Prof. Hussein A. Abbass


School of Engineering and Information Technology
University of New South Wales - Canberra - Australia

Email: h D abbass A adfa D edu D au

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Completed Research Students


Ph.D. Theses

  1. Part-time Ph.D. 2011-2017 Leon Young
    • Title: Engineering Strategic Thinking
    • Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass
    • Co-Supervisors: Axel Bender
  2. Part-time Ph.D. 2010-2017 Andrew Coutts
    • Title: 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
  3. Part-time Ph.D. 2011-2016 Murad Hossain
    • Title: On Capacity Estimation and Capacity-safety Relationship in an Air Transportation Network
    • Joint Supervisor: Sameer Alam
    • Joint Supervisor: Hussein Abbass
  4. Ph.D. 2011-2015 Dr. Bin Zhang [Thesis]
    • Title: Online Knowledge-based Evolutionary Multi-objective Optimisation
    • Principal Supervisor:Kamran Shafi
    • Co Supervisor: Hussein Abbass
  5. Ph.D. 2010-2014 Dr. Shen Ren [Thesis]
    • Title: On Psycho-physiological Player-centric Game Experiences
    • Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass
    • Co Supervisor: Michael Barlow
  6. Ph.D. 2011-2014 Dr. Bing Wang[Thesis]
    • Title: Autonomous Hypothesis Generation for Knowledge Discovery in Continuous Domains
    • Joint Supervisors: Hussein Abbass and Kathryn Merrick
  7. Ph.D. 2010-2013 Dr. George Leu[Thesis]
    • Title: 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)
  8. Ph.D. 2010-2013 Dr. Heba Zaki Mohamed El-Fiqi[Thesis]
    • Title: Detection of translator stylometry using pair-wise comparative classification and network motif mining
    • Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass
    • Co Supervisor: Eleni Petraki
  9. Ph.D. 2009-2013 Dr. Kun Wang[Thesis]
    • Title: Human-Guided Evolutionary-based Linguistics Approach for Automatic Story Generation
    • Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass
    • Co Supervisor: Vinh Bui
  10. Ph.D. 2008-2012 Dr. Wenjing Zhao[Thesis]
    • Title: 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)
  11. Ph.D. 2008-2012 Dr. Shir Li Wang[Thesis]
    • Title: Adversarial Learning through Red Teaming: From Data to Behaviour
    • Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass
    • Co Supervisor: Chris Lokan and Kamran Shafi
  12. Ph.D. 2008-2012 Dr. Amr Ghoneim[Thesis]
    • Title: On Competency of Go Players: A Computational Approach
    • Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass
    • Co Supervisor: Daryl Essam
  13. Ph.D. 2008-2012 Dr. Van Viet Pham[Thesis]
    • Title: Optimisation Algorithms and Heuristics for Aircraft User-Preferred Routes and their Environmental Impact
    • Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass
    • Co Supervisor: Chris Lokan and Sameer Alam
  14. Ph.D. 2008-2011 Dr. Jiangjun Tang[Thesis]
    • Title: Large Scale Multi-Objective Optimization for Dynamic Airspace Sectorization
    • Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass
    • Co Supervisor: Chris Lokan and Sameer Alam
  15. Part-time Ph.D. 2005-2011 Dr. Kuang-Yuan (Steven) Chen
    • Title: 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
  16. Ph.D. 2008-2011 Dr. Hendra Gunawan Harno [Thesis]
    • Title: Evolutionary Method in the Design of Robust Control Systems
    • Principal Supervisor: Ian R. Petersen
    • Co Supervisor: Hussein Abbass
  17. MSc. 2008-2010 Murad Hossain [Thesis]
    • Title: Identification of Hard Instances and Backbones in 3-SAT using Network Theory and Network Guided Decomposition
    • Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass
    • Co Supervisor: Chris Lokan
  18. CDF Program EE Honor Thesis 2009 Leon Purton
    • Title: ADS-B Aircraft Trajectory Tracking in the Presence of Spoofing
    • Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass
    • Co Supervisor: Sameer Alam
  19. 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]
    • Title: An Online and Adaptive Signature Learning Approach for Intrusion Detection Using Learning Classifier Systems
    • Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass
    • Co Supervisor: Weibing Zhou
  20. Ph.D. 2005-2008 Dr. Sameer Alam (Awarded the Victorian Fresh Scientist Prize for 2008) [Thesis]
    • Title: 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)
  21. Ph.D. 2004-2008 Dr. Helen Dam (Received The Ria de Groot Prize for the most outstanding female post-graduate student, UNSW@ADFA, 2008) [Thesis]
    • Title: A scalable evolutionary learning classifier system for knowledge discovery in stream data mining
    • Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass
    • Co Supervisor: Chris Lokan
  22. Part-time Ph.D. S1/2003-2008 Dr. Jennifer Badham [Thesis]
    • Title: The Role of social network properties on the impact of direct contact epidemics
    • Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass
    • Co Supervisor: Robert Stocker
  23. 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]
    • Title: 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)
  24. Ph.D. 2003-2007 Dr. Ang Yang [Thesis]
    • Title: A Networked Multi-Agent Combat Model: Emergence Explained
    • Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass
    • Co Supervisor: Ruhul Sarker and Neville Curtis (DSTO)
  25. Ph.D. 2002-2006 Dr. Minh Ha Nguyen [Thesis]
    • Title: Cooperative coevolutionary mixture of experts : a neuro ensemble approach for automatic decomposition of classification problems
    • Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass
    • Co Supervisor: Bob McKay
  26. Ph.D. 2001- 2005 A/Prof. Hoai Nguyen Xuan [Thesis]
    • Title: A Flexible Representation for Genetic Programming: Lessons from Natural Language Processing
    • Principal Supervisor: Bob Mckay
    • Co Supervisor: Daryl Essam and Hussein Abbass
  27. Ph.D. 2001- 2005 Dr. Yin Shan [Thesis]
    • Title: Program Distribution Estimation with Grammar Models
    • Principal Supervisor: Bob Mckay
    • Co Supervisor: Daryl Essam and Hussein Abbass
  28. Ph.D. 2001-2004 Dr. Paula Lennon, UNE.
    • Title: DNA costing
    • Principal Supervisor: Brian Kinghorn (UNE)
    • Co Supervisor: Gerard Davis (UNE) and Hussein Abbass

D.I.T. Theses

  1. Part-time DIT 2008-2014 Dr. Peter Hoek[Thesis]
    • Title: 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. Jasen Teo [Thesis]
    • Title: Pareto Multiobjective Evolution of Legged Embodied Organisms
    • Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass

M.Sc. Theses

  1. M.Sc. 2015-2017 Marwa Hassan
    • Title: Hidden-Markov-Based Self-adaptive Differential Evolution
    • Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass
    • Co-Supervisors: Hemant Singh
  2. M.Sc. 2013-2015 Rubai Amin
    • Title: Simulation Fidelity, Abstraction and Resolution in Real-Time Multi-objective Optimization of Air Traffic Complexity
    • Principal Supervisor: Hussein Abbass
    • Co Supervisor: Jiangjun Tang
  3. M.Sc. 2006-2008 Dr. Ayman Ghoneim [Thesis]
    • Title: Local-global coupling in strategy games: extracting signatures and unfolding dynamics
    • Principal Supervisor: Michael Barlow
    • Co Supervisor: Hussein Abbass