Prof. Hussein Abbass

Artificial Intelligence - Autonomous Systems - Humans - Swarm - Trust

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Current Research Fellows

  • Dr. Essam Debie, Research Fellow, Contextually-aware Swarm Guidance, 2017-2021.
  • Dr. Heba El-Fiki, Research Fellow, Contextually-aware Swarm Guidance, 2017-2021.
  • Dr. Mohammed Hossny, Senior Data Science Fellow, Data Science and AI Project, 2021
  • Dr. Aya Hussein, Research Associate, Machine Education, 2020-2023
  • Ms. Josephine Plested, Research Associate, Data Science and AI Project, 2021
  • Dr. Min Wang, Research Associate, User-task co-adaptation for effective interactive simulation environments, 2019-2021.
  • Dr. John Warmenhoven, Research Fellow, Data Science and AI Project, 2021

Current Research Students

  • PT M.Phil. S3/2019 - Shajoti Amin. The Pedagogy of Cyber Threats using Human-Swarm Shepherding. Principal Supervisor with Heba Elfiqi, Joint, and Eleni Petraki, Co-supervisor
  • FT Ph.D. S1/2020- Daniel Baxter Explainable and Transparent Machine Cognition: Real-time Reasoning with Force Vectors for Autonomous UAV Swarm Shepherding. Principal Supervisor with Keith joiner Joint Supervisor
  • PT Ph.D. T1/2021 - Andrew Buckley. Trusted AI in Human-Machine Teams: The Relationship between Reliability, Safety Assurance, and Trust. Principal Supervisor with Robert Niven and Reuben Strydom, Co-supervisors
  • FT Ph.D. S1/2020- Benjamin Campbell Transparent Reinforcement Learning. Principal Supervisor with Heba Elfiqi Joint Supervisor and Robert Hunjet Co-supervisor
  • FT Ph.D. S1/2019- Reem Sherif Computational Intelligence for Scalable Cooperative Swarm Control. Joint-supervisor with Saber Elsayed Principal Supervisor and Robert Hunjet Co-supervisor
  • FT Ph.D. S1/2019- Xingshuai Dong Visual Guidance for UAV with Deep Learning. Co-supervisor with Matthew Garratt Principal Supervisor and Sreenatha Anavatti Co-supervisor
  • FT M.Sc. S1/2019- Nathan Long Shepherding for Unmanned Surface Vehicles Swarm Control. Principal Supervisor with Matthew Garratt Joint Supervisor, Sammut Karl and Daniel Sgarioto Co-supervisors
  • FT Ph.D. S1/2019- Hung The Nguyen Apprenticeship Bootstrapping for Coordination of Autonomous Swarm Systems. Principal Supervisor with Matthew Garratt Joint Supervisor and Lam Bui Co-supervisor
  • FT Ph.D. S1/2019- Sahand Vahidnia Manipulation of Network Evolution in Social Networks. Joint Supervisor with Alireza Abbasi Principal Supervisor
  • FT Ph.D. S2/2018- Tung Nguyen Reinforcement Learning Algorithms for Shared Control of Human-Swarm Interaction Systems. Principal Supervisor with Kathryn Kasmarik Co-supervisor
  • FT Ph.D. S2/2018- Jing Liu Swarm Optimisation. Principal Supervisor with Sreenatha Anavatti Joint and Matthew Garratt Co-supervisor
  • FT Ph.D. S2/2018- Tanmoy Dam Evolutionary Fuzzy Systems and its application. Co supervisor with reenatha Anavatti principal Supervisor
  • PT/FT Ph.D. S1/2018- Kate Yaxley Shepherding. Principal Supervisor with Keith joiner Joint Supervisor and Irina Antipov and Ian Grivell co-supervisors
  • PT Ph.D. S1/2018- Adam Hepworth Activity Recognition for Shepherding. Principal Supervisor with Daryl Essam Joint Supervisor and Darryn Ried co-supervisor
  • FT Ph.D. S2/2017- Leo Ghignone Swarm Reinforcement Learning with Delayed and Noisy Reward Signals. Co-supervisor with Michael Barlow Principal Supervisor 

