AI and Software Engineering Laboratory

Welcome to the AI and Software Engineering Laboratory (formerly the Knowledge and Software Engineering Laboratory) website at the University of South Australia.

We specialise in high-level descriptions of programming, interoperability of integrated systems, and advanced knowledge technologies including (self-)adaptive and autonomous systems.

KSE OverviewStudents interested in performing an Honours or vacation scholarship project with the AI & Software Engineering Lab are welcome to contact us. Past projects have looked at developing simulations of team coordination in Emergency Services; fault propagation in industrial system designs; data analytics for health investigating presentations to Hospital Emergency Departments; Industry 4.0 interoperability; and many more.

Latest news:

December 10, 2020: The AI and Software Engineering Laboratory is proud to be a part of the Future Energy Exports Cooperative Research Centre (FEnEx CRC) announced on March 13, 2020. The FEnEx CRC brings together 28 research and industry organisations in $200 million cooperation to explore the future of LNG and Hydrogen-based energy provision, in particular to make Australia a global leader in Hydrogen export.

As part of this cooperation, the AI and Software Engineering Laboratory (and Industrial AI Research Centre) will lead the digitalisation and digital transformation efforts in the Digital Technologies and Interoperability Research Programme. We will investigate Digital Twins and supporting interoperability infrastructure that leverages the OIIE to deliver advanced analytics services and transform LNG and Hydrogen production plants.

Photo by Natalya Letunova on Unsplash

July 22, 2020: BAE Systems Australia has just announced a partnership with UniSA (including the AI and Software Engineering Laboratory) as part of the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC), supporting the Hunter Class Frigate Program. Read the full story at UniSA News and Defence Connect.
3 people standing around an Interactive Visualisation Table with screens in the background

12 August 2019: Rebecca Morgan of the AISE Lab has been listed as one of the finalists of UniSA’s Images of Research Competition, 2019. Rebecca’s research investigates complex (software) systems in collaboration with, and funded by, Lockheed Martin’s STELarLab. The image Rebecca submitted is illustrates her research into visualising complex software systems and shows the class structures, hierarchies and dependencies of a complex software architecture.

Visualising Complex Software, Rebecca Morgan

We congratulate the winners and all of the finalists of the 2019 competition. Voting for the People’s Choice award is still open and we encourage you to vote your favourite image.

18 January 2019: The Knowledge and Software Engineering Laboratory has been renamed to the AI and Software Engineering Laboratory to better reflect the AI component of our research.

Additionally, the lab has become an officially recognised UniSA Research Concentration. With the closure of the old Research Centres this year, including the Advanced Computing Research Centre of which we were a part, UniSA has announced a new set of Research Centres and Concentrations based on a selection process performed at the end of 2018. Only 9 groups were granted Research Centre or Concentration status this year and we are excited to be one of the four inaugural Recognised Research Concentrations.

9 November 2018: Congratulations to Dr. John Wondoh who recently had his PhD conferred.

We wish him the best in his future endeavours.

10 October 2017: BDVA 2017 is fast approaching! This year it is being held in Adelaide, Australia: hosted by the University of South Australia. Running from the 7th-10th November, it is not too late to participate.

KSE Lab is taking part with a paper and a demonstration accepted based around Rebecca‘s work on VizDSL, a graphical language for describing complex data visualisations.

View the News archive.

For more information about the AISE take a look at our About page or browse our current and past research Projects as well as our Publications.