumulate codes', IEEE Transactions on Communications, 56 1201-1206 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/tcomm.2008.041247
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Sarah Johnson
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 Brett Ninness
2007 Weller SR, 'Sensitivity limitations for multivariable linear filtering', Journal of Control Science and Engineering, 1-8 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1155/2007/27190
2006 Johnson SJ, Weller SR, 'Constraining LDPC degree distributions for improved error floor performance', IEEE Communications Letters, 10 103-105 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/LCOMM.2006.02001.
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Sarah Johnson
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 Brett Ninness
2005 Knagge G, Davis L, Woodward G, Weller SR, 'VLSI preprocessing techniques for MUD and MIMO sphere detection', 6th Australian Communications Theory Workshop 2005, Proceedings, 221-228 (2005)
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 Brett Ninness
2004 Johnson SJ, Weller SR, 'Codes for iterative decoding from partial geometies', IEEE Transactions on Communications, 52 236-243 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TCOMM.2003.822737
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 21
Co-authors Sarah Johnson
2003 Johnson SJ, Weller SR, 'Resolvable 2-Designs for Regular Low-Density Parity-Check Codes', IEEE Transactions on Communications, 51 1413-1419 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TCOMM.2003.816946
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 22
Co-authors Sarah Johnson
2003 Johnson SJ, Weller SR, 'A Family if Irregular LDPC Codes with low Encoding Complexity', IEEE Communication Letters, 7 79-81 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/LCOMM.2002.808375
Citations Scopus - 72Web of Science - 57
Co-authors Sarah Johnson
2003 Weller SR, Johnson SJ, 'Regular low-density parity-check codes from oval designs', European Transactions on Teleconmmunications, 14 399-409 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/ett.939
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Sarah Johnson
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 - 41Web of Science - 26
Co-authors Brett Ninness
1999 Weller SR, 'Limiting Zeros of Decouplable MIMO Systems', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 44, No. 1 129-134 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 39Web of Science - 27
1999 Leib H, Weller SR, 'Addendum and Correction to "Optimal Phases for a Family of Quadriphase CDMA Sequences"', IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 45, No. 7 2672-2673 (1999) [C1]
1998 Chen BM, Weller SR, 'Mappings of the finite and infinite zero structures and invertibility structures of general linear multivariable systems under the bilinear transformation (vol 34, pg 111, 1998)', AUTOMATICA, 34 1154-1154 (1998)
1998 Peng Y, Vrancic D, Hanus R, Weller SR, 'Anti-Windup Designs for Multivariable Controllers', Automatica, 34 1559-1565 (1998) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 39
1998 Chen BM, Weller SR, 'Mappings of the Finite and Infinite Zero Structures and Invertibility Structures of General Linear Multivariable Systems Under the Bilinear Transformation', Automatica, 34 111-124 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6
1998 Weller SR, 'Comments on "Zeros of Discretized Continuous Systems Expressed in the Euler Operator-An Asymptotic Analysis"', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 43 1308-1310 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8
1996 Weller SR, Goodwin GC, 'Controller design for partial decoupling of linear multivariable systems', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONTROL, 63 535-556 (1996)
DOI 10.1080/00207179608921856
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
1994 WELLER S, GOODWIN GC, 'HYSTERESIS SWITCHING ADAPTIVE-CONTROL OF LINEAR-MULTIVARIABLE SYSTEMS', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL, 39 1360-1375 (1994)
DOI 10.1109/9.299622
Citations Scopus - 90Web of Science - 75
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
1993 WELLER S, FEUER A, GOODWIN GC, POOR HV, 'INTERRELATIONS BETWEEN CONTINUOUS AND DISCRETE LATTICE FILTER STRUCTURES', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS II-ANALOG AND DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING, 40 705-713 (1993)
DOI 10.1109/82.251838
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
1993 WELLER S, GOODWIN GC, 'CONTROLLER-DESIGN FOR PARTIAL DECOUPLING OF LINEAR-MULTIVARIABLE SYSTEMS', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 32ND IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-4, 833-834 (1993)
DOI 10.1109/CDC.1993.325033
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Graham Goodwin
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Conference (42 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Weller SR, Hafeez S, Kellett CM, 'Estimates of the social cost of carbon using climate models derived from the CMIP3 ensemble', Proc. 3rd ASEAN Australian Engineering Congress (AAEC 2015), Singapore (2015)
Co-authors Chris Kellett
2015 Ali H, Suryadi B, Weller SR, 'CCS development and demonstration for coal-fired power plants in Australia', Proc. 3rd ASEAN Australian Engineering Congress (AAEC 2015), Singapore (2015)
2015 Ratnam E, Weller SR, Kellett CM, 'Assessing the benefits of net metering with residential battery storage', Proc. 3rd ASEAN Australian Engineering Congress (AAEC 2015), Singapore (2015)
Co-authors Chris Kellett
2014 Dong ZY, Xu Y, Zhang R, Meng K, Weller SR, Burke D, Neilson G, 'Dynamic load modelling of industrial feeders and STATCOM placement for short-term voltage stability enhancement', Proc. AORC-CIGRE Technical Meeting 2014, Arcadia Ichigaya, Tokyo, Japan (2014) [E2]
Co-authors Joe Dong
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 Brett Ninness
2014 Worthmann K, Kellett CM, Gruene L, Weller SR, 'Distributed control of residential energy systems using a market maker', Proceedings of the 19th IFAC World Congress, 2014, Cape Town, South Africa (2014) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20140824-6-ZA-1003.01785
Co-authors Chris Kellett
2014 Weller SR, Schulz BP, 'Geoengineering via solar radiation management as a feedback control problem: Controller design for disturbance rejection', Proceedings of the 2014 Australian Control Conference, Canberra, Australia (2014) [E1]
