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

Glen Berman
Glen Berman
PhD candidate since 2020
Topic: Platform mediated ethics: exploring the tools used to engineer Machine Learning systems
My role: primary supervisor
Jack Henderson
Jack Henderson
PhD candidate since 2019
Topic: Collaborative positioning algorithms for heterogeneous multi vehicle scenarios
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

Past students
Sean O'Brien
Sean O'Brien
PhD candidate 2016-2021
Thesis: Observers for Scene Reconstruction Using Light-Field Measurements
My role: primary supervisor
Sean now works as a software engineer at Blitzm Systems.
Alexander Ollman
Alexander Ollman
Honours candidate 2019
Report: Implementation of Pose Estimation Algorithms on the Clearpath Jackal UGV
My role: primary supervisor
Alex now works as a Data & AI specialist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and serves as Head of Projects for the non-profit Adept Canberra.
Ryan Pike
Ryan Pike
Honours candidate 2019
Report: SLAM on SLAM: Benchmarking Monocular Systems
My role: primary supervisor
After a stint as a Research Assistant with Rob Mahony at the ANU and as Chief Technology Officer of 180 Waste Group, Ryan now works as a Research Engineer at Seeing Machines.
Ruth Kravis
Ruth Kravis
3rd year R&D project student 2018/19
Report: What makes a good dataset for light-field camera calibration?
My role: primary supervisor
After some time as a Research Assistant with the Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program at the ANU, Ruth is now pursuing a PhD at the University of California, Berkeley.
Gerard Kennedy
Gerard Kennedy
Honours candidate 2017
Thesis: Squeezing Video out of a Lytro Light Field Camera
My role: primary supervisor
After completing an MPhil with Rob Mahony at the ANU and some time as a Firmware Engineer at Finisar Corporation (now part of II-VI), Gerard now works as a Software Engineer at Citadel Health.
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 and completing an MSc in Robotics, Systems and Control at ETH Zürich, Yash is now pursuing a PhD with Silvio Cocuzza at the University of Padova.
Katrina Ashton
Katrina Ashton
3rd year R&D project 2017
Report: Representations of Depth Maps: Spherical Harmonics and Wavelets
My role: primary supervisor
After some time as a Research Assistant at the ANU, splitting her time between the 3A Institute and the School of Engineering, Katrina is now pursuing a PhD at the University of Pennsylvania.
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 and some time at Clearbox in the UK, Geoff is now a Software Engineer at Google.
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 a team leader in the Advanced Production Systems Group at Boeing Research & Technology 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.
Kang Xia
Kang Xia
Honours candidate 2012
Thesis: Modelling the Contact between a rolling sphere and compliant ground plane
My role: primary supervisor
After completing a PhD at QUT, Kang is now a Lecturer at Hohai University in Nanjing, China.
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 School of Computing 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.
Abhninav Somaraju
Abhinav 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 and as a Technology Strategist at Cisco, Abhinav has now returned to Australia and co-founded Greenlake-Medical in Melbourne.