Funding Summary

The research projects within the SPM group are funded from a variety of sources, but principally from the Australian government via the grants administered by the Australian Research Council. The group is very grateful for this funding, and acknowledges it below.


Current and Recent Funding

The following table summarises funding received by SPM over the current and past three years, and confirmed funding for the following year. Further detail may be viewed by clicking on the year entry for a grant.


20142015201620172018
Industry Funding$52,000$158,000$131,000$0$0
    QLabs Support for Linkage$52,000$158,000$131,000
Australian Research Council$890,704$574,200$356,438$162,966$79,539
    FT140100219 $84,506$165,517$164,438$162,966$79,539
    LP130100783$110,000$95,000$40,000
    DE120100246$125,000
    DP140104350$155,000$159,000$152,000
    DP120102123$100,000
    FT110100195$143,194$70,756
    FT110100746$173,004$83,927
University of Newcastle$20,000$0$0$0$0
    Near miss$20,000
Totals$962,704$732,200$487,438$162,966$79,539


Details of Funding Grants by Year

2018

Readying Wireless Networks for Future Communications Systems: From Ubiquitous Computing to the Internet of Things
  Funding Type : ARC Future Fellowship
  Chief Investigators : Dr Lawrence Ong

$79,539
Total for 2018 : $79,539


2017

Readying Wireless Networks for Future Communications Systems: From Ubiquitous Computing to the Internet of Things
  Funding Type : ARC Future Fellowship
  Chief Investigators : Dr Lawrence Ong

$162,966
Total for 2017 : $162,966


2016

Readying Wireless Networks for Future Communications Systems: From Ubiquitous Computing to the Internet of Things
  Funding Type : ARC Future Fellowship
  Chief Investigators : Dr Lawrence Ong

$164,438
New error correction strategies for continuous variable quantum key distribution
  Funding Type : ARC Linkage Grant with Dr. Andrew Lance and A. Prof Thomas Symul

$40,000
Estimation of Complex Networked Dynamic Systems
  Funding Type : Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness
  Projects : System Identification

$152,000
QLabs
  Funding Type : QLabs Support for Linkage

$131,000
Total for 2016 : $487,438


2015

Readying Wireless Networks for Future Communications Systems: From Ubiquitous Computing to the Internet of Things
  Funding Type : ARC Future Fellowship
  Chief Investigators : Dr Lawrence Ong

$165,517
New error correction strategies for continuous variable quantum key distribution
  Funding Type : ARC Linkage Grant with Dr. Andrew Lance and A. Prof Thomas Symul

$95,000
Estimation of Complex Networked Dynamic Systems
  Funding Type : Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness
  Projects : System Identification

$159,000
ARC Future Fellowship
  Funding Type : FT110100195

$70,756
ARC Future Fellowship
  Funding Type : FT110100746
  Chief Investigators : A/Prof. Chris Kellett

$83,927
QLabs
  Funding Type : QLabs Support for Linkage

$158,000
Total for 2015 : $732,200


2014

Readying Wireless Networks for Future Communications Systems: From Ubiquitous Computing to the Internet of Things
  Funding Type : ARC Future Fellowship
  Chief Investigators : Dr Lawrence Ong

$84,506
New error correction strategies for continuous variable quantum key distribution
  Funding Type : ARC Linkage Grant with Dr. Andrew Lance and A. Prof Thomas Symul

$110,000
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
  Funding Type : DE120100246
  Chief Investigators : Dr Lawrence Ong

$125,000
Estimation of Complex Networked Dynamic Systems
  Funding Type : Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness
  Projects : System Identification

$155,000
Compression of Digital Data: Bridging The Gap Between Theory and Practice
  Funding Type : Discovery Project with Dr Ingmar Land, Dr Roy Timo, Professor Gerhard Kramer, Professor Sergio Verdu

$100,000
ARC Future Fellowship
  Funding Type : FT110100195

$143,194
ARC Future Fellowship
  Funding Type : FT110100746
  Chief Investigators : A/Prof. Chris Kellett

$173,004
Improving error correction performance through spatial coupling
  Funding Type : Near miss

