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Mohammad Sadegh Taskhiri

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Mohammad Sadegh Taskhiri

Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Information & Communication Technology

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Dr. Mohammad Sadegh Taskhiri joined the school of Engineering and ICT as a Post-doctoral research fellow in July 2016. He is a member of centre for Forest Value (CFV), a new training centre which is funded by ARC as part of Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP). He is investigating the innovative deployment and integration of new technologies along the forest products value chain. The CFV aims to transform the Australian forest products sector through training and research, with the goal of increasing the industry’s productivity, profitability and sustainability. Sadegh is also working actively on the application of Operations Research to the various problems and doing environmental impact analysis using Life Cycle Assessment.

Biography

Before joining the University of Tasmania, Sadegh completed his PhD at the Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany in the department of Business Administration. In his PhD study, he was a research member of the Research Training Group 1703, ‘Resource Efficiency in Inter-organizational Networks’, which was funded by German Resource Foundation (DFG), the most important German research funding organization and the largest such organization in Europe. The research training group 1703 focuses on developing and applying methods to improve the efficient use of wood and wood by-products in inter-organizational production processes. With his background in industrial ecology and industrial engineering, he contributes to the research training group by presenting a decision support approach to model the logistics networks for wood flow from by-products and cascade utilization for the production of wood products. Before hid PhD, he worked on a project about optimization of the Waste-To-Energy networks at the university of Ulsan in South Korea. His current interests also lie in quantitative research related to the influences of uncertainties and risks on the supply chains of renewable resources for the economic and environmental parameters.

Career summary

Qualifications

Degree

University

Country

Date of award

PhD

Georg August University Göttingen

Germany

27/05/2016

MSc

De La Salle University Manila

The Philippines

07/09/2010

Languages (other than English)

  • Farsi
  • Deutsch

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Industrial Society for Industrial Ecology

Teaching

Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Operations Research

Teaching expertise

  • Bachelor: Production management, Production and Logistics, Logistics Management
  • Master: Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Sustainable Production

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Expertise

  • Operations Research
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Wood products

Research Themes

Sadegh’s research aligns to the University’s research theme of eLogistics group. His research interests include understanding the innovative technologies which can be used throughout the wood supply chain in order to increase the forest product value chain.

Current projects

Sadegh is currently working on various projects with ARC centre for forest value.

Fields of Research

  • Service oriented computing (460612)
  • Other engineering (409999)
  • Information security management (460904)
  • Photogrammetry and remote sensing (401304)
  • Information systems development methodologies and practice (460905)
  • Information systems organisation and management (460908)
  • Human information interaction and retrieval (461003)
  • Logistics (350903)
  • Decision support and group support systems (460902)
  • Data communications (400602)
  • Computer vision (460304)
  • Other information and computing sciences (469999)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander information and knowledge management systems (450606)
  • Other economics (389999)
  • Animal structure and function (310911)
  • Transportation, logistics and supply chains (350999)
  • Intelligent robotics (460205)
  • Timber, pulp and paper (401610)
  • Forestry management and environment (300707)

Research Objectives

  • Environmentally sustainable information and communication services (220299)
  • Supply and demand (150511)
  • Harvesting and transport of forest products (260202)
  • Information systems, technologies and services (220499)
  • Hardwood plantations (260201)
  • Softwood plantations (260205)
  • Other environmental management (189999)
  • Reconstituted timber products (241703)
  • Road freight (270307)
  • Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences (280111)
  • Environmentally sustainable transport activities (270299)
  • Marine biodiversity (180504)
  • Livestock product traceability and quality assurance (109904)
  • Logistics (140107)
  • Other energy (179999)
  • Biofuel energy (170801)
  • Water transport (270499)
  • Forestry (260299)
  • Port infrastructure and management (270409)

Publications

Sadegh has published 5 papers in high grade journals. His journal papers have been read more than 700 times so far and cited more than 60 times in total.

