Professor David Suter

Senior Lecturer

School of Computer Science

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


I work in Computer Vision (aka Machine Vision, Robotic Vision), Machine Learning, Image Processing and related areas (touches on computer graphics, spatial information etc.).

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2009 - 2013 Head of School The University of Adelaide
    2008 Professor The University of Adelaide
    2008 - 2010 College of Experts Australian Research Council
    2006 - 2008 Professor Monash University
    2005 - 2005 Associate Dean Research Monash University
    2002 - 2006 Associate Professor Monash University
    1992 - 2001 Senior Lecturer Monash University
    1988 - 1992 Lecturer La Trobe University
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1986 - 1990 La Trobe University Australia PhD
    1985 - 1985 La Trobe University Australia MSc (prelim)
    1983 - 1984 RMIT Australia Grad Dip Computing
    1978 - 1978 The Flinders Uni of SA Australia Dip Ed
    1975 - 1978 The Flinders Uni of SA Australia BSc

Grants Held in 2017

1.ARC Discovery Grant: DP160103490 Dr Tat-Jun Chin; Professor David Suter $268,000.00

2. ARC Linkage Grant: LP160100662 Professor Alireza Bab-Hadiashar; Professor David Suter; Dr Reza Hoseinnezhad; Mr Adrian Neugebauer $285,000.00 + industry contribution.

3. ARC Linkage Grant: LP160100495 Dr Tat-Jun Chin; Professor David Suter; Dr Matthew Tetlow $275,000.00 + industry contribution

Previous Grants:

Significant Competitive Grants (CI - Chief Investigator)
ARC Discovery Grant (CI) 2016-2018 “Optimal Robust Fitting under the Framework of LP-Type Problems”
ARC Discovery Grant (lead CI) 2013-2015 “Improved Image Analysis: Maximised Statistical Use of Geometry/Shape Constraints”
ARC Discovery Grant (sole CI) 2011-2013 “Computer Vision from a Multi- Structural Analysis Framework”
ARC LIEF Grant (one of 10 CI’s) 2010 “Accelerating Australia’s large scale video surveillance research programmes.”

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ARC Discovery Grant (lead CI) 2008-2011 "Statistical Methods of Model Fitting and Segmentation in Computer Vision" (ranked in top 7% of applications)
ARC Discovery Grant (co-CI) 2008-2010 "Visual Tracking of Multiple Objects: A Stochastic Geometrical Approach"

ARC Discovery Grant (sole CI) 2004-06 “Visual Tracking: Geometric fitting and filtering
ARC funded Centre for Perceptive and Intelligent Machines in Complex Environments (2003-2008) (one of five Monash CI’s, two from Curtin, one from ANU and 4 from Melbourne).

ARC Research Network 2004 (one of about 50 CI's)
Large ARC 4 grants held: 1992 (sole CI), 1995 (sole CI), 1997 (sole CI), 2000 (as leading CI).
Small ARC 4 grants held: 1995 (sole CI), 1997 (sole CI), 1999 (sole CI), 2000 (sole CI).
ARC funded “Perceptive Systems Networks”
ARC IREX 2001 (lead CI)
ARC SPIRT 2001 (as leading CI)
ARC Linkage 2005 (as co-CI) "Data Fusion Techniques for Electro-Mechanical Braking Systems"
ARC Linkage 2013 (as co-CI) " Intelligent collision avoidance system for mobile industrial platforms”
Other External 1993 (ATERB sole), 1994 (ATERB sole), 1996 (Collier Foundation sole).
Internal 8 significant grants: 1989 (sole CI), 1996 (sole CI), 1999 (part-25%), 2000 (lead CI), 2001
(lead CI), 2002 (lead CI), 2003 (lead CI), 2004 (sole CI), 2004 (lead CI), 2005 (lead CI).

Total Income: National Competitive Grants >$12mAUD 

  • Semester 1 2009 AI 
  • Semester 2 2009 Computer Vision 
  • Semester 1 2010 AI 
  • Semester 2 2010 Computer Vision 
  • Semester 1 2011 Computer Graphics 
  • Semester 1 2011 AI @ Singapore Campus 
  • Semester 2 2012 Systems Programming and C/C++ 
  • Semester 2 2013 Systems Programming and C/C++ 
  • Semester 1 2014 Computer Graphics 
  • Semester 1 2016 Systems Programming, Solving Engineering Models, Computer Graphics @ Singapore Campus, AI @ Singapore Campus 
  • Mid 2016 AI @ Harbin Institute of Technology 
  • Tri(Quad)mester 1 2017 AI @ Singapore campus 
  • Semmester 1 2017 Solving Engineering Models, and Scientifc Computing
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 Co-Supervisor Registration of Image Data Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Zhipeng Cai
    2015 Co-Supervisor Improving Safety through Computer Vision Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jerome Oskar Williams
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Robust and Large-Scale Quasiconvex Programming in Structure-from-Motion Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Qianggong Zhang
    2014 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Maximum Consensus with Mixed Integer Linear Programming Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Yang Heng Kee
    2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor New Algorithmic Developments in Maximum Consensus Robust Fitting Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Huu Minh Le
    2013 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Moving Least Squares Registration in Computer Vision: New Applications and Algorithms Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Xiang Liu
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Robust Rotation Search in Computer Vision Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Alvaro Joaquin Parra Bustos
    2011 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Robust Parameter Estimation in Computer Vision: Geometric Fitting and Deformable Registration Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Quoc Huy Tran
    2011 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Learning Structured Prediction Models in Computer Vision Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Fayao Liu
    2011 - 2014 Co-Supervisor As-Projective-As-Possible Image Stitching with Moving DLT Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Julio Cesar Hernandez Zaragoza
    2010 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Structured Output Prediction and Binary Code Learning in Computer Vision Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Guosheng Lin
    2010 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Robust Estimation in Computer Vision: Optimisation Methods and Applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Trung Thanh Pham
    2009 - 2013 Principal Supervisor A Preference Analysis Approach to Robust Geometric Model Fitting in Computer Vision Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Hoi Wong
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83133661
  • Email: david.suter@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4366
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor 4
  • Room: 4 22
  • Org Unit: School of Computer Science

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