$20,000
QLabs
  Funding Type : QLabs Support for Linkage

$52,000
Total for 2014 : $962,704


2013

New error correction strategies for continuous variable quantum key distribution
  Funding Type : ARC Linkage Grant with Dr. Andrew Lance and A. Prof Thomas Symul

$55,000
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
  Funding Type : DE120100246
  Chief Investigators : Dr Lawrence Ong

$125,000
Compression of Digital Data: Bridging The Gap Between Theory and Practice
  Funding Type : Discovery Project with Dr Ingmar Land, Dr Roy Timo, Professor Gerhard Kramer, Professor Sergio Verdu

$100,000
ARC Future Fellowship
  Funding Type : FT110100195

$155,819
ARC Future Fellowship
  Funding Type : FT110100746
  Chief Investigators : A/Prof. Chris Kellett

$177,154
Improving error correction performance through spatial coupling
  Funding Type : Near miss

$50,000
New System Identification and Estimation Methods using Convex Relaxation Techniques
  Funding Type : Near miss with A Prof. Kaushik Mahata
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness

$20,000
Total for 2013 : $682,973


2012

System Identification of Complex System Models
  Funding Type : ARC Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness, Dr. Adrian Wills

$110,000
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
  Funding Type : DE120100246
  Chief Investigators : Dr Lawrence Ong

$125,000
New Model Predictive Control Design Methods
  Funding Type : Discovery Project

$50,000
Optimising Cooperation in Multiterminal Wireless Networks
  Funding Type : Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Dr Lawrence Ong

$50,000
Compression of Digital Data: Bridging The Gap Between Theory and Practice
  Funding Type : Discovery Project with Dr Ingmar Land, Dr Roy Timo, Professor Gerhard Kramer, Professor Sergio Verdu

$120,000
ARC Future Fellowship
  Funding Type : FT110100195

$168,445
ARC Future Fellowship
  Funding Type : FT110100746
  Chief Investigators : A/Prof. Chris Kellett

$177,154
General Motors
  Funding Type : General Motors Partnership

$55,000
QuintessenceLabs RiB Grant
  Funding Type : QuintessenceLabs RiB Grant

$85,000
University of Newcastle Research Fellowship
  Funding Type : UoN Research Fellowship

$45,000
Total for 2012 : $985,599


2011

System Identification of Complex System Models
  Funding Type : ARC Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness, Dr. Adrian Wills

$110,000
Iterative subspace expansions for space-time adaptive wireless communications, radar and sonar
  Funding Type : Discovery Project

$75,000
New Model Predictive Control Design Methods
  Funding Type : Discovery Project

$55,000
Novel time-frequency techniques for analysing and modeling non-stationary physical and engineering data
  Funding Type : Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Peter J. Schreier

$85,000
Optimising Cooperation in Multiterminal Wireless Networks
  Funding Type : Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Dr Lawrence Ong

$50,000
ARC Future Fellowship
  Funding Type : FT110100195

$85,064
ARC Future Fellowship
  Funding Type : FT110100746
  Chief Investigators : A/Prof. Chris Kellett

$89,077
General Motors
  Funding Type : General Motors Partnership

$55,000
QPC Software
  Funding Type : QPC Software
  Chief Investigators : Dr. Adrian Wills

$20,000
University of Newcastle Research Fellowship
  Funding Type : UoN Research Fellowship

$90,000
Total for 2011 : $714,141


2010

System Identification of Complex System Models
  Funding Type : ARC Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness, Dr. Adrian Wills

$110,000
Iterative Coding for Next Generation Networks
  Funding Type : Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : A/Prof. Chris Kellett

$100,000
Iterative subspace expansions for space-time adaptive wireless communications, radar and sonar
  Funding Type : Discovery Project

$75,000
New Model Predictive Control Design Methods
  Funding Type : Discovery Project

$65,000
Novel time-frequency techniques for analysing and modeling non-stationary physical and engineering data
  Funding Type : Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Peter J. Schreier

$85,000
Optimising Cooperation in Multiterminal Wireless Networks
  Funding Type : Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Dr Lawrence Ong

$50,000
New Staff Grant
  Funding Type : New Staff Grant
  Chief Investigators : Dr Lawrence Ong

*$10,000
University of Newcastle Research Fellowship
  Funding Type : UoN Research Fellowship

$90,000
Total for 2010 : $585,000
* : Funding has not been allocated to individual years and is split evenly over length of grant.


