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Dr David Cornforth is a Senior Lecturer in Information Technology at the University of Newcastle. His research interests include data mining, artificial life and computer assisted medical diagnosis. He has conducted research in a range of areas – from synchronous and asynchronous processes in multi-agent systems, to intrusion detection systems for computer networks. He has successfully secured funding for his various projects including the Faculty Strategic Initiative Research Fund for his work in health informatics, and the New Staff Grant for his work in supervised and unsupervised data mining. Dr Cornforth also brings with him the valuable expertise acquired during his time as a CSIRO research scientist in renewable energy. He currently teaches into the courses related to video games design, application programming and mobile apps development. He is a convenor of the Applied Informatics Research Group (AIR).

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Nottingham - UK, 14/07/1994
  • Graduate Certificate in University Teach & Learn, University of New South Wales, 18/09/2007
  • Bachelor of Science (Electrical & Electronic Eng), Trent Polytechnic, 08/07/1982

Research

Research keywords

  • Applied Machine Intelligence
  • Artificial Life
  • Data Mining
  • Electrical Networks
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Health informatics
  • Multi agent systems
  • Optimisation
  • Pattern recognition

Research expertise

Feature selection for supervised and unsupervised data mining

Feature selection to improve automated classification is well established, but feature selection for clustering is more problematic, because there is no "right' answer. Partition of a data set into clusters arises from various motivations. However, numerical measures of cluster quality can be used is association with search algorithms, including evolutionary methods.

Analysis of Heart Rate Variability using Multi Spectral Entropy Measures

Heart rate can be measured with simple equipment and does not provide the full ECG signal. However, there is much information in the beat to beat (RR) interval. Heart rate variability has been analysed with time- and frequency-domain methods, but more recent nonlinear analysis has shown an increased sensitivity for identifying risk of future morbidity and mortality in cardiac patients.

Models of social networks

This project investigated the impact of media on shared opinion within social groups, using network models. My contribution was in experimental design and analysis of results (Stocker et al., 2002a & 2002b; Stocker et al., 2003). This work showed that different network topologies (random, scale-free, small-world, and regular) affect the spread of ideas through a social network.

Agent-based artificial markets

This project simulates a network of intelligent software agents trading with one another to form stable solutions. Agents are self-interested and have diverse goals, yet a network of peers with no designated leader is able to cooperate and find solutions. I observed that cooperation is easier to achieve in heterogeneous agents, because this allows tie breaking (Cornforth et al., 2004). I proposed and studied the use of an evolutionary algorithm to optimise the agents, providing better solutions in dynamic problems (Cornforth, 2007).

Asynchrony in network models

I have researched different methods of asynchrony in multi agent models, implemented them and performed experiments using network measures such as degree distribution, clustering coefficient, state entropy and Lyapunov exponents. I have identified several types of updating schemes, and modeled the effects of these schemes using one-dimensional cellular automata. Results showed that the scheme chosen provides very different dynamics. I invented the self-synchronous scheme, where agents are coupled with their neighbours, so can update their state in synchrony with their neighbours. I showed that it is possible to switch between chaotic, cyclic and modular behaviour by varying a single parameter. The significance of this is a possible mechanism by which environmental parameters influence emergent structure. (Cornforth et al., 2005; Cornforth et al., 2002; Cornforth et al., 2001). Some of my software is online at VLAB, Monash University’s Complexity Virtual Lab, hosted at http://journal-ci.csse.monash.edu.au/vlab/ (e.g. Self Synchronous under Cellular Automata).

Early detection of diabetes

Diabetes can be detected by advanced processing of retinal images. I have contributed measures that can be extracted from images and conducted experiments showing the high success rate of some pattern recognition algorithms (Cornforth & Jelinek, H.F. (2007, Cree et al., 2005a & 2005b & 2005c, Jelinek et al., 2005, Cornforth & Jelinek, 2005; Cornforth et al., 2004; Jelinek et al., 2004, Jelinek et al., 2002).

