Academic Staff

Below is a list of current academic staff within the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering and their major research interest areas.

  • David Abramson, Professor, BSc, PhD
    Major areas of research interest:
    • High performance computing
    • Parallel architectures
    • Parallel software systems
    • Software tools for high performance computing
    • Combinatorial optimisation
    • Computer architecture
    • Reconfigurable computer architectures

  • David Albrecht, Senior Lecturer, BSc(Hons) PhD
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Bayesian belief networks
    • Machine learning
    • Search and rescue
    • Plan recognition
    • Classification theory

  • Lloyd Allison, Reader, BA(Hons)(Cambridge), MSc(Lond.), PhD(Manc.)
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Algorithms and data structures
    • Functional programming
    • Programming languages (sequential and parallel)
    • Machine learning by minimum message length
    • Bioinformatics

  • Chris Avram, Senior Lecturer, BSc(Hons), MACS, MACM, SMIEEE
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Information, communications and computer security
    • Commercial operating systems
    • Education technology
    • Computer and network technology

  • Adnan Bader, Assistant Lecturer,

  • Blair Bethwaite, Research Assistant,

  • Nandita Bhattacharjee, Lecturer, MTech(Bombay I.T.)
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Computer vision, image and signal processing
    • Digital design
    • Hardware implementation of neural networks
    • Advanced implementation systems such as full custom VLSI and FPGAs

  • Adrian Bickerstaffe, Research Assistant,

  • Andrew Blucher, Lecturer, GradDipIt(Chisholm IT)
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Object-oriented design patterns and idioms
    • Debugging and testing object-oriented systems
    • Programmer behaviour and productivity

  • Janice Boughton, Research Assistant,

  • Oliver Bown, Research Assistant,

  • Sarah Boyd, Research Fellow, PhD,BSc(ScScholProg)

  • Tania Bransden, Research Assistant,

  • Jim Breen, Senior Research Fellow, BSc, MBA(Melb.), AMusA
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Protocol design and performance
    • Network design and routing methodology
    • Telecommunications policy
    • Language coding, esp. for Asian languages
    • Computational lexicography
    • Electronic dictionary design and implementation

  • Stephen Callaghan, Research Assistant,

  • Jason Ceddia, Senior Lecturer, BScEd, GradDipCompSc(Melb.), MComp

  • Andy Cheng, Assistant Lecturer, GradDipIT(Chisholm IT), BSc

  • Clement Chu, Research Assistant,

  • John Crossley, Professor, MA, DPhil(Oxon.)
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Logic
    • Theory of computation
    • Please see my web page: http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jnc/

  • Trevor Dix, Associate Professor, BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD(Melb)
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Bioinformatics
    • Machine learning my minimum message length
    • Data mining
    • Concurency and parallelism
    • Operating systems

  • Alan Dorin, Senior Lecturer, BSc, BComp(Hons), GradDipAnimation&Interactive Media(RMIT), PhD
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Artificial life / biological modelling
    • Behavioural animation / procedural modelling
    • Genereative electronic art
    • Virtual environments / computer <-> human interfaces
    • Philosophy of science / art
    • Emergence / self-organization & assembly
    • Digitally-produced cinema / photography / augio

  • David Dowe, Associate Professor, BSc(Hons), MSc(Lond.), PhD
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Minimum message length
    • Information theory
    • Statistical model selection
    • Statistical parameter estimation
    • Machine learning
    • Econometrics
    • Inductive inference
    • Intrinsic and extrinsic classification
    • Game theory
    • Computer chess
    • Economic pricing models
    • Philosophy of science
    • Philosophy of mind
    • Medical and health data
    • "Data mining"

  • Sheree Driver, Research Assistant,

  • Xiaoxia Duan, Research Assistant,

  • Tim Dwyer, Research Fellow,

  • Dan Eaves, Lecturer, GDIT(Chisholm), MComp, MACM

  • Alice Eldridge, Research Assistant,

  • Colin Enticott, Research Assistant, BCompSc(Hons)
    Major areas of research interest:
    • High performance computing
    • Software tools for high performance computing
    • Grid computing

  • Graham Farr, Joint Acting Head of School, BSc(Hons), DPhil(Oxon.)
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Algorithms
    • Complexity
    • Inductive inference
    • Combinatorics

  • Tim Ferguson, Lecturer, BComp(Hons), PhD
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Audio, image and video coding and compression
    • Quality metrics for digital image and video
    • Transmission of video over networks
    • Multimedia signal processing and communications
    • Computer architecture and digital design
    • Digital communications technologies

