Researcher Information - Associate Professor Brett Ninness

Personal Details

Name Associate Professor Brett M Ninness
Affiliation School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Newcastle
Contact Details School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Newcastle, Callaghan 2308
Newcastle, NSW
Phone: 02 49 21 60 32
Fax: 02 49 21 69 93
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Brett Ninness, born in 1963 in Singleton Australia, is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Newcastle, Australia. His research is in the areas of signal processing, communications, and control systems, with an emphasise within those fields on stochastic modelling and system identification. He has authored approximately one hundred publications in international journals and conference proceedings, has been an associate editor for the journal "Automatica" in the area of system identification, since 1994 and is the general chair of the 14th international symposium on system identification to be held in Australia in 2006.

Linkages and Collaboration

Automatic Control
Sensors, Signals and Systems (S3)
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Visiting researcher


Project1 Active2
Brett Ninness, Steven Weller, Chris Nicol and Linda Davis.
Advanced space-time coded multiuser wireless communications via test-bed development
ARC Linkage.
Brett Ninness.
New methods for the estimation of dynamic systems
ARC Discovery.
Brett Ninness and S. O. R. Moheimanhi.
Robust Control and System Identification of Highly Resonant Systems
ARC Discovery.

Areas of Expertise

Research Areas Signal Processing; Communications Theory; Information Theory;
Application Areas Wireless Data Communications;

Selected Publications

  1. Brett Ninness. The Asymptotic CRLB for the Spectrum of ARMA Processes. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 1520-1531, 2003. [ Abstract ]
  2. Brett Ninness and Gibson Stuart. Quantifying the Accuracy of Hammerstein Model Estimation. Automatica, vol. 38, no. 12, pp. 2037-2051, 2002. [ Abstract ]
  3. Brett Ninness and Hakan Hjalmarsson. Model Structure and Numerical Properties of Normal Equations. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 425-437, 2001. [ Abstract ]
  4. Brett Ninness. Strong Laws of Large Numbers Under Weak Assumptions with Applications. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 45, no. 7, pp. 2117-2122, 2000. [ Abstract ]
  5. Brett Ninness, Hakan Hjalmarsson and Fredrik Gustafsson. On the Fundamental Role of Orthonormal Bases in System Identification. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 44, no. 7, pp. 1384-1407, 1999. [ Abstract ]
  6. Brett Ninness, Hakan Hjalmarsson and Fredrik Gustafsson. Generalised Fourier and Toeplitz Results for Rational Orthonormal Bases. SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 439-460, 1999. [ Abstract ]
  7. Brett Ninness. Estimation of 1/f Noise. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 32-46, 1998. [ Abstract ]
  8. Brett Ninness. A Stochastic Approach to Estimation in H infinity. Automatica, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 405-414, 1998. [ Abstract ]
  9. Brett Ninness and Fredrik Gustafsson. A Unifying Construction of Orthonormal Bases for System Identification. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 515-521, 1997. [ Abstract PDF ]
  10. Brett Ninness and Graham Goodwin. Estimation of Model Quality. Automatica, vol. 22, no. 12, pp. 32-74, 1995. [ Abstract ]