Future students

If you are interested in what I am doing and would like to study at the ANU, please feel free to email me at Jochen.Trumpf@anu.edu.au.


Current students

Jack Henderson
Jack Henderson
PhD candidate since 2019
Topic: Collaborative positioning algorithms for heterogeneous multi vehicle scenarios
My role: primary supervisor
Alexander Ollman
Alexander Ollman
Honours candidate 2019
Topic: Implementation of Collaborative Localisation Algorithms on the Clearpath Jackal UGV
My role: primary supervisor
Ryan Pike
Ryan Pike
Honours candidate 2019
Topic: SLAM on SLAM
My role: primary supervisor
Ruth Kravis
Ruth Kravis
3rd year R&D project student since 2018
Topic: Calibration of light-field cameras
My role: primary supervisor
Joyce Mau
Joyce Mau
PhD candidate since 2018
Topic: Detection, Tracking and Recognition algorithms for 3D Imaging
My role: primary supervisor
Sean O'Brien
Sean O'Brien
PhD candidate since 2016
Topic: Observer theory for light-field cameras
My role: primary supervisor

Past students
Gerard Kennedy
Gerard Kennedy
Honours candidate 2017
Thesis: Squeezing Video out of a Lytro Light Field Camera
My role: primary supervisor
Gerard is now pursuing a PhD with Rob Mahony at the ANU.
Yash Vyas
Yash Vyas
Honours candidate 2017
Thesis: Robot Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping with Dynamic Objects
Primary supervisor: Viorela Ila
My role: co-supervisor
After some time in corporate IT at Qantas, Yash is now pursuing an MSc in Robotics, Systems and Control at ETH Zürich.
Katrina Ashton
Katrina Ashton
3rd year R&D project 2017
Report: Representations of Depth Maps: Spherical Harmonics and Wavelets
My role: primary supervisor
Katrina now works as a Research Assistant at the ANU, splitting her time between the 3A Institute and RSEEME.
Geoff Stacey
Geoffrey Stacey
PhD candidate 2012-2017
Thesis: Sensor-based formation control using a generalised rigidity framework and passivity techniques
Primary supervisor: Rob Mahony
My role: co-supervisor
After doing contract work for HydroAlgorithmics, Geoff is now working for Clearbox in the UK.
Alireza Khosravian
Alireza Khosravian
PhD candidate 2012-2017
Thesis: State Estimation for Systems on Lie Groups with Nonideal Measurements
My role: primary supervisor
After a postdoc with Ian Reid at the University of Adelaide, Ali now works for the Australian Government's patent office IP Australia.
Montiel Abello
Montiel (Monty) Abello
Honours (R&D) candidate 2015/6
Thesis: Rigid Body State Estimation From Sparse Range Measurements
My role: primary supervisor
Monty is now pursuing a PhD with Michael Kaess at Carnegie Mellon University.
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Francis Snelgar
Honours (R&D) candidate 2015
Thesis: Implementation of a Real-time Hand Tracking System in a Heterogeneous Architecture
My role: primary supervisor
Francis now works as a research engineer at Seeing Machines.
Tom Coppin
Thomas (Tom) Coppin
Honours (R&D) candidate 2015
Thesis: Routh Reduction for Flyball Governors
My role: sole supervisor
Tom is now pursuing a PhD with Anjali Jaiprakash at the Queensland University of Technology node of the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision.
Ashkan Amirsadri
Ashkan Amirsadri
PhD candidate 2010-2015
Thesis: Very-Large-Scale Distributed Map Making Using Multiple Vehicles
Primary supervisor: Lars Petersson
My role: advisor
Ashkan is now an Engineer/Scientist at Boeing Australia.
Behrooz Nasihatkon
Behrooz Nasihatkon
PhD candidate 2010-2014
Thesis: Generalizations of the Projective Reconstruction Theorem
Primary supervisor: Richard Hartley
My role: advisor
After a postdoc with Fredrik Kahl at Lund University, Behrooz is now an Assistant Professor at Khajeh Nasir Toosi University of Technology.
Khurrum Aftab
Khurrum Aftab
PhD candidate 2010-2014
Thesis: Generalized Weiszfeld Algorithms for Lq Optimization
Primary supervisor: Richard Hartley
