Mr Subhan Khan
Casual Academic

Mr Subhan Khan

  • PhD Mechatronics Engineering, UNSW Sydney (2018-Current)
  • MSc Electronic Communications and Computer Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK (2014-15)
  • BSc Computer Engineering, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Lahore (2009-13)
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Subhan has 9 years of research, teaching, and technical experience in computing, mechatronics, and electrical engineering. In particular, his area of interest includes Motion Control Systems for Autonomous Vehicles, Deep Learning, GPS and non-GPS based Autonomous Navigation, and Software development in Engineering Education. In terms of non-technical skills, he has worked in various management roles at COMSATS University Islamabad. Additionally, he has worked as a professional freelancer and systems engineer in and Alliance Professionals, respectively.

Currently, Subhan completed his PhD thesis in the Mechatronics lab at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He is a recipient of the prestigious University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA). His PhD thesis is based on motion planning and control of an autonomous vehicle. During his PhD, he has also worked on feature extraction and localization of autonomous vehicles. Additionally, he has expertise in machine learning and medical imaging applications. He has published quality articles in IEEE, Elsevier, and Springer.

Ainsworth Building J-17/Level 5, Mechatronics Lab
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Khan S; Guivant J, 2022, 'Fast nonlinear model predictive planner and control for an unmanned ground vehicle in the presence of disturbances and dynamic obstacles', Scientific Reports, vol. 12,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Li X; Guivant J; Khan S, 2020, 'Real-time 3D object proposal generation and classification using limited processing resources', Robotics and Autonomous Systems, vol. 130,

  • PhD Scholarship Award: University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA) 2018 at UNSW, Sydney.
  • MSc Scholarship Award: Development of Eminent and Support Facilities for Fall 2014 at University of Nottingham, UK.
  • MSc Award: Distinction UK System.
  • BSc Computer Engineering Award: Campus Silver Medal (2nd Position in the School with a CGPA of 3.58/4).

My research lies at the intersection of Computer and Mechatronics Engineering with the following disciplines:

  • Model Predictive Control (in particular, Control of autonomous systems) 
  • Robotics  (Planning, perception, and Control)

Topics that are of current interest and I have worked on in the past include:

  • Linear and Nonlinear Control Systems
  • Extended Kalman Filter
  • Deep Learning
  • Nonlinear Programming
  • Hybrid planning techniques
  • Engineering Education
My ResearchGate page is:

My Teaching

Casual Academics 2021:

Advanced Autonomous Systems (MTRN4010), Linear Systems and Control (MMAN3200), Computing Applications in Mechatronic Systems (MTRN3500)

Casual Academics 2020:

Control for Robotic Systems (MTRN9400), Advanced Autonomous Systems (MTRN4010), Linear Systems and Control (MMAN3200)

Casual Academics 2019:

Advanced Autonomous Systems (MTRN4010), Linear Systems and Control (MMAN3200), Robotics (MTRN4230), Robot Design (MTRN4110)