Dr Michael Kearney

Lecturer

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
m.kearney@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 54673

Overview

Dr Michael Kearney's research interests are in constrained control and optimization, with a focus on their application to solve robotics and automation problems.

Dr Kearney is a lecturer in Mechatronics Engineering in the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering.

He received his PhD from The University of Queensland in 2010. From 2010 to 2012 he was a Research Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Melbourne.

Dr Kearney’s research is focused on the application of optimisation-based control techniques, primarily model predictive control, to industry application problems in mining automation and irrigation automation.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philisophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Engineering, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • (2013) Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Kearney, M. P., Smith, Z. V. and McAree, P. R. (2015). Receding horizon collision avoidance for large excavators. In: Proceedings of the 14th IFToMM World Congress. 2015 IFToMM World Congress, Taipei, Taiwan, (106-112). 25-30 October 2015. doi:10.6567/IFToMM.14TH.WC.OS13.028

  • Shekhar, Rohan, Kearney, Michael, Shames, Iman and Manzie, Chris (2015). Trajectory planning and execution using robust funnels. In: Proceedings of 2015 5th Australian Control Conference (AUCC). Australian Control Conference (AUCC), Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, (61-64). 5-6 November 2015.

  • Singh, Rajinesh, Kearney, Michael and Manzie, Chris (2014). Improving performance of extremum-seeking control applied to a supercritical-co2 closed brayton cycle in a solar thermal power plant. In: Symposium 2014 - Resources. 4th International Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles Symposium, Pittsburgh, United States, (1-16). 9-10 September 2014.

  • Ham, Christopher C. W., Singh, Surya P. N. and Kearney, Michael (2013). Learning-based model predictive control and user feedback in home automation. In: IROS 2013: New Horizon Conference Digest. 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. IROS 2013: IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Odaiba, Tokyo Bay, Japan, (2718-2724). 3-8 November, 2013. doi:10.1109/IROS.2013.6696740

  • Sharma, Rahul, Yan, Ruifeng and Kearney, Michael (2013). Predictive control of wind turbines with storage. In: Proceedings of the 3rd Australian Control Conference 2013. AUCC 2013: Third Annual Australian Control Conference, Perth, WA, Australia, (177-182). 4-5 November, 2013. doi:10.1109/AUCC.2013.6697269

  • Kearney, Michael and Cantoni, Michael (2012). MPC-based reference management for automated irrigation channels. In: 2012 Australian Control Conference. 2012 Australian Control Conference (AUCC), Sydney, Australia, (349-354). 15-16 November 2012.

  • Creagh, Michael A., Beasley, Peter and Kearney, Michael (2011). Adaptive control for a hypersonic glider using parameter feedback from system identification. In: Proceedings: AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference. AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Portland, Oregon, (532-549). 8-11 August 2011.

  • Kearney, Michael, Dower, Peter M. and Cantoni, Michael (2011). Model predictive control for flood mitigation: A Wivenhoe Dam case study. In: Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Control Conference, AUCC 2011. 2011 Australian Control Conference, AUCC 2011, Melbourne, Australia., (290-296). 10-11 November 2011.

  • Kearney, Michael, Cantoni, Michael and Dower, Peter M. (2011). Model predictive control for systems with scheduled load and its application to automated irrigation channels. In: Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC), 2011 IEEE International Conference on. 8th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, Delft, The Netherlands, (186-191). 11-13 April 2011. doi:10.1109/ICNSC.2011.5874941

  • Kearney, Michael, Cantoni, Michael and Dower, Peter M. (2011). Non-iterative distributed MPC for large-scale irrigation channels. In: 2011 Australian Control Conference, Melbourne, Australia, (217-223). 10-11 November 2011.

  • Denman, A., McAree, P.R., Kearney, M., Reid, A. and Austin, K. (2010). Swing trajectory control for large excavators. In: Andrew Howard, Karl Iagnemma and Alonzo Kelly, Field and Service Robotics: Results of the 7th International Conference. The 7th International Conference on Field and Service Robotics, Cambridge, MA, United States, (401-410). 14-16 July 2009. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-13408-1_36

  • Michael Kearney, Zane Smith and McAree, Peter R. (2009). A Constrained Control Methodology to Assist Operators of Mining Shovels to Avoid Collisions. In: Knights, Peter and Lever, Paul J.A., Technology solutions for challenging financial times. Australian mining technology conference, Brisbane Australia, (31-44). October 27-28 2009.

  • Kearney, Michael Peter, Rakovic, Sasa V. and McAree, Peter Ross (2009). Control correction synthesis: A set of theoretic approach. In: Proceedings, European Control Conference 2009. European Control Conference 2009, Budapest, Hungary, (3130-3135). 23-26 August, 2009.

  • Rakovic, S., Kearney, M. and McAree, P. R. (2009). Robust control correction synthesis: A set-theoretic approach. In: IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, 2009. The 7th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, Christchurch, New Zealand, (500-506). 9-11 December 2009. doi:10.1109/ICCA.2009.5410428

  • Kearney, M. P., Siegrist, P. M. and McAree, P. R. (2006). Constrained model predictive control for obstacle avoidance in rate-controlled systems. In: Mike Hood, Paul Lever and Peter Knights, 2006 Australian Mining Technology Conference: Value through cost control, Hunter Valley, Australia, (287-300). 26-27 September, 2006.

  • Siegrist, P. M., McAree, P. R., Wallis, D. L., Kearney, M. P. and van Geenhuizen, J. A. (2006). Prediction models for collision avoidance on electric mining shovels. In: Mike Hood, Paul Lever and Peter Knights, Proceedings of the 2006 Australian Mining Technology Conference. 2006 Australian Mining Technology Conference: Value through cost control, The Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia, (161-174). 26-27 September, 2006.

  • Kearney, M. P. and McAree, P.R. (2005). Real-time collision prediction and control system for electric rope shovels. In: H Gurgenci, M Hood, P Lever and P Knights, 2005 Australian Mining Technology Conference - New Technologies to Produce More with Less. Proceedings of the 2005 Australian Mining Technology Conference, Freemantle, Western Australia, (113-120). 27-28 September 2005.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Joint Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision