Lecturer in Space System Engineering

Lily Qiao


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Lily (Li) Qiao is a lecturer in space system engineering in 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 University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Before joining UNSW Canberra, she worked a research associate Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research, at UNSW Sydney for four years. She joined as research associate at the Capability System Centre, School of Engineering and IT, University of New South Wales, Canberra in 2014 and then was promoted to lecturer/senior research associate in 2018. Her technical skills include MATALB, STK(System tool kit) programming, Kalman filter design.

 Lily has taught at master’s levels for UNSW Canberra Space program, courses including space systems design, GNSS, space operation, system systems engineering. Her research interests lie in the field of 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 spacecraft autonomous 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 100 articles in peer reviewed conference and journals. She has two PhD student to complete and currently has three PhD students under supervision. Lily 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.