Dr Sameer Alam

Visiting Fellow
School of Engineering and Information Technology

LOCATION

Bldg 17, Rm 126
School of Engineering and Information Technology ,
University of New South Wales at the, Australian Defence Force Academy
Canberra ACT 2600, Australia

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

Dr Alam  is a Senior Lecturer in Aviation at the School of Engineering and IT, UNSW Canberra. He holds PhD (Computer Sc) 2008, MTech (Computer Sc) 2000, MA (Economics) 1996, BS (Maths) 1994. 

His research interest are mainly in Optimization, Simulation, Modelling and Meta‐Heuristic Search techniques with application to Air Transportation problems.He has over 40 publications in Journals/Conferences with over 380 citations.

He also teaches a variety of subjects in Aviation (Air Traffic Management, Airport Operations) and Computer Sc (Data Structures, Comptational Problem Solving, JAVA programming).

He is an invited reviewer for several high impact journals. Dr. Alam was a organizing co-chair for the 28th Australasian Joint conference on Artificial Intelligence, Canberra, Australia 2016, conference session chair for the 29th IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference, Utah, USA, 2010 and for the Ph.D. Symposium, Australian Conference on Artificial Life, Sydney, Australia, 2005 . He also served on the Program Committee for the 22nd Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Brisbane Australia 2009 and for the 1st IEEE Symposium on Artificial Life, Hawaii, USA 2007.

His research has won several competetive awards which includes:

  • Best Paper Award, 11th US-Europe ATM R&D Seminar, Lisbon, Portugal, 2015
  • Best Paper Award, 6th International Conference on Research in Air Transportation, Istanbul, Turkey 2014
  • SEIT School Publication Award (A$ 5K) , UNSW Canberra, 2012
  • Best paper Nominee, IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, Brisbane, Australia 2012
  • Best Paper Award, 9th US-Europe ATM R&D Seminar, Berlin, Germany, 2011
  • ANU Science Medal, Australian National University, 2011
  • Young Tall Poppy of the Year Award, Australian Institute of Policy and Science, 2011
  • Best Paper Award, 29th IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference, Salt Lake City, USA 2010.
  • Fresh Scientist Award, Science in Public, 2009.

He has represented UNSW at the Safe Skies 2009, International Aviation Safety Conference, Canberra, Australia and at the 7th International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition, Bangalore, India.

He is the co‐editor of the book “Multi‐objective Optimization in Computational Intelligence: Theory and Practice”, which was published by IGI Global, Information Science Reference series in 2008 and author of the book Air Traffic Simulation and Modelling, published by VDM Verlag, Saarbrucken, Germany, 2009.

Books

Bui LT; Alam S, 2008, Multi-Objective Optimization in Computational Intelligence: Theory and Practice, University of NSW, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59904-498-9

Book Chapters

Alam S; Ahmed MS; barlow M, 2017, 'An Evolutionary Optimization Approach for Path Planning of Arrival Aircraft for Optimal Sequencing', in Leu G; sINGH H; Elsayed S (ed.), Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems. Proceedings in Adaptation, Learning and Optimization, Springer, Canberra, Australia, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49049-6_1

Zhao W; Tang J; Alam S; Bender A; Abbass HA, 2010, 'Evolutionary-Computation Based Risk Assessment of Aircraft Landing Sequencing Algorithms', in Hinchey M (ed.), IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Springer, pp. 254 - 265, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-15234-4_25

Journal articles

Cai Q; Alam S; Liu J, 2020, 'On the Robustness of Complex Systems with Multipartitivity Structures under Node Attacks', IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, vol. 7, pp. 106 - 117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCNS.2019.2919856

Cai Q; Alam S; Pratama M; Wang Z, 2020, 'Percolation Theories for Multipartite Networked Systems under Random Failures', Complexity, vol. 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2020/3974503

Tran PN; Pham DT; Kuan Goh S; Alam S; Duong V, 2020, 'An interactive conflict solver for learning air traffic conflict resolutions', Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, vol. 17, pp. 271 - 277, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.I010807

Prakash R; Alam S; Duong VN, 2020, 'A mixed integer programming model for optimal ATC tower height and location: a case study for Singapore Changi Airport's third runway extension', Engineering Optimization, vol. 52, pp. 139 - 164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0305215X.2019.1577405

Ma C; Cai Q; Alam S; Sridhar B; Duong VN, 2019, 'Airway network management using Braess's Paradox', Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 105, pp. 565 - 579, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2019.06.014

HOSSAIN MM; ALAM S; DELAHAYE D, 2019, 'An evolutionary computational framework for capacity-safety trade-off in an air transportation network', Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, vol. 32, pp. 999 - 1010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cja.2018.12.017

