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; Li X, 2022, 'Design and experimental validation of a robust model predictive control for the optimal trajectory tracking of a small-scale autonomous bulldozer', Robotics and Autonomous Systems, vol. 147, pp. 103903 - 103903,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Khan S; Guivant J, 2021, 'Nonlinear Model Predictive Path-Following Controller for a Small-Scale Autonomous Bulldozer for Accurate Placement of Materials and Debris of Masonry in Construction Contexts', IEEE Access, vol. 9, pp. 102069 - 102080,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Khan S; Zhu Y; Jawad M; Safder MU; Jaffery MH; Javid S, 2021, 'Analysis of the satellite navigational data in the Baseband signal processing of Galileo E5 AltBOC signal', Arctic Journal 2018,
    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,
    Journal articles | 2019
    Asif MR; Qi C; Wang T; Fareed MS; Khan S, 2019, 'License plate detection for multi-national vehicles – a generalized approach', Multimedia Tools and Applications, vol. 78, pp. 35585 - 35606,
    Journal articles | 2017
    Asif MR; Chun Q; Hussain S; Fareed MS; Khan S, 2017, 'Multinational vehicle license plate detection in complex backgrounds', Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, vol. 46, pp. 176 - 186,
    Journal articles | 2017
    Khan S; Jaffery MH; Hanif A; Asif MR, 2017, 'Teaching Tool for a Control Systems Laboratory Using a Quadrotor as a Plant in MATLAB', IEEE Transactions on Education, vol. 60, pp. 249 - 256,
  • Preprints | 2020
    Li X; Guivant J; Khan S, 2020, Real-time 3D object proposal generation and classification under limited processing resources
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Khan S; Akmal H; Ali I; Naeem N, 2018, 'Efficient and unique learning of in-car voice control for engineering education', in Proceedings of 2017 International Multi-Topic Conference, INMIC 2017, pp. 1 - 6,
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Altuwairgi K; Ali I; Khan S; Naeem N, 2017, 'TUTGNSS - An Approach to Provide Baseband Signal Processing of Galileo E5 AltBOC Signal', in Proceedings - 14th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology, FIT 2016, pp. 286 - 291,
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Khan S; Javed S; Naeem N; Ali I, 2017, 'Performance Analysis of PID and State-Feedback Controller on the Depth Control of a Robotic Fish', in Proceedings - 2017 International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology, FIT 2017, pp. 7 - 11,
    Preprints |
    Khan S; Batool A, Efficient and Unique learning of the Complex Receiver Structure of Galileo E5 AltBOC using an Educational Software in Matlab,
    Preprints |
    Khan S; Guivant J, Fast nonlinear model predictive planner and control for an unmanned ground vehicle in the presence of disturbances and dynamic obstacles,
    Preprints |
    Safdar U; Javed Y; Khan S; Hussain Jeffery M; Naeem N, Learning Outcome-Based Teaching of Power Electronics and Electric Machines Hybrid Laboratory Using ABAL Method,

  • 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:

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)