Wrapper subset evaluation

This work aimed to determine the best set of measures for the automated classification of medical images. It is known that using too many measures has a detrimental effect upon the classifier performance. Although Principal Components Analysis is well established, it assumes a Gaussian distribution, whereas many modern classifier algorithms can model much more complicated and even concave distributions.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
080702Health Informatics50
080100Artificial Intelligence And Image Processing25
080109Pattern Recognition And Data Mining25

Appointments

Visiting Fellow
University of New South Wales (Australia)
01/03/2014

Collaboration

Charles Sturt University, NSW - Application of intelligent information systems to medical image and signal processing.

CSIRO, Australia - multi agent models of biological systems

Institut Jožef Stefan, Ljubljana, Slovenia - health monitoring of professional athletes

Administrative

Administrative expertise

I have had an active and leadership role in the Applied Informatics Research (AIR) group.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Data Analytics
  • Games Design
  • Internet of Things
  • Mobile App Development

Teaching expertise

I have a record of excellence in teaching, which is demonstrated by the results of student surveys. I am committed to improving the quality of the student experience, which led me complete a Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching, awarded by UNSW in 2007. I have adopted the practice of keeping a teaching portfolio, where I record my reflection on my teaching practice. I have developed a culture of scholarship in teaching, demonstrated by innovations that have improved the learning experience for my students, based on the application of relevant literature on teaching and learning. Through introducing different teaching styles and techniques during lectures, I am committed to generating a richer student-centred learning environment.

My teaching experience includes:

  • Computer Tools for Engineers
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Research in IT
  • Knowledge Based Systems
  • XML Technologies
  • Soft Computing
  • Research Methods
  • Data Analysis for Postgraduates

I have had 10 years university teaching experience in three different universities and very diverse schools. I have taught service courses for other schools in face-to-face mode and distance learning, with a highly diverse student cohort in multidisciplinary schools. I have transformed the teaching of my courses by introducing many student-centred exercises, and adapting the course to serve the needs of off-campus students.

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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2005Cornforth D, Green DG, Newth D, 'Ordered asynchronous processes in multi-agent systems', PHYSICA D-NONLINEAR PHENOMENA, 204 70-82 (2005)
2009Cornforth DJ, Jelinek HF, Cree MJ, Leandro JJ, Soares JV, Cesar RM, 'Evolution of retinal blood vessel segmentation methodology using wavelet transforms for assessment of diabetic retinopathy', Studies in Computational Intelligence, 187 171-182 (2009) [C2]

Publications

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Book (1 outputs)

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1995Miles T, Cornforth D, The Hunter Epidemiological Profile, Hunter Area Health Service, Newcastle, Australia, 50 (1995)

Chapter (9 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Cornforth DJ, Jelinek HF, 'Monofractal and multifractal analysis for interpretation of function-structure relationships in finite size biological material', Classification and Application of Fractals. New Research, Nova Science Publishers, New York 303-324 (2012) [B1]
2012Jelinek HF, Milosevic NT, Ristanovic D, Cornforth DJ, 'Image processing in the analysis of neuronal dendritic branching patterns: Does structure follow function across different species?', Image Processing: Methods, Applications and Challenges, NOVA Publishers, New York 163-178 (2012) [B1]
2012Jelinek HF, Cornforth DJ, 'Fractal analysis in clinical screening and investigation', Classification and Application of Fractals. New Research, Nova Science Publishers, New York 277-301 (2012) [B1]
2011Cornforth DJ, Jelinek HF, 'Fractal Analysis in Clinical Screening and Investigation', Classification and Application of Fractals, Nova Science Pub Incorporated, Hauppauge NY 277-301 (2011) [B1]
2011Cornforth DJ, Jelinek HF, 'Monofractal and Multifractal Analysis for Interpretation of Function-Structure Relationships in Finite Size Biological Material', Classification and Application of Fractals, Nova Science Pub Incorporated, Hauppauge NY 303-324 (2011) [B1]
2009Hasan SMK, Sarker RA, Essam D, Cornforth D, 'A Genetic Algorithm with Priority Rules for Solving Job-Shop Scheduling Problems.', Natural Intelligence for Scheduling, Planning and Packing Problems, Springer 55-88 (2009) [B2]
2008Cornforth DJ, Green DG, 'Modularity and Complex Adaptive Systems', Intelligent Complex Adaptive Systems, IGI Global Snippet, Hershey, PA 75-104 (2008) [B2]
2008Cornforth DJ, Jelinek HF, 'Computational Methods for the Early Detection of Diabetes', Encyclopedia of healthcare information systems, IGI Global, Hershey, PA 274-280 (2008) [D2]
1993Cornforth DJ, Elliman D, 'Modelling Probability Density Functions for Classifying Using a CMAC', Techniques and applications of neural networks, Ellis Horwood, Unknown 35-46 (1993)
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Journal article (31 outputs)

