Current thesis students

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

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Shabbir Abbasi

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Ian Welch, Dr Harith Al-Sahaf
Thesis Title: Automated behaviour based ransomware detection and classification


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Mahdi Abdollahi

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Xiaoying Sharon Gao, Dr Yi Mei
Thesis Title: Improving Medical Document Classification via Feature Engineering


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Taiwo Akindele

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Hui Ma, Dr Yi Mei
Thesis Title: Evolutionary Computation approach to energy-efficient microservice resource allocation in the cloud


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Baligh Al-Helali

Supervisor(s): Prof Bing Xue, Prof Mengjie Zhang and Dr Qi Chen
Thesis Title: Genetic programming for symbolic regression on incomplete data


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Mohammed Al-Shaboti

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Ian Welch, Dr Aaron Chen
Thesis Title: Fine-grained Access Control for Smart Spaces using User Inputs


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Peter Alexander

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Paul Teal
Thesis Title: Applications of a Bayesian Approach to Solving Inverse Problems


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Ramya Anasseriyil Viswambaran

Supervisor(s): Dr Aaron Chen, A/Prof Bing Xue, and Dr Mohammad Nekooei
Thesis Title: Evolutionary Computation for designing and training of Deep Recurrent Neural Network


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Hayden Andersen

Supervisor(s): Dr Andrew Lensen, Dr Will Browne
Thesis Title:


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Mazhar Ansari Ardeh

Supervisor(s): Dr Yi Mei, Prof Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title: Genetic Programming Transfer Learning for Solving Uncertain Capacitated Arc Routing


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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)
Thesis Title:


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Morgan Atkins

Supervisor(s): Dr Craig Watterson, Dr Karsten Lundqvist
Thesis Title: Automated Formative Assessment: Closing the Feedback Loop in Introductory Programming Courses


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Daniel Braithwaite

Supervisor(s): Prof Bastiaan Kleijn, A/Prof Marcus Frean
Thesis Title: Improving Variational Methods for Representation Learning and Generative Modelling


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Tristan Bunn

Supervisor(s): Dr Craig Anslow, Dr Karsten Lundqvist
Thesis Title: Visual Analytics for Learning Management Systems


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Duncan Cameron

Supervisor(s): Dr Alvin Valera, Prof Winston Seah
Thesis Title: ElasticWISP: Energy-Proportional WISP Backhaul Networks


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Kieran Carnegie

Supervisor(s): Dr Simon McCallum, Dr Gina Grimshaw (Psychology)
Thesis Title:


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Sam Carswell

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


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Rongsen Chen

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Taehyun Rhee, Dr Fanglue Zhang
Thesis Title:


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Xiu Cheng

Supervisor(s): Prof Will Browne, Prof Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title:


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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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Hamish Colenso

Supervisor(s): Dr Ciaran Moore (University of Canterbury), Dr Gideon Gouws
Thesis Title: Fabrication of a two-dimensional far-field superlens


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Davis Cooper

Supervisor(s): Prof Stephen Marsland (SMS), A/Prof Marcus Frean
Thesis Title: Optimal Transport for Generative Modelling


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Joao Costa

Supervisor(s): Dr Yi Mei, Prof Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title: Hyper Heuristics for the Large-Scale Vehicle Routing Problem


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Binh Dang

Supervisor(s): Dr Qiang Fu, A/Prof Peter Andreae and Prof Peter Smith (SMS)
Thesis Title: Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access for Mobile Edge Computing


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Kaan Demir

Supervisor(s): Prof Bing Xue, Dr Bach Nguyen
Thesis Title:


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Rohit Duggal

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Ramesh Rayudu, Dr James Hinkley
Thesis Title: Low-temperature geothermal energy extraction from hydrocarbon fields


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Paul Dunham

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Dugal McKinnon (NZSM), Dr Mo Zareei (NZSM), Prof Dale Carnegie
Thesis Title: The Sound of Obsolescence in the Age of Digital Re-production


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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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Qinglan Fan

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


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Simon Finnie

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Taehyun Rhee, Dr Fanglue Zhang
Thesis Title: Dynamic Scene Reconstruction Using a Hybrid RGB-D Sensor System


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Isaac Gariano

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


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Marc Gluyas

Supervisor(s): Dr Alexander Doronin
Thesis Title: Real-Time Raytracer Aided by Artificial Intelligence


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Erin Greenwood-Thessman

Supervisor(s): Dr Michael Homer and Prof James Noble
Thesis Title:


