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Dr Ben Horan

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Engineering

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

ben.horan@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72907

Publications

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2017

Grid-connected isolated PV microinverters: a review

R Hasan, S Mekhilef, M Seyedmahmoudian, B Horan

(2017), Vol. 67, pp. 1065-1080, Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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ASEAN power grid: a secure transmission infrastructure for clean and sustainable energy for South-East Asia

T Ahmed, S Mekhilef, R Shah, N Mithulananthan, M Seyedmahmoudian, B Horan

(2017), Vol. 67, pp. 1420-1435, Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Active power filter (APF) for mitigation of power quality issues in grid integration of wind and photovoltaic energy conversion system

W Tareen, S Mekhilef, M Seyedmahmoudian, B Horan

(2017), Vol. 70, pp. 635-655, Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Building a relationship between robot characteristics and teleoperation user interfaces

M Mortimer, B Horan, M Seyedmahmoudian

(2017), Vol. 17, pp. 1-19, Sensors, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal

Application of emotional design to the form redesign of a midwifery training aid

J Mao, B Horan, H Forbes, S Smilevski, T Bucknall, C Nagle, D Phillips, I Gibson

(2017), Vol. 43, pp. 44-50, DesTech 2016 : Proceedings of the International Conference of Design and Technology, Geelong, Australia, E1

conference

Astronaut training using virtual reality in a neutrally buoyant environment

T Everson, C McDermott, A Kain, C Fernandez, B Horan

(2017), Vol. 43, pp. 319-327, DesTech 2016 : Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Design and Technology, (2016 : Geelong, VIC), E1

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Teaching engineering design using modular methods with virtual tools

J brady, M Joordens, B Horan

(2017), pp. 1-8, AAEE2016 : Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, E1

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Micro-robotic cell Injection training in a CAVE

S Mohd Faroque, B Horan, M Mortimer, M Pangestu

(2017), Vol. 2, pp. 219-226, DesTech 2016 : Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Design and Technology, 2016 : Geelong, Australia, E1

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Evaluation of a new virtual reality micro-robotic cell injection training system

S Faroque, M Mortimer, M Pangetsu, M Seyedmahmoudian, B Horan

(2017), pp. 1-16, Computers and electrical engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Dynamic charging of electric vehicle with negligible power transfer fluctuation

M Alam, S Mekhilef, M Seyedmahmoudian, B Horan

(2017), Vol. 10, pp. 1-20, Energies, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal

Chronic work stress and decreased vagal tone impairs decision making and reaction time in jockeys

K Landolt, P Maruff, B Horan, M Kingsley, G Kinsella, P O'Halloran, M Hale, B Wright

(2017), Vol. 84, pp. 151-158, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

SVR-based model to forecast PV power generation under different weather conditions

U Das, K Tey, M Seyedmahmoudian, M Idna Idris, S Mekhilef, B Horan, A Stojcevski

(2017), Vol. 10, pp. 1-17, Energies, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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2016

Haptic technology for micro-robotic cell injection training systems - a review

Faroque, Horan, Adam, Pangestu, Joordens

(2016), Vol. 22, pp. 509-523, Intelligent automation & soft computing, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Efficient photovoltaic system maximum power point tracking using a new technique

M Seyedmahmoudian, B Horan, R Rahmani, A Maung Than Oo, A Stojcevski

(2016), Vol. 9, pp. 1-18, Energies, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal

State of the art artificial intelligence-based MPPT techniques for mitigating partial shading effects on PV systems - a review

M Seyedmahmoudian, B Horan, T Kok Soon, R Rahmani, A Oo, S Mekhilef, A Stojcevski

(2016), Vol. 64, pp. 435-455, Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, Oxford, Eng., C1

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Dust as an unalterable deteriorative factor affecting PV panel's efficiency: why and how

F Zaihidee, S Mekhilef, M Seyedmahmoudian, B Horan

(2016), Vol. 65, pp. 1267-1278, Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Kinect with ROS, interact with oculus: towards dynamic user interfaces for robotic teleoperation

