FEnEx CRC Foundation Fellows

March 30, 2021: We are proud to have Karamjit Kaur on our team as one of the six Foundation Fellows of the FEnEx CRC. Karamjit is helping the CRC get off to a running start to achieve its milestones and deliverables in the Digital Technologies and Interoperability Program.

Take a look at Karamjit’s profile, as well as the 5 other Foundation Fellows, at the CRC website.

FEnEx CRC Project Zero

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

AISE working with BAE in the IMCRC

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

Images of Research Competition, Finalists

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.

We have a new name!

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.

Congratulations *Dr* John Wondoh

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

We wish him the best in his future endeavours.

Take part in BDVA 2017!

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.

Best Paper @ WCEAM 2017

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},

DeepRay Glider Robust Autonomy Project Funded

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.