Peter J. Moylan

Retired associate professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The University of Newcastle, NSW 2308, Australia.

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Brief CV

Primary and secondary education in Seymour, Victoria. Bachelor of Engineering (Hons I) at Melbourne University, 1965-68. M.E. and Ph.D. at the University of Newcastle, NSW, 1969-71. Became a lecturer in Electrical Engineering at the University of Newcastle in 1972. Worked for a number of years on automatic control and related areas, concentrating mainly on the more theoretical side and especially on the  fundamentals of nonlinear systems theory. Also maintained an interest in software design. Held visiting appointments at UC Berkeley, at Concordia University Montreal, and at CNET (Centre National des Etudes des Télécommunications) in Paris.
Meanwhile, taught a bit of everything in EE over the years: circuit theory, electronics, electrical machines, automatic control, compiler design, assembly language, microprocessor architecture, operating systems, telecommunications, automata theory, electromagnetic field theory.
Author of two books (one commercially published, another self-published), about 70 research papers, and lots of software.

Subsequently joined an R&D team that has, among other things, received an award for engineering excellence for the design of a new kind of intelligent relay. More recently, worked with Novecom to develop a system that monitors mining noise in an environment where there can be noise sources from multiple directions.


Teaching resources have been archived and removed from these web pages to save space.


At various stages of my career I worked in the following areas:

Software development

Quite a lot of my work has been on software development. The most important outcomes of this work have been


You can fetch a complete list of publications, or publications in the following areas. My software projects have rarely been suitable for conventional publication, sometimes because of perceived lack of originality - there is little esteem in the research community for the mapping of known theory into practical implementation - and later because of commercial confidentiality. You can fetch some of this material, which is less suitable for publication in the conventional print media. 
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