Mengjie Zhang's Recent Research Students

Current Research Fellows/Students

Postdoctoral/Research Fellows

  • Yi Mei. Evolutionary Scheduling and Combinatorial Optimisation. Postdoctoral Research Fellow. 2015 -- 2017.

  • Muhammad Iqbal. Evolutionary Image Analysis and Transfer Learning. Postdoctoral Research Fellow. 2015 -- 2016.

  • Su Nguyen. Genetic Programming for Job Shop Scheduling. Postdoctoral Research Fellow. July 2013 -- June 2016.

PhD Theses

  • Deepak Karunakaran. Evolutionary Dynamic Job Shop Scheduling. 2015. Victoria Doctoral Scholarship. (In Progress)

  • Xiu Cheng. Evolutionary Reinforcement Learning. 2015. (In Progress) (with Aaron Chen)

  • Atiya Masood. Evolutionary Many-Objective Optimisation for Job Shop Scheduling.. 2015. Victoria Doctoral Scholarship. (In Progress) (with Aaron Chen)

  • Yiming Peng. Evolutionary Reinforcement Learning.. 2015. Victoria Doctoral Scholarship. (In Progress) (with Aaron Chen)

  • Binh N. Tran. Evolutionary Feature Reduction . PhD Thesis. 2014. (Vietnamese Government Scholarship) (In Progress)

  • Yuyu Liang. Evolutionary Computer Vision. PhD thesis. 2014. (CSC Scholarship). (In Progress)

  • Cao Truong Nguyen. Evolutionary Optimisation for Missing Data. 2014. (Vietnamese Government Scholarship)(In Progress)

  • Qi Chen. Evolutionary Computation for Symbolic Regression. PhD thesis. 2014. (In Progress)

  • John Park. Evolutionary Scheduling. PhD Thesis. 2014. Victoria Doctoral Scholarship. (In Progress)

  • Alexandre Sawczuk da Silva. Evolutionary Computation for Web Service Composition. PhD Thesis. 2014. Victoria Doctoral Scholarship. (with Hui Ma) (In Progress)

  • Ibrahim M. Hussain. Salient Feature Selection for Object Recognition. PhD Thesis. 2013. (with Dr Chris Hollitt) (In Progress)

  • Isidro Alvarez. Learning Classifier Systems. PhD Thesis. 2013. (with Dr Will Browne) (In Progress)

  • Muhammad Ghifary. Face Recognition using Evolutionary Techniques and Probability Approaches. PhD Thesis. 2013. Victoria Doctoral Scholarship. (with Prof Bastiaan Kleijn) (In Progress)

  • Saeed Mirghasemi. Image Processing using Ant Colony Optimisation. PhD Thesis. 2013. Victoria Doctoral Scholarship. (with Dr Ramesh Rayudu) (In Progress)

  • Harith Al-Sahaf. Genetic Programming for Image Analysis. Victoria Doctoral Scholarship (Partial). (In Progress)

  • Rachel Hunt. Genetic Programming for Scheduling. PhD Thesis. Victoria Doctoral Scholarship. 2012. (with Dr Mark Johnston)(In Progress)
  • John Lewis. Computer Graphics. 2012. (with Taehyun Rhee)

Master by Research Theses

  • Andrew Lensen. Evolutionary Feature Selection. MSc thesis, 2016. Victoria Master by Research Scholarship.
  • Jiatong Huo. Evolutionary Software Testing. MCompSc Research Project. 2015-2016.

BSc(Hons) and BE(Hons) Research Projects

  • Andrew Lensen. Genetic Programming for Image Classification using High-Level Features. BSc (Hons) Project. 2015.

Current Research Assistents and Summer Research Students

  • Edward Haslam. Genetic Programming for Transfer Learning. 2015 -- 2016. (with Prof Mengjie Zhang and Dr Bing Xue)

  • Tessa Philip. Genetic Programming for Evolving Loop and Recursive Structures. 2015 -- 2016. (with Prof Mengjie Zhang and Dr Bing Xue)

  • Jiaheng Wang. Evolutionary Feature Selection and Instance Selection. 2015 -- 2016. (with Dr Bing Xue and Prof Mengjie Zhang)

  • Yanfei Long. Evolutionary Web Service Composition. 2015 -- 2016. (with Dr Hui Ma, Dr Yi Mei and Prof Mengjie Zhang)
  • Michael Riley. Feature Selection in Evolutionary Scheduling. (with Dr Yi Mei and Prof Mengjie Zhang)
  • Francine Bc. Evolutionary Image Analysis. (with Dr Yi MeiMuhammad Iqbal and Prof Mengjie Zhang)

Past Research Fellows/Students

Postdoctoral Research Fellows

  • Bing Xue. Evolutionary Feature Redection and Classification. Postdoctoral Research Fellow. 2013-2015.

