Dr Alexandre Mendes

Dr Alexandre Mendes

Senior Lecturer

School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science (Computer Science and Software Engineering)

Artificial Intelligence

As Deputy Head of the Newcastle Robotics Lab, Dr Alex Mendes gets to travel the world with the NUbots, the University's robot football team that competes each year at RoboCup, the Robot Soccer World Cup.

Dr Alex Mendes and RoboCup team In 2015, he will accompany a team of students and their robots to Hefei, China.

While the competition itself sounds like a lot of fun, there is a serious side to it as a testing bed for ground-breaking artificial intelligence and intelligent robotics research. The NUbots team's research vision is to develop and program robots that can support humans not only for routine, challenging or dangerous tasks but also to improve quality of life through personal assistance, companionship and coaching. This vision supports the Newcastle Robotics Lab's overall mission of contributing to the responsible development and application of robotics.

While Mendes' background and research focus on the areas of optimisation and data mining contribute significantly to realising the broader aims of the NUbots research, his work takes many other directions. It is now increasingly moving into the health arena through his association with the University's Priority Research Centre for Bioinformatics, Biomarker Discovery and Information-Based Medicine.

Recently, a conference paper co-authored by Mendes for the 12th Australasian Data Mining Conference (AusDM'14) presented a neuro-evolutionary algorithm for detecting breast cancer tumours from mammographic images in its early stages so that treatment has a better chance of success. The team plans to test the algorithm on other biomedical benchmark case studies, in particular Parkinson's disease. Other examples of Mendes' publications in that area include the analysis of brain electrical activity for the detection of childhood absence epilepsy; and the analysis of genome-wide microarray data for the detection of subtypes of breast cancer.

Mendes explains the applications of his work in the health arena: "In 2003, when I first worked in health research, most studies would gather genetic data for only a few hundred genes and a handful of patients – the technology for DNA sampling was very expensive and in its early stages. Now, a person's entire DNA can be sampled at the cost of a few hundred dollars, so studies generate an immense quantity of data – typically thousands of patients and their entire DNA, or 30,000-plus probes. To make sense of all that data, you need quite complex computational methods to separate noise from valuable information about the genetics of the disease under study and, from that data, create diagnostic kits and targeted cancer therapies."

But the real-world applications of Mendes' work don't stop there. He is currently collaborating on a project with the Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator (HVCCC) to optimise coal transportation between Hunter mines and Newcastle harbour, using mathematical modelling and evolutionary algorithms. In addition, he worked in partnership with Ausgrid on computational methods to optimise the electricity distribution network around Newcastle, and reduce the time required to restore supply to customers after a blackout.

With a PhD in Electrical Engineering, with a specialty in Automation, from the State University of Campinas, Brazil, Dr Mendes joined the School of Electrical and Computer Science in 2003 and is now the Head of Discipline for Computer Science and Software Engineering. His work has been published in many renowned international journals and conferences and he has been a reviewer for the Australian Research Council since 2006.

Dr Alexandre Mendes

Artificial Intelligence

Dr Alexandre Mendes is the Deputy Head of the Newcastle Robotics Lab. His research interests are concentrated in Optimization and Data Mining.

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Career Summary

Biography

My research interests are concentrated in Machine Learning and Optimization. The applications have been in the following areas:

- Machine Scheduling (Single, Parallel, Flowshop, Jobshop)

- Energy distribution planning

- Oil transportation planning

- Coal chain logistics

- Robotics (especially computer vision)

- Data classification of medical conditions, e.g. breast and prostate cancer, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, and epilepsy.

Research Expertise
I have co-authored a total of 71 publications, including book chapters, journals and conferences articles. My publications have been cited over 1,000 times (Google Scholar). I have also been awarded, as co-chief investigator, seven research grants and direct industry research funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC), Energy Australia, the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and from The University of Newcastle, totalling just above AU$ 1 million.

