Thesis students

This page lists all students currently enrolled to complete a thesis at ECS.

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Nabil Adam

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Mirza Sumair Ahmed

Supervisor(s): Dr Ramesh Rayudu
Thesis Title: Potential of Low Voltage Direct Current in New Zealand


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Haesum Ali

Supervisor(s): Dr Daniel Burmester, A/Prof Ramesh Rayudu
Thesis Title: Investigating Local Energy Markets for Enhanced PV and EV Hosting Capacity in New Zealand's Distribution Network


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Mustafa Alqudah

Supervisor(s): Dr Timothy Anderson, Dr Jim Hinkley, Prof Alan Brent
Thesis Title: Fluidised bed receivers for beam-down concentrated solar power


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Buddhima Amarathunga

Supervisor(s): Dr Jyoti Sahni, Dr Alvin Valera,
Thesis Title: Dynamic sensor relocation in mobile wireless sensor networks


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Hayden Andersen

Supervisor(s): Dr Andrew Lensen, Dr Will Browne, Dr Yi Mei
Thesis Title: Evolving Human-Friendly Explanations


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Zak Argabrite

Supervisor(s): Dr Jim Murphy (NZSM), Dr Mo Zareei (NZSM), Prof Dale Carnegie, and Prof Sally Jane Norman (NZSM)
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Nishadi Ariyasinghe

Supervisor(s): Dr Simon McCallum , Dr Craig Anslow
Thesis Title: A VR Intervention to Alleviate Loneliness in Migrant Communities


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Bisma Ayaz

Supervisor(s): Dr Xiaoying Gao
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Johniel Bocacao

Supervisor(s): Prof Ali Knott and Dr Andrew Lensen
Thesis Title: Revisiting the Algorithm Charter


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Duncan Cameron

Supervisor(s): Dr Alvin Valera, Prof Winston Seah
Thesis Title: Empowering Rural Internet Service Providers With Self-Driving Networks


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Kieran Carnegie

Supervisor(s): Dr Simon McCallum, Dr Gina Grimshaw (Psychology)
Thesis Title: Depth of Field Rendering affects comfort on Head Mounted Displays through minimizing discomforting motions during locomotion


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Ruiqi Chen

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Yi Mei , Prof Mengjie Zhang and Dr Fangfang Zhang
Thesis Title: Reinforcement learning and evolutionary computation for scheduling


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Yuting Chen

Supervisor(s): Dr Craig Watterson Dr Karsten Lundqvist
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Ze Chen

Supervisor(s): Dr Yi Mei, Prof Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title: Machine Learning for Genomic Fish Breeding


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Anu Choudhary

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Ramesh Rayudu, Dr James Hinkley
Thesis Title: Carbon Emissions from Geothermal powerplant in New Zealand


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Abigail Clennell

Supervisor(s): Dr Andrew Lensen, Dr Rachael Shaw
Thesis Title: AI-Driven Kākā Facial Recognition for Conservation


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Todd Cochrane

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Steve Cosgrove

Supervisor(s): Prof Winston Seah and Dr Alvin Valera
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Paul Dagger

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Kris Bubendorfer & A/Prof Ian Welch
Thesis Title: Solving Trusted Execution Requirements at the IoT Edge


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Kaan Demir

Supervisor(s): Prof Bing Xue, Dr Bach Nguyen
Thesis Title: Sparsity-based Feature Selection for Multi-label Classification


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Ambica Dixit

Supervisor(s): Dr Mengjie Zhang Dr Bing Xue
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Steven Dockter

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Lin Dong

Supervisor(s): Mengjie Zhang, Bing Xue, Ying Bi
Thesis Title: Genetic programming for image analysis


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Rohit Duggal

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Ramesh Rayudu, Dr James Hinkley, Dr John Burnell
Thesis Title: Low-enthalpy geothermal energy extraction from oil and gas fields


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Nkiru Ede

Supervisor(s): https://people.wgtn.ac.nz/jens.dietrich https://people.wgtn.ac.nz/uli.zuelicke
Thesis Title: Networks of Knowledge Sharing - Complex Dynamics of Software Components


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Kirita-Rose Escott

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Hui Ma, Dr Aaron Chen
Thesis Title: Dynamic Workflow Scheduling in Cloud Computing


