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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

CodeDescriptionPercentage
010299Applied Mathematics not elsewhere classified15
090699Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified75

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2007 - Chair - IEEE Technical Committee on Identification and Adaptive ControlInstitution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Australia
1/09/2006 - Editor in ChiefInstitution of Engineering and Technology - Control Theory and Applications
United Kingdom
1/07/2005 - Chair - IFAC Technical Committee on Modelling, Identification and Signal ProcessingInternational Federation on Automatic Control
Australia
1/06/2004 - 1/04/2006Organising Chair - 14th IFAC Symposium on System IdentificationInternational Federation on Automatic Control
Australia
1/01/2002 - ARC Ozreader - Maths and IT RFCDARC (Australian Research Council)
1/01/1993 - ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Associate Editor - AutomaticaAutomatica Journal
Australia
Associate Editor - IEEE Transactions on Automatic ControlIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Australia

Awards

Distinction

YearAward
2001Tall 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)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2005Van Den Hof P, Ninness BM, 'System Identification With Generalized Orthonormal Basis Functions', Modelling And Identification with Rational Orthogonal Basis Functions, Springer, Berlin 61-102 (2005) [B1]
CitationsScopus - 3
2005Wahlberg B, Ninness BM, Van Den Hof P, 'Introduction', Modelling and Identification With Rational Orthogonal Basis Functions, Springer, Berlin 1-14 (2005) [B1]
2005Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Variance Error, Reproducing Kernels, and Orthonormal Bases', Modelling and Identification with Rational Orthogonal Basis Functions, Springer, Berlin 103-159 (2005) [B1]
2005Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Numerical Conditioning', Modelling and Identification with Rational Orthogonal Basis Functions, Springer, Berlin 161-211 (2005) [B1]
2001Weller SR, Moran W, Ninness BM, Pollington AD, 'Limiting zeros of sampled-data systems with first-order holds', Defence Applications of Signal Processing, Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 272-277 (2001) [B1]
Co-authorsSteven Weller
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Journal article (76 outputs)

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2013Wills 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 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.

