Dr Sameer Alam

School of Engineering and Information Technology
+61 2 626 88822

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, 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, vol 8. Springer, Springer, Canberra, Australia, pp. 1 - 16, 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 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, pp. 254 - 265

Journal articles

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, 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

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

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

Tang J; Alam S; Lokan C; Abbass HA, 2012, '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, 10.1016/j.trc.2011.08.008

Bui V; Pham VV; Iorio AW; Tang J; Alam S; Abbass HA, 2012, 'Bio-inspired robotics for air traffic weather information management', Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, vol. 34, pp. 291 - 317, 10.1177/0142331210366688

El-Sergany AT; Alam S, 2012, 'Trip distribution model for flood disaster evacuation operation', ITE Journal (Institute of Transportation Engineers), vol. 82, pp. 42 - 47

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, 10.2514/1.C031241

Pham VV; Tang J; Alam S; Lokan C; Abbass HA, 2010, 'Aviation emission inventory development and analysis', Environmental Modelling and Software, vol. 25, pp. 1738 - 1753, 10.1016/j.envsoft.2010.04.004

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

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

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

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

Conference Papers

Hossain M; Alam S; Abbass H, 2017, 'A dynamic multi-commodity flow optimization algorithm for estimating airport network capacity', in Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, pp. 205 - 220, presented at , 10.1007/978-4-431-56423-2_11

Hossain M; Alam S, 2017, 'Intelligent anticipatory agents for changing environments', in 2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2016 - Conference Proceedings, pp. 4597 - 4602, presented at , 10.1109/SMC.2016.7844956

Ahmed MS; Alam S, 2016, 'An evolutionary optimization approach to maximize runway throughput capacity for hub and spoke airports', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), pp. 313 - 323, presented at , 10.1007/978-3-319-28270-1_26

Alam S; Hossain MM; Al-Alawi F; Al-Thawadi F, 2015, 'Shift for safety: A diffrential evolution approcah to optimize lateral airway offset for collision risk mitigation', in Proceedings of the 11th USA/Europe Air Traffic Management Research and Development Seminar, ATM 2015, presented at

Elsergany AT; Griffin AL; Tranter P; Alam S, 2015, 'Development of a geographic information system for riverine flood disaster evacuation in Canberra, Australia: Trip generation and distribution modelling', in ISCRAM 2015 Conference Proceedings - 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, presented at

Amin R; Alam S, 2015, 'A heuristic search approach to find contrail avoidance flight routes', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), pp. 14 - 20, presented at , 10.1007/978-3-319-26350-2_2

Hossain M; Alam S; abbass H, 2015, 'A Multicommodity Flow Optimization Formulation for Estimating Air Traffic Capacity of Airport Network', in A Multicommodity Flow Optimization Formulation for Estimating Air Traffic Capacity of Airport Network, 4th ENRI International Workshop on ATM/CNS (EIWAC2015)., Tokyo, Japan, presented at 4th ENRI International Workshop on ATM/CNS (EIWAC2015)., Tokyo, Japan, 17 - 19 November 2015, http://www.enri.go.jp/eiwac/eiwac_2015/call-for-participants/en/program.html

Alam S; Symon F; Hossain M; Blom H, 2014, 'Airspace Network Characterization for Effect of Intermediate Waypoints on Collision Risk Assesmnet', in ICRAT 2014 6th International Conference on Research in Air Transportation, 6th International Conference on Research in Air Transportation, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, presented at 6th International Conference on Research in Air Transportation, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, 26 - 30 May 2014, http://www.icrat.org/icrat/Author/SameerAlam591/FINAL-605-cfp-Alam.pdf

Elsergany AT; Griffin AL; Tranter P; Alam S, (eds.), 2014, 'Descriptive and Geographical Analysis of Flood Disaster Evacuation Modelling', in Descriptive and Geographical Analysis of Flood Disaster Evacuation Modelling, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, presented at ISCRAM 2014 Conference, University Park, PA, 18 - 21 May 2014, http://idl.iscram.org/search.php?sqlQuery=SELECT%20author,%20title,%20type,%20year,%20publication,%20abbrev_journal,%20volume,%20issue,%20pages,%20keywords,%20abstract,%20address,%20corporate_author,%

Alam S; Hossain M; Lokan C; Barry S; Aldis G; Butcher R; Abbass H, 2013, 'Real time prediction of worst case air traffic sector collision risk using evolutionary optimization', in Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Vehicles and Transportation Systems, CIVTS 2013 - 2013 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, SSCI 2013, pp. 72 - 79, presented at , 10.1109/CIVTS.2013.6612292

Hossain M; Alam S; Rees T; Abbass H, 2013, 'Australian airport network robustness analysis: A complex network approach', in Australasian Transport Research Forum, ATRF 2013 - Proceedings, presented at

Alam S; Zhao W; Tang J; Lokan CJ; Abbass HA; Ellejmi M; Kirby S, 2011, 'Co-Evolutionary Framework for Identifying Delay Patterns in Arrival Traffic and Ground Events for Dynamic CDA Operations', in Proceedings of 9th USA/EUROPE Air Traffic Management Research & Development Seminar, EUROCONTROL/FAA, Berlin, presented at 9th USA/EUROPE Air Traffic Management Research & Development Seminar (ATM R&D Seminar), Berlin, 01 June 2011, http://www.atmseminar.org/seminarContent/seminar9/papers/42-Abbass-Final-Paper-4-14-11.pdf

