Dr Asanka Perera
Research Associate

Dr Asanka Perera

UNSW Canberra
School of Eng & Tech

Asanka is a postdoctoral researcher at UNSW Canberra. His research is focused on robotics, mechatronics, drones, machine learning, computer vision and signal processing. Prior to joining UNSW, Asanka was a postdoctoral researcher at Central Queensland University and University of South Australia. He has worked with several industry partners and government organizations as a research scientist. Asanka's research has attracted international media attention, including Scientific American, BBC and ABC Australia.

Asanka is currently working on multi-robot collaboration projects to address complex issues related to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) contaminated environments.

 

Location
Autonomous System Laboratory (Building 17, Room 131), School of Engineering and Information Technology, University of New South Wales, Canberra ACT 2610, AUSTRALIA.
  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Perera AG; Law YW; Chahl J, 2019, 'UAV-GESTURE: A dataset for UAV control and gesture recognition', in , pp. 117 - 128, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11012-3_9
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Wen L; Zhu P; Du D; Bian X; Ling H; Hu Q; Liu C; Cheng H; Liu X; Ma W; Nie Q; Wu H; Wang L; Perera AG; Zhang B; Heo B; Liu C; Li D; Michail E; Chen H; Liu H; Li H; Kompatsiaris I; Cheng J; Fan J; Zhang J; Choi JY; Li J; Yang J; Choi J; Zhao J; Han J; Zhang K; Duan K; Song K; Avgerinakis K; Lee K; Ding L; Lauer M; Giannakeris P; Zhang P; Wang Q; Xu Q; Huang Q; Liu Q; Laganière R; Zhang R; Yun S; Zhu S; Wu S; Vrochidis S; Tian W; Zhang W; Chen W; Hu W; Wang W; Zhang W; Ding W; He X; Li X; Zhang X; Luo X; Hu X; Meng Y; Kuai Y; Zhao Y; Li Y; Yang Y; Zhang Y; Wang Y; Qi Y; Deng Z; He Z, 2019, 'VisDrone-SOT2018: The vision meets drone single-object tracking challenge results', in , pp. 469 - 495, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11021-5_28
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Khanam FTZ; Al-Naji A; Perera AG; Gibson K; Chahl J, 2023, 'Non-contact automatic vital signs monitoring of neonates in NICU using video camera imaging', Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging and Visualization, 11, pp. 278 - 285, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21681163.2022.2069598
    Journal articles | 2023
    Tao Y; Lucas M; Perera A; Teague S; Warrant E; Chahl J, 2023, 'A Computer Vision Milky Way Compass', Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/app13106062
    Journal articles | 2023
    Tran VP; Perera A; Garratt MA; Kasmarik K; Anavatti SG, 2023, 'Coverage Path Planning With Budget Constraints for Multiple Unmanned Ground Vehicles', IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 24, pp. 12506 - 12522, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TITS.2023.3285624
    Journal articles | 2022
    Nguyen TXB; Rosser K; Perera A; Moss P; Teague S; Chahl J, 2022, 'Characteristics of optical flow from aerial thermal imaging, “thermal flow”', Journal of Field Robotics, 39, pp. 580 - 599, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rob.22065
    Journal articles | 2022
    Perera AG; Verma B, 2022, 'Road Severity Distance Calculation Technique Using Deep Learning Predictions in 3-D Space', IEEE Access, 10, pp. 68000 - 68008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3185997
    Journal articles | 2021
    Khanam FTZ; Chahl LA; Chahl JS; Al-Naji A; Perera AG; Wang D; Lee YH; Ogunwa TT; Teague S; Nguyen TXB; McIntyre TD; Pegoli SP; Tao Y; McGuire JL; Huynh J; Chahl J, 2021, 'Noncontact sensing of contagion', Journal of Imaging, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jimaging7020028
    Journal articles | 2021
    Khanam FTZ; Perera AG; Al-Naji A; Gibson K; Chahl J, 2021, 'Non-contact automatic vital signs monitoring of infants in a neonatal intensive care unit based on neural networks', Journal of Imaging, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jimaging7080122
    Journal articles | 2021
    Tao Y; Scully T; Perera AG; Lambert A; Chahl J, 2021, 'A low redundancy wavelet entropy edge detection algorithm', Journal of Imaging, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jimaging7090188
    Journal articles | 2020