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Chibuike Eze

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Mathew Falloon

Supervisor(s): Dr Aaron Chen
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Jigang Fan

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Zhengxin Fang

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Hui Ma and Dr Aaron Chen
Thesis Title: Resource Allocation in Container-based Clouds


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Andrew Fawcet

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Jeanelle Frontin

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Paul Teal, A/Prof Marcus Frean, A/Prof Mona Krewel
Thesis Title: Information Measurement for Explainable Artificial Intelligence


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Isaac Gariano

Supervisor(s): Dr Marco Servetto, Prof James Noble
Thesis Title: Hybridly Typed Retroactive Polymorphism


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Roydon Goldsack

Supervisor(s): W. Bastiaan Kleijn, Hedwig Eisenbarth
Thesis Title:


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Dedy Hendro

Supervisor(s): Prof. Ian Welch, Dr. Yi Mei
Thesis Title: Explainable AI in Cybersecurity


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Jamey Hepi

Supervisor(s): Dr Yi Mei, A/Prof Ian Welch
Thesis Title: Native Flora Recognition and Diagnostics on a Mobile Device


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Nimasha Herath

Supervisor(s): Dr Andrew Lensen, Dr Anya Leenman, Dr Mairead de Roiste
Thesis Title: Harnessing the Power of Deep Learning and Earth Observation for Flood Forecasting in Aotearoa


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Chathura Hewa Algiriyage

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Karsten Lundqvist, Dr Craig Watterson
Thesis Title: Liminal Transitions in Software Development


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Hiroshika Hinduramage

Supervisor(s): Dr Stuart Marshall, Dr Nadia Pantidi (CMIC)
Thesis Title: An AR Mobile Application for Training Children with ASD with Social Skills


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Fahimeh Hosseinnia Shavaki

Supervisor(s): Dr Jennifer Ferreira, Prof Alex Potanin,Dr James Quilty
Thesis Title: Developing a water quality monitoring and trading platform for agricultural areas


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Xiaohan Hu

Supervisor(s): Prof Winston Seah / Dr Jyoti Sahni / Prof Colin Simpson
Thesis Title: Scalable and Patient-centric Medical Data Sharing


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Junhao Huang

Supervisor(s): Prof Bing Xue,Prof Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title: Evolutionary Design of Deep Convolutional Neural Networks


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Kun Huang

Supervisor(s): Dr Fanglue Zhang, Prof Neil Dodgson
Thesis Title: Dynamic Panoramic Video Leanrning and Editing


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Zhixing Huang

Supervisor(s): Dr Yi Mei, Prof Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title: Using Linear Genetic Programming for Dynamic Job Shop Scheduling


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Amer Hussain

Supervisor(s):
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Faisal Ishtiaq

Supervisor(s): Prof Bastiaan Kleijn, A/Prof Paul Teal
Thesis Title: Signal representation in probabilistic Autoencoders


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Taran John

Supervisor(s): Harith Al-Sahaf, Qurrat Ul Ain, Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title: Utilising Machine Learning to Extract Clinically Oriented Features for Skin Cancer Detection


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Janani Kahahena

Supervisor(s): Dr Gideon Gouws,Dr Christopher Hollitt
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Chibuzor Kama

Supervisor(s): Dr Karsten Lundqvist, Dr Craig Watterson
Thesis Title: Using Game-Based Learning to Teach Engineering Ethics to New Zealand Undergraduate Students.


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Muhammad Saad Khan

Supervisor(s): Dr Craig Anslow,Dr Brian Robinson
Thesis Title: Enhancing Radiological Diagnostic and Training through Extended Reailty


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Ciaran King

Supervisor(s): Bastiaan Kleijn
Thesis Title:


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Simin Kou

Supervisor(s): Fang-Lue Zhang, Neil Dodgson
Thesis Title: 360-degree Videos Representation and Manipulating


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Anton Lee

Supervisor(s): Dr Heitor Murilo Gomes, Dr Yaqian Zhang
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Sasha Leitman

Supervisor(s): Prof Dale Carnegie, Dr Jim Murphy (NZSM)
Thesis Title: Resonant Interfaces


