Dr Asanka Perera


NameDr Asanka Perera
Email Addressasanka.perera@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleLecturer (Mechatronic Engineering)
QualificationsBScEEEng Peradeniya, MScience IndustrialAutomation Moratuwa, PhD UniSA
DepartmentSchool of Engineering
AffiliationsCentre for Agricultural Engineering
Centre for Future Materials
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4021-3943
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Fields of Research

  • 400703. Autonomous vehicle systems
  • 400706. Field robotics
  • 460205. Intelligent robotics
  • 460304. Computer vision
  • 460306. Image processing
  • 460810. Social robotics
  • 461101. Adversarial machine learning
  • 461103. Deep learning

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
Engineers Australia
Australian Computer Society (ACS)
IEEE
Australian Association of Uncrewed Systems (AAUS)
BScEEEng
Peradeniya
2008
MScience IndustrialAutomation
Moratuwa
2015
PhD
UniSA
2020

Supervision Interests

Robotics and AI

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
Biomimetic processing of direction signalsAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2019
Vision-based swarm robot localization in low-light conditionAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2023
Robust 3D object recognition against adversarial examples and common corruptionsAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2023

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
Articulated human pose tracking algorithmAssociateMasters2018
Convolutional pose machines for consumer-grade UAVs: implementation and optimizationAssociateMasters2017

The Effects of Different Image Parameters on Human Action Recognition Models Trained on Real and Synthetic Image Data

Man, Keith, Chahl, Javaan, Mayer, Wolfgang and Perera, Asanka. 2024. "The Effects of Different Image Parameters on Human Action Recognition Models Trained on Real and Synthetic Image Data." IEEE Access. 12, pp. 95223-95244.

Computer Vision Techniques Demonstrate Robust Orientation Measurement of the Milky Way Despite Image Motion

Tao, Yiting, Perera, Asanka, Teague, Samuel, Mcintyre, Timothy, Warrant, Eric and Chahl, Javaan. 2024. "Computer Vision Techniques Demonstrate Robust Orientation Measurement of the Milky Way Despite Image Motion." Biomimetics. 9 (7). https://doi.org/10.3390/biomimetics9070375

Integrating RGB-thermal image sensors for non-contact automatic respiration rate monitoring

Khanam, Fatema-Tuz-Zohra, Perera, Asanka G., Al-Naji, Ali, Mcintyre, Timothy D. and Chahl, Javaan. 2024. "Integrating RGB-thermal image sensors for non-contact automatic respiration rate monitoring." Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics, Image Science and Vision. 41 (6), pp. 1140-1151. https://doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.520757

Intelligent Control System for Ground Vehicles

Tungthamrongkul, Yok, Perera, Asanka, Islam, Rafiqul and Anavatti, Sreenatha. 2024. "Intelligent Control System for Ground Vehicles." 2024 10th International Conference on Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering (ICMRE). Milan, Italy 27 2024 - 29 Feb 5224 Italy.

Radio Source Localization using Sparse Signal Measurements from Uncrewed Ground Vehicles

Perera, Asanka, Tran, Vu Phi, Anavatti, Sreenatha, Kasmarik, Kathryn and Garratt, Matthew A.. 2023. "Radio Source Localization using Sparse Signal Measurements from Uncrewed Ground Vehicles." 2023 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA 2023). Sydney, Australia 04 - 06 Dec 2023 Australia.

Exploring Adversarial Robustness of LiDAR Semantic Segmentation in Autonomous Driving

Mahima, K. T. Yasas, Perera, Asanka, Anavatti, Sreenatha and Garratt, Matt. 2023. "Exploring Adversarial Robustness of LiDAR Semantic Segmentation in Autonomous Driving." Sensors. 23 (23). https://doi.org/10.3390/s23239579

Non-invasive and non-contact automatic jaundice detection of infants based on random forest

Khanam, Fatema-Tuz-Zohra, Al-Naj, Ali, Perera, Asanka G., Wang, Danyi and Chahl, Javaan. 2023. "Non-invasive and non-contact automatic jaundice detection of infants based on random forest." Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging and Visualization. 11 (6), pp. 2516-2529. https://doi.org/10.1080/21681163.2023.2244601

Coverage Path Planning With Budget Constraints for Multiple Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Tran, Vu Phi, Perera, Asanka, Garrat, Matthew A., Kasmarik, Kathryn and Anavatti, Sreenatha G.. 2023. "Coverage Path Planning With Budget Constraints for Multiple Unmanned Ground Vehicles." IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. 24 (11), pp. 12506-12522. https://doi.org/10.1109/TITS.2023.3285624

Neural network‐based optical flow versus traditional optical flow techniques with thermal aerial imaging in real‐world settings

