Kathryn Kasmarik

Deputy Head of School (Teaching)
Deputy Head of School

Kathryn Kasmarik is an associate professor in information technology at the University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy (UNSW Canberra). She is currently the Deputy Head of School (Teaching) for the School of Engineering and IT. 

Kathryn completed a Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology at the University of Sydney, including a study exchange at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She graduated with First Class Honours and the University Medal in 2002. She completed a PhD in computer science through the National ICT Australia and the University of Sydney in 2007. She moved to UNSW Canberra in 2008. She has published over 100 articles in peer reviewed conference and journals. Her research has been funded by the Australian Research Council and Defence Science and Technology Group, among other sources.

Before joining UNSW Canberra, Kathryn worked as a computer programmer in the financial services industry, as an intern in digital image processing and as a research assistant at the Key Centre for Design Computing and Cognition at the University of Sydney. Her techical skills include Java and MATLAB programming, Android application development, artificial neural networks, reinforcement learning, game theory and swarm intelligence algorithms.

Publications

Kathryn has over 100 publications including two books. She has published as both Kathryn Kasmarik and Kathryn Merrick. Click the links below or to the right to view Kathryn's publications 

Books
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Merrick K, 2016, Computational Models of Motivation for Game-Playing Agents, Springer International Publishing, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33459-2
2016
Merrick K; Maher ML, 2009, Motivated Reinforcement Learning: Curious Characters for Multiuser Games, Springer Verlag, Berlin, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-89187-1
2009
Book Chapters
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El-Fiqi H; Kasmarik K; Abbass H, 2021, 'Logical Shepherd Assisting Air Traffic Controllers for Swarm UAV Traffic Control Systems', in Abbass H; Robert H (ed.), Shepherding UxVs for Human-Swarm Teaming: An Artificial Intelligence Approach to Unmanned X Vehicles, Springer International Publishing, pp. 245 - 263, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-60898-9_11
2021
Kasmarik K; Liu X; Abbass H, 2021, 'Design and Validation of a Mini-Game for Player Motive Profiling', in Women in Computational Intelligence
2021
Debie E; Fernandez Rojas R; fidock J; Barlow M; Kasmarik K; Anavatti S; Garratt M; Abbass H, 2021, 'Transparent Shepherding: A Rule-Based Learning Shepherd for Human Swarm Teaming', in Shepherding UxVs for Human-Swarm Teaming An Artificial Intelligence Approach to Unmanned X Vehicles, Springer Nature, pp. 267 - 292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-60898-9_12
2021
Fernandez Rojas R; Debie E; fidock J; Barlow M; Kasmarik K; Anavatti S; Garratt M; Abbass H, 2021, 'Human Performance Operating Picture for Shepherding a Swarm of Autonomous Vehicles', in Shepherding UxVs for Human-Swarm Teaming An Artificial Intelligence Approach to Unmanned X Vehicles, Springer Nature, pp. 293 - 323, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-60898-9_13
2021
Merrick K; Klyne A; Hardhienata M, 2017, 'Computational Motivation, Autonomy and Trustworthiness: Can We Have It All?', in Foundations of Trusted Autonomy, Springer, pp. 293 - 316, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64816-3_16
2017
Merrick KE, 2013, 'Novelty and beyond: Towards combined motivation models and integrated learning architectures', in Baldassarre G; Mirolli M (ed.), Intrinsically Motivated Learning in Natural and Artificial Systems, Springer Verlag, pp. 209 - 233, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-32375-1_9
2013
Macindoe O; Maher ML; Merrick K, 2012, 'Agent Based Intrinsically Motivated Intelligent Environments', in Yang L; Syukur E; Loke S (ed.), Handbook on Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing Status and Perspective, CRC Press, https://www.crcpress.com/Handbook-on-Mobile-and-Ubiquitous-Computing-Status-and-Perspective/Yang-Syukur-W-Loke/9781439848111
2012
Gu N; Merrick K, 2011, 'A Pedagogical Approach to Exploring Place and Interaction Design in Collaborative Virtual Environments', in Wang X; Tsai JJH (ed.), Collaborative Design in Virtual Environments, edn. Intelligent Systems Control and Automation Science and Engin, Springer Verlag, pp. 111 - 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0605-7_10
2011
Conference Papers
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Pham V; Lokan C; Kasmarik K, 2020, 'A better set of object–oriented design metrics for within-project defect prediction', Online, presented at EASE2020, Online
2020
Ali I; Essam D; Kasmarik K, 2020, 'Differential Evolution Algorithm for Multiple Inter-dependent Components Traveling Thief Problem', Glasgow, presented at IEEE CEC, Glasgow
2020
Nguyen T; Liu J; Nguyen H; Kasmarik K; Anavatti S; Garratt M; Abbass H, 2020, 'Perceptron-Learning for Scalable and Transparent Dynamic Formation in Swarm-on-Swarm Shepherding', Glasgow, presented at IJCNN 2020, Glasgow
2020
Kasmarik K; Abpeikar S; Khan MM; Khattab N; Barlow M; Garratt M, 2020, 'Autonomous Recognition of Collective Behaviour in Robot Swarms', Canberra, Australia, presented at 33rd Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Canberra, Australia, 29 November 2020
2020
Wannigamage D; Barlow M; Lakshika E; Kasmarik K, 2020, 'Analysis and Prediction of Player Population Changes in Digital Games During the COVID-19 Pandemic', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Springer International Publishing, pp. 458 - 469, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-64984-5_36
2020
Nguyen H; Nguyen T; Garratt M; Kasmarik K; Anavatti S; Barlow M; Abbass H, 2019, 'A Deep Hierarchical Reinforcement Learner for Aerial Shepherding of Ground Swarms', in Gedeon T; Wong KW; Lee M (eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Neural Information Processing. Proceedings, Part 1, Springer, Cham, Sydney, pp. 658 - 669, presented at International Conference on Neural Information Processing, Sydney, 12 December 2019 - 15 December 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-36708-4_54
2019
Fernandez Rojas R; Debie E; Fidock J; Barlow M; Kasmarik K; Anavatti S; Abbass H; Garratt M, 2019, 'Encephalographic Assessment of Situation Awareness in Teleoperation of Human-Swarm Teaming', in Neural information processing : 26th International Conference, ICONIP 2019, Sydney, NSW, Australia, December 12-15, 2019, Proceedings. Part IV, Sydney, presented at International Conference on Neural Information Processing, Sydney, 12 December 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-36808-1_58
2019
Vihanga D; Barlow M; Lakshika E; Kasmarik K, 2019, 'Weekly Seasonal Player Population Patterns in Online Games: A Time Series Clustering Approach', in IEEE Conference on Games, London, UK, presented at IEEE Conference on Games, London, UK
2019
El-Fiqi H; Kasmarik K; Bezerianos A; Tan KC; Abbass H, 2019, 'Gate-Layer Autoencoders with Application to Incomplete EEG Signal Recovery', in Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Budapest, Hungary, Hungary, presented at 2019 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), Budapest, Hungary, Hungary, 14 July 2019 - 19 July 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IJCNN.2019.8852101
2019