Alumni Research Students

PhD Theses

  1. FT Ph.D. S1/2017-2020 Aya Hussein. Performance, Trust, and Transparency for Effective Human-Swarm Interaction. Co-supervisor with Sondoss El-Sawah, Principal Supervisor
  2. FT Ph.D. 2015-2019 Dr. Min Wang Learning EEG Biometrics for Person Identification and Authentication. Principal Supervisor with Jiankun Hu, Co-supervisor
  3. FT Ph.D. 2014-2018 Dr. Xuejie Liu Methodologies for Electroencephalographic Profiling of Achievement, Affiliation and Power Motivation Using a Computer Game. Co-supervisor Hussein Abbass with Kathryn Merrick, Principal Supervisor
  4. Part-time Ph.D. 2011-2017 Dr. Leon Young [Thesis]Engineering Strategic Thinking. Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass. Co-Supervisors: Axel Bender
  5. Part-time Ph.D. 2010-2017 Dr. Andrew Coutts [Thesis]Decision Making In Crisis: A Bayesian Influence Diagram Methodology for Modelling Critical and Time-Constrained Political-Strategic Decision Making. Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass. Co-Supervisors: Neville Curtis and Jenny Stewart
  6. Part-time Ph.D. 2012-2017 Dr. John Harvey [Thesis] Predicting human identification of swarming using chaos measures. Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass. Co-Supervisors: Kathryn Kasmarick
  7. Part-time Ph.D. 2011-2016 Murad Hossain [Thesis]On Capacity Estimation and Capacity-safety Relationship in an Air Transportation Network, Joint Supervisor: Sameer Alam, Joint Supervisor: Hussein Abbass
  8. Part-time Ph.D. 2008-2016 Dr. Alan White [Thesis] Tendering Campaigns for Strategic Defence Equipment. Principal Supervisor: Edward Lewis, Co-Supervisor: Hussein Abbass
  9. Ph.D. 2011-2015 Dr. Bin Zhang [Thesis] Online Knowledge-based Evolutionary Multi-objective Optimisation. Principal Supervisor:Kamran Shafi, Co Supervisor: Hussein Abbass
  10. Ph.D. 2010-2014 Dr. Shen Ren [Thesis] On Psycho-physiological Player-centric Game Experiences. Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass, Co Supervisor: Michael Barlow
  11. Ph.D. 2011-2014 Dr. Bing Wang [Thesis] Autonomous Hypothesis Generation for Knowledge Discovery in Continuous Domains, Joint Supervisors: Hussein Abbass and Kathryn Merrick
  12. Ph.D. 2010-2013 Dr. George Leu [Thesis] A Society of Mind agent architecture: A case study to modelling human behaviour in road traffic. Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass, Co Supervisor: Neville Curtis (DSTO)
  13. Ph.D. 2010-2013Â Dr. Heba Zaki Mohamed El-Fiqi [Thesis] Detection of translator stylometry using pair-wise comparative classification and network motif mining. Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass, Co Supervisor: Eleni Petraki
  14. Ph.D. 2009-2013 Dr. Kun Wang [Thesis] Human-Guided Evolutionary-based Linguistics Approach for Automatic Story Generation. Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass, Co Supervisor: Vinh Bui
  15. Ph.D. 2008-2012 Dr. Wenjing Zhao [Thesis] On Dynamic Capacity-Demand Balance in the Terminal Area Using Multi-objective Co-evolutionary Computational Red Teaming. Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass, Co Supervisor: Axel Bender (DSTO)
  16. Ph.D. 2008-2012 Dr. Shir Li Wang [Thesis] Adversarial Learning through Red Teaming: From Data to Behaviour. Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass, Co Supervisor: Chris Lokan and Kamran Shafi
  17. Ph.D. 2008-2012 Dr. Amr Ghoneim [Thesis] On Competency of Go Players: A Computational Approach. Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass, Co Supervisor: Daryl Essam
  18. Ph.D. 2008-2012 Dr. Van Viet Pham [Thesis] Optimisation Algorithms and Heuristics for Aircraft User-Preferred Routes and their Environmental Impact. Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass, Co Supervisor: Chris Lokan and Sameer Alam
  19. Ph.D. 2008-2011 Dr. Jiangjun Tang [Thesis] Large Scale Multi-Objective Optimization for Dynamic Airspace Sectorization. Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass, Co Supervisor: Chris Lokan and Sameer Alam
  20. Part-time Ph.D. 2005-2011 Dr. Kuang-Yuan (Steven) Chen A Methodology for Training XCS Agents to Optimise Team and Individual Performance on Path Planning Problems. Principal Supervisor: Peter Lindsay (UQ), Co Supervisor: Hussein Abbass
  21. Ph.D. 2008-2011 Dr. Hendra Gunawan Harno [Thesis] Evolutionary Method in the Design of Robust Control Systems. Principal Supervisor: Ian R. Petersen, Co Supervisor: Hussein Abbass
  22. Ph.D. 2005-2008 Dr. Kamran Shafi (Received The Stephen Fester Prize for the most outstanding PhD thesis in Information Technology, UNSW@ADFA, 2008)  [Thesis] An Online and Adaptive Signature Learning Approach for Intrusion Detection Using Learning Classifier Systems. Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass, Co Supervisor: Weibing Zhou
  23. Ph.D. 2005-2008 Dr. Sameer Alam [Thesis] Evolving Complexity Towards Risk: A Massive Scenario Generation Approach for Evaluating Advanced Air Traffic Management Concepts. Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass, Co Supervisor: Michael Barlow and Peter Lindsay (UQ)
  24. Ph.D. 2004-2008 Dr. Hai Huong (Helen) Dam (Received The Ria de Groot Prize for the most outstanding female post-graduate student, UNSW@ADFA, 2008)  [Thesis] A scalable evolutionary learning classifier system for knowledge discovery in stream data mining. Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass, Co Supervisor: Chris Lokan
  25. Part-time Ph.D. S1/2003-2008 Dr. Jennifer Badham [Thesis] The Role of social network properties on the impact of direct contact epidemics. Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass, Co Supervisor: Robert Stocker
  26. Ph.D. 2004-2007 A/Prof. Lam Thu Bui (Received The Stephen Fester Prize for the most outstanding PhD thesis in Information Technology, UNSW@ADFA, 2007) [Thesis] The Role of Communication Messages and Explicit Niching in Distributed Evolutionary Multi-objective Optimization. Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass, Co Supervisor: Daryl Essam, David Green (Monash) and Kalyanmoy Deb (IT Kanpur)
  27. Ph.D. 2003-2007 Dr. Ang Yang [Thesis] A Networked Multi-Agent Combat Model: Emergence Explained. Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass, Co Supervisor: Ruhul Sarker and Neville Curtis (DSTO)
  28. Ph.D. 2002-2006 Dr. Minh Ha Nguyen [Thesis] Cooperative coevolutionary mixture of experts : a neuro ensemble approach for automatic decomposition of classification problems. Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass, Co Supervisor: Bob McKay
  29. Ph.D. 2001- 2005 A/Prof. Hoai Nguyen Xuan [Thesis] A Flexible Representation for Genetic Programming: Lessons from Natural Language Processing. Principal Supervisor: Bob Mckay, Co Supervisor: Daryl Essam and Hussein Abbass
  30. Ph.D. 2001- 2005 Dr. Yin Shan [Thesis] Program Distribution Estimation with Grammar Models. Principal Supervisor: Bob Mckay, Co Supervisor: Daryl Essam and Hussein Abbass
  31. Ph.D. 2001-2004 Dr. Paula Lennon, UNE. DNA costing. Principal Supervisor: Brian Kinghorn (UNE), Co Supervisor: Gerard Davis (UNE) and Hussein Abbass