2009

New Methods and Microelectronics for Wireless Communications Systems
  Funding Type : ARC Linkage Grant
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness, A/Prof. Steve Weller

$120,000
Australian Communications Research Network Node
  Funding Type : ARC Research Network
  Chief Investigators : A/Prof. Steve Weller, Prof. Brett Ninness

$20,000
Advancing System Identification using Modern Optimisation Methods
  Funding Type : Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness, Dr. Adrian Wills

$77,030
Dynamical Systems and Iterative Decoding of Low-Density Parity Check Codes
  Funding Type : Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : A/Prof. Steve Weller, A/Prof. Chris Kellett

$65,000
Iterative Coding for Next Generation Networks
  Funding Type : Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : A/Prof. Chris Kellett

$105,000
Iterative subspace expansions for space-time adaptive wireless communications, radar and sonar
  Funding Type : Discovery Project

$120,000
New Approaches for Wireless Implantable Biomedical Devices
  Funding Type : Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Dr. Mehmet Rasit Yuce

$61,000
Novel time-frequency techniques for analysing and modeling non-stationary physical and engineering data
  Funding Type : Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Peter J. Schreier

$90,000
Fast and Robust Model Predictive Control
  Funding Type : Near Miss Grant
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness, Dr. Adrian Wills

*$20,000
Research Fellowship Project Grant
  Funding Type : Research Fellowship Project Grant

$15,000
Advanced Nonlinear Constrained Control
  Funding Type : Strategic Pilot Research Grant
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness, Dr. Adrian Wills

$7,500
University of Newcastle Research Fellowship
  Funding Type : UoN Research Fellowship

$90,000
Total for 2009 : $790,530
* : Funding has not been allocated to individual years and is split evenly over length of grant.


2008

Construction Methods and Analysis Tools for Repeat-Accumulate Error Correction Codes
  Funding Type : ARC Discovery Project

$30,000
New Approaches for the Estimation of Complex Dynamic System Models
  Funding Type : ARC Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness

$110,000
New Methods and Microelectronics for Wireless Communications Systems
  Funding Type : ARC Linkage Grant
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness, A/Prof. Steve Weller

$120,000
Australian Communications Research Network Node
  Funding Type : ARC Research Network
  Chief Investigators : A/Prof. Steve Weller, Prof. Brett Ninness

$20,000
Advancing System Identification using Modern Optimisation Methods
  Funding Type : Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness, Dr. Adrian Wills

$82,030
Dynamical Systems and Iterative Decoding of Low-Density Parity Check Codes
  Funding Type : Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : A/Prof. Steve Weller, A/Prof. Chris Kellett

$70,000
Iterative Coding for Next Generation Networks
  Funding Type : Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : A/Prof. Chris Kellett

$130,000
New Approaches for Wireless Implantable Biomedical Devices
  Funding Type : Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Dr. Mehmet Rasit Yuce

$61,000
Space-time and time-frequency applications of improper complex processes
  Funding Type : Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Peter J. Schreier

$79,000
The Interplay of Feedback Control and Digital Communications
  Funding Type : Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Peter J. Schreier

$55,000
Advanced Nonlinear Constrained Control
  Funding Type : Strategic Pilot Research Grant
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness, Dr. Adrian Wills

$7,500
University of Newcastle Research Fellowship
  Funding Type : UoN Research Fellowship

$90,000
Total for 2008 : $854,530


2007

Agere Systems Research Partnership
  Funding Type : Agere Research Partnership
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness, A/Prof. Steve Weller

$50,000
Construction Methods and Analysis Tools for Repeat-Accumulate Error Correction Codes
  Funding Type : ARC Discovery Project

$32,000
New Approaches for the Estimation of Complex Dynamic System Models
  Funding Type : ARC Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness

$108,000
New Methods and Microelectronics for Wireless Communications Systems
  Funding Type : ARC Linkage Grant
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness, A/Prof. Steve Weller

