Professor Aditya Ghose and Associate Professor Hoa Dam have started a new collaboration with the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) with funding to the tune of approx. $160,000.

Morakot Choetkiertikul (Supervisor: Associate Professor Hoa Dam, Co-supervisor: Professor Aditya Ghose) has been awarded the EIS Faculty Best PhD Dissertation Award.

Professor Aditya Ghose and Associate Professor Hoa Dam are pleased to announce their International Joint Conference on AI (IJCAI-19) paper “A Value-based Trust Assessment Model for Multi-agent Systems” (jointly authored with Dr. Kinzang Chogyal and A/Prof. Abhaya Nayak of Macquarie University).

Associate Professor Hoa Dam has recently been invited to serve as a judge for the prestigious IBM Watson AI XPRIZE competition. This $5 million global competition challenge teams to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to solve humanity’s grand challenges. This invitation is a recognition of Associate Professor Dam’s leading research in the intersection of Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence. He will play the role of part critic, part mentor and pair with a team (an international start-up company) to assess their approach, evaluate their impact, and validate their technology.

DSL’s recent work (led by Associate Professor Hoa Dam and Professor Aditya Ghose) on developing smart, AI-powered agile project management assistants has been featured in a TechXplore news article (, attracting significant interests from IT companies worldwide such as Atlassian, Volvo Cars, Micro Focus, Kadima Ventures, Code Nomads and ScopeMaster. This work, which has been accepted at the prestigious International Conference on Software Engineering, is a UOW-led collaboration with Monash University, Kyushu University and Deakin University.

Associate Professor Hoa Dam has successfully served as Program Co-Chair for the 25th Australasian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC) held in Adelaide from November 26 – 30. Established in 1986, ASWEC is a leading forum for the software engineering profession in Australasia.

A team of researchers from UOW, Deakin and Monash, led by DSL researchers (Associate Professor Hoa Dam, Shien Wee Ng, and Professor Aditya Ghose), have developed a new AI deep learning-based technique for discovering security vulnerabilities in software code. Their work has recently been accepted in the prestigious IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering journal. This project was funded by technology giant Samsung.