2014 Ali H, Weller SR, 'Carbon dioxide mitigation strategies for the Singapore power generation sector', 2014 World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST) Proceedings, London (2014) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/WCST.2014.7030094
Co-authors Hassan Ali
2013 Ratnam 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]
DOI 10.1109/IREP.2013.6629420
Co-authors Chris Kellett
2013 Ratnam 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)
DOI 10.1109/IREP.2013.6629420
Co-authors Chris Kellett
2012 Chen G, Zhao J, Dong ZY, Weller SR, 'Complex network theory based power grid vulnerability assessment from past to future', APSCOM 2012 Proceedings, Hong Kong (2012) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Andy Zhao, Joe Dong
2011 Tong J, Schreier PJ, Weller SR, Scharf LL, 'Linear precoding for time-varying MIMO channels with low-complexity receivers', 2011 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing. Proceedings, Prague, Czech Republic (2011) [E1]
2011 Tong J, Schreier PJ, Weller SR, 'Precoder design and convergence analysis of MIMO systems with Krylov subspace receivers', 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings, St. Petersburg, Russia (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/ISIT.2011.6034110
2010 Ruffer 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 Chris Kellett
2010 Hayes DF, Johnson SJ, Weller SR, 'Irregular repeat-accumulate-like codes with improved error floor performance', 2010 IEEE Information Theory Workshop, ITW 2010 - Proceedings, Dublin, IRELAND (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/CIG.2010.5592734
Co-authors Sarah Johnson
2009 Murray AT, Weller SR, 'Performance and complexity of adaptive lattice reduction in fading channels', Proceedings of the 2009 Australian Communications Theory Workshop (AusCTW 2009), Sydney, NSW (2009) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/AUSCTW.2009.4805593
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2009 Ruffer 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]
DOI 10.1109/cdc.2009.5400344
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Bjorn Ruffer, Chris Kellett
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 Brett Ninness
2006 Johnson SJ, Weller SR, 'Practical Interleavers for Systematic Repeat-Accumulate Codes', 2006 IEEE 63rd Vehicular Technology Conference, Melbourne, VIC, Australia (2006) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Sarah Johnson
2006 Kellet CM, Weller SR, 'Fixed Points of EXIT Charts', Proceedings 7th Australian Communications Theory Workshop 2006, Perth, WA, Australia (2006) [E1]
Co-authors Chris Kellett
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 Brett Ninness
2006 Kellett CM, Weller SR, 'Bifurcations and EXIT charts for the Binary Erasure Channel', ISIT 2006, Seattle, Washington, USA (2006) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Chris Kellett
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 Brett Ninness
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 Brett Ninness
2005 Johnson SJ, Weller SR, 'Interleaver and Accumulator Design For Systematic Repeat-Accumulate Codes', Proceedings 6th Australian Communications Theory Workshop 2005 : 2-4 February 2005, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, Brisbane, Australia (2005) [E1]
Co-authors Sarah Johnson
2005 Johnson SJ, Weller SR, 'Constructions for Irregular Repeat-Accumulate Codes', Proceedings of 2005 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Adelaide, S. Aust (2005) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Sarah Johnson
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 Brett Ninness
2004 Johnson SJ, Weller SR, 'Structured low-density parity-check codes over non-binary fields', Proceedings of the 5th Australian Communication Theory Workshop 2004, Brisbane (2004) [E1]
Co-authors Sarah Johnson
2003 Johnson SJ, Weller SR, 'High-Rate LDPC Codes from Unital Designs', Proceedings for GLOBECOM 2003, San Francisco, USA (2003) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Sarah Johnson
2003 Johnson SJ, Weller SR, 'Can Cyclic Codes be Useful Low-Density Parity-Check Codes', Proceedings for AUSCTW 2003, Melbourne (2003) [E1]
Co-authors Sarah Johnson
2003 Brown RA, Johnson SJ, Weller SR, 'Performance of Space-Time Block Codes with Finite Geometry LDPC Outer Codes', Proceedings for AUSCTW 2003, University of Melbourne (2003) [E1]
Co-authors Sarah Johnson
2002 Johnson SJ, Weller SR, 'Codes for Iterative Decoding from Partial Geometries', International Symposium on Information Theory 2002, Switzerland (2002) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Sarah Johnson
2002 Johnson SJ, Weller SR, 'Quasi-cyclic LDPC Codes from Difference Families', Proceedings 3rd Australian Communications Theory Workshop 2002, Canberra, Australia (2002) [E1]
Co-authors Sarah Johnson
2001 Johnson SJ, Weller SR, 'Construction of Low-density Parity-check Codes from Kirkman Triple Systems', IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, San Antonio, Texas, USA (2001) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Sarah Johnson
2001 Johnson SJ, Weller SR, 'Regular low-density parity-check codes from combinatorial designs', Proceedings 2001 IEEE Information Theory Workshop, Cairns, Australia (2001)
Citations Web of Science - 40
Co-authors Sarah Johnson
2000 Ninness BM, Weller SR, 'Performance aspects of linear multiuser receivers', Globecom'00, San Francisco, USA (2000) [E1]
Co-authors Brett Ninness
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 Brett Ninness
1999 Weller SR, 'Sampling Zeros and Robust Sampled-Data Control Design', The 7th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, Haifa, Israel (1999) [E1]
1998 Weller SR, Middleton RH, 'On the role of sampling zeros in robust sampled-data control design', Proceedings of the 37th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control., Tampa, Florida USA (1998) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Richard Middleton
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 Brett Ninness
1992 WELLER S, GOODWIN GC, 'HYSTERESIS SWITCHING ADAPTIVE-CONTROL OF LINEAR-MULTIVARIABLE SYSTEMS', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 31ST IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-4, TUCSON, AZ (1992)
Citations Web of Science - 3
1991 FEUER A, WELLER S, GOODWIN GC, 'INTERRELATIONS BETWEEN CONTINUOUS AND DISCRETE LATTICE FILTER STRUCTURES', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 30TH IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-3, BRIGHTON, ENGLAND (1991)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 15
Total funding $2,363,179