$150,000
Australian Communications Research Network Node
  Funding Type : ARC Research Network
  Chief Investigators : A/Prof. Steve Weller, Prof. Brett Ninness

$20,000
Advancing System Identification using Modern Optimisation Methods
  Funding Type : Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness, Dr. Adrian Wills

$87,030
Dynamical Systems and Iterative Decoding of Low-Density Parity Check Codes
  Funding Type : Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : A/Prof. Steve Weller, A/Prof. Chris Kellett

$75,000
New Approaches for Wireless Implantable Biomedical Devices
  Funding Type : Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Dr. Mehmet Rasit Yuce

$61,000
Space-time and time-frequency applications of improper complex processes
  Funding Type : Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Peter J. Schreier

$72,000
The Interplay of Feedback Control and Digital Communications
  Funding Type : Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Peter J. Schreier

$54,000
University of Newcastle
  Funding Type : Return of proportion of earned IGS

$22,114
University of Newcastle Research Fellowship
  Funding Type : UoN Research Fellowship

$45,000
Total for 2007 : $776,144


2006

Agere Systems Research Partnership
  Funding Type : Agere Research Partnership
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness, A/Prof. Steve Weller

$50,000
Construction Methods and Analysis Tools for Repeat-Accumulate Error Correction Codes
  Funding Type : ARC Discovery Project

$50,128
New Approaches for the Estimation of Complex Dynamic System Models
  Funding Type : ARC Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness

$118,000
Structured low-density parity-check codes for next-generation digital communications
  Funding Type : ARC Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : A/Prof. Steve Weller

$85,822
New Methods and Microelectronics for Wireless Communications Systems
  Funding Type : ARC Linkage Grant
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness, A/Prof. Steve Weller

$165,000
Australian Communications Research Network Node
  Funding Type : ARC Research Network
  Chief Investigators : A/Prof. Steve Weller, Prof. Brett Ninness

$20,000
Space-time and time-frequency applications of improper complex processes
  Funding Type : Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Peter J. Schreier

$99,515
The Interplay of Feedback Control and Digital Communications
  Funding Type : Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Peter J. Schreier

$59,000
Total for 2006 : $647,465


2005

Agere Systems Research Partnership
  Funding Type : Agere Research Partnership
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness, A/Prof. Steve Weller

$50,000
New Methods for Dynamic System Estimation
  Funding Type : ARC Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness

$82,000
Structured low-density parity-check codes for next-generation digital communications
  Funding Type : ARC Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : A/Prof. Steve Weller

$85,822
New Methods and Microelectronics for Wireless Communications Systems
  Funding Type : ARC Linkage Grant
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness, A/Prof. Steve Weller

$165,000
Australian Communications Research Network Node
  Funding Type : ARC Research Network
  Chief Investigators : A/Prof. Steve Weller, Prof. Brett Ninness

$20,000
Total for 2005 : $402,822


2004

New Methods for Dynamic System Estimation
  Funding Type : ARC Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness

$91,000
Structured low-density parity-check codes for next-generation digital communications
  Funding Type : ARC Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : A/Prof. Steve Weller

$85,822
Advanced Space-Time Coded Multiuser Wireless Communications via Test-bed Development
  Funding Type : ARC Linkage Project
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness, A/Prof. Steve Weller

$72,246
Australian Communications Research Network Node
  Funding Type : ARC Research Network
  Chief Investigators : A/Prof. Steve Weller, Prof. Brett Ninness

$20,000
Total for 2004 : $269,068


2003

New Methods for Dynamic System Estimation
  Funding Type : ARC Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness

$96,000
Advanced Space-Time Coded Multiuser Wireless Communications via Test-bed Development
  Funding Type : ARC Linkage Project
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness, A/Prof. Steve Weller

$59,380
Total for 2003 : $155,380


2002

New Methods for Dynamic System Estimation
  Funding Type : ARC Discovery Project
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness

$91,000
Advanced Space-Time Coded Multiuser Wireless Communications via Test-bed Development
  Funding Type : ARC Linkage Project
  Chief Investigators : Prof. Brett Ninness, A/Prof. Steve Weller

$62,659
Total for 2002 : $153,659


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