My role: advisor
After a postdoc with Tom Drummond at the Monash University node of the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision, Khurrum is now a Data Scientist at Teradata Global Delivery Center Pakistan.
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Callum Woods
3rd year R&D project 2014
Report: A competition web service for on-line attitude estimation algorithms
My role: primary supervisor
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Phillipa Crane
Honours candidate 2013
Topic: Development of an Automated Opening System for Tamper-Proof Coin Capsules (confidential thesis)
My role: academic supervisor
This project was co-supervised by Anthony Oh of the Royal Australian Mint.
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Sharon Tran
Honours candidate 2013
Topic: Coin face identifi cation for automatic coin sorting into obverse and reverse (confidential thesis)
My role: academic supervisor
This project was co-supervised by Anthony Oh of the Royal Australian Mint where Sharon now works as an engineer.
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Samuel (Sam) Osenieks
Honours candidate 2013
Thesis: Development of a Competition Web Service for Attitude Estimation Algorithms
My role: primary supervisor
Sixue Zhao
Sixue (Cherry) Zhao
Honours candidate 2013
Thesis: Design and collection of a benchmarking data set for attitude and pose estimators in UAV applications
My role: primary supervisor
Cherry now works as Project Coordinator for mgp Building and Infrastructure Services.
Mohammad Zamani
Mohammad (Behzad) Zamani
PhD candidate 2009-2013
Thesis: Deterministic Attitude and Pose Filtering, an Embedded Lie Groups Approach
My role: primary supervisor
After a couple of postdocs with Valeri Ougrinovski at UNSW Canberra and Pedro Aguiar at Universidade do Porto, Behzad is now a researcher in the Australian Government's Defence Science & Technology Group.
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Kang Xia
Honours candidate 2012
Thesis: Modelling the Contact between a rolling sphere and compliant ground plane
My role: primary supervisor
Conor Horgan
Conor Horgan
2nd year R&D project 2012
Topic: Numerical Implementation of Minimum-Energy Filters
My role: primary supervisor
Conor is now pursuing a PhD with Molly Stevens at Imperial College London.
Grant Baldwin
Grant Baldwin
PhD candidate 2005-2010
Thesis: Inertial Vision Pose Estimation Using Non-Linear Observers
Primary supervisor: Rob Mahony
My role: co-supervisor
Grant is now working for the Australian government.
Desmond Chik
Desmond Chik
PhD candidate 2005-2009
Thesis: 3D Hand Tracking in a Stochastic Approximation Framework
My role: primary supervisor
After working for Animal Logic for a number of years, co-founding his own company Lumific Inc and selling it to GoPro, Desmond is now a Senior Research Engineer at Google.
Priscilla Kan John
Priscilla Kan John
Honours candidate 2006
Thesis: Advanced Human Hand Model with Dynamic Constraints
My role: sole supervisor
After completing a PhD in Computer Science with Sylvie Thiébaux at the ANU, Priscilla is now an academic in the Research School of Computer Science at the ANU.
Felix Schill
Felix Schill
PhD candidate 2003-2007
Thesis: Efficient Communication in Swarms of Underwater Vehicles
Primary supervisor: Uwe Zimmer
My role: advisor
Felix is now a Scientist in the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at EPFL Lausanne, and co-founder of Hydromea SA.
Ram Somaraju
Abhinav (Ram) Somaraju
PhD candidate 2004-2007
Thesis: Essential Dimension and Degrees of Freedom for Spatial Waveform Channels
My role: primary supervisor
After a couple of postdocs with Ian Petersen at UNSW Canberra and Mazyar Mirrahimi at INRIA Rocquencourt, a stint as an academic at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, and some time in the R&D department of Tridonic, Abhinav is now a Technology Strategist at Cisco.