I am a reviewer of several international journals, including Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Entropy, Energies, Memetic Computing, International Journal of Production Economics, Computers and Industrial Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part C, Optimization Letters, European Journal of Industrial Engineering, Production Planning & Control, Computers and Operations Research, among others.

I am also a reviewer 'of international standing' for the Australian Research Council (ARC): Discovery projects (since 2006), Laureate Fellowships (2009), Future Fellowships (2012-2013), DECRA projects (2012), Linkage projects (2013-2014).

Teaching Expertise
I have been lecturing since semester 1, 2008. My courses are in C++, Matlab, Data Structures, Software Development and Software Architecture. Those courses have students from all years of the programs of Computer Science and Software Engineering, as well as Information Technology and several other Engineering programs.

In 2009, I completed the Graduate Certificate in the Practice of Tertiary Teaching, through the Centre for Teaching and Learning, after taking the following courses: TEHE6010 - Principles and Practice of University Teaching and Learning, TEHE6020 - Course Design, TEHE6030 - Assessment of Student Learning, TEHE6040 - Supervision and Mentoring

Administrative Expertise
Administrative responsibilities within the Discipline of Computer Science and Software Engineering include:

- Head of Discipline - CSSE (since March 2014)

- Acting Head of Discipline - CSSE (2nd semester, 2013)

- Acting Computer Science Honours Coordinator (2nd semester, 2012)

- NUbots Deputy Team Leader (since October 2011)

- Marketing Coordinator (since June 2011)

- Seminar Coordinator (Januarsiy 2005 - December 2012)

- Help Desk Coordinator (March 2011 - December 2012)


Qualifications

  • PhD (Electrical Engineering), Universidade Estadual de Campinas - Brazil
  • Bachelor in Applied Mathematics, Universidade Estadual de Campinas - Brazil
  • Master of Engineering (Electrical), Universidade Estadual de Campinas - Brazil
  • Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Bioinformatics
  • C++ and Data Structures
  • Combinatorial Optimisation
  • Data Mining
  • Matlab and C
  • Operations Research
  • Robotics
  • Software Architecture
  • Work Integrated Learning

Languages

  • English (Fluent)
  • Portuguese (Fluent)
  • Spanish (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
080101 Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics 15
080108 Neural, Evolutionary and Fuzzy Computation 55
080110 Simulation and Modelling 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2012 -  Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Australia
1/09/2007 - 1/12/2011 Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Australia
1/09/2003 - 1/09/2007 Research Academic University of Newcastle
Engineering & Built Environment
Australia

Awards

Recipient

Year Award
2012 Best student paper award - A Novel Approach to Ball Detection for Humanoid Robot Soccer
25th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (Australia)
2003 Best paper award - Applying Memetic Algorithms to the Analysis of Microarray Data
EvoBIO2003 - 1st European Workshop on Evolutionary Bioinformatics (United Kingdom)

Research Award

Year Award
2011 Pro Vice-Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)
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Publications

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Chapter (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2008 Mendes ADS, Scott R, Moscato PA, 'Microarrays - Identifying molecular portraits in prostrate tumors with different gleason patterns', Clinical Bioinformatics, Humana Press, New York 131-151 (2008) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-1-60327-148-6
Citations Scopus - 15
Co-authors Pablo Moscato, Rodney Scott
2008 Hourani MA, Berretta RE, Mendes ADS, Moscato PA, 'Genetic signatures for a rodent model of Parkinson's disease using combinatorial optimization methods', Bioinformatics, Humana Press, New York 379-392 (2008) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-1-60327-429-6
Citations Scopus - 6
Co-authors Regina Berretta, Pablo Moscato
2004 Moscato PA, Cotta C, Mendes ADS, 'Memetic Algorithms', Studies in fuzziness and soft computing - new optimization techniques in engineering, Springer, New York Not Known (2004) [B1]
Co-authors Pablo Moscato
2004 Moscato PA, Mendes ADS, Linhares A, 'VLSI design: gate matrix layout problem', Studies in fuzziness and soft computing - new optimization techniques in engineering, Springer, New York Not Known (2004) [B1]
Co-authors Pablo Moscato
2004 Moscato PA, Mendes ADS, Cotta C, 'Scheduling and production & control: MA', Studies in fuzziness and soft computing - new optimization techniques in engineering, Springer, New York Not Known (2004) [B1]
Co-authors Pablo Moscato
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Journal article (20 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Houliston T, Fountain J, Lin Y, Mendes A, Metcalfe M, Walker J, Chalup SK, 'NUClear: A Loosely Coupled Software Architecture for Humanoid Robot Systems', Frontiers in Robotics and AI, (2016)
DOI 10.3389/frobt.2016.00020
Co-authors Yuqing Lin, Stephan Chalup
2016 Fenn S, Mendes A, Budden DM, 'Addressing the non-functional requirements of computer vision systems: a case study', Machine Vision and Applications, 27 77-86 (2016)