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2014Jelinek HJ, Alothman T, Khalaf K, Khandoker AH, Cornforth DJ, 'Effect of biosignal preprocessing and recording length on clinical decision making for cardiac autonomic neuropathy', 2014 8th Conference of the European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations, ESGCO 2014, 3-4 (2014)
2014Abbey C, Cornforth D, Hatziargyriou N, Hirose K, Kwasinski A, Kyriakides E, et al., 'Powering Through the Storm', IEEE POWER & ENERGY MAGAZINE, 12 67-76 (2014)
2014Cornforth DJ, Tarvainen MP, Jelinek HF, 'Evaluation of normalised Renyi entropy for classification of cardiac autonomic neuropathy', 2014 8th Conference of the European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations, ESGCO 2014, 1-2 (2014)
2013Ursani Z, Essam D, Cornforth D, Stocker R, 'Enhancements to the Localized Genetic Algorithm for Large Scale Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problems', International Journal of Applied Evolutionary Computation, 4 17-38 (2013) [C1]
2013Williams P, Nesbitt K, Eidels A, Washburn M, Cornforth D, 'Evaluating Player Strategies in the Design of a Hot Hand Game', GSTF Journal on Computing (JoC), 3 (2013) [C1]
2013Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Cornforth DJ, Moore TG, 'Arctan Power-Frequency Droop for Improved Microgrid Stability', IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 28 3747-3759 (2013) [C1]
2013Du Y, Lu DD-C, James G, Cornforth DJ, 'Modeling and analysis of current harmonic distortion from grid connected PV inverters under different operating conditions', Solar Energy, 94 182-194 (2013) [C1]
2013Jelinek HF, Kelarev A, Robinson DJ, Stranieri A, Cornforth DJ, 'Using meta-regression data mining to improve predictions of performance based on heart rate dynamics for Australian football', Applied Soft Computing Journal, (2013)
2012Platt G, Berry A, Cornforth DJ, 'What Role for Microgrids?', Smart Grid, 185-207 (2012)
2011Cornforth DJ, 'Role of Microgrids in the Smart Grid', Journal of Electronic Science and Technology, 9 9-16 (2011) [C1]
2011Jelinek HF, Cornforth DJ, Blackmore K, 'Visualisation in biomedicine as a means of data evaluation', JOURNAL OF VISUALIZATION, 14 353-359 (2011) [C1]
2011Ursani Z, Essam D, Cornforth D, Stocker R, 'Localized genetic algorithm for vehicle routing problem with time windows', APPLIED SOFT COMPUTING, 11 5375-5390 (2011) [C1]
2009Newth D, Cornforth D, 'Asynchronous spatial evolutionary games', BIOSYSTEMS, 95 120-129 (2009) [C1]
2009Hasan SMK, Sarker R, Essam D, Cornforth D, 'Memetic algorithms for solving job-shop scheduling problems', Memetic Computing, 1 69-83 (2009) [C1]
2009Barkat Ullah ASSM, Sarker R, Cornforth D, Lokan C, 'AMA: A new approach for solving constrained real-valued optimization problems', Soft Computing, 13 741-762 (2009) [C1]
2009Ursani Z, Essam D, Cornforth D, Stocker R, 'Introducing the Localized Genetic Algorithm for Small Scale Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problems', INFOR, 47 133-149 (2009) [C1]
2009Cornforth DJ, Jelinek HF, Cree MJ, Leandro JJ, Soares JV, Cesar RM, 'Evolution of retinal blood vessel segmentation methodology using wavelet transforms for assessment of diabetic retinopathy', Studies in Computational Intelligence, 187 171-182 (2009) [C2]
2008Newth D, Cornforth D, 'The emergence of cooperation in the random asynchronous prisoner's dilemma', Artificial Life and Robotics, 12 329-334 (2008) [C1]
2008Cornforth D, Jelinek H, 'Automated classification reveals morphological factors associated with dementia', APPLIED SOFT COMPUTING, 8 182-190 (2008) [C1]