  • Kourosh Neshatian. Genetic Programming for Feature Manipulation in Classification. BuildIT Postdoc Fellow. 2010-2012.

  • Urvesh Bhowan. Genetic Programming for Classification with Unbalanced Data. Research Fellow. 2012.

  • Huayang (Jason) Xie. Selection in Genetic Programming. 2009-2012. (Part-time)

  • Toktam Ebadi. Learning Classifier System for Digit Recognition. 2011-2012.

  • Ignas Kukenys. Learning Classifier System for Digit Recognition. 2010-2011.

  • Ammar Mohemmed. Particle Swarm Optimisation for Image Classification. Research Fellow. Oct 2007 -- Feb 2009.

PhD Theses

  • Soha Ahmad. Genetic Programming for Biomarker Detection in Classification of Mass Spectrometry Data. PhD Thesis. Victoria Doctoral Scholarship. 2015.

  • Emrah Hancer. Evolutionary Feature Reduction . Visiting PhD Thesis. September 2014 -- August 2015. (from Turkey). (Turkish Government Scholarship)

  • Syahaneim Marzukhi, Learning Classifier Systems. PhD Thesis. 2014. (with Dr Will Browne)

  • Wenlong Fu. Genetic Programming for Edge Detection. PhD Thesis, 2014. (with Dr mark Johnston)

  • Juan Rada-Vilela. Swarm Intelligence. PhD Thesis. 2014. Victoria PhD Scholarship.

  • Muhammad Iqbal. Learning Classifier Systems. PhD Thesis. 2014. Victoria PhD Scholarship. (With Will Browne)

  • Bing Xue. Particle Swarm Optimisation. PhD Thesis. 2014. Victoria Doctoral Scholarship.

  • Su Nguyen. Automatic Design of Dispatching Rules for Job Shop Scheduling with Genetic Programming. PhD Thesis. 2013. Victoria Doctoral Scholarship.

  • Mahdi Setayesh. Particle Swarm Optimisation for Edge detection in Noisy Images . PhD Thesis, 2012. Victoria PhD Scholarship.

  • Urvesh Bhowan. Genetic Programming for Classification with Unbalanced Data. PhD Thesis. 2012. BuildIT PhD Scholarship.

  • Rohitash Chandra. Evolutionary Computer Vision, PhD Thesis. 2012. Victoria PhD Scholarship.

  • Will Smart. Fragment Analysis in Genetic Programming. PhD Thesis. VC's Strategic PhD Scholarship. 2011.
  • Kourosh Neshatian. Feature Manipulation with Genetic Programming . PhD Thesis. Victoria PhD Scholarship. 2010. PDF version
  • Jason Xie. An Analysis of Tournament Selection in Genetic Programming. PhD Thesis. 2009. PDF Version
  • Phillip Boyle. Gaussian Processes for Regression and Optimisation. PhD thesis, May 2007. PDF Version. (With Marcus Frean)

Master by Research Theses

  • Yang Yu. Genetic Programming for Web Service Composition. ME Theis, 2015. Victoria Master by Research Scholarship. (with Dr Hui Ma)

  • Richard Marshall. Vehicle Routing with Grammar-Based Genetic Programming. MSc Thesis. 2015. (with Dr Mark Johnston)

  • Samuel Hindmarsh. Brain Computer Interface. ME Thesis. 2014. Victoria Master (by Research) Scholarship. (with Dr Stuart Marshall)

  • Carlton Downey. Linear Genetic Programming for Multi-class Classification. MSc Thesis. 2011. Victoria Masters Scholarship.

  • Alan David Kenzit. Simplification of programs in qGenetic Programming. MSc Thesis, 2011.

  • Phillip Wong. Removing Redundancu and Reducing Fitness Evaluation Costs in Genetic Programming. Masters Thesis, 2008. PDF Version
  • Xiaoli Ma. Genetic Programming for Regression and Classification Tasks. Masters Thesis, 2007.
  • Xin Li. Weed Identification and Recognition in Wheat Field. Masters Thesis, 2007.
  • Will Smart. Genetic Programming for Object Recognition, Masters Thesis, 2005. PDF Version
  • Jason Xie. Speech Analyser in an ICAI System for TESOL. Masters Thesis, 2004. PDF Version , PS Version

BSc(Hons), BE (Hons) and Masters Research Projects

  • Andrew Lensen. Genetic Programming for Image Classification using High-Level Features. BSc (Hons) Project. 2015.