DOI10.1016/j.automatica.2012.09.018
CitationsScopus - 16Web of Science - 13
2013Fleming AJ, Ninness B, Wills A, 'Recovering the spectrum of a low level signal from two noisy measurements using the cross power spectral density', Review of Scientific Instruments, 84 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1063/1.4815982
Co-authorsAndrew Fleming
2013Ninness B, Wills A, Mills A, 'UNIT: A freely available system identification toolbox', Control Engineering Practice, 21 631-644 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.conengprac.2012.10.007
CitationsScopus - 2
2012Wills AG, Ninness BM, 'Generalised Hammerstein-Wiener system estimation and a benchmark application', Control Engineering Practice, 20 1097-1108 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2012Wills AG, Knagge GS, Ninness BM, 'Fast linear model predictive control via custom integrated circuit architecture', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 20 59-71 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 29Web of Science - 19
2012Mills AJ, Wills AG, Weller SR, Ninness BM, 'Implementation of linear model predictive control using a field-programmable gate array', IET Control Theory and Applications, 6 1042-1054 (2012) [C1]
DOI10.1049/iet-cta.2010.0739
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsSteven Weller
2011Schon TB, Wills AG, Ninness BM, 'System identification of nonlinear state-space models', Automatica, 47 39-49 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.automatica.2010.10.013
CitationsScopus - 91Web of Science - 65
2010Ninness BM, Henriksen SJ, 'Bayesian system identification via Markov chain Monte Carlo techniques', Automatica, 46 40-51 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.automatica.2009.10.015
CitationsScopus - 23Web of Science - 16
2010Ninness BM, Wills AG, 'Discussion on: 'generalised linear dynamic factor models: An approach via singular autoregressions'', European Journal of Control, 16 225-227 (2010) [C3]
2009Knagge GS, Bickerstaff M, Ninness BM, Weller SR, Woodward G, 'A VLSI 8 x 8 MIMO Near-ML detector with preprocessing', Journal of Signal Processing Systems for Signal Image and Video Technology, 56 229-247 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s11265-008-0222-6
Co-authorsSteven Weller
2009Wills AG, Ninness BM, Gibson S, 'Maximum likelihood estimation of state space models from frequency domain data', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 54 19-33 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1169/tac.2008.2009485
CitationsScopus - 29Web of Science - 20
2008Ninness BM, Henriksen SJ, 'Time-scale modification of speech signals', IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 56 1479-1488 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1109/tsp.2007.909350
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 4
2008Wills AG, Bates DR, Fleming AJ, Ninness BM, Moheimani SO, 'Model predictive control applied to constraint handling in active noise and vibration control', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 16 3-12 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1109/tcst.2007.903062
CitationsScopus - 57Web of Science - 32
Co-authorsReza Moheimani, Andrew Fleming
2008Ninness BM, 'Editor', International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, (2008) [C2]
2008Ninness BM, 'Associate Editor', Journal of Control Science and Engineering, (2008) [C2]
2008Ninness BM, 'Editor-in-chief', IET Control Theory and Applications, (2008) [C2]
2008Ninness BM, 'Associate Editor', Automatica, (2008) [C2]
2008Wills AG, Ninness BM, 'On gradient-based search for multivariable system estimates', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 53 298-306 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TAC.2007.914953
CitationsScopus - 35Web of Science - 21
2008Ninness BM, 'Associate Editor', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, (2008) [C2]
2008Henriksen SJ, Ninness BM, Weller SR, 'Convergence of Markov-chain Monte-Carlo approaches to multiuser and MIMO detection', IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 26 497-505 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1109/JSAC.2008.080408
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsSteven Weller
2007Ninness BM, 'Editorial', IET Control Theory and Applications, 1 1 (2007) [C3]
DOI10.1049/iet-cta:20079030
2007Ninness BM, 'Editor-in-Chief', IET Control Theory and Applications, 1 (2007) [C2]
2007Ninness BM, 'Associate Editor', Automatica, (2007) [C2]
2007Ninness BM, 'Associate Editor', Journal of Control Science and Engineering, (2007) [C2]
2007Ninness BM, 'Associate Editor', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, (2007) [C2]
2006Hjalmarsson H, Ninness BM, 'Least-squares estimation of a class of frequency functions: A finite sample variance expression', Automatica, 42 589-600 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.automatica.2005.12.021
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 13
2005Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Analysis of the variability of joint input-output estimation methods', Automatica, 41 1123-1132 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.automatica.2005.03.006
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 5
2005Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'On the frequency domain accuracy of closed-loop estimates', Automatica, 41 1109-1122 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.automatica.2005.03.005
CitationsScopus - 18Web of Science - 12
2005Gibson S, Ninness BM, 'Robust maximum-likelihood estimation of multivariable dynamic systems', Automatica, 41 1667-1682 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.automatica.2005.05.008
CitationsScopus - 76Web of Science - 48
2005Gibson S, Wills AG, Ninness BM, 'Maximum-likelihood parameter estimation of bilinear systems', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 50 1581-1596 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TAC.2005.856664
CitationsScopus - 35Web of Science - 22
2005Wills 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' 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.

2005Ninness 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 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.