2007Spennemann D, Cornforth D, Atkinson J, 'A choice of terminals: Spatial patterning in computer laboratories', Campus-Wide Information Systems, 24 76-96 (2007) [C3]
2007Spennemann DHR, Atkinson J, Cornforth D, 'Voting with their seats: Computer laboratory design and the casual user', BEHAVIOUR & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, 26 409-420 (2007)
2007Cornforth DJ, 'An investigation into dynamic problem solving in a hybrid evolutionary market-based multi-agent system', 2007 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2007, 1732-1739 (2007)
2007Spennemann DHR, Atkinson J, Cornforth D, 'Sessional, weekly and diurnal patterns of computer lab usage by students attending a regional University in Australia', COMPUTERS & EDUCATION, 49 726-739 (2007)
2006CORNFORTH DAVID, ' A CEREBELLAR MODEL CLASSIFIER FOR DATA MINING WITH LINEAR TIME COMPLEXITY', International Journal of Computational Intelligence and Applications, 06 299-313 (2006)
2006Cornforth D, Atkinson J, Spennemann DHR, 'Configuration and management of a cluster computing facility in undergraduate student computer laboratories', Campus-Wide Information Systems, 23 15-23 (2006)
2005Cornforth DJ, Jelinek HJ, Bossomaier T, Leandro JJG, Soares JVB, Cesar Jr RM, et al., 'Development of retinal blood vessel segmentation methodology using wavelet transforms for assessment of diabetic retinopathy', Complexity International, 11 50-61 (2005)
2005Cornforth D, Awburn J, Green DG, 'Weasel world: A simple artificial environment for investigating open-ended evolution', Complexity International, 11 43-51 (2005)
2005Cornforth D, Green DG, Newth D, 'Ordered asynchronous processes in multi-agent systems', PHYSICA D-NONLINEAR PHENOMENA, 204 70-82 (2005)
2005Atkinson JS, Spenneman DHR, Cornforth D, 'Redirecting under-utilised computer laboratories into cluster computing facilities', Campus-Wide Information Systems, 22 201-209 (2005)
2003Stocker R, Cornforth D, Green DG, 'A simulation of the impact of media on social cohesion', ADVANCES IN COMPLEX SYSTEMS, 6 349-359 (2003)
2002Stocker R, Cornforth D, Bossomaier TRJ, 'Network structures and agreement in social network simulations', JASSS-THE JOURNAL OF ARTIFICIAL SOCIETIES AND SOCIAL SIMULATION, 5 (2002)
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Conference (74 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Simon, Cornforth DJ, 'Teaching Mobile Apps for Windows Devices Using TouchDevelop', Proceedings of the Sixteenth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2014), Auckland, New Zealand (2014)
2013Williams P, Nesbitt KV, Eidels A, Washburn M, Cornforth D, 'Design of a Cognitive Game: Uncovering Player Strategies in the Hot Hand Game', Proceedings of the 6th Annual International Conference on Computer Games, Multimedia and Allied Technology, Singapore (2013) [E1]
2013Tarvainen MP, Cornforth DJ, Kuoppa P, Lipponen JA, Jelinek HF, 'Complexity of heart rate variability in type 2 diabetes - Effect of hyperglycemia', Proceedings of the 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, Osaka, Japan (2013) [E1]
2013Cornforth D, Tarvainen M, Jelinek HF, 'Computational intelligence methods for the identification of early Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy', Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE 8th Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, ICIEA 2013,, School of Design, Communication and IT, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia (2013) [E1]
2013Cornforth D, Nesbitt K, 'Quality assessment of clusters of electrical disturbances: A case study', Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE 8th Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, ICIEA, School of Design, Communication and IT, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia (2013) [E1]
