Professor Kathryn Kasmarik

Professor Kathryn Kasmarik

Professor
UNSW Canberra
School of Systems & Computing

Kathryn Kasmarik is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy (UNSW Canberra). Her current research interests are in building swarming robots that can evolve their own collective behaviours. 

Kathryn completed a Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology at the University of Sydney, including a study exchange at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She graduated with First Class Honours and the University Medal in 2002. She completed a PhD in computer science through the National ICT Australia and the University of Sydney in 2007. She moved to UNSW Canberra in 2008. She has published over 150 articles in peer reviewed conference and journals. Her research has been funded by the Australian Research Council and Defence Science and Technology Group, among other sources. She was the Deputy Head of School (Teaching) for the School of Engineering and IT from 2018-2021 and Head of School (Acting) establishing a new School of Systems and Computing at UNSW Canberra from 2023-2024. 

Before joining UNSW Canberra, Kathryn worked as a computer programmer in the financial services industry, as an intern in digital image processing and as a research assistant at the Key Centre for Design Computing and Cognition at the University of Sydney. Her technical skills include python, Java and MATLAB programming, Android application development, artificial neural networks, reinforcement learning, game theory and swarm intelligence algorithms.

Publications

Kathryn has over 140 publications including two books. She has published as both Kathryn Kasmarik and Kathryn Merrick. Click the links below or to the right to view Kathryn's publications 