Ali IM; Essam D; Kasmarik K, 2019, 'New designs of k-means clustering and crossover operator for solving traveling salesman problems using evolutionary algorithms', in IJCCI 2019 - Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence, Vienna, Austria, pp. 123 - 130, presented at Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence, IJCCI 2019, Vienna, Austria, September 17-19, 2019, Vienna, Austria, 17 September 2019 - 19 September 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.5220/0007940001230130
2019
Dhakan P; Kasmarik KE; Siddique N; Rano I, 2018, 'Modular Continuous Learning Framework', in Modular Continuous Learning Framework, IEEE ICDL-Epirob, Tokyo, Japan, presented at IEEE ICDL-Epirob, Tokyo, Japan, 16 September 2018 - 20 September 2018
2018
Ali I; Kasmarik KE; Essam D, 2018, 'An Efficient Differential Evolution Algorithm for solving 0-1 Knapsack Problems', in 2018 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2018 - Proceedings, IEEE CEC, Brazil, presented at IEEE CEC, Brazil, - , http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2018.8477916
2018
Samarasinghe D; Lakshika E; Barlow M; Kasmarik KE, 2018, 'Automatic Synthesis of Swarm Behavioural Rules from their Atomic Components', in GECCO 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Kyoto Japan, pp. 133 - 140, presented at GECCO 2018, Kyoto Japan, - , http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3205455.3205546
2018
Nguyen T; Nguyen H; Garratt M; Tran P; Kasmarik K; Barlow M; Anavatti S; Abbass H, 2018, 'Apprenticeship Bootstrapping via Deep Learning with a Safety Net for UAV-UGV Interaction', in AAAI Fall Symposia Papers, AAAI, Stanford USA, presented at Fifth AAAI Fall Symposium Series on Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction, Stanford USA, - , https://aaai.org/Library/Symposia/symposia-library.php
2018
El-Fiqi H; Wang M; Salimi N; Kasmarik KE; Barlow M; Abbass H, 2018, 'Convolution Neural Networks for Person Identification and Verification Using Steady State Visual Evoked Potential', in Proceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Miyazaki, Japan, pp. 1062 - 1069, presented at IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Miyazaki, Japan, 07 October 2018 - 10 October 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SMC.2018.00188
2018
Khan M; Kasmarik KE; Barlow M, 2018, 'Intrinsically Motivated Agent Behavior in a Swarm', in Intrinsically Motivated Agent Behavior in a Swarm, IEEE ICDL-Epirob, Tokyo, Japan, presented at IEEE ICDL-Epirob, Tokyo, Japan, 16 September 2018 - 20 September 2018
2018
Boyson T; Kasmarik K; Wilson K, 2018, 'Evaluating the Impact of the YoWIE Summer School on Girls’ Perception of Engineering', in Proceedings of the 29th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference, 2018, Hamilton, New Zealand, presented at 29th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference 2018, Hamilton, New Zealand, 09 December 2018 - 12 December 2018, https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/18aaee/proceedings/AAEE18_Proceedings_5Dec.pdf
2018
Nguyen T; Nguyen H; Debie E; Kasmarik K; Garratt M; Abbass H, 2018, 'Swarm Q-Learning With Knowledge Sharing Within Environments for Formation Control', in Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Brazil, presented at International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Brazil, - , http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IJCNN.2018.8489674
2018
Leu G; Tang J; Lakshika E; Kasmarik K; Barlow M, 2017, 'Curriculum optimisation via evolutionary computation, for a neural learner robust to categorical adversarial samples', in Defence Technology - Japan (ACDT), 2017 Fourth Asian Conference on, IEEE Xplore, Tokyo, pp. 1 - 6, presented at The 4th Asian Conference on Defence Technology, Tokyo, 29 November 2017 - 01 December 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACDTJ.2017.8259585
2017
Leu G; Kasmarik KE; Tang J; Lakshika E; Barlow M, 2017, 'Machine Education - the way forward for achieving trust-enabled machine agents', in Machine Education - the way forward for achieving trust-enabled machine agents, NIPS’17 Workshop on Teaching Machines, Robots, and Humans, USA, presented at NIPS’17 Workshop on Teaching Machines, Robots, and Humans, USA, -
2017
Bowley S; Merrick K, 2017, 'A ‘Breadcrumbs’ Model for Controlling an Intrinsically Motivated Swarm using a Handheld Device', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 157 - 168, presented at Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Melbourne, Australia, - , http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63004-5_13
2017
Yang Z; Merrick K; Abbass H; Jin L, 2017, 'Multi-task deep reinforcement learning for continuous action control', in IJCAI International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 3301 - 3307, http://dx.doi.org/10.24963/ijcai.2017/461
2017
Yang Z; Merrick K; Abbass H, 2017, 'Handling Multi-Task Learning with Deep Reinforcement Learning', in Handling Multi-Task Learning with Deep Reinforcement Learning, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Melbourne Australia, presented at International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Melbourne Australia, -
2017
Towers I; Sidhu H; Jovanoski Z; Merrick K; Barlow M, 2017, 'An N-player Trust game: comparison of replicator and logit dynamics', in An N-player Trust game: comparison of replicator and logit dynamics, The 22nd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Hobart, Tasmania, presented at The 22nd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Hobart, Tasmania, 03 December 2017 - 08 December 2017, http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2017/Keynote/towers.pdf
2017
Liu X; Merrick K; Abbass H, 2016, 'Designing Artificial Agents to Detect the Motive Profile of Users in Virtual Worlds and Games', in Computational Intelligence (SSCI), 2016 IEEE Symposium Series on, Athens, Greece, presented at IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, Athens, Greece, 06 December 2016 - 09 December 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SSCI.2016.7850036
2016
Harvey J; Merrick K; Abbass H, 2016, 'Quantifying Swarming Behaviour', in Advances in Swarm Intelligence, Indonesia, pp. 119 - 130, presented at The Seventh International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, Indonesia, - , http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41000-5
2016
Abdelfattah S; Merrick K; Abbass H, 2016, 'Theta-Beta Ratios Are Prominent EEG Features for Visual Tracking Tasks', in Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2016 Annual Meeting, Washington DC, pp. 21 - 25, presented at Human Factors and Ergonomics Society International Meeting, Washington DC, 19 September 2016 - 23 September 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1541931213601005
2016
Harvey J; Merrick K; Abbass H, 2016, 'Quantifying Swarming Behaviour', in Tan Y; Shi Y; Niu B (eds.), ADVANCES IN SWARM INTELLIGENCE, ICSI 2016, PT I, SPRINGER INT PUBLISHING AG, Bali, INDONESIA, pp. 119 - 130, presented at 7th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI), Bali, INDONESIA, 25 June 2016 - 30 June 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41000-5_12
2016
Wang M; Abbass H; Hu J; Merrick K, 2016, 'Detecting Rare Visual and Auditory Events from EEG Using Pairwise-Comparison Neural Networks', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), China, pp. 90 - 101, presented at The 8th International Conference on Brain-Inspired Cognitive Systems, China, - , http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49685-6_9
