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, vol 8. Springer, 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; 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

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

Prakash R; Alam S; Duong VN, 2019, '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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0305215X.2019.1577405

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Goh SK; Tran NP; Pham DT; Alam S; Izzetoglu K; Duong V, 2019, 'Construction of Air Traffic Controller’s Decision Network Using Error-Related Potential', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), pp. 384 - 393, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22419-6_27

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

Tran P; Pham T; Goh K; 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.2019.8735305

Delahaye D; Puechmorel S; Alam S; Feron E, 2019, 'Trajectory Mathematical Distance Applied to Airspace Major Flows Extraction', in Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, pp. 51 - 66, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-7086-1_4

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

Alam S; Chaimatanan S; Delahaye D; Feron E, 2017, 'A distributed air traffic flow management model for European functional airspace blocks', in 12th USA/Europe Air Traffic Management R and D Seminar

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, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 205 - 220, presented at the 4th ENRI International Workshop, 2015, Tokyo, Japan, 17 November 2015 - 19 November 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-56423-2_11

Alam S; Hossain MM, 2016, 'Intelligent Anticipatory Agents for Changing Environments', in 2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2016 - Conference Proceedings, Budapest, pp. 4597 - 4602, presented at IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2016), Budapest, 09 October 2016 - 12 October 2016, http://dx.doi.org/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), Canberra, AUSTRALIA, pp. 313 - 323, presented at 2nd Australasian Conference on Artificial Life and Computational Intelligence (ACALCI), Canberra, AUSTRALIA, 02 February 2016 - 05 February 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28270-1_26

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 November 2015 - 19 November 2015, http://www.enri.go.jp/eiwac/eiwac_2015/call-for-participants/en/program.html

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-26350-2_2

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

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

Elsergany AT; Griffin AL; Tranter P; Alam S, 2014, 'Descriptive and Geographical Analysis of Flood Disaster Evacuation Modelling', in Hiltz SR; Pfaff MS; Plotnick L; Shih PC (eds.), 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 May 2014 - 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; 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 May 2014 - 30 May 2014, http://www.icrat.org/icrat/Author/SameerAlam591/FINAL-605-cfp-Alam.pdf

Hossain M; Alam S; Abbass HA; Rees T, 2013, 'Australian Airports Network Robustness Analysis: A Complex Network Approach', in Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. (ed.), Australasian Transport Research Forum, ATRF 2013 - Proceedings, Brisbane, presented at 36th Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATRF), Brisbane, 02 October 2013 - 04 October 2013

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 Suganthan PN (ed.), 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, Singapore, pp. 72 - 79, presented at Computational Intelligence in Vehicles and Transportation Systems (CIVTS), 2013 IEEE Symposium on, Singapore, 16 April 2013 - 19 April 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CIVTS.2013.6612292

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

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

pham V; Bui LT; Alam S; Abbass HA; Lokan CJ, 2010, 'A Pittsburgh Multi-Objective Classifier for User Preferred Trajectories and Flight Navigation.', in IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 1 - 8, presented at IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Barcelona, Spain, 18 July 2010 - 23 July 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2010.5586168

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2010.5586506

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