Phone
+61 2 5114 5164
Location
Building 15 Room 117 School of Systems and Computing, The University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, PO Box 7916, Canberra BC ACT 2610, AUSTRALIA
  • Books | 2016
    Merrick K, 2016, Computational Models of Motivation for Game-Playing Agents, Springer International Publishing, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33459-2
    Books | 2009
    Merrick K; Maher ML, 2009, Motivated Reinforcement Learning: Curious Characters for Multiuser Games, Springer Verlag, Berlin, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-89187-1
  • Book Chapters | 2022
    Abpeikar S; Kasmarik K; Tran PV; Garratt M; Anavatti S; Khan M, 2022, 'Chapter 8 Tuning swarm behavior for environmental sensing tasks represented as coverage problems', in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science in Environmental Sensing, Elsevier, pp. 155 - 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-323-90508-4.00001-0
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Kasmarik K; Liu X; Abbass H, 2022, 'Design and Validation of a Mini-Game for Player Motive Profiling', in Women in Computational Intelligence: Key Advances and Perspectives on Emerging Topics, Springer, pp. 103 - 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-79092-9_5
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Abpeikar S; Kasmarik K; Tran P; Garratt M; Anavatti S; Khan M, 2021, 'Tuning Swarm Behaviour for Environmental Sensing Tasks Represented as Coverage Problems', in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science in Environmental Sensing, Elsevier, pp. 155 - 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-90508-4.00001-0
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Debie E; Fernandez Rojas R; fidock J; Barlow M; Kasmarik K; Anavatti S; Garratt M; Abbass H, 2021, 'Transparent Shepherding: A Rule-Based Learning Shepherd for Human Swarm Teaming', in Shepherding UxVs for Human-Swarm Teaming An Artificial Intelligence Approach to Unmanned X Vehicles, Springer Nature, pp. 267 - 292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-60898-9_12
    Book Chapters | 2021
    El-Fiqi H; Kasmarik K; Abbass H, 2021, 'Logical Shepherd Assisting Air Traffic Controllers for Swarm UAV Traffic Control Systems', in Abbass H; Robert H (ed.), Shepherding UxVs for Human-Swarm Teaming: An Artificial Intelligence Approach to Unmanned X Vehicles, Springer International Publishing, pp. 245 - 263, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-60898-9_11
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Fernandez Rojas R; Debie E; fidock J; Barlow M; Kasmarik K; Anavatti S; Garratt M; Abbass H, 2021, 'Human Performance Operating Picture for Shepherding a Swarm of Autonomous Vehicles', in Shepherding UxVs for Human-Swarm Teaming An Artificial Intelligence Approach to Unmanned X Vehicles, Springer Nature, pp. 293 - 323, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-60898-9_13
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Merrick K; Klyne A; Hardhienata M, 2017, 'Computational Motivation, Autonomy and Trustworthiness: Can We Have It All?', in Foundations of Trusted Autonomy, Springer, pp. 293 - 316, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64816-3_16
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Merrick KE, 2013, 'Novelty and beyond: Towards combined motivation models and integrated learning architectures', in Baldassarre G; Mirolli M (ed.), Intrinsically Motivated Learning in Natural and Artificial Systems, Springer Verlag, pp. 209 - 233, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-32375-1_9
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Macindoe O; Maher ML; Merrick K, 2012, 'Agent Based Intrinsically Motivated Intelligent Environments', in Yang L; Syukur E; Loke S (ed.), Handbook on Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing Status and Perspective, CRC Press, https://www.crcpress.com/Handbook-on-Mobile-and-Ubiquitous-Computing-Status-and-Perspective/Yang-Syukur-W-Loke/9781439848111
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Gu N; Merrick K, 2011, 'A Pedagogical Approach to Exploring Place and Interaction Design in Collaborative Virtual Environments', in Wang X; Tsai JJH (ed.), Collaborative Design in Virtual Environments, Springer Verlag, pp. 111 - 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0605-7_10
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Abpeikar S; Kasmarik K; Garratt M, 2023, 'Iterative transfer learning for automatic collective motion tuning on multiple robot platforms', Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 17, pp. 1113991, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnbot.2023.1113991
    Journal articles | 2023
    Abpeikar S; Kasmarik K, 2023, 'Motion Behaviour Recognition Dataset Collected from Human Perception of Collective Motion', Data in Brief, 47, pp. 108976, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2023.108976
    Journal articles | 2023
    Debie E; Kasmarik K; Garratt M, 2023, 'Swarm Robotics: A Survey from a Multi-Tasking Perspective', ACM Computing Surveys, 56, pp. 1 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3611652
    Journal articles | 2023
    Kasmarik K; Baldassarre G; Santucci VG; Triesch J, 2023, 'Guest Editorial Special Issue on Intrinsically Motivated Open-Ended Learning (IMOL)', IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, 15, pp. 321 - 324, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCDS.2023.3276597
    Journal articles | 2023
    Tran VP; Garratt MA; Kasmarik K; Anavatti SG; Leong AS; Zamani M, 2023, 'Multi-gas source localization and mapping by flocking robots', Information Fusion, 91, pp. 665 - 680, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.inffus.2022.11.001
    Journal articles | 2023
    Tran VP; Garratt MA; Kasmarik K; Anavatti SG, 2023, 'Dynamic Frontier-Led Swarming: Multi-Robot Repeated Coverage in Dynamic Environments', IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica, 10, pp. 646 - 661, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JAS.2023.123087
    Journal articles | 2023
    Tran VP; Perera A; Garratt MA; Kasmarik K; Anavatti SG, 2023, 'Coverage Path Planning With Budget Constraints for Multiple Unmanned Ground Vehicles', IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 24, pp. 12506 - 12522, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TITS.2023.3285624
    Journal articles | 2022
    Abpeikar S; Kasmarik K; Garratt M; Hunjet R; Khan M; Qiu H, 2022, 'Automatic Collective Motion Tuning using Actor-Critic Deep Reinforcement Learning', Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, 72, pp. 101085, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.swevo.2022.101085
    Journal articles | 2022
    Dhakan P; Kasmarik K; Vance P; Rano I; Siddique N, 2022, 'Concurrent Skill Composition using Ensemble of Primitive Skills', IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems
    Journal articles | 2022
    Samarasinghe D; Barlow M; Lakshika E; Kasmarik K, 2022, 'Grammar-based autonomous discovery of abstractions for evolution of complex multi-agent behaviours', Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, 73, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.swevo.2022.101106
    Journal articles | 2022
    Tran P; Abpeikar S; Kasmarik K; Garratt M; Anavatti S, 2022, 'Frontier Led Swarming: Robust Multi-robot coverage of Unknown Environments', Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, 75, pp. 101171, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.swevo.2022.101171
    Journal articles | 2021
    Ali IM; Essam D; Kasmarik K, 2021, 'Novel binary differential evolution algorithm for knapsack problems', Information Sciences, 542, pp. 177 - 194, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ins.2020.07.013
    Journal articles | 2021
    Debie E; El-Fiqi H; Fidock J; Barlow M; Kasmarik K; Anavatti S; Garratt M; Abbass H, 2021, 'Autonomous recommender system for reconnaissance tasks using a swarm of UAVs and asynchronous shepherding', Human-Intelligent Systems Integration, 3, pp. 175 - 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s42454-020-00024-w
    Journal articles | 2021
    El-Fiqi H; Wang M; Kasmarik K; Bezerianos A; TAN KC; Abbass H, 2021, 'Weighted Gate Layer Autoencoders', IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 52, pp. 7242 - 7253, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCYB.2021.3049583
    Journal articles | 2021
    Liu X; Kasmarik K; Abbass H, 2021, 'Assessing Player Profiles of Achievement, Affiliation and Power Motivation using Electroencephalography', IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics, 52, pp. 3648 - 3658, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSMC.2021.3073216
    Journal articles | 2021
    Samarasinghe Widana Arachchige D; Barlow M; Hene Kankanamge E; Kasmarik K, 2021, 'Exploiting Abstractions for Grammar-Based Learning of Complex Multi-Agent Behaviours', International Journal of Intelligent Systems, 36, pp. 6273 - 6311, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/int.22550
    Journal articles | 2021
    Samarasinghe Widana Arachchige D; Barlow M; Lakshika E; Kasmarik K, 2021, 'Grammar-Based Cooperative Learning for Evolving Collective Behaviours in Multi-Agent Systems', Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, 69, pp. 101017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.swevo.2021.101017
    Journal articles | 2021
    Wang M; Kasmarik K; Bezerianos A; Tan KC; Abbass H, 2021, 'On the channel density of EEG signals for reliable biometric recognition', Pattern Recognition Letters, 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.patrec.2021.04.003
    Journal articles | 2021
    Yang S; Barlow M; Hene Kankanamge E; Kasmarik K, 2021, 'A Novel Trust Architecture Integrating Differentiated Trust and Response Strategies for a Team of Agents', International Journal of Intelligent Systems, 36, pp. 7017 - 7052, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/int.22578
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ali I; Essam D; Kasmarik K, 2020, 'A Novel Design of Differential Evolution for Solving Discrete Traveling Salesman Problems', Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, 52
    Journal articles | 2020
    Fernandez Rojas R; Debie E; Fidock J; Barlow M; Kasmarik K; Anavatti S; Garratt M; Abbass H, 2020, 'Electroencephalographic Workload Indicators During Teleoperation of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Shepherding a Swarm of Unmanned Ground Vehicles in Contested Environments', Frontiers in Neuroscience, 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2020.00040
    Journal articles | 2020
    Khan M; Kasmarik K; Barlow M, 2020, 'Autonomous Detection of Collective Behaviours in Swarms', Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, 57, pp. 100715, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.swevo.2020.100715
    Journal articles | 2020
    Nguyen DT; Kasmarik KE; Abbass HA, 2020, 'Towards Interpretable ANNs: An Exact Transformation to Multi-Class Multivariate Decision Trees', , http://arxiv.org/abs/2003.04675v4
    Journal articles | 2020
    Nguyen HT; Nguyen TD; Tran VP; Garratt M; Kasmarik K; Anavatti S; Barlow M; Abbass HA, 2020, 'Continuous Deep Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning for Ground-Air Swarm Shepherding', , http://arxiv.org/abs/2004.11543v4
    Journal articles | 2020
    Nguyen TD; Kasmarik KE; Abbass HA, 2020, 'Q-Learning with Differential Entropy of Q-Tables', , http://arxiv.org/abs/2006.14795v1
    Journal articles | 2019
    Abdelfattah S; Kasmarik K; Hu J, 2019, 'A Robust Policy Bootstrapping Algorithm for Multi-objective Reinforcement Learning in Non-stationary Environments', Adaptive Behavior, 28, pp. 273 - 292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1059712319869313
    Journal articles | 2019
    Abdelfattah S; Kasmarik K; Hu J, 2019, 'Intrinsically Motivated Hierarchical Policy Learning in Multi-objective Markov Decision Processes', IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, Special Issue on Continual Unsupervised Sensorimotor Learning, 13, pp. 262 - 273, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCDS.2019.2948025
    Journal articles | 2019
    Ali IM; Essam D; Kasmarik K, 2019, 'A novel differential evolution mapping technique for generic combinatorial optimization problems', Applied Soft Computing Journal, 80, pp. 297 - 309, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asoc.2019.04.017
    Journal articles | 2019
    Debie E; Fernandez Rojas R; Fidock J; Barlow M; Kasmarik K; Anavatti S; Garratt M; Abbass H, 2019, 'Multi-Modal Fusion for Objective Assessment of Cognitive Workload: A Review', IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 51, pp. 1542 - 1555, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCYB.2019.2939399
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dennis Z; Wilson K; Boyson T; Kasmarik K, 2019, 'Building girls' confidence in themselves as future engineers', Teaching Science, 65, pp. 10 - 18
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dhakan P; Merrick K; Siddique N; Rano I, 2019, 'Open-Ended Continuous Learning of Compound Goals', IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, Special Issue on Continual Unsupervised Sensorimotor Learning, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCDS.2019.2947896
    Journal articles | 2018
    Abdelfattah S; Kasmarik K; Hu J, 2018, 'Evolving Robust Policy Coverage Sets in Multi-objective Markov Decision Processes Through Intrinsically Motivated Self-play', Frontiers in Neurorobotics
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dhakan P; Kasmarik K; Rano I; Siddique N, 2018, 'Intrinsic Rewards for Maintenance, Approach, Avoidance and Achievement Goal Types', Frontiers in Neurorobotics
    Journal articles | 2018
    Harvey J; Merrick K; Abbass H, 2018, 'Assessing Human Judgement of Computationally Generated Swarming', Frontiers Robotics and AI
    Journal articles | 2018
    Khan R; Kasmarik K; Barlow M, 2018, 'Towards Computational Motivation for Multi-Agent Systems and Swarms', Frontiers in Robotics and AI-Computational Intelligence, 5, pp. 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2018.00134
    Journal articles | 2018
    Yang Z; Merrick K; Abbass H, 2018, 'Hierarchical Deep Reinforcement Learning for Continuous Action Control', IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, 29, pp. 5174 - 5184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TNNLS.2018.2805379
    Journal articles | 2017
    Debie E; Shafi K; Merrick K; Lokan C, 2017, 'On Taxonomy and Evaluation of Feature Selection-Based Learning Classifier System Ensemble Approaches for Data Mining Problems', Computational Intelligence, 33, pp. 554 - 578, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/coin.12099
    Journal articles | 2017
    Liu X; Merrick K; Abbass H, 2017, 'Towards Electroencephalographic Profiling of Player Motivation: A Survey', IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, 10, pp. 499 - 513, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCDS.2017.2726083
    Journal articles | 2017
