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Felipe Gonzalez

Felipe Gonzalez

Associate Professor Felipe Gonzalez is an aeronautical engineer with a passion for innovation in the fields of aerial robotics and automation. He is interested in creating aerial robots, drones or UAVs that possess a high level of cognition using efficient on-board computer algorithms using advanced optimization and game theory approaches that assist us to understand and improve our physical and natural world. He is the co-author of several books in UAV based remote sensing and UAV based design based on evolutionary optimization and game strategies and as of 2019 has published over 135 refereed papers. To date he has been awarded $10.3M in chief investigator / partner investigator grants ($6.7M total cash + in-kind contributions). This grant income represents a mixture of sole investigator funding, ARC DP, ARC LIEF, ARC Linkages, international, multidisciplinary collaborative grants and funding from industry.

In 2019, he has received a grant from Microsoft via the Microsoft AI for Earth program which is designed to use technology to help mitigate and adapt to challenges such as climate change and the catastrophic loss of biodiversity. In collaboration with the Australian Institute for Marine Science (AIMS) he has captured data from drones flying at 60m above the Great Barrier Reef at four vulnerable reef locations.

He is also part of the “Airborne ultrafine particles in Australian cities: sources, effects and mitigation” Linkage project. This project aims to address the acute deficiency of knowledge in Australia on urban airborne ultrafine particles, originating from transport and other anthropogenic sources, which pose significant health and environmental risks. It consists of an extensive multi-city, cross-disciplinary study using state of the art instrumentation and data analytic techniques.

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