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Professor John Billingsley
MA (Cambridge) PhD (Cambridge)

Faculty of Engineering and Surveying
University of Southern Queensland
Toowoomba, QLD Australia




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Research Interests

Other Interests

Having been a personal friend of Stephen Hawking when I was researching in Cambridge, I have always had an interest in the 'Big Bang Theory'. 
When learning electromagnetic theory as part of the Mathematics tripos, I attended lectures by Fred Hoyle, who coined the name as a term of derision.
Go to to see my conjecture about it - I do not grace it with the name 'theory'.

CV  with publications. (Edited 2010)

(The last few years' crop includes several conference publications, journal publications and a book or three.
Check out and

For more recent publications, see where I am encouraged to update the publication list more frequently!

Another book was published in May 2006, a further edited book was published in 2008.
Yet another book was published late in 2009.
Editorial board of a journal.  Meanwhile there is some light reading below)

Other items of interest:

The thirteenth international conferrence (2006) on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice was held in Toowoomba - click on a link below to see some details of this and earlier conferences. 
The 2007 conference was in Xiamen, southern China.
The 2008 conference was in Auckland, new Zealand.
The 2009 conference in Brunei was deferred to 2010.  A 2010 conference was combined as a stream of the Southern Engineering Conference.
The 2011 conference was to be held in Abu Dhabi, but was transferred to CSIRO Pullenvale, near Brisbane.
The 2012 conference was held in Auckland, NZ, in late November
The 2013 conference will be held in Ankara, Turkey in September 
- see

I have also been developing Jollies - Javascript On-Line Learning Interactive Environment for Simulation.

Take a look at - but beware of other sites with Jollies in the name!

Xiamen, China Xiamen, China

Toowoomba 2006 Toowoomba, 2006

Manila, Philippines Manila, Philippines

 Macao 2004 Macao, China
Perth, Western Australia
Chiang Mai, Thailand

   Conference: Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice,Hervey Bay, September 2000.

Conference: Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, Toowoomba 1997

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