Nguyen, Tran Xuan Bach, Rosser, Kent, Perera, Asanka, Moss, Philip and Chahl, Javaan. 2023. "Neural network‐based optical flow versus traditional optical flow techniques with thermal aerial imaging in real‐world settings." Journal of Field Robotics. 40 (7), pp. 1817-1839. https://doi.org/10.1002/rob.22219

A Computer Vision Milky Way Compass

Tao, Yiting, Lucas, Michael, Perera, Asanka, Teague, Samuel, Warrant, Eric and Chahl, Javaan. 2023. "A Computer Vision Milky Way Compass." Applied Sciences. 13 (10). https://doi.org/10.3390/app13106062

Road Severity Distance Calculation Technique using Deep Learning Predictions in 3-D Space

Perera, Asanka G. and Verma, Brijesh. 2022. "Road Severity Distance Calculation Technique using Deep Learning Predictions in 3-D Space." IEEE Access. 10, pp. 68000-68008. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3185997

Non-contact automatic vital signs monitoring of neonates in NICU using video camera imaging

Khanam, Fatema-Tuz-Zohra, Al-Naji, Ali, Perera, Asanka G., Gibson, Kim and Chahl, Javaan. 2022. "Non-contact automatic vital signs monitoring of neonates in NICU using video camera imaging." Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging and Visualization. 11 (2), pp. 278-285. https://doi.org/10.1080/21681163.2022.2069598

Characteristics of optical flow from aerial thermal imaging,“thermal flow”

Nguyen, Tran Xuan Bach, Rosser, Kent, Perera, Asanka, Moss, Philip, Teague, Sam and Chahl, Javaan. 2022. "Characteristics of optical flow from aerial thermal imaging,“thermal flow”." Journal of Field Robotics. 39 (5), pp. 580-599. https://doi.org/10.1002/rob.22065

Remote Vital Signs Monitoring in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Using a Digital Camera

Khanam, Fatema-Tuz-Zohra, Al-Naji, Ali, Perera, Asanka G., Gibson, Kim and Chahl, Javaan. 2022. "Remote Vital Signs Monitoring in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Using a Digital Camera." International Journal of Biomedical and Biological Engineering. 16 (10), pp. 138-144.

A Low Redundancy Wavelet Entropy Edge Detection Algorithm

Tao, Yiting, Scully, Thomas, Perera, Asanka G., Lambert, Andrew and Chahl, Javaan. 2021. "A Low Redundancy Wavelet Entropy Edge Detection Algorithm." Journal of Imaging. 7 (9). https://doi.org/10.3390/jimaging7090188

Drones—healthcare, humanitarian efforts and recreational use

Tarr, Anthony A., Perera, Asanka G., Chahl, Javaan, Chell, Cameron, Ogunwa, Titilayo and Paynter, Kirsty. 2021. "Drones—healthcare, humanitarian efforts and recreational use." Tarr, Anthony A., Tarr, Julie-Anne, Thompson, Maurice and Ellis, Jeffrey (ed.) Drone Law and Policy: Global Development, Risks, Regulation and Insurance. United Kingdom. Routledge. pp. 35-54

Non-Contact Automatic Vital Signs Monitoring of Infants in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Based on Neural Networks

Khanam, Fatema-Tuz-Zohra, Perera, Asanka G., Al-Naji, Ali, Gibson, Kim and Chahl, Javaan. 2021. "Non-Contact Automatic Vital Signs Monitoring of Infants in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Based on Neural Networks." Journal of Imaging. 7 (8). https://doi.org/10.3390/jimaging7080122

Noncontact Sensing of Contagion

Khanam, Fatema-Tuz-Zohra, Chahl, Loris A., Chahl, Jaswant S., Al-Naji, Ali, Perera, Asanka G., Wang, Danyi, Lee, Y.H., Ogunwa, Titilayo T., Teague, Samuel, Nguyen, Tran Xuan Bach, Mcintyre, Timothy D., Pegoli, Simon P., Tao, Yiting, McGuire, John L., Huynh, Jasmine and Chahl, Javaan. 2021. "Noncontact Sensing of Contagion." Journal of Imaging. 7 (2). https://doi.org/10.3390/jimaging7020028

A multiviewpoint outdoor dataset for human action recognition

Perera, Asanka G., Law, Yee Wei, Ogunwa, Titilayo T and Chahl, Javaan. 2020. "A multiviewpoint outdoor dataset for human action recognition." IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems. 50 (5), pp. 405-413. https://doi.org/10.1109/THMS.2020.2971958

Detection and Localisation of Life Signs from the Air Using Image Registration and Spatio-Temporal Filtering

Perera, Asanka G, Khanam, Fatema-Tuz-Zohra, Al-Naji, Ali and Chahl, Javaan. 2020. "Detection and Localisation of Life Signs from the Air Using Image Registration and Spatio-Temporal Filtering." Remote Sensing. 12 (3). https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12030577

