This page lists all students currently enrolled to complete a thesis at ECS.

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Shabbir Abbasi

Supervisor(s): Dr. Ian Welch
Thesis Title:


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Mahdi Abdollahi

Supervisor(s): Dr Xiaoying Sharon Gao and Dr Yi Mei
Thesis Title: Improving Medical Document Classification via Feature Engineering


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Shima Afzali

Supervisor(s): Dr. Bing Xue, Prof. Mengjie Zhang, Dr. Christopher Hollitt, and Dr. Harith Al-Sahaf
Thesis Title: Salient Object Detection based on Input Feature Set Improvement


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Arif Ahmed

Supervisor(s):
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Aisha Ajmal

Supervisor(s): Dr Christopher Hollitt and Dr Marcus Frean
Thesis Title: Active Shift Attention Based Object Tracking


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Baligh Al-Helali

Supervisor(s): Bing Xue and Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title: Symbolic regression using genetic programming


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Mohammed Al-Shaboti

Supervisor(s): Dr Ian Welch and Dr Aaron Chen
Thesis Title: Enhancing Smart Home IoT Security Through SDN-based Network Security Architecture and Machine Learning Techniques


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Ramya Anasseriyil Viswambaran

Supervisor(s): Dr. Aaron Chen
Thesis Title:


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Muhammad Ali Raza Anjum

Supervisor(s): Prof Paul Teal, Dr Pawel Dmochowski
Thesis Title:


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Mazhar Ansari Ardeh

Supervisor(s): Dr Yi Mei, Dr Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title: Genetic Programming Transfer Learning for Solving Uncertain Capacitated Arc Routing


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Mashall Aryan

Supervisor(s): Dr Marcus Frean A/Prof John Lewis
Thesis Title: Global Optimization of Black-Box Expensive Functions


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Samaneh Azari

Supervisor(s):
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Joseph Bennett

Supervisor(s):
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Ying Bi

Supervisor(s): Prof Mengjie Zhang;Dr Bing Xue
Thesis Title: Evolutionary Deep learning Using Genetic Programming for Image Classification


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Daniel Braithwaite

Supervisor(s): Prof. Bastiaan Kleijn and A/Prof. Marcus Frean
Thesis Title: Improving Variational Methods for Representation Learning and Generative Modelling


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Duncan Cameron

Supervisor(s): Dr Alvin Valera
Thesis Title: Towards Network-Aware Power Control in Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) Networks


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Kieran Carnegie

Supervisor(s): Dr Simon McCallum
Thesis Title:


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Valerie Chan

Supervisor(s): Marcus Frean Sydney Shep
Thesis Title: Smart Services and Analytics for Maori Shareholders


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Abhi Chatterjee

Supervisor(s): Dr Ramesh Rayudu , Prof Alan Brent , Dr Daniel Burmester
Thesis Title: Hybrid Renewable Energy Micro-Systems for Rural Electrification


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Xiu Cheng

Supervisor(s): Will Browne, Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title:


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Kelson Chua

Supervisor(s): Prof. Bastiaan Kleijn and A/Prof. Marcus Frean
Thesis Title: Blind Source Separation in Non-stationary Scenario


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Hamish Colenso

Supervisor(s): Dr Ciaran Moore, Dr Gideon Gouws
Thesis Title: Fabrication of a two-dimensional far-field superlens


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Davis Cooper

Supervisor(s): Stephen Marsland
Thesis Title: Optimal Transport for Generative Modelling


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Binh Dang

Supervisor(s): Dr. Qiang Fu and A.Prof. Peter Andreae
Thesis Title: Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access for Mobile Edge Computing


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Raghavender Deshagoni

Supervisor(s): Dr. Ramesh Rayudu
Thesis Title: Lightning protection and analysis of wind turbine generators


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Paul Dunham

Supervisor(s): Dr. Dugal McKinnon (NZSM), Dr. Mo Zareei (NZSM), Dr. Dale Carnegie
Thesis Title: The Sound of Obsolescence in the Age of Digital Re-production


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Kirita-Rose Escott

Supervisor(s): Associate Professor Hui Ma
Thesis Title:


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Simon Finnie

Supervisor(s):
Thesis Title:


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Erin Greenwood-Thessman

Supervisor(s): Dr Michael Homer and Prof James Noble
Thesis Title:


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Mohsen Hajsalehi Sichani

Supervisor(s): Dr. Kris Bubendorfer
Thesis Title:


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Mona Hakami

Supervisor(s): Prof Bastiaan Kleijn, Dr Marcus Frean
Thesis Title: speech Quality Estimation


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Lina Hao

Supervisor(s): Dr Bryan Ng and Prof. Winston Seah
Thesis Title:


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Junaid Haseeb

Supervisor(s): Dr. Ian Welch , Dr. Masood Mansoori
Thesis Title: Deception Techniques for IoT


