Dr Erandi Hene Kankanamge

Lecturer and Student Ethics Coordinator
School of Engineering and Information Technology
  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

Erandi is a lecturer in Computer Science at the University of New South Wales, Canberra (UNSW Canberra). She completed her BSc (hons) in Computer Science at the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka with a first class. In 2009 she joined the University of Colombo School of Computing as an Assistant lecturer. She completed her PhD in Computer Science at UNSW Canberra in 2014. Her research interests include multi-agent systems, computational intelligence, multi-objective optimisation, human computer interfaces and, games for health.

Scholarships of $35,000 (AUD) are available for PhD students who achieved H1 /High Distinction in their UG program and/or have completed a Masters by Research. If you are interested, contact me at e.henekankanamge@adfa.edu.au

Grants

Hene Kankanamge, E. (2018) Game Master: Improved player mental and physical wellbeing through a computational intelligence facilitator for digital game play, 2018 Rector’s Start-up Grant, $50,000

Barlow, M; Hene Kankanamge, E; Smith, S. (2017) Fun healthy & fit: computer game control via an exertion system, $75,000

Barlow, M; Hene Kankanamge, E; Kasmarik, K; Tang, J & DST Group. (2017) Trust in human-machine teaming through machine education: a skill-based agent design, DST-G, Competitive Evaluation Research Agreement, $70,000

Abbass, H., Anavatti, S., Arachchilage, N., Barlow, M., Garratt, M., Gulrez, T., Hene Kankanmage, E., Hu, J., Jovanoski, Z., Kasmarik, K., 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

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

 

Professional Services

Secretary IEEE, CIS ACT Chapter: (2019)

Membership Chair, IEEE CIS ACT Chapter: (2017)

Women in Engineering Coordinator, School of Engineering and IT, UNSW Canberra: (S2 2017)

Local Arrangement Chair, 20th Asia Pacific Symposium on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems (2016)

Reviewer, The IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence

Reviewer, Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, 4th edition

Program committee member of the 20th Asia Pacific Symposium on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems (2016)

Program committee member of the IEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health since 2016-2019

 

Research Students

Shuo Yang, (Co-supervising with Dr Michael Barlow and A/Prof Kathryn Kasmarik), PhD Candidate (2017-)

Dilini Samarasinghe, (Co-supervising with Dr Michael Barlow and A/Prof Kathryn Kasmarik), PhD Candidate (2017-)

Dulakshi Wannigamage, (Co-supervising with Dr Michael Barlow and A/Prof Kathryn Kasmarik), PhD Candidate (2017-)

Seham Hussein, (Co-supervising with Dr Michael Barlow), PhD Candidate (2017-)

Nima Salimi, (Co-supervising with Dr Michael Barlow), PhD Candidate (2017-)

Book Chapters

Lakshika E; Barlow M, 2017, 'Computational Intelligence Approaches to Computational Aesthetics', in Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition, IGI Global, pp. 156 - 165, 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch014

Journal articles

Lakshika E; Barlow M; Easton A, 2017, 'Understanding the Interplay of Model Complexity and Fidelity in Multiagent Systems via an Evolutionary Framework', IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, vol. 9, pp. 277 - 289, 10.1109/TCIAIG.2016.2560882

Lakshika E; Barlow M; Easton A, 2016, 'Evolving lane merge traffic behaviour simulations via a macroscopic objective function and a machine learning system trained through bootstrapped human judgement', Applied Intelligence, vol. 44, pp. 862 - 877, 10.1007/s10489-015-0733-3

Conference Papers

Leu G; Tang J; Lakshika E; Merrick K; Barlow M, 2018, 'Curriculum optimisation via evolutionary computation, for a neural learner robust to categorical adversarial samples', in Proceedings of the 4th Asian Conference on Defence Technology, ACDT 2017, pp. 1 - 6, presented at , 10.1109/ACDTJ.2017.8259585