M Mortimer, B Horan, M Joordens

(2016), pp. 1-6, SoSE 2016: Proceesings of the 11th IEEE Systems of Systems Engineering Conference: System of systems and cyber physical systems, from academia to application and back, Kongsberg, Norway, E1

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Large-scale virtual reality micro-robotic cell injection training

S Faroque, B Horan, M Mortimer, M Pangestu

(2016), pp. 1-6, WAC 2016 : Proceedings of the World Automation Congress, Puerto Rico, E1

conference

A current control approach for an abnormal grid supplied ultra sparse Z-Source matrix converter with a particle swarm optimization proportional-integral induction motor drive controller

S Sebtahmadi, H Azad, D Islam, M Seyedmahmoudian, B Horan, S Mekhilef

(2016), Vol. 9, pp. 1-19, Energies, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Coil design for high misalignment tolerant inductive power transfer system for EV charging

K Kalwar, S Mekhilef, M Seyedmahmoudian, B Horan

(2016), Vol. 9, pp. 1-13, Energies, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal
2015

Multipoint haptic mediator interface for robotic teleoperation

Q Ang, B Horan, S Nahavandi

(2015), Vol. 9, pp. 86-97, IEEE systems journal, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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Haptic virtual reality training environment for micro-robotic cell injection

S Faroque, B Horan, H Adam, M Pangestu, S Thomas

(2015), Vol. 277, pp. 245-249, Haptic interaction : perception, devices and applications, Tokyo, Japan, B1

chapter

Keyboard control method for virtual reality micro-robotic cell injection training

S Faroque, B Horan, M Joordens

(2015), pp. 416-421, Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on System of Systems Engineering; SoSE 2015, San Antonio, Texas, USA, E1

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Searching Baxter's URDF robot joint and link tree for active serial chains

M Mortimer, B Horan, M Joordens, A Stojcevski

(2015), pp. 428-433, SoSE 2015 : 10th IEEE International Conference on System of Systems Engineering, San Antonio, Tex., E1

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Multipoint haptic guidance for micrograsping systems

Q Ang, B Horan, H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2015), Vol. 9, pp. 1388-1394, IEEE systems journal, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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Design of a virtual reality training system for micro-robotic cell injection

S Faroque, B Horan, H Adam, S Thomas

(2015), Vol. 20, pp. 185-190, Procedia technology, Netherlands, C1

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Taking the LEAP with the Oculus HMD and CAD - plucking at thin air?

N Beattie, B Horan, S McKenzie

(2015), Vol. 20, pp. 149-154, Procedia technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Viable approaches for increasing the efficiency of buiding integrated photovoltaic systems

M Seyedmahmoudian, I Kavalchuk, B Horan, A Maung Than Oo, A Stojcevski

(2015), pp. 1-6, AUPEC 2015 : Challenges for future grids : Proceedings of the 25th Australian Universities Power Engineering Conference, Wollongong, New South Wales, E1

conference
2014

Haptic microrobotic cell injection system

A Ghanbari, B Horan, S Nahavandi, X Chen, W Wang

(2014), Vol. 8, pp. 371-383, IEEE systems journal, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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Design for manufacture of a low-cost haptic degree-of-freedom

M Mortimer, B Horan, A Stojcevski

(2014), Vol. 2, pp. 85-89, International journal of electronics and electrical engineering, Rowland Heights, California, C1

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4 Degree-of-freedom haptic device for surgical simulation

M Mortimer, B Horan, A Stojcevski

(2014), pp. 1-6, WAC 2014 : Emerging technologies for a new paradigm in system of systems engineering : Proceedings of the 2014 World Automation Congress, Waikoloa, Hawaii, E1

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Real-time lane detection on suburban streets using visual cue integration

S Fernando, L Udawatta, B Horan, P Pathirana

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 1-20, International journal of advanced robotic systems, Rijeka, Croatia, C1

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Reconfigurable multipurpose haptic interface

B Horan, S Faroque, M Isaksson, Q-Z Ang

(2014), Vol. 8619, pp. 432-434, Haptics : neuroscience, devices, modeling, and applications : 9th International Conference, EuroHaptics 2014, Versailles, France, June 24-26, 2014, proceedings, Heidelberg, Germany, B1