2005Knagge G, Woodward G, Weller SR, Ninness B, 'A VLSI optimised parallel tree search for MIMO', 6th Australian Communications Theory Workshop 2005, Proceedings, 215-220 (2005)
Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsSteven Weller
2005Henriksen S, Ninness B, Weller SR, 'Soft output multiuser detection via a Markov chain Monte Carlo approach', 6th Australian Communications Theory Workshop 2005, Proceedings, 229-235 (2005)
Author URL
Co-authorsSteven Weller
2004Ninness BM, Hjalmarrsson H, 'The effect of regularization on variance error', IEEE transactions on Automatic Control, 49 1142-1147 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TAC.2004.831089
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 7
2004Hjalmarsson H, Ninness B, 'An exact finite sample variance expression for a class of frequency function estimates', 2004 43RD IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL (CDC), VOLS 1-5, 370-375 (2004)
DOI10.1109/CDC.2004.1428657Author URL
2004Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Variance error quantifications that are exact for finite-model order', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 49 1275-1291 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TAC.2004.832202
CitationsScopus - 50Web of Science - 35
2004Stoica P, Li J, Ninness BM, 'The waterbed effect in spectral estimation', IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 21 88,100-89,100 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1109/MSP.2004.1296549
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 7
2004Ninness BM, 'On the crlb for combined model and model-order estimation of stationary stochastic processes', IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 11 293-296 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1109/LSP.2003.821752
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 2
2003Ninness B, 'Robust control of identified models with mixed parametric and non-parametric uncertainties', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CONTROL, 9 381-383 (2003)
Author URL
2003Ninness BM, 'Discussion on: Robust Control of identified Models with Mixed Parametric and Non-Parametric Uncertainties', European Journal of Control, 9 381-383 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.3166/ejc.9.381-383
2003Ninness BM, 'The Asymptotic CRLB for the Spectrum of ARMA Processes', IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 51 1520-1531 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TSP.2003.811244
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 8
2002Bauer D, Ninness BM, 'Asymptotic properties of least-squares estimates of Hammerstein-Wiener models', International Journal of Control, 75 34-51 (2002) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 22Web of Science - 14
2002Ninness B, Henriksen S, Brinsmead T, 'System identification via a computational Bayesian approach', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 41ST IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-4, 1820-1825 (2002)
Author URL
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2002Ninness BM, Gibson SH, 'Quantifying the accuracy of Hammerstein model estimation', Automatica, 38 2037-2051 (2002) [C1]
DOI10.1016/S0005-1098(02)00101-2
CitationsScopus - 41Web of Science - 36
2001Weller SR, Moran W, Ninness BM, Pollington AD, 'Sampling Zeros and the Euler-Frobenius Polynomials', IEEE Transactions of Automatic Control, 46 No. 2 340-343 (2001) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 41Web of Science - 26
Co-authorsSteven Weller
2001Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Model Structure and Numerical Properties of Normal Equations', IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, 48 No. 4 425-437 (2001) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 4
2000Ninness BM, 'Strong Laws of Large Numbers Under Weak Assumptions with Applications', IEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 45, No 11 2117-2121 (2000) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 19Web of Science - 16
1999Ninness 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]
DOI10.1137/S0363012996305437Author URL
CitationsScopus - 24Web of Science - 14
1999Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, Gustafsson F, 'The fundamental Role of General Orthonormal Bases in System Identification', IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 44 Number 7 1384-1406 (1999) [C1]
DOI10.1109/9.774110
CitationsScopus - 78Web of Science - 65
1999Akcay H, Islam SM, Ninness BM, 'Subspace-Based Identification of Power Transformer Models from Frequency Response Data', IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 48 700-704 (1999) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 20Web of Science - 16
1999Ninness 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 (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.