    Merrick K, 2017, 'Value Systems for Developmental Cognitive Robotics: A Survey', Cognitive Systems Research, 41, pp. 38 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cogsys.2016.08.001
    Journal articles | 2017
    Siddique N; Dhakan P; Rano I; Merrick K, 2017, 'A Review of the Relationship between Novelty, Intrinsic Motivation and Reinforcement Learning', Paladyn Journal of Behavioral Robotics, 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/pjbr-2017-0004
    Journal articles | 2016
    Abbass H; Leu G; Merrick K, 2016, 'A Review of Theoretical and Practical Challenges of Trusted Autonomy in Big Data', IEEE Access, 4, pp. 2808 - 2830, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2016.2571058
    Journal articles | 2016
    Klyne A; Merrick K, 2016, 'Intrinsically motivated particle swarm optimisation applied to task allocation for workplace hazard detection', Adaptive Behavior: animals, animats, software agents, robots, adaptive systems, 24, pp. 219 - 236, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1059712316651686
    Journal articles | 2016
    Merrick K; Hardhienata M; Shafi K; Hu J, 2016, 'A Survey of Game Theoretic Approaches to Modelling Decision-Making in Information Warfare Scenarios', Future Internet, 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/fi8030034
    Journal articles | 2016
    Merrick K; Siddique N; Rano I, 2016, 'Experience-Based Generation of Maintenance and Achievement Goals on a Mobile Robot', Paladyn Journal of Behavioral Robotics, 7, pp. 67 - 84
    Journal articles | 2016
    Wang B; Merrick K; Abbass H, 2016, 'Cooperative co-evolutionary neural networks for mining functional association rules', IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, 18 March 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TNNLS.2016.2536104
    Journal articles | 2015
    Abbass HA; Petraki E; Merrick K; Harvey J; Barlow M, 2015, 'Trusted Autonomy and Cognitive Cyber Symbiosis: Open Challenges', Cognitive Computation, 8, pp. 385 - 408, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12559-015-9365-5
    Journal articles | 2015
    Harvey J; Merrick K; Abbass HA, 2015, 'Application of chaos measures to a simplified boids flocking model', Swarm Intelligence, 9, pp. 23 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11721-015-0103-0
    Journal articles | 2015
    Merrick K, 2015, 'The Role of Implicit Motives in Strategic Decision-Making: Computational Models of Motivated Learning and the Evolution of Motivated Agents', Games, 6, pp. 604 - 636, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/g6040604
    Journal articles | 2015
    Schiechowski M; Merrick K; Mandziuk J; Abbass H, 2015, 'Human Machine Cooperation Loop in Game Playing', International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems, 8, pp. 310 - 323, https://www.thinkmind.org/index.php?view=article&articleid=intsys_v8_n34_2015_8
    Journal articles | 2013
    Merrick K; Debie E; Shafi K; Lokan C, 2013, 'Performance Analysis of Rough Set Ensemble of Learning Classifier Systems with Differential Evolution based Rule Discovery', Evolutionary Intelligence, 6, pp. 109 - 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12065-013-0093-z
    Journal articles | 2013
    Merrick K; Isaacs A; Barlow M; Gu N, 2013, 'A Shape Grammar Approach to Computational Creativity and Procedural Content Generation in Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games', Entertainment Computing, 4, pp. 115 - 130, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.entcom.2012.09.006
    Journal articles | 2013
    Merrick K; Shafi K, 2013, 'A Game Theoretic Framework for Incentive-Based Models of Intrinsic Motivation in Artificial Systems', Frontiers in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Special Issue on Intrinsic Motivations and Open-Ended Development in Animals, Humans and Robots, 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00791
    Journal articles | 2012
    Merrick K, 2012, 'Intrinsic Motivation and Introspection in Reinforcement Learning', IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, 4, pp. 315 - 329, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TAMD.2012.2208457
    Journal articles | 2011
    Merrick K; Gu N; Wang X, 2011, 'Case Studies Using Multiuser Virtual Worlds as an Innovative Platform for Collaborative Design', Journal of Information Technology in Construction, Special Issue on the Use of Virtual World Technology in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, 16, pp. 165 - 188, http://www.itcon.org/cgi-bin/works/Show?2011_12
    Journal articles | 2011
    Merrick K; Shafi K, 2011, 'Achievement, affiliation, and power: Motive profiles for artificial agents', Adaptive Behavior, 19, pp. 40 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1059712310395953
    Journal articles | 2011
    Shafi K; Merrick K, 2011, 'A curious agent for network anomaly detection', 10th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems 2011, AAMAS 2011, 2, pp. 1009 - 1010
    Journal articles | 2010
    Merrick K, 2010, 'A Comparative Study of Value Systems for Self-Motivated Exploration and Learning by Robots', IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, 2, pp. 119 - 131, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TAMD.2010.2051435
    Journal articles | 2010
    Merrick K, 2010, 'An Empirical Evaluation of Puzzle-Based Learning as an Interest Approach for Teaching Introductory Computer Science', IEEE Transactions on Education, 53, pp. 677 - 680, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TE.2009.2039217
    Journal articles | 2010
    Merrick K, 2010, 'Modeling Behavior Cycles as a Value System for Developmental Robots', Adaptive Behavior, 18, pp. 237 - 257, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1059712309359948
    Journal articles | 2009
    Merrick K; Maher ML, 2009, 'Motivated learning from interesting events: Adaptive, multitask learning agents for complex environments', Adaptive Behavior, 17, pp. 7 - 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1059712308100236
    Journal articles | 2007
    Maher ML; Rosenman M; Merrick K, 2007, 'Agents For Multi-Disciplinary Design in Virtual Worlds', AI Edam-Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design Analysis and Manufacturing, 21, pp. 267 - 277, http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=1233004&fileId=S0890060407000273
    Journal articles | 2007
    Merrick K, 2007, 'Modelling Motivation for Adaptive Non-Player Characters in Dynamic Computer Game Worlds', Computers In Entertainment, 5, http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1324203
  • Conference Papers | 2024
    Islam R; Anavatti S; Kasmarik K; Garratt M, 2024, 'Robust and Scalable Swarming of Quadruped Robots for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Source Localisation', in 2024 10th International Conference on Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering, ICMRE 2024, pp. 56 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICMRE60776.2024.10532170
    Preprints | 2023
    Abdelfattah S; Kasmarik K; Hu J, 2023, A Robust Policy Bootstrapping Algorithm for Multi-objective Reinforcement Learning in Non-stationary Environments, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.2308.09734
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Abpeikar S; Kasmarik K; Garratt M, 2023, 'A Mechanism for Transferring Evolved Collective Motion Behaviour Libraries onto Real Collective Robots', in Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, ACRA, Sydney, Australia, presented at Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, Sydney, Australia, 04 December 2023, https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/acra/acra2023_proceedings/views/at_a_glance.html
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Abpeikar S; Kasmarik K; Garratt M, 2023, 'Automatic Multi-Class Collective Motion Recognition Using a Decision Forest Extracted from Neural Networks', in 2023 IEEE Region 10 Symposium, TENSYMP 2023, Canberra, presented at IEEE TenSymp, Canberra, 05 September 2023, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TENSYMP55890.2023.10223653
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Kasmarik K; Debie E; Abpeikar S; Garratt M; Qiu H; Barlow M; Khan M, 2023, 'Generating Collective Motion Behaviour Libraries using Developmental Evolution', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Springer, Brisbane, pp. 441 - 452, presented at Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Brisbane, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-99-8391-9_35
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Khani MM; Kasmarik K; Abpeikar S; Barlow M, 2023, 'Using Abstraction Graphs to Promote Exploration in Curiosity-Inspired Intrinsic Motivation', in International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence, pp. 505 - 513, http://dx.doi.org/10.5220/0012181400003595
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Khattab N; Kasmarik K; Abpeikar S; Garratt M, 2023, 'Autonomous Recognition of Collective Motion Behaviours in Robotic Swarms from Video Using a Deep Neural Network', in 2023 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), IEEE, Brisbane, Australia, presented at International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Brisbane, Australia, 18 June 2023 - 23 June 2023, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IJCNN54540.2023.10191933
    Conference Posters | 2023
    Locke R; Kasmarik K; Abpeikar S; Ravi S, 2023, 'A Framework for Asymmetric Robot Operations for Corridor Navigation', Sydney, presented at Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation ACRA, Sydney
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Perera A; Kasmarik K; Anavatti S; Tran P; Garratt M, 2023, 'Radio Source Localization using Sparse Signal Measurements from Uncrewed Ground Vehicles', in Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, ACRA, Sydney Australia, presented at Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, Sydney Australia, 04 December 2023, https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/acra/acra2023_proceedings/views/includes/files/pap143s2.pdf
    Preprints | 2023
    Perera A; Tran VP; Anavatti S; Kasmarik K; Garratt M, 2023, Radio Source Localization using Sparse Signal Measurements from Uncrewed Ground Vehicles, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.2312.03493
    Preprints | 2023
    Tran VP; Perera A; Garratt MA; Kasmarik K; Anavatti S, 2023, Coverage Path Planning with Budget Constraints for Multiple Unmanned Ground Vehicles, , http://arxiv.org/abs/2306.04083v1
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Abpeikar S; Kasmarik K; Garratt M, 2022, 'Reinforcement Learning for Collective Motion Tuning in the Presence of Extrinsic Goals', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Springer Nature, Perth, Australia, pp. 761 - 774, presented at Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Perth, Australia, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-22695-3_53
    Conference Posters | 2022
    Abpeikar S; Kasmarik K; Tran P; Garratt M, (eds.), 2022, 'Transfer Learning for Autonomous Recognition of Swarm Behaviour in UGVs', Sydney, Vol. 13151 LNAI, pp. 531 - 542, presented at Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Sydney, 02 February 2022 - 04 February 2022, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-97546-3_43
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Jeston-Fenton L; Abpeikar S; Kasmarik K, 2022, 'Visualisation of Swarm Metrics on a Handheld Device for Human-Swarm Interaction', in Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Vienna, Austria, pp. 149 - 154, presented at 26th International Conference on Information Visualisation IV2022, Vienna, Austria, - 22 July 2022, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IV56949.2022.00032
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Khan M; Kasmarik K; Garratt M, 2022, 'Decentralizing Self-organizing Maps', in Long G; Yu X; Wang S (eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Springer Nature, Sydney, Australia, pp. 480 - 493, presented at AJCAI, Sydney, Australia, - 04 February 2022, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-97546-3_39
    Preprints | 2022
    Nguyen DT; Kasmarik K; Abbass H, 2022, Fusing Interpretable Knowledge of Neural Network Learning Agents For Swarm-Guidance, , http://arxiv.org/abs/2204.00272v1
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Samarasinghe Widana Arachchige D; Barlow M; Lakshika E; Kasmarik K, 2021, 'Task Allocation in Multi-Agent Systems with Grammar-Based Evolution', in Proceedings of the 21st ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2021, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Japan, pp. 175 - 182, presented at International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2021, Japan, 14 September 2021 - 17 September 2021, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3472306.3478337
    Preprints | 2021
    Tran VP; Garratt MA; Kasmarik K; Anavatti SG, 2021, Frontier-led Swarming: Robust Multi-Robot Coverage of Unknown Environments, , http://arxiv.org/abs/2111.14295v2
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Yang S; Barlow M; Lakshika E; Kasmarik K, 2021, 'Interaction-Based Trust Evaluation in a Team of Agents Using a Determination of Trust Model', in 2021 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI), IEEE, Orlando, FL, USA, pp. 1 - 9, presented at 2021 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI), Orlando, FL, USA, 05 December 2021, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SSCI50451.2021.9659848
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Yang S; Barlow M; Lakshika E; Kasmarik K, 2021, 'Interaction-Based Trust Evaluation in a Team of Agents Using a Determination of Trust Model', Orlando, Florida, USA, presented at IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, Orlando, Florida, USA
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Ali I; Essam D; Kasmarik K, 2020, 'Differential Evolution Algorithm for Multiple Inter-dependent Components Traveling Thief Problem', Glasgow, presented at IEEE CEC, Glasgow
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Kasmarik K; Abpeikar S; Khan MM; Khattab N; Barlow M; Garratt M, 2020, 'Autonomous Recognition of Collective Behaviour in Robot Swarms', in Gallagher M; Moustafa N; Lakshika E (eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Springer Nature, Canberra, Australia, pp. 281 - 293, presented at 33rd Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Canberra, Australia, 29 November 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-64984-5_22
    Preprints | 2020
    Nguyen DT; Kasmarik KE; Abbass HA, 2020, Towards Interpretable ANNs: An Exact Transformation to Multi-Class Multivariate Decision Trees, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.2003.04675
    Preprints | 2020
    Nguyen HT; Nguyen TD; Tran VP; Garratt M; Kasmarik K; Anavatti S; Barlow M; Abbass HA, 2020, Continuous Deep Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning for Ground-Air Swarm Shepherding, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.2004.11543
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Nguyen T; Liu J; Nguyen H; Kasmarik K; Anavatti S; Garratt M; Abbass H, 2020, 'Perceptron-Learning for Scalable and Transparent Dynamic Formation in Swarm-on-Swarm Shepherding', Glasgow, presented at IJCNN 2020, Glasgow
