Lecturer in Space Systems Engineering at the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT), UNSW Canberra campus.
Dr Lily (Li) Qiao is a lecturer in space system engineering in the school of Engineering and Information Technology, University of New South Wales, Canberra. Lily completed her PhD in Guidance Navigation and Control from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2011, including a study exchange at the School of Surveying and Spatial Information system at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.
Before joining UNSW Canberra, she worked as a research associate Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER) at UNSW Sydney for four years. Then, she joined as a research associate at the Capability System Centre, School of Engineering and IT, University of New South Wales, Canberra, in 2014. In 2018, she was promoted to lecturer/senior research associate. Her technical skills include MATLAB, STK (Systems Tool Kit) programming, Kalman filter design.
Dr Qiao currently spends most of her time teaching at master’s levels for the UNSW Canberra Space program. She is the course convenor for ZEIT8008 Space Systems Design, and she also co-teaches courses ZEIT8007 - Space Operation, and ZEIT8012 Space Systems Engineering and ZEIT8009 Global Navigation Satellite System(GNSS).
Her research interests lie in space engineering, systems engineering, and applying Systems Engineering computer-based analysis methods on including, but not limited to, engineering systems. Her area covers a wide range of topics, including autonomous spacecraft navigation based on Global Navigation Satellites System (GNSS) and celestial navigation, spacecraft attitude determination and control, system modular analysis, data clustering, network analysis, etc. She has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed conference and journals. She has two PhD student to complete and currently has three PhD students under supervision. You can view her Google Scholar profile here.
She has served as a reviewer for journals, conference both locally and internationally. She is a member of the IEEE, where her current volunteer role is IEEE student counsellor at ACT chapter.
Ph.D. scholarships ($35,000 per year) are available for high-achieving students (with H1/High Distinction in UG and/or Masters by Research) under my supervision. If you are interested, please feel free to get in contact with me. A self-assessment tool is available to get a general feel for your competitiveness. You need to meet the English language requirements. If you are eligible and interested in working on the listed PhD projects below (or closely related) topics or keywords, please send me your CV, academic transcripts, the result of the self-assessment, and a research proposal (less than 5 pages). Your research proposal should contain your research problems (what do you want to do), motivation (why do you want to do this), a brief review of the most relevant literature (what have you already known), proposed methodology (how to do) and expected outcome (what do you want to achieve). For more information, please refer to the following links on how and when to apply for a research degree. You can seek my advice/help during the construction of your Research Proposal.