  • Justin Freeman, Research Assistant,

  • Maria Garcia de la Banda, Senior Lecturer, BEng(UPM), MSc(Comp) PhD(Madrid)
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Logic programming
    • Constraint languages
    • BioInformatics
    • Parallelism and automatic parallelization
    • Program analysis
    • Concurrency and dynamic scheduling
    • Compilers

  • Steven Gardner, Research Assistant, BSc, BComp(Hons), MA
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Computational models of analogy
    • Theories of representation in the philosophy of mind
    • Philosophy of science
    • Theory of information

  • Slavisa Garic, Research Assistant,

  • Renee Gedge, Lecturer, BSc(Hons), GrDipComp, MComp,GrDipEd, BA(Fine Art), MACS
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Psychology of human computer inferface

  • Sarah George, Research Assistant,

  • Michael Georgeff, Research Professor,

  • Les Goldschlager, Professor,

  • Wojtek Goscinski, Research Assistant,

  • Peter Granville, Lecturer, GradDipIT(Chisholm IT), BSc

  • David Green, Research Professor, BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Complex systems
    • Bioinformatics
    • Envronmental informatics
    • Artificial life
    • Evolutionary computation
    • Distributed information systems

  • Charles Greif, Lecturer, BSc
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Computer vision
    • Intelligent robotics

  • Gopal Gupta, Professor, PhD, FACS, FACM
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Computer science education
    • Handwritten signature verification

  • Paul Harrison, Research Assistant,

  • Tee Neng Heng, Research Assistant,

  • Paul (Shiun Hwa) Hii, Research Assistant,

  • Kun Hu, Research Assistant,

  • John Hurst, Associate Professor, BSc, BE(Hons)(Adel.), PhD(NSW), MIEEE, MACM, MACS
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Document processing
    • Computing education
    • Web technologies
    • Literate programming

  • Maria Indrawan, Lecturer, PhD
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Multimedia information retrieval and databases
    • Agent technology
    • Electronic commerce

  • Jane Jayaputera, Research Assistant,

  • Jagan Kommineni, Research Fellow,

  • Carlo Kopp, Lecturer, BE(Hons)(UWA), MSc, PhD, MIEEE, MAIAA, PEng
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Networking - ad hoc, high speed wireless and optical
    • Operating systems - performance and Unix internals
    • Computer architecture/organisation and performance
    • Information warfare and strategy

  • Kevin Korb, Reader, AB(UC Berkeley), MSc PhD(Indiana)
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Machine learning
    • Inductive inference
    • Cognitive science
    • Philosophy of science

  • Shonali Krishnaswamy, Research Fellow,
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Distributed and ubiquitous data mining
    • E-services and web services
    • Mobile software agents
    • Rough sets

  • Donny Kurniawan, Research Assistant,

  • Aidan Lane, Research Assistant,

  • Heung Wing (Terence) Law, Research Assistant,

  • Gary Leishman, Research Assistant,

  • Guanghua Li, Research Assistant,

  • Wenkai Li, Research Fellow,

  • Chris Ling, Lecturer, BEng(NUS), GradDipComp(Melb), MComp, PhD, MIEEE
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Petri nets
    • Workflow systems
    • Formal specification
    • Real-time systems
    • Software engineering
    • Object-oriented programming

  • Seng Loke, Research Fellow, BSc(Hons)(ANU), PhD(Melb)
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Architectures for intelligent software agents
    • Mobile information agents
    • Agent-based software engineering
    • Models of computation in pervasive computing
    • Pervasive e-services
    • Domain-specialized declarative languages

  • Gordon Lowe, Senior Lecturer, BEng(NSW IT), GradDipMaintEng(Swinburne IT), GradDipRobotics(Chisholm IT), PhD
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Knowledge based assembly sequences
    • Fuzzy logic applied to robotics
    • Industrial robotics and applications

  • Selby Markham, Research Assistant, BA(Newcastle),PhD(CNAA)
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Causal modelling of satisfaction behaviour
    • Vocational behaviour and vocational decision making
    • Cognitive constraints on user inferfaces
    • Crime fiction and its impact on the preception of acceptable behaviours

  • Yuval Marom, Research Fellow, BSc(Hons)(UWA), PhD(Edinburgh)
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Natural language processing
    • Machine learning
    • Robotics