2013Blackmore K, Nesbitt K, Cornforth D, 'Simulating stable, trending and turbulent operating environments', Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE 8th Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, ICIEA 2013, School of Design, Communication and IT, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia (2013) [E1]
2013Cornforth DJ, Tarvainen MP, Jelinek HF, 'Using renyi entropy to detect early cardiac autonomic neuropathy', Proceedings of the 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, Osaka, Japan (2013) [E1]
2012Roy NK, Pota HR, Hossain MJ, Cornforth D, 'An effective VAR planning to improve dynamic voltage profile of distribution networks with distributed wind generation', IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (2012) [E1]
2012Roy NK, Pota HR, Hossain MJ, Cornforth DJ, 'Impact of SCIG and DFIG type wind turbine on the stability of distribution networks: Static and dynamic aspects', 2012 11th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC), Venice, Italy (2012) [E1]
2012Jelinek HF, Tarvainen MP, Cornforth DJ, 'Renyi Entropy in Identification of Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy in Diabetes', 2012 COMPUTING IN CARDIOLOGY (CINC), VOL 39, AGH Univ Sci & Technol, Krakow, POLAND (2012) [E1]
2011Platt G, Cornforth D, Moore T, Berry A, 'The Practical Challenges of Minigrids', 2011 IEEE ENERGY CONVERSION CONGRESS AND EXPOSITION (ECCE), Phoenix, AR (2011) [E1]
2011Du Y, Lu DD-C, Cornforth D, James G, 'A study on the harmonic issues at CSIRO Microgrid', Proceedings of the International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems (2011) [E1]
2011Cornforth DJ, Sayeef S, Moore T, 'Beyond overcurrent protection: Distributed generation in the future grid', Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Asia, Perth, Australia (2011) [E1]
2011Cornforth D, Moore T, Sayeef S, 'Challenges and Opportunities for Inverters in Microgrids', IECON 2011: 37TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON IEEE INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS SOCIETY, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA (2011) [E1]
2011Cornforth DJ, Berry A, Moore T, 'Building a microgrid laboratory', 8th International Conference on Power Electronics - ECCE Asia: "Green World with Power Electronics", ICPE 2011-ECCE Asia (2011) [E1]
2011Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Cornforth DJ, 'Small signal stability analysis of arctan power frequency droop', 2011 IEEE Ninth International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems (PEDS), Singapore (2011) [E1]
2011Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Cornforth DJ, 'An intelligent current limiter and zero active power Injection algorithm for microgrid voltage support', 2011 IEEE Ninth International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems (PEDS), Singapore (2011) [E1]
2010Berry A, Platt G, Cornforth D, 'Minigrids: Analysing the state-of-play', 2010 International Power Electronics Conference - ECCE Asia -, IPEC 2010 (2010) [E1]
2010Ziari I, Ledwich G, Ghosh A, Wishart M, Cornforth D, 'Optimal allocation and sizing of DGs in distribution networks', IEEE PES General Meeting, PES 2010 (2010) [E1]
2010Rowe CN, Summers TJ, Betz RE, Cornforth D, 'A comparison of instantaneous and fryze power calculations on P-F and Q-V droop in microgrids', 20th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference:, Christchurch, NZ (2010) [E1]