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Weng Khuan Hoh

Supervisor(s): Prof Neil Dodgson, Dr Fanglue Zhang
Thesis Title: Effect of Encoded Theories of Visual Perception in Computational Aesthetic Assessment


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Guiying Huang

Supervisor(s): Dr Aaron Chen, Dr Qiang Fu
Thesis Title: Towards Load Balancing and Resource Scheduling in Distributed SDN Architectures


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Peter Humphrey

Supervisor(s):
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Deepak Karunakaran

Supervisor(s):
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Sasha Leitman

Supervisor(s): Dale Carnegie, Jim Muphy
Thesis Title:


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Andrew Lensen

Supervisor(s): Prof Mengjie Zhang and Dr Bing Xue
Thesis Title: Evolutionary Feature Manipulation in Unsupervised Learning


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Shuang Li

Supervisor(s):
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Ping Liu

Supervisor(s): Dr Taehyun Rhee, A/Prof John Lewis
Thesis Title:


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Yi Liu

Supervisor(s): A/PRO Will N. Browne,Doctor Bing Xue
Thesis Title:


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Trevor Londt

Supervisor(s): A/Prof. Bing Xue and Dr Xiaoying Gao
Thesis Title: Evolving Deep Neural Networks for Text Classification


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Wan-Duo Ma

Supervisor(s): A/Prof John Lewis, Dr David Balduzzi, A/Prof Marcus Frean, and Prof Bastiaan Kleijn
Thesis Title: Deep articulated Hand Tracking with RGB camera


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Julian Mackay

Supervisor(s): Dr Alex Potanin and Prof Lindsay Groves
Thesis Title: Secure Web Development with Generic Wyvern


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Kosisochukwu Madukwe

Supervisor(s): Dr. Xiaoying Gao and Dr. Wei Gao
Thesis Title:


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Atiya Masood

Supervisor(s): Dr. Aaron Chen ,Dr. YiMei, Prof. Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title:


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Farzaneh Masouleh

Supervisor(s): Dr Ciaran Moore, Dr Eric Leru, Dr Paul Teal
Thesis Title:


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Chelsea Miller

Supervisor(s): Pawel Dmochowski
Thesis Title:


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Soheil Mohseni

Supervisor(s): Professor Alan Brent, Dr Daniel Burmester, and Associate Professor Will Browne
Thesis Title: Development of a method to optimally size micro-grids based on meta-heuristic optimization algorithms


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Trung Nguyen

Supervisor(s): A/P Will Browne,
Thesis Title:


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Damien O'Neill

Supervisor(s): Dr Bing Xue, Prof Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title:


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Murugaraj Odiathevar

Supervisor(s): Professor Winston Seah
Thesis Title:


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John Park

Supervisor(s): Prof. Mengjie Zhang, Dr. Aaron Chen, Dr. Yi Mei and Dr. Su Nguyen
Thesis Title: Evolving Dispatching Rules for Dynamic Job Shop Scheduling Problems using Genetic Programming


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Lisa Patterson

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Ian Welch, Dr Bryan Ng, Dr Sue Chard
Thesis Title:


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Wenbin Pei

Supervisor(s): A\Prof. Bing Xue, and Prof. Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title: Genetic Programming for Classification with High-dimensional Unbalanced Data


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Yiming Peng

Supervisor(s): Dr Aaron Chen, Prof Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title: Policy Gradient Method for Effective Reinforcement Learning


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Rapha Perez

Supervisor(s): Professor Alan Brent
Thesis Title:


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Lohit Petikam

Supervisor(s): Dr Taehyun Rhee
Thesis Title:


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Jakob Pfender

Supervisor(s): Prof. Winston Seah, Dr. Alvin Valera
Thesis Title: Reliable and Efficient Data Delivery in the IoT: Caching, Filtering, and Information-Centric Networking


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Benjamin Powley

Supervisor(s): Dr Craig Anslow, Dr David Pearce
Thesis Title: Visual Analytics for Air Quality Data


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Joshua Prow

Supervisor(s): Assoc. Prof. Will Browne
Thesis Title: Using Layer Analysis of Deep Learning Neural Networks to Enhance Image Recognition


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Jack Purvis

Supervisor(s): Dr Craig Anslow, Prof James Noble
Thesis Title: Live Coding for Visual Performance


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Qurrat Ul Ain

Supervisor(s): Dr Bing Xue, Prof Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title: Feature Manipulation using Genetic Programming for Medical Image Classification


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Muhammad Rashed

Supervisor(s): Dr Paul Teal Marco Meijer
Thesis Title: Multi-element sonar systems


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Soheila Sadeghiram

Supervisor(s): Dr. Hui Ma & Dr. Aaron Chen
Thesis Title: Data-intensive Web-Service Composition