2016
Merrick K; Hardhienata M; Shafi K; Hu J, 2016, 'Using Game Theory with Intrinsic Motivation to Examine Anti-Hacking Policies for Autonomous Systems', in Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI), Athens, Greece, presented at IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, Athens, Greece, 06 December 2016 - 09 December 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SSCI.2016.7850035
2016
Abdelfattah S; Merrick K; Abbass H, 2016, 'Eye Movements as Information Markers in EEG Data', in IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence Proceedings, Athens, Greece, presented at IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, Athens, Greece, 06 December 2016 - 09 December 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SSCI.2016.7850043
2016
Wang B; Merrick K; Abbass HA, 2015, 'Autonomous hypothesis generation as an environment learning mechanism for agent design', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), ., pp. 210 - 225, presented at ., ., 05 February 2015 - 07 February 2015
2015
Klyne A; Merrick K, 2015, 'Task Allocation Using Particle Swarm Optimisation and Anomaly Detection to Generate a Dynamic Fitness Function,', in AI 2015: Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Canberra, Australia, pp. 317 - 329, presented at The 28th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Canberra, Australia, 01 December 2015 - 04 December 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-26350-2_28
2015
Swiechowski M; Merrick KE; Mandziuk J; Abbass H, 2015, 'Human-Machine Cooperation in General Game Playing', in Eighth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions, Lisbon, Portugal, pp. 96 - 100, presented at Eighth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions, Lisbon, Portugal, 22 February 2015 - 27 February 2015
2015
Maher ML; Merrick K; Wang B, 2015, 'Reasoning and Making Sense of Data in the Absence of Goals', in Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference on Advances in Cognitive Systems, Advances in Cognitive Systems Workshop on Goal Reasoning, B, presented at Advances in Cognitive Systems Workshop on Goal Reasoning, B, 28 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
2015
Merrick KE, 2014, 'Evolution of Intrinsic Motives in a Multi-Player Common Pool Resource Game', in Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence, Florida, presented at IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence, Florida, 09 December 2014 - 14 December 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CIHLI.2014.7013385
2014
Debie E; Shafi K; Merrick K; Lokan CJ, 2014, 'An Online Evolutionary Rule Learning Algorithm with Incremental Attribute Discretization', in 2014 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), IEEE, Beijing, China, pp. 1116 - 1123, presented at IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Beijing, China, 06 July 2014 - 11 July 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2014.6900623
2014
Hardhienata M; Merrick KE; Ugrinovskii V, 2014, 'Effective Motive Profiles and Swarm Compositions for Motivated Particle Swarm Optimisation Applied to Task Allocation', in Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence, Florida, presented at IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence, Florida, 09 December 2014 - 14 December 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CIHLI.2014.7013387
2014
Hardhienata MKD; Ugrinovskii V; Merrick KE, 2014, 'Task allocation under communication constraints using motivated particle swarm optimization', in Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2014, pp. 3135 - 3142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2014.6900560
2014
Merrick KE; Ismail H; Barlow M, 2014, 'Self-Motivated Learning of Achievement and Maintenance Tasks for Non-Player Characters in Computer Games', in Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence, Florida, presented at IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence, Florida, 09 December 2014 - 14 December 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CIHLI.2014.7013386
2014
Debie E; Shafi K; Lokan CJ; Merrick K, 2013, 'Investigating Differential Evolution Based Rule Discovery in Learning Classifier Systems', in Brest J; Das S; Neri F; Suganthan PN (eds.), Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Symposium on Differential Evolution, SDE 2013 - 2013 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, SSCI 2013, Singapore, pp. 77 - 84, presented at 2013 IEEE Symposium on Differential Evolution, Singapore, 16 April 2013 - 19 April 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SDE.2013.6601445
2013
Tian B; Merrick K; Yi S; Hu J, 2013, 'A Hierarchical PeA-based Anomaly Detection Model', in Proceedings 2013 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, Communications and Information Security Symposium, IEEE, San Diego, USA, pp. 621 - 625, presented at 2013 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, Communications and Information Security Symposium, San Diego, USA, 28 January 2013 - 31 January 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICCNC.2013.6504158
2013
debie E; shafi K; Lokan CJ; merrick K, 2013, 'Reduct Based Ensemble of Learning Classifier System for Real-valued Classification Problems', in Pal NR; Yao X; Suganthan PN (eds.), Proceedings 2013 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Ensemble Learning (CIEL 2013), Singapore, pp. 66 - 73, presented at 2013 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Ensemble Learning, Singapore, 16 April 2013 - 19 April 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CIEL.2013.6613142
2013
Shafi K; Merrick K; Debie E, 2012, 'Evolution of Intrinsic Motives in Multi-agent Simulations', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Springer, pp. 198 - 207, presented at The Ninth International Conference on Simulated Evolution and Learning, 16 December 2012 - 19 December 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34859-4_20
2012
Hardhienata M; Merrick K; Ugrinovskii V, 2012, 'Task allocation in multi-agent systems using models of motivation and leadership', in 2012 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2012, Brisbane, QLD, pp. 86 - 93, presented at 2012 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), Brisbane, QLD, 10 June 2012 - 15 June 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2012.6256114
2012
Wang B; Merrick K; Abbass HA, 2012, 'Developing Attention Focus Metrics for Autonomous Hypothesis Generation in Data Mining', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Springer, pp. 290 - 299, presented at The Ninth International Conference on Simulated Evolution and Learning, 16 December 2012 - 19 December 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34859-4_29
2012
Merrick K, 2011, 'A Computational Model of Achievement Motivation for Artificial Agents', in Procededings of the Tenth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems, International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 1067 - 1068, presented at Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems, Taipei, Taiwan, http://www.ifaamas.org/Proceedings/aamas2011/
2011
Merrick K; Shafi K; Isaacs A, 2011, 'Using Approach-Avoidance Motivation to Model Adaptive Social-Forces in Artificial Agents', in Proceedings of the Adaptive and Learning Agents Workshop 2011, AAMAS 2011 Workshop on Adaptive Learning Agents, Taipei, pp. 83 - 90, presented at AAMAS 2011 Workshop on Adaptive Learning Agents, Taipei, 02 May 2011
2011
