Computational Design and Adaptation (CDA)

Research Group Summary

Current research conducted within our group includes:
-  Machine Learning for Feature Selection, Classification & Prediction.
-  Neural and biomedical engineering for microsleep detection.
-  Astronomical Image Restoration.
-  Wavefront Sensor Design for Adaptive Optics (AO).
-  Space situational awareness: High resolution imaging of satellite and large debris objects.

Key Contact

Members - UC Staff

Members - Non-UC Staff

  • Sudhanshu Ayyagari: Graduate Member; Dentons
  • Briac Baudais: Graduate Member; Universite de Nantes
  • Bryon Engler: PhD Student; ECE, UC
  • Andre Gaudin: MEng Postgraduate; ECE, UC
  • Sierra Hickman: PhD Student; ECE, UC
  • Tureiti Keith: Graduate Member; Max Planck Institute
  • Andrew Lambert: Researcher (AI); UNSW Canberra
  • Jake Liu: MEng Student; ECE, UC
  • Saloni Pal: PhD Student (Completing); ECE, UC
  • Parham Taghiniajelodari: PhD Student; ECE,UC

Associated Projects

Subject Area: Disciplines


  • Marsden Funded, $ ()

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

(Selected outputs for 2018-2019)
  • Engler B., Weddell S. and Clare R. (2019) A Digital Prism Wavefront Sensor for Ground-based Astronomical Image Correction. In Proceedings - IVCNZ 2018 (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Weddell S., Clare R. and Lambert A. (2019) Near Earth Object Image Restoration with Multi-Object Adaptive Optics. In T F; R J; F S (Eds). Proceedings: 9. ESA Space Safety Programme Office. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Engler B., Weddell S., Le Louarn M. and Clare R. (2018) Effects of the telescope spider on extreme adaptive optics systems with pyramid wavefront sensors. In Proceedings of SPIE 10703 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Buriro AB., Shoorangiz R., Weddell SJ. and Jones RD. (2018) Ensemble learning based on overlapping clusters of subjects to predict microsleep states from EEG. Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2018-July: 3036-3039. (Journal Articles)
  • Baseer Buriro A., Shoorangiz R., Weddell SJ. and Jones RD. (2018) Predicting microsleep states using EEG inter-channel relationships. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering 26(12): 2260-2269. (Journal Articles)
  • Pal S., Clare R., Lambert A. and Weddell S. (2018) Slope-based wavefront sensor optimisation with multi-resolution analysis. In Proceedings of SPIE 10703 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers. (Conference Contributions - Published)