Timothy Molloy

Senior Lecturer

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Birch Building (35), Level 2


Google Scholar



  • Inference and decision making under uncertainty
  • Inverse optimal control and dynamic game theory
  • Quickest detection
  • Robotics and autonomous systems


Tim received his B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2010 and 2015, respectively. From 2016 to 2019, he was a Research Associate then Advance Queensland Research Fellow at QUT investigating forward and inverse problems in optimal control and dynamic game theory. From 2020 to 2022, he was a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne investigating neuro-inspired perception, navigation, and spatial awareness for autonomous robots. Since 2022, he has been a Senior Lecturer in Mechatronics at The Australian National University. Tim is the recipient of a QUT University Medal, a QUT Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award, a 2018 Boeing Wirraway Team Award, and an Advance Queensland Early-Career Research Fellowship from the Queensland Government and Boeing.

Activities & Awards

  • Advance Queensland Early Career Research Fellowship (2017)
  • QUT Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award (2015)
  • QUT University Medal (2010)

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