Dr Philip Valencia

Research Engineer

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Philip Valencia is Research Engineer with over a decade experience in developing low power wireless sensor network technologies for real-time tracking and measurement of physiological and behavioural characteristics of animals in agricultural applications. Based in the Autonomous Systems program at the CSIRO, Brisbane, Australia, he has focussed predominately on agricultural applications which can benefit from the unprecedented spatiotemporal sensing that can be delivered by Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). Through this research, Philip has been involved in Virtual Fencing, environmental sensing of the farm, gas concentration measurement within the rumen of cattle and sheep, location and behavioural monitoring and classification of behavioural states of various animals. He has 3 patents and has authored 4 book chapters, 50+ publications with more than 1100 citations and a H-index of 15. Philip’s vision is to embed machine learning capabilities into the highly constrained devices used for WSNs to facilitate intelligent pervasive sensing and decision making. This will enable the autonomous management of complex systems that previously would have required significant human involvement.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2001

    Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Electronics)
    Queensland University of Technology

  • 2001

    Bachelor of Information Technology (Computing Science)
    Queensland University of Technology

  • 2016

    Doctor of Philosophy
    University of Queensland

Professional Experiences

  • 2015-2018

    Senior Research Engineer
    CSIRO Data61, Brisbane

  • 2004-2014

    Research Engineer
    CSIRO ICT Centre, Brisbane

  • 2001-2004

    Research Projects Officer
    CSIRO Telecommunications and Industrial Physics, Sydney

  • 2000-2001

    Project Manager for South-East Busways Project
    CMR Consultants, Brisbane


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