CitationsScopus - 1
1999Ninness BM, 'Aspects of Linear Estimation in H(infinity)', International Journal of Control, 72, No. 5 1402-1416 (1999) [C1]
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
1999Akcay H, Ninness BM, 'Orthonormal Basis Functions for Continuous-Time Systems and Lp-Convergence', Mathematics of Control, Signals and Systems, 12, No. 3 295-305 (1999) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 33Web of Science - 23
1999Akcay H, Ninness BM, 'Orthonormal Basis Functions for Modelling Continuous-Time Systems', IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 77 261-274 (1999) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 55Web of Science - 44
1998Akcay H, Islam SM, Ninness B, 'Identification of power transformer models from frequency response data: A case study', SIGNAL PROCESSING, 68 307-315 (1998)
DOI10.1016/S0165-1684(98)00080-2Author URL
CitationsScopus - 21Web of Science - 12
1998Akcay H, Islam SM, Ninness B, 'Subspace based identification of power transformer models from frequency response data', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1998 AMERICAN CONTROL CONFERENCE, VOLS 1-6, 3398-3402 (1998)
Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1
1998Akcay H, Ninness B, 'Rational basis functions for robust identification from frequency and time domain measurements', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1998 AMERICAN CONTROL CONFERENCE, VOLS 1-6, 3559-3563 (1998)
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1998Akcay H, Ninness B, 'On the worst-case divergence of the least-squares algorithm', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1998 AMERICAN CONTROL CONFERENCE, VOLS 1-6, 3566-3569 (1998)
Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
1998Ninness BM, 'A Stochastic Approach to Linear Estimation in H(infinity)*', Automatica, 34 405-414 (1998) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
1998Akcay H, Ninness BM, 'Rational Basis Functions for Robust Identification from Frequency and Time-Domain Measurements', Automatica, 34 1101-1117 (1998) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 45Web of Science - 36
1998Ninness BM, 'Estimation of 1/f Noise', IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 44 32-46 (1998) [C1]
DOI10.1109/18.650986
CitationsScopus - 56Web of Science - 42
1998Ninness BM, Gomez JC, 'Frequency Domain Analysis of Tracking and Noise Performance of Adaptive Algorithms', IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 46 1314-1332 (1998) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 5
1998Akcay H, Ninness BM, 'On the worst-case divergence of the least-squares algorithm', Systems and Control Letters, 33 19-24 (1998) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 6
1997Ninness B, 'Stochastic processes, estimation, and control: The entropy approach', Automatica, 33 2093-2094 (1997)
DOI10.1016/S0005-1098(97)00131-3
1997Ninness B, Goodwin G, 'A unifying construction of orthonormal bases for system identificatio', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL, 42 (4) 515-521 (1997) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 240Web of Science - 185
1996Ninness B, 'Integral constraints on the accuracy of least-squares estimation', AUTOMATICA, 32 391-397 (1996)
DOI10.1016/0005-1098(95)00145-XAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 11
1995NINNESS BM, GOODWIN GC, 'RAPPROCHEMENT BETWEEN BOUNDED-ERROR AND STOCHASTIC ESTIMATION THEORY', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADAPTIVE CONTROL AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, 9 107-132 (1995)
DOI10.1002/acs.4480090111Author URL
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 14
Co-authorsGraham Goodwin
1995GRAINGER RW, HOLST J, ISAKSSON AJ, NINNESS BM, 'A PARAMETRIC STATISTICAL APPROACH TO FDI FOR THE INDUSTRIAL ACTUATOR BENCHMARK', CONTROL ENGINEERING PRACTICE, 3 1757-1762 (1995)
DOI10.1016/0967-0661(95)00190-6Author URL
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 5
1995Ninness B, Goodwin G, 'Estimation of Model Quality', AUTOMATICA, 31 (12) 1771-1797 (1995) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 125Web of Science - 93
Co-authorsGraham Goodwin
1992GOODWIN GC, GEVERS M, NINNESS B, 'QUANTIFYING THE ERROR IN ESTIMATED TRANSFER-FUNCTIONS WITH APPLICATION TO MODEL ORDER SELECTION', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL, 37 913-928 (1992)
DOI10.1109/9.148344Author URL
CitationsScopus - 144Web of Science - 137
Co-authorsGraham Goodwin
1992Ninness 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 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.

