Derek Abbott

Professor Derek Abbott

Professor

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

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


Areas

  • Biomedical and bioinspired engineering
  • Optical/Infrared/mm-Wave/T-ray vision systems and sensors
  • Novel analog VLSI circuits
  • Game theory and information theory
  • Complex systems and quantum systems
  • Stochastic phenomena
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Forensic engineering
  • Forensic genealogy

Expertise

T-rays; terahertz technology; lasers; biophtonics; biosensing; bioinformatics; forensic engineering, forensic genealogy, platonism in science; nature of physics; quantum mechanics; game theory; puzzles; games of chance; probability; code cracking; authorship detection; what is scientific research?; problem solving; complex systems; biomedical engineering; vision systems; how to solve the world's energy needs?; order from randomness.

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Co-Supervisor Power Electronics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohammad Parvez
    2018 Principal Supervisor Terahertz Sensing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Jakeya Sultana
    2018 Co-Supervisor Investigation of the Effects of Motion Errors in Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) on Soil Moisture Retrieval Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Rifat Afroz
    2017 Principal Supervisor Terahertz Sensors Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Md. Saiful Islam
    2017 Principal Supervisor Biomedical Engineering - Understanding Cancer Using Mathematical Techniques Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohsen Dorraki
    2017 Co-Supervisor Sleep Data Processing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Simon Hartmann
    2014 Co-Supervisor Automated Authorship Detection Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Maryam Ebrahimpour
    2013 Principal Supervisor Electromagnetic Propagation Modelling Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Stephen John Salamon
    2013 Co-Supervisor Biomedical Signal Processing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Fatima Jawad m. El-hamad
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2019 Co-Supervisor UHF Energy Harvesting and Power Management Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Menghan Sun
    2015 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Methods for Detecting and Monitoring of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children using Overnight Polysomnography Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Xiao Liu
    2013 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Physical Unclonable Functions Based on Silicon and Nano Elements: Designs, Analyses and Applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yansong Gao
    2013 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Tri-Orthogonal Polarisation Diverse Communications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Nicholas Paul Lawrence
    2013 - 2017 Principal Supervisor On the Use of Stochastic Systems for Sensing and Security Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Lachlan James Gunn
    2013 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Efficient Terahertz-Range Beam Control Using Flat Optics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Daniel Jonathan Headland
    2012 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Distributed Home Agent Mobility Management for IP Based Cellular Network Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Chi Wah Yung
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Feedback Optimization for Restorative Brain-Computer Interfaces Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sam Darvishi
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Metamaterial-Inspired Structures for Microwave and Terahertz Applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Amir Ebrahimi
    2010 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Analysis of Beat-to-Beat QT Interval Variability in 12-lead ECG Signals Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Muhammad Asraful Hasan
    2010 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Neuromorphic VLSI Designs for Spike Timing and Rate-based Synaptic Plasticity with Application in Pattern Classification Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mostafa Rahimiazghadi
    2009 - 2015 Co-Supervisor An Investigation of Automatic Feature Extraction for Clustered Microcalcifications on Digital Mammograms Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Aqilah Baseri Huddin
    2009 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Metamaterial-Inspired Structures and Their Applications in Microwave, Millimeter-wave and Terahertz Planar Circuits Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ali Karami Horestani
    2009 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Dielectric Resonator Antennas: From Multifunction Microwave Devices to Optical Nano-Antennas Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Longfang Zou
    2009 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Characterizing and Mitigating Scattering Effects in Terahertz Time Domain Spectroscopy Measurements Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mayank Kaushik
    2008 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Memristive Devices and Circuits for Computing, Memory, and Neuromorphic Applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Omid Kavehei
    2008 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Detection of Cardiorespiratory Interaction for Clinical Research Applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Muammar Muhammad Kabir
    2008 - 2014 Co-Supervisor A Recoil Resilient Luminal Support Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Arash Mehdizadeh
    2007 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Terahertz Waveguides: A Study of Microwires and Porous Fibres Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Shaghik Atakaramians
    2007 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Reference Spurs in an Integer-N Phase-Locked Loop: Analysis, Modelling and Design Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Noorfazila Kamal
    2006 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Modelling and Analysis of Wirelessly Interrogated SAW Based Micropumps for Drug Delivery Applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Don Dissanayake
    2006 - 2010 Principal Supervisor Developments in Double-Modulated Terahertz Differential Time-Domain Spectroscopy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jegathisvaran Balakrishnan
    2006 - 2012 Principal Supervisor An Investigation of Terahertz Near-Field Imaging Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Hungyen Lin
    2006 - 2010 Principal Supervisor Engineering Aspects of Terahertz Time-Domain Spectroscopy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Withawat Withayachumnankul
    2006 - 2010 Co-Supervisor A SAW Correlator Driven, Wireless, Passive Microvalve for Biomedical Applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ajay Tikka
    2006 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Novel hardware for terahertz time-domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Benjamin Ung
    2005 - 2006 Co-Supervisor Geographic Classification of Wines Using Vis-NIR Spectroscopy Master of Engineering Science Master Full Time Mr Liang Liu
    2005 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Cardiac Flow Analysis Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Kelvin Wong
    2005 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Pattern Recognition and Tomographic Reconstruction with Terahertz Signals for Applications in Biomedical Engineering Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Xiaoxia Yin
    2004 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Terahertz Spectroscopy and Modelling of Biotissue Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Gretel Png
    2004 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Option Pricing Using Path Integrals Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Frederic Daniel Bonnet
    2003 - 2005 Principal Supervisor Embedded Watermarking for Image Verification in Telemedicine Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Dominic Osborne
    2003 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Aspects of HF Communications: HF Noise and Signal Features Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr James Edward Giesbrecht
    2003 - 2007 Co-Supervisor Neuromorphic Models for Biological Photoreceptors Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Eng Mah
    2003 - 2007 Principal Supervisor A Complex Systems Approach to Important Biological Problems Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Matthew Berryman
    2002 - 2006 Principal Supervisor Theoretical Aspects of Stochastic Signal Quantisation and Suprathreshold Stochastic Resonance Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time APrf Mark McDonnell
    2002 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Modelling of Bio-Inspired Vision System for Velocity Estimation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Sreeja Rajesh
    2002 - 2003 Principal Supervisor Design Techniques for Low Power Mixed Analog-Digital Circuits with Application to Smart Wireless Systems Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Said Al-Sarawi
    2001 - 2005 Principal Supervisor Aspects of Quantum Game Theory Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Adrian Flitney
    2000 - 2005 Principal Supervisor Three Dimensional T-Ray Inspection Systems Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Bradley Ferguson
    2000 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Broadband Monolithic Constrained Lens Design Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Leonard Hall
    1999 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Aspects of Stochastic Control and Switching: From Parrondo's Games to Electrical Circuits Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Andrew Allison
    1999 - 2007 Principal Supervisor Threshold Logic Based Implementation of High Performance BLSI Arithmetic Circuits Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Peter Celinski
    1999 - 2004 Principal Supervisor T-ray Biosensing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Samuel Mickan
  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 83135748
  • Email: derek.abbott@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4360
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor 3
  • Room: 3 47
  • Org Unit: School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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