Drone-Action: An Outdoor Recorded Drone Video Dataset for Action Recognition

Perera, Asanka G., Law, Yee Wei and Chahl, Javaan. 2019. "Drone-Action: An Outdoor Recorded Drone Video Dataset for Action Recognition." Drones. 3 (4). https://doi.org/10.3390/drones3040082

Life Signs Detector Using a Drone in Disaster Zones

Al-Naji, Ali, Perera, Asanka G., Mohammed, Saleem Latteef and Chahl, Javaan. 2019. "Life Signs Detector Using a Drone in Disaster Zones." Remote Sensing. 11 (20). https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11202441

UAV-GESTURE: A Dataset for UAV Control and Gesture Recognition

Perera, Asanka G., Law, Yee Wei and Chahl, Javaan. 2019. "UAV-GESTURE: A Dataset for UAV Control and Gesture Recognition." UAVision workshop, ECCV 2018. Germany. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11012-3_9

The sixth visual object tracking vot2018 challenge results

Kristan, Matej, Leonardis, Ales, Matas, Jiří, Felsberg, Michael, Pflugfelder, Roman, Zajc, Luka Čehovin, Vojír̃, Tomáš, Bhat, Goutam, Lukežič, Alan, Eldesokey, Abdelrahman, Fernández, Gustavo, García-Martín, Álvaro, Iglesias-Arias, Álvaro, Alatan, A. Aydin, González-García, Abel, Petrosino, Alfredo, Memarmoghadam, Alireza, Vedaldi, Andrea, Muhič, Andrej, ..., He, Zhiqun. 2019. "The sixth visual object tracking vot2018 challenge results." European Conference on Computer Vision 2018 Workshops. Munich, Germany 09 - 14 Sep 2018 Germany. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11009-3_1

Visdrone-sot2018: The vision meets drone single-object tracking challenge results

Wen, Longyin, Zhu, Pengfei, Du, Dawei, Bian, Xiao, Ling, Haibin, Hu, Qinghua, Liu, Chenfeng, Cheng, Hao, Liu, Xiaoyu, Ma, Wenya, Nie, Qinqin, Wu, Haotian, Wang, Lianjie, Perera, Asanka G., Zhang, Baochang, Heo, Byeongho, Liu, Chunlei, Li, Dongdong, Michail, Emmanouil, ..., He, Zhiqun. 2019. "Visdrone-sot2018: The vision meets drone single-object tracking challenge results." European Conference on Computer Vision 2018 Workshops. Munich, Germany 09 - 14 Sep 2018 Germany. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11021-5_28

Cross-correlation-based robust object tracking in aerial videos

Perera, Asanka G, Law, Yee Wei and Chahl, Javaan. 2019. "Cross-correlation-based robust object tracking in aerial videos." 18th Australian International Aerospace Congress (AIAC18). Melbourne, Australia 24 - 26 Feb 2019 Australia .

Human detection and motion analysis from a quadrotor UAV

Perera, Asanka G., Al-Naji, Ali, Law, Al-Naji, Ali and Chahl, Javaan. 2018. "Human detection and motion analysis from a quadrotor UAV." AEROTECH VII - Sustainability in Aerospace Engineering and Technology. Putrajaya, Malaysia 07 - 08 Aug 2018 United Kingdom. IOP Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/405/1/012003

Remote measurement of cardiopulmonary signal using an unmanned aerial vehicle

Al-Naji, Ali, Perera, Asanka G. and Chahl, Javaan. 2018. "Remote measurement of cardiopulmonary signal using an unmanned aerial vehicle ." AEROTECH VII - Sustainability in Aerospace Engineering and Technology. Putrajaya, Malaysia 07 - 08 Aug 2018 United Kingdom. IOP Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/405/1/012001

Human pose and path estimation from aerial video using dynamic classifier selection

Perera, Asanka G., Law, Yee Wei and Chahl, Javaan. 2018. "Human pose and path estimation from aerial video using dynamic classifier selection." Cognitive Computation. 10 (6), pp. 1019-1041. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12559-018-9577-6

Human motion analysis from UAV video

Perera, Asanka G., Law, Yee We, Al-Naji, Ali and Chahl, Javaan. 2018. "Human motion analysis from UAV video." International Journal of Intelligent Unmanned Systems. 6 (2), pp. 69-92. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJIUS-10-2017-0012

Remote monitoring of cardiorespiratory signals from a hovering unmanned aerial vehicle

Al-Naji, Ali, Perera, Asanka G. and Chahl, Javaan. 2017. "Remote monitoring of cardiorespiratory signals from a hovering unmanned aerial vehicle." BioMedical Engineering OnLine. 16. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12938-017-0395-y