Staff

  • Prof. Lin Padgham
    BDI agents and extended BDI reasoning; agent oriented software engineering; agent oriented applications; agent learning; emotional modelling in agents; agent architectures; agent based simulations and games; environmental applications using agents; formalisation of commonsense reasoning.
  • A/Prof. James Harland
    computability logic & mathematical logic for computer science; BDI reasoning systems; modal & temporal linear logic; logic-programming
  • Dr. Lawrence Cavedon (Senior Lecturer)
    Dialogue systems for human-machine interaction; conversational agents; agent architectures; collaboration in multi-agent teams; logics for reasoning about BDI agents; AI and cognitive science
  • Dr. Fabio Zambetta (Senior Lecturer)
    Interactive storytelling; believable 3D characters; software engineering and tools in games; virtual reality; human-computer interaction (natural user interfaces)
  • Dr. Sebastian Sardina (Senior Lecturer)
    Reasoning about action and change; automated planning; knowledge representation and change.
  • Dr. John Thangarajah (Senior Lecturer)
    BDI agents, Agent programming; Agent Software Sngineering; Agent Goal reasoning, Knowledge Management, interactive agents, Games and AI techniques. Student projects supervised by me.

Postdoctoral Fellows & Research Assistants

  • Dhirendra Singh (postdoc)
    Agent-based modelling and simulation; BDI agent systems; agent programming; machine learning
  • Nitin Yadav (postdoc)
    Behavior composition problem, verification of agent programming languages and Agent designs, modelling agent interactions.
  • Damiano Spina (postdoc)
    Social media, opinion mining, software engineering, natural language processing, information retrieval
  • Sewwandi Perera (RA)
    Bushfire simulation project and conservation modelling project

Students

  • Mahmad Hasan (PhD), Agent based control system to create dynamic, non-linear narratives for interactive media
    Supervised by Fabio Zambetta and Lin Padgham
  • Peter Ross (PhD), Validation and analysis of Agent-based models
    Supervised by Lin Padgham and Dhirendra Singh
  • Bhagya Wickramasinghe (PhD), Integration of Agent-based model components
    Supervised by Lin Padgham and Dhirendra Singh
  • Chaminda Bulmulla (PhD), Modelling human behaviour in agent based simulations
    Supervised by Lin Padgham and Dhirendra Singh
  • Max Waters (PhD), Validation and analysis of Agent-based models
    Supervised by Sebastian Sardina and Lin Padgham
  • Peta Masters (PhD), Intention Recognition & Path Planning
    Supervised by Sebastian Sardina

Past Students

  • Nitin Yadav (PhD), Approximate Behaviour Composition
    Supervised by Sebastian Sardina and Lawrence Cavedon
  • Daniel Macías Galindo (PhD), 2013, Management and Development of Modular Knowledge for an Intelligent Interactive Agent
    Supervised by Lawrence Cavedon and John Thangarajah
  • Stephen Karpinskyj (PhD), 2013, A behavioural model to recognise player intentions for personalised quest-based gameplay
    Supervised by Fabio Zambetta and Lawrence Cavedon
  • Dhirendra Singh (PhD), 2011, Learning plan selection for BDI agent systems
    Supervised by Lin Padgham, Sebastian Sardina and Geoff James (CSIRO)
  • Zhiyong Zhang (PhD), 2010, Automated Unit Testing of Intelligent Agent Systems
    Supervised by Lin Padgham and John Thangarajah
  • Lavindra de Silva (PhD), 2009, Planning in BDI agent systems
    Supervised by Lin Padgham and Sebastian Sardina
  • Duc Quang Pham (PhD), 2009, A logic-based approach to flexible agent interaction protocols
    Supervised by James Harland and Michael Winikoff
  • Khanh Hoa Dam (PhD), 2009, Supporting Software Evolution in Agent Systems
    Supervised by Michael Winikoff and Lin Padgham
  • Simon Duff (Masters), 2009, Proactive Maintenance Goals for Intelligent Agents
    Supervised by James Harland and John Thangarajah
  • Jennifer Sandercock (Masters), 2009, Using Adaptation and Goal Context to Automatically Generate Individual Personalities for Virtual Characters
    Supervised by Lin Padgham and James Harland
  • Chris Cheong (PhD), 2008, A New Approach To Agent Interactions: Towards Flexibility And Robustness
    Supervised by Michael Winikoff and Lin Padgham
  • David Poutakidis (PhD), 2008, Debugging Multi-Agent Systems with Design Documents
    Supervised by Lin Padgham and Michael Winikoff
  • Gaya Buddhinath Jayatilleke (PhD), 2007, A Model Driven Component Agent Framework for Domain Experts
    Supervised by Lin Padgham and Michael Winikoff
  • John Thangarajah (PhD), 2005, Managing the Concurrent Execution of Goals in Intelligent Agents
    Supervised by Lin Padgham and Michael Winikoff
  • Vu Binh Tran (PhD), 2004, Observation, Expectation and Attention Logics: A Foundation for Agent Theories
    Supervised by James Harland and Margaret Hamilton
  • James Brusey (PhD), 2002, Learning Behaviours for Robot Soccer
    Supervised by Lin Padgham and Vic Ciesielski

Programmers

  • 2015 Student Programmers: Thomas Wood, Oscar Francis
  • 2013 Student Programmers: Thomas Wood, Sutina Wipawiwat, Janhavi Gohil, Arie Wilsher, Zhihui Sun, Murray Smith, Parag Girish Gaikwad, Faraz Muhammad, Daniel Matthew Kidney, Brett Hodgkins, Megha Dhillon.

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