Merrick K; Gu N; Niazi M; Shafi K, 2011, 'Motivation, Cyberworlds and Collective Intelligence in Design', in Circuit Bending, Breaking and Mending: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research, CAADRIA, Hong Kong, pp. 697 - 706, presented at 16th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2011, Newcastle, NSW, 27 April 2011 - 29 April 2011, http://cumincad.scix.net/cgi-bin/works/Show?caadria2011_066
2011
Merrick K; Gu N, 2011, 'Supporting Collective Intelligence for Design in Virtual Worlds: A Case Study of Lego Universe', in CAAD Futures 2011 - Designing Together, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium, pp. 637 - 652, presented at Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures, Liege, Belgium, 04 July 2011 - 08 July 2011, http://cumincad.scix.net/cgi-bin/works/Show?cf2011_p016
2011
Maher ML; Merrick K; Graham B, 2011, 'Reasoning in the Absence of Goals', in Advances in Cognitive Systems - Papers from the AAAI Fall Symposium, Technical Report, AI Access Foundation, El Segundo, CA, United States, pp. 202 - 209, presented at AAAI Fall Symposium on Advances in Cognitive Systems, USA, http://www.aaai.org/ocs/index.php/FSS/FSS11/paper/view/4178/4555
2011
Shafi K; Merrick K, 2011, 'A Curious Agent for Network Anomaly Detection', in Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems, International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 1075 - 1076, presented at Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems, Taipei, Taiwan, http://www.ifaamas.org/Proceedings/aamas2011/index.html
2011
Gu N; Singh V; Merrick K, 2010, 'A FRAMEWORK TO INTEGRATE GENERATIVE DESIGN TECHNIQUES FOR ENHANCING DESIGN AUTOMATION', in CAADRIA2010: New Frontiers, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia,, Association for Research in Computer-Aided Architectural Research in Asia, Chinese University, Hong Kong, pp. 127 - 136, presented at 15th CAADRIA Conference: New Frontiers, Chinese University, Hong Kong, 07 April 2010 - 10 April 2010, http://cumincad.scix.net/cgi-bin/works/Show?caadria2010_012
2010
Merrick K; Shafi K, 2009, 'Agent Models for Self-Motivated Home Assistant Bots', in 2009 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL MODELS FOR LIFE SCIENCES (CMLS-09), American Institute of Physics, Sofia, Bulgaria, pp. 131 - 150, presented at 2009 INTERNATIONAL CONFERNECE ON COMPUTATIONAL MODELS FOR LIFE SCIENCES (CMLS-09), Sofia, Bulgaria, 28 July 2009 - 29 July 2009, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3314265
2009
Merrick K, 2009, 'Evaluating Intrinsically Motivated Robots using Affordances and Point-Cloud Matrices', in Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics: Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems, Lund University Cognitive Studies, 145. Lund: LUCS, Netherlands, presented at 9th International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics (EpiRob09),, Venice, Italy, 12 November 2009 - 14 November 2009, http://www.lucs.lu.se/LUCS/145/
2009
Merrick K; Scully T, 2009, 'Modelling Affordances for the Control and Evaluation of Intrinsically Motivated Robots', in Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2009, Australian Robotics and Automation Association, Sydney, presented at 2009 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, ACRA 2009, Sydney, Australia, 02 December 2009 - 04 December 2009, http://www.araa.asn.au/acra/acra2009/
2009
Merrick K, 2008, 'Designing Toys That Come Alive: Curious Robots for Creative Play', in Proceedings: 7th International Conference on Entertainment Computing (ICEC 2008), Cernegie Mellon Uni, USA, pp. 149 - 154, presented at 7th International Conference on Entertainment Computing (ICEC 2008), Cernegie Mellon Uni, USA, 25 September 2008 - 27 September 2008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-89222-9-16
2008
Merrick K; Maher ML; Saunders R, 2008, 'Achieving Adaptable Behaviour in Intelligent Rooms using Curious Supervised Learning Agents', in Proceedings of 13th conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design in Asia - CADRIA 2008 Beyond Computer Aided Design, Chiang Mai, Thailand, pp. 185 - 192, presented at CAADRIA 2008, Beyond Computer Aided Design, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 30 March 2008
2008
Merrick K, 2008, 'Achieving Creative Behaviour Using Curious Learning Agents', in Culture and Climate: Cracking the Code. The Sixth International Conference on Organisational Behaviour in Health Care [obhc2008], Sydney, Australia, pp. 40 - 46, presented at Culture and Climate: Cracking the Code. The 6th International Conference on Organisational Behaviour in Health Care [obhc2008], Sydney, Australia, 26 March 2008 - 28 March 2008
2008
Merrick K, 2008, 'Modelling Behaviour Cycles for Life-Long Learning in Motivated Agents', in LNCS 5361: Simulated Evolution and Learning ? SEAL 2008, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1 - 10, presented at 7th International Conf. on Simulated Evolution & Learning (SEAL 2008), Melbourne, Australia, 07 December 2008 - 10 December 2008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-89694-4_1
2008
Merrick K; Huntington EH, 2008, 'Attention Focus in Curious, Reconfigurable Robots', in Proc: Australasian Conference on Robotics & Automation 2008, Canberra, Australia, presented at 2008 Australasian Conference on Robotics & Automation - ACRA 2008, Canberra, Australia, 03 December 2008 - 05 December 2008
2008
Merrick K, 2008, 'Designing toys that come alive: Curious robots for creative play', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), pp. 149 - 154, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-89222-9_16
2008
Merrick K; Maher ML, 2007, 'Motivated Reinforcement Learning for Adaptive Characters in Open-Ended Simulation Games', in Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, ACE 2007, Salzburg, Austria, pp. 127 - 134, presented at ACM SIGCHI International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (ACE 2007), Salzburg, Austria, 13 June 2007 - 15 June 2007, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1255047.1255073
2007
Merrick K; Saunders R; Maher ML, 2007, 'Curious Places: Curious, Proactive, Adaptive Built Environments', in AISB'07: Artificial and Ambient Intelligence, Newcastle, UK, pp. 34 - 36, Newcastle, UK, 03 April 2007
2007
Maher ML; Merrick K; Saunders R, 2007, 'From Passive to Proactive Design Elements: Incorporating Curious Agents into Building Design', in 12th International CAAD Futures Conference, Sydney, pp. 447 - 460, Sydney, 11 July 2007 - 13 July 2007
2007
Maher ML; Merrick K; Macindoe O; Saunders R, 2007, 'Learning Models for Curious Places', in Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Nanjing, China, pp. 179 - 184, presented at CAADRIA 2007: Digitization and Globalization, Nanjing, China, 19 April 2007 - 21 April 2007
2007
Maher ML; Merrick K; Saunders R, 2007, 'From passive to proactive design elements', in Dong A; VandeMoere A; Gero JS (eds.), COMPUTER-AIDED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN FUTURES (CAAD FUTURES) 2007, SPRINGER, Sydney, AUSTRALIA, pp. 447 - +, presented at 12th Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures Conference, Sydney, AUSTRALIA, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6528-6_33
2007
Merrick K; Maher ML, 2006, 'Motivated Reinforcement Learning for Non-Player Characters in Persistent Computer Game Worlds', in Proceedings of the 2006 ACM SIGCHI international conference on Advances in computer entertainment technology, Los Angeles, USA, presented at ACM SIGCHI International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, Los Angeles, USA, 14 June 2006 - 16 June 2006, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1178823.1178828