CitationsScopus - 2
Co-authorsGraham Goodwin
1992NINNESS B, GOODWIN GC, KWON OK, CARLSSON B, 'ROBUST FAULT-DETECTION BASED ON LOW ORDER MODELS', FAULT DETECTION, SUPERVISION AND SAFETY FOR TECHNICAL PROCESSES ( SAFEPROCESS 91 ), 1992 199-204 (1992)
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Co-authorsGraham Goodwin
1992VILLANEUVA H, MERRINGTON G, NINNESS B, GOODWIN G, 'APPLICATION OF ROBUST FAULT-DETECTION METHODS TO F404 GAS-TURBINE ENGINES', FAULT DETECTION, SUPERVISION AND SAFETY FOR TECHNICAL PROCESSES ( SAFEPROCESS 91 ), 1992 485-490 (1992)
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1990Ninness BM, Goodwin GG, Godfrey N, 'Development of an adaptive control toolbox', National Conference Publication - Institution of Engineers, Australia, 136-140 (1990)
1989GOODWIN GC, COCKERELL R, NINNESS B, SALGADO M, 'ILLUSTRATION OF AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO ADAPTIVE-CONTROL', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1989 AMERICAN CONTROL CONFERENCE, VOLS 1-3, 449-454 (1989)
Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsGraham Goodwin
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Conference (62 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Weller 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]
DOI10.3182/20140824-6-ZA-1003.01929
Co-authorsSteven Weller
2014Ninness 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]
DOI10.1109/CDC.2014.7039656
Co-authorsChris Kellett
2014Godoy 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]
DOI10.1109/ECC.2014.6862329
Co-authorsJuan Aguero
2013Fleming AJ, Ninness B, Wills AG, 'Spectral estimation using dual sensors with uncorrelated noise', IEEE SENSORS 2013 - Proceedings, Baltimore, MD (2013) [E2]
DOI10.1109/ICSENS.2013.6688583
Co-authorsAndrew Fleming
2012Wills AG, Schon TB, Lindsten F, Ninness BM, 'Estimation of linear systems using a Gibbs sampler', Proceedings 16th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Bruxelles, Belgium (2012) [E1]
2012Henriksen SJ, Wills AG, Schon TB, Ninness BM, 'Parallel implementation of particle MCMC methods on a GPU', Proceedings 16th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Bruxelles, Belgium (2012) [E1]
2011Wills AG, 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]
DOI10.3182/20110828-6-it-1002.02857
CitationsScopus - 6
2011Wills AG, Schon TB, Ljung L, Ninness BM, 'Blind identification of Wiener models', Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress, 2011, Milano, Italy (2011) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20110828-6-it-1002.02610
2010Ninness BM, Wills AG, Schon TB, 'Estimation of general nonlinear state-space systems', Proceedings of the 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, GA (2010) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2010Wills AG, Schon TB, Ninness BM, 'Estimating state-space models in innovations form using the expectation maximisation algorithm', Proceedings of the 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, GA (2010) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 1
2009Ninness BM, 'Some system identification challenges and approaches', Proceedings of the 15th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Saint-Malo, France (2009) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20090706-3-fr-2004.0441
2009Wills AG, Ninness BM, 'Estimation of generalised Hammerstein-Wiener systems', Proceedings of the 15th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Saint-Malo, France (2009) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20090706-3-fr-2004.0179
CitationsScopus - 6
2009Wills AG, Mills AJ, Ninness BM, 'A MATLAB software environment for system identification', Proceedings of the 15th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Saint-Malo, France (2009) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20090706-3-FR-2004.0314
2009Knagge GS, Wills AG, Mills AJ, Ninness BM, 'ASIC and FPGA implementation strategies for model predictive control', ECC'09: European Control Conference 2009 Proceedings, Budapest, Hungary (2009) [E1]
2009Mills AJ, Wills AG, Ninness BM, 'Nonlinear model predictive control of an inverted pendulum', Proceedings of the American Control Conference, St Louis, MO (2009) [E1]
DOI10.1109/acc.2009.5160391
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 3
2008Wills AG, Schon TB, Ninness BM, 'Parameter estimation for discrete-time nonlinear systems using EM', Proceedings of the 17th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, Seoul, Korea (2008) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20080706-5-kr-1001.2594
2008Bates DR, Henriksen SJ, Ninness BM, Weller SR, 'A 4 x 4 FPGA-based wireless testbed for LTE applications', 19th IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications 2008, Cannes, France (2008) [E1]
DOI10.1109/pimrc.2008.4699820
Co-authorsSteven Weller
2007Ninness BM, Wills AG, 'An Identification Toolbox for Profiling Novel Techniques', Preprints of the 14th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Newcastle, Australia (2007) [E1]
