Associate Professor Michael Maher

Honorary Associate Professor
School of Engineering and Information Technology

LOCATION

Canberra

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

Michael Maher is now Director of the Reasoning Research Institute, Canberra.  He previously taught in the School of Engineering and Information Technology at UNSW Canberra, was a Senior Principal Researcher at National ICT Australia, a Professor at Loyola University Chicago, an Associate Professor at Griffith University, and a Research Staff Member at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center.

Prospective PhD Students

Michael Maher is not accepting any students for supervision.

Research Experience

  • Computational Logic
  • Constraint Programming and Optimization
  • Defeasible Reasoning and Argumentation
  • Non-monotonic Logics
  • Declarative Programming

Teaching Experience

  • Algorithms and Complexity
  • Data Structures
  • First-Order Logic
  • Interaction Design
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Operations Research
  • Programming Languages
  • Artificial Intelligence

Memberships

  • Association for Logic Programming
  • Association for Constraint Programming

Consulting Interests

  • Constraint-based Modelling and Optimization

Journal articles

Maher MJ; Tachmazidis ILIAS; Antoniou G; Wade S; Cheng LONG, 2020, 'Rethinking Defeasible Reasoning: A Scalable Approach', Theory and Practice of Logic Programming, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1471068420000010

Governatori G; Maher MJ, 2017, 'Annotated defeasible logic', Theory and Practice of Logic Programming, vol. 17, pp. 819 - 836, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1471068417000266

Maher MJ, 2017, 'Contractibility for open global constraints', Theory and Practice of Logic Programming, vol. 17, pp. 365 - 407, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1471068417000126

Maher MJ, 2017, 'Relating concrete defeasible reasoning formalisms and abstract argumentation', Fundamenta Informaticae, vol. 155, pp. 233 - 260, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/FI-2017-1584

Ahmed M; Anwar A; MAHMOOD A; Shah Z; Maher MJ, 2015, 'An Investigation of Performance Analysis of Anomaly Detection Techniques for Big Data in SCADA Systems', ICST Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems, vol. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.4108/inis.2.3.e5

Ahmed M; Mahmood AN; Maher MJ, 2015, 'An Efficient Technique for Network Traffic Summarizationusing Multi view Clustering and Statistical Sampling', EAI ENDORSED TRANSACTIONS ON SCALABLE INFORMATION SYSTEMS, vol. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.4108/sis.2.5.e4

Maher MJ, 2013, 'Relative Expressiveness of Defeasible Logics II', Theory and Practice of Logic Programming, vol. 13, pp. 579 - 592, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1471068413000367

Maher M, 2012, 'Relative Expressiveness of Defeasible Logics', Theory and Practice of Logic Programming, vol. 12, pp. 793 - 810, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1471068412000294

Billington D; Antoniou G; Governatori G; Maher M, 2010, 'An inclusion theorem for defeasible logics', ACM Transactions on Computational Logic, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1838552.1838558

Maher M, 2009, 'Local consistency for extended CSPs', Theoretical Computer Science, vol. 410, pp. 4769 - 4783

Falaschi M; Maher M, 2007, 'Introduction Special Issue on Multiparadigm Languages and Constraint Programming', Theory and Practice of Logic Programming, vol. 7, pp. 1 - 2

Maher M; Antoniou G; Billington D; Governatori G, 2006, 'Embedding defeasible logic in logic programming', Theory and Practice of Logic Programming, vol. 6, pp. 703 - 735, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1471068406002778

Wang J; Topor RW; Maher M, 2005, 'Rewriting Union Queries Using Views', Constraints, vol. 10, pp. 219 - 251

Governatori G; Maher MJ; Antoniou G; Billington D, 2004, 'Argumentation semantics for defeasible logic', Journal of Logic and Computation, vol. 14, pp. 675 - 702, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/logcom/14.5.675

Conference Papers

Tajvidi M; Essam D; Maher MJ, 2018, 'Deadline-constrained stochastic optimization of resource provisioning, for cloud users', in Muñoz VM; Ferguson D; Helfert M; Pahl C (eds.), CLOSER 2018 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, SciTePress, Science and Technology Publications, Lda, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, pp. 179 - 189, presented at 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science :CLOSER 2018, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, 19 March 2018 - 21 March 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.5220/0006761401790189

Tajvidi M; Maher MJ; Essam D, 2017, 'Uncertainty-Aware optimization of resource provisioning, a cloud end-user perspective', in CLOSER 2017 - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, pp. 293 - 300

Maher MJ, 2016, 'Corrupt strategic argumentation: The ideal and the naive', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Hobart, TAS, Australia, pp. 17 - 28, presented at 2016 Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Hobart, TAS, Australia, 05 December 2016 - 08 December 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-50127-7_2

Maher MJ, 2016, 'Resistance to corruption of strategic argumentation', in PRIMA 2016: Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems, Phoenix, USA, pp. 61 - 75, presented at AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Phoenix, USA, 12 February 2016 - 17 February 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44832-9_4

Maher MJ, 2016, 'Resistance to Corruption of General Strategic Argumentation', in 30th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI 2016, Thailand, pp. 1030 - 1036, presented at International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems, Thailand, 22 August 2016 - 26 August 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44832-9_4

Governatori G; Maher MJ; Olivieri F; Rotolo A; Scannapieco S, 2015, 'Strategic argumentation under grounded semantics is NP-complete', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), pp. 379 - 387, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-17130-2_26

Maher MJ, 2015, 'Relating Concrete Argumentation Formalisms and Abstract Argumentation', in Eiter T; Toni F (ed.), CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Cork, Ireland, presented at International Conference on Logic Programming, Cork, Ireland, 31 August 2015 - 04 September 2015

