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Dr Kyle Nelson

Position: Research Fellow in Robotics Modelling and Simulation
Faculty or Division: Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Department: Centre for Intelligent Systems Research
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 52272029 +61 3 52272029
Email: kyle.nelson@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Biography

Kyle Nelson received the B.Eng. (hons.) degree in Mechatronics and Robotics in 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in computer vision/image processing in 2013 from Deakin University, Australia, where he attended as a Dean’s Scholar and was a recipient of both the Alfred Deakin Medal and Vice-Chancellor’s Prize. His PhD research focused on the image enhancement technique of super-resolution and combining this concept with ideas from the field of multi-view geometry to produce high-resolution images of 3-dimensional scenes. Currently a research fellow with the Centre for Intelligent Systems Research at Deakin University, Kyle is actively involved in robot-based motion simulation, computer vision and image processing research. Kyle has worked on a number of industry-linked robotics projects including the design and development of a vision-based measurement system for Boeing Research & Technology Australia.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Deakin University, 2010
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2014


Career highlights

2013-present – Research Fellow in Robotics, Modelling and Simulation at the Centre for Intelligent Systems Research, Deakin University

2010-2013 – PhD Researcher at the Centre for Intelligent Systems Research, Deakin University

2010-2012 – Tutor at Deakin University

2008-2009 – Electrical Draftsman at Insight Engineering, Geelong


Academic

Subjects and units currently teaching

As a tutor, marker and content author, I have been involved with the following units:

SEE215 - Microprocessor Principles

SEE320 - Microcontroller System Design

SEM433 - Mechatronic Design

HMO101 - Introduction to Optics


Knowledge areas

  • Computer Vision
  • Image Processing
  • Robotics
  • Software Engineering
  • Microcontroller Applications


Awards

Awards and prizes

2009 - Deakin University, Alfred Deakin Medal

2009 - Deakin University, Vice-Chancellor's Prize

2009 - Deakin University, Faculty of Science and Technology, David Stokes Award

2009 - Deakin University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Engineers Australia Award

2009 - Deakin University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Godfrey Hirst Australia Award

2008 - Deakin University, Faculty of Science and Technology, GM Holden Award

2008 - Deakin University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Industrial Control Technology Award

2008 - Deakin University, Faculty of Science and Technology, School of Engineering Honours Scholarship

2007 - Deakin University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Alcoa World Alumina Australia Award

2007 - Deakin University, Gordon Council Scholarship

2006 - Deakin University, Dean’s Scholar for the Faculty of Science and Technology, School of Engineering and Information Technology


Research

Research projects

The topic of my PhD research was 'Super-resolution of 3-dimensional scenes'

Drawing on ideas from super-resolution and multi-view geometry this thesis developed a complete 3D super-resolution pipeline including intelligent frame selection, optimal viewpoint selection and robust inverse tensor transfer for novel view synthesis, culminating in method for multi-view super-resolution which demonstrates that it is possible to extend super-resolution concepts from two dimensions to the 3D domain and create spatially enhanced views of 3-dimensional scenes.


Research interests

  • Computer Vision
  • Image Processing
  • Image Resolution Enhancement
  • Super-resolution
  • Multi-view Geometry
  • Novel View Synthesis
  • Image-based Rendering
  • Scene Reconstruction
  • Viewpoint Selection
  • Frame Selection
  • Networked Vision Systems
  • Robot-based Motion Simulation


Research groups

http://www.deakin.edu.au/cisr


Publications

Publications

K. Nelson, A. Bhatti, and S. Nahavandi, "Super-resolution of a 3-dimensional Scene from Novel Viewpoints", in Proceedings of the International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV), Guangzhou, China, 5-7 December 2012.

K. Nelson, A. Bhatti, and S. Nahavandi, "Performance Evaluation of Multi-frame Super-resolution Algorithms", in Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA), Fremantle, Australia, 3-5 December 2012.

K. Nelson, T. Black, D. Creighton, and S. Nahavandi, "A Simulation-Based Control Interface Layer for a High-Fidelity Anthropomorphic Training Simulator", in Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference (I/ITSEC), Orlando, USA, 2010.


Link to publications

http://deakinresear.ch/kylen


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