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Low-Cost 5-DOF Haptic Stylus Interaction Using Two Phantom Omni Devices

M Isaksson, B Horan, S Nahavandi

(2014), Vol. 8619, pp. 139-149, Haptics: Neuroscience, Devices, Modeling, and Applications, Berlin, Germany, B1

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First year electronics not only for first year electronics students - how to ensure engagement through innovation

B Horan, S Chandrasekaran, A Stojcevski, G Littlefair

(2014), pp. 1-8, AAEE 2014 : Proceedings of the 2014 Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference, Wellington, NewZealand, E1

conference

Making student experts within a flipped mechatronics class

M Joordens, B Horan

(2014), pp. 1-9, AAEE 2014 : Proceedings of the 2014 Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, E1

conference
2013

Human performance measures for interactive haptic-audio-visual interfaces

D Jia, A Bhatti, S Nahavandi, B Horan

(2013), Vol. 6, pp. 46-57, IEEE transactions on haptics, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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The old and the new : student perceived efficacy of electronics laboratory equipment

B Horan, M Joordens, R Hall, A Stojcevski

(2013), pp. 1-12, AAEE 2013 : Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference 2013, Gold Coast, Qld, E1

conference
2012

Undergraduate electronics students' use of home experiment kits for distance education

J Long, B Horan, R Hall

(2012), pp. 1-12, ASEE 2012 : Proceedings of the 119th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Tx., E1

conference
2011

Enabling multi-point haptic grasping in virtual environments

Q Ang, B Horan, Z Najdovski, S Nahavandi

(2011), pp. 55-58, 3DUI 2011 - IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces 2011, Proceedings, Singapore, Singapore, E1

conference

Grasping virtual objects with multi-point haptics

Q Ang, B Horan, Z Najdovski, S Nahavandi

(2011), pp. 189-190, VR 2011 : Proceedings - IEEE Virtual Reality, Singapore, Singapore, E1

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OzTug mobile robot for manufacturing transportation

B Horan, Z Najdovski, T Black, S Nahavandi, P Crothers

(2011), pp. 3554-3560, SMC 2011 : Conference proceeding of the 2011 International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Anchorage, Alaska, E1

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Virtual haptic cell model for operator training

B Horan, D Lowe, Q Ang, M Asgari, A Ghanbari, S Nahavandi

(2011), pp. 1-5, ICMT 2011 : Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Mechatronics Technology : Precision Mechatronics for Advanced Manufacturing, Service, and Medical Sectors, Melbourne, Vic., E1

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2010

Haptic mobility control for teleoperated rovers

B Horan, S Nahavandi, E Tunstel

(2010), pp. 197-203, NSBE : Proceedings of the 2010 NSBE Aerospace Systems Conference :New Horizons - New Destinations - New Discoveries, Los Angeles, Calif., E1

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Haptic guidance for microrobotic intracellular injection

A Ghanbari, H Abdi, B Horan, S Nahavandi, X Chen, W Wang

(2010), pp. 162-167, IEEE RAS & EMBS 2010 : Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2010, Tokyo, Japan, E1

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Haptic microrobotic intracellular injection assistance using virtual fixtures

A Ghanbari, X Chen, W Wang, B Horan, H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2010), pp. 781-786, ICARCV 2010 : 11th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, Singapore, E1

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2009

System of autonomous rovers and their applications

F Sahin, B Horan, S Nahavandi, V Raghavan, M Jamshidi

(2009), pp. 365-384, System of systems engineering : principles and applications, Boca Raton, Fla., B1

chapter

Towards haptic microrobotic intracellular injection

B Horan, S Nahavandi, A Ghanbari, X Chen, W Wang

(2009), pp. 1-8, ASME & IDETC/CIE 2009 : Proceedings of the 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, San Diego, California, E1

conference

Multi-point multi-hand haptic teleoperation of a mobile robot

B Horan, Z Najdovski, S Nahavandi

(2009), pp. 992-997, RO-MAN 2009 : Proceedings of the Robot and Human Interactive Communication 2009 international symposium, Toyama, Japan, E1

conference
2008

Haptic control methodologies for telerobotic stair traversal

B Horan, Z Najdovski, S Nahavandi, E Tunstel

(2008), Vol. 13, pp. 3-14, International journal of intelligent control and systems, Singapore, Singapore, C1