2006
Rosenman M; Merrick K; Maher ML; Marchant D, 2006, 'DesignWorld: A Multidisciplinary, Collaborative Design Environment Using Agent-Based Virtual Worlds', in Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition, Springer, 10-12 July 2006, pp. 695 - 710, presented at 2nd International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition, Eindhoven, Netherlands
2006
Maher ML; Rosenman M; Merrick K; Macindoe O; Marchant D, 2006, 'DesignWorld: An Augmented 3D Virtual World for Multidisciplinary, Collaborative Design', in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Kumamoto, Japan, pp. 133 - 142, presented at CAADRIA 2006, Kumamoto, Japan, 31 March 2006 - 02 April 2006
2006
Maher ML; Merrick K; Macindoe O, 2006, 'Intrinsically Motivated Intelligent Sensed Environments', in proceedings of the 13th Workshop of the European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering on Intelligent Computing in Engineering and Architecture, EG-ICE 2006, Springer, Ascona, Switzerland, pp. 455 - 475, presented at 13th Internationl Workshop of the European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering, Ascona, Switzerland
2006
Maher ML; Merrick K, 2005, 'Agent Models for Dynamic 3D Virtual Worlds', in Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Cyberworlds, IEEE Computer Society Press, Singapore, pp. 27 - 34, presented at 2005 International Conference on Cyberworlds, Singapore, 23 November 2005 - 25 November 2005, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CW.2005.13
2005
Maher ML; Merrick K; Macindoe O, 2005, 'Can Designs Themselves Be Creative?', in HI?05: Computational and Cognitive Models of Creative Design, Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition, UNSW, Sydney, presented at 6th International Roundtable Conference on Computational and Cognitive Models of Creative Design, Heron Island, Queensland, Australia, 10 December 2005 - 14 December 2005
2005
Kasmarik K; Uther WT; Maher ML, 2005, 'Motivated Agents', in IJCAI-05, Proceedings of the Nineteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Edinburgh, Scotland, pp. 1505 - 1506, presented at 19th International joint conference on artificial intelligence, Edinburgh, Scotland, 30 July 2005 - 05 August 2005
2005
Rosenman M; Merrick K; Maher ML; Ahmed A; Shen R; Macindoe O; Marchant D; Namprempree K, 2004, 'Multidisciplinary collaboration using agent-based virtual worlds', in Proceedings of Clients Driving Innovation International Conference 2004, 2nd International Conference Clients Driving Innovation: Moving Ideas into Practice, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, presented at 2nd International Conference Clients Driving Innovation: Moving Ideas into Practice, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 25 October 2004 - 27 October 2004
2004
Kasmarik K; Thurbon J, 2003, 'An experimental evaluation of a program visualisation tool for use in computer science education', in Australian Computer Science Communications, Australian Computer Society, Sydney, Australia, presented at Information visualisation 2003 : Australian Symposium on Information Visualisation, Adelaide, Australia, -
2003
Journal articles
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Wang M; Kasmarik K; Bezerianos A; Tan KC; Abbass H, 2021, 'On the channel density of EEG signals for reliable biometric recognition', Pattern Recognition Letters, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.patrec.2021.04.003
2021
Liu X; Kasmarik K; Abbass H, 2021, 'Assessing Player Profiles of Achievement, Affiliation and Power Motivation using Electroencephalography', IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSMC.2021.3073216
2021
Ali IM; Essam D; Kasmarik K, 2021, 'Novel binary differential evolution algorithm for knapsack problems', Information Sciences, vol. 542, pp. 177 - 194, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ins.2020.07.013
2021
El-Fiqi H; Wang M; Kasmarik K; Bezerianos A; TAN KC; Abbass H, 2021, 'Weighted Gate Layer Autoencoders', IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCYB.2021.3049583
2021
Debie E; El-Fiqi H; Fidock J; Barlow M; Kasmarik K; Anavatti S; Garratt M; Abbass H, 2021, 'Autonomous recommender system for reconnaissance tasks using a swarm of UAVs and asynchronous shepherding', Human-Intelligent Systems Integration, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s42454-020-00024-w
2021
Fernandez Rojas R; Debie E; Fidock J; Barlow M; Kasmarik K; Anavatti S; Garratt M; Abbass H, 2020, 'Electroencephalographic Workload Indicators During Teleoperation of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Shepherding a Swarm of Unmanned Ground Vehicles in Contested Environments', Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2020.00040
2020
Ali I; Essam D; Kasmarik K, 2020, 'A Novel Design of Differential Evolution for Solving Discrete Traveling Salesman Problems', Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, vol. 52
2020
Khan M; Kasmarik K; Barlow M, 2020, 'Autonomous Detection of Collective Behaviours in Swarms', Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, vol. 57
2020
Abdelfattah S; Kasmarik K; Hu J, 2019, 'A Robust Policy Bootstrapping Algorithm for Multi-objective Reinforcement Learning in Non-stationary Environments', Adaptive Behavior
2019
Dhakan P; Merrick K; Siddique N; Rano I, 2019, 'Open-Ended Continuous Learning of Compound Goals', IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, Special Issue on Continual Unsupervised Sensorimotor Learning, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCDS.2019.2947896
2019
Ali IM; Essam D; Kasmarik K, 2019, 'A novel differential evolution mapping technique for generic combinatorial optimization problems', Applied Soft Computing Journal, vol. 80, pp. 297 - 309, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asoc.2019.04.017
2019
Debie E; Fernandez Rojas R; Fidock J; Barlow M; Kasmarik K; Anavatti S; Garratt M; Abbass H, 2019, 'Multi-Modal Fusion for Objective Assessment of Cognitive Workload: A Review', IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
2019
Abdelfattah S; Kasmarik K; Hu J, 2019, 'Intrinsically Motivated Hierarchical Policy Learning in Multi-objective Markov Decision Processes', IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, Special Issue on Continual Unsupervised Sensorimotor Learning, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCDS.2019.2948025
2019
Dennis Z; Wilson K; Boyson T; Kasmarik K, 2019, 'Building girls' confidence in themselves as future engineers', Teaching Science, vol. 65, pp. 10 - 18
2019
Dhakan P; Kasmarik K; Rano I; Siddique N, 2018, 'Intrinsic Rewards for Maintenance, Approach, Avoidance and Achievement Goal Types', Frontiers in Neurorobotics, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnbot.2018.00063
2018
Harvey J; Merrick K; Abbass H, 2018, 'Assessing Human Judgement of Computationally Generated Swarming', Frontiers Robotics and AI, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2018.00013
2018
Abdelfattah S; Kasmarik K; Hu J, 2018, 'Evolving Robust Policy Coverage Sets in Multi-objective Markov Decision Processes Through Intrinsically Motivated Self-play', Frontiers in Neurorobotics, vol. 12, pp. 65, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnbot.2018.00065
2018
Yang Z; Merrick K; Abbass H, 2018, 'Hierarchical Deep Reinforcement Learning for Continuous Action Control', IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, vol. 29, pp. 5174 - 5184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TNNLS.2018.2805379