© 2015, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.Computer vision plays a major role in most autonomous systems and is particularly fundamental within the robotics industry, where vision... [more]

© 2015, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.Computer vision plays a major role in most autonomous systems and is particularly fundamental within the robotics industry, where vision data are the main input to all navigation and high-level decision making. Although there is significant research into developing and optimising algorithms for feature detection and environment reconstruction, there is a comparative lack of emphasis on how best to map these abstract concepts onto an appropriate software architecture. In this study, we distinguish between functional and non-functional requirements of a computer vision system. Using a RoboCup humanoid robot system as a case study, we propose and develop a software architecture that fulfills the latter criteria. To demonstrate the modifiability of the proposed architecture, we detail a number of examples of feature detection algorithms that were modified to capture the rapidly evolving RoboCup requirements, with emphasis on which aspects of the underlying framework required modification to support their integration. To demonstrate portability, we port our vision system (designed for an application-specific DARwIn-OP humanoid robot) to a general-purpose, Raspberry Pi computer. We evaluate the processing time on both hardware platforms for several image streams under different conditions and compare relative to a vision system optimised for functional requirements only. The architecture and implementation presented in this study provide a highly generalisable framework for computer vision system design that is of particular benefit in research and development, competition and other environments in which rapid system evolution is necessary to adapt to domain-specific requirements.

