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Associate Professor Gordana Collier

Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, Kingston University.

Associate Professor Gordana Collier Areas of expertise

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Overview

Gordana Collier is an Associate Professor and course director for the MSc Mechatronic Systems and MSc Automotive Engineering degrees. She graduated from the Electrical and Electronic Engineering department at the University of Nis in Yugoslavia and worked for the Department of Defence before coming to the UK. Gordana has held senior research, security and technical management positions in UK companies until 1999, when she joined the academic world. She completed her Master's degree in 2004 and became chartered in 2006.

As well as close collaboration with industry, which relates to her research into embedded systems and electric cars, she is passionate about applied learning in higher education, carrying out studies into innovative teaching methods in science and engineering.

Her enthusiasm for providing further opportunities for students' development has seen her set up a range of extra-curricular activities, including a Kingston University female engineering network and e-racing team. She is  a member of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the Institution of Engineering and Technology. In addition she is an associate editor for the International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society.

 

Qualifications

Year gained Subject
2004 MSc Microelectronic Systems Design, University of Southampton.
1989 BSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Nis, Yugoslavia.

Career Highlights

Year Position held
2006 - Associate Professor, Course director for MSc Mechatronic systems and MSc Automotive Engineering, Kingston University.
1998 - 2006 Course manager, Farnborough College of Technology, School of Engineering.
1996 - 1998 Technical manager, Vikay Industrial Ltd, Camberley, UK.
1990 - 1996 Research and security engineer, Uniqey Security, Camberley, UK.
1988 - 1990 Specialist defence engineer, Miloje Zakic, Yugoslavia.

Research

Book chapters:

Collier, G., Augousti, A., Ordys, A., "Study of the Latest Developments in Technology-based Teaching for Implementation in Kingston University Engineering Programmes" (in print).

Shakouri, P, Ordys, A. and Collier, G, "Teaching Model Predictive Control Algorithm Using Starter Kit Robot", HEA Journal, Special Edition (in print).

Collier, G., Duran, O., Ordys, A., 'Technology - centred Teaching Methods -Introduction to Programming and Robotics', Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society (2013).

Kock, P., Weller, R., Ordys, A., Collier, G., "A Commercial Vehicle Analysis for Predictive Control in Common and Hybrid Vehicles", SAE Journal (2013).

Kock, P., Weller, R., Ordys, A., Collier, G., " Intelligent Predictive Cruise Control Application Analysis for Commercial Vehicles based on a Commercial Vehicles Usage Study", IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Transactions and Magazine (2013).

Hassan, A. and Collier, G. "Adaptive Cruise Control for a Robotic Vehicle Using Fuzzy Logic", In: Brezina, Tomas and Jablonski, Ryszard (eds.) Mechatronics 2013: International Conference, Brno, Czech Republic, October 2013 Proceedings, Berlin, Germany: Springer. pp. 535 - 543. ISBN 9783319022932.

Shakouri, P., Ordys, A. and Collier, G. "Robotic Implementation of the Adaptive Cruise Control: Comparison of Three Control Methods", In: Brezina, Tomas and Jablonski, Ryszard (eds.) Mechatronics 2013: International Conference, Brno, Czech Republic, October 2013 Proceedings, Berlin, Germany: Springer. pp. 633 - 640. ISBN 9783319022932.

Kock, P., Weller, R., Ordys, A., Collier, G., "A Validated Truck Model for Predictive Control", IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Transactions and Magazine (2012).

Naveenthiran, H., Collier, G., "Lego Mindstorm on Search and Rescue Mission", SEC Journal of Undergraduate Research, Vol 1, September 2012.

 

Conference Highlights

Gordana Collier is a seasoned conference presenter and has presented her work at venues around the world.

Professional Body Membership

Member of the Instrument, Science and Technology Group, part of The Institute of Physics.

Founding member of the National Instruments Research Academic Council UK.

Member of WiC IEEE.

 

Key Industry Roles

Gordana Collier was the Technical Manager of European operations of a stock exchange-listed Singaporean company and has collaborated with a wide variety of industry partners in the course of her work, including National Instruments, Thales, Jaguar and Land Rover.

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