- PhD in Computer Science – “CHURPs: Compressed Heuristic Universal Reaction Planners”, University of Sydney, 1995.
- MSc – in Digital Techniques, “Real-time estimation in linear stochastic systems”, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1979.
- BE – in Electronic Engineering, Tasmanian College of Advanced Education, 1975.
- Pattern Analysis and Machine Learning
- Data Mining – active research areas: Radiomics: tumour characterisations from 4D-CT-images, Motion analysis: sports injuries & rehabilitation, aged-health; objective metrics for frailty assessment, balance & motion control, Oncology: objective kinematic fatigue assessment, Spatial data: geo-hazards, modelling erosion & landslip susceptibilities, Spatiotemporal data: general manufacturing, industrial processes, iron & steel making, Time series data: power distribution modelling, reliability & non-stationary power quality
- Pattern-based Knowledge discovery
- Autonomous control, Hybrid Intelligent Systems and Fuzzy Systems
Five Representative Publications
1. Matthew Field; David Stirling; Zengxi Pan; Fazel Naghdy, Learning Trajectories for Robot Programming by Demonstration Using a Coordinated Mixture of Factor Analysers, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, (Accepted: 4/3/2015, in-press, CYB-E-2014-08-0799.R2, 2015). URL:http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7069239&isnumber=6352949
2. Matthew Field; David Stirling; Zengxi Pan; Montse Ros; Fazel Naghdy, Recognizing Human Motions through Mixture Modelling of Inertial Data, Pattern Recognition, Elsevier (Accepted, In press, PR-D-12-01472R2, 5th March 2015). URL: http://authors.elsevier.com/TrackPaper.html?trk_article=PR5372&trk_surname=Field
3. D. A. Stirling, F. Naghdy, G. Naghdy, M. Field, R. Arunglabi and D. Kilpatrick, Objective functional capacity assessment using inertial sensor, in Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Imaging and Systems Biology (HISB), 2011, pp. 272-277.
4. Stirling, D., Zulli, P., Ontology Trend Analysis of Dynamic Signals, International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, ISSNIP2004, Melbourne, Australia, 14-17 December 2004.
5. Stirling, D., Flying by Learning to Control Dynamic Instabilities, Proceedings of the Nineteenth International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML2002), Sydney, 2002.