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Aprof Hieu Trinh

Position: Associate Professor
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Science Engineering & Built Environment
Department: School of Engineering
Campus: kc2.010, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Phone: +61 3 52272030 +61 3 52272030
Email: hieu.trinh@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Biography summary

Hieu Trinh obtained his BEng (Hons), MEngSc, PhD degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, all from The University of Melbourne, Australia in 1990, 1992 and 1996.  He joined Deakin University in Jan 2001 where he is currently an Associate Professor.  His current research activities include systems and control theory, fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control, robotics, application of control theory to industrial systems and power systems. He has won some national competitive research grants (ARC-DP, ARC-LP) which therefore allow him to conduct his research interests.

So far, Hieu Trinh has published 1 research book, 96 refereed journal papers. He has received over 800 citations in the ISI Web of Knowledge with an h-index of 18.

Hieu Trinh is also a dedicated Lecturer who is very passionate about transferring/instilling his knowledge of control engineering to the next generation of engineers and PhD researchers at Deakin University.  For this, he has received some recognitions for excellence in teaching from the offices of the Dean and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Deakin University.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 1995
  • Master of Engineering Science, University of Melbourne, 1992
  • Bachelor of Engineering, University of Melbourne, 1990


Career highlights

COMPETITIVE RESEARCH GRANTS AWARDED

[1] Nahavandi, S., Shirinzadeh, B., Lim, C.P., Khosravi, A., Shi, P., Chen, C., Trinh, H., Chung, H., Howe, R., Haptic-based immersive motion platform for human performance evaluation. ARC LIEF, LE150100079, $320,000 (2015).

[2] Trinh, H., Functional state observers for large-scale interconnected systems. ARC Discovery Project, DP130101532, $300,000 (2013-2015).

[3] Nahavandi, S. and Trinh, H., A hybrid multi-agent technique for shop floor control. ARC Linkage Project, LP0669808, $275,000 (2006-2009).

[4] Nahavandi, S. and Trinh, H., Parallel-Link Mechanism Control using new Concept and Techniques, ARC Discovery Project, DP0555903, $178,000 (2005-2007).

[5] Nahavandi, S., Shirinzadeh, B., Trinh, H., Chen, Y., Pathirana, P., Kouzani, A., Frayman, Y., Zhong, Y., Creighton, D. and Bhatti, A., A haptically enabled universal motion simulator research facility, ARC LIEF, 2008, $285,000.

[6] Nahavandi, S. and Trinh, H., Rapid Modelling, simulation and control for automated conveyor systems, ARC Linkage Project, LP0454009, $320,566 (2004-2006).

[7] Nahavandi, S., Shirinzadeh, B., Trinh, H., Siores, E., John, S., Burry, M.C.,  Nagarajah, C.R. and Alici, G., Haptic Research Facility, ARC LIEF 2003, LE0347673, $186,000.

[8] Shirinzadeh, B., Nahavandi, S., Alici, G., Smith, J.A. and Trinh, H., Research Facility in Micromanipulation, ARC LIEF 2003, LE0347024, $140,000.

[9] Nahavandi, S. and Trinh, H., New Concept for Design and Control of a Parallel-Link Robot, Deakin University Central Research Grants Scheme 2003-2004:  $48,000.

[10] Trinh, H., A New and Effective Control Strategy for Large-Scale Interconnected Systems, Deakin University Central Research Grants Scheme 2002:  $10,000.

[11] Zhang, J. and Trinh, H., Stability Test and Spectral Estimation of Two-Dimensional Systems, Deakin University Central Research Grants Scheme 2002:  $12,000.

[12] Xiang, Y. and Trinh, H., Blind Signal Separation from Unidentifiable Systems, ARC Discovery Project, DP0773446, $157,284 (2007-2009). (Note: A/Prof Trinh replaced the original second CI, Dr Van K. Nguyen, after Dr Nguyen joined DSTO in early 2007.)


LinkedIn profile

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hieu_Trinh2


Personal website

http://www.deakin.edu.au/~hmt/

Academic

Teaching Interests

I currently teach the following units:

SEE701: Power System Control

SEE205: Analogue Electronics

SEE344: Control Engineering


Subjects and units currently teaching

Summary

• 17 years of experience in lecturing (1997-present), both at Deakin University and James Cook University.

• 6 years of experience as a tutor and lab demonstrator (1990-1996) at The University of Melbourne and Monash University.

• Taught about 10 subjects from a wide range of courses in Control, Electronics, Electrical, Power Systems Control, Computer Engineering.

• Taught basic and advanced courses.

• Taught small and large size classes.

• I have a demonstrated track record of excellence in teaching with a wide range of subjects and at different levels.

• I received excellent feedback from the Student Unit Evaluations at Deakin University. I am consistently ranked among the best lecturers in the School.

• I received excellent scores in the James Cook University Evaluation of Teaching (JCET) and was consistently ranked as one of the best lecturers in the School of Engineering, James Cook University.

• I have received some recognitions for excellence in teaching from the offices of the Dean and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Deakin University.


Knowledge areas

Control engineering

Power systems

Systems and control theory

Functional observers

Fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control

Time-delay systems (stability, Lyapunov functionals, etc.)

Interconnected large-scale systems: Estimation and control  


Student supervision

I currently supervising four PhD students as the main supervisor. 


Research

Research projects

Current funded ARC-DP project:

Trinh, H., Functional state observers for large-scale interconnected systems. ARC Discovery Project, DP130101532, $300,000 (2013-2015).


Research groups

Automation and Control


Research page

https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/research/find-a-researcher/19142/A-Prof-Hieu-Trinh


Publications

Publications

  • One scholarly research book
  • 96 refereed journal papers
  • Over 800 citations in the ISI Web of Knowledge with an h-index of 18
  • Over 900 citations in Scopus with an h-index of 20
  • Over 1400 citations in Google Scholar with an h-index of 23.


Link to publications

http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=3oghCzEAAAAJ&hl=en


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