Faculty of Science and Technology

Ibrahim, Yousef (Prof)

Email: yousef.ibrahim@federation.edu.au  Associate Professor Yousef Ibrahim

Room: 2W229

Phone: 5122 6482

Biography

Yousef Ibrahim (B.Sc. Mech. Eng.; M.Tech. Systems Eng.; PhD Robotics, FIEAust., SMIEEE) is currently a Professor of Engineering with Federation University Australia, Gippsland Campus. He joined Monash University where he established the first course in industrial robotics and robotics laboratory. In 1992 he developed Grad Cert of Reliability Engineering with funds from the State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) and the Victoria Education Foundation. In 1997 he developed the master degree program in maintenance and reliability engineering. This program is going strong with 45 intakes in 2014.  Yousef also initiated and developed the Monash's degree in mechatronics which is currently offered at both Clayton and Kuala-Lumpur campuses. In 1998-2000 he was the mechatronics subprogram leader to help in the establishment of mechatronics programs in six Thai universities as part of AusAID program to the Royal Thai Government.

With commitment to serve regional Gippsland industry through his expertise in industrial automation, Yousef founded the Gippsland Regional Automation Centre (GRACe) in 2005. GRACe was established as $1Million project through a grant from the State Government and two industrial partners. This is to help Gippsland regional industry to become more sustainable by enhancing its national and international competitiveness through intelligent automation. Yousef is also on a ministerial advisory committee to the State Minister for Innovation and Small Business. He is serving in this advisory capacity for the fifth consecutive term under different Labour and Liberal governments. He is currently convening an advisory subcommittee on the Ministerial Advisory Council for Regional Victoria.

Yousef is usually invited as a guest speaker on food processing automation in Australia and overseas. He was the general chair of several prestigious international conferences including the IEEE ICIT 2009 in Australia, IEEE INDIN 2012, Beijing, IEEE ICIT 2013, South Africa and IEEE ICELIE 2013, Vienna. In addition he was a Technical Program Chair for IEEE IECON 2011, Australia and ICIT 2012, Greece. He is currently the vice-president, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society for Conferences and the Chair of the standing committee on Education. He has been visiting Professor, University of Poitiers, France 2013 and he is also a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia. Yousef is currently establishing a new degree program in mechatronic systems Engineering to be offered through Gippsland Campus of Federation University Australia.

Qualifications

PHD - University of Wollongong   

Master of Technology - Brunel University 

Bachelor of Engineering - Zagazig University    

Postgraduate research supervisions

Current supervision

Program of study: (Doctorate by research)

  • Thesis title: System Reliability Optimization via Quantifying Uncertainty.
  • Supervisors: Gunawan, I (Main), Ibrahim, M (Associate).

Completed supervision

Student: Abdel Malak Ibrahim, H.

  • Thesis title: A tactile sensor for incipient slip-detection during robotic grip. (Masters) 2006.
  • Supervisors: Ibrahim, M (Main), Richardson, B (Associate).

Student: Barfoot, C.

  • Thesis title: Adaptive Fuzzy Behaviours. (Masters) 2002.
  • Supervisors: Ibrahim, M (Main).

Student: Biro, A.

  • Thesis title: Unavailable. 2002.
  • Supervisors: Ibrahim, M (Main).

Student: Mcfetridge, L.

  • Thesis title: A new methodology of mobile robot navigation: the agoraphilic algorithm. (PHD) 2006.
  • Supervisors: Ibrahim, M (Main).

Publications

Books

Ibrahim, M.Y. (ed), 2009, 2009 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, IEEE, New Jersey USA.

Book chapters

McFetridge, L., Ibrahim, M.Y., 2000, The Self-tuning Agrophilic Controller for Mobile Robot Navigation, in Mechatronics and Machine Vision, Research Studies Press Ltd, UK, pp. 229-234.