    Perera AG; Khanam FTZ; Al-Naji A; Chahl J, 2020, 'Detection and localisation of life signs from the air using image registration and spatio-temporal filtering', Remote Sensing, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs12030577
    Journal articles | 2020
    Perera AG; Law YW; Ogunwa TT; Chahl J, 2020, 'A Multiviewpoint Outdoor Dataset for Human Action Recognition', IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 50, pp. 405 - 413, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/THMS.2020.2971958
    Journal articles | 2019
    Al-Naji A; Perera AG; Mohammed SL; Chahl J, 2019, 'Life signs detector using a drone in disaster zones', Remote Sensing, 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs11202441
    Journal articles | 2019
    Perera AG; Law YW; Chahl J, 2019, 'Drone-action: An outdoor recorded drone video dataset for action recognition', Drones, 3, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/drones3040082
    Journal articles | 2018
    Al-Naji A; Perera AG; Chahl J, 2018, 'Remote measurement of cardiopulmonary signal using an unmanned aerial vehicle', IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 405, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/405/1/012001
    Journal articles | 2018
    Perera AG; Al-Naji A; Law YW; Chahl J, 2018, 'Human Detection and Motion Analysis from a Quadrotor UAV', IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 405, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/405/1/012003
    Journal articles | 2018
    Perera AG; Law YW; Al-Naji A; Chahl J, 2018, 'Human motion analysis from UAV video', International Journal of Intelligent Unmanned Systems, 6, pp. 69 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJIUS-10-2017-0012
    Journal articles | 2018
    Perera AG; Law YW; Chahl J, 2018, 'Human Pose and Path Estimation from Aerial Video Using Dynamic Classifier Selection', Cognitive Computation, 10, pp. 1019 - 1041, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12559-018-9577-6
    Journal articles | 2017
    Al-Naji A; Perera AG; Chahl J, 2017, 'Remote monitoring of cardiorespiratory signals from a hovering unmanned aerial vehicle', BioMedical Engineering Online, 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12938-017-0395-y
    Journal articles | 2005
    Su XH; Chakrabarti S; Bhattacharya P; Ariyawansa G; Perera AGU, 2005, 'A resonant tunneling quantum-dot infrared photodetector', IEEE JOURNAL OF QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, 41, pp. 974 - 979, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JQE.2005.848901
  • Preprints | 2023
    Tran VP; Perera A; Garratt MA; Kasmarik K; Anavatti S, 2023, Coverage Path Planning with Budget Constraints for Multiple Unmanned Ground Vehicles, , http://arxiv.org/abs/2306.04083v1
    Preprints | 2021
    Perera AG; Law YW; Ogunwa TT; Chahl J, 2021, A Multi-viewpoint Outdoor Dataset for Human Action Recognition, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/THMS.2020.2971958
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Kristan M; Leonardis A; Matas J; Felsberg M; Pflugfelder R; Zajc LČ; Vojír̃ T; Bhat G; Lukežič A; Eldesokey A; Fernández G; García-Martín Á; Iglesias-Arias Á; Alatan AA; González-García A; Petrosino A; Memarmoghadam A; Vedaldi A; Muhič A; He A; Smeulders A; Perera AG; Li B; Chen B; Kim C; Xu C; Xiong C; Tian C; Luo C; Sun C; Hao C; Kim D; Mishra D; Chen D; Wang D; Wee D; Gavves E; Gundogdu E; Velasco-Salido E; Khan FS; Yang F; Zhao F; Li F; Battistone F; De Ath G; Subrahmanyam GRKS; Bastos G; Ling H; Galoogahi HK; Lee H; Li H; Zhao H; Fan H; Zhang H; Possegger H; Li H; Lu H; Zhi H; Li H; Lee H; Chang HJ; Drummond I; Valmadre J; Martin JS; Chahl J; Choi JY; Li J; Wang J; Qi J; Sung J; Johnander J; Henriques J; Choi J; van de Weijer J; Herranz JR; Martínez JM; Kittler J; Zhuang J; Gao J; Grm K; Zhang L; Wang L; Yang L; Rout L; Si L; Bertinetto L; Chu L; Che M; Maresca ME; Danelljan M; Yang MH; Abdelpakey M; Shehata M; Kang M; Lee N; Wang N; Miksik O; Moallem P; Vicente-Moñivar P; Senna P, 2019, 'The sixth visual object tracking VOT2018 challenge results', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), pp. 3 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11009-3_1
    Preprints | 2019
    Perera AG; Law YW; Chahl J, 2019, UAV-GESTURE: A Dataset for UAV Control and Gesture Recognition, , http://arxiv.org/abs/1901.02602v1