  • Stephen Bennett. Evolutionary Computer Vision. BSc (Hons) Project. 2014.

  • Hoai Bach Nguyen. Evolutionary Feature Selection BSc (Hons) Research Project. 2014. (With Dr Bing Xue)

  • Mitch Lane. Particle Swarm Optimisation and Statistical Clustering for Feature Selection. BE(Hons) Research Project. 2013. (Prof Mengjie Zhang and Dr Bing Xue)

  • Yang Yu. Genetic Programming for Distributed QoS-awareWeb Service Composition. BE(Hons) Research Project. 2013. (Dr Hui Ma and Prof Mengjie Zhang)

  • Yan Dai. Particle Swarm Optimisation For Feature Construction. BE(Hons) Research Project. 2013. (Prof Mengjie Zhang and Dr Bing Xue)

  • John Park. Evolving Heuristics for Order Acceptance and Scheduling using Genetic Programming. BSc(Hons) Research Project. 2013. (Prof Mengjie Zhang, Dr Su Nguyen, Dr Mark Johnston)

  • Samuel Hindmarsh. Genetic Programming for the Improvement of Image Descriptors Generated Using the Scale-Invariant Feature Transform. BE(Hons) Research Project. 2012. (with Dr Peter Andreae and Prof Mengjie Zhang)

  • Liam Cervante. Feature Selection using Particle Swarm Optimisation: A Filter Approach. BSc(Hons) Research Project. 2013. (Prof Mengjie Zhang and Dr Bing Xue)

  • Aaron Scoble. Hill Climbing Search in Co-Evolutionary Parallel Linear Genetic Programming for Multi-class Classification. BSc(Hons) Research Project. 2013.

  • Fahmi Abdulhamid. Genetic Programming for Evolving Computer Programs with Loop Structures for Classifiation Tasks. BE (Honours) Research Project. 2011. (PDF Version)

  • Harith Al-Sahaf. The Use of Genetic Programming for Domain Independent Automatic Feature Extraction, Feature Selection and Classification in Images. Master of Computer Science research project, 2011.

  • Roman Klapaukh. An Investigation of Primitive Set Selection and Evaluation for Image Generation Using Genetic Programming. BSc(Hons) research project. 2010. PDF version

  • Carlton Downey. New Operators in Linear Genetic Programming for Multiclass Classification . BSc(Hon) Project. 2009. PDF Version

  • Hamish Evans. Particle Swarm Optimisation for Image Classification. BIT(Honours) Research Project. 2008. PDF Version
  • Barret Chin. Neural Networks and Genetic Programming for Fast Object Detection. BSc(Honours) Research Project. 2007. PDF Version
  • Daniel McGaughran. Genetic Programming: Evolving Simulated Human-Generated Programs with Loops and Control Structures in . BSc (Honours) Research Project, 2005. PDF Version
  • Phillip Wong. Simplification of Genetic Programs during Evolution. BSc (Honours) Research Project, 2005. PDF Version
  • Christopher Fogelberg. Linear Genetic Programming for Multi-class Classification Problems. BSc (Honours) Research Project, 2005. PDF Version
  • Minh Duc Cao. Classication of Scientic Papers Using Machine Learning, BSc (Honours) Research Project, 2005. PDF Version

  • Weijun (Norman) Lou. Improving Crossover in Genetic Programming for Image Recognition, BSc (Honours) Research Project, 2004-2005. PDF Version

  • Yun Zhang. Genetic Programming for Multiclass Object Classification, BSc (Honours) Research Project, 2004. PDF Version, PS Version
  • Malcolm Lett. Improving Training Performance of Genetic Programming for Object Detection, BSc (Honours) Research Project, 2004. PDF Version , PS Version
  • Bunna NY. Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms for Object Classification and Detection, BSc (Honours) Research Project, 2003. PDF Version , PS Version
  • William Smart. Genetic Programming for Multiclass Object classification. BSc (Honours) Research Project, 2003. PDF Version , PS Version
  • Urvesh Bhowan. Fitness function with program size in genetic programming for multiclass object classification. BSc (Honours) Research Project, 2003. PDF Version , PS Version
  • Mark Pritchard, Genetic Programming for Object Detection, BSc (Honours) Research Project, 2002. PDF Version , PS Version
  • Roy Chow. Multiple Class Object Detection Using Pixel Statistics in Neural Networks, BSc (Honours) Research Project, 2002. PDF Version , PS Version

Research Assistants and Summer Scholarship Projects

  • Aneta. Particle Swarm Optimisation for Feature Selection in Classification. Summer Research Scholarship Project. 2012-2013. (with Prof Mengjie Zhang and Dr Bing Xue)