Ibrahim, M.Y., McFetridge, L., 1998, An Adaptive Fuzzy Potential Field Approach to Navigation in Dynamically Changing Environments for Practical Applications, in Field and Service robotics, Springer-Verlag, UK, pp. 259-266.

Journal articles

Khataee, H.R., Ibrahim, M.Y., Liew, W., 2013, Flexible autonomous behaviors of kinesin and muscle myosin bio-nanorobots, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics [P], vol 60, issue 11, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA, pp. 5116-5123.

Khataee, H.R., Ibrahim, M.Y., Sourchi, S., Eskandari, L., Teh Noranis, M.A., 2012, Computing optimal electronic and mathematical properties of Buckyball nanoparticle using graph algorithms, COMPEL - The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering [P], vol 31, issue 2, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom, pp. 387-400.

Khataee, H.R., Ibrahim, M.Y., 2012, Modelling of internal architecture of kinesin nanomotor as a machine language, IET Nanobiotechnology [P], vol 6, issue 3, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, United Kingdom, pp. 87-92.

Ibrahim, M., Chakraborty, C., 2011, Guest Editorial, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics [P], vol 58, issue 2, IEEE, Piscataway NJ USA, pp. 374-375.

Percy, A., Spark, I., Ibrahim, M., 2011, New algorithms for navigating a gantry tractor comprising a 'chorus line' of synchronized modules, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics [P], vol 58, issue 2, IEEE Inc, USA, pp. 398-402.

Percy, A., Spark, I., Ibrahim, M., Hardy, L., 2010, A numerical control algorithm for navigation of an operator-driven snake-like robot with 4WD-4WS segments, Robotica [P], vol 29, issue 3, Cambridge University Press, UK, pp. 471-482.

Ibrahim, M., Spark, I., Percy, A., 2010, New control concept for a gantry tractor comprising a chorus line of synchronized modules, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics [P], vol 57, issue 2, IEEE, USA, pp. 762-768.

McFetridge, L., Ibrahim, M.Y., 2009, A new methodology of mobile robot navigation: The agoraphilic algorithm, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing [P], vol 25, issue 3, Elsevier, The Netherlands, pp. 545-551.

Abdel Malak Ibrahim, H.W., Ibrahim, M.Y., Richardson, B.L., 2007, A tactile sensor for incipient slip detection, International Journal of Optomechatronics, vol 1, Taylor & Francis, USA, pp. 46-62.

Ibrahim, M.Y., Brack, C.M., Beebe, R.S., 2007, E-teaching and e-learning: domains and interactions, International Journal of Internet Education, vol 2, Egyptian National Scientific and Technical Information Network (ENSTINET), Egypt, pp. 36-40.

Beebe, R.S., Ibrahim, M.Y., Brack, C.M., 2007, Off-campus learning in maintenance and reliability engineering: experience gained, International Journal of Internet Education, vol 2, Egyptian National Scientific and Technical Information Network, Egypt, pp. 47-50.

Ibrahim, M.Y., Brack, C.M., 2006, Postgraduate course development and SWOT - analysis of e-Learning design, Journal of Internet Education, vol 16, issue 1, Egyptian National Scientific and Technical Information Network (ENSTINET), Cairo Egypt, pp. 21-25.

Barfoot, C.W., Ibrahim, M.Y., 1998, Development of an Adaptive Fuzzy Behavioural Control System with Experimental and Industrial Applications, Computers and Industrial Engineering, vol 34-4, Pergamon Press, Oxford UK, pp. 807-811.

Ibrahim, M.Y., 1998, Industry-based Tertiary Education of Industrial Automation: Its Pros and ... Pros, Computers and Industrial Engineering, vol 35 (3-4), Pergamon Press, Oxford UK, pp. 631-634.

Ibrahim, M.Y., Brett, P.N., 1998, New Approach for On-line Object Identification in Industrial Processes, Computers and Industrial Engineering, vol 35 (3-4), Pergamon Press, Oxford UK, pp. 499-502.

