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.

KSE OverviewStudents interested in performing an Honours or vacation scholarship project with the AI & Software Engineering Lab are welcome to contact us. Some potential projects are listed in UniSA’s Research Projects Booklet: search for Markus Stumptner, Georg Grossmann, Wolfgang Mayer, and Matt Selway.

Latest news:

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.

25 September 2017: We would like to welcome two new members to our lab: Dr. Karamjit Kaur and Dr. Leslie Sikos.

Dr. Kaur is continuing our research into Industrial Ecosystem Interoperability and Big Data, while Dr Sikos is involved in a new project on Network Knowledge Provenance, funded by the Australian Defence Next Generation Technologies Fund.

4 August 2017: Congratulations to Georg Grossmann, Markus Stumptner, and their colleagues at the Queensland University of Technology for being awarded Best Paper at the 2017 World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM). The paper Analysing an Industrial Safety Process through Process Mining: A Case Study uses data analytics and process mining to extract insights on the execution of safety processes from the logs of a ‘Permit to Work’ system of an Australian asset-intensive organisation.

  • [PDF] A. Pika, A. H. M. ter Hofstede, R. K. Perrons, G. Grossmann, M. Stumptner, and J. Cooley, “Analysing an industrial safety process through process mining: a case study,” in Proceedings of the 12th world congress on engineering asset managment (wceam’17), 2017.
    author = {Anastasiia Pika and Arthur H.M. ter Hofstede and Robert K. Perrons and
    Georg Grossmann and Markus Stumptner and Jim Cooley},
    title = {Analysing an Industrial Safety Process through Process Mining: A Case Study},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Engineering Asset Managment (WCEAM'17)},
    year = 2017,
    publisher = {Springer},
    note = {in press},

24 March 2017: KSE Lab is partnering with the Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group) to the deliver the next generation of autonomous vehicles as part of the DeepRay Glider Robust Autonomy project. The project was recently awarded funding through DST Group’s Competitive Evaluation Research Agreement (CERA) Program to investigate robust decision making by the DeepRay autonomous underwater vehicle in complex real-world environments. Its outcomes will enable the DeepRay Glider to adapt to a constantly changing environment, allowing on-the-fly updates of mission goals to reflect chosen priorities and make intelligent decisions to achieve those goals.

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.