  • Yan Dai. Particle Swarm Optimisation for Feature Construction in Classification. Summer Research Scholarship Project. 2013-2013. (with Prof Mengjie Zhang and Dr Bing Xue)

  • Ben Powley. Genetic Programming for Evolving Recursive Structures. Summer Research Scholarship Project. 2012-2013. (with Prof Mengjie Zhang)

  • John Park. Genetic Programming for Job Shop Scheduling. Summer Research Scholarship Project. 2012-2013. (with Prof Mengjie Zhang and Su Nguyen)

  • Yang Yu. Genetic Programming for QoS-driven Wen Service Composition. Summer Research Scholarship Project. 2012-2013. (with Dr Hui Ma and Prof Mengjie Zhang)

  • Anqi Wang. Automatically Compose Semantic Web Service through Genetic Programming. Summer Research Scholarship Project. 2012-2013. (with Dr Hui Ma and Prof Mengjie Zhang)

  • James. Genetic Programming for Timetabling. Summer Research Scholarship Project. 2012-2013. (with Dr Mark Johnston and Prof Mengjie Zhang)

  • Jayden. Genetic Programming for Scheduling. Summer Research Scholarship Project. 2012-2013. (with Dr Mark Johnston and Prof Mengjie Zhang)

  • Aaron Scoble. Linear Genetic Programming. Summer Research Assistant, 2012-2013. (with Prof Mengjie Zhang and Dr Will Borwne)

  • Liam Cervante. Genetic Programming for Evolving Computer Programs for Classifiation. Summer Research Scholarship Project. 2011-2012. (with Prof Mengjie Zhang and Dr Bing Xue)

  • Harith Al-Sahaf. Genetic Programming for Feature Extraction and Selection. Summer research scholarship project, 2011-2012. (with Dr Kourosh Neshatian, Prof Mengjie Zhang and Dr Andy Song)

  • Rachel Hunt. Genetic Programming with Class Imbalance Problems. Summer Research Scholarship Project, 2011. (with Dr Kourosh Neshatian and Prof Mengjie Zhang)

  • Aaron Scoble. Linear Genetic Programming. Summer Research Scholarship Project, 2011-2012. (with Prof Mengjie Zhang and Dr Mark Johnston)

  • Daniel Atkins. Genetic Programming for Image Feature Construction. Summer Research Scholarship. Nov 2010 -- Feb 2011. (with Dr Kourosh Neshatian and Prof Mengjie Zhang)

  • Anna Friedlander. Genetic Programming for Feature Selection in Classification. Summer Research Scholarship. Nov 2010 -- Feb 2011. (with Prof Mengjie Zhang and Dr Kourosh Neshatian)

  • Rachel Hunt. Genetic Programming with Class Imbalance Problems. Summer Research Assistant. Nov 2010 -- Feb 2011. (with Mark Johnston and Prof Mengjie Zhang)

  • Daniel Atkins. Evolutionary Art and Image Generation. Summer Research Scholarship. Nov 2009 -- Feb 2010.

  • Jan Larres. Genetic Programming for Evolving Loops and Recursive Structures for Classification. Summer Research Scholarship. Nov 2009 -- Feb 2010.

  • Lee Macri. PSO for Image Recognition. Summer Research Scholarship. Nov 2009 -- Feb 2010.

  • Thomas Liddle. Evolutionary Multi-objective Optimisation for Object detection. Summer Research Scholarship. Nov 2009 -- Feb 2010. (with Mark Johnston)

  • Rachel Hunt. Genetic Programming with Class Imbalance Problems. Summer Research Assistant. Nov 2009 -- Feb 2010. (with Mark Johnston)

  • Chris Bruniges. Evolutionary Computing for Car Racing. Summer Research Assistant. Nov 2009 -- Feb 2010. (with Will Browne)

  • Ben Haughey. Learning Classifier Systems. Summer Research Assistant. Nov 2009 -- Feb 2010. (with Will Browne)

  • Jason Xie. Investigation of Tournament Selection in Genetic Programming. Research Assistant. Oct 2008 -- Dec 2009.

  • Roman Klapaukh. Evolutionary Art , Research Assistant. July -- October 2009.

  • Grant Patterson. Fitness Functions in Genetic Programming for Classification with Unbalanced Data. Research assistant. Jan -- Jun 2007.
  • Phillip Wong. Simplification of Programs in Genetic Programming. Research Assistant, August 2006 -- Feb 2007.
  • Christopher Fogelberg. Linear Genetic Programming. Research Assistant, Oct 2005 -- June 2006.