Co-authors: Robert Betz

2010Ziari I, Ledwich G, Ghosh A, Cornforth D, Wishart M, 'Optimal allocation and sizing of capacitors to minimize the transmission line loss and to improve the voltage profile', COMPUTERS & MATHEMATICS WITH APPLICATIONS, Middle East Tech Univ, Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA (2010) [E1]
2010Ziari I, Ledwich G, Wishart M, Ghosh A, Cornforth D, 'Optimal allocation and sizing of capacitors to minimize the transmission line loss and to improve the voltage profile', AIP Conference Proceedings (2010) [E2]
2009Berry AM, Cornforth DJ, Platt G, 'An Introduction to Multiobjective Optimisation Methods for Decentralised Power Planning', 2009 IEEE POWER & ENERGY SOCIETY GENERAL MEETING, VOLS 1-8, Calgary, CANADA (2009) [E1]
2009Berry A, Cornforth D, 'Designing Multiple Inverter Systems with Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimisation', 2009 IEEE ENERGY CONVERSION CONGRESS AND EXPOSITION, VOLS 1-6, San Jose, CA (2009) [E1]
2009Cornforth D, 'Applications of Data Mining to Time Series of Electrical Disturbance Data', 2009 IEEE POWER & ENERGY SOCIETY GENERAL MEETING, VOLS 1-8, Calgary, CANADA (2009) [E1]
2009Marhusin MF, Lokan C, Larkin H, Cornforth D, 'A data mining approach for detection of self-propagating worms', NSS 2009 - Network and System Security (2009) [E1]
2009Cornforth D, 'Long Tails from the Distribution of 23 Years of Electrical Disturbance Data', 2009 IEEE/PES POWER SYSTEMS CONFERENCE AND EXPOSITION, VOLS 1-3, Seattle, WA (2009) [E1]
2009Berry AM, Cornforth DJ, Platt GM, 'The Distributed Generator Placement and Sizing Test Suite and Analysis Tool', 2009 IEEE/PES POWER SYSTEMS CONFERENCE AND EXPOSITION, VOLS 1-3, Seattle, WA (2009) [E1]
2009Kong S, Cornforth D, Berry A, 'A New Approach to the Design of Multiple Inverter Systems using Evolutionary Optimization', 2009 IEEE POWER & ENERGY SOCIETY GENERAL MEETING, VOLS 1-8, Calgary, CANADA (2009) [E1]
2009Cornforth DJ, Lizier JT, Prokopenko M, 'The information dynamics of cascading failures in energy networks', European Conference on Complex Systems, Warwick, UK (2009) [E1]
2009Berry A, Cornforth D, 'Designing multiple inverter systems with evolutionary multiobjective optimisation', 2009 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2009 (2009) [E1]
2008Ullah ASSMB, Elfeky EZ, Cornforth D, Essam DL, Sarker R, 'Improved evolutionary algorithms for solving constrained optimization problems with tiny feasible space', Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (2008) [E1]
2008Thompson L, Jelinek H, Cornforth D, 'Establishing Normative Data for Peripheral Arterial Disease Using Pulse Wave Analysis', ISSNIP 2008: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2008 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTELLIGENT SENSORS, SENSOR NETWORKS, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING, Sydney, AUSTRALIA (2008) [E1]
2008Marhusin MF, Larkin H, Lokan C, Cornforth D, 'Evaluation of API calls hooking performance', Proceedings - 2008 International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Security, CIS 2008 (2008) [E1]
2008Hasan SMK, Sarker R, Cornforth D, 'GA with priority rules for solving Job-Shop Scheduling Problems', 2008 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2008 (2008) [E1]
2008Marhusin MF, Cornforth D, Larkin H, 'Malicious code detection architecture inspired by human immune system', Proc. 9th ACIS Int. Conf. Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing, SNPD 2008 and 2nd Int. Workshop on Advanced Internet Technology and Applications (2008) [E1]
2008Marhusin MF, Cornforth D, Larkin H, 'An overview of recent advances in intrusion detection', Proceedings - 2008 IEEE 8th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, CIT 2008 (2008) [E1]
2008Barkat Ullah ASSM, Sarker R, Cornforth D, 'Search space reduction technique for constrained optimization with tiny feasible space', GECCO'08: Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation 2008 (2008) [E1]
2008Milford GN, Cornforth DJ, 'Equivalent Circuit Modelling of Aperture-Coupled Microstrip Patch Antennas', 2008 IEEE ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, VOLS 1-9, San Diego, CA (2008) [E1]
2007Cornforth DJ, 'Intelligent Evacuation Models for Fire and Chemical Hazard', Recent Advances in Security Technology, Melbourne, Australia (2007)
2007Ullah ASSMB, Sarker R, Cornforth D, Lokan C, 'An agent-based memetic algorithm (AMA) for solving constrained optimization problems', 2007 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2007 (2007)
