Professor Robert Mahony

Academic Staff
ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics
T: +61 2 6125 8613

Areas of expertise

  • Automation And Control Engineering 091302
  • Avionics 090105
  • Navigation And Position Fixing 090904
  • Control Systems, Robotics And Automation 090602
  • Computer Vision 080104
  • Adaptive Agents And Intelligent Robotics 080101
  • Artificial Intelligence And Image Processing 0801
  • Calculus Of Variations, Systems Theory And Control Theory 010203
  • Aircraft Performance And Flight Control Systems 090104
  • Optimisation 010303


Robert Mahony is a Professor in the Research School of Engineering at the Australian National University.  He received a PhD in 1995  (systems engineering) and a BSc in 1989 (applied  mathematics and  geology) both from the Australian National University.   He worked  as a marine seismic geophysicist and an industrial research  scientist before completing a postdoctoral fellowship in France and a Logan Fellowship at Monash University in Australia.  He has held his post at ANU since 2001.  His research interests are in non-linear control theory with applications in robotics, geometric optimisation techniques and systems theory.


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