McFetridge, L., Ibrahim, M.Y., 1998, New Technique of Mobile Robot Navigation using a Hybrid Adaptive Fuzzy-potential Field Approach, Computers and Industrial Engineering, vol 35 (3-4), Pergamon Press, Oxford UK, pp. 471-474.

Conference proceedings

Foumani, M., Ibrahim, M. Y, Gunawan, I. 2013 "Scheduling dual gripper robotic cells with a hub machine", in Industrial Electronics (ISIE), 2013 IEEE International Symposium on, pp. 1–6.

Foumani, M., Ibrahim, M. Y, Gunawan, I. 2013 "Cyclic scheduling in small-scale robotic cells served by a multi-function robot", in Proceedings of IEEE IECON, pp. 4360 – 4365, Vienna, Austria.

Foumani, M., Ibrahim, M. Y, Gunawan, I., 2013, "Cyclic production for robotic cells served by multi-function robots with resumable processing regime", in 2013 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Bangkok, Thailand.

Foumani, M., Ibrahim, M. Y, Gunawan, I. 2013, "Quantifying the impact of using multi-function robots on productivity of rotationally arranged robotic cells", in 2013 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Bangkok, Thailand.

Khorshidi, H. A., Gunawan, I., Ibrahim, M. Y, 2013, "Investigation on sys­tem reliability optimization based on classification of criteria", in Industrial Technology (ICIT), 2013 IEEE International Conference on, pp. 1706–1711.

Khorshidi, H. A., Gunawan, I., Ibrahim, M. Y, 2013, "An optimiza­tion model for multi-state weighted k-out-of-n system reliability value", in Proceedings of IEEE IECON, pp. 4355 – 4359, Vienna, Austria.

Nhlapo, M. J., Gunawan, I., Ibrahim, M.Y., 2013, "Reliability prediction and spare parts analysis of a ???elded system", in ICOMS Asset Management Conference, Engineers Australia.

Saa???, H., Laribi, M. A., Zeghloul, S., Ibrahim, M. Y., 2013, "Development of a spherical parallel manipulator as a haptic device for a tele-operation system: Application to robotic surgery", in Proceedings of IEEE IECON, pp. 4095 – 4100, Vienna, Austria.

Saa???, H., Laribi, M. A., Zeghloul, S., Ibrahim, M. Y., 2013, "Teleoperation control system for non-homothetic master/slave kinematics:minimally-invasive surgery application", in Proceedings of IEEE IECON, pp. 3798 – 3803, Vienna, Austria.

Khataee, H.R., Ibrahim, M.Y., 2012, A bio-inspired computational language for kinesin nanomotor, 2012 IEEE - International Conference on Industrial Technology Proceedings, 19 March 2012 to 21 March 2012, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Piscataway NJ USA, pp. 875-879.

Balaba, B., Ibrahim, M.Y., Gunawan, I., 2012, Utilisation of data mining in mining industry: improvement of the shearer loader productivity in underground mines, IEEE 10th International Conference on Industrial Informatics, 25 July 2012 to 27 July 2012, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Piscataway NJ USA, pp. 1041-1046.

Khataee, H., Ibrahim, M., Teh Noranis, M., 2011, Bio-nanorobotic in nanotechnology: structure and potential, Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, 27 June 2011 to 30 June 2011, IEEE, New Jersey USA, pp. 875-880.

Balaba, B., Ibrahim, M., 2011, Industrial informatics applications: optimising life cycle costs of an underground mining Longwall Conveyor, Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, 27 June 2011 to 30 June 2011, IEEE, New Jersey USA, pp. 1218-1223.

Khataee, H., Moh Aris, T., Sulaiman, N., Ibrahim, M., 2011, Intelligent agent-based modeling of kinesin nanomotor, Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society IECON 2011, 7 November 2011 to 10 November 2011, IEEE, Piscataway NJ USA, pp. 150-155.