    Preprints | 2020
    Nguyen TD; Kasmarik KE; Abbass HA, 2020, Q-Learning with Differential Entropy of Q-Tables, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.2006.14795
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Pham V; Lokan C; Kasmarik K, 2020, 'A better set of object–oriented design metrics for within-project defect prediction', Online, presented at EASE2020, Online
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Wannigamage D; Barlow M; Lakshika E; Kasmarik K, 2020, 'Analysis and Prediction of Player Population Changes in Digital Games During the COVID-19 Pandemic', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), pp. 458 - 469, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-64984-5_36
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Ali IM; Essam D; Kasmarik K, 2019, 'New designs of k-means clustering and crossover operator for solving traveling salesman problems using evolutionary algorithms', in IJCCI 2019 - Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence, Vienna, Austria, pp. 123 - 130, presented at Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence, IJCCI 2019, Vienna, Austria, September 17-19, 2019, Vienna, Austria, 17 September 2019 - 19 September 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.5220/0007940001230130
    Conference Papers | 2019
    El-Fiqi H; Kasmarik K; Bezerianos A; Tan KC; Abbass H, 2019, 'Gate-Layer Autoencoders with Application to Incomplete EEG Signal Recovery', in Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Budapest, Hungary, Hungary, pp. 1 - 8, presented at 2019 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), Budapest, Hungary, Hungary, 14 July 2019 - 19 July 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IJCNN.2019.8852101
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Fernandez Rojas R; Debie E; Fidock J; Barlow M; Kasmarik K; Anavatti S; Abbass H; Garratt M, 2019, 'Encephalographic Assessment of Situation Awareness in Teleoperation of Human-Swarm Teaming', in Gedeon T; Wong KW; Lee M (eds.), Neural information processing : 26th International Conference, ICONIP 2019, Sydney, NSW, Australia, December 12-15, 2019, Proceedings. Part IV, Springer Nature, Sydney, pp. 530 - 539, presented at International Conference on Neural Information Processing, Sydney, 12 December 2019 - 15 December 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-36808-1_58
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Nguyen H; Nguyen T; Garratt M; Kasmarik K; Anavatti S; Barlow M; Abbass H, 2019, 'A Deep Hierarchical Reinforcement Learner for Aerial Shepherding of Ground Swarms', in Gedeon T; Wong KW; Lee M (eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Neural Information Processing. Proceedings, Part 1, Springer, Cham, Sydney, pp. 658 - 669, presented at International Conference on Neural Information Processing, Sydney, 12 December 2019 - 15 December 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-36708-4_54
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Vihanga D; Barlow M; Lakshika E; Kasmarik K, 2019, 'Weekly Seasonal Player Population Patterns in Online Games: A Time Series Clustering Approach', in IEEE Conference on Games, London, UK, presented at IEEE Conference on Games, London, UK
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Ali I; Kasmarik KE; Essam D, 2018, 'An Efficient Differential Evolution Algorithm for solving 0-1 Knapsack Problems', Brazil, presented at IEEE CEC, Brazil, -
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Boyson T; Kasmarik K; Wilson K, 2018, 'Evaluating the Impact of the YoWIE Summer School on Girls’ Perception of Engineering', in Proceedings of the 29th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference, 2018, Hamilton, New Zealand, presented at 29th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference 2018, Hamilton, New Zealand, 09 December 2018 - 12 December 2018, https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/18aaee/proceedings/AAEE18_Proceedings_5Dec.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dhakan P; Kasmarik KE; Siddique N; Rano I, 2018, 'Modular Continuous Learning Framework', Tokyo, Japan, presented at IEEE ICDL-Epirob, Tokyo, Japan, 16 September 2018 - 20 September 2018
    Conference Papers | 2018
    El-Fiqi H; Wang M; Salimi N; Kasmarik KE; Barlow M; Abbass H, 2018, 'Convolution Neural Networks for Person Identification and Verification Using Steady State Visual Evoked Potential', in Proceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Miyazaki, Japan, pp. 1062 - 1069, presented at IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Miyazaki, Japan, 07 October 2018 - 10 October 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SMC.2018.00188
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Khan M; Kasmarik KE; Barlow M, 2018, 'Intrinsically Motivated Agent Behavior in a Swarm', Tokyo, Japan, presented at IEEE ICDL-Epirob, Tokyo, Japan, 16 September 2018 - 20 September 2018
    Preprints | 2018
    Nguyen H; Tran V; Nguyen T; Garratt M; Kasmarik K; Barlow M; Anavatti S; Abbass H, 2018, Apprenticeship Bootstrapping Via Deep Learning with a Safety Net for UAV-UGV Interaction, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1810.04344
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Nguyen T; Nguyen H; Debie E; Kasmarik K; Garratt M; Abbass H, 2018, 'Swarm Q-Learning With Knowledge Sharing Within Environments for Formation Control', Brazil, presented at International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Brazil, -
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Nguyen T; Nguyen H; Garratt M; Tran P; Kasmarik K; Barlow M; Anavatti S; Abbass H, 2018, 'Apprenticeship Bootstrapping via Deep Learning with a Safety Net for UAV-UGV Interaction', in AAAI Fall Symposia Papers, AAAI, Stanford USA, presented at Fifth AAAI Fall Symposium Series on Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction, Stanford USA, - , https://aaai.org/Library/Symposia/symposia-library.php
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Samarasinghe Widana Arachchige D; Lakshika E; Barlow M; Kasmarik KE, 2018, 'Automatic Synthesis of Swarm Behavioural Rules from their Atomic Components', in Aguirre H (ed.), GECCO 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Kyoto Japan, pp. 133 - 140, presented at GECCO 2018, Kyoto Japan, - , http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3205455.3205546
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Bowley S; Merrick K, 2017, 'A ‘Breadcrumbs’ Model for Controlling an Intrinsically Motivated Swarm using a Handheld Device', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 157 - 168, presented at Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Melbourne, Australia, - , http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63004-5_13
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Leu G; Kasmarik KE; Tang J; Lakshika E; Barlow M, 2017, 'Machine Education - the way forward for achieving trust-enabled machine agents', USA, presented at NIPS’17 Workshop on Teaching Machines, Robots, and Humans, USA, -
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Leu G; Tang J; Lakshika E; Kasmarik K; Barlow M; Tang J, 2017, 'Curriculum optimisation via evolutionary computation, for a neural learner robust to categorical adversarial samples', in Defence Technology - Japan (ACDT), 2017 Fourth Asian Conference on, IEEE Xplore, Tokyo, pp. 1 - 6, presented at The 4th Asian Conference on Defence Technology, Tokyo, 29 November 2017 - 01 December 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACDTJ.2017.8259585
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Towers I; Sidhu H; Jovanoski Z; Merrick K; Barlow M, 2017, 'An N-player Trust game: comparison of replicator and logit dynamics', Hobart, Tasmania, presented at The 22nd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Hobart, Tasmania, 03 December 2017 - 08 December 2017, http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2017/Keynote/towers.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Yang Z; Merrick K; Abbass H; Jin L, 2017, 'Multi-task deep reinforcement learning for continuous action control', in Sierra C (ed.), IJCAI International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence, AUSTRALIA, Melbourne, pp. 3301 - 3307, presented at Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AUSTRALIA, Melbourne, 19 August 2017 - 25 August 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.24963/ijcai.2017/461
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Yang Z; Merrick K; Abbass H, 2017, 'Handling Multi-Task Learning with Deep Reinforcement Learning', Melbourne Australia, presented at International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Melbourne Australia, -
    Preprints | 2016
    Abbass HA; Leu G; Merrick K, 2016, A Review of Theoretical and Practical Challenges of Trusted Autonomy in Big Data, , http://dx.doi.org/10.48550/arxiv.1604.00921
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Abdelfattah S; Merrick K; Abbass H, 2016, 'Eye Movements as Information Markers in EEG Data', in IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence Proceedings, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Athens, Greece, pp. 1 - 7, presented at IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, Athens, Greece, 06 December 2016 - 09 December 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SSCI.2016.7850043
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Abdelfattah S; Merrick K; Abbass H, 2016, 'Theta-Beta Ratios Are Prominent EEG Features for Visual Tracking Tasks', in Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2016 Annual Meeting, SAGE Publications, Washington DC, pp. 21 - 25, presented at Human Factors and Ergonomics Society International Meeting, Washington DC, 19 September 2016 - 23 September 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1541931213601005
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Harvey J; Merrick K; Abbass H, 2016, 'Quantifying Swarming Behaviour', in Advances in Swarm Intelligence, Indonesia, pp. 119 - 130, presented at The Seventh International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, Indonesia, - , http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41000-5
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Harvey J; Merrick K; Abbass H, 2016, 'Quantifying Swarming Behaviour', in Tan Y; Shi Y; Niu B (eds.), ADVANCES IN SWARM INTELLIGENCE, ICSI 2016, PT I, SPRINGER INT PUBLISHING AG, INDONESIA, Bali, pp. 119 - 130, presented at 7th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI), INDONESIA, Bali, 25 June 2016 - 30 June 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41000-5_12
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Liu X; Merrick K; Abbass H, 2016, 'Designing Artificial Agents to Detect the Motive Profile of Users in Virtual Worlds and Games', in Computational Intelligence (SSCI), 2016 IEEE Symposium Series on, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Athens, Greece, pp. 1 - 8, presented at IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, Athens, Greece, 06 December 2016 - 09 December 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SSCI.2016.7850036
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Merrick K; Hardhienata M; Shafi K; Hu J, 2016, 'Using Game Theory with Intrinsic Motivation to Examine Anti-Hacking Policies for Autonomous Systems', in Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI), Athens, Greece, presented at IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, Athens, Greece, 06 December 2016 - 09 December 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SSCI.2016.7850035
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Wang M; Abbass H; Hu J; Merrick K, 2016, 'Detecting Rare Visual and Auditory Events from EEG Using Pairwise-Comparison Neural Networks', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Springer Nature, China, pp. 90 - 101, presented at The 8th International Conference on Brain-Inspired Cognitive Systems, China, - , http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49685-6_9
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Klyne A; Merrick K, 2015, 'Task Allocation Using Particle Swarm Optimisation and Anomaly Detection to Generate a Dynamic Fitness Function,', in AI 2015: Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Canberra, Australia, pp. 317 - 329, presented at The 28th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Canberra, Australia, 01 December 2015 - 04 December 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-26350-2_28
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Maher ML; Merrick K; Wang B, 2015, 'Reasoning and Making Sense of Data in the Absence of Goals', in Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference on Advances in Cognitive Systems, B, presented at Advances in Cognitive Systems Workshop on Goal Reasoning, B, 28 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Swiechowski M; Merrick KE; Mandziuk J; Abbass H, 2015, 'Human-Machine Cooperation in General Game Playing', in Eighth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions, Lisbon, Portugal, presented at Eighth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions, Lisbon, Portugal, 22 February 2015 - 27 February 2015
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Wang B; Merrick K; Abbass HA, 2015, 'Autonomous hypothesis generation as an environment learning mechanism for agent design', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), ., pp. 210 - 225, presented at ., ., 05 February 2015 - 07 February 2015
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Debie E; Shafi K; Merrick K; Lokan CJ, 2014, 'An Online Evolutionary Rule Learning Algorithm with Incremental Attribute Discretization', in 2014 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), IEEE, Beijing, China, pp. 1116 - 1123, presented at IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Beijing, China, 06 July 2014 - 11 July 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2014.6900623
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Hardhienata M; Merrick KE; Ugrinovskii V, 2014, 'Effective Motive Profiles and Swarm Compositions for Motivated Particle Swarm Optimisation Applied to Task Allocation', in Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence, Florida, presented at IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence, Florida, 09 December 2014 - 14 December 2014
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Hardhienata MKD; Ugrinovskii V; Merrick KE, 2014, 'Task allocation under communication constraints using motivated particle swarm optimization', in Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2014, pp. 3135 - 3142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2014.6900560
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Merrick KE; Ismail H; Barlow M, 2014, 'Self-Motivated Learning of Achievement and Maintenance Tasks for Non-Player Characters in Computer Games', in Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence, Florida, presented at IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence, Florida, 09 December 2014 - 14 December 2014