2007Schon TB, Wills AG, Ninness BM, 'Maximum Likelihood Nonlinear System Estimation', Preprints of the 14th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Newcastle, Australia (2007) [E1]
2007Schon TB, Wills AG, Ninness BM, 'Proccedings of the 14Tth IFAC Symposium on system identification', Preprints of the 14th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Newcastle, Australia (2007) [E1]
2007Wills AG, Ninness BM, Gibson S, 'Maximum likelihood estimation of state space models from frequency domain data', Proceedings of the European Control Conference 2007, Kos, Greece (2007) [E1]
2006Wills AG, Ninness BM, Gibson SH, 'On Gradient-Based Search For Multivariable System Estimates', Proceedings of 16th IFAC World Congress, Prague, Czech Republic (2006) [E1]
2006Ninness BM, Wills AG, Gibson SH, 'The University of Newcastle Identification ToolBox', Proceedings of The 16th IFAC World Congress, Prague, Czech Republic (2006) [E1]
2006Knagge GS, Bickerstaff M, Ninness BM, Weller SR, Woodward G, 'A VLSI 8x8 MIMO Near-ML Decoder Engine', IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems Design and Implementation, Banff, Alberta, Canada (2006) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 8
Co-authorsSteven Weller
2005Knagge GS, Woodward GK, Weller SR, Ninness BM, 'A VLSI Optimised Parallel Tree Search For MIMO', Proceedings 6th Australian Communications Theory Workshop 2005 : 2-4 February 2005, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, Brisbane, QLD (2005) [E1]
Co-authorsSteven Weller
2005Henriksen SJ, Ninness BM, Weller SR, 'Soft Output Multiuser Detection Via A Markov Chain Monte Carlo Approach', Proceedings 6th Australian Communications Theory Workshop 2005 : 2-4 February 2005, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, Brisbane, QLD (2005) [E1]
Co-authorsSteven Weller
2005Wills AG, Bates DR, Fleming AJ, Ninness BM, Moheimani SO, 'Application of MPC to an Active Structure Using Sampling Rates up To 25kHz', Proceedings of the 44th IEEE Conference On Decision And Control, Seville, Spain (2005) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsReza Moheimani, Andrew Fleming
2004Ninness BM, 'Closed form frequency domain expressions for best achievable accuracy of spectral density estimation', CD-ROM, Montreal (2004) [E1]
2004Knagge GS, Woodward G, Weller SR, Ninness BM, 'An optimised parallel tree search for multiuser detection with vlsi implementation strategy', CD ROM, Dallas (2004) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsSteven Weller
2003Ninness BM, Henriksen SJ, 'System Identification via a Computational Bayesian Approach', Proceedings for IFAC SYSID 2003, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2003) [E1]
2003Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Variance Error Quantifications that are Exact for Finite Model Order', Proceedings for CDC 2003 (CD ROM), Maui, Hawaii, USA (2003) [E1]
2003Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'On the Frequency Domain Accuracy of Closed Loop Estimates', Proceedings for CDC 2003 (CD ROM), Maui, Hawaii (2003) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 1
2002Gibson SH, Ninness BM, 'Maximum Likelihood Identification of Bilinear Systems', 15th Triennial World Congress, Barcelona, Spain (2002) [E1]
2002Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Accurate Quantification of Variance Error', 15th Triennial World Congress, Barcelona, Spain (2002) [E1]
2002Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Exact Quantification of Variance Error', 15th Triennial World Congress, Barcelona, Spain (2002) [E1]
2002Ninness BM, Gibson SH, 'Robust and Simple Algorithms for Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Multivariable Systems', 15th Triennial World Congress, Barcelona, Spain (2002) [E1]
2001Ninness BM, Gibson SH, 'The EM Algorithm for Multivariable Dynamic System Estimation', IFAC Workshop on Adaptation and Learningin Control and Signal Processing, Cernobbio-Como, Italy (2001) [E2]
2000Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Improved and Quantified Accuracy for Linear Spectral Estimates', AS-SPCC 2000, Canada (2000) [E2]
2000Bauer D, Ninness BM, 'Asymptotic properties of Hammerstein model estimates', CDC Downunder, Sydney, Australia (2000) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 6
2000Gibson SH, Ninness BM, 'The Relationship between State Space Subspace Identification Methods and the EM Method', CDC Downunder, Sydney, Australia (2000) [E1]
2000Ninness BM, Weller SR, 'Performance aspects of linear multiuser receivers', Globecom'00, San Francisco, USA (2000) [E1]
Co-authorsSteven Weller
2000Ninness BM, Henriksen S, 'Time and Frequency Scale Modification of Speech Signals', Silver Anniversary ICASSP 2000 Instanbul, Istanbul, Turkey (2000) [E1]