Al-Mamun, A., Ibrahim, M., 2010, New approach to detection of incipient slip using inductive sensory system, Proceedings of the ISIE 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, 4 July 2010 to 7 July 2010, IEEE, USA, pp. 1901-1906.

Ibrahim, M.Y., Wang, J., 2009, Mechatronics applications to fish sorting part 1: Fish size identification, Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electrics (ISIE 2009), 5 July 2009 to 8 July 2009, IEEE Explore, Piscataway, NJ, USA, pp. 1978-1983.

Ibrahim, M.Y., Wang, J., 2009, Mechatronics applications to fish sorting part 2: Control and sorting mechanism, Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electrics (ISIE2009), 5 July 2009 to 8 July 2009, IEEE Explore, New Jersey, USA, pp. 1984-1989.

Percy, A., Spark, I.J., Ibrahim, M.Y., 2009, On-line determination of wheel angles and speeds for manoeuvrable gantry tractor comprising a 'chorus line' of synchronised modules, Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, 10 February 2009 to 13 February 2009, IEEE, Piscataway NJ USA, pp. 1-6.

Ibrahim, M.Y., Brack, C.M., 2009, e-teaching and e-learning in engineering course design, Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on e-Learning in Industrial Electronics, 3 November 2009 to 5 November 2009, IEEE, Piscataway NJ USA, pp. 145-150.

Cardenas de la Rosa, W.O., Ibrahim, M.Y., 2008, A new method of electrical equipment maintenance optimisation based on reliability analysis: industrial perspective, ISIE08 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, 30 June 2008 to 02 July 2008, IEEE, Cambridge UK, pp. 1796-1801.

Ibrahim, M.Y., 2008, Mechatronics training through project-based learning and industry liaison, ISIE08 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, 30 June 2008 to 2 July 2008, IEEE, UK, pp. 1383-1387.

Yabsley, A., Ibrahim, M.Y., 2008, Study on maintenance contribution to life cycle costs: aircraft auxiliary power unit example, ICIT2008 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, 21 April 2008 to 24 April 2008, IEEE Explore, New Jersey USA, pp. 1-6.

Ibrahim, M.Y., Spark, I.J., 2007, Computer-assisted steering of vehicles using the principle of 'tangential approach' to the correct path, The 33rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 5 November 2007 to 8 November 2007, National Chung Cheng University, Chia-Yi Taiwan, pp. 2718-2723.

Al Mamun, A., Ibrahim, M.Y., 2007, Feature-based real-time object identification in industrial processes, Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Integration Technology, 20 March to 24 March 2007, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, pp. 139-143.

Spark, I.J., Ibrahim, M.Y., 2007, Manoeuvrable gantry tractor comprising a 'chorus line' of synchronised modules, Proceedings 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, 4 June 2007 to 7 June 2007, IEEE, USA, pp. 2208-2213.

Spark, I.J., Ibrahim, M.Y., 2006, Cooperative redundant steering/drive system: mechatronics correction for slip angles and longitudinal slip, IEEE ISIE 2006 International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, 9 July 2006 to 12 July 2006, IEEE, Montreal Quebec Canada, pp. 3026-3031.

Beebe, R.S., Ibrahim, M.Y., Brack, C.M., 2006, Experience with off-campus learning in maintenance and reliability engineering using the internet, The 4th Conference on "e-Learning Applications", 3 January 2006 to 4 January 2006, MMC, Arab Academy for Science & Technology, Alexandria Egypt, pp. 1-6.

Spark, I.J., Ibrahim, M.Y., 2006, Slip angles and longitudinal slip measurement of the cooperative redundant steering/drive system, ICM 2006 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Mechatronics Proceedings, 3 July 2006 to 5 July 2006, IEEE, New York NY USA, pp. 451-456.