2018
Khan R; Kasmarik K; Barlow M, 2018, 'Towards Computational Motivation for Multi-Agent Systems and Swarms', Frontiers in Robotics and AI-Computational Intelligence, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2018.00134
2018
Debie E; Shafi K; Merrick K; Lokan C, 2017, 'On Taxonomy and Evaluation of Feature Selection-Based Learning Classifier System Ensemble Approaches for Data Mining Problems', Computational Intelligence, vol. 33, pp. 554 - 578, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/coin.12099
2017
Liu X; Merrick K; Abbass H, 2017, 'Towards Electroencephalographic Profiling of Player Motivation: A Survey', IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, vol. 10, pp. 499 - 513, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCDS.2017.2726083
2017
Merrick K, 2017, 'Value Systems for Developmental Cognitive Robotics: A Survey', Cognitive Systems Research, vol. 41, pp. 38 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cogsys.2016.08.001
2017
Siddique N; Dhakan P; Rano I; Merrick K, 2017, 'A Review of the Relationship between Novelty, Intrinsic Motivation and Reinforcement Learning', Paladyn Journal of Behavioral Robotics, vol. 8, pp. 58 - 69, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/pjbr-2017-0004
2017
Wang B; Merrick K; Abbass H, 2016, 'Cooperative co-evolutionary neural networks for mining functional association rules', IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, vol. 18 March 2016, pp. 1331 - 1344, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TNNLS.2016.2536104
2016
Merrick K; Siddique N; Rano I, 2016, 'Experience-Based Generation of Maintenance and Achievement Goals on a Mobile Robot', Paladyn Journal of Behavioral Robotics, vol. 7, pp. 67 - 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/pjbr-2016-0006
2016
Klyne A; Merrick K, 2016, 'Intrinsically motivated particle swarm optimisation applied to task allocation for workplace hazard detection', Adaptive Behavior: animals, animats, software agents, robots, adaptive systems, vol. 24, pp. 219 - 236, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1059712316651686
2016
Abbass H; Leu G; Merrick K, 2016, 'A Review of Theoretical and Practical Challenges of Trusted Autonomy in Big Data', IEEE Access, vol. 4, pp. 2808 - 2830, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2016.2571058
2016
Merrick K; Hardhienata M; Shafi K; Hu J, 2016, 'A Survey of Game Theoretic Approaches to Modelling Decision-Making in Information Warfare Scenarios', Future Internet, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/fi8030034
2016
Harvey J; Merrick K; Abbass HA, 2015, 'Application of chaos measures to a simplified boids flocking model', Swarm Intelligence, vol. 9, pp. 23 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11721-015-0103-0
2015
Schiechowski M; Merrick K; Mandziuk J; Abbass H, 2015, 'Human Machine Cooperation Loop in Game Playing', International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems, vol. 8, pp. 310 - 323, https://www.thinkmind.org/index.php?view=article&articleid=intsys_v8_n34_2015_8
2015
Abbass HA; Petraki E; Merrick K; Harvey J; Barlow M, 2015, 'Trusted Autonomy and Cognitive Cyber Symbiosis: Open Challenges', Cognitive Computation, vol. 8, pp. 385 - 408, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12559-015-9365-5
2015
Merrick K, 2015, 'The Role of Implicit Motives in Strategic Decision-Making: Computational Models of Motivated Learning and the Evolution of Motivated Agents', Games, vol. 6, pp. 604 - 636, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/g6040604
2015
Merrick K; Debie E; Shafi K; Lokan C, 2013, 'Performance Analysis of Rough Set Ensemble of Learning Classifier Systems with Differential Evolution based Rule Discovery', Evolutionary Intelligence, vol. 6, pp. 109 - 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12065-013-0093-z
2013
Merrick K; Shafi K, 2013, 'A Game Theoretic Framework for Incentive-Based Models of Intrinsic Motivation in Artificial Systems', Frontiers in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Special Issue on Intrinsic Motivations and Open-Ended Development in Animals, Humans and Robots, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00791
2013
Merrick K; Isaacs A; Barlow M; Gu N, 2013, 'A Shape Grammar Approach to Computational Creativity and Procedural Content Generation in Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games', Entertainment Computing, vol. 4, pp. 115 - 130, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.entcom.2012.09.006
2013
Merrick K, 2012, 'Intrinsic Motivation and Introspection in Reinforcement Learning', IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, vol. 4, pp. 315 - 329, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TAMD.2012.2208457
2012
Shafi K; Merrick K, 2011, 'A curious agent for network anomaly detection', 10th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems 2011, AAMAS 2011, vol. 2, pp. 1009 - 1010
2011
Merrick K; Shafi K, 2011, 'Achievement, affiliation, and power: Motive profiles for artificial agents', Adaptive Behavior, vol. 19, pp. 40 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1059712310395953
2011
Merrick K; Gu N; Wang X, 2011, 'Case Studies Using Multiuser Virtual Worlds as an Innovative Platform for Collaborative Design', Journal of Information Technology in Construction, Special Issue on the Use of Virtual World Technology in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, vol. 16, pp. 165 - 188, http://www.itcon.org/cgi-bin/works/Show?2011_12
2011
Merrick K, 2010, 'Modeling Behavior Cycles as a Value System for Developmental Robots', Adaptive Behavior, vol. 18, pp. 237 - 257, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1059712309359948
2010
Merrick K, 2010, 'An Empirical Evaluation of Puzzle-Based Learning as an Interest Approach for Teaching Introductory Computer Science', IEEE Transactions on Education, vol. 53, pp. 677 - 680, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TE.2009.2039217
2010
Merrick K, 2010, 'A Comparative Study of Value Systems for Self-Motivated Exploration and Learning by Robots', IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, vol. 2, pp. 119 - 131, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TAMD.2010.2051435
2010
Merrick K; Maher ML, 2009, 'Motivated learning from interesting events: Adaptive, multitask learning agents for complex environments', Adaptive Behavior, vol. 17, pp. 7 - 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1059712308100236
2009
Maher ML; Rosenman M; Merrick K, 2007, 'Agents For Multi-Disciplinary Design in Virtual Worlds', AI Edam-Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design Analysis and Manufacturing, vol. 21, pp. 267 - 277, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0890060407000273
2007
Merrick K, 2007, 'Modelling Motivation for Adaptive Non-Player Characters in Dynamic Computer Game Worlds', Computers In Entertainment, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1324198.1324203
2007
Nguyen TD; Kasmarik KE; Abbass HA, 'Q-Learning with Differential Entropy of Q-Tables', , http://arxiv.org/abs/2006.14795v1
Nguyen DT; Kasmarik KE; Abbass HA, 'Towards Interpretable Neural Networks: An Exact Transformation to Multi-Class Multivariate Decision Trees', , http://arxiv.org/abs/2003.04675v3
Nguyen HT; Nguyen TD; Tran VP; Garratt M; Kasmarik K; Anavatti S; Barlow M; Abbass HA, 'Continuous Deep Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning for Ground-Air Swarm Shepherding', , http://arxiv.org/abs/2004.11543v4