DOI 10.1007/s00138-015-0726-6
2015 Isbister GK, Maduwage K, Saiao A, Buckley NA, Jayamanne SF, Seyed S, et al., 'Population pharmacokinetics of an Indian F(ab')2 snake antivenom in patients with Russell's viper (Daboia russelii) bites', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 9 1-13 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003873
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Geoff Isbister
2015 Flannery M, Budden DM, Mendes A, 'FlexDM: Simple, parallel and fault-tolerant data mining using WEKA.', Source code for biology and medicine, 10 13 (2015) [C1]
2014 Mendes A, Cardoso RL, Mário PC, Martinez AL, Ferreira FR, 'Insolvency Prediction in the Presence of Data Inconsistencies', Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management, 21 155-167 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/isaf.1352
2013 Mendes A, Boland N, Guiney P, Riveros C, 'Switch and Tap-Changer Reconfiguration of Distribution Networks Using Evolutionary Algorithms', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, 28 85-92 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TPWRS.2012.2194516
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Carlos Riveros, Natashia Boland
2012 Ravetti MG, Riveros RC, Mendes ADS, Resende MGC, Pardalos PM, 'Parallel hybrid heuristics for the permutation flow shop problem', Annals of Operations Research, 199 269-284 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Carlos Riveros
2012 Linhares A, Freitas AETA, Mendes ADS, Jarbas S, 'Entanglement of perception and reasoning in the combinatorial game of chess: Differential errors of strategic reconstruction', Cognitive Systems Research, 13 72-86 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5
2009 Rosso OA, Mendes ADS, Rostas JA, Hunter M, Moscato PA, 'Distinguishing childhood absence epilepsy patients from controls by the analysis of their background brain electrical activity', Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 177 461-468 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2008.10.017
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Mick Hunter, Pablo Moscato, John Rostas
2009 Rosso OA, Mendes ADS, Berretta RE, Rostas JA, Hunter M, Moscato PA, 'Distinguishing childhood absence epilepsy patients from controls by the analysis of their background brain electrical activity (II): A combinatorial optimization approach for electrode selection', Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 181 257-267 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2009.04.028
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Mick Hunter, Pablo Moscato, John Rostas, Regina Berretta
2009 Ikin A, Riveros RC, Moscato PA, Mendes ADS, 'The Gene Interaction Miner: A new tool for data mining contextual information for protein-protein interaction analysis', Bioinformatics, 26 283-284 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/bioinformatics/btp652
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Carlos Riveros, Pablo Moscato
2007 Berretta RE, Mendes ADS, Moscato PA, 'Selection of discriminative genes in microarray experiments using mathematical programming', Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology, 39 287-299 (2007) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Pablo Moscato, Regina Berretta
2007 Moscato PA, Mendes ADS, Berretta RE, 'Benchmarking a Memetic Algorithm for Ordering Microarray Data', Biosystems, 88 56-75 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.biosystems.2006.04.005
Citations Scopus - 31Web of Science - 29
Co-authors Regina Berretta, Pablo Moscato
2005 Franca PM, Gupta JND, Mendes ADS, Moscato PA, Veltink KJ, 'Evolutionary algorithms for scheduling a flowshop manufacturing cell with sequence dependent family setups', Computers & Industrial Engineering, 48 491-506 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.cie.2003.11.004
Citations Scopus - 86Web of Science - 66
Co-authors Pablo Moscato
2005 Mendes ADS, Franca PM, Lyra C, Pissarra C, Cavellucci C, 'Capacitor placement in large-sized radial distribution networks', IEE Proceedings-Generation Transmission and Distribution, 152 496-502 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1049/ip-gtd:20059015
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 21
2004 Mendes ADS, Linhares A, 'A multiple-population evolutionary approach to gate matrix layout', International journal of systems science, 35 13-23 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/00207720310001657054
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8
2002 Mendes AS, Muller FM, Franca PM, Moscato P, 'Comparing meta-heuristic approaches for parallel machine scheduling problems', PRODUCTION PLANNING & CONTROL, 13 143-154 (2002)
DOI 10.1080/09537280110069649
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 26
Co-authors Pablo Moscato
2002 Mendes AS, Franca PM, Moscato P, 'Fitness landscapes for the total tardiness single machine scheduling problem', Neural Network World, 12 165-180 (2002)

This paper addresses several issues related to the approximate solution of the Single Machine Scheduling problem with sequence-dependent setup times using metaheuristic methods. I... [more]

This paper addresses several issues related to the approximate solution of the Single Machine Scheduling problem with sequence-dependent setup times using metaheuristic methods. Instances with known optimal solution are solved using a memetic algorithm and a multiple start approach. A fitness landscape analysis is also conducted on a subset of instances to understand the behavior of the two approaches during the optimization process. We also present a novel way to create instances with known optimal solutions from the optimally solved asymmetric travelling salesman problem (ATSP) instances. Finally we argue for the test set of instances to be used in future works as a convenient performance benchmark.

Citations Scopus - 7
Co-authors Pablo Moscato
2001 Franca PM, Mendes A, Moscato P, 'A memetic algorithm for the total tardiness single machine scheduling problem', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, 132 224-242 (2001)
DOI 10.1016/S0377-2217(00)00140-5
Citations Scopus - 105Web of Science - 93
Co-authors Pablo Moscato
1998 Teixeira E, Mendes A, 'An extension of the model for the problem of workpiece scheduling in a flexible manufacturing cell', PRODUCTION PLANNING & CONTROL, 9 176-180 (1998)
DOI 10.1080/095372898234398
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
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Conference (31 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Khan MM, Chalup SK, Mendes A, 'Parkinson¿s disease data classification using evolvable wavelet neural networks', Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (2016)