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Merrick KE, 2014, 'Evolution of Intrinsic Motives in a Multi-Player Common Pool Resource Game', in Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence, Florida, presented at IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence, Florida, 09 December 2014 - 14 December 2014
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Debie E; Shafi K; Lokan CJ; Merrick K, 2013, 'Investigating Differential Evolution Based Rule Discovery in Learning Classifier Systems', in Brest J; Das S; Neri F; Suganthan PN (eds.), Singapore, pp. 77 - 84, presented at 2013 IEEE Symposium on Differential Evolution, Singapore, 16 April 2013 - 19 April 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SDE.2013.6601445
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Tian B; Merrick K; Yi S; Hu J, 2013, 'A Hierarchical PeA-based Anomaly Detection Model', in Proceedings 2013 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, Communications and Information Security Symposium, IEEE, San Diego, USA, presented at 2013 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, Communications and Information Security Symposium, San Diego, USA, 28 January 2013 - 31 January 2013
    Conference Papers | 2013
    debie E; shafi K; Lokan CJ; merrick K, 2013, 'Reduct Based Ensemble of Learning Classifier System for Real-valued Classification Problems', in Pal NR; Yao X; Suganthan PN (eds.), Proceedings 2013 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Ensemble Learning (CIEL 2013), Singapore, pp. 66 - 73, presented at 2013 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Ensemble Learning, Singapore, 16 April 2013 - 19 April 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CIEL.2013.6613142
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Hardhienata M; Merrick K; Ugrinovskii V, 2012, 'Task allocation in multi-agent systems using models of motivation and leadership', Brisbane, QLD, pp. 86 - 93, presented at 2012 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), Brisbane, QLD, 10 June 2012 - 15 June 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2012.6256114
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Shafi K; Merrick K; Debie E, 2012, 'Evolution of Intrinsic Motives in Multi-agent Simulations', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Springer, pp. 198 - 207, presented at The Ninth International Conference on Simulated Evolution and Learning, 16 December 2012 - 19 December 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34859-4_20
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Wang B; Merrick K; Abbass HA, 2012, 'Developing Attention Focus Metrics for Autonomous Hypothesis Generation in Data Mining', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Springer, pp. 290 - 299, presented at The Ninth International Conference on Simulated Evolution and Learning, 16 December 2012 - 19 December 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34859-4_29
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Maher ML; Merrick K; Graham B, 2011, 'Reasoning in the Absence of Goals', in Advances in Cognitive Systems - Papers from the AAAI Fall Symposium, Technical Report, AI Access Foundation, El Segundo, CA, United States, pp. 202 - 209, presented at AAAI Fall Symposium on Advances in Cognitive Systems, USA, http://www.aaai.org/ocs/index.php/FSS/FSS11/paper/view/4178/4555
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Merrick K; Gu N; Niazi M; Shafi K, 2011, 'Motivation, Cyberworlds and Collective Intelligence in Design', in Circuit Bending, Breaking and Mending: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research, CAADRIA, Hong Kong, pp. 697 - 706, presented at 16th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2011, Newcastle, NSW, 27 April 2011 - 29 April 2011, http://cumincad.scix.net/cgi-bin/works/Show?caadria2011_066
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Merrick K; Gu N, 2011, 'Supporting Collective Intelligence for Design in Virtual Worlds: A Case Study of Lego Universe', in CAAD Futures 2011 - Designing Together, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium, pp. 637 - 652, presented at Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures, Liege, Belgium, 04 July 2011 - 08 July 2011, http://cumincad.scix.net/cgi-bin/works/Show?cf2011_p016
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Merrick K; Shafi K; Isaacs A, 2011, 'Using Approach-Avoidance Motivation to Model Adaptive Social-Forces in Artificial Agents', in Proceedings of the Adaptive and Learning Agents Workshop 2011, Taipei, pp. 83 - 90, presented at AAMAS 2011 Workshop on Adaptive Learning Agents, Taipei, 02 May 2011
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Merrick K, 2011, 'A Computational Model of Achievement Motivation for Artificial Agents', in Procededings of the Tenth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems, International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 1067 - 1068, presented at Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems, Taipei, Taiwan, http://www.ifaamas.org/Proceedings/aamas2011/
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Shafi K; Merrick K, 2011, 'A Curious Agent for Network Anomaly Detection', in Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems, International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 1075 - 1076, presented at Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems, Taipei, Taiwan, http://www.ifaamas.org/Proceedings/aamas2011/index.html
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Gu N; Singh V; Merrick K, 2010, 'A FRAMEWORK TO INTEGRATE GENERATIVE DESIGN TECHNIQUES FOR ENHANCING DESIGN AUTOMATION', in CAADRIA2010: New Frontiers, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia,, Association for Research in Computer-Aided Architectural Research in Asia, Chinese University, Hong Kong, pp. 127 - 136, presented at 15th CAADRIA Conference: New Frontiers, Chinese University, Hong Kong, 07 April 2010 - 10 April 2010, http://cumincad.scix.net/cgi-bin/works/Show?caadria2010_012
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Merrick K; Scully T, 2009, 'Modelling Affordances for the Control and Evaluation of Intrinsically Motivated Robots', in Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2009, Australian Robotics and Automation Association, Sydney, presented at 2009 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, ACRA 2009, Sydney, Australia, 02 December 2009 - 04 December 2009, http://www.araa.asn.au/acra/acra2009/
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Merrick K; Shafi K, 2009, 'Agent Models for Self-Motivated Home Assistant Bots', in 2009 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL MODELS FOR LIFE SCIENCES (CMLS-09), American Institute of Physics, Sofia, Bulgaria, presented at 2009 INTERNATIONAL CONFERNECE ON COMPUTATIONAL MODELS FOR LIFE SCIENCES (CMLS-09), Sofia, Bulgaria, 28 July 2009 - 29 July 2009, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3314265
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Merrick K, 2009, 'Evaluating Intrinsically Motivated Robots using Affordances and Point-Cloud Matrices', in Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics: Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems, Lund University Cognitive Studies, 145. Lund: LUCS, Netherlands, presented at 9th International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics (EpiRob09),, Venice, Italy, 12 November 2009 - 14 November 2009, http://www.lucs.lu.se/LUCS/145/
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Merrick K; Huntington EH, 2008, 'Attention Focus in Curious, Reconfigurable Robots', in Proc: Australasian Conference on Robotics & Automation 2008, Canberra, Australia, presented at 2008 Australasian Conference on Robotics & Automation - ACRA 2008, Canberra, Australia, 03 December 2008 - 05 December 2008
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Merrick K; Maher ML; Saunders R, 2008, 'Achieving Adaptable Behaviour in Intelligent Rooms using Curious Supervised Learning Agents', in Proceedings of 13th conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design in Asia - CADRIA 2008 Beyond Computer Aided Design, Chiang Mai, Thailand, presented at CAADRIA 2008, Beyond Computer Aided Design, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 30 March 2008
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Merrick K, 2008, 'Achieving Creative Behaviour Using Curious Learning Agents', in Culture and Climate: Cracking the Code. The Sixth International Conference on Organisational Behaviour in Health Care [obhc2008], Sydney, Australia, pp. 40 - 46, presented at Culture and Climate: Cracking the Code. The 6th International Conference on Organisational Behaviour in Health Care [obhc2008], Sydney, Australia, 26 March 2008 - 28 March 2008
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Merrick K, 2008, 'Designing Toys That Come Alive: Curious Robots for Creative Play', in Proceedings: 7th International Conference on Entertainment Computing (ICEC 2008), Cernegie Mellon Uni, USA, presented at 7th International Conference on Entertainment Computing (ICEC 2008), Cernegie Mellon Uni, USA, 25 September 2008 - 27 September 2008
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Merrick K, 2008, 'Designing toys that come alive: Curious robots for creative play', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), pp. 149 - 154, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-89222-9_16
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Merrick K, 2008, 'Modelling Behaviour Cycles for Life-Long Learning in Motivated Agents', in LNCS 5361: Simulated Evolution and Learning ? SEAL 2008, Melbourne, Australia, presented at 7th International Conf. on Simulated Evolution & Learning (SEAL 2008), Melbourne, Australia, 07 December 2008 - 10 December 2008
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Maher ML; Merrick K; Macindoe O; Saunders R, 2007, 'Learning Models for Curious Places', in Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Nanjing, China, presented at CAADRIA 2007: Digitization and Globalization, Nanjing, China, 19 April 2007 - 21 April 2007
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Maher ML; Merrick K; Saunders R, 2007, 'From Passive to Proactive Design Elements: Incorporating Curious Agents into Building Design', in 12th International CAAD Futures Conference, Sydney, Sydney, 11 July 2007 - 13 July 2007
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Maher ML; Merrick K; Saunders R, 2007, 'From passive to proactive design elements', in Dong A; VandeMoere A; Gero JS (eds.), COMPUTER-AIDED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN FUTURES (CAAD FUTURES) 2007, SPRINGER, AUSTRALIA, Sydney, pp. 447 - +, presented at 12th Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures Conference, AUSTRALIA, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6528-6_33
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Merrick K; Maher ML, 2007, 'Motivated Reinforcement Learning for Adaptive Characters in Open-Ended Simulation Games', in Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, ACE 2007, Salzburg, Austria, presented at ACM SIGCHI International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (ACE 2007), Salzburg, Austria, 13 June 2007 - 15 June 2007
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Merrick K; Saunders R; Maher ML, 2007, 'Curious Places: Curious, Proactive, Adaptive Built Environments', Newcastle, UK, Newcastle, UK, 03 April 2007
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Maher ML; Merrick K; Macindoe O, 2006, 'Intrinsically Motivated Intelligent Sensed Environments', in proceedings of the 13th Workshop of the European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering on Intelligent Computing in Engineering and Architecture, EG-ICE 2006, Springer, Ascona, Switzerland, presented at 13th Internationl Workshop of the European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering, Ascona, Switzerland
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Maher ML; Rosenman M; Merrick K; Macindoe O; Marchant D, 2006, 'DesignWorld: An Augmented 3D Virtual World for Multidisciplinary, Collaborative Design', in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Kumamoto, Japan, presented at CAADRIA 2006, Kumamoto, Japan, 31 March 2006 - 02 April 2006
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Merrick K; Maher ML, 2006, 'Motivated Reinforcement Learning for Non-Player Characters in Persistent Computer Game Worlds', in Proceedings of the 2006 ACM SIGCHI international conference on Advances in computer entertainment technology, Los Angeles, USA, presented at ACM SIGCHI International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, Los Angeles, USA, 14 June 2006 - 16 June 2006
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Rosenman M; Merrick K; Maher ML; Marchant D, 2006, 'DesignWorld: A Multidisciplinary, Collaborative Design Environment Using Agent-Based Virtual Worlds', in Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition, Springer, 10-12 July 2006, presented at 2nd International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition, Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Kasmarik K; Uther WT; Maher ML, 2005, 'Motivated Agents', in IJCAI-05, Proceedings of the Nineteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Edinburgh, Scotland, presented at 19th International joint conference on artificial intelligence, Edinburgh, Scotland, 30 July 2005 - 05 August 2005
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Maher ML; Merrick K; Macindoe O, 2005, 'Can Designs Themselves Be Creative?', in HI?05: Computational and Cognitive Models of Creative Design, Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition, UNSW, Sydney, presented at 6th International Roundtable Conference on Computational and Cognitive Models of Creative Design, Heron Island, Queensland, Australia, 10 December 2005 - 14 December 2005
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Maher ML; Merrick K, 2005, 'Agent Models for Dynamic 3D Virtual Worlds', in Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Cyberworlds, IEEE Computer Society Press, Singapore, presented at 2005 International Conference on Cyberworlds, Singapore, 23 November 2005 - 25 November 2005
    Conference Papers | 2004
    Rosenman M; Merrick K; Maher ML; Ahmed A; Shen R; Macindoe O; Marchant D; Namprempree K, 2004, 'Multidisciplinary collaboration using agent-based virtual worlds', in Proceedings of Clients Driving Innovation International Conference 2004, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, presented at 2nd International Conference Clients Driving Innovation: Moving Ideas into Practice, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 25 October 2004 - 27 October 2004
    Conference Papers | 2003
    Kasmarik K; Thurbon J, 2003, 'An experimental evaluation of a program visualisation tool for use in computer science education', in Australian Computer Science Communications, Australian Computer Society, Sydney, Australia, presented at Information visualisation 2003 : Australian Symposium on Information Visualisation, Adelaide, Australia, -