Total publications

32

Journal Article

(11 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Krisanski S, Taskhiri MS, Aracil SG, Herries D, Turner P, 'Sensor agnostic semantic segmentation of structurally diverse and complex forest point clouds using deep learning', Remote Sensing, 13, (8) Article 1413. ISSN 2072-4292 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/rs13081413 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Krisanski S; Turner P

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2020Krisanski S, Sadegh Taskhiri M, Turner P, 'Enhancing methods for under-canopy unmanned aircraft system based photogrammetry in complex forests for tree diameter measurement', Remote Sensing, 12, (10) Article 1652. ISSN 2072-4292 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/rs12101652 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Krisanski S; Turner P

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2020Mousavi M, Taskhiri MS, Holloway D, Olivier JC, 'Feature extraction of wood-hole defects using empirical mode decomposition of ultrasonic signals', NDT and E International, 114 Article 102282. ISSN 0963-8695 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ndteint.2020.102282 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Mousavi M; Holloway D; Olivier JC

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2020Taskhiri M, Hafezi M, Harle R, Williams D, Kundu T, et al., 'Ultrasonic and thermal testing to non-destructively identify internal defects in plantation eucalypts', Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 173 Article 105396. ISSN 0168-1699 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.compag.2020.105396 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Turner P

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2020Woo H, Moroni M, Park J, Taskhiri MS, Turner P, 'Residues and bio-energy generation: a case study modelling value chain optimisation in Tasmania', Energy, 196 Article 117007. ISSN 0360-5442 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2020.117007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Turner P

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2019Taskhiri MS, Jeswani H, Geldermann J, Azapagic A, 'Optimising cascaded utilisation of wood resources considering economic and environmental aspects', Computers and Chemical Engineering, 1 pp. 302-316. ISSN 0098-1354 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.compchemeng.2019.01.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

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2018Woo H, Acuna M, Moroni M, Taskhiri MS, Turner P, 'Optimizing the location of biomass energy facilities by integrating Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)', Forests, 9, (10) Article 585. ISSN 1999-4907 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/f9100585 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: Acuna M; Turner P

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2016Taskhiri TS, Garbs M, Geldermann J, 'Sustainable logistics network for wood flow considering cascade utilisation', Journal of Cleaner Production, 110 pp. 25-39. ISSN 0959-6526 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.09.098 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 28

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2015Taskhiri MS, Behera SK, Tan RR, Park H-S, 'Fuzzy optimization of a waste-to-energy network system in an eco-industrial park', Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 17, (3) pp. 476-489. ISSN 1438-4957 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10163-014-0259-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 20

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2011Taskhiri MS, Tan RR, Chiu ASF, 'Emergy-based fuzzy optimization approach for water reuse in an eco-industrial park', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 55, (11) pp. 730-737. ISSN 0921-3449 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2011.03.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 54Web of Science - 44

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2011Taskhiri MS, Tan RR, Chiu ASF, 'MILP model for emergy optimization in EIP water networks', Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 13, (5) pp. 703-712. ISSN 1618-954X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10098-010-0341-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 25

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Review

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Taskhiri M, 'Review of: Sustainable Supply Chain Management: Practical Ideas for Moving Towards Best Practice', Journal of Cleaner Production, 110 pp. 200. ISSN 0959-6526 (2016) [Review Single Work]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.06.056 [eCite] [Details]

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Conference Publication

(14 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Amuno M, Taskhiri MS, Turner P, 'Mitigating traceability risks amongst SMEs along the beef supply chain: A multiple case study approach to investigating the role and potential impact of information technology', Proceedings of the 2018 Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 3-5 December 2018, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-8. (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Amuno M; Turner P

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2019Neagoe M, Hvolby H-H, Taskhiri MS, Turner P, 'Modelling the supply chain impact of a digital terminal appointment systems parameters and user behaviours. A discrete event simulation approach', Proceedings from the Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 09-11 December 2019, Freemantle, WA, pp. 1-7. (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Neagoe M; Turner P