DIT Theses

  1. Part-time DIT 2008-2014 Dr. Peter Hoek[Thesis] Visual Encoding Approaches for Temporal Social Networks. Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass Co Supervisor: Michael Frater and Mike Sweeney (DSTO)
  2. DIT 2001-2003 A/Prof. Jason Teo [Thesis]Pareto Multiobjective Evolution of Legged Embodied Organisms. Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass

MSc Theses

  1. M.Sc. S1/2016-S2/2017 Duy Tung Nguyen K-Liner Reinforcement Learning For Context-Aware Bots. Principal Supervisor with Kathryn Merrick, Co-supervisor 
  2. M.Sc. S1/2016--S2/2017 Hung The Nguyen Apprenticeship Bootstrapping: Multi-Skill Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Principal Supervisor with Matthew Garratt and Lam Bui, Co-supervisors 
  3. M.Sc. 2016-2017 Zhaoyang Yang [Thesis] Deep Reinforcement Learning for Continuous Action Control. Principal Supervisor: Kathryn Kasmarick, Hussein Abbass Co-Supervisor
  4. M.Sc. 2015-2017 Marwa Hassan [Thesis] Hidden-Markov-Based Self-adaptive Differential Evolution. Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass Co-Supervisors: Hemant Singh
  5. M.Sc. 2013-2015 Rubai Amin [Thesis] Simulation Fidelity, Abstraction and Resolution in Real-Time Multi-objective Optimization of Air Traffic Complexity. Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass Co Supervisor: Jiangjun Tang
  6. MSc. 2008-2010 Murad Hossain [Thesis] Identification of Hard Instances and Backbones in 3-SAT using Network Theory and Network Guided Decomposition. Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass, Co Supervisor: Chris Lokan
  7. M.Sc. 2006-2008 Dr. Ayman Ghoneim [Thesis] Local-global coupling in strategy games: extracting signatures and unfolding dynamics. Principal Supervisor: Michael Barlow Co Supervisor: Hussein Abbass

