Researcher

Dr Asanka Perera

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Biography

Asanka is a postdoctoral researcher at UNSW Canberra. His research is focused on robotics, mechatronics, drones, machine learning, computer vision and signal processing. Prior to joining UNSW, Asanka was a postdoctoral researcher at Central Queensland University and University of South Australia. He has worked with several industry partners and government organizations as a research scientist. Asanka's research has attracted international...view more

Asanka is a postdoctoral researcher at UNSW Canberra. His research is focused on robotics, mechatronics, drones, machine learning, computer vision and signal processing. Prior to joining UNSW, Asanka was a postdoctoral researcher at Central Queensland University and University of South Australia. He has worked with several industry partners and government organizations as a research scientist. Asanka's research has attracted international media attention, including Scientific American, BBC and ABC Australia.

Asanka is currently working on multi-robot collaboration projects to address complex issues related to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) contaminated environments.


My Grants

  • Vital Sign & Disease Detection at a Distance, Vital Intelligence Inc, 23/04/2020 - 23/10/2020


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

  • I am available to supervise PhD students. My expertise includes robotics (mobile ground robots and drones), computer vision and machine learning. I also have a solid track record in drone vision systems. 
  • I value both the theoretical and application side of the research. Some of my past work has been successfully commercialized with the help of industry partners. 
  • Many fascinating research topics awaiting further exploration!
  • Please email me if you are interested in pursuing a PhD in above areas. 
  • I am working with a senior academic team consisting of Prof. Matt Garratt, Prof. Kathryn Kasmarik and Dr. Sreenatha Anavatti.

Currently supervising

  • External PhD supervisor (UniSA)

My Teaching

I developed and coordinated a mobile robotics course at UniSA  and won a teaching award for that in 2019. In 2020, I worked as a course coordinator and lecturer for Industrial Automation Systems.

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Location

Autonomous System Laboratory (Building 17, Room 131),
School of Engineering and Information Technology,
University of New South Wales, Canberra ACT 2610,
AUSTRALIA.