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Miniruwani Samarakoon

Supervisor(s): Associate Professor Paul Teal, Associate Professor Marcus Frean
Thesis Title: Predictive Analytics in Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Waveforms


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Roshni Satheesh Babu

Supervisor(s): Dr Ciaran Moore, Dr Gideon Gouws
Thesis Title:


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Joshua Scott

Supervisor(s): Prof Neil Dodgson and Pondy
Thesis Title: Geographically Based Terrain Synthesis from Digital Elevation Models


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Tao Shi

Supervisor(s): A/Prof. Hui Ma and Dr. Aaron Chen
Thesis Title:


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Abubakar Siddique

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Will Browne and Gina Grimshaw
Thesis Title:


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Anwarul Sifat

Supervisor(s): Dr. Fiona Stevens McFadden, Dr. Ramesh Rayudu, Dr. Arvid Hunze
Thesis Title: Magnetic Sensor Application to Critical Fault Detection & Classification in Electricity Distribution Network


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Deepak Singh

Supervisor(s): Dr Bryan Ng and Prof. Winston Seah
Thesis Title: Modelling and Performance Analysis of OpenFlow Switches in Software-Defined Networking


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Manish Singh

Supervisor(s):
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Matt Stevens

Supervisor(s): Dr Bryan Ng Dr David Streader Dr Ian welch
Thesis Title: TBD


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Efim Sturov

Supervisor(s): Dr Ramesh Rayudu and Dr. Chris Bumby
Thesis Title: Synchronization mechanism for Compressed Gas Energy Storage System


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Christian Suppan

Supervisor(s): Taehyun Rhee
Thesis Title: TBD


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Boxiong Tan

Supervisor(s): Dr Hui Ma, Dr Yi Mei, Prof Zhang MengJie
Thesis Title: Energy-efficient server consolidation in container-based clouds with evolutionary computation approaches


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Hassan Tariq

Supervisor(s): Dr. Ian Welch, Dr. David Streader
Thesis Title: Optimization of Hadoop on SDN enabled clusters


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Alexander Telfar

Supervisor(s): Will Browne
Thesis Title: Model-based reinforcement learning


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Stephen Thompson

Supervisor(s): Dr Taehyun Rhee and Dr Andrew Chalmers
Thesis Title:


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Huu Trung Truong

Supervisor(s): Dr Ian Welch and Dr Bryan Ng
Thesis Title: A scalable and evolvable Interdomain Routing Architecture


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Steven Van Kuyk

Supervisor(s): Prof. Bastiaan Kleijn, Dr. Richard Hendriks
Thesis Title: Speech Communication from an Information Theoretical Perspective


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Nathan Villicana-Shaw

Supervisor(s): Dr Dale Carnegie, Dr Jim Murphy (Music), Dr Mo Zareei
Thesis Title: Middleware for Composing Music for Mechatronic Ensembles


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Bin Wang

Supervisor(s): A/Prof Bing Xue and Prof Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title: Evolving Deep Learning (Using Evolutionary Algorithms to Search for Deep Neural Networks) for Image Classification


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Chen Wang

Supervisor(s): Dr Hui Ma and Dr Aaron Chen
Thesis Title: Comprehensive Quality-Aware Automated Semantic Web Service Composition


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Ganlong Wang

Supervisor(s): Prof. Bastiaan Kleijn, A/Prof. Marcus Frean
Thesis Title: Preprocessing Sound to Maximize the Auditory Information Throughput


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Jiaheng Wang

Supervisor(s): Dr Craig Anslow, Dr Simon McCallum, and Dr Brian Robinson
Thesis Title: Virtual Reality for Chronic Pain: the Effects of Content on Pain Relief


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Craig Watterson

Supervisor(s): Prof Dale Carnegie, Dr Marc Wilson, Dr Bernadette Knewstubb
Thesis Title: FOUCAULDIAN DISCOURSE ANALYSIS of an ENGINEERING PROGRAMME


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Longfei Yan

Supervisor(s): Prof. Bastiaan Kleijn
Thesis Title: Neural Network Based Blind Source Separation


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Guang Yang

Supervisor(s): Dr Robin Dykstra and Dr Paul Teal
Thesis Title: Magnetic Resonance Imaging with An Inhomogeneous Single-sided Sensor


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Kaishuo Yang

Supervisor(s): Dr David Pearce Dr Ian Welch
Thesis Title: Reverse Engineering of an Obfuscated Binary


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Juan Pablo Yepez Placencia

Supervisor(s): Prof Dale Carnegie, Jim Murphy
Thesis Title:


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Fangfang Zhang

Supervisor(s): Dr Yi Mei and Prof Mengjie Zhang
Thesis Title: Genetic Programming Hyper-heuristics for Dynamic Flexible Job Shop Scheduling


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Zheming Zhang

Supervisor(s):
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