Ali H; Guleria Y; Alam S; Schultz M, 2019, 'A Passenger-Centric Model for Reducing Missed Connections at Low Cost Airports with Gates Reassignment', IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 179429 - 179444, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2953769

Guleria Y; Cai Q; Alam S; Li L, 2019, 'A Multi-Agent Approach for Reactionary Delay Prediction of Flights', IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 181565 - 181579, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2957874

Cai Q; Pratama M; Alam S; Ma C; Liu J, 2019, 'Breakup of Directed Multipartite Networks', IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TNSE.2019.2894142

Ahmed MS; Alam S; Barlow M, 2018, 'A Cooperative Co-Evolutionary optimisation model for best-fit aircraft sequence and feasible runway configuration in a multi-runway airport', Aerospace, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/aerospace5030085

Alam S; Chaimatanan S; Delahaye D; Feron E, 2018, 'Metaheuristic approach for distributed trajectory planning for European functional airspace blocks', Journal of Air Transportation, vol. 26, pp. 81 - 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.D0078

Nguyen MH; Alam S, 2018, 'Airspace Collision Risk Hot-Spot Identification using Clustering Models', IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 19, pp. 48 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TITS.2017.2691000

Hossain MM; Alam S, 2017, 'A complex network approach towards modeling and analysis of the Australian Airport Network', Journal of Air Transport Management, vol. 60, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jairtraman.2016.12.008

Alam S; Hossain M; Al-Alawi F; Al-Thawadi F, 2015, 'Optimizing Lateral Airway Offset for Collision Risk Mitigation Using Differential Evolution', Air Traffic Control Quarterly, vol. 23, pp. 1 - 24

Alam S; Hossain M; Symon F; Blom H, 2014, 'A Complex Network Approach to Analyze the Effect of Intermediate Waypoints on Collision Risk Assessment', Air Traffic Control Quarterly,, vol. 22, pp. 1 - 28

Zhao W; Alam S; Abbass HA, 2014, 'MOCCA-II: A multi-objective co-operative co-evolutionary algorithm', Applied Soft Computing, vol. 23, pp. 407 - 416, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asoc.2014.06.011

El-sergany A; Alam S, 2012, 'Trip Distribution Model for Flood Disaster Evacuation Operation', ITE Journal - Institute of Transportation Engineers, vol. 82, pp. 42 - 48, http://www.ite.org/membersonly/itejournal/pdf/2012/JB12JA42.pdf

Bui VQ; pham V; Iorio A; Tang J; Alam S; Abbass HA, 2012, 'Bio-inspired robotics for air traffic weather information management', Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, Online, vol. 34, pp. 291 - 317, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0142331210366688

Tang J; Alam S; Lokan CJ; Abbass HA, 2011, 'A multi-objective approach for Dynamic Airspace Sectorization using agent based and geometric models', Transportation Research Part C - Emerging Technologies, vol. 21, pp. 89 - 121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2011.08.008

Alam S; Nguyen MH; Abbass HA; Lokan C; Ellejmi M; Kirby S, 2011, 'Multi-aircraft dynamic continuous descent approach methodology for low-noise and emission guidance', Journal of Aircraft, vol. 48, pp. 1225 - 1237, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.C031241

Pham V; Tang J; Alam S; Lokan CJ; Abbass HA, 2010, 'Aviation emission inventory development and analysis', Environmental Modelling and Software, vol. Volume 25, pp. 1738 - 1753, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2010.04.004

Alam S; Shafi K; Abbass HA; Barlow MG, 2009, 'An ensemble approach for conflict detection in Free Flight by data mining', Transportation Research Part C - Emerging Technologies, vol. 17, pp. 298 - 317, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2008.12.002

Abbass HA; Alam S; Bender A, 2009, 'MEBRA: Multiobjective evolutionary-based risk assessment', IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, vol. 4, pp. 29 - 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MCI.2009.933098

Bui LT; Alam S, 2008, 'An introduction to multi-objective optimization', Multi-Objective Optimization in Computational Intelligence: Theory and Practice, pp. 1 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59904-498-9.ch001

Alam S; Abbass HA; Barlow MG, 2008, 'ATOMS: Air Traffic Operations and Management Simulator', IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation, vol. 9, pp. 209 - 225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TITS.2008.922877

Conference Papers

Ma C; Cai Q; Alam S; Duong VN, 2020, 'Airspace capacity overload identification using collision risk patterns', in 2020 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics for Air Transportation, AIDA-AT 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/AIDA-AT48540.2020.9049182

Schultz M; Olive X; Rosenow J; Fricke H; Alam S, 2020, 'Analysis of airport ground operations based on ADS-B data', in 2020 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics for Air Transportation, AIDA-AT 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/AIDA-AT48540.2020.9049212