Samarasinghe D; Barlow M; Lakshika E; Kasmarik K, 2018, 'Automatic synthesis of swarm behavioural rules from their atomic components', in GECCO 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, pp. 133 - 140, presented at , 10.1145/3205455.3205546

Barlow M, 2018, 'Wearable sensors for recognizing individuals undertaking daily activities', in Proceedings - International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC, pp. 64 - 67, presented at , 10.1145/3267242.3267245

Lakshika E; Barlow M, (eds.), 2017, 'On Deriving a Relationship Between Complexity and Fidelity in Rule Based Multi-agent Systems', in INTELLIGENT AND EVOLUTIONARY SYSTEMS, IES 2016, SPRINGER INT PUBLISHING AG, Univ New S Wales, Canberra Campus, Australian Def Force Acad, Canberra, AUSTRALIA, pp. 223 - 235, presented at 20th Asia Pacific Symposium on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems (IES), Univ New S Wales, Canberra Campus, Australian Def Force Acad, Canberra, AUSTRALIA, 01 November 2016, 10.1007/978-3-319-49049-6_16

Lakshika E; Barlow M, 2017, 'Precision of control as a function of control scheme: Implications for serious exertion games from a Flow perspective', in 2017 IEEE 5th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, SeGAH 2017, presented at , 10.1109/SeGAH.2017.7939274

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, 01 - 01 January 2017

Dannatt J; Barlow M; Lakshika E, 2016, 'A natural locomotion interface: Its impact on presence and usage in a social-media charity event for mental health', in 2016 IEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, SeGAH 2016, presented at , 10.1109/SeGAH.2016.7586257

Barlow M; Lakshika E, 2016, 'What cost teamwork: Quantifying situational awareness and computational requirements in a proto-team via multi-objective evolution', in 2016 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2016, pp. 3525 - 3532, presented at , 10.1109/CEC.2016.7744236

Lakshika E; Barlow M; Easton A, 2015, 'Evolving high fidelity low complexity sheepdog herding simulations using a machine learner fitness function surrogate for human judgement', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), pp. 330 - 342, presented at , 10.1007/978-3-319-26350-2_29

lakshika E; Barlow M; Sarker R; Gaidow S, (eds.), 2015, 'Analysing Truck-Trailer-Flatrack Mix for a Given Road Network with Known Supply and Demand', in 21ST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MODELLING AND SIMULATION (MODSIM2015), MODELLING & SIMULATION SOC AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND INC, Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA, pp. 910 - 916, presented at 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM) held jointly with the 23rd National Conference of the Australian-Society-for-Operations-Research / DSTO led Defence Operations Research, Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA, 29 November - 04 December 2015

Lakshika E; Barlow M; Easton A, 2013, 'Co-evolving semi-competitive interactions of sheepdog herding behaviors utilizing a simple rule-based multi agent framework', in IEEE Symposium on Artificial Life (ALIFE), pp. 82 - 89, presented at , 10.1109/ALIFE.2013.6602435

Lakshika E; Barlow M; Easton A, 2013, 'Co-evolving semi-competitive interactions of sheepdog herding behaviors utilizing a simple rule-based multi agent framework.', in ALIFE, IEEE, pp. 82 - 89, presented at IEEE Symposium on Artificial Life, ALife 2013, Singapore, April 16-19, 2013, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=6588671

Lakshika E; Barlow M; Easton A, 2012, 'Fidelity and complexity of standing group conversation simulations: A framework for the evolution of multi agent systems through bootstrapping human aesthetic judgments', in 2012 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2012, presented at , 10.1109/CEC.2012.6256473

Lakshika E; Keppitiyagama C; Wathugala D, 2008, 'AOnesC: An aspect-oriented extension to nesC', in Proceedings of New Technologies, Mobility and Security Conference and Workshops, NTMS 2008, presented at , 10.1109/NTMS.2008.ECP.24