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Dylan Guja

Supervisor(s):
Thesis Title:


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Mona Hakami

Supervisor(s): Prof Bastiaan Kleijn, Prof Dale Carnegie
Thesis Title: Speech Quality Estimation


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Junaid Haseeb

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Ian Welch, Dr Masood Mansoori
Thesis Title: Deception Techniques for IoT


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Chathura Hewa Algiriyage

Supervisor(s): Dr Karsten Lundqvist, Dr Craig Watterson
Thesis Title: Teaching Java Programming for Software Engineering and Computer Science Students: An Intelligent Tutoring Approach


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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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Weng Khuan Hoh

Supervisor(s): Prof Neil Dodgson, Dr Fanglue Zhang
Thesis Title: Effect of Encoded Theories of Visual Perception in Computational Aesthetic Assessment


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Junhao Huang

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


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Zhixing Huang

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


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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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Harrison Jones

Supervisor(s): Dr Chris Hollitt, A/Prof Will Browne
Thesis Title: High Speed Ball Tracking and Catching in an Outdoor Environment


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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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Asra Khalid

Supervisor(s): Dr Karsten Lundqvist, Dr Anne Yates (Education)
Thesis Title:


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Roomana Khalid

Supervisor(s): Prof Alan Brent
Thesis Title: Multi-criteria optimization of multi-micro-grids considering whole-life cost and power loss objectives


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Hashim Khamis

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Ramesh Rayudu, Dr Daniel Burmester
Thesis Title: Power Transfer on Decentralized PV-Battery based Mini-Grid System


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Sazid Khan

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


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Jasper Kueppers

Supervisor(s): Prof. Alan Brent, Dr. Daniel Burmester
Thesis Title: Participatory Planning Methods to address Failure Mechanisms of Remote Renewable Energy Microgrids


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Sasha Leitman

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


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Bradley Leuw

Supervisor(s):
Thesis Title:


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Yiheng Li

Supervisor(s): Fanglue Zhang
Thesis Title: Edit Propagation with Spatial-Temporal Consistency for Panorama Video


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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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Yi Liu

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Will Browne, A/Prof Bing Xue
Thesis Title:


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Trevor Londt

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Xiaoying Sharon Gao, A/Prof Peter Andreae
Thesis Title: Synthesis of ConvNets for Classification Tasks.


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Kurt Ma

Supervisor(s): A/Prof John Lewis, Dr David Balduzzi, A/Prof Marcus Frean, and Prof Bastiaan Kleijn
Thesis Title: Deep articulated Hand Tracking with RGB camera


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Kosisochukwu Madukwe

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Xiaoying Gao, A/Prof Bing Xue
Thesis Title: Detection and Classification of Online Textual Hate Speech


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Abdullah Al Mamun

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Ian Welch, Dr Harith Al-Sahaf
Thesis Title: Application of AI in Honeypots


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Abby McGhie

Supervisor(s): Prof Mengjie Zhang, A/Prof Bing Xue
Thesis Title: Machine Learning for Aquaculture data


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Chelsea Miller

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Pawel Dmochowski, Prof Peter Smith (SMS)
Thesis Title:


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Sanjib Mishra

Supervisor(s): Dr. Ramesh Rayudu
Thesis Title:


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Soheil Mohseni

Supervisor(s): Prof Alan Brent, Dr Daniel Burmester, and A/Prof Will Browne
Thesis Title: Development of a method to optimally size micro-grids based on meta-heuristic optimisation algorithms


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Amr Morssy

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Paul Teal, A/Prof Marcus Frean
Thesis Title:


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Rasika Nandana

Supervisor(s):
Thesis Title:


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Damien O'Neill

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


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Muru Raj Odiathevar

Supervisor(s): Prof Winston Seah, A/Prof Marcus Frean
Thesis Title: Anomaly Detection in Dynamic and Distributed Scenarios


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Philip Oliver

Supervisor(s): Dr Michael Homer, A/Prof Jens Dietrich, Dr Craig Anslow
Thesis Title:


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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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Wenbin Pei

Supervisor(s): Prof Bing Xue, Prof Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title: Genetic Programming for Classification with High-dimensional Unbalanced Data


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Isabella Pimentel Pincelli

Supervisor(s): Dr. James Hinkley, Prof Alan Brent
Thesis Title: Analyzing embodied energy of recyclables' streams in 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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Ben Powley