Kathryn has been awarded over $3 million in competitive internal and external grants. Sources include the Australian Research Council, Defence Science and Technology Group, Australian Centre for Cyber Security, the NSF and EUCogII.

External

Garratt, M., Kasmarik, K., Anavatti, S., (2021-23) Multi Robot Systems for Operation in CBRN Environments, Defence Science and Technology Group, $650,000

Garratt, M., Kasmarik, K., Anavatti, S., (2020-21) Heterogeneous Multi Robot Test Bench, Defence Science and Technology Group, $235,000

Merrick, K., Garratt, M., (2020-2022) Behaviour Bootstrapping for Ad Hoc, Heterogeneous Robot Swarms, Australian Research Council Discovery Project, $374,000

Abbass, H., Anavatti, S., Barlow, M., Garratt., M., Merrick, K., (2018-19) Autonomous Coordination Policies in Ground-Air Unmanned Systems Interaction, Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development, $52,334.

Merrick, K., O'Byrne, S., Wilson, K., Boyson, T., Ray, T., Leu, G., Do, Q (2017-18) IEEE YoWIENet ACT, Young Women in Engineering Network, $44,730, IEEE New Initiative Seed Grant.

Barlow, S., Hunjet, R., Pourbeik, P., Merrick, K., Tang, J., Lakshika, K. (2017) Trust in human-machine teaming through machine education: a skill-based agent design, $61,999, DST-G, Competitive Evaluation Research Agreement.

Abbass, H., Anavatti, S., Barlow, M., Garratt, M., Merrick, K., Leu, G., Lakshika, E. (2016) Local State Scoring Relative to Global Goals for Self-organising Unmanned Systems in Contested RF Environments, $50,000, Defence Science and Technology Group Collaborative Project.

Abbass, H., Anavatti, S., Barlow, M., Garratt, M., Merrick, K. (2016-19) Trusted Human-Autonomy Teaming in Teleoperations, Defence Science and Technology Group Human Performance Research Network (HPRnet), $447,980 over 4 years.

Abbass, H., Merrick, K., Tan, K. C., Bezerianos, A., (2016-20) User-task co-adaptation for effective interactive simulation environments, Australian Research Council Discovery Project, $560,000 

Siddique N., Rano, I., Merrick, K., (2014-19) Motivated Reinforcement Learning in Robots. University of Ulster, Faculty of Computing and Engineering, PhD Scholarship, $75,000 over 6 years.

Merrick, K., Debie, E.: (2011-12) Extending the Data Mining Capabilities of Learning Classifier Systems to High-Dimensional Search Spaces and Limited Training Data, National Computational Infrastructure Start-up Grant (Supercomputer time allocation)

Merrick, K.: (2009) Curious Characters: From Virtual Worlds to Sentient Homes, EuCogII Travel Grant, International Workshop on Intrinsically Motivated, Cumulative Learning, Versatile Robots [Invited speaker], $3,000.

Maher, M.L., Merrick, K., Saunders, R.: (2008) Achieving Creative Behaviour Using Curious Learning Agents, National Science Foundation Travel Grant, AAAI Symposium on Creative Intelligent Systems, $2,000.

Internal

Garratt, M., Kasmarik, K., Abpeikar, S., Hunjet, R., 2020, Self-Generating Collective Behaviours in Swarms, UNSW Defence Related Research Scheme, $20,000.

Garratt, M., Galliott, J., Abbass, H., Anavatti, S., Kasmarik, K., Lynar, T., Barlow, M., Lakshika, E., Jevglevskaja, N., Cappuccio, M., 2020, Humanoid robots, UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme, $32,330.

Garratt, M., Ougrinovski, O., Kasmarik, K., Barlow, M., Anavatti, S., Pickering, M. 2019, Jackal Unmanned Ground Vehicles, UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme, $50,000.

Boyson, T., Kasmarik, K., Wilson, K., Aboutorab, N., Hoke, C., Sitnikova, E., Smith, W., Imran, A., Joiner, K., Kleine, H., Neely, A., O'Byrne, S., (2018) SEIT Maker Space, Research Focus Group Bid, $130,500. 

Merrick, K.: (2017) Achievement, affiliation and power: computational motivation for game-playing agents, Vice-Chancellor's Childcare Support Fund for Women Researchers at UNSW, $1,740.

Tang, J., Abbass, H., Anavatti, S., Barlow, M Garratt, M., Kasmarik, K., (2017) UNSW Canberra Distributed Simulation Facility, Major Infrastructure Big Bid, $102, 211.

Garratt, M., Anavatti, S., Abbass, H., Merrick, K., Barlow, M., (2017) VICON Vero Cameras, School of Engineering and Information Technology, Minor Equipment Grant, $18,550.

Ding, L., Prasad, D., Peterson, H., Merrick, K., Abbass, H., Garratt, M., Anavatti, S, (2017) Sustainable Smart Cities, Faculty of Built Envionment (UNSW Sydney) Faculty Research Grant, $12,000.

Abbass, H., Anavatti, S., Arachchilage, N., Barlow, M., Garratt, M., Gulrez, T., Hu, J., Jovanoski, Z., Kasmarik, K., Lakshika, E., Leu, G., Niven, R., O'Neill, B., Pickering, M., Sarker, M., Sarker, R., Sidhu, H., Sidhu, L., Shafi, K., Towers, I., Tang, J., (2016) Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Initiative, $42,200

Kasmarik, K.: (2016) Using Game Theory with Intrinsic Motivation to Examine Anti-Hacking Policies for Autonomous Systems, Vice-Chancellor's Childcare Support Fund for Women Researchers at UNSW, $2,000.

Barlow, M., Garratt, M., Abbass, H., Merrick, K.,  Anavatti, S.: (2016) VICON Partitioning and Virtual Reality Capability, School of Engineering and IT Big Bidding Initiative, $11,000.

Garratt, M., Pickering, M., Barlow, M., Abbass, H., Anavatti, S., Pota, H., Merrick, K.: (2015) Large Scale Motion Capture System, Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Initiative, $29,292.

Merrick, K., Shafi, K., Hu, J.: (2015) A game theoretic approach to modelling the effects of intrinsic motivation on decision-making in information warfare scenarios, Australian Centre for Cyber Security, Competitive Internal Grant, $55,000.

Merrick, K., (2014) Interaction between audio and visual signals on perception of 3D virtual materials, School of Engineering and Information Technology, Minor Equipment Grant, $2,000.