Kathryn has been awarded $5 million in competitive internal and external grants. Sources include the Australian Research Council, Defence Science and Technology Group, US Department of Airforce / Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development and US Air Force Office of Scientific Research . 

External

Garratt, M., Kasmarik, K., Miroschnichenko, A., Hattori, H., Ghodrat, M., Plested, J., Anavatti, S., Solnstev, A., Bishop, D., Tran, T., Alcock, G., Gooding, D., (2024-25) Heterogeneous Robot Teaming and Sensor Enhancements for Active CBRN Threat Modelling, Defence Innovation Network Strategic Investment Initiative, $498,931

Ravi, S., Kasmarik, K., (2023) Emergent behaviours in non-cooperative biological swarms and bio-inspired strategies shepherding robotic swarms, US Air Force Office of Scientific Research / Air Force Defense Research Sciences Program, $132,841

Ravi, S., Kasmarik, K., (2023) Bio-Inspired Robot Navigation and Control in Unknown and Limited Visibility Environments, US Department of Airforce / Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD), $17,546

Garratt, M., Ougrinovski, V.,  Kasmarik, K., Anavatti, S., (2022-2025), UNSW Canberra, Robotics and Autonomous Systems Lab, University of Adelaide / Defence Science & Technology Group (DSTG) Shared Contract, $1,500,035

Garratt, M., Kasmarik, K., Anavatti, S., (2021-23) Multi Robot Systems for Operation in CBRN Environments, Defence Science and Technology Group, $650,000

Garratt, M., Kasmarik, K., Anavatti, S., (2020-21) Heterogeneous Multi Robot Test Bench, Defence Science and Technology Group, $235,000

Abbass, H., Joiner, K., Kasmarik, K., Debie, E., El-Fiqi, H (2020) Developing Defence Data Science Capabilities, Department of Defence/Commonwealth Government Contract, $504, 225

Merrick, K., Garratt, M., (2020-2022) Behaviour Bootstrapping for Ad Hoc, Heterogeneous Robot Swarms, Australian Research Council Discovery Project, $374,000

Abbass, H., Anavatti, S., Barlow, M., Garratt., M., Merrick, K., (2018-19) Autonomous Coordination Policies in Ground-Air Unmanned Systems Interaction, Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development, $52,334.

Merrick, K., O'Byrne, S., Wilson, K., Boyson, T., Ray, T., Leu, G., Do, Q (2017-18) IEEE YoWIENet ACT, Young Women in Engineering Network, $44,730, IEEE New Initiative Seed Grant.

Barlow, S., Hunjet, R., Pourbeik, P., Merrick, K., Tang, J., Lakshika, K. (2017) Trust in human-machine teaming through machine education: a skill-based agent design, $61,999, DST-G, Competitive Evaluation Research Agreement.

Abbass, H., Anavatti, S., Barlow, M., Garratt, M., Merrick, K., Leu, G., Lakshika, E. (2016) Local State Scoring Relative to Global Goals for Self-organising Unmanned Systems in Contested RF Environments, $50,000, Defence Science and Technology Group Collaborative Project.

Abbass, H., Anavatti, S., Barlow, M., Garratt, M., Merrick, K. (2016-19) Trusted Human-Autonomy Teaming in Teleoperations, Defence Science and Technology Group Human Performance Research Network (HPRnet), $447,980 over 4 years.

Abbass, H., Merrick, K., Tan, K. C., Bezerianos, A., (2016-20) User-task co-adaptation for effective interactive simulation environments, Australian Research Council Discovery Project, $560,000 

Siddique N., Rano, I., Merrick, K., (2014-19) Motivated Reinforcement Learning in Robots. University of Ulster, Faculty of Computing and Engineering, PhD Scholarship, $75,000 over 6 years.

Merrick, K., Debie, E.: (2011-12) Extending the Data Mining Capabilities of Learning Classifier Systems to High-Dimensional Search Spaces and Limited Training Data, National Computational Infrastructure Start-up Grant (Supercomputer time allocation)

Merrick, K.: (2009) Curious Characters: From Virtual Worlds to Sentient Homes, EuCogII Travel Grant, International Workshop on Intrinsically Motivated, Cumulative Learning, Versatile Robots [Invited speaker], $3,000.

Maher, M.L., Merrick, K., Saunders, R.: (2008) Achieving Creative Behaviour Using Curious Learning Agents, National Science Foundation Travel Grant, AAAI Symposium on Creative Intelligent Systems, $2,000.

Internal

Kasmarik, K., Garratt, M., Anavatti, S., Lakshika, E., Abpeikar, S., Debie, E., Arachchige, D., Wang, B., Perera, A., Yang, S., Abbass, H., Baker, D., Liu, X., Hattori, H., Woolley, M., Plested, J., El-Fiqi, H., Hossny, M., Hussein, A., Tran, P., Miroshnichenko, A., 2023, Heterogeneous Robot Swarms, $68,645, UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme

Kasmarik, K., Garratt, M., Ravi, S., Anavatti, S., 2022-23, Trusted Autonomy Self Forming Research Group Bid, School of Engineering and IT, UNSW Canberra, $27,911

Ghodrat, M., Sharples, J., Kasmarik, K., Abpeikar, S., Plested, J., Hattori, H., Miroshnichenko, A., 2022, Using AI in modelling bushfire propagation in complex environments, AI Hub Seed Funding, $45,000

Garratt, M., Kasmarik, K., Anavatti, S., Lynar, T., Ravi, S., Abpeikar, S., Tran, P., Khan, M., Muthusamy, P., 2021, Trusted Autonomy, SEIT Self-Forming Research Grant Bid, $55,133

Garratt, M., Kasmarik, K., Abpeikar, S., Hunjet, R., 2020, Self-Generating Collective Behaviours in Swarms, UNSW Defence Related Research Scheme, $20,000.

Garratt, M., Galliott, J., Abbass, H., Anavatti, S., Kasmarik, K., Lynar, T., Barlow, M., Lakshika, E., Jevglevskaja, N., Cappuccio, M., 2020, Humanoid robots, UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme, $32,330.

Garratt, M., Ougrinovski, O., Kasmarik, K., Barlow, M., Anavatti, S., Pickering, M. 2019, Jackal Unmanned Ground Vehicles, UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme, $50,000.

Boyson, T., Kasmarik, K., Wilson, K., Aboutorab, N., Hoke, C., Sitnikova, E., Smith, W., Imran, A., Joiner, K., Kleine, H., Neely, A., O'Byrne, S., (2018) SEIT Maker Space, Research Focus Group Bid, $130,500. 

Merrick, K.: (2017) Achievement, affiliation and power: computational motivation for game-playing agents, Vice-Chancellor's Childcare Support Fund for Women Researchers at UNSW, $1,740.

Tang, J., Abbass, H., Anavatti, S., Barlow, M Garratt, M., Kasmarik, K., (2017) UNSW Canberra Distributed Simulation Facility, Major Infrastructure Big Bid, $102, 211.

Garratt, M., Anavatti, S., Abbass, H., Merrick, K., Barlow, M., (2017) VICON Vero Cameras, School of Engineering and Information Technology, Minor Equipment Grant, $18,550.

Ding, L., Prasad, D., Peterson, H., Merrick, K., Abbass, H., Garratt, M., Anavatti, S, (2017) Sustainable Smart Cities, Faculty of Built Envionment (UNSW Sydney) Faculty Research Grant, $12,000.

Abbass, H., Anavatti, S., Arachchilage, N., Barlow, M., Garratt, M., Gulrez, T., Hu, J., Jovanoski, Z., Kasmarik, K., Lakshika, E., Leu, G., Niven, R., O'Neill, B., Pickering, M., Sarker, M., Sarker, R., Sidhu, H., Sidhu, L., Shafi, K., Towers, I., Tang, J., (2016) Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Initiative, $42,200

Kasmarik, K.: (2016) Using Game Theory with Intrinsic Motivation to Examine Anti-Hacking Policies for Autonomous Systems, Vice-Chancellor's Childcare Support Fund for Women Researchers at UNSW, $2,000.

Barlow, M., Garratt, M., Abbass, H., Merrick, K.,  Anavatti, S.: (2016) VICON Partitioning and Virtual Reality Capability, School of Engineering and IT Big Bidding Initiative, $11,000.

