Associate Professor Felipe Gonzales

Dr Gonzalez is an Associate Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (ECCS), Science and Engineering Faculty, QUT, with a passion for innovation in the fields of aerial robotics and automation, and conservation. He leads the QUT Airborne Systems lab (ASL). To date, Dr Gonzalez has been awarded $10.1M in chief investigator and partner investigator grants. This grant income represents a mixture of sole investigator funding, and international, multidisciplinary collaborative grants, and funding from industry.

Felipe creates aerial robots, drones or UAVs that possess a high level of cognition using efficient on-board computer algorithms along with advanced optimization and game theory approaches that assist us to understand and improve our physical and natural world. He is the co-author of 3 books on UAVs /drones for Remote Sensing and as of 2018 has published nearly 130 papers. He is also a Chartered Professional Engineer, Engineers Australia – National Professional Engineers Register (NPER), a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), the IEEE, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and Holder of a current Australian Private Pilot Licence (CASA PPL).

Dr Gonzalez will be talking to us about unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and artificial intelligence revolutionizing wildlife monitoring and conservation – view Abstract