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Aravinda Rao

I am a Research Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia. University Profile

I am also the Theme Coordinator of Internet of Things Sensors (Construction Tech) at Building 4.0 CRC and a Senior Member of the IEEE.

My research interests include Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0.

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Email: aravinda dot rao (at) unimelb dot edu dot au


I received my PhD (specializing in Computer Vision) from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Melbourne. I joined the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2016.

My current research focuses on designing intelligent systems and AI algorithms for real-time applications, including:

  • Real-time AI Algorithms with Applications to Industry 4.0/5.0
  • Computer Vision Applications for Infrastructure Monitoring
  • Sensing Solutions for Construction Industry
  • Wearable Device Algorithms with Applications to Stroke and Rehabilitation

In the past, I have worked on a range of research projects, including:

  • Crowd behavior analysis from videos (count people, estimate the density of people, track people movement and their behavior, detect loitering behavior, detect crowd events
  • Camera-based assistive device to help navigate vision-affected people
  • Design and deployment of IoT testbed for urban canopy monitoring in Melbourne
  • Urban noise monitoring, water quality monitoring
  • Design and development of wearable device for Acute Stroke Care and Epilepsy

You can find further details from here: Research, Publications