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2019Neagoe M, Hvolby H-H, Taskhiri MS, Turner P, 'Understanding the impact of user behaviours and scheduling parameters on the effectiveness of a terminal appointment system using discrete event simulation', IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology Proceedings, Part II, 01-05 September 2019, Austin, TX, USA, pp. 27-34. ISBN 9783030299958 (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-29996-5_3 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Neagoe M; Turner P

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2019Neagoe M, Taskhiri MS, Turner P, Hvolby H-H, 'Using discrete-event simulation to explore the impact of user behaviours on the effectiveness of a terminal appointment system', Proceedings of the 33rd annual European Simulation and Modelling Conference, 28-30 October 2019, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, pp. 279-283. (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Neagoe M; Turner P

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2019Nguyen H-O, Gamage SH, Beckett A, Turner P, Taskhiri MS, et al., 'Team resilience in maritime emergency response: analytical framework and implications from accident report analysis', Proceedings of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) Conference, 30 October-1 November 2019, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 340-347. ISSN 2706-6762 (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Nguyen H-O; Gamage SH; Beckett A; Turner P; Nikolova N

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2019Taskhiri MS, Hafezi MH, Holloway D, Turner P, 'An assessment of in-field nondestructive testing methods for detection of internal defects in standing live trees', Proceedings of SPIE 10972: Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems XIII, 4-7 March 2019, Denver, Colorado, pp. 109721F-1-109721F-11. (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1117/12.2514270 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Holloway D; Turner P

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2018Krisanski S, Del Perugia B, Taskhiri MS, Turner P, 'Below-canopy UAS photogrammetry for stem measurement in radiata pine plantation', Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XX: Proceedings of SPIE (International Society for Optical Engineering Conference), 10-13 September 2018, Berlin, Germany, pp. 1-11. ISSN 0277-786X (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1117/12.2325480 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Krisanski S; Turner P

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2018Neagoe M, Taskhiri MS, Nguyen H-O, Hvolby H-H, Turner P, 'Exploring congestion impact beyond the bulk cargo terminal gate', Proceedings of the Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL 2018), 13-14 September 2018, Hamburg, Germany, pp. 63-82. ISSN 2365-5070 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Neagoe M; Nguyen H-O; Turner P

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2018Neagoe M, Taskhiri MS, Nguyen H-O, Turner P, 'Exploring the role of information systems in mitigating gate congestion using simulation: theory and practice at a bulk export terminal gate', Advances in Production Management Systems. Proceedings of IFIP International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS 2018), 26-30 August 2018, Seoul, Korea, pp. 367-374. ISBN 978-3-319-99703-2 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-99704-9_45 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Neagoe M; Nguyen H-O; Turner P

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2018Taskhiri MS, Hafezi MH, Turner P, Kundu T, 'Non-destructive evaluation of a plantation eucalyptus', Proceedings of SPIE 10600: Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems XII, 5-8 March 2017, United States, pp. 1-12. ISSN 0277-786X (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1117/12.2297327 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Turner P

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2018Taskhiri MS, Holloway D, Turner P, 'Non-destructive testing of knot-free timber in a Tasmanian eucalyptus nitens plot', ECNDT 2018 Proceedings, 11-15 June 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden, pp. 1-8. ISBN 978-91-639-6217-2 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Holloway D; Turner P

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2017Neagoe M, Nguyen H-O, Taskhiri MS, Turner P, 'Port terminal congestion management. An integrated information systems approach for improving supply chain value', Proceedings from the Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 4-6 December, Hobart, Australia, pp. 1-9. ISBN 9781925646092 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Neagoe M; Nguyen H-O; Turner P

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2017Taskhiri MS, Matuszak M, Kang B, Turner P, 'Enhancing forestry supply chain through innovative integration of digital tools and techniques', Proceedings from the Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 4-6 December, Hobart, Australia, pp. 130-139. ISBN 9781925646092 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Matuszak M; Kang B; Turner P