Ibrahim, M.Y., Sultana, S., 2006, Study on fresh fish sorting techniques, ICM 2006 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Mechatronics Proceedings, 3 July 2006 to 5 July 2006, IEEE, New York NY USA, pp. 462-467.

Ibrahim, M.Y., Brack, C.M., Beebe, R.S., 2006, e-learning is a means not an objective, The 4th Conference on "e-Learning Applications", 3 January 2006 to 4 January 2006, MMC, Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Alexandria Egypt, pp. 1-6.

Ibrahim, M.Y., 2005, International-concurrent flexible offering of postgraduate courses in maintenance and reliability engineering: an Australian experience, The 3rd Conference on e-Learning Applications, 15 January 2005 to 16 January 2005, The American University in Cairo, Cairo Egypt, p. 1.

Abdel Malak Ibrahim, H.W., Ibrahim, M.Y., 2005, Object identification and modeling techniques for intelligent grasping: a comparative study, 2nd International Refereed Conference on Information Technology, 3 May 2005 to 5 May 2005, Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Amman Jordan, pp. 493-499.

Ibrahim, M.Y., Abdel Malak Ibrahim, H.W., 2005, Study on intelligent grasping techniques, IPSI - 2005 Pescara: International Conference on Advances in the Internet, Processing, Systems, and Interdisciplinary Research, 28 July 2005 to 1 August 2005, IPSI Belgrade Academic Mind, Belgrade Serbia, pp. 1-6.

Ibrahim, M.Y., 2004, Master-slave pneumatically-driven finger, Intelligent Manipulation and Grasping: The Proceedings of the IMG04 conference (book and CD), 01 July 2004 to 02 July 2004, Grafica KC s.n.c., Genova Italy, pp. 127-132.

Ibrahim, M.Y., Brack, C.M., 2004, New concept and implementation of inter-continental flexible training of terotechnology and life cycle costs, 2004 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology: Proceedings of the IEEE-ICIT 2004, 08 December 2004 to 10 December 2004, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc (IEEE), New Jersey USA, p. 1.

Ibrahim, M.Y., Fernandes, A.L., 2004, Study on mobile robot navigation techniques, 2004 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology: Proceedings of the IEEE-ICIT 2004, 08 December 2004 to 10 December 2004, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), New Jersey USA, p. 1.

McFetridge, L., Ibrahim, M.Y., 2003, Behaviour fusion via free-space force shaping, Proc. of IEEE Int. Conf. on Industrial Technology, 2003, 10/12/03 to 12/12/03, IEEE, Maribor - Slovenia, pp. 818-823.

Ibrahim, M.Y., Jarvis, J.R., 2002, Development of Integrated Training Laboratory for Undergraduate Mechatronics course, 2002 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology Proceedings, 11/12/2002 to 14/12/2002, IEEE, Piscataway NJ USA, pp. 1203-1208.

Ibrahim, M.Y., 2002, Development of a Mechatronics Course at Monash University, Australia, 2002 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology Proceedings, 11/12/2002 to 14/12/2002, IEEE, Piscataway NJ USA, pp. 1327-1332.

Ibrahim, M.Y., 2002, Industry-based Mechatronics Course Development in six different Universities, Proc. of 30th Int. Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, 28/06/2002 to 02/07/2002, ZITI Publishing, Greece, pp. 383-388.

Ibrahim, M.Y., McFetridge, L., 2002, Mobile Robot Navigation in a Cluttered Environment using Free Space Attraction Agoraphilic Algorithm, Proc. of 30th Int. Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, 28/06/2002 to 02/07/2002, ZITI Publishing, Greece, pp. 377-382.

Ibrahim, M.Y., McFetridge, L., 2002, The Agoraphilic algorithm: a new optimistic approach for mobile robot navigation, 2001 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics Proceedings, 08/07/01 to 11/07/01, IEEE, Piscataway NJ USA, pp. 1334-1339.