Merrick, K., Yu, S., Hu, J.: (2012) Using Computational Models of Creativity as a Machine Learning Guide for Predicting Zero-Day Attacks on Computer Systems and Networks, Defence Related Research Funding Scheme, Competitive Internal Grant, $17,000.

Merrick, K., Gu, N., Barlow, M.: (2011) Dynamic Content Generation of Virtual Worlds for Regional Australian Communities, UNSW@ADFA Research Training Scholarship, Competitive Internal Grant, $72,180 over 3 years.

Merrick, K., Shafi, K.: (2011) Agent-based game-theoretic models of human motivation for natural resource management, UNSW@ADFA Early Career Researcher Grant Scheme, Competitive Internal Grant, $24,620.

Merrick, K., Shafi, K.: (2010) Modelling Curious Agents as an Anomaly Detection Approach to Network Intrusion Detection, UNSW@ADFA Early Career Researcher Grant Scheme, Competitive Internal Grant, $32,500.

Merrick, K.: (2010) Learning models for curious, reconfigurable robots, UNSW@ADFA Silverstar Grant, $20,000.

Merrick, K., Gu, N., Barlow, M., (2010) Dynamic content generation for adaptive virtual worlds, UNSW@ADFA Silverstar Grant, $20,000.

Merrick, K.: (2009) Evaluating Intrinsically Motivated Robots using Affordances and Point-Cloud Matrices, Vice-Chancellor's Childcare Support Fund for Women Researchers at UNSW, $2,000.

Merrick, K., Ougrinovski, V.: (2009) Modelling Motivation for Coordination in Robot Platoons, UNSW@ADFA Research Training Scholarship, Competitive Internal Grant, $64,881 over 3 years.

Merrick, K.: (2008) Modelling Motivation for Adaptive, Learning Robots, UNSW@ADFA Rector's Start-Up Grant, $10,000.

 

Professional Service

Kathryn has served as a reviewer for journals, conference and funding agencies both locally and internationally. She is a senior member of the IEEE, where her volunteer roles have included:

IEEE Women in Engineering, ACT Chapter (Chair, 2019)

IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Cognitive and Developmental Systems Technical Committee (Chair, 2017-18)

IEEE Computational Intelligence Society ACT Chapter (Secretary, 2015-2016; Chair 2017-18)

IEEE Technical Activities Committee (Member, 2017)

IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Emerging Technologies Technical Committee (Member, 2014)

IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Autonomous Mental Development Technical Committee (Member, 2012-2014)

IEEE Sub-committee for Women in Computational Intelligence (Member, 2011, 2015-19)

Associate and Guest Editor Roles

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, 2016-17

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, 2014-2015

Guest Editor, Future Internet, Special Issue on Cyber Warfare, 2015

Organising Committees

Chair, UNSW Canberra Young Women in Engineering (YoWIE) Summer School, 2018-20

Special Session Chair, Special Session on Computational Models of Motivation for Trusted Autonomyat the IEEE Symposium on computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence, Athens, Greece, 2016.

Finance/Registration Chair, The 20th Asia Pacific Symposium on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems, Canberra, Australia, 2016.

Organising Chair, The 28th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Canberra Australia, 2015.

Special Session Organising Committee, Grounded Cognition, Creativity and Motivated Learning, at the IEEE Symposium on computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence, Orlando, Florida, 2014.

Registration Chair, IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, Brisbane, Australia, 2012

Program Committees

IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Defence and Security Applications, 2021 

American Psychology Association Technology, Mind and Society Conference, 2018.

The 30th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2017.

The Eighth International Conference on Advanced Cognitive Technologies and Applications, COGNITIVE 2016

International High-Performance Built Environments Conference: Sustainable Built Environments (SBE 2016), Sydney, 2016

International Conference on Machine Learning Applications, ICMLA 2015

International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2013.

Special Session on Computational Intelligence for Security, Surveillance and Defense (CISSD) at the 2012 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, Brisbane, Australia, 10-15 June.

The International Conference on Mobile, Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies, UBICOMM 2011, 2014, 2015.

The 24th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI-11), Australia, 2011

International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics, 2011-2013

International Symposium on Computational Models for Life Sciences, 2011.

The 23rd Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI-10), Adelaide, Australia, 2010

The Australasian Workshop on Computational Creativity - Melbourne, Australia, 2009

The 22nd Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI-09), Melbourne, Australia, 2009

The Fourth Australian Conference on Artificial Life (ACAL'09), Melbourne, Australia, 2009.

ACM International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment (ACE 2009), Athens, Greece, 2009

The Second IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defense Applications, Ottawa, Canada, 8-10 July, 2009.

International Symposium on Computational Models for Life Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2009.

The Seventh International Conference on Simulated Evolution And Learning (SEAL'08), Melbourne, Australia, 2008

The 21st Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI-08), Auckland, New Zealand, 2008

Reviewer: Conferences

ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2018

International Conference on Machine Learning Applications, 2014, 2015

IEEE Symposium Series in Computational Intelligence, 2011

IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL 2010), An Arbor, Michigan, 2010

ACM International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment (ACE 2008), Yokohama, Japan, 2008

The Third International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, Melbourne, Australia, 2007

The Sixth International Roundtable Conference on Computational and Cognitive Models of Creative Design, Heron Island, Australia, 2005

Reviewer: Journals

IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, 2019-2021

IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 2010-2012, 2016-18

IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development (now Trans. Cognitive and Developmental Systems), 2013-2021

IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning, 2013-2021

Springer, Computing Journal, 2017

Child Development Perspectives, 2017

Connection Science, 2015

ACM Computing Surveys, 2012

IEEE Transactions on Education, 2011, 2017

Journal of Artificial Life and Robotics, 2011-2012

Information Technology in Construction, Special Issue on eLearning, 2011

ACM Computers in Entertainment, Board of Reviewers, 2011

IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, 2010

Information Technology in Construction, Special Issue on Use of Gaming and Virtual World Technology in AEC, 2010Automation in Construction, 2010

Adaptive Behaviour, 2010

Learning, Media and Technology incorporating Education, Communication and Information: Special Issue on Learning in Virtual Worlds, 2009

IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine: Special Issue on Computational Intelligence in Education, 2008.

Assessor/Reviewer: Grants

New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Endeavour Fund Assessor, 2019.

Australian Research Council - Discovery Projects 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Australian Research Council - Discovery Early Career Research Projects 2015, 2016

Australian Research Council - Linkage Projects 2015, 2017

Australian Research Council  - Future Fellowships 2016

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Council of the Humanities - Creative Industries Stream 2014

Reviewer: Books

Baldassarre G., Mirolli, M., (Eds): Intrinsically Motivated Learning Systems, (2011), Springer.

Gregory, S., Lee, M., Dalgarno, B., Tynan, B. (Eds): Virtual Worlds in Online and Distance Education (2011), Athabasca University Press.

 

Sub Theme
lensTrusted Autonomy