2018

  • PhD student Abdulaziz Alhefdhi and Dr Hoa Dam from DSL teamed up with software engineering researchers at Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan to develop Catalogen, a tool which leverages deep learning to automatically generate code examples and descriptions. The tool was the runner-up (usefulness category) in the international Software Documentation Generation Challenge, which aims to spur research on automation of software documentation generation.
  • Prof. Aditya Ghose, Joel Kocherry, Osama Misbah and Winston Cole were the key organisers of the Service Science Society of Australia Annual Service Innovation Awards held at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney on the evening of September 6th. The Guest of Honour was the NSW Minister for Services, Finance and Property, the Hon. Victor Dominello, who delivered the Annual Service Science Oration. The winners of the Innovation Awards included Alixir and Earth AI.
  • Prof. Aditya Ghose has been appointed to the Advisory Committee of the 28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-19). This is the premier publication venue for artificial intelligence.
  • DSL's Yingzhi Gou, Joel Kocherry and Aditya Ghose fielded two chatbots developed in the lab at the Vivid Sydney Festival's Human Robot Friendship Ball on Friday June 15th.
  • Aditya Ghose and Hoa Dam from the DSL have won one of the 5 inaugural NSW Defence Innovation Network pilot project grants worth approx. $109,000. The project looks at autonomous systems, trust and systems engineering in conjunction with BAE Systems. While UOW is the lead institution, the project also involves researchers from Macquarie University.
  • Prof. John Mylopoulos of the University of Toronto, one the most influential pioneers in the fields of requirements engineering and conceptual modeling, joins the DSL as an Honorary Professorial Fellow. He will visit the DSL in May
  • DSL authors Morakot Choetkiertikul, Hoa Dam and Aditya Ghose's paper: "A deep learning model for estimating story points" has been accepted for publication in the prestigious IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. Their co-authors are Truyen Tran and Trang Pham (Deakin) and Tim Menzies (North Carolina State University and previously NASA Software Engg. Research Chair).
  • DSL has initiated a collaboration with Internetrix, funded by the TechVouchers program.