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Dr Jan Carlo Barca

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering and Internet of Things (IoT)

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Info Technology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Biography

Jan Carlo is one of the founding fathers of modern counter-swarming. He has been an affiliate of Centre for a New American Security in Washington D.C., where he contributed with his insights into the field. He has also written a handbook on the topic for Australian Defence. 

Jan Carlo's major research interests are in the areas of swarm robotics, swarm intelligence, counter swarming and the "brain of IoT". He has devised novel technology for swarms of UAVs, unmanned ground vehicles and climbing robots. Jan Carlo has published work at several international conferences and in high level journals. He has also managed projects for defence, industry and academia.

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Knowledge areas

Swarm robotics, swarm intelligence, counter swarming and "brain of IoT".

Publications

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2020

A survey of dynamic parameter setting methods for nature-inspired swarm intelligence algorithms

H Phan, K Ellis, J Barca, A Dorin

(2020), Vol. 32, pp. 567-588, Neural computing and applications, Cham, Switzerland, C1

journal
2019

An efficient RANSAC hypothesis evaluation using sufficient statistics for RGB-D pose estimation

I Senthooran, M Murshed, J Barca, J Kamruzzaman, H Chung

(2019), Vol. 43, pp. 1257-1270, Autonomous robots, New York, N.Y., C1

journal
2018

Multi-object tracking of swarms with active target avoidance

Y Hettiarachchige, A Khan, Jan Barca

(2018), pp. 1204-1209, ICARCV 2018 : Proceedings of the 2018 15th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, Singapore, E1

conference

Search and tracking in 3D space using a species based particle swarm optimizer

A Farid, S Egerton, J Barca, M Kamal

(2018), pp. 155-160, I2CACIS 2018 : Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Automatic Control and Intelligent Systems, Shah Alam, Malaysia, E1

conference

Adaptive multi-objective search in a swarm vs swarm context

A Moltajaei Farid, S Egerton, J Barca, M Kamal

(2018), pp. 3641-3646, SMC 2018 : Making of a human-centered cyber world : Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Miyazaki, Japan, E1

conference

Data ferrying with swarming UAS in tactical defence networks

Robert Hunjet, Bradley Fraser, Thomas Stevens, Laura Hodges, Karina Mayen, Jan Barca, Madeleine Cochrane, Ricardo Cannizzaro, Jennifer Palmer

(2018), pp. 6381-6388, ICRA 2018 : Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Brisbane, Qld., E1-1

conference

Network topology inference in swarm robotics

Bruno Mendivez Vasquez, Jan Barca

(2018), pp. 7660-7666, ICRA 2018 : Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Brisbane, Qld., E1-1

conference

A low cost omnidirectional relative localization sensor for swarm applications

Anton Kohlbacher, Jens Eliasson, Kevin Acres, Hoam Chung, Jan Barca

(2018), pp. 694-699, WF-IoT 2018 : Smart cities and nations : Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE 4th World Forum on Internet of Things, Singapore, E1-1

conference

Data transfer via UAV swarm behaviours

Phillip Smith, Robert Hunjet, Aldeida Aleti, Jan Barca

(2018), Vol. 6, pp. 35-57, Australian journal of telecommunications and the digital economy, Aspendale, Vic., C1-1

journal

Improving energy consumption of pattern recognition by combining processor-centric and bio-inspired considerations

Yathindu Hettiarachchige, Asad Khan, Jan Barca

(2018), Vol. 23, pp. 54-63, Biologically inspired cognitive architectures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Hyper-heuristic online learning for self-assembling swarm robots

S Yu, A Aleti, J Barca, A Song

(2018), Vol. 10860, pp. 167-180, ICCS 2018 : Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Science, Wuxi, China, E1-1

conference
2017

Adaptive data transfer methods via policy evolution for UAV swarms

Phillip Smith, Robert Hunjed, Aldeida Aleti, Jan Barca

(2017), pp. 1-8, ITNAC 2017 : Proceedings of the 2017 27th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1

conference

Guidelines for improving the robustness of swarm robotic systems through adjustment of network topology

Xinran Wang, David Green, Jan Barca

(2017), pp. 1399-1405, AIM 2017 : Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Munich, Germany, E1-1

conference
2016

A 3D line alignment method for loop closure and mutual localisation in limited resourced MAVs

Ilankaikone Senthooran, Jan Barca, Hoam Chung

(2016), pp. 1-6, ICARCV 2016 : Proceedings of the 2016 14th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, Phuket, Thailand, E1-1

conference

Relative localization with computer vision and UWB range for flying robot formation control

B Ramirez, H Chung, H Derhamy, J Eliasson, J Barca

(2016), pp. 1-6, ICARCV 2016 : Proceedings of the 2016 14th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, Phuket, Thailand, E1-1

conference

Search and tracking algorithms for swarms of robots: a survey

Madhubhashi Senanayake, Ilankaikone Senthooran, Jan Barca, Hoam Chung, Joarder Kamruzzaman, Manzur Murshed

(2016), Vol. 75, pp. 422-434, Robotics and autonomous systems, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Distributed formation control of networked mobile robots in environments with obstacles

Whye Seng, Jan Barca, Y ?ekercio?lu

(2016), Vol. 34, pp. 1403-1415, Robotica, Cambridge, Eng., C1-1

journal
2015

An efficient pose estimation for limited-resourced MAVs using sufficient statistics

Ilankaikone Senthooran, Jan Barca, Joarder Kamruzzaman, Manzur Murshed, Hoam Chung

(2015), pp. 3735-3740, IROS 2015 : Gateway to the era of robots : Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Hamburg, Germany, E1-1

conference

Autonomous formation selection for ground moving multi-robot systems

Shuang Yu, Jan Barca

(2015), pp. 54-59, AIM 2015 : Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Busan, South Korea, E1-1

conference
2014

A distributed framework for supporting 3D swarming applications

Ghazaleh Sadrollah, Jan Barca, Asad Khan, Jens Eliasson, Ilankaikone Senthooran

(2014), pp. 1-5, ICCOINS 2014 : Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, E1-1

conference
2013

Distributed formation control in cluttered environments

Whye Leon Seng, Jan Barca, Y Sekercioglu

(2013), pp. 1387-1392, 2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Wollongong, N.S.W., E1-1

conference

Swarm robotics reviewed

Jan Barca, Y Sekercioglu

(2013), Vol. 31, pp. 345-359, Robotica, Cambridge, Eng., C1-1

journal
2007

A modified K-means algorithm for noise reduction in optical motion capture data

Jan Barca, Grace Rumantir

(2007), pp. 1-5, ICIS 2007 : Proceedings of the 6th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Computer and Information Science, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1

conference
2006

A new illuminated contour-based marker system for optical motion capture

Jan Barca, Grace Rumantir, Raymond Li

(2006), pp. 1-5, Proceedings of the 2006 Innovations in Information Technology, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, E1-1

conference

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Cooperative Swarm Behaviour Generation for Multi-Platform, Multi-Target Surveillance.

Dr Jan Carlo Barca

  • 2020: $44,000
  • 2019: $6,819

Counter Swarming: review and scoping study

Dr Jan Carlo Barca

  • 2020: $51,035
  • 2019: $9,000

Enabling software architectural resilience and proactive adaption with real-time distributed contextual intelligence.

Prof Arkady Zaslavsky, Dr Kevin Lee, Dr Jan Carlo Barca

  • 2020: $79,025

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report