Garratt, M., Pickering, M., Barlow, M., Abbass, H., Anavatti, S., Pota, H., Merrick, K.: (2015) Large Scale Motion Capture System, Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Initiative, $29,292.

Merrick, K., Shafi, K., Hu, J.: (2015) A game theoretic approach to modelling the effects of intrinsic motivation on decision-making in information warfare scenarios, Australian Centre for Cyber Security, Competitive Internal Grant, $55,000.

Merrick, K., (2014) Interaction between audio and visual signals on perception of 3D virtual materials, School of Engineering and Information Technology, Minor Equipment Grant, $2,000.

Merrick, K., Yu, S., Hu, J.: (2012) Using Computational Models of Creativity as a Machine Learning Guide for Predicting Zero-Day Attacks on Computer Systems and Networks, Defence Related Research Funding Scheme, Competitive Internal Grant, $17,000.

Merrick, K., Gu, N., Barlow, M.: (2011) Dynamic Content Generation of Virtual Worlds for Regional Australian Communities, UNSW@ADFA Research Training Scholarship, Competitive Internal Grant, $72,180 over 3 years.

Merrick, K., Shafi, K.: (2011) Agent-based game-theoretic models of human motivation for natural resource management, UNSW@ADFA Early Career Researcher Grant Scheme, Competitive Internal Grant, $24,620.

Merrick, K., Shafi, K.: (2010) Modelling Curious Agents as an Anomaly Detection Approach to Network Intrusion Detection, UNSW@ADFA Early Career Researcher Grant Scheme, Competitive Internal Grant, $32,500.

Merrick, K.: (2010) Learning models for curious, reconfigurable robots, UNSW@ADFA Silverstar Grant, $20,000.

Merrick, K., Gu, N., Barlow, M., (2010) Dynamic content generation for adaptive virtual worlds, UNSW@ADFA Silverstar Grant, $20,000.

Merrick, K.: (2009) Evaluating Intrinsically Motivated Robots using Affordances and Point-Cloud Matrices, Vice-Chancellor's Childcare Support Fund for Women Researchers at UNSW, $2,000.

Merrick, K., Ougrinovski, V.: (2009) Modelling Motivation for Coordination in Robot Platoons, UNSW@ADFA Research Training Scholarship, Competitive Internal Grant, $64,881 over 3 years.

Merrick, K.: (2008) Modelling Motivation for Adaptive, Learning Robots, UNSW@ADFA Rector's Start-Up Grant, $10,000.

 

Professional Service

Kathryn has served as a reviewer for journals, conference and funding agencies both locally and internationally. She is a senior member of the IEEE, where her volunteer roles have included:

IEEE ACT Section (Secretary, 2021-22)

IEEE Women in Engineering, ACT Chapter (Chair, 2019-20)

IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Cognitive and Developmental Systems Technical Committee (Chair, 2017-18)

IEEE Computational Intelligence Society ACT Chapter (Secretary, 2015-2016; Chair 2017-18)

IEEE Technical Activities Committee (Member, 2017)

IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Emerging Technologies Technical Committee (Member, 2014)

IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Autonomous Mental Development Technical Committee (Member, 2012-2014)

IEEE Sub-committee for Women in Computational Intelligence (Member, 2011, 2015-19)

Associate and Guest Editor Roles

Associate Editor, Frontiers in AI and Robotics (Computational Intelligence in Robotics Specialisation), 2021-

Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, Special Issue on Intrinsically Motivated Open-ended Learning, 2020

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, 2016-17

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, 2014-2015

Guest Editor, Future Internet, Special Issue on Cyber Warfare, 2015

Organising Committees

General Co-Chair, Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, Sydney, 2023

Chair, UNSW Canberra Young Women in Engineering (YoWIE) Summer School, 2018-20

Special Session Chair, Special Session on Computational Models of Motivation for Trusted Autonomyat the IEEE Symposium on computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence, Athens, Greece, 2016.

Finance/Registration Chair, The 20th Asia Pacific Symposium on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems, Canberra, Australia, 2016.

Organising Chair, The 28th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Canberra Australia, 2015.

Special Session Organising Committee, Grounded Cognition, Creativity and Motivated Learning, at the IEEE Symposium on computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence, Orlando, Florida, 2014.

Registration Chair, IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, Brisbane, Australia, 2012

Program Committees

IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Defence and Security Applications, 2021 

American Psychology Association Technology, Mind and Society Conference, 2018.

The 30th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2017.

The Eighth International Conference on Advanced Cognitive Technologies and Applications, COGNITIVE 2016

International High-Performance Built Environments Conference: Sustainable Built Environments (SBE 2016), Sydney, 2016

International Conference on Machine Learning Applications, ICMLA 2015

International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2013.

Special Session on Computational Intelligence for Security, Surveillance and Defense (CISSD) at the 2012 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, Brisbane, Australia, 10-15 June.

The International Conference on Mobile, Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies, UBICOMM 2011, 2014, 2015.

The 24th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI-11), Australia, 2011

International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics, 2011-2013

International Symposium on Computational Models for Life Sciences, 2011.

The 23rd Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI-10), Adelaide, Australia, 2010

The Australasian Workshop on Computational Creativity - Melbourne, Australia, 2009

The 22nd Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI-09), Melbourne, Australia, 2009

The Fourth Australian Conference on Artificial Life (ACAL'09), Melbourne, Australia, 2009.

ACM International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment (ACE 2009), Athens, Greece, 2009

The Second IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defense Applications, Ottawa, Canada, 8-10 July, 2009.

International Symposium on Computational Models for Life Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2009.

The Seventh International Conference on Simulated Evolution And Learning (SEAL'08), Melbourne, Australia, 2008

The 21st Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI-08), Auckland, New Zealand, 2008

Reviewer: Conferences

ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2018

International Conference on Machine Learning Applications, 2014, 2015

IEEE Symposium Series in Computational Intelligence, 2011

IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL 2010), An Arbor, Michigan, 2010

ACM International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment (ACE 2008), Yokohama, Japan, 2008

The Third International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, Melbourne, Australia, 2007

The Sixth International Roundtable Conference on Computational and Cognitive Models of Creative Design, Heron Island, Australia, 2005

Reviewer: Journals

IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 2019-2021

IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 2010-2012, 2016-18

IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development (now Trans. Cognitive and Developmental Systems), 2013-2021

IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning, 2013-2021

Springer, Computing Journal, 2017

Child Development Perspectives, 2017

Connection Science, 2015

ACM Computing Surveys, 2012

IEEE Transactions on Education, 2011, 2017

Journal of Artificial Life and Robotics, 2011-2012

Information Technology in Construction, Special Issue on eLearning, 2011

ACM Computers in Entertainment, Board of Reviewers, 2011

IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, 2010

Information Technology in Construction, Special Issue on Use of Gaming and Virtual World Technology in AEC, 2010Automation in Construction, 2010

Adaptive Behaviour, 2010

Learning, Media and Technology incorporating Education, Communication and Information: Special Issue on Learning in Virtual Worlds, 2009

IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine: Special Issue on Computational Intelligence in Education, 2008.

Assessor/Reviewer: Grants

Australian Research Council - NISDRG Program, 2022

New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Endeavour Fund Assessor, 2019.

Australian Research Council College of Experts 2018-2021

Australian Research Council - Discovery Projects 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Australian Research Council - Discovery Early Career Research Projects 2015, 2016

Australian Research Council - Linkage Projects 2015, 2017

Australian Research Council  - Future Fellowships 2016

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Council of the Humanities - Creative Industries Stream 2014

Reviewer: Books

Baldassarre G., Mirolli, M., (Eds): Intrinsically Motivated Learning Systems, (2011), Springer.

Gregory, S., Lee, M., Dalgarno, B., Tynan, B. (Eds): Virtual Worlds in Online and Distance Education (2011), Athabasca University Press.

 

Kathryn's research interests lie in the field of autonomous mental development for machines (specifically computers). Research in autonomous mental development uses principles of cognitive and developmental sciences to build artificial systems capable of ontogenetic development. Such systems initially have little or no domain-specific knowledge or skills in their "infant" stage, but are equipped with generic reasoning mechanisms that permit them to acquire such knowledge and skills through interaction with their environment as they mature to an "adult" stage. Kathryn's research speciality within this domain is the development, use and evaluation of computational models of motivation.

Kathryn has contributed to the theoretical development of computational motivation in reinforcement learning, particle swarm optimisation and game theoretic settings. Applications of Kathryn's research include the control of believable digital characters in online games, intelligent sensed environments, developmental robots, anomaly detection, cyber-security and creative decision making.

Kathryn's current projects include user-task co-adaptation, human-autonomy teaming and motivated reinforcement learning. 

Trusted Autonomy

This is a research focus area in the School of Engineering and IT at UNSW Canberra.

User-Task Co-Adaptation for Effective Interactive Simulation Environments

This is an ARC funded project

Human Performance Research Network (HPRNet)

The Trusted Autonomy group at UNSW Canberra will form a node in the new HPRNet studying psychological methods for improving mission effectiveness in human-machine teams.

Local State Scoring Relative to Global Goals for Self-Organising Unmanned Systems in Contested RF Environments

This is a DST-G funded project.

