Saber is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT), University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra, Australia. Saber was awarded a PhD degree in Computer Science from the UNSW Canberra, in 2012.
Dr Elsayed’s primary research focus areas include single and multi-objective optimisation, static and dynamic optimisation, large-scale optimisation, project scheduling, swarm guidance and cyber-security using computational intelligence. His research contributions have led to several advantages in many areas, i.e., engineering, business, computer science, defence, mining, cyber security and power systems.
Dr Elsayed was the winner of different competitions organised in top evolutionary computation conferences. From 2019 to 2020, he was serving as the Chair of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (ACT Chapter). He was the Local Organising Co-Chair of the 2020 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence 2020 (IEEE SSCI), the Program Chair of the 20th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems 2016 (Canberra, Australia) and the Registration Co-Chair of the Australasian Conference on Artificial Life and Computational Intelligence (ACALCI 2016). Currently, he is a member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Summer School subcommittee.
Development of Portfolio Optimisation Heuristics (DSTG, 2021-23, $156K)
Co-evolutionary Computational Intelligence (DSTG, 2020-22, $196K)
Smart Shepherding for UxV Swarm Control (DSTG, 2021-22, $160K)
Distributed Symbolic-Non-Symbolic Context-Aware Swarm Logics (Office of Naval Research Global, 2019-21, $625K)
Intelligent Algorithms for Portfolio Selection in Future Force Design (DSTG, 2019-21, $320K)
Evolutionary Frameworks for Dynamic Big Optimisation Problems, UNSW Rector’s start-up grant, $50K
Distributed Context-Awareness for Multi-Agent Systems and its Application to Military Land Vehicles (DSTG, 2018, $20K)
Distributed Symbolic-Non-Symbolic Context-Aware Swarm Logics (DSTG, 2018, $5,750)
Development of Parallel Evolutionary Algorithms for Big Optimisation Problems, NVIDIA GPU Grant (2017, Nvidia Titan Xp graphics card ~=A$1950)
Intrusion Detection with Evolutionary Algorithms, the Australian Centre for Cyber Security Research Funding Program (2015, A$50K).
- Winner of the IEEE WCCI/CEC 2022 Competition on Seeking Multiple Optima in Dynamic Environment (Ahrari A; Elsayed S; Sarker R; Essam, D.; Coello Colleo C)
- Winner of the IEEE WCCI/CEC 2022 Competition on Dynamic Optimization Problems Generated by Generalized Moving Peaks Benchmark (Ahrari A; Elsayed S; Sarker R; Essam, D.; Coello Colleo C)
- Best student paper award: Deep Learning For Noisy Communication System. [Mohamed, R.E., Hunjet, R., Elsayed, S. and Abbass, H.] In 2021 31st International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC) (pp. 40-47). IEEE.
- Winner of the IEEE WCCI/CEC 2020 Competition on Niching Methods for Multimodal Optimization (Ahrari A; Elsayed S; Sarker R; Essam, D.)
- Winner of the GECCO 2020 Competition on Niching Methods for Multimodal Optimization (Ahrari A; Elsayed S; Sarker R; Essam, D.)
- Winner of the IEEE-CEC2020’s Competition “Real-Parameter Numerical Optimization".
- Winner of the IEEE-CEC2016’s Competition “Real-Parameter Numerical Optimization".
- Winner of the IEEE-CEC2014’s Competition “Real-Parameter Numerical Optimization".
- UNSW Publication Fellowship (SEIT, UNSW Canberra)
- Winner of the IEEE-CEC2011’s Competition “Testing Evolutionary Algorithms on Real-world Numerical Optimization Problems”
- High Impact Journal Publications (as a top-up scholarship, (SEIT, UNSW Canberra), 2011
- Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS) funding, 2011
Member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Summer School subcommittee
IEEE CIS ACT Chapter Chair (since 2019-2020)
More can be found on https://www.saberelsayed.com/professional-engagements
My Research Supervision
Past Research Candidates
Kangjing (Jenny) Li (PhD.: joint supervisor- Completed 2022)
Dr Md Forhad Zaman (PhD: Power Generation Planning Using Evolutionary Algorithms) (co-supervisor - Completed 2017) - working as a Post-doc at UNSW Canberra
Data Structures and Representation (ZEIT2103)
Introduction to Programming (ZEIT1102)