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Intuitive haptic control surface for mobile robot motion control

B Horan, S Nahavandi

(2008), pp. 121-127, SSRR 2008 : Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics, Sendai, Japan, E1

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3D virtual haptic cone for intuitive vehicle motion control

B Horan, Z Najdovski, S Nahavandi, E Tunstel

(2008), pp. 67-74, 3DUI 2008 : Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces, Reno, Nev., E1

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Exploiting ungrounded tactile haptic displays for mobile robotic teleoperation

B Horan, Z Najdovski, S Nahavandi

(2008), pp. 1-6, WAC '08 : Proceedings of the World Automation Congress '08, Waikoloa, T.H., E1

conference
2007

System of systems approach to threat detection and integration of heterogeneous independently operable systems

F Sahin, P Sridhar, B Horan, V Raghavan, M Jamshidi

(2007), pp. 1376-1381, Proceedings of 2007 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Quebec, Canada, E1

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Fuzzy haptic augmentation for telerobotic stair climbing

B Horan, S Nahavandi, D Creighton, E Tunstel

(2007), pp. 2437-2442, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 2007. ISIC., Quebec, Canada, E1

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Bilateral haptic teleoperation of an articulated track mobile robot

B Horan, D Creighton, S Nahavandi, M Jamshidi

(2007), pp. 1-8, IEEE International Conference on System of Systems Engineering, 2007. SoSE '07., San Antonio, Texas, E1

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OzBot TM - Haptic augmentation of a teleoperated robotic platform for search and rescue operations

M Fielding, J Mullins, B Horan, S Nahavandi

(2007), pp. 1-6, SSRR 2007 proceedings of the IEEE international workshop on safety, security and rescue robotics, Rome, Italy, E1

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A haptically enabled low-cost reconnaissance platform for law enforcement

J Mullins, B Horan, M Fielding, S Nahavandi

(2007), pp. 1-6, SSRR 2007, IEEE International Workshop on : Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics, 2007, Rome, Italy, E1

conference
2006

A low-cost 3-D laser imaging system

B Horan, S Nahavandi

(2006), pp. 277-282, Intelligent production machines and systems : 2nd I*PROMS Virtual Conference, 3-14 July 2006, Online Conference, E1

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Towards optimization of a real-world robotic-sensor system of systems

H Azarnoush, B Horan, P Sridhar, A Madni, M Jamshidi

(2006), pp. 1-8, World Automation Congress Budapest, Hungary, July 24-26, 2006, Budapest, Hungary, E1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Haptic Realisation of Visual Art for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Prof Saeid Nahavandi, Dr Ben Horan

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 1

  • 2012: $53,836
  • 2011: $46,657
  • 2010: $56,141

Other Public Sector Funding

Haptic Realisation of Visual Art for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Prof Saeid Nahavandi, Dr Ben Horan

  • 2012: $22,000
  • 2011: $22,000
  • 2010: $22,000

Technology as an Enabler of the Visitor Experience in the Surf Coast Shire

Dr Ben Horan, Dr Mehdi Seyedmahmoudian

  • 2017: $20,000

Snake Bite First Aid VR Trainer

Dr Ben Horan, Dr Mehdi Seyedmahmoudian

  • 2017: $40,000

Industry and Other Funding

Development of Virtual Reality (VR) Content

Dr Ben Horan

  • 2016: $20,500

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2016

Syafizwan Nizam Mohd Faroque

Thesis entitled: Virtual Reality Training for Micro-robotic Cell Injection

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

Executive Supervisor
2017

Mohammadmehdi Seyedmahmoudian

Thesis entitled: Design of Fast and Efficient Maximum Power Point Tracking Method for Photovoltaic Systems under Partial Shading Conditions

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

Associate Supervisor
2012

Quan-Zen Ang

Thesis entitled: Multi-point Haptic Interaction for Robotic Teleoperation

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Centre for Intelligent Systems Research.