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016.Parkinson¿s Disease is the second most common neurological condition in Australia. This paper develops and compares a new ty... [more]

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016.Parkinson¿s Disease is the second most common neurological condition in Australia. This paper develops and compares a new type of Wavelet Neural Network that is evolved via Cartesian Genetic Programming for classifying Parkinson¿s Disease data based on speech signals. The classifier is trained using 10-fold and leave-one-subject-out cross validation testing strategies. The results indicate that the proposed algorithm can find high quality solutions and the associated features without requiring a separate feature pruning pre-processing step. The technique aims to become part of a future support tool for specialists in the early diagnosis of the disease reducing misdiagnosis and cost of treatment.

DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-28270-1_10
Co-authors Stephan Chalup
2014 Khan MM, Chalup SK, Mendes A, 'Evolving Wavelet Neural Networks for Breast Cancer Classification', Conferences in Research Practice and Information Technology (2014) [E1]
Co-authors Stephan Chalup
2014 Fountain J, Walker J, Budden D, Mendes A, Chalup SK, 'Motivated reinforcement learning for improved head actuation of humanoid robots', Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (2014) [E1]

The ability of an autonomous agent to self-localise within its environment is critically dependent on its ability to make accurate observations of static, salient features. This n... [more]

The ability of an autonomous agent to self-localise within its environment is critically dependent on its ability to make accurate observations of static, salient features. This notion has driven considerable research into the development and improvement of feature extraction and object recognition algorithms, both within RoboCup and the robotics community at large. Instead, this paper focuses on the rarely-considered issue imposed by the limited field of view of humanoid robots; namely, determining an optimal policy for actuating a robot's head, to ensure it observes regions of the environment that will maximise the positional information provided. The complexity of this task is magnified by a number of common computational issues; specifically high dimensional state spaces and noisy environmental observations. This paper details the application of motivated reinforcement learning to partially overcome these issues, leading to an 11% improvement (relative to the null case of uniformly distributed actuation policies) in self-localisation and ball-localisation for an agent trained online for less than one hour. The method is demonstrated as a viable method for improving self-localisation in robotics, without the need for further optimisation of object recognition or tuning of probabilistic filters. © 2014 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

DOI 10.1007/978-3-662-44468-9_24
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Stephan Chalup
2014 Annable B, Budden D, Mendes A, 'NUbugger: A visual real-time robot debugging system', Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (2014) [E1]

As modern autonomous robots have improved in their ability to demonstrate human-like motor skills and reasoning, the size and complexity of software systems have increased proport... [more]

As modern autonomous robots have improved in their ability to demonstrate human-like motor skills and reasoning, the size and complexity of software systems have increased proportionally, with developers actively working to leverage the full processing performance of next-generation computational hardware. This software complexity corresponds with increased difficulty in debugging low-level coding issues, with the traditional methodology of inferring such issues from emergent high-level behaviour rapidly approaching intractability. This paper details the development and functionality of NUbugger: a visual, real-time and open source robot debugging utility that provides the user with comprehensive information regarding low-level functionality. This represents a paradigm shift from corrective to preventative debugging, and concrete examples of the application of NUbugger to the identification of fundamental implementation errors are described. The system implementation facilitates simple and rapid extension or modification, making it a useful utility for debugging any similar complex robotic framework. © 2014 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

DOI 10.1007/978-3-662-44468-9_48
Citations Scopus - 1
2014 Budden D, Mendes A, 'Unsupervised recognition of salient colour for real-time image processing', Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (2014) [E1]

Humans have the subconscious ability to create simple abstractions from observations of their physical environment. The ability to consider the colour of an object in terms of "re... [more]

