Andrew Nolan

Andrew Nolan

Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Infrastructure Engineering

Mr Andrew Nolan is a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) student in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering. Andrew is a member of the Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety (CDMPS) and the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) research group and The University of Melbourne. His special interests are in UAV remote sensing for precision agriculture and search and rescue. Andrew is currently working on developing unmanned aerial systems and image analysis algorithms to detect crop stress and disease.

For the past 10 years Andrew has developed software for embedded medical devices which has led to a solid understanding of the needs, challenges and opportunities in mission critical applications. During 2012-2013 Andrew completed a Masters in Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. In 2014 he obtained a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Remote Piloted Aerial System (RPAS) Controllers Certificate allowing for commercial operations of UAVs in Australia. Andrew is currently the director of Digital Falcon ( providing aerial inspection and precision agriculture services. Andrew combines his CASA RPAS certified UAV piloting skills with experience and understanding of sensor integration and computer vision to create a unique skill set, capable of achieving custom UAV application solutions.