Assoc. Prof. Quang Ha, Ph.D.

Contact Details

 

Postal:

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
School of Electrical, Mechanical and Mechatronic Systems
University of Technology, Sydney   
Building 2, Level 7
PO Box 123 Broadway 2007  NSW 
AUSTRALIA

Room:

7037

Phone:

+61 2 9514 2453

Fax:

+61 2 9514 2868

Email:

quang.ha@uts.edu.au

Qualifications

B.E. in Electrical Engineering, HoChiMinh City University of Technology, 1983.
Ph.D. in Engineering, Moscow Power Engineering Institute, 1993. 
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Tasmania, 1997. 

Professional Societies

Senior Member, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE) 
Board of Directors, The International Association of Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC)
RESEARCH

Research Interests

Control and Automation, Robotics and Automation in Construction, Green Automation, Computational Intelligence.

Current Research Projects

  • Robust Control and Estimation
  • Magneto-Rheological damper based smart structures
  • Coordinative Robotic Systems
  • Interconnected, Energy-Efficient Systems
  • Green Automation in Buildings and Infrastructure
  • Solar-Assisted Air-Conditioning Systems
  • Control Systems on Programmable Chip
  • Air Quality Modelling and Control

Awards and Recognitions

  • Best Paper Award of the 1999 IAARC/IFAC/IEEE International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (Madrid, Spain).
  • Best Student Paper Award (with G. Boardman) of the 2002 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (Melbourne, Australia).
  • Best Paper Award of the 2005 International Conference on Intelligent Technologies (Phuket, Thailand).
  • Best Paper Award Finalist and Keynote Speech of the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (Shanghai, China)
  • Best Student Paper Award (with T.H. Tran) of the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (Arizona, USA).
  • Best Student Paper Award (with Ying-Hao Yu) of the 2008 International Conference on Intelligent Technologies (Samui, Thailand).
  • Best Runner-Up Paper Award of the 2010 IEEE-RIVF International Conference on Computing and Communication Technologies (Hanoi, Vietnam)
  • Best Paper Award Finalist of the 2010 International Conference on Control Automation Robotics and Vision (Singapore)
  • Engineering Excellence Award Finalist EEA, 2012, Research & Development, Engineers Australia Sydney Division.
  • Best Paper Award, The 2012 International Conference on Control, Automation, and Information Sciences (ICCAIS 2012), Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam.
  • Lofti Zadeh Best Paper Award Finalist: The 2013 International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics/ International Conference on Wavelet Analysis and Pattern Recognition (ICMLC/ICWAPR 2013), Tanjin China.
  • Best Paper Award, Multi-Disciplinary: the 30th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), Montreal Canada, 2013.
  • Engineering Excellence Award Finalist EEA, 2013, Environment & Heritage, Engineers Australia Sydney Division.
  • AIRAH 2013 Excellence in HVAC & Refrigeration Research.

Editorial

Conference Program Committee

  • General Chair, The 8th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies (InTech’07), Sydney Australia 2007.
  • Program Committee member, International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC) (2007-present)
  • Program Committee member, Australian Conference on Robotics and Automation, (ACRA 2010, 11, 12, 13)
  • Program Committee member, Robotics: Science and Systems, (RSS 2012)
  • Associate Editor, the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS’08, ’09, ’10),
  • Track Director, International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISG*ISARC 2012)
  • Program Committee member, International Conference on Control, Automation and Information Sciences (ICCAIS’2012-present)
  • Keynote Speaker, The 2012 International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (Eindhoven, The Netherlands).
  • Program Committee member, 2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM 2013)
  • Program Co-Chair, International Conference on Control, Automation and Information Sciences (ICCAIS’2013).
  • General Chair, International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC2014)

 

Publications

Research Grants

  • ARC Discovery, Linkage grants
  • UTS Challenge, Partnership, LRIF grants
  • Internal RIBG, REG, IRG grants.
  • The NSW Environmental Trust seeding grant

Research Supervision

  • Principal Supervisor for 19 postgraduate research students.
  • Principal Supervisor for 7 PhDs and 2 Masters (completed).

Group Photos

 

Research Centre Core Member

TEACHING

(Lecture notes and other learning materials are available on UTS online

Current subjects

  • Electromechanical Automation (48531)
  • Advanced Control (48580)
  • Introductory Control (48560)

Previous subjects

  • Circuit Analysis (48530)
  • Introduction to Electrical Engineering (48510)
  • Electrical Energy Technology (48550)
  • Electronics & Circuits (48520)

ADMINISTRATION

  • UTS International Coordinator for Programs in Vietnam