Humans have the subconscious ability to create simple abstractions from observations of their physical environment. The ability to consider the colour of an object in terms of "red" or "blue", rather than spatial distributions of reflected light wavelengths, is vital in processing and communicating information about important features within our local environment. The real-time identification of such features in image processing necessitates the software implementation of such a process; segmenting an image into regions of salient colour, and in doing so reducing the information stored and processed from 3-dimensional pixel values to a simple colour class label. This paper details a method by which colour segmentation may be performed offline and stored in a static look-up table, allowing for constant time dimensionality reduction in an arbitrary environment of coloured features. The machine learning framework requires no human supervision, and its performance is evaluated in terms of feature classification performance within a RoboCup robot soccer environment. The developed system is demonstrated to yield an 8% improvement over slower traditional methods of manual colour mapping. © 2014 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

DOI 10.1007/978-3-662-44468-9_33
Citations Scopus - 2
2013 Budden D, Walker J, Flannery M, Mendes ADS, 'Probabilistic Gradient Ascent with Applications to Bipedal Robotic Locomotion', Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (2013) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2013 Boland NL, McGowan B, Mendes A, Rigterink F, 'Modelling the Capacity of the Hunter Valley Coal Chain to Support Capacity Alignment of Maintenance Activities', MODSIM2013, Proceedings of the 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Natashia Boland
2013 Budden D, Fenn S, Mendes A, Chalup S, 'Evaluation of colour models for computer vision using cluster validation techniques', Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-39250-4
Citations Scopus - 5
Co-authors Stephan Chalup
2012 Budden DM, Fenn SK, Walker JR, Mendes ADS, 'A novel approach to ball detection for humanoid robot soccer', AI 2012: Advances in Artificial Intelligence. 25th Australasian Joint Conference Proceedings (2012) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 2
2011 Cardoso RL, Mendes ADS, Mario PDC, Martinez AL, Ferreira FR, 'Accounting information inconsistencies and their effects on insolvency prediction models', Abstracts. 34th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association (2011) [E1]
2011 Mendes ADS, 'Identification of breast cancer subtypes using multiple gene expression microarray datasets', AI 2011: Advances in Artificial Intelligence 24th Australasian Joint Conference Perth, Australia, December 5-8, 2011 Proceedings (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-25832-9_10
Citations Scopus - 1
2011 Mendes ADS, Boland NL, 'Multi-objective optimisation of power restoration in electricity distribution systems', AI 2011: Advances in Artificial Intelligence 24th Australasian Joint Conference Perth, Australia, December 5-8, 2011 Proceedings (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-25832-9_79
Co-authors Natashia Boland
2010 Mendes ADS, Boland NL, Guiney P, Riveros RC, '(N-1) contingency planning in radial distribution networks using genetic algorithms', 2010 IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution. Proceedings (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/TDC-LA.2010.5762896
Co-authors Natashia Boland, Carlos Riveros
2008 Mendes ADS, 'Consensus clustering of gene expression microarray data using genetic algorithms', PRIB 2008 Supplementary Proceedings (2008) [E1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-88436-1
2007 Hourani MA, Mendes ADS, Berretta RE, Moscato PA, 'Genetic biomarkers for brain hemisphere differentiation in Parkinson's Disease', Computational Models for Life Sciences (CMLS '07): 2007 International Symposium. Conference Proceedings (2007) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Regina Berretta, Pablo Moscato
2007 Tuga M, Berretta RE, Mendes ADS, 'A hybrid simulated annealing with kempe chain neighborhood for the university timetabling problem', Proceedings of the 6th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Computer and Information Science (2007) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/icis.2007.25
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Regina Berretta
2007 Inostroza-Ponta M, Mendes ADS, Berretta RE, Moscato PA, 'An integrated QAP-based approach to visualize patterns of gene expression similarity', Progress in Artificial Life (2007) [E1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-76931-6_14