  • Kim Marriott, Professor, BSc(Hons), PhD(Melb.)
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Constraint-based programming
    • Graphics
    • Logic programming
    • Program analysis
    • User interfaces

  • Jon McCormack, Senior Lecturer, BSc(Hons), GradDipArt(Film&TV)), PhD
    Major areas of research interest:
    • L-systems, developmental models
    • Artificial life, genetic algorithms, artificial nature
    • Electronic art
    • Computer music
    • Computer Graphics
    • Theories of art and aesthetics, cyberculture
    • Generative systems in art and nature

  • Linda McIver, Lecturer, BComp(Hons), PhD
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Psychology of programming
    • Computing education
    • Human computer interaction

  • Rob Meredith, Lecturer,

  • Bernd Meyer, Senior Lecturer,
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Nature-Inspired Meta-Heuristics and Stochastic Optimization
    • Constraint Handling in Meta-Heuristics
    • Applications of Optimization and Mathematical Programming in Visual Interfaces: Automatic Layout; Information Visualization; Gesture Recognition
    • My previous research is predominantly on Interpretation of and Reasoning with Visual and Diagrammatic Notations

  • Bertrand Meyer, Professor, EngEcolePolytechnique(Paris), EngSupTelecom(Paris),MaitrLettres(Sorbonne,Paris),MSc(Stanford),DrSc(Nancy)
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Construction of quality software
    • Productivity of software development and developers
    • Object technology
    • Component-based development
    • Formal specification and verification
    • Software theory and semantics
    • Software project management, process models, team organization
    • Software education
    • Concurrent and distributed systems
    • Graphical User Interfaces
    • Reusability
    • Ethical, economic and political consequences of software issues

  • Jan Miller, Lecturer, DipBusStud, BAppSc(Chisholm IT), MACS
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Software quality
    • Software metrics
    • Software process and personal software process
    • Software engineering education
    • Computing education
    • Technology in education
    • Computing in internatonal education (particulary Asia and Pacific)

  • Christine Mingins, Head of School, BA(Cant.), DipComp(Melb.)

  • Peter Moulder, Research Assistant,

  • Ann Nicholson, Associate Head (Clayton), BSc(Hons), MSc(Melb.), DPhil(Oxon.)
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Probabilistic reasoning
    • Planning
    • Intelligent agents
    • Plan recognition
    • User modelling
    • Bayesian network knowledge engineering

  • Michael Niemann, Research Assistant,

  • David Overton, Research Assistant,

  • Andrew Paplinski, Associate Professor, BEng, MSc, PhD(Warsaw)
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Computational intelligence, neural networks, computational neuroscience
    • Computer vision, image and signal processing
    • Ultrasonic imaging systems
    • VLSI/FPGA implementation of algorithms from the above areas

  • Tom Peachey, Research Fellow,
    Major areas of research interest:
    • System modelling and optimisation
    • Multimedia based learning
    • Image processing
    • Mathematical analysis, especially integral transforms and inequalities

  • Ian Peake, Research Fellow, PhD(Qld)

  • Ronald Pose, Senior Lecturer, BSc(Hons), PhD, MIEEE, MACM
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Computer architecture
    • Multiprocessors
    • Operating systems
    • Communications
    • Virtual reality
    • Interactive systems
    • Human-computer interaction

  • David Powell, Research Fellow,

  • Bin Qiu, Associate Professor, BSc(Jiao-Tong China), MSc PhD(Manc), SMIEEE
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Digital communication networks
    • Fuzzy logic and neural network in communication systems
    • Intelligent signal, image and information processing
    • Advanced digital systems and computer architecture

  • Bruce Quig, Research Fellow, BComp(Hons)
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Object-oriented systems
    • Distributed object systems
    • Programming tools and environments

  • Medahalli Ramakrishna, Senior Lecturer, BE,ME(India), M.Math, PhD(Waterloo)
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Multimedia databases
    • Content based image retrieval
    • Indexing high dimensional data
    • Query processing
    • Similarity retrievals
    • Hashing and file structures

  • Sita Ramakrishnan, Senior Lecturer, BSc(Hons)(Bom),GradDipDp(NSW IT),GradDipEd(Sydney CAE),MComp,PhD,MIEEE
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Validation of distributed software components
    • Compliance and conformance testing of software components
    • Validation of software testing tools
    • Concurrent and distributed systems and software engineering
    • Component-based architectures and development
    • O-O method, process, quality, metrics and testing
    • Software engineering and web engineering
    • Web technologies in education and research