Supervisor(s): Dr Craig Anslow, Dr Mairead de Roiste (Geography)
Thesis Title: Exploring Immersive and Non-Immersive Techniques for Geographic Data Visualization


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Christian Raymond

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


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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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Soheila Sadeghiram

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Hui Ma, Dr Aaron Chen
Thesis Title: Distributed Data-Intensive Web Service Composition


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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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Roshni Satheesh Babu

Supervisor(s): Dr Ciaran Moore (University of Canterbury), Dr Gideon Gouws
Thesis Title: Development of bimetallic Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensors


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Harisu Abdullahi Shehu

Supervisor(s): Prof Will Browne, A/Prof Hedwig Eisenbarth (Psychology)
Thesis Title: Emotion Detection and its Effect in Decision-making


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Tao Shi

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Hui Ma, Dr Aaron Chen
Thesis Title: Location-aware and Cost-effective Application Placement in Multi-cloud Environment


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Abubakar Siddique

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Will Browne, Dr Gina Grimshaw (Psychology)
Thesis Title:


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Ikram Singh

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Pawel Dmochowski, Prof Peter Smith (SMS)
Thesis Title:


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Manish Singh

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Alex Potanin, A/Prof Lindsay Groves
Thesis Title:


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Anna Stangnes

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Taehyun Rhee, Dr Andrew Chalmers (CMIC), Dr Alexander Doronin
Thesis Title:


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Christian Suppan

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Taehyun Rhee, Dr Andrew Chalmers (CMIC), Dr Alexander Doronin
Thesis Title: Deep Material Estimation from RGBD Images


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Atefeh Talebian

Supervisor(s): Dr Alvin Valera, Prof Winston Seah
Thesis Title: Mobility induced migration in fog computing


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Hansi Udapola

Supervisor(s): Dr Simon McCallum, Dr Nadia Pantidi (CMIC)
Thesis Title: TBD


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Nisal Udawatta

Supervisor(s): Dr Craig Anslow, Dr Brian Robinson, Dr Stuart Marshall
Thesis Title: TBD


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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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Pravin Vaz

Supervisor(s): Dr Karsten Lundqvist, Dr Louise Starkey (Education)
Thesis Title:


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Nicolas Vergnaud

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Taehyun Rhee
Thesis Title: Adding mobility and depth perception to the basics of Virtual Teleportation


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Nathan Villicana-Shaw

Supervisor(s): Prof Dale Carnegie, Dr Jim Murphy (NZSM), Dr Mo Zareei (NZSM)
Thesis Title: Middleware for Composing Music for Mechatronic Ensembles


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Bin Wang

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Bing Xue, Prof Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title: Evolving Deep Learning (Using Evolutionary Algorithms to Search for Deep Neural Networks) for Image Classification


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Ganlong Wang

Supervisor(s): Prof Bastiaan Kleijn, A/Prof Marcus Frean
Thesis Title: Preprocessing Sound to Maximize the Auditory Information Throughput


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Peng Wang

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Bing Xue, Prof Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title: Evolutionary Multimodal Optimization for Feature Selection in Classification


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Shaolin Wang

Supervisor(s): Dr Yi Mei, Prof Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title: GPHH for Uncertain Capacitated Arc Routing Problem


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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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Meng Xu

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


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Yulia Yagunova

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Paul Teal, Adjunct Prof Mark Poletti (Callaghan)
Thesis Title: Sonic Simulation in Virtual Reality Contexts


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Longfei Yan

Supervisor(s): Prof Bastiaan Kleijn
Thesis Title: Neural Network Based Blind Source Separation


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Guang Yang

Supervisor(s): Dr Robin Dykstra, A/Prof Paul Teal
Thesis Title: Magnetic Resonance Imaging with An Inhomogeneous Single-sided Sensor


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Yifan Yang

Supervisor(s): Dr AaronChen, A/Prof Hui Ma, Prof Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title:


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Juan Pablo Yepez Placencia

Supervisor(s): Prof Dale Carnegie, Dr Jim Murphy (NZSM)
Thesis Title: Integrated Approaches for Mechatronic Design and Construction


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Gonglin Yuan

Supervisor(s): Prof Mengjie Zhang, Prof Bing Xue
Thesis Title: Evolutionary Neural Architecture Search for Image Classification


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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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Fangfang Zhang

Supervisor(s): Dr Yi Mei, Prof Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title: Genetic Programming Hyper-heuristics for Dynamic Flexible Job Shop Scheduling