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Regina Berretta, Pablo Moscato
2006 Garcia VJ, Franca PM, Mendes ADS, Moscato PA, 'A Parallel Memetic Algorithm Applied to the Total Tardiness Machine Scheduling Problem', IPDPS 2006, 20th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, 2006 (2006) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/IPDPS.2006.1639514
Co-authors Pablo Moscato
2006 Inostroza-Ponta M, Berretta RE, Mendes ADS, Moscato PA, 'An automatic graph layout procedure to visualize correlated data', Artificial Intelligence in Theory and Practice (2006) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Pablo Moscato, Regina Berretta
2005 Berretta RE, Mendes ADS, Moscato PA, 'Integer Programming Models and Algorithms for Molecular Classification of Cancer from Microarray Data', Proceedings of the twenty eighth Australasian Computer Science Conference (ACSC 2005) Newcastle, Australia, January, 2005 (2005) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Regina Berretta, Pablo Moscato
2005 Moscato PA, Mathieson L, Mendes ADS, Berretta RE, 'The Electronic Primaries: Predicting the U.S. Presidency Using Feature Selection with Safe Data Reduction', Proceedings of the twenty eighth Australasian Computer Science Conference (ACSC 2005) Newcastle, Australia, January, 2005 (2005) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Pablo Moscato, Regina Berretta, Luke Mathieson
2005 Moscato PA, Berretta RE, Hourani MA, Mendes ADS, Cotta C, 'Genes related with Alzheimer's disease: A comparison of evolutionary search, statistical and integer programming approaches', Applications on Evolutionary Computing: EvoWorkkshops 2005: EvoBIO, EvoCOMNET, EvoHOT, EvoIASP, EvoMUSART, and EvoSTOC (2005) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Pablo Moscato, Regina Berretta
2005 Berretta RE, Cotta C, Hourani MA, Mendes ADS, Moscato PA, 'Hacia una Mejor Compresion del Perfil Genetico de la Enfermedad de Alzheimer a Traves de Metaheuristicas', Proceedings of the MAEB2005 (2005) [E2]
Co-authors Pablo Moscato, Regina Berretta
2005 Mendes ADS, Cotta C, Garcia V, Franca P, Moscato PA, 'Gene Ordering in Microarray Data Using Parallel Memetic Algorithms', International Conference Workshops on Parallel Processing, 2005. ICPP 2005 Workshops (2005) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Pablo Moscato
2005 Moscato PA, Berretta RE, Mendes ADS, 'A New Memetic Algorithm for Ordering Datasets: Applications in Microarray Analysis', Proceedings of MIC2005 (2005) [E2]
Co-authors Regina Berretta, Pablo Moscato
2003 Cotta C, Mendes A, Garcia V, Franca P, Moscato PA, 'Applying memetic algorithms to the analysis of microarray data', Applications of Evolutionay Computing: EvpWorkshops 2003, EvoBIO, EvoCOP, EvoIASP, EvoMUSART, EvoROB and EvoSTIM: Proceedings (2003) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Pablo Moscato
2002 Mendes A, Franca P, Moscato PA, Garcia V, 'Population Studies for the Gate Matrix Layout Problem', Lecture Notes in Computer Science (2002) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Pablo Moscato
2001 Mendes A, Franca P, Moscato P, 'NPOpt: An Optimization Framework for NP Problems', International Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society (2001)
2000 Silva A, Ohishi T, Mendes A, Franca F, Delgado E, 'Using Genetic Algorithm and Simplex Method to Stabilize an Oil Treatment Plant Inlet Flow', Proceedings of IPC2000 - International Pipeline Conference (2000)
2000 Franca P, Gupta J, Mendes A, Moscato P, Veltink K, 'Metaheuristic Approaches for the Pure Flowshop Manufacturing Cell Problem', Proceedings of PMS2000 - 7th International Workshop On Project Management And Scheduling (2000)
2000 Mendes A, Franca P, Moscato P, 'Fuzzy-Evolutionary Algorithms Applied to Scheduling Problems', Proceedings of POM2000 - 1st World Conference on Production and Operations Management (2000)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 11
Total funding $1,103,055

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20151 grants / $5,000

Image processing techniques for the automatic identification of available places in unstructured parking lots$5,000

Funding body: Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)

Funding body Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Project Team

Alexandre Mendes and Stephan Chalup

Scheme FEBE Strategic Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
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Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20122 grants / $101,490

Smart-CPMAT: Configuring intelligent buildings with wireless sensor networks$100,000

The project will implement monitoring, coordination and control strategies for different types of wireless sensors in the context of intelligent buildings.