    Preprints | 2018
    Perera AG; Law YW; Chahl J, 2018, Human Pose and Path Estimation from Aerial Video using Dynamic Classifier Selection, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12559-018-9577-6
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Perera GVAGA; Abeykoon AMHS, 2014, 'Review on bilateral teleoperation with force, position, power and impedance scaling', in 2014 7th International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability: "Sharpening the Future with Sustainable Technology", ICIAfS 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICIAFS.2014.7069636
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Perera GVAGA; Pillai MB; Harsha AM; Abeykoon S, 2014, 'DC motor inertia estimation for robust bilateral control', in 2014 7th International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability: "Sharpening the Future with Sustainable Technology", ICIAfS 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICIAFS.2014.7069637
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Sampath BG; Perera GVAGA; Dassanayake WDIG, 2014, 'A fuzzy integrated self-tuning PID technique for mini robot', in 2014 7th International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability: "Sharpening the Future with Sustainable Technology", ICIAfS 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICIAFS.2014.7069638
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Tu PH; Doretto G; Krahnstoever NO; Perera AGA; Wheeler FW; Liu X; Rittscher J; Sebastian TB; Yu T; Harding KG, 2007, 'An intelligent video framework for homeland protection', in Carapezza EM (ed.), UNATTENDED GROUND, SEA, AND AIR SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS IX, SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING, FL, Orlando, presented at Conference on Unattended Ground, Sea, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications IX, FL, Orlando, 09 April 2007 - 12 April 2007, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.729215
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Kaucic R; Perera AGA; Brooksby G; Kaufhold J; Hoogs A, 2005, 'A unified framework for tracking through occlusions and across sensor gaps', in Schmid C; Soatto S; Tomasi C (eds.), 2005 IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER VISION AND PATTERN RECOGNITION, VOL 1, PROCEEDINGS, IEEE COMPUTER SOC, CA, San Diego, pp. 990 - 997, presented at Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CA, San Diego, 20 June 2005 - 25 June 2005, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000230923100133&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 1990
    COON DD; PERERA AGU, 1990, 'PHOTON DETECTION WITH PARALLEL ASYNCHRONOUS PROCESSING', in KUNT M (ed.), VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS AND IMAGE PROCESSING 90, PTS 1-3, SPIE - INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING, SWITZERLAND, LAUSANNE, pp. 1620 - 1627, presented at CONF ON VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS AND IMAGE PROCESSING 90, SWITZERLAND, LAUSANNE, 01 October 1990 - 04 October 1990, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.24176
    Conference Papers | 1989
    COON DD; PERERA AGU, 1989, 'PARALLEL ASYNCHRONOUS SYSTEMS AND IMAGE-PROCESSING ALGORITHMS', in HUCK FO; PARK SK (ed.), VISUAL INFORMATION PROCESSING FOR TELEVISION AND TELEROBOTICS, NASA, VA, WILLIAMSBURG, pp. 191 - 201, presented at WORKSHOP ON VISUAL INFORMATION PROCESSING FOR TELEVISION AND TELEROBOTICS, VA, WILLIAMSBURG, 10 May 1989 - 12 May 1989, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1989BP91G00015&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

  • Bio-Inspired Robot Navigation and Control in Unknown and Limited Visibility Environments, US Department of Airforce / Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD) (2023), AUD 17,546, Ravi, S., Kasmarik, K., Abpeikar, S., Perera, A.

  • Heterogeneous Robot Swarms, UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme (2023), AUD 68,645, Kasmarik, K., Perera, A., and 19 others

  • Trusted Autonomy Self Forming Research Group Bid, School of Engineering and IT, UNSW Canberra (2022-2023), AUD 27,911, Kasmarik, K., Garratt, M., Ravi, S., Anavatti, S, Perera, A., and 7 others

  • Vital Sign & Disease Detection at a Distance, Vital Intelligence Inc, 23/04/2020 - 23/10/2020