Maher MJ, 2014, 'Complexity of Exploiting Privacy Violations in Strategic Argumentation', in Pham D-N; Park S-B (ed.), PRICAI 2014: Trends in Artificial Intelligence, Springer, pp. 523 - 535, presented at Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 01 December 2014 - 05 December 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-13560-1_42

Maher MJ, 2014, 'Comparing Defeasible Logics', in ECAI 2014, IOS Press, Prague, Czech Republic, pp. 585 - 590, presented at European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Prague, Czech Republic, 18 August 2014 - 22 August 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-419-0-585

Maher MJ, 2013, 'Relative Expressiveness of Well-Founded Defeasible Logics', in Cranefield S; Nayak A (ed.), AI 2013: Advances in Artificial Intelligence - 26th Australasian Joint Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand, pp. 338 - 349, presented at 26th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Dunedin, New Zealand, 03 December 2013 - 06 December 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-03680-9_35

Mehani O; Boreli R; Maher M; Ernst T, 2011, 'User- and Application-Centric Multihomed Flow Management', in Proceedings - Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN, IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, United States, pp. 26 - 34, presented at 36th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN 2011, Bonn, Germany, 04 October 2011 - 07 October 2011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LCN.2011.6115206

Newton MAH; Pham N; Sattar A; Maher M, 2011, 'Kangaroo: An Efficient Constraint-Based Local Search System Using Lazy Propagation', in Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming - CP 2011, Springer, Perugia, Italy, pp. 645 - 659, presented at 17th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming, CP 2011, Perugia, Italy, 12 September 2011 - 16 September 2011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-23786-7_49

Maher M, 2010, 'Contractibility and Contractible Approximations of Soft Global Constraints', in Technical Communications of the 26th International Conference on Logic Programming, Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics, Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany, pp. 114 - 123, presented at International Conference on Logic Programming 2010, Edinburgh, UK, 16 July 2010 - 19 July 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.4230/LIPIcs.ICLP.2010.114

Maher M, 2010, 'Human and Unhuman Commonsense Reasoning', in Fermüller CG; Voronkov A (ed.), Logic for Programming, Artificial Intelligence, and Reasoning - 17th International Conference, Springer, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, pp. 16 - 29, presented at 2010 International Conference on Logic for Programming, Artificial Intelligence, and Reasoning, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 22 November 2008 - 27 November 2008

Maher M, 2009, 'SOGgy Constraints: Soft Open Global Constraints', in Principles and Practice of Constraints Programming - CP 2009, Springer, Berlin, pp. 584 - 591, presented at 15th International Conference CP 2009, Lisbon, Portugal, 20 September 2009 - 24 September 2009

Maher M, 2009, 'Open Contractible Global Constraints', in Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Arti cial Intelligence, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., San Francisco, CA, USA, pp. 578 - 583, presented at 21st International Joint Conference on Artificial inteliigence, Pasadena USA, 11 July 2009 - 17 July 2009

Maher M, 2009, 'Open Constraints in a Boundable World', in Integration of AI and OR techniques in constraint programming for combinatorial optimization, Springer, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, pp. 163 - 177, presented at 6th International Conference CPAIOR 2009, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 27 May 2009 - 31 May 2009

Maher M; Narodytska N; Quimper C; Walsh T, 2008, 'Flow-based propagators for the sequence and related global constraints', in 14th International conference on Principles and practice of constraint programming, Sydney, pp. 159 - 174, presented at 14th International conference on Principles and practice of constraint programming, Sydney, 14 September 2008 - 18 September 2008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-85958-1_11

Maher M; Huang G, 2008, 'On Computing Constraint Abduction Answers', in Logic Programming, 21st International Conference, Springer, Berlin, pp. 421 - 435, presented at 2010 International Conference on Logic for Programming, Artificial Intelligence, and Reasoning, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 22 November 2008 - 27 November 2008

Maher M, 2006, 'Heyting domains for constraint abduction', in AI 2006: Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, presented at 19th Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Hobart, 04 December 2006 - 08 December 2006

Stuckey PJ; De La Banda MG; Maher M; Marriott K; Slaney J; Somogyi Z; Wallace M; Walsh T, 2005, 'The G12 project: Mapping solver independent models to efficient solutions', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 9 - 13

Stuckey P; de la Banda M; Maher M; marriott K; Slaney J; Somogyi Z; Wallace MA; Walsh T, 2005, 'The G12 project: Mapping solver independent models to efficient solutions', in 11th International conference on principles and practice of constraint programming, Sitges, Spain, pp. 13 - 16, presented at 11th International conference on principles and practice of constraint programming, Sitges, Spain, 01 October 2005 - 05 October 2005, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11564751_4

Maher M, 2005, 'Herbrand Constraint Abduction', in Proceedings of the 20th Annual IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science, IEEE Computer Society, Chicago, USA, pp. 397 - 406, presented at 20th Annual IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science, Chicago, USA, 26 June 2005 - 29 June 2005, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LICS.2005.21

Maher M, 2005, 'Abduction of Linear Arithmetic Constraints', in Logic Programming, 21st International Conference, Springer, Berlin, pp. 174 - 188, presented at 2005 International Conference on Logic Programming, Sitges, Spain, 02 October 2005

Beaumont M; Thornton J; Sattar A; Maher M, 2004, 'Solving Over-Constrained Temporal Reasoning Problems Using Local Search', in PRICAI 2004: Trends in Artificial Intelligence, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, presented at 8th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Auckland, New Zealand, 09 August 2004 - 13 August 2004