Funding body: FAPEAL - Alagoas State Research Foundation

Funding body FAPEAL - Alagoas State Research Foundation
Project Team

Andre Luiz Lins de Aquino

Scheme PRONEM
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

The 25th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Sydney, 4-7 December 2012$1,490

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Doctor Alexandre Mendes
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1201047
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20114 grants / $951,500

Mathematics and Computing for Integrated Stockyard-centric Management of Mining Supply Chains$560,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Thomas Kalinowski, Conjoint Professor Natashia Boland, Professor Peter Stuckey, Doctor Alexandre Mendes, Doctor Faramroze Engineer, Professor Martin Savelsbergh, Dr Andreas Ernst
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1000957
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Mathematics and Computing for Integrated Stockyard-centric Management of Mining Supply Chains$260,000

Funding body: Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator Limited

Funding body Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator Limited
Project Team Conjoint Professor Natashia Boland, Professor Peter Stuckey, Doctor Alexandre Mendes, Doctor Faramroze Engineer, Professor Martin Savelsbergh, Dr Andreas Ernst
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1001065
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Mathematics and Computing for Integrated Stockyard-centric Management of Mining Supply Chains$130,000

Funding body: Triple Point Australia

Funding body Triple Point Australia
Project Team Conjoint Professor Natashia Boland, Professor Peter Stuckey, Doctor Alexandre Mendes, Doctor Faramroze Engineer, Professor Martin Savelsbergh, Dr Andreas Ernst
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1001080
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

24th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Perth, Australia, 5 - 8 December 2011$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Doctor Alexandre Mendes
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100923
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20101 grants / $20,000

Optimal Switching Strategies to maintain Load Balancing in No-Failure/Minimum-Impact Outage Scenarios$20,000

Funding body: Ausgrid

Funding body Ausgrid
Project Team Doctor Alexandre Mendes, Conjoint Professor Natashia Boland
Scheme Sponsorship Agreement
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900080
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20081 grants / $5,000

Consensus clustering of samples using gene expresssion microarray data$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Doctor Alexandre Mendes
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189055
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20062 grants / $20,065

Computational Methods for Breast Cancer Genetic Profiling Using Genome-Wide Data$15,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Alexandre Mendes, Doctor Pritha Mahata
Scheme Special Competitive Research Fund for Early Career Researchers in Cancer
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0185931
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

A New Web Data Mining Tool for Functional Genomics Analysis$5,065

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Scheme Independent Investigator Project Grant Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current7

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.5
PhD2.03

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Peer-Assisted Multi-Agent SLAM for Improved Localisation
PhD (Computer Science), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2016 Masters Symbiotic Advancement of Algorithms and Hardware for Computer Vision
M Philosophy (Computer Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2016 Masters Human Behaviour Monitoring Using Machine Learning
M Philosophy(Computer Science), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Optimisation of the mechanical strength of fluidised bed and high shear granules
PhD (Chemical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Improving generalisation in structure-learning of boolean networks
PhD (Computer Science), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Intelligent Controller Design (via NeuroEvolutionary Algorithm)
PhD (Computer Science), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2010 PhD Alpha-Labellings of Trees with Maximum Degree 3 and a Perfect Matching
PhD (Computer Science), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 39
Brazil 13
Spain 3
United Kingdom 3
United States 3
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Dr Alexandre Mendes

Position

Senior Lecturer
Centre for Bioinformatics, Biomarker Discovery and Information-Based Medicine
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Computer Science and Software Engineering

Contact Details

Email alexandre.mendes@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6172
Fax (02) 4921 6929
Links Personal webpage
Personal webpage
Personal webpage

Office

Room ES249
Building Engineering Science - D.W. George
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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