Mark Shortis has the dual roles of Professor of Measurement Science in the
As Director (Program Quality) he has responsibility for efficient and effective coordination and support of quality audits and professional accreditation of SEH programs. Reporting to the DPVC (Learning and Teaching), his priorities are the regular cycle of quality review audits of offshore training partners and programs, and the coordination of Engineers Australia accreditations of all undergraduate engineering programs onshore and offshore.
Mark Shortis has maintained strong linkages with industry through research and project work during the last 20+ years. His has been very active in research in digital photogrammetry at close range, for example collaborative research with University College London on geometric and radiometric camera calibration, with NASA Langley Research Center on the structural dynamics of aerospace models, with the University of Western Australia on underwater assessment of marine habitat and aquaculture populations, with the Australian National University on the characterisation of solar concentrators for energy generation, and with CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research on deep water surveys.
In particular, an approach to calibration and measurement using underwater stereo-video imagery has been recognised and adopted around the world. The technique is now widely acknowledged and recognised as an accurate and reliable tool for non-destructive stock assessment and habitat monitoring in marine ecology and aquaculture. Amongst others, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, the Australian Institute of Marine Science, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, FRS Marine Laboratory (UK), Christian-Albrechts-Universität of Kiel (Germany), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, the University of Hawaii, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and the Marine Fisheries Divisions of NOAA in Hawaii, Mississippi and Massachusetts have adopted the technique.
- 1991 R. D. Steele Prize, Australian Surveyor.
- 1996 Commission V Prize, XVIII International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Congress, Vienna, Austria.
- President, Institution of Surveyors Victoria in 2002.
- 2004 Best Paper Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for the ISEC 2004 Conference
- 2008 Thornton-Smith Gold Medal
- 2008-2012 Technical Program Director, 2012 Congress of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
- 2010 Elected a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
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- B Surv, M Surv Sc Melb, PhD City
Professional interests and links to industry
- Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute of Australia Member.
- Photogrammetric Society (U.K.) Member.
- Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Member.
- Conference Co-Chair, International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) Videometrics and Range Imaging Applications.
- Chair of Working Group V/1 Vision Metrology, International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
- Robson, S.,Lindsay, M.,Kyle, S.,Boehm, J.,Shortis, M. (2017). (In Press) Optimized multi-camera systems for dimensional control in factory environments In: Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, , 1 - 12
- Siddiqui, S.,Salman, A.,Malik, M.,Shafait, F.,Mian, A.,Shortis, M.,Harvey, E. (2017). Automatic fish species classification in underwater videos: Exploiting pretrained deep neural network models to compensate for limited labelled data In: ICES Journal of Marine Sciences, , 1 - 16
- Shafait, F.,Harvey, E.,Shortis, M.,Mian, A.,Ravanbakhsh, M.,Seager, J.,Culverhouse, P.,Cline, D.,Edgington, D. (2017). Towards automating underwater measurement of fish length: A comparison of semi-automatic and manual stereo-video measurements In: ICES Journal of Marine Sciences, 74, 1690 - 1701
- Shortis, M.,Ravanbakhsh, M.,Shafait, F.,Mian, A. (2016). Progress in the Automated Identification, Measurement, and Counting of Fish in Underwater Image Sequences In: Marine Technology Society Journal, 50, 4 - 16
- Salman, A.,Jalal, A.,Shafait, F.,Mian, A.,Shortis, M.,Seager, J.,Harvey, E. (2016). Fish species classification in unconstrained underwater environments based on deep learning In: Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 14, 570 - 585
- Shafait, F.,Mian, A.,Shortis, M.,Ghanem, B.,Culverhouse, P.,Edgington, D.,Cline, D.,Ravanbakhsh, M.,Seager, J.,Harvey, E. (2016). Fish identification from videos captured in uncontrolled underwater environments In: ICES Journal of Marine Sciences., 73, 2737 - 2746
- Shortis, M.,Robson, S.,Jones, T.,Goad, W.,Lunsford, C. (2016). Photogrammetric tracking of aerodynamic surfaces and aerospace models at NASA langley research center In: Proceedings of the 23rd ISPRS Congress, Prague, The Czech Republic, 12-19 July 2016
- Ravanbakhsh, M.,Shortis, M.,Shafait, F.,Mian, A.,Harvey, E.,Seager, J. (2015). Automated fish detection in underwater images using shape-based level sets In: Photogrammetric Record, 30, 46 - 62
- Boutros, N.,Shortis, M.,Harvey, E. (2015). A comparison of calibration methods and system configurations of underwater stereo-video systems for applications in marine ecology In: Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 13, 224 - 236
- Shortis, M. (2015). Calibration techniques for accurate measurements by underwater camera systems In: Sensors, 15, 30810 - 30826
- Automation of species recognition and size measurement of fish from underwater stereo-video imagery. Administered by University of Western Australia.. Funded by: ARC Linkage Projects via other University pre-2014 from (2012 to 2015)