Alam S; Zhao W; Tang J; Lokan C; Abbass H; Ellejmi M; Kirby S, 2011, 'Discovering delay patterns in arrival traffic with dynamic continuous descent approaches using co-evolutionary red teaming', in Proceedings of the 9th USA/Europe Air Traffic Management Research and Development Seminar, ATM 2011, pp. 174 - 183, presented at

Alam S; Lokan CJ; Abbass HA; Ellejmi M; Kirby S, 2010, 'An Evolutionary Computational Analysis of Tactical Controller Tool', in In Proc. Aviation Information Technology Engineering and Management Conference, IGI Global, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, pp. 1 - 8, presented at Aviation Information Technology Engineering and Management Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 22 - 24 March 2010, http://www.aitem2010.org/

Alam S; Nguyen MH; Abbass HA; Lokan C; Ellejmi M; Eurocontrol SK, 2010, 'A dynamic continuous descent approach methodology for low noise and emission', in AIAA/IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference - Proceedings, presented at , 10.1109/DASC.2010.5655502

Hossain MM; Abbass HA; Lokan C; Alam S, 2010, 'Adversarial Evolution: Phase transition in non-uniform hard satisfiability problems', in 2010 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, WCCI 2010 - 2010 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2010, presented at , 10.1109/CEC.2010.5586506

Pham VV; Bui LT; Alam S; Lokan C; Abbass HA, 2010, 'A Pittsburgh Multi-Objective Classifier for user preferred trajectories and flight navigation', in 2010 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, WCCI 2010 - 2010 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2010, presented at , 10.1109/CEC.2010.5586168

Alam S; Tang J; Abbass HA; Lokan CJ, 2009, 'The effect of symmetry in representation on scenario-based risk assessment for air-traffic conflict resolution strategies', in 2009 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2009, pp. 2180 - 2187, presented at , 10.1109/CEC.2009.4983211

Tang J; Alam S; Abbass H; Lokan C, 2009, 'Modelling and evolutionary multi-objective evaluation of interdependencies and work processes in airport operations', in 2009 World Summit on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, 2009 GEC Summit - Proceedings of the 1st ACM/SIGEVO Summit on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, GEC'09, pp. 977 - 980, presented at , 10.1145/1543834.1543988

Alam S; Abbass HA; Lokan CJ; Ellejmi M; Kirby S, 2009, 'Computational red teaming to investigate failure patterns in Medium Term Conflict Detection', in 8th Innovative Research Workshop and Exhibition, Proceedings, pp. 183 - 194, presented at

Alam S; Nguyen MH; Abbass HA; Sarker R, 2007, 'The Architecture Design and Validation of the Air Traffic Operations and Management Simulator (ATOMS)', in Simulation Conference and Exhibition SimTect 2007, Simulation Conference and Exhibition SimTect 2007, Brisbane, Qld, presented at Simulation Conference and Exhibition SimTect 2007, Brisbane, Qld, 04 - 07 June 2007

Abbass HA; Alam S; Nguyen MH; Tang J, 2007, 'Dynamic Weather Avoidance Trajectories in a Traffic Constrained Enroute Airspace,', in 6th Eurocontrol Innovative Research Workshop and Exhibition, 6th Eurocontrol Innovative Research Workshop and Exhibition, Bretigny sur Orge, France, presented at 6th Eurocontrol Innovative Research Workshop and Exhibition, Bretigny sur Orge, France, 04 - 06 December 2007

Alam S; Nguyen MH; Abbass HA; Barlow M, 2007, 'Ants guide future pilots', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), pp. 36 - 48, presented at

Alam S; Shafi K; Abbass HA; Barlow M, 2007, 'Evolving air traffic scenarios for the evaluation of conflict detection models', in 6th EUROCONTROL Innovative Research Workshop and Exhibition: Disseminating ATM Innovative Research, pp. 237 - 245, presented at

Nguyen MH; Alam S; Tang J; Abbass HA, 2007, 'Ants-inspired dynamic weather avoidance trajectories in a traffic constrained enroute airspace', in 6th EUROCONTROL Innovative Research Workshop and Exhibition: Disseminating ATM Innovative Research, pp. 205 - 212, presented at

Alam S; Bui LT; Abbass HA; Barlow M, 2006, 'Pareto meta-heuristics for generating safe flight trajectories under weather hazards', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), pp. 829 - 836, presented at

Alam S; Abbass HA; Barlow M; Lindsay P, 2006, 'Mapping lessons from ants to Free Flight an ant-based weather avoidance algorithm in Free Flight airspace', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, presented at , 10.1117/12.644284

Reports

Alam S; Tang J; Abbass HA, 2013, Brisbane Required Navigation Performance Study, Canberra

Alam S; Zhao W; Abbass HA, 2013, Aviation Emission Management in Python, Canberra

Alam S, 2013, Kingdom of Bahrain’s Action Plan developed in response to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 2010 Assembly Resolution A37-19, Ministry of Transportation, Kingdom of Bahrain, Bahrain

Theses / Dissertations

Elsergany AT, 2016, Evacuation Trip Generation and Distribution Methods for Riverine Flood Disaster, thesis, UNSW, UNSW Canberra