About Me

I am a professor in artificial intelligence at School of Science (Computer Science and Software Engineering), RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. I received my Ph.D. degree in artificial intelligence from University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. My research interests include machine learning, evolutionary computation, complex systems, multiobjective optimization, multimodal optimization (niching), swarm intelligence, data mining/analytics, journey planning, math-heuristic methods for optimization. I am an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, the journal of Swarm Intelligence, and International Journal of Swarm Intelligence Research. I am the group leader of ECML (Evolutionary Computation and Machine Learning) research group. I am an IEEE Fellow. Here it is my CV.

Note: I am looking for two PhD candidates (with GPA 3.5 or above, strong machine learning background) to work on an ARC Linkage Grant funded project to develop machine learning and data mining techniques for fuel loss detection at service stations. The project is expected to start from Feb 2021. Two PhD scholarships (equivalent to an APA scholarship) are available. Please contact me if you are interested.

Research Awards

Citation Stats: Google Scholar; ORCID; Scopus.

Competitive National Research Grants

  • ARC Linkage Grant (LP190100991), "Machine learning techniques for fuel loss detection at service stations", $315K, 2020 - 2022.
  • ARC Discovery Grant (DP190101271), "A novel and efficient approach for optimisation involving iterative solvers”, $360K, 2019 - 2021.
  • ARC Discovery Grant (DP180101170), "Hybrid methods with decomposition for large scale optimization", $352K, 2018 - 2020.
  • ARC Discovery Grant (DP120102205), "Novel decomposition methods for large scale optimization", $317K, 2012 - 2014.
  • ARC Linkage Grant (LP120200305), "An integrated and real-time passenger travel and public transport service information system", $510K, 2012 - 2015.
  • ARC Linkage Grant (LP130100743), "Enhancing the Australian theme park experience by harnessing virtual-physical play", $300K, 2013 - 2016.
  • ARC Linkage Grant (LP130100236), "Developing an integrated optimisation platform for innovative design of composite fabrication process", $205K, 2013 - 2016.