2000Ninness BM, Gibson SH, Weller SR, 'Practical Aspects of using Orthonormal System Parameterisations in Estimation Problems', Symposium on System Identification Proceedings (CD-Rom), California, USA (2000) [E1]
Co-authorsSteven Weller
2000Ninness BM, Gibson SH, 'Quantifying the Accuracy of Hammerstein Model Estimation', Symposium on System Identification Proceedings (CD-Rom), California, USA (2000) [E1]
2000Van Den Hof P, Wahlberg B, Heuberger P, Ninness BM, Bokor J, Oliveira E Silva T, 'Modelling and Identification with Rational Orthogonal Basis Functions', Symposium on System Identification Proceedings (CD-Rom), California, USA (2000) [E1]
1999Akcay H, Ninness BM, 'Orthonormal Basis Functions for Continuous-Time Systems: Completeness and L(subscrip)p - Convergence', European Control Conference ECC'99 - Conference Proceedings, Karlsruhe, Germany (1999) [E1]
1999Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Signal Spectra and Conditioning when using Orthonormal Parameterisation', European Control Conference ECC'99 - Conference Proceedings, Karlsruhe, Germany (1999) [E1]
1999Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, 'Model Structure and Numerical Properties of Normal Equations', IFAC World Congress 1999, Beijing, P.R. China (1999) [E1]
1999Hjalmarsson H, Gustafsson F, Ninness BM, 'Asymptotic Variance Expressions for Output Error Model Structures', IFAC World Congress 1999, Beijing, P.R. China (1999) [E1]
1999Ninness BM, Hjalmarsson H, Gustafsson F, 'Estimation Variance is not Model Structure Independent', The 7th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, Haifa, Israel (1999) [E1]
1998Ninness B, Gomez JC, Weller S, 'Frequency domain analysis of adaptive tracking algorithms', (SYSID'97): SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION, VOLS 1-3, KITAKYUSHU, JAPAN (1998)
Author URL
1998Hjalmarsson H, Ninness B, 'Identification in closed loop: Asymptotic high order variance for restricted complexity models', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 37TH IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-4, TAMPA, FL (1998)
Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
1998Ninness B, Gomez JC, 'Quantifying the accuracy of adaptive tracking algorithms', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1998 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS, SPEECH AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOLS 1-6, SEATTLE, WA (1998)
Author URL
1998Hjalmarsson H, Ninness B, 'Fast, non-iterative estimation of Hidden Markov models', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1998 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS, SPEECH AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOLS 1-6, SEATTLE, WA (1998)
Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 2
1997Weller SR, Moran W, Ninness B, Pollington AD, 'Sampling zeros and the Euler-Frobenius polynomials', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 36TH IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-5, SAN DIEGO, CA (1997)
Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 3
Co-authorsSteven Weller
1995Ninness B, Gomez JC, Weller S, 'Mime system identification using orthonormal basis functions', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 34TH IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-4, NEW ORLEANS, LA (1995)
Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 5
1995Ninness B, 'Maximum likelihood estimation of the parameters of fractional Brownian motions.', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 34TH IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-4, NEW ORLEANS, LA (1995)
Author URL
1994NINNESS BM, GUSTAFSSON F, 'A UNIFYING CONSTRUCTION OF ORTHONORMAL BASES FOR SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 33RD IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-4, LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL (1994)
Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 9
1993NINNESS BM, 'STOCHASTIC AND DETERMINISTIC ESTIMATION IN H-INFINITY', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 32ND IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-4, SAN ANTONIO, TX (1993)
DOI10.1109/CDC.1993.325189Author URL
1992GOODWIN GC, NINNESS B, POOR V, 'CHOICE OF BASIS FUNCTIONS FOR CONTINUOUS AND DISCRETE SYSTEM MODELING', IDENTIFICATION AND SYSTEM PARAMETER ESTIMATION 1991, VOLS 1 AND 2, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (1992)
Author URL
1991GOODWIN G, GEVERS M, NINNESS B, 'OPTIMAL-MODEL ORDER SELECTION AND ESTIMATION OF MODEL UNCERTAINTY FOR IDENTIFICATION WITH FINITE DATA', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 30TH IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-3, BRIGHTON, ENGLAND (1991)
Author URL
1990SALGADO ME, NINNESS B, GOODWIN GC, 'APPROXIMATE IDENTIFICATION OF LINEAR STOCHASTIC-SYSTEMS', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 29TH IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-6, HONOLULU, HI (1990)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants36
Total funding$5,122,684