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

20121 grants / $21,000

Decentralised grid control$21,000

Funding body: CSIRO - Energy Technology

Funding body CSIRO - Energy Technology
Project Team Associate Professor Steven Weller
Scheme Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1101143
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20101 grants / $170,000

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 Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190095
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20092 grants / $320,000

Iterative subspace expansions for space-time adaptive wireless communications, radar and sonar$270,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Peter Schreier, Associate Professor Steven Weller, Professor Louis Scharf
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0188746
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Teaching Relief - Brankovic$50,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Steven Weller, Professor Ljiljana Brankovic
Scheme Career Enhancement Fellowship for Academic Women
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189809
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20071 grants / $210,000

Dynamical systems and iterative decoding of low-density parity-check codes$210,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Steven Weller, Associate Professor Christopher Kellett
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0186267
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20053 grants / $1,020,000

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 Investigator
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 Investigator
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 Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0186088
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

20041 grants / $257,466

Structured low-density parity-check codes for next-generation digital communications$257,466

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Steven Weller, Associate Professor Sarah Johnson
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183017
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20022 grants / $269,285

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 Investigator
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 Investigator
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 Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0179970
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20001 grants / $9,000

ADSL modem development for high-speed Internet access$9,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Steven Weller
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0178853
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

19991 grants / $11,000

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 Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178106
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed13
Current7

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters1.2
PhD1.25

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 High-Performance System Modelling Using Graphics Processing Units (GPUs)
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2014 A Model Predictive Direct Torque Control Approach in Induction Machines Drive and Control
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2014 Optimal Control of Climate-Economy Integrated Assessment Models
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2013 A Framework to Assist Integration of a Smart Grid with Small Scale Renewables
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2013 The Study of False Data Injection Attacks on State Estimation against Modern Power System
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2013 Advanced Wind Turbine Control for Grid Connections
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2008 Hardware Implementation of Model-Predictive Control
Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Soft Detection of Spatially Diverse Wireless Communications via Stochastic Sampling
Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2013 Algorithms and Hardware Implementation of a Processor for Low Complexity and High Performance Multi-Antenna Receivers
Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2013 Computational Bayesian Methods for Communications and Control
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2010 Radio Access Network Design for the Evolved UMTS Network
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2009 A Reconfigurable Prototyping System for Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Communications
Elec&Electronic Eng&Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2009 Design of Low-Density Parity-Check Codes for Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Wireless Systems
Elec&Electronic Eng&Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2007 Algorithms and Application Specific Integrated Circuits for Combinatorial Optimisation in Wireless Communications
Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2006 Recycling Multicast ATM Switches
Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2004 Charge-Driven Piezoelectric Actuators in Structural Vibration Control Applications
Elec&Electronic Eng&Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2003 Low-density parity-check codes from combinatorial designs
Electrical Engineering, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2003 Performance Analysis and Constrained Control of Fin and Rudder-Based Roll Stabilizers for Ships
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
1998 Applications of multiple operator deconvolution
Electrical Engineering, University of Melbourne
Sole Supervisor
1996 Model-based tracking of low Earth orbit satellites
Electrical Engineering, University of Melbourne
Sole Supervisor
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Associate Professor Steven Weller

Position

Associate Professor
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact Details

Email steven.weller@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 492 16089
Mobile 0409 758 394
Fax (02) 492 16993

Office

Room EAG26
Building Engineering A
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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