School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics

Our school aims to improve how we understand and take care of the world we live in through sustainable energy solutions and intelligent technology.

Our research

We focus on high-quality, cross-disciplinary research in robotic vision, machine learning, video analytics, wireless power transfer, microgrids, renewable energy integration and superconductivity.

Our school is home to award-winning research facilities and research centres. These include the Da Vinci Precinct, a Brisbane Airport-based area where we engage in aerospace automation research and development, and our Microgrid Facility, a purpose-built environment for investigating practical and efficient grid integration of renewable energy solutions.

We also collaborate on interdisciplinary projects across QUT including with the Institute of Future Environments (IFE) and the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI).

Australian Centre for Robotic Vision

Our researchers lead the internationally-recognised Australian Centre for Robotic Vision at QUT which is creating the next generation of robots.

These robots can understand their environment using the sense of vision, allowing them to perform tasks in complex and changing environments.

Signal Processing, Artificial Intelligence and Vision Technologies

Our researchers conduct postgraduate training, industrial consultancy and product development in the areas of speech, audio, image and video technologies.

We focus on applying machine learning and pattern recognition techniques to solve real world problems in computer vision and speech and language processing.

Our courses

Electrical Engineering

"What attracted me to engineering was the chance to put critical thinking into practise, and work as an inventor to solve real world problems. While studying I was involved with the Girls in Engineering Making Statements club and the Big Sister / Little Sister mentoring program, which gives the higher year students a chance to help the first and second year students settle in."

Deanna Hood

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical)

Electrical and Aerospace Engineering

"QUT’s focus on real work connections prepared me to enter the aerospace industry. I worked on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as part of a Vacation Research Experience Scheme project and while undertaking work experience at the Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation. As a graduate I have joined Airbus; one of the largest, international aerospace companies."

Benjamin Letheren

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Aerospace)

Mechatronics

"I chose to study mechatronics as it focused on the design, control and interactions of both mechanical and electrical systems. By adding robotics as a second study area I gained further insight and depth. I’m now an automation engineer on working on control systems from individual robots to whole manufacturing lines."

Amy Gunnell

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechatronics)

Our partners

The core of our industry engagement is through our teaching and research excellence in diverse fields, including power systems, signal processing, machine learning, aerospace and robotics.

Our partnerships have led to the development of automated monitoring systems for airport security screenings and a new wireless heart pump that reduces the risk of infection for the patient.

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Industry and community

  • Advance Queensland
  • Data61
  • Disney Research
  • DST Group
  • Emirates Group Security
  • Energex Ltd
  • Ergon Energy
  • ISS
  • Microsoft Research
  • Mining3
  • Nova Systems
  • Powerlink Queensland
  • Trademark Vision

Government

  • Air Services Australia
  • Australian Border Force
  • Australian Federal Police
  • Australian Institute of Sport
  • Australian Research Council
  • Brisbane Airport Corporation
  • CSIRO
  • Queensland Academy of Sport
  • Queensland Airports Limited
  • University of Sassari
  • University of Southampton

Universities and institutes

  • Australian National University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • City College New York
  • Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO)
  • ETH Zürich
  • Florida State University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Harvard University
  • IDIAP - Dalle Molle Institute of Perceptual Artificial Intelligence
  • Imperial College
  • INRIA
  • Michigan State University
  • Monash University
  • National Security Science and Technology Centre
  • Oxford University
  • Radboud University
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Oxford

Our people

Our school brings together a diverse team of experts who deliver world-class education and achieve breakthroughs in research.

Explore our staff profiles to discover the amazing work our researchers are contributing to.

Meet our experts

Associate Professor Luis Mejias Alvarez
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Associate Professor, UAV
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School of Electrical Engineering & Robotics
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Aerospace Engineering
Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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Associate Professor Thierry Peynot
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Associate Professor and Mining3 Chair in Mining Robotics
Division / Faculty
School of Electrical Engineering & Robotics
Research fields
Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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Dr Dezso Sera
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Associate Professor
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Emeritus Professor Miles Moody
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Emeritus Professor
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Emeritus Professor Sridha Sridharan
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Adjunct Professor
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School of Electrical Engineering & Robotics
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Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
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Dr Jasmine Banks
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Senior Lecturer
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School of Electrical Engineering & Robotics
Research fields
Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
Computer Hardware
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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Dr Troy Bruggemann
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Senior Lecturer
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School of Electrical Engineering & Robotics
Research fields
Aerospace Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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Dr Jacob Coetzee
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Snr Lecturer Electrical Engineering
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School of Electrical Engineering & Robotics
Research field
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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Dr Feras Dayoub
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Senior Lecturer
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School of Electrical Engineering & Robotics
Research fields
Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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Dr Simon Denman
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Senior Lecturer
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Research fields
Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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Dr Dhammika Jayalath
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Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering
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School of Electrical Engineering & Robotics
Research fields
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Communications Technologies
Curriculum and Pedagogy
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Dr Frederic Maire
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Senior Lecturer
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School of Electrical Engineering & Robotics
Research fields
Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
Interdisciplinary Engineering
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