School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
I am currently employed as a lecturer in the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering. my main professional interests are teaching and research.
My Research can be grouped under five main themes:
1/ Energy Conversion and Electrical Power: I have worked with transformers, rotating machines, solar panels, chemical storage batteries, and switching electronics. I regularly teach in these areas.
2/ Fundamental analysis of Electrical Machinery: I am interested in the fundamental modelling of electrical machines, in terms of the underlying electromagnetic fields, and the storage and flow of different types of energy, leading to variational techniques. I am interested in applying the techniques of Euler, Lagrange and Hamilton to electrical machinery. The aim is to arrive at a general mathematical language for describing many machines of very different types.
3/ Statistics and Probability: My PhD. Thesis was in the area of analysis of stochastic processes. I am very interested in applying probability models to practical electrical machinery, and using the associated statistics, and measurements, to obtain rigorous estimates of parameters.
4/ Statistical Signal Processing, and Control: The identification of signals in the presence of noise is an important application of probability and statistics. I have been applying techniques of statistical signal processing to biomedical signals, to help clinicians to determine the appropriate timing and dosage of treatment.
5/ The application of unusual Mathematical techniques: My first degree was in Mathematical Sciences. I am interested in applying unusual mathematical techniques, and computational algorithms to solve difficult practical problems. This includes, complex optimization (based in ideas from Wirtinger), geometric algebra (based on ideas from Clifford and Grassmann), and the study of diffusive systems (based on ideas from Weierstrass). Some problems are very difficult to solve if we cannot expand the range of available tools.
Date Position Institution name 1995 - 2017 Lecturer B University of Adelaide 1981 - 1995 Local Area Network, and computer, support Telstra
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2000 - 2010 University of Adelaide Australia 2010 Ph.D., Electrical Engineering 1990 - 1995 University of Adelaide Australia B.Eng. (Hons) Computer Systems Engineering 1978 - 1974 University of Adelaide Australia B.Sc., Mathematical Sciences
Year Citation 2009 Allison, A. G. (2009). Aspects of stochastic control and switching: from Parrondo’s games to electrical circuits.. (PhD Thesis).
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2022 Co-Supervisor Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Simulation of Neural Dendritic Integration Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Tamour Zubair 2022 Co-Supervisor Study on Optimal Sizing of Energy Storage System and Cost Effective Generation with Renewables Mix of Technologies - A Case Study for the Australian Market Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Raheel Ahmed Shaikh 2020 Principal Supervisor An algebraic model of an agent-centric synthetic environment applied to sense-making from acoustic sources within the context of Information Superiority Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Paul Jager
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2017 - 2021 Co-Supervisor A Mathematical and Engineering Approach to the Investigation of C-Reactive Protein as a Cancer Biomarker and the Evolution of Cancer Networks Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohsen Dorraki 2013 - 2017 Co-Supervisor On the Use of Stochastic Systems for Sensing and Security Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Lachlan James Gunn 2004 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Option Pricing Using Path Integrals Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Frederic Daniel Bonnet 2003 - 2007 Co-Supervisor A Complex Systems Approach to Important Biological Problems Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Matthew Berryman
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