Dr Gerard Rowe

Biography

Associate Professor (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning), Faculty of Engineering

Research | Current

Gerard's research interests lie in the areas of radio systems, electromagnetics, bioelectromagnetics, communications and engineering education.

Within the areas of radio systems and electromagnetics, his research is concentrated on developing improved techniques for prediction of mobile radio path loss, on multiple obstacle diffraction loss modelling, on improvements in physical layer modelling of mobile ad hoc networks and on weak signal detection including its application in cognitive radio systems.

His research interests in  the area of bioelectromagnetics are concerned with evaluation of aspects of the New Zealand Radio Frequency (RF) Safety Standard, with the interaction between weak (non-thermal) electromagnetic fields and biological tissue and in the therapeutic and diagnostic applications of electromagnetic fields.

His engineering education research is centred on identification of threshold concepts in electrical engineering, in the development of intelligent tutoring systems, the secondary-to-tertiary transition, the impact of peer-marking, improved academic performance for at-risk students, improved diagnostic instruments, identifying strategies for acquainting academic staff with better teaching pedagogies and investigation of student learning styles.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Hadisantono, Rowe, G. B., & Giacaman, N. (2016). Customizing the EPSA rubric to cover local curriculum content for assessment of engineering professional skills. Proceedings of the 27th annual conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 311-319. Coffs Harbour, Australia. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Hadisantono Hadisantono, Nasser Giacaman
  • Varoy, E., Giacaman, N., & Rowe, G. B. (2016). Enhancing students conceptual understanding using visualisation software and collaboration. Paper presented at Electronics New Zealand National Conference ENZCON 2016, Wellington, New Zealand. 17 November - 18 November 2016. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Elliot Varoy, Nasser Giacaman
  • Tian, J., Berber, S. M., & Rowe, G. B. (2016). Energy Efficiency of Decode and Forward Cooperation in WSNs Over Frequency-selective Channels. Paper presented at 22nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC), Yogyakarta, INDONESIA. 25 August - 27 August 2016. 2016 22ND ASIA-PACIFIC CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATIONS (APCC). (pp. 6).
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/31404
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jianjie Tian, Stevan Berber
  • Tian, J., Berber, S., & Rowe, G. B. (2015). Error performance of chaotic spreading spectrum systems in frequency selective fading channels for WSNS. i-manager’s Journal on Communication Engineering and Systems, 4 (3), 1-8. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34749
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jianjie Tian, Stevan Berber
  • Tian, J., Berber, S. M., & Rowe, G. B. (2015). Power allocation and partner selection for energy efficient decode and forward cooperation in wideband wireless sensor networks. Paper presented at 9th International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ICSPCS), Cairns, AUSTRALIA. 14 December - 16 December 2015. 2015 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SIGNAL PROCESSING AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS (ICSPCS). (pp. 7).
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30552
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jianjie Tian, Stevan Berber
  • Wang, C., Rowe, G. B., Giacaman, N., & Gunn, C. (2014). An analysis of the application of intelligent tutoring systems on students' self-regulated learning development. In A. Bainbridge-Smith, Z. T. Qi, G. S. Gupta (Eds.) Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education AAEE2013, 1352-1364. Wellington, New Zealand: School of Engineering & Advanced Technology, Massey University. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nasser Giacaman, Cathy Gunn
  • Bhatti, F. A., Rowe, G. B., & Sowerby, K. W. (2014). Spectrum sensing using principal components for multiple antenna cognitive radios. Handbook of Research on Software-Defined and Cognitive Radio Technologies for Dynamic Spectrum Management (pp. 179-199). 10.4018/978-1-4666-6571-2.ch007
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kevin Sowerby
  • Bhatti, F. A., Rowe, G. B., Sowerby, K. W., & da Silva, R. C. M. (2014). Blind signal detection using a linear antenna array. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 63 (3), 1135-1145. 10.1109/TVT.2013.2269870
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kevin Sowerby

Contact details

Primary location

ENGINEERING BLOCK 1 - Bldg 401
Level 5, Room 501
20 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand