Associate Professor Michael Barlow

Deputy Head of School (People)
School of Engineering and Information Technology
UNSW Canberra Cyber
+61 2 5114 5119
+61 2 626 88581

LOCATION

Building 15 Room 205
School of Engineering and Information Technology, The University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, PO Box 7916, Canberra BC ACT 2610, AUSTRALIA

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

Research Experience

  • Serious Games & Games Technology
  • AI & Multi-Agent Systems
  • Simulation & Virtual Environments
  • Trusted Autonomy
  • Machine Learning
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Speech Science and Technology

Teaching Experience

  • Core Computer Science
    • All Years under-grad plus post-grad.
  • Specialist Computing
    • Games & Serious Games
    • Computer Technology
    • Simulation & Graphics

Consulting Interests

  • Simulation, Virtual Environments & AI/Agents
  • Games Technology & Serious Games
  • Human Computer Interactions

Administration Duties
 

  • Coordinator of the Bachelor of Computing & Cyber Security (BCCS)

 

Book Chapters

Barlow M, 2018, 'Trusted autonomous game play', in Foundations of Trusted Autonomy, pp. 125 - 132, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64816-3_7

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch014

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

Barlow MG, 2011, 'Game Led HCI Improvements', in Cruz-Cunha MM; Varvalho VH; Tavares P (ed.), Business, technological and social dimensions of computer games : multidisciplinary developments, edn. Original, IGI Global, pp. 126 - 145, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60960-567-4

Bui LT; Bender A; Barlow M; Abbass HA, 2010, 'Multiagent-Based Approach for Risk Analysis in Mission Capability Planning', in Sarker RA; Ray T (ed.), AGENT-BASED EVOLUTIONARY SEARCH, edn. Adaptation Learning and Optimization, SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN, pp. 77 - 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-13425-8_4

Barlow MG, 2008, 'Virtual Organizations in Commercial Games', in Putnik G; Cunha MM (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations, edn. Original, Information Science Reference, USA, pp. 1819 - 1826

Barlow MG, 2006, 'The Game of Defense and Security', in Abbass H; Essam D (ed.), Applications of Information Systems to Homeland Security and Defense, Idea Group Publishing, Hershey PA, USA: London, UK, pp. 138 - 166, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59140-640-2.ch006

Barlow MG; Cox R, 2006, 'Small & Simple:Application-Specific Multi-Agent Systems', in Abbass H; Essam D (ed.), Applications of Information Systems to Homeland Security and Defense, Idea Group Publishing, Hershey PA, USA: London, UK, pp. 17 - 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59140-640-2.ch002

Yang A; Abbass HA; Curtis N; Sarker R; Barlow MG, 2006, 'WISDOM-II: A Network Centric Model for Warfare', in Perez P; Batten D (ed.), Complex Science for a Complex World - Exploring Human Ecosystems with Agents, ANU E Press, Canberra, ACT Australia, pp. 149 - 174, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000291158700011&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Yang A; Abbass HA; Barlow MG; Sarker R; Curtis N, 2005, 'Evolving Capability Requirements in WISDOM-II', in Abbass HA; Bossmaier T; Wiles J (ed.), Recent Advances in Artificial Life - Advances in Natural Computation - Vol. 3, edn. Original, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, pp. 335 - 348, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789812701497_0025

Alam S; McPartland M; Barlow MG; Lindsay P; Abbass HA, 2005, 'Neural Evolution for Collision Detection & Resolution in a 2D Free Flight Environment', in Abbass HA; Bossmaier T; Wiles J (ed.), Recent Advances in Artificial Life - Advances in Natural Computation - Vol. 3, edn. Original, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, pp. 13 - 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789812701497_0002

Journal articles

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

Khan M; Kasmarik K; Barlow M, 2020, 'Autonomous Detection of Collective Behaviours in Swarms', Swarm and Evolutionary Computation

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

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

Shah Z; Mahmood AN; Barlow M; Tari Z; Yi X; Zomaya AY, 2018, 'Computing hierarchical summary from two-dimensional big data streams', IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 29, pp. 803 - 818, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPDS.2017.2778734

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

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, http://dx.doi.org/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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10489-015-0733-3

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

Shah Z; Mahmood AN; Barlow M, 2015, 'Computing discounted multidimensional hierarchical aggregates using modified Misra Gries algorithm', Performance Evaluation, vol. 91, pp. 170 - 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.peva.2015.06.011

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

Barlow M; Rowlands E, 2012, 'Quantification of game ai performance for junior leadership training in the defence domain', Handbook of Research on Serious Games as Educational, Business and Research Tools, pp. 1097 - 1121, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-0149-9.ch057

Bui LT; Abbass HA; Barlow MG; Bender A, 2012, 'Robustness against the decision-maker's attitude to risk in problems with conflicting objectives', IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, vol. 16, pp. 1 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TEVC.2010.2051443

Barlow M, 2011, 'Game led HCI improvements', Business, Technological, and Social Dimensions of Computer Games: Multidisciplinary Developments, pp. 126 - 145, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60960-567-4.ch009

Lim HC; Stocker RC; Barlow MG; Larkin HD, 2011, 'Interplay of ethical trust and social moral norms: Environment modelling and computational mechanisms in agent-based social simulation (ABSS)', Web Intelligence and Agent Systems, vol. 9, pp. 377 - 391, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/WIA-2011-0225

Bui LT; Liu J; Bender A; Barlow MG; Wesolkowski S; Abbass HA, 2011, 'DMEA: a direction-based multiobjective evolutionary algorithm', Memetic Computing, vol. 3, pp. 271 - 285, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12293-011-0072-9

Bui LT; Barlow MG; Abbass HA, 2009, 'A Multi-Objective Risk-Based Framework for Mission Capability Planning', New Mathematics and Natural Computation, vol. 5, pp. 459 - 485, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S1793005709001428

BUI LT; BARLOW M; ABBASS HA, 2009, 'A MULTI-OBJECTIVE RISK-BASED FRAMEWORK FOR MISSION CAPABILITY PLANNING', New Mathematics and Natural Computation, vol. 05, pp. 459 - 485

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

Ghoneim A; Abbass HA; Barlow MG, 2008, 'Characterizing game dynamics in two-player strategy games using network motifs', IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics Part B - Cybernetics, vol. 38, pp. 682 - 690, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSMCB.2008.918570

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

Wang B; Mckay RI; Abbass HA; Barlow MG, 2002, 'Domain Ontology Guided Feature-Selection for Document Categorisation', Australian Journal of Intelligent Information Processing Systems, vol. 7, pp. 102 - 109

Easton AC; Barlow MG, 2002, 'CROCADILE- An Open, Extensible Agent-Based Distillation Engine', International Journal of Information and Security, vol. 8, pp. 17 - 51

Matsuoka T; Hasson R; Barlow MG; Furui S, 1996, 'Language model acquisition from a text corpus for speech understanding', Transactions Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, pp. 2070 - 2077

Conference Papers

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

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

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

Ghignone L; Barlow M, 2019, 'Shallow Network Training with Dynamic Sample Weights Decay - A Potential Function Approximator for Reinforcement Learning', in 2019 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, SSCI 2019, pp. 149 - 154, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SSCI44817.2019.9003124

Salimi N; Barlow M; Lakshika E, 2019, 'Mental Workload Classification Using Short Duration EEG Data: An Ensemble Approach Based on Individual Channels', in 2019 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, SSCI 2019, pp. 393 - 398, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SSCI44817.2019.9003141

Charoensook T; Barlow M; Lakshika E, 2019, 'Heart Rate and Breathing Variability for Virtual Reality Game Play', in 2019 IEEE 7th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, SeGAH 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SeGAH.2019.8882434

Dhawan D; Barlow M; Lakshika E, 2019, 'Prosthetic Rehabilitation Training in Virtual Reality', in 2019 IEEE 7th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, SeGAH 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SeGAH.2019.8882455

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

Elkader SA; Barlow M; Lakshika E, 2018, 'Wearable sensors for recognizing individuals undertaking daily activities', in Proceedings - International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC, pp. 64 - 67, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3267242.3267245

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

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

Ahmed MS; Alam S; Barlow M, 2018, 'A Multi-Layer Artificial Neural Network Approach for Runway Configuration Prediction', Spain, presented at ICRAT, Spain, 25 June 2018 - 29 June 2018, https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/A-Multi-Layer-Artificial-Neural-Network-Approach-Ahmed-Alam/16b5b6eef75229b4ce95e1ddaa2c0855071a5a1d

Robinson M; Imran A; Barlow M, 2018, 'Impact of Macro-level Regulations on Micro-level (Individual) Use of ICT: A case of mobile services in India', in Ojo A; Kankanhalli A; Soares D (eds.), ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, Galway, Irelend, pp. 175 - 182, presented at ICEGov 2018, Galway, Irelend, 04 April 2018 - 06 April 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3209415.3209449

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

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

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