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2013Taskhiri MS, Appelhanz S, Geldermann J, Schumann M, 'Decision support for logistic networks of renewable resources based on tracking and tracing system', Proceedings of the First International Conference on Resource Efficiency in Interorganizational Networks, 13-14 November 2013, Gottingen, Germany, pp. 374-385. ISBN 978-3-86395-142-9 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Watt MS, Stone C, Bryson M, Chinthammit W, Dash JP, et al., 'Optimizing remotely acquired, dense point cloud data for plantation inventory. M Watt, C Stone (eds)', Forest and Wood Products Australia, Melbourne, Australia, PNC377-1516 (2018) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Chinthammit W; Harwin S; Krisanski S; Lucieer A; McCoull C; Osborn J; Pishchugin A; Turner P

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Taskhiri TS, 'Modeling of a logistics network for wood flows from by-products and cascade utilization' (2016) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Neagoe M, Taskhiri M, Turner P, 'North and North-West Tasmania: Supply Chain and Infrastructure', Northern Tasmania Regional Forestry Hub, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-100. (2020) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Neagoe M; Turner P

2019Neagoe M, Taskhiri MS, Turner P, 'HVP Northern Region Supply Chain Investigation Project: An analysis of the softwood supply chain and logistics operations', Hancock Victorian Plantations Pty Limited, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-38. (2019) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Neagoe M; Turner P

2018Krisanski S, Taskhiri MS, Turner P, '3.3. A comparison of helicopter-based VUX-1LR LiDAR with below-canopy UAV photogrammetry and manual measurements', Optimizing remotely acquired, high resolution remotely sensed data for plantation inventory (Final Report: PNC377-1516), Forest & Wood Products Australia, Australia, pp. 145-152. (2018) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Krisanski S; Turner P

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2018Neagoe M, Taskhiri M, Turner P, 'Terminal Appointment System Project (TASP): An analysis of Burnie Chip Export Terminal unloading operations and related industrial supply chains', Tasmanian Ports Corporation, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-9. (2018) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Neagoe M; Turner P

