Dr James Welsh
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School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Dr Welsh completed a PhD in the area of system identification in 2004. Specifically, his PhD thesis studied ill-conditioning that arises in numerous aspects of system identification. He also proposed several novel techniques and methods to avoid the problems that are associated with this ill-conditioning.He has over ten years of experience as an engineer working in industry. This work focussed on control engineering. Frequently in this work, he used system identification methods to obtain appropriate models. This dual background gives Dr Welsh an important perspective of systems research. In particular, his goal is to emphasise strong theoretical contributions which have genuine practical relevance.
- PhD, University of Newcastle, 2004
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), University of Newcastle, 1998
- Control Systems
- Experiment Design
- System Identification
I have a strong interest in both fundamental and applied research in the areas of control system design and system identification. More recently, I have become involved with research on experiment design for dynamic systems.
Fields of Research
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Centres and Groups
Body relevant to professional practice.
- Member - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (USA)
Faculty of Engineering, University of Newcastle (Australia)
Dean's Medal. Faculty of Engineering, University of Newcastle, Australia.
Spruson & Ferguson Prize in Electrical / Computer Engineering
University of Newcastle (Australia)
Spruson & Ferguson Prize in Electrical / Computer Engineering, University of Newcastle, Australia.
The National Undergraduate Thesis Prize in Automation, Control and Instrumentation
Intitute of Engineers Australia (Australia)
IEAust: The National Undergraduate Thesis Prize in Automation, Control and Instrumentation.
2003 CDC Best Student Paper Award.
IEEE (United States)
Co-author of the 2003 CDC Best Student Paper Award.
Best Research Paper Published by a Research Postgraduate Student in a Peer Reviewed Int. Journal
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of Newcastle. (Australia)
Best Research Paper Published by a Research Postgraduate Student in a Peer Reviewed International Journal, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of New- castle, Australia.
I'm currently the Graduate Studies Adviser for the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. As well as this I am a member of several committees within the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment. These include the Marketing Committee, Industry Advisory Board Secretary, UNISS representative for Electrical Engineering and the Electrical Engineering Equipment Committee. Also I'm a member of the NSW HSC examination committee for Engineering Studies.
- Electrical Engineering
My teaching experience covers the areas of control systems, system identification, electronics and electrical circuit theory.