My Research Supervision

Kathryn has supervised PhD, Masters, Honours and Chief of Defence Force (CDF) projects. Below are examples of ongoing and completed projects supervised over the past 15 years. For information about prospective projects, contact Kathryn Kasmarik

Current Students

Yu Zhou (supervisor Prof Matt Garratt, co-supervisor Dr Jo Plested), PhD Candidate, Visual swarming (2024-)

Huma Hafeez (supervisor Prof Matt Garratt), PhD Candidate, (2023-)

Aidan Sawers (joint supervisor Dr Jo Plested) (2023-)

Ryan Locke (supervisor A/Prof Sridhar Ravi, co-supervisor Dr Shadi Abpeikar), (2023-)

Wasura Wattearachchi (supervisor Dr Erandi Lakshika, co-supervisor Prof Michael Barlow), (2023-)

Praveena Dewapura (co-supervisor Dr Asanka Perera, A/Prof Sridhar Ravi) (2023-)

Yomna Ibrahim (supervisor Prof Jiankun Hu) (2023-)

Sara Mohamed (co-supervisor Dr Essam Debie) (2023-)

Mahtab Khani (co-supervisors A/Prof Michael Barlow, Dr Shadi Abpeikar), PhD Candidate (2021-)

Reda Ghanem (joint supervisor Dr Ismail Ali, co-supervisor Prof Matt Garratt), PhD Candidate (2022-)

Jasmin Craufurd-Hill (joint supervisor Dr Tim Lynar, co-supervisor Dr Ben Kaehler), The phylomemetry of device malware, PhD Candidate (2021-)

Past Students

2023

Noha Khattab (co-supervisor Prof Matt Garratt), Autonomous recognition of collective behaviours in robotic swarms from vision data, PhD Candidate (2019-2023)

2022

Tung Nguyen (supervisor Prof Hussein Abbass) , Interpretable Knowledge Transfer in Communicative Neural-Based Swarm-Guidance Agents, PhD Candidate (2019-2022)

Shuo Yang, (supervisor Dr Michael Barlow), Great Team Play: A study of computational trust in a team of agents, PhD Candidate (2017-2022)

Paresh Dhakan (supervisors Dr Nazmul Siddique (University of Ulster, UK), Dr Inaki Rano (University of Ulster, UK)), Motivated Reinforcement Learning for Robots, PhD Candidate.

2021

Dulakshi Wannigamage (supervisor Dr Michael Barlow), Player population patterns in digital games: A causal view, PhD Candidate (2017-2021)

Dilini Arachchige (supervisor Dr Michael Barlow), A grammar-based evolutionary framework for learning cooperative multi-agent behaviours, PhD Candidate (2017-2021)

Laine Jeston-Fenton (co-supervisor Dr Shadi Abpeikar), Visualising performance measures for robotic swarms in coverage tasks, 4th Year Electrical Engineer. 

2020

Md Mohiuddin Khan (co-supervisor Dr Michael Barlow), Autonomous Generation and Recognition of Collective Behaviour in Swarms, PhD Candidate (2016-2020)

Ismail Ali (supervisor Dr Daryl Essam), A differential evolution algorithm for generic combinatorial optimisation problems, PhD (2016-2020)

Van Pham, (co-supervisor A/Prof Chris Lokan) Software quality metrics, PhD Candidate (2015-2020)

2019

Sherif Abdelfattah (co-supervisor Prof Jiankun Hu) Intrinsically Motivated Multi-objective Reinforcement Learning, PhD (2015-2019)

2018

Xuejie Liu, (co-supervisor Prof Hussein Abbass), Using EEG to Model Player Motive Profiles in Computer Games, PhD , (2014-2018)

Tung Nguyen (supervisor Prof Hussein Abbass) Deep learning models to assess human’s ability to complete a task, Master by Research (2016-2018)

Nadia Govier (co-supervisor Dr Heba El-Fiqi), Simultaneously Learning Multiple Intrinsically Motivated Objectives, 4th Year Electrical Engineer. First Class Honours.

2017

Sarah Bowley, Controlling a self-motivated swarm using a handheld device, Electrical Engineering 4th Year Project.

John Harvey, (supervisor Prof Hussein Abbass) Predicting Swarming Behaviour Using Chaos Measures, PhD (2012-2017).

Jacob Hobbs, Computational Models of Power Motivation for Directed Flocking, Electrical Engineering 4th Year Project

Matthew Boorman, Speech-based Human-Swarm Interaction, 4th Year Electrical Engineering Project.

Zhaoyang Yang, (co-supervisor Prof Hussein Abbass), Deep Reinforcement Learning for Continuous Action Control, Master of Philosophy (2016-17)

2016

Ruby Brady-Welsh, Motivated Reinforcement Learning in Neural Networks, Electrical Engineering 4th Year Project 

Nadia Govier, Reinforcement Learning: Establishing the Suitability of Linear and Non-linear Function Approximation Algorithms, Electrical Engineering CDF 2nd Year Project.

2015

Medria Hardhienata (co-supervisor A/Prof Valeri Ougrinovski), Task Allocation in Multiagent Systems using Models of Motivation and Leadership, PhD (2010-2015). 

Adam Klyne, Self-Motivated Task Allocation Algorithms, Electrical Engineering 4th Year Project. The image dataset used in this project can be found here. The documentation for the dataset can be found here. The dataset is free to download, please reference Klyne, A., Merrick, K., (2015) Task Allocation Using Particle Swarm Optimisation and Anomaly Detection to Generate a Dynamic Fitness Function, Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence.

Ben Quinton, A methodology for applying motivated agents to non-player characters in games, Electrical Engineering CDF 2nd Year Project

2014

Essam Debie (co-supervisors Dr Kamran Shafi, Dr Chris Lokan), Extending the Data Mining Capabilities of Learning Classifier Systems to High-Dimensional Search Spaces and Limited Training Data,  PhD (2011-2014). Essam is now a Lecturer in the Faculty of Computers and Informatics, Zagazig University, Egypt.

Hafsa Ismail, (co-supervisor Dr Michael Barlow), A Neural Network Framework for Motivating Different Task Types in Reinforcement Learning  Masters by Research (2011-2014). Hafsa is now a PhD candidate at the University of Canberra.

Bing Wang, (joint-supervisor Prof Hussein Abbass), Autonomous Hypothesis Generation for Knowledge Discovery in Continuous Domains PhD (2011-2014). Bing is now a post doctoral researcher at the Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Michele Wilson, (co-supervisor Dr Jonathon Legg (DSTO)), Anomaly detection for surveillence track data, Masters of Defence Operations Research, Minor Thesis (2014).

2012

Nick Fraser (co-supervisor Dr Michael Barlow), Models of Creativity for Generating Creative Artefacts using Developmental Robots, Electrical Engineering 4th Year Project.

2011

Les Kosowski (co-supervisor Brandon Pincombe (DSTO)), An Analysis of Infantry Combat using System Dynamics and the Army as a System Framework, Masters of Defence Operations Research, Minor Thesis (with High Distinction) (2011).

Benjamin Graham, Developing a Curious Social Force Robot for Human-Robot Interactions, Electrical Engineering CDF 2nd Year Project

Benjamin Graham, Improving Coordination in Multi-Agent Systems Using Models of Motivation, Electrical Engineering CDF 2nd Year Project

Daniel Myers, Motivated Robots Playing Mixed-Motive Games, Electrical Engineering CDF 2nd Year Project

Fred Rainbird, Self-Motivated Software Architectures for Reconfigurable Robots, Electrical Engineering CDF 2nd Year Project

2010

Muhammad Niazi (co-supervisor Dr Kamran Shafi), Masters by Research Candidate (2010-)

Gerard Martin, Using Motivation to Control a Search and Rescue Robot, Electrical Engineering CDF 2nd Year Project

2009

Tom Scully, Modelling Affordances for the Control and Evaluation of Intrinsically Motivated Robots, 2nd Year CDF Project. Now a PhD candidate at UNSW Canberra.

Loyd Ocampo, Curious Mechanical Animals , Electrical Engineering 4th Year Project.

Steve Witzand (supervisor A/Prof Valeri Ougrinovski), Coordinated Lego Segways, Electrical Engineering 4th Year Project (Awarded Honours I). Final video montage.

Adam Goossens, Creative Agent Societies for Non-Player Characters in Virtual Worlds, Computer Science, CDF 3rd Year Project.

2008

Adam Goossens, Societies of Motivated Agents for Non-Player Characters in Virtual Worlds, Computer Science CDF 2nd Year Project.

Dayne Schmidt, Robotic Applications for a Curious Place , Electrical Engineering CDF 2nd Year Project

My Teaching

Kathryn has taught at both undergraduate and masters levels. She was the Coordinator for Learning and Teaching Development for the Schools of Engineering and IT and Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences from 2017-2018. She was the Deputy Head of School (Teaching) for the School of Engineering and IT from 2018-2021.  She still teaches computer science to students taking computing and engineering degrees. In recent years she has designed and delivered a suite of robotics and AI courses for these students.

School of Engineering and Technology, UNSW Canberra

ZEIT 4161: Algorithms for Robots and Autonomous Systems (2023-)

This course introduces training officers to the challenges and opportunities posed by autonomous systems. Students learn a range of single and multi-robot algorithms that can be applied in robotics settings. Application areas include environmental sensing applications, while algorithms include path planning, swarming, reinforcement learning and others.  

School of Systems and Computing, UNSW Canberra

ZEIT 1102: Introduction to Programming (2023-)

This introductory course provides the fundamental underpinning for studies in computer science. The course was taught in Java until 2023, and will be taught in python from 2024. 

School of Engineering and IT, UNSW Canberra

ZEIT 2103: Data Structures and Representation (2010-16, 2018-2021)

This course develops awareness and practical skills related to the use of common data structures and algorithms. Topics covered include object-oriented design, data structures, databases, file storage, search and sorting algorithms.

ZEIT 2301: Solution Design (2011-16)

This course builds analytical and design skills within the information systems domain. Students learn to use different modelling tools to capture functional, structural and behavioural aspects of systems. Students participate in design studios and build a portfolio of designs as well as implementing a database enabled Android App.

School of Information Technologies and Electrical Engineering, UNSW@ADFA

ZITE 1001: Computer Tools for Engineers (2008-09)

This unit of study develops an awareness of the elements of a computing system and broadly how a computer works. It provides an introductory knowledge of useful computing packages; an introductory knowledge of the structured approach to problem solving using a computer; a working familiarity with the engineering language MATLAB, and the ability to employ it for problem solving.A puzzle-based learning methodology is employed in teaching.

ZITE 1302: Information Systems in Organisations (2008)

This unit of study extends introduction to information systems by looking at the role of information systems in organisations, information systems applications, security, ethical and management issues.

Research Methods Course and Optimisation Spring School (Part of the 2008 offerings)

Supporting material from the Research Methods course and 2008 Spring School on Optimisation, Learning and Complexity. These courses are for postgraduate students at UNSW@ADFA.

Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition, University of Sydney

DESC 9180: Designing Virtual Worlds (2007)

The aim of this unit of study is to introduce the basic techniques for designing and building virtual worlds. The focus is on the connection between the human activities supported by the virtual world and the architecture for supporting interactive, functional, multi-user environments.