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Ning Li

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Xiaocheng Liao

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Bocheng Lin

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Jiabin Lin

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Bing Xue,Dr QiChen
Thesis Title: Evolutionary transfer learning for feature selection


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Benny Lin

Supervisor(s): Mengjie Zhang, Bing Xue
Thesis Title: Machine Learning Application in Computer Vision


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Saining Liu

Supervisor(s): Yi Mei, Mengjie Zhang
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Jordan MacLachlan

Supervisor(s): Dr Yi Mei
Thesis Title: Evolutionary computation for emergency dispatch


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Abdullah Mamun

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Ian Welch, Dr Harith Al-Sahaf
Thesis Title: APT detection using Artificial Intelligence


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Mayuravaani Mathuranathan

Supervisor(s): Prof. Bastiaan Kleijn, Dr. Andrew Lensen
Thesis Title:


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Carl McMillan

Supervisor(s): Prof Bing Xue, Prof Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title:


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Zuhaib Mirza

Supervisor(s): Prof Alan Brent
Thesis Title: A multi-dimensional comparative analysis of the transition to renewable energy


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Sanjib Mishra

Supervisor(s): Dr. Ramesh Rayudu
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Mohamad Rimas Mohamad Anfar

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Michaella Moon

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Eduardo Mossmann

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Marcus Frean, Prof Stephen Marsland (SMS)
Thesis Title: A Topic in Game Theory


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Rasika Nandana

Supervisor(s): https://people.wgtn.ac.nz/Peter.Andreae
Thesis Title: Testing Earthquake Early Warning Systems for NZ


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Vinh Nguyen

Supervisor(s): Dr Alex Doronin, Prof Bing Xue
Thesis Title: Solving the 3D Rendering Equation with Subsurface Scattering using Machine Learning


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Immaculata Ojo

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Philip Oliver

Supervisor(s): Dr Michael Homer, A/Prof Jens Dietrich, Dr Craig Anslow
Thesis Title: Configurations for Automated Crash Reproduction in JavaScript


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Junwei Pang

Supervisor(s):
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Lisa Patterson

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Ian Welch, Dr Bryan Ng, Dr Sue Chard
Thesis Title: Data Privacy and Security: Investigating Safety of Internet Technologies for the Everyday User


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Jiyuan Pei

Supervisor(s): A/Prof. Yi Mei
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Hao Peng

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Amalu Philip

Supervisor(s): Dr Ramesh Rayudu
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Isabella Pimentel Pincelli

Supervisor(s): Dr. James Hinkley, Prof Alan Brent
Thesis Title: Integrating material cycles in low-carbon energy transition analyses for Aotearoa - New Zealand


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Sunethra Pitawala

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Paul Teal, Prof Mark McGuinness (SMS)
Thesis Title: Bayesian estimation of Bound Fluid Fraction from NMR relaxation


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Rere Pope

Supervisor(s):
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Agatha Rachmat

Supervisor(s): Dr Craig Watterson
Thesis Title: TBD


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Christian Raymond

Supervisor(s): Dr. Qi Chen, Prof. Bing Xue
Thesis Title: Learning Loss Functions via Meta-Learning


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Ryan Roberts

Supervisor(s): Prof Alan Brent, Dr James Hinkley
Thesis Title: Understanding the Impacts of Community Energy in New Zealand


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Demelza Robinson

Supervisor(s): Dr Alex Doronin, Prof Bastiaan Kleijn
Thesis Title: Probabilistic machine learning for biomedical optical diagnostics


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Amer Saeed

Supervisor(s): Dr. Aaron Chen; Dr. Hui Ma;Dr. Qiang Fu
Thesis Title: Evolutionary Computation Approaches for IoT Workflow Scheduling


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Miru Samarakoon

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Paul Teal, A/Prof Marcus Frean
Thesis Title: Predictive Analytics in Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Waveforms


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Sam Schimanski

Supervisor(s):
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Ya Shen

Supervisor(s): Dr Aaron Chen, A/Prof Hui Ma, Prof Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title: Research in Reinforcement Learning and Evolutionary Computation


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Manish Singh

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Alex Potanin, A/Prof Lindsay Groves
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Priya Singh

Supervisor(s): Dr. Ramesh Rayudu
Thesis Title: Interaction of large-scale wind farms with Power Grid