Ibrahim, M.Y., 2001, Development of Mechatronics Tertiary Education in Six Different Thai Universities, 2001 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics Proceedings, 08/07/01 to 11/07/01, IEEE, Piscataway NJ USA, pp. 1000-1004.

Spark, I., Ibrahim, M.Y., 2001, Integrated Mechatronics solution to maximise tractability and efficiency of wheeled vehicles, 2001 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics Proceedings, 08/07/01 to 12/07/01, IEEE, Piscataway NJ USA, pp. 320-325.

Deltheil, C., Didier, L., Moreau, E., Ibrahim, M.Y., 2001, Mechatronics training on source separation analysis using a gyroscopic motion of a LEGO'S robot, 2001 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics Proceedings, 08/07/01 to 11/07/01, IEEE, Piscataway NJ USA, pp. 1103-1105.

You, Y., Hu, E., Jarvis, J.R., Ibrahim, M.Y., 2000, Adsorption Analysis of the New Solar Adsorption Refrigeration System Working at about Atmospheric Pressure, Proc. 7th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, Townsville, Aust, 3-8 July 2000, Chalkface Press P/L, WA Australia, pp. 375-381.

McFetridge, L., Ibrahim, M.Y., 2000, Fuzzy Adaption and Free-spacae Attraction for Mobile Robot Navigation, 6th IFAC Symposium on Robot Control, Vienna, Austrial 21-23 Sept 2000, IFAC Publications, Oxford England, pp. 175-180.

You, Y., Hu, E., Jarvis, J.R., Ibrahim, M.Y., 2000, Heat Transfer Analysis on the Collector of the Solar Adsorption Refrigerating System Working around the Atmospheric Pressure, Proc. 7th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, Townsville, Aust. 3-8 July 2000, Chalkface Press P/L, WA Australia, pp. 367-373.

Ibrahim, M.Y., 2000, Industry Input to Mechatronics Tertiary Education in Six Different Thai Universities, Proc 6th International Conference on Modern Industrial Training, Beijing, China 24-27 October 2000, Ttsinghu University Publishing House, China, pp. 82-87.

Ibrahim, M.Y., 2000, Robotics Education Through Industrial Collaboration an: Australian Successful Practive, Proc. 6th International Conference on Modern Industrial Training, Beijing, China 24-27 October 2000, Tsinghua University Publishing House, China, pp. 291-295.

McFetridge, L., Ibrahim, M.Y., 1997, An Adaptive Fuzzy-potential field Approach to Navigation in Dynamically Changing Environment for Practical Applications, Proc. International Conference on Field and Service Robotics, Canberra, Aust. 8-10 Dec 1997, ANU, Canberra ACT Australia, pp. 270-277.

Barfoot, C.W., Ibrahim, M.Y., 1997, Development of an Adaptive Fuzzy Behavoural Control System with Experimental and Industrial Applications, Proc 22nd ICC & IE, Cairo, Egypt. 20-22 December 1997, AUICED, Cairo Egypt, pp. 84-87.

Ibrahim, M.Y., 1997, Industry-based Tertiary Education of Industrial Automation: Its Pros and ... Pros, Proc. 22nd International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, Cairo, Egypt. 20-22 Dec 1997, AUICED, Cairo Egypt, pp. 339-342.

Ibrahim, M.Y., Brett, P.N., 1997, New Approach for On-Line object Identification in Industrial Processes, Proc. 22nd International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, Cairo, Egypt. 20-22 Dec 1997, AUICEP, Cairo Egypt, pp. 539-542.

McFetridge, L., Ibrahim, M.Y., 1997, New Technique of Mobile Robot Navigation using a Hybrid Adaptibe Fuzzy-Potential field Approach, Proc 22nd International Conference on Computers and industrial Engineering, Cairo, Egypt 20-22 Dec 1997, AUICEP, Ciaro Egypt, pp. 663-666.