Dr Ronny Kutadinata



Lecturer, Mechatronics


Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Engineering


Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


Biography summary

Dr Ronny Kutadinata joined the School of Engineering at Deakin University in 2019 as a Lecturer in Mechatronics. He specialises in mathematical modelling of physical systems for optimisation, control and automation. His research interests include vehicle and traffic modelling, traffic network control, and transport optimisation.

Before joining Deakin, Dr Kutadinata had worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Melbourne and as a Senior ITS Engineer at the Australian Road Research Board. He was responsible to lead several projects and initiatives both at UoM and ARRB, some of the notable ones include: initiating a collaborative project with Hannover University; leading a work package for an industry-led iMOVE Freight Data Study project; and being the Technical Secretary of the 2nd International Driverless Vehicle Summit.

Research interests

  • Extremum-seeking
  • Hybrid nonlinear systems
  • Networked traffic control
  • Vehicle routing problem
  • Intelligent transport systems
  • Integrated mobility management
  • Connected and automated vehicle

Units taught

SEE216 Analogue and Digital Systems

Knowledge areas

control systems theory, optimisation, intelligent transport system, extremum-seeking

Professional activities

Program committee of the International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science (IWCTS) 2016-2019, co-located with ACM SIGSPATIAL.

Technical committe of the International Driverless Vehicle Summit, 2017-2018.

Provided research and consultation service in projects and forums to the following industry bodies:

  • Austroads, Australia
  • QLD Transport and Main Roads (TMR)
  • VicRoads
  • Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities (DIRDC)

Media appearances

Demonstration of using drones to carry defibrilator for medical emergency situations https://twitter.com/7newsmelbourne/status/1037229881203941377?lang=en.


  • New Research Talent Award, ARRB 2018.
  • Best paper award, ACM SIGSPATIAL 2016.
  • Best vision paper award, ACM SIGSPATIAL 2016.
  • Blue sky ideas award, CCC 2016.
  • Best poster award, Disrupting Mobility MIT 2015.


  • QLD Freight Model parameters review, QLD Transport and Main Roads, 2019.
  • Cost-benefits analysis of mandating Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in Australia, VicRoads, 2019.
  • iMOVE Freight data requirements study, Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities, 2018.
  • Autonobus: Driverless shuttle trial, VicRoads, 2018.
  • Assessment of auto introduction of pedestrian crossing phase at signalised intersections, VicRoads, 2018.
  • Yarra Tram signalling priority trial, VicRoads, 2018.
  • Survey of right turning vehicle speed, VicRoads, 2018.
  • Survey of pedestrians walking speed at crossings, VicRoads, 2018.
  • Operational framework for automated vehicle: A road operator's perspective, Austroads, 2017-2018.
  • Opportunities for automated heavy vehicle operations in remote and regional areas, Austroads, 2017-2018.
  • Social cars meet social travellers, Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme, 2016-2017.
  • Future Mobility Sensing, Carlton Connect Initiative Fund, 2016-2017.
  • Intelligent Mobility on Demand, ARC Linkage Project, 2015-2017.
  • Simulation scenario development for naval platform acquisition, Department of Science and Technology, 2015.
  • Nash equilibrium seeking for optimisation of large-scale ITS systems, Doctorate project, 2011-2015.


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Respondent preferences in travel survey design: an initial comparison of narrative, structured and technology-based travel survey instruments

S Roddis, S Winter, F Zhao, R Kutadinata

(2019), Vol. 16, pp. 1-12, Travel behaviour and society, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


The evolutionary interaction between taxi-sharing behaviours and social networks

Y Wang, R Kutadinata, S Winter

(2019), Vol. 119, pp. 170-180, Transportation research part a: policy and practice, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


Real-world meeting points for shared demand-responsive transportation systems

P Czioska, R Kutadinata, A Trifunovi?, S Winter, M Sester, B Friedrich

(2019), Vol. 11, pp. 341-377, Public transport, Berlin, Germany, C1-1


Hybrid extremum seeking for black-box optimization in hybrid plants: an analytical framework

J Poveda, R Kutadinata, C Manzie, D Nesic, A Teel, C Liao

(2018), pp. 2235-2240, 2018 CDC: 57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Miami, Florida, E1-1


Dynamic modeling of activity happiness: an investigation of the intra-activity hedonic treadmill

Isabel de Lima, Maya Abou-Zeid, Ronny Kutadinata, Zahra Navidi, Stephan Winter, Fang Zhao, Moshe Ben-Akiva

(2018), pp. 95-118, Quality of life and daily travel, Cham, Switzerland, B1-1


Walking speeds for timing of pedestrian walk and clearance intervals

L Truong, R Kutadinata, I Espada, T Robinson, J Burdan, F Costa, E Lin

(2018), ATRF 2018 - Australasian Transport Research Forum 2018, Proceedings, Darwin, Australia, E1-1


Extremum-seeking in singularly perturbed hybrid systems

R Kutadinata, W Moase, C Manzie

(2017), Vol. 62, pp. 3014-3020, IEEE transactions on automatic control, Piscataway, N.J., C1-1


Activity-based ridesharing: increasing flexibility by time geography

Y Wang, R Kutadinata, S Winter

(2016), pp. 1-10, ACM SIGSPATIAL 2016 : Proceedings of the 24th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, Burlingame, Calif., E1-1


Autonomous car and ride sharing: flexible road trains

N Agatz, A Bazzan, R Kutadinata, D Mattfeld, M Sester, S Winter, O Wolfson

(2016), pp. 1-4, ACM SIGSPATIAL 2016 : Proceedings of the 24th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, Burlingame, Calif., E1-1


Enhancing the performance of existing urban traffic light control through extremum-seeking

R Kutadinata, W Moase, C Manzie, L Zhang, T Garoni

(2016), Vol. 62, pp. 1-20, Transportation research part C: emerging technologies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


Dither re-use in Nash equilibrium seeking

R Kutadinata, W Moase, C Manzie

(2015), Vol. 60, pp. 1433-1438, IEEE transactions on automatic control, Piscataway, N.J., C1-1


Extremum-seeking for adaptation of urban traffic signal control

R Kutadinata, W Moase, C Manzie, L Zhang, T Garoni

(2014), Vol. 47, pp. 5067-5072, IFAC : Proceedings of the 19th International Federation of Automatic Control World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, E1-1


Funded Projects at Deakin

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