Peter J. Moylan
Retired associate professor, School of
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The University of
Newcastle, NSW 2308, Australia.
Primary and secondary education in Seymour, Victoria. Bachelor of
Engineering (Hons I) at Melbourne University, 1965-68. M.E. and Ph.D.
at the University of Newcastle, NSW, 1969-71. Became a lecturer in
Electrical Engineering at the University of Newcastle in 1972. Worked
for a number of years on automatic control and related areas,
concentrating mainly on the more theoretical side and especially on
the fundamentals of nonlinear systems theory. Also maintained
interest in software design. Held visiting appointments at UC Berkeley,
at Concordia University Montreal, and at CNET (Centre National des
Etudes des TÚlÚcommunications) in Paris.
Meanwhile, taught a bit of everything in EE over the years: circuit
theory, electronics, electrical machines, automatic control, compiler
design, assembly language, microprocessor architecture, operating
systems, telecommunications, automata theory, electromagnetic field
Author of two books (one commercially published, another self-published), about 70 research papers, and lots of software.
Subsequently joined an R&D team that has, among other things,
received an award for engineering excellence for the design of a new
kind of intelligent relay. More recently, worked with Novecom to develop a system that monitors mining noise in an environment where there can be noise sources from multiple directions.
Teaching resources have been archived and removed from these web pages
to save space.
At various stages of my career I worked in the following areas:
- Control and systems theory,
with particular emphasis on optimal
control, stability, and the basic theory of dissipative dynamical
- Traffic estimation and
control in telecommunications
- Real-time systems,
with emphasis on scheduling issues.
Quite a lot of my work has been on software development. The most important outcomes
of this work have been
- The PMOS
library: a software collection (written in Modula-2) for developing
- A variety of networking software. Much of this is still in active use at multiple sites.
You can fetch my publications by FTP or by HTTP.
I regret having to separate out these cases, but in an unfortunate
retrograde step many web browser have dropped their support for ftp://
My software projects have rarely been suitable for conventional
publication, sometimes because of perceived lack of originality - there
is little esteem in the research community for the mapping of known
theory into practical implementation - and later because of commercial
confidentiality. You can fetch some
of this material, which is less suitable for publication in
the conventional print media.
Moylan, ( peter @ pmoylan dot org )
Last modified: 21 July 2022