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

12

Total funding

$1,245,826

Projects

Terminal Appointment System Project Appointment System Features and Requirements Mapping (2020)$55,218
Description
This project aims to generate a series of technical and functional requirements for a terminal appointment system. To achieve this aim, the port terminal users (freight owners, transporters and terminal staff) will be engaged in a series of participatory design workshops in which the participants will themselves identify and agree upon the appointment system requirements.
Funding
Tasmanian Ports Corporation Pty Ltd ($55,218)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Turner P; Neagoe M; Taskhiri M
Year
2020
Assessing Opportunities for Centralised Wood-Based Bioenergy Alternatives for Heating and/or combined Heat and Power (CHP) in Tasmanian Residential Developments (2020)$7,700
Description
This project provides a response to a request for quote for a pre-feasibility study into assessing opportunities for centralised wood-based bioenergy alternatives for heating and/or combined heat and power (CHP) in Tasmanian residential developments. The study will investigate the potential for using locally available biomass in the production, distribution and utilisation of renewable bioenergy to create bioenergy villages (residential developments). The study will provide analysis of a simulated case study for a localised bioenergy village drawing on methods of Multi-Criteria Decision-making (MCDM). These methods will support consideration of opportunity costs imposed by different configurations amongst competing objectives with bioenergy production, distribution and energy requirements (heat/cooling; power etc) The study will make recommendations for steps that the public sector (State and Local government) could consider to support the acceptance and participation in bioenergy village developments by stakeholders.
Funding
Department of State Growth (Tas) ($7,700)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Turner P; Taskhiri M
Year
2020
An Analysis of Biomass and Biodegradable Waste available for Bio-energy production: A Case Study in Tasmania (2020 - 2021)$21,921
Description
The proposed study will update the AREMI data on biomass and bio-degradable waste currently collected and made available by Tasmanias 29 local councils for the 2019-20 period. The study will analysis the available data and investigate and analyse existing or emerging opportunities to utilise this waste in bioenergy initiatives.
Funding
Department of State Growth (Tas) ($21,921)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Turner P; Taskhiri M
Period
2020 - 2021
Development of a Novel Forest Sub-Canopy Aerial Robot for physical sample capture and sensor placement (2020)$20,000
Description
Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones) are already being adopted in the forestry sector primarily as above canopy remote sensing tools for monitoring growth, estimating biomass, evaluating carbon stocks and detecting weeds. To-date, all approaches have involved data sensing from a distance (i.e. drone mounted sensors do not come into physical contact with the forest). However, physical samples from the forest continue to be required and are currently collected at great risk and great expense using arborists physically climbing trees or via sharpshooting equipment to obtain samples from inaccessible places. This project will develop, trial and evaluate an aerial robot to perform mechanical tasks for physical sample capture in the forest. The aerial robot will aim to collect branch and leaf samples, place sensors in the sub-canopy and quickly, safely and at low cost, capture high quality physical samples from high or generally inaccessible places in a forest canopy and sub-canopy.
Funding
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources ($20,000)
Scheme
Award-Science & Innovation Award for Young People
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Turner P; Taskhiri M; Krisanski SG
Year
2020
An Investigation to Detect and Map Internal and External Defects in the Commercial Eucalypt Timber Species Using Non-destructive Techniques (2020 - 2021)$40,000
Description
This project aims to investigate the development of a prototype imputation model to detect the internal defects and to map the external characteristics of standing live trees in commercial native forest species in NSW and WA using ultrasound scanning and UAV photogrammetry & LiDAR
Funding
Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited ($40,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research and Development
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Taskhiri M; Turner P; Krisanski SG; Montgomery J
Period
2020 - 2021
Understanding Tasmanian Forestry Supply Chains (2020)$45,438
Description
This project aims to improve understanding of the factors affecting the competitiveness of Tasmanian forestry supply chains, focusing particularly on the North and North West of state. To achieve this aim qualitative data from supply chain stakeholders - including transporters, harvesting companies, processors and port terminals will be collected through semi-structured interviews. Statistical data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics will also be used.
Funding
Tasmanian Forests & Forest Products Network ($45,438)
Scheme
Assessment Report
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Turner P; Neagoe M; Taskhiri M
Year
2020
Development of a Post-Harvest Handling and Processing Training Program for the Chinese Segment of the Southern Rock Lobster Supply Chain (2019)$25,000
Description
This project will develop a training program for Chinese SRL stakeholders to train and educate them on Australian best practices for post-harvest SRL physiology and health, traceability systems and technologies, and supply chain logistics.
Funding
Department of Agriculture ($25,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Day R; Turner P; Fitzgibbon Q; Gardner C; Shen X; Taskhiri M
Year
2019
TEAM RESILIENCE: ENHANCING THEORY AND APPLICATION IN MARITIME EMERGENCY RESPONSE (2019)$4,500
Description
Maritime accident prevention and emergency response remain one of the most challengingareas for research and training despite efforts made by researchers, industry, regulatory bodies.Conventional approaches to emergency response training have shown sub-optimal outcomes inunexpected escalating emergencies.Based on their work with NASA, Alliger et al (2015) have noted that approaches involving teamresilience are "clearly essential" for optimising emergency responses. More recently, teamresilience has been identified as an approach that improves personnel performance andoutcomes in escalating situations (Stevens et al., 2015, Hollnagel, 2017). Both of these factorssupport an investigation into the value of using team resilience to enhance conventionalapproaches to maritime accident and emergency response both in theory and in practice.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($4,500)
Scheme
Grant- Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Taskhiri M; Nguyen H-O; Beckett AJ; Hirimbure Gamage S; Nikolova ND; Turner P
Year
2019
HVP Northern Region supply chain investigation project (2018)$7,500
Description
A research project to investigate the softwood supply chain setup and transport task in the Northern Region.
Funding
Hancock Victorian Plantations Pty Ltd ($7,500)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Neagoe M; Turner P; Taskhiri M
Year
2018
Solutions for the optimal use of remotely acquired, high resolution data by the forestry sector (2018 - 2020)$1,000,000
Description
Rapidly advancing remote sensors on UAV, airborne and satellite platforms are providing high-fidelity data in terms of spatial, spectral and temporal resolution. A national team of remote sensing specialists, data scientists and forest industry service providers will ensure the delivery of multiple task specifications and procedures for the operational implementation of these technologies by the forestry sector.
Funding
FWPA - National Institute for Forest Products Innovation ($500,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of South Australia
Research Team
Stone C; Lucieer A; Turner P; Taskhiri M
Period
2018 - 2020
Developing Predictive Imputation of internal defects in standing Trees using nondestructive techniques. Improving Forestry productivity through selection. (2018)$9,899
Description
Harvesting trees that contain internal defects such as knots and cracks is neither financially norenvironmentally sustainable. In native forest, high quality sawlogs can only be produced from knotfree logs and forest habitats and ecology can only be maintained by selecting and retaining suitablehabitat trees. Similarly in hardwood plantations it is impossible to produce sawlogs from knotty orcracked timber. For both types of forests challenges remain in being able to identify internal defectsin a timely and cost-effective manner prior to harvesting.This project builds on some preliminary research work that has already generated some promisingresults using ultra-sound for non-destructive assessment of one tree species. This initial 3-day trialwith Tasmanian eucalypts used a Pundit 200 ultrasound device owned by the research team.However, more extensive assessments need to be conducted including on other tree species. It isenvisaged that a 3-4 month field test will be necessary to produce scientifically validate results thatcan also provide data necessary to develop a predictive imputation model.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($9,899)
Scheme
Grant - DKD Research Theme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Taskhiri M; Holloway DS; Turner P
Year
2018
Using semi-autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to assess below-canopy breeding traits within eucalypt production forests (2018)$8,650
Description
The proposed project will use an innovative semi-autonomous UAV flown below the canopy of a plantation forest, photogrammetry and LiDAR point-clouds will be captured to accurately assess key tree form traits. The field-site will be a long-term E. nitens breeding trial established by STT. The aim is to (i) compare the measurements of key tree form traits derived by the UAV through optical (sparse point clouds) and laser (dense point clouds) sensors, (ii) optimise the flight plan at the individual tree-level and plot-level by comparing vertical flights as opposed to spiralling flights whilst testing obstacle avoidance algorithms, and (iii) validate the speed and accuracy of measurements and data processing of key tree form traits derived by the UAV against on-ground measurements of the same traits.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($8,650)
Scheme
Grant-ERS Research Theme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Taskhiri M; Harrison P; Potts BM; Turner P
Year
2018