Ky GA; Alam S; Duong VN, 2020, 'A traffic method for unmanned aircraft systems on a virtual closed circuit', in 2020 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics for Air Transportation, AIDA-AT 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/AIDA-AT48540.2020.9049166

Tran TN; Pham DT; Alam S, 2020, 'A map-matching algorithm for ground movement trajectory representation using a-SMGCS data', in 2020 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics for Air Transportation, AIDA-AT 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/AIDA-AT48540.2020.9049181

Singh NP; Goh SK; Alam S, 2020, 'Real-time unstable approach detection using sparse variational gaussian process', in 2020 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics for Air Transportation, AIDA-AT 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/AIDA-AT48540.2020.9049174

Ali H; Delair R; Pham DT; Alam S; Schultz M, 2020, 'Dynamic hot spot prediction by learning spatial- temporal utilization of taxiway intersections', in 2020 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics for Air Transportation, AIDA-AT 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/AIDA-AT48540.2020.9049186

Juntama P; Chaimatanan S; Alam S; Delahaye D, 2020, 'A distributed metaheuristic approach for complexity reduction in air traffic for strategic 4d trajectory optimization', in 2020 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics for Air Transportation, AIDA-AT 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/AIDA-AT48540.2020.9049200

Pushparaj K; Ayeni AJ; Ky G; Alam S; Vijayaragavan V; Gulyás B; Duong VN, 2019, 'A quantum-inspired model for human-automation trust in air traffic control derived from functional magnetic resonance imaging', in SESAR Innovation Days, Athens, Greece, presented at 9th SESAR Innovation Days, Athens, Greece, 02 December 2019 - 06 December 2019

Schultz M; Reitmann S; Alam S, 2019, 'Classification of Weather Impacts on Airport Operations', in Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 500 - 511, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WSC40007.2019.9004915

Tang J; Abbass H; Alam S, 2019, 'An Airspace Collision Risk Simulator for Safety Assessment', in Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 3160 - 3171, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WSC40007.2019.9004764

Pham DT; Trant NP; Goh SK; Alam S; Duong V, 2019, 'Reinforcement learning for two-aircraft conflict resolution in the presence of uncertainty', in RIVF 2019 - Proceedings: 2019 IEEE-RIVF International Conference on Computing and Communication Technologies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/RIVF.2019.8713624

Reitmann S; Alam S; Schultz M, 2019, 'Advanced quantification of weather impact on air traffic management: ATMAP 2.0 - Intelligent weather categorization with machine learning', in 13th USA/Europe Air Traffic Management Research and Development Seminar 2019, Dubayy(Dubai), U.A.E., presented at ATM, Dubayy(Dubai), U.A.E., 28 April 2019

Pham DT; Tran NP; Alam S; Duong V; Delahaye D, 2019, 'A machine learning approach for conflict resolution in dense traffic scenarios with uncertainties', in 13th USA/Europe Air Traffic Management Research and Development Seminar 2019, Dubayy(Dubai), U.A.E., presented at ATM, Dubayy(Dubai), U.A.E., 28 April 2019

Ali H; Guleria Y; Alam S; Duong VN; Schultz M, 2019, 'Impact of stochastic delays, turnaround time and connection time on missed connections at low cost airports', in 13th USA/Europe Air Traffic Management Research and Development Seminar 2019, Dubayy(Dubai), U.A.E., presented at ATM, Dubayy(Dubai), U.A.E., 28 April 2019

Cai Q; Ma C; Alam S; Duong VN; Sridhar B, 2019, 'Airway network flow management using Braess’s paradox', in 13th USA/Europe Air Traffic Management Research and Development Seminar 2019, Dubayy(Dubai), U.A.E., presented at ATM, Dubayy(Dubai), U.A.E., 28 April 2019

Thai VP; Zhong W; Pham T; Alam S; Duong V, 2019, 'Detection, tracking and classification of aircraft and drones in digital towers using machine learning on motion patterns', in Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference, ICNS, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICNSURV.2019.8735238

Pham DT; Ngo MM; Tran NP; Alam S; Duong V, 2019, 'Conflict prediction using generative model from ADS-B data', in Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference, ICNS, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICNSURV.2019.8735239

Pham DT; Ngo MM; Tran NP; Alam S; Duong V, 2019, 'Conflict prediction using generative model from ADS-B data', in Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference, ICNS, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICNSURV.2019.8735372

Tran NP; Pham DT; Goh SK; Alam S; Duong V, 2019, 'An intelligent interactive conflict solver incorporating air traffic controllers' preferences using reinforcement learning', in Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference, ICNS, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICNSURV.2019.8735168

Pham DT; Tran NP; Alam S; Duong V; Delahaye D, 2019, 'A machine learning approach for conflict resolution in dense traffic scenarios with uncertainties', in 13th USA/Europe Air Traffic Management Research and Development Seminar 2019

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