Asanka Perera

Research Associate

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.

 

Professional Service

Preprints
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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
2021
Perera AG; Law YW; Chahl J, 2019, UAV-GESTURE: A Dataset for UAV Control and Gesture Recognition, http://arxiv.org/abs/1901.02602v1
2019
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
2018
Book Chapters
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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
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
2019
Conference Papers
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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
2019
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
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
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
2014
Journal articles
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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, vol. 39, pp. 580 - 599, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rob.22065
2022
Perera AG; Verma B, 2022, 'Road Severity Distance Calculation Technique Using Deep Learning Predictions in 3-D Space', IEEE Access, vol. 10, pp. 68000 - 68008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3185997
2022
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, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jimaging7020028
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, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jimaging7080122
2021
Tao Y; Scully T; Perera AG; Lambert A; Chahl J, 2021, 'A low redundancy wavelet entropy edge detection algorithm', Journal of Imaging, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jimaging7090188
2021
Perera AG; Law YW; Ogunwa TT; Chahl J, 2020, 'A Multiviewpoint Outdoor Dataset for Human Action Recognition', IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, vol. 50, pp. 405 - 413, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/THMS.2020.2971958
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, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs12030577
2020
Al-Naji A; Perera AG; Mohammed SL; Chahl J, 2019, 'Life signs detector using a drone in disaster zones', Remote Sensing, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs11202441
2019
Perera AG; Law YW; Chahl J, 2019, 'Drone-action: An outdoor recorded drone video dataset for action recognition', Drones, vol. 3, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/drones3040082
2019
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, vol. 405, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/405/1/012001
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, vol. 405, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/405/1/012003
2018
Perera AG; Law YW; Al-Naji A; Chahl J, 2018, 'Human motion analysis from UAV video', International Journal of Intelligent Unmanned Systems, vol. 6, pp. 69 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJIUS-10-2017-0012
2018
Perera AG; Law YW; Chahl J, 2018, 'Human Pose and Path Estimation from Aerial Video Using Dynamic Classifier Selection', Cognitive Computation, vol. 10, pp. 1019 - 1041, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12559-018-9577-6
2018
Al-Naji A; Perera AG; Chahl J, 2017, 'Remote monitoring of cardiorespiratory signals from a hovering unmanned aerial vehicle', BioMedical Engineering Online, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12938-017-0395-y
2017
  • Vital Sign & Disease Detection at a Distance, Vital Intelligence Inc, 23/04/2020 - 23/10/2020

Drone vision systems, Computer vision, Autonomous robots