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


20141 grants / $466,000

Estimation of Complex Networked Dynamic Systems$466,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Brett Ninness
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1300431
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20132 grants / $359,233

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamAssociate Professor Kaushik Mahata, Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1200242
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Brett Ninness
SchemeNear Miss Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300462
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20111 grants / $106,447

Multicore Computing of Advanced Engine Control Algorithms$106,447

Funding body: General Motors, USA.

Funding bodyGeneral Motors, USA.
Project TeamProfessor Brett Ninness, Doctor Adrian Wills
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1000979
Type Of FundingInternational - Non Competitive
Category3IFB
UONY

20102 grants / $500,000

System Identification of Complex System Models$330,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Brett Ninness
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0190055
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

New Model Predictive Control Design Methods$170,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Brett Ninness, Associate Professor Steven Weller
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0190095
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20091 grants / $20,000

Fast and Robust Model Predictive Control$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Adrian Wills, Professor Brett Ninness, Doctor Geoffrey Knagge
SchemeNear Miss Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0189828
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20081 grants / $15,000

Advanced nonlinear constrained control$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Adrian Wills, Professor Brett Ninness
SchemePilot Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189105
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20071 grants / $246,090

Advancing System Identification using Modern Optimisation Methods$246,090

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Brett Ninness, Doctor Adrian Wills
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0186347
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20062 grants / $885,282

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Brett Ninness
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0185319
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20054 grants / $1,029,933

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Brett Ninness, Associate Professor Steven Weller, Dr Graeme Woodward, Dr Mark Bickerstaff, Dr Adriel Kind, Dr L Davis
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184265
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: Agere Systems Australia Pty Ltd

Funding bodyAgere Systems Australia Pty Ltd
Project TeamProfessor Brett Ninness, Associate Professor Steven Weller
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185973
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Australian Communications Research Network (ACoRN)$50,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamAssociate Professor Steven Weller, Professor Brett Ninness, Associate Professor Sarah Johnson
SchemeResearch Networks
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0186088
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Brett Ninness
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184665
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20031 grants / $176,497

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Reza Moheimani, Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182060
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20023 grants / $629,285

New Methods for Dynamic System Estimation$360,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Brett Ninness
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181106
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Brett Ninness, Associate Professor Steven Weller, Dr C Nicol, Dr L Davis
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181156
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: Lucent Technologies Australia Pty Ltd.

Funding bodyLucent Technologies Australia Pty Ltd.
Project TeamProfessor Brett Ninness, Associate Professor Steven Weller, Dr C Nicol, Dr L Davis
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181879
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

20011 grants / $14,000

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Steven Weller, Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0179970
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20003 grants / $248,400

Applications of Advanced Control to Materials Rolling$186,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Brett Ninness, Emeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin
SchemeStrategic Partnerships with Industry - Research & Training Scheme (SPIRT)
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0178641
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: Industrial Automation Services

Funding bodyIndustrial Automation Services
Project TeamProfessor Brett Ninness
SchemeSPIRT Partner funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0181570
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

IFAC International Symposium on System Identification.$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Brett Ninness
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0180265
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19993 grants / $198,740

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Brett Ninness
SchemeLarge Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0177795
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Brett Ninness
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0178097
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamAssociate Professor Steven Weller, Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0178106
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19981 grants / $2,400

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Brett Ninness
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0180371
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19963 grants / $99,400

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Brett Ninness
SchemeLarge Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1996
Funding Finish1996
GNoG0175249
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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 bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Brett Ninness, Dr Salvatore Crisafulli
SchemeSmall Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1996
Funding Finish1996
GNoG0175657
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Brett Ninness
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1996
Funding Finish1996
GNoG0176347
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19951 grants / $2,500

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Brett Ninness
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1995
Funding Finish1995
GNoG0175625
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19943 grants / $111,177

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Brett Ninness
SchemeLarge Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1994
Funding Finish1994
GNoG0175453
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Brett Ninness
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1994
Funding Finish1994
GNoG0174761
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Brett Ninness
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1994
Funding Finish1994
GNoG0175109
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Brett Ninness
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1993
Funding Finish1993
GNoG0174433
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19921 grants / $10,000

Research On Industrial Control Projects$10,000

Funding body: Department of Industry, Science & Resources

Funding bodyDepartment of Industry, Science & Resources
Project TeamEmeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Professor Brett Ninness
SchemeDIST Advanced Manufacturing Technology (Defunct)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1992
Funding Finish1992
GNoG0173426
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

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

Past Supervision

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

Emailbrett.ninness@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 6025
Mobile0438614163
Fax(02) 4921 6993

Office

RoomEF107
BuildingEngineering A
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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