CDF Honour Theses [incomplete]

  1. CDF Program EE Honor Thesis 2009 Leon Purton ADS-B Aircraft Trajectory Tracking in the Presence of Spoofing. Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass, Co Supervisor: Sameer Alam

Alumni Research Fellows

  • Dr. Raul Fernandez Rojas, Research Associate, Human Performance, 2018-2019. Works for Uni of Canberra.
  • Dr. Jiangjun Tang, Research Associate, Human Performance, 1-January-2014 to 31-February-2018. Works for Australian Government.
  • Dr. Tauseef Gulrez, Research Associate, User-task co-adaptation for effective interactive simulation environments, 30-May-2016 to 06-April-2017. Works for Australian Government.
  • Dr. George Leu, Research Associate, Computational Red Teaming, 17-February-2014 to 16-February-2017. Works for Australian Government.
  • Dr. Ayman Ghoneim, Research Associate, Risk Assessment for Air Traffic Management, 3-January-2013 to 1-August-2014. Works for Cairo University.
  • Mr. William Zhao, Research Associate, Air Traffic Management, 18-February-2013 to 17-February-2014. Works for Airservices.
  • Mr. Rubai Amin, Research Associate, Air Traffic Management, 15-June-2012 to 14-June-2013. Works for Airservices.
  • Dr. Deborah Tucek, Senior Research Associate, Linguistics, 15-March-2011 to 15-March-2013. Works for BSTTech Consulting Pty Ltd.
  • Dr. Murray Mount, Senior Research Associate, Neuro-science, 15-March-2011 to 15-March-2013. Freelancer.
  • Dr. Sameer Alam, Senior Research Associate, Air Traffic Management, 5-Feruary-2007 to 2-December-2012. Works for NTU.
  • Dr. Vinh Quang Bui, Research Associate, Computational Storytelling, 15-September-2008 to 18-February-2012. Works for CQU.
  • Mr. Fan Qi, Software Developer, Computational Modelling, 15-February-2005 to 18-February-2012. Works for Australian Government.
  • Dr. Kamran Shafi, Senior Research Associate, Defence Logistics 14-July-2008 to 14-January-2012. Works for Teradata.
  • Ms. Irina Coleman, Research Associate, Psychology, 15-March-2011 to 16-September-2011.
  • Prof. Jing Lui, Research Associate, Networks and Complexity, 13-July-2009 to 12-July-2011. Works for Xidian University.
  • Dr. Weicai Zhong, Research Associate, Game Theory, 20-July-2009 to 17-December-2010. Works for Huawei Technologies.
  • Mr. Ahmed Darwish, Software Developer, Computational Modelling, 16-February-2009 to 17-December-2010.
  • Dr. Antony Iorio, Research Associate, Risk Attitude of Strategic Decision Makers, 2-March-2009 to 1-June-2010. Founder, Paradyn Systems Pty Ltd.
  • Dr. James Whiteacre, Research Associate, Complex Systems and Defence Logistics, 27-August-2007 to 26-August-2009. Founder, Paradyn Systems Pty Ltd.
  • Dr. Lam Bui, Research Associate, Evolutionary Risk Management, July-2007 to 15-August-2009. Works for Le Quy Don Technical University.
  • Dr. Minh Ha Nguyen, Research Associate, Complex Systems for Air Traffic Management, 7-August-2006 to 31-December-2007. Works for Australian Government.
  • Dr. Ang Yang, Research Associate, Defence and Security Risk Assessment, 30-June-2006 to 31-January-2007. Works for CSIRO.
  • Mr. Paul McCarthy, Software Developer, Computational Modelling, 10-July-2006 to 12-January-2007.
  • Dr. Yubin Yang, Research Associate, Network Mining, 25-October-2005 to 24-October-2006.
  • Dr. Yin Shan, Research Associate, Defence Logistics, 7-February-2005 to 6-February-2006. Works for Australian Government.

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