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Fengyang Sun

Supervisor(s): Hui Ma, Aaron Chen
Thesis Title: Knowledge-driven Optimization Algorithm for IoT Service Composition


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Senfa Sun

Supervisor(s): Dr Jennifer Ferreira, Dr Dana Fridman (Design Innovation)
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Ziyi Sun

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Bing Xue, Prof Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title: Evolutionary Computation for Image Analysis


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Angus Tan

Supervisor(s):
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Guojun Tang

Supervisor(s): Dr. Alex Doronin, Dr. Paul Teal
Thesis Title: Biomedical Optical Imaging Aided by Machine Learning


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Alexander Telfar

Supervisor(s): Will Browne
Thesis Title: Model-based reinforcement learning


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Yuan Tian

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Yi Mei and Prof Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title: Genetic Programming for Project Scheduling Problem


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Hansi Udapola

Supervisor(s): Dr Simon McCallum, Dr Nadia Pantidi
Thesis Title: Co-design and Mixed-method evaluation study to evaluate the role of facilitator in promoting social interactions in virtual reality environments among adolescents experiencing social isolation


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Nisal Udawatta

Supervisor(s): Dr Craig Anslow, Dr Brian Robinson, Dr Stuart Marshall
Thesis Title: Immersive Cardiac Catheter Ablation Procedure for Electrophysiology


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Maryam Var Naseri

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Ian Welch, Dr Masood Mansoori
Thesis Title: Application of AI to Situation Awareness in the context of Honeypot


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Elena Vasilieva

Supervisor(s): Dr. Alex Doronin
Thesis Title: Optical imaging and treatment of malignant melanoma aided by machine learning


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Ilya Vladyko

Supervisor(s):
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Rajesh Vuppala

Supervisor(s):
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Chunyu Wang

Supervisor(s): Dr. Qi, Prof. Bing and Prof. Meng
Thesis Title: Evolutionary Machine Learning for image classification


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Qinyu Wang

Supervisor(s):
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Yujia Wang

Supervisor(s):
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Nick Webster

Supervisor(s): Dr. Marco Servetto, Dr. Michael Homer
Thesis Title: Performant Strict Automatic Parallelisation


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Jiahong Wei

Supervisor(s):
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Josh Weir

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Taehyun Rhee, Dr Andrew Chalmers (CMIC)
Thesis Title: Portrait Relighting for Video Conferencing


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Jesse Wood

Supervisor(s): Prof Bing Xue, Dr Bach Nguyen, Prof Mengjie Zhang, Dr Daniel Killeen
Thesis Title: Rapid determination of bulk composition and quality of marine biomass in Mass Spectrometry


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Baiyun Xiao

Supervisor(s): Dr. Yau Hee Kho, Prof. Peter Smith
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Hao Xu

Supervisor(s): Dr Alvin Valera,Prof Winston Seah
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Meng Xu

Supervisor(s): Dr Yi Mei, Prof Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title:


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Beihong Yang

Supervisor(s): Dr Aaron Chen
Thesis Title:


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Yifan Yang

Supervisor(s): Dr AaronChen, A/Prof Hui Ma, Prof Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title: Dynamic Multi-Workflow Scheduling in Network-aware Cloud


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Faisal Zaman

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Taehyun Rhee, Dr Craig Anslow
Thesis Title: Mixed Reality Collaboration based Immersive Analytics System


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Dylon Zeng

Supervisor(s): Prof Mengjie Zhang A/Prof Ivy Liu Prof Bing Xue
Thesis Title: Image Analysis


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Hengzhe Zhang

Supervisor(s): Prof Mengjie Zhang, Prof Bing Xue, Dr Qi Chen
Thesis Title: Genetic Programming based Evolutionary Feature Construction


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Yuye Zhang

Supervisor(s): Fangfang Zhang, Bing Xue, Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title:


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Bonny Zhao

Supervisor(s): Dr Aaron Chen,A/Prof Hui Ma
Thesis Title:


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Yun Zhou

Supervisor(s): Prof Bing Xue, Dr Aaron Chen
Thesis Title:


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Xuan Zhu

Supervisor(s):
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Anjali de Silva

Supervisor(s): Dr Aaron Chen
Thesis Title: Evolutionary Computation for Community Detection in Social Networks