2007Ullah ASSMB, Sarker R, Cornforth D, 'An evolutionary agent system for mathematical programming', Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (2007)
2007Hasan SMK, Sarker R, Cornforth D, 'Modified genetic algorithm for Job-Shop Scheduling: A gap-utilization technique', 2007 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2007 (2007)
2007Newth D, Cornforth D, 'Asynchronous spatial evolutionary games: Spatial patterns, diversity and chaos', 2007 IEEE CONGRESS ON EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION, VOLS 1-10, PROCEEDINGS, Singapore, SINGAPORE (2007)
2007Kamrul Hasan SM, Sarker R, Cornforth D, 'Hybrid genetic algorithm for solving job-shop scheduling problem', Proceedings - 6th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Computer and Information Science, ICIS 2007; 1st IEEE/ACIS International Workshop on e-Activity, IWEA 2007 (2007)
2007Ullah ASSMB, Sarker R, Cornforth D, 'A combined MA-GA approach for solving constrained optimization problems', Proceedings - 6th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Computer and Information Science, ICIS 2007; 1st IEEE/ACIS International Workshop on e-Activity, IWEA 2007 (2007)
2006Cornforth D, Newth D, 'The emergence of cooperation in asynchronous iterated prisoner's dilemma', SIMULATED EVOLUTION AND LEARNING, PROCEEDINGS, Univ Sci & Technol China, Hefei, PEOPLES R CHINA (2006)
2005Cornforth D, Jelinek H, 'Automated classification of dementia subtypes from post-mortem cortex images', AI 2005: ADVANCES IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, Univ Technol, Sydney, AUSTRALIA (2005)
2005Cree MJ, Cornforth DJ, Jelinek HF, 'Vessel Segmentation and Tracking Using a Two-Dimensional Model', Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ) International Conference, Otago, New Zealand (2005)
2005Newth D, Cornforth DJ, 'Local Structure and Stability of Model and Real World Ecosystems', Advances in Natural Computation: Volume 3 Recent Advances In Artificial Life, Sydney, Australia (2005)
2005Cree MJ, Leandro J, Soares JVB, Cesar RM, Tang G, Jelinek HF, Cornforth DJ, 'Comparison of various methods to delineate blood vessels in retinal images', Proc. of the 16th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics, Canberra, Australia (2005)
2005Cornforth DJ, Green DG, Awburn J, 'The formation of hierarchical structures in a pseudo-spatial co-evolutionary artificial life environment', Recent advances in artificial life, Sydney, Australia (2005)
2005Jelinek HJ, Depardieu C, Lucas C, Cornforth DJ, Huang W, Cree MJ, 'Towards Vessel Characterisation in the Vicinity of the Optic Disc in Digital Retinal Images', Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ) International Conference, Otago, New Zealand (2005)
2005Cree MJ, Gamble E, Cornforth DJ, 'Colour normalisation to reduce inter-patient and intra-patient variability in microaneurysm detection in colour retinal images', WDIC 2005 - APRS Workshop on Digital Image Computing, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, (2005)
2005Spennemann DHR, Atkinson J, Cornforth DJ, 'One reality of the digital divide: an exploration of individual computer lab usage at a regional university in Australia', proceedings of the Student Experience Conference, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia (2005)
2004Jelinek HF, Cornforth DJ, Roberts AJ, Landini G, Bourke P, Iorio A, 'Image processing of finite size rat retinal ganglion cells using multifractal and local connected fractal analysis', AI 2004: ADVANCES IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, PROCEEDINGS, Cent Queensland Univ, Cairns, AUSTRALIA (2004)
2004Cornforth DJ, Jelinek HF, Teich MC, Lowen SB, 'Wrapper subset evaluation facilitates the automated detection of diabetes from heart rate variability measures', International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation, Gold Coast, Australia (2004)
2004Jelinek HF, Cornforth DJ, Waley P, Fernandez E, Robinson W, 'Automated Processing of Post-Mortem Cortex Images Reveals Physiological Changes Associated with Dementia Sub-types', Proceedings of CIMCA 2004, Gold Coast, Australia (2004)
2004Lawrence J, Newth D, Cornforth DJ, 'From local interactions to global collaboration', International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation, Gold Coast, Australia (2004)
2004Cornforth D, Kirley M, Bossomaier T, 'Agent heterogeneity and coalition formation: Investigating market-based