  • Sid Ray, Senior Lecturer, BSc(Hons), MStat(Calc.), DIC, PhD(Lond.), SMIEEE
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Pattern recognition
    • Image processing and analysis
    • Document image analysis
    • Cluster analysis of data
    • Image segnmentation
    • Information and image retrieval
    • Information theory
    • Approximate reasoning
    • Soft computing

  • Robert Redpath, Lecturer, BSc(LaT), DipEd(StateCollVicRusden), GradDipDP(Caulfield IT), BA(RMIT), GradDipFineArt(VCA), MComp
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Database design
    • Database teaching
    • Data mining and knowledge discovery
    • Visualization for data mining

  • Joel Reicher, Sessional Lecturer, BCSE, AMusA

  • Grace Rumantir, Lecturer, BCivEng(Parahyangan),GradDipComp(RMIT),MAppSciIT(RMIT),MBA
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Machine learning
    • Software engineering
    • Data warehousing

  • Suzanne Sadedin, Research Fellow,

  • Joachim Schimpf, Research Fellow,

  • Heinz Schmidt, Professor, MSc(Bonn), PhD(Bremen), MACM, MIEEE, MVDI
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Distributed systems and software engineering
    • Component-based software engineering
    • Parallel and real-time software
    • Reliable and trusted components
    • Object-oriented programming languages
    • Software architecture
    • Formal specification
    • Petri nets

  • Torsten Seemann, Research Fellow, BSc(Hons), PhD
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Image processing and compression
    • Inductive inference using minimum message length techniques
    • Bioinformatics
    • Web based development

  • Judy Sheard, Senior Lecturer, BSc, GradDipDP(Caulfield IT), MACS
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Computing education
    • Object-oriented programming languages
    • Web-based learning environments
    • Student transition issues
    • Cheating and plagiarism practices of tertiary students

  • Justine Singh, Research Assistant,

  • David Squire, Associate Head (Caulfield), BSc(Melb),BE(Hons)(Melb),PhD(Curtin)
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Computer vision
    • Invariant pattern recognition
    • Machine learning
    • Content-based image retrieval
    • Plagiarism detection
    • The nature of similarity

  • Bala Srinivasan, Professor, BE(Hons)(Madr), MTech, PhD(Kanpur), MACM
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Information and image retrieval
    • Data mining through adaptive learning network
    • Temporal modelling and databases
    • Unconventional file structures
    • Image quality and coding techniques for storage and transmission
    • Data structures for OODBS

  • Jefferson Tan, Research Fellow,

  • Ian Thomas, Research Assistant, BSc(Hons), MSc(Auckland), PhD
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Natural language processing
    • Machine learning
    • Inductive inference
    • Speech understanding

  • Peter Tischer, Senior Lecturer, BSc(Hons), PhD
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Numerical computing
    • Image processing
    • Data compression
    • Parallel computing

  • Mark Wallace, Professor, BA(Oxon), MSc(London), PhD(So'ton)
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Constraint programming
    • Hybrid algorithms
    • Industrial applications of combinatorial optimisation

  • Xuren Wang, Research Fellow,

  • Geoff Webb, Research Professor, BA(Hons), PhD(LaTrobe)
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Data mining
    • Machine learning
    • Knowledge acquisition
    • Knowledge management
    • User modelling

  • Campbell Wilson, Lecturer, BSc(Hons),GradDipComp,MComp,PhD
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Digital libraries
    • Probabilistic information retrieval
    • Content-based multimedia retrieval

  • Michael Wybrow, Research Assistant,

  • Jue Xie, Research Assistant,

  • Zhengya Xu, Research Fellow,

  • Ying Yang, Research Fellow,

  • Arkady Zaslavsky, Associate Professor, MSc(Tbilisi), PhD(Moscow), MACS, MACM, MIEEE
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Mobile and pervasive computing, objects, agents
    • Database systems
    • Distributed computing, databases and applications
    • Transaction management
    • Wireless networks and applications
    • Operating systems
    • Digital libraries

  • Kai Zhang, Research Fellow,

  • Joe Zhou, Research Fellow,

  • Ingrid Zukerman, Professor, BSc, MSc(Technion, Haifa), PhD(UCLA)
    Major areas of research interest:
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Natural language processing
    • Discourse planning
    • Plan recognition
    • Multi-media interfaces
    • User modeling