Research Supervision

Before joining the University of Tasmania, Sadegh has supervised many master and bachelor students during his PhD study at the University of Göttingen around the topics of sustainability and supply chain management. Sadegh is currently supervising two HDR student with the topics of Forest Residue Utilisation and Functionality of Tasport for Wood Flows. Currently, there is an open position for HDR candidate to work on the projects aligned with ARC Center for Forest Value (theme 3). For more information please see the following website:

Current

3

Completed

3

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDDevelopment of an Autonomous Unmanned Aerial System for Below-Canopy Laser Scanning of Forests2017
PhDOptimizing Supply chain management using Big Data technology in the Forest Sector2020
PhDInfield Drying of Logs and Biomass to Reduce Costs in Australian Log and Biomass Supply Chains2020

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDInvestigating Landside Congestion at Bulk Cargo Terminals in Forestry Supply Chains: A role for information systems
Candidate: Mihai Neagoe
2021
PhDExploring Traceability Challenges amongst Small Businesses in Tasmanian Red Meat Supply Chains: The role and potential impact of information technology
Candidate: Mazino Michael Amuno
2020
PhDForestry Biomass Residue Supply Chains in Tasmania: Developing a digital tool and enhancing modelling to improve data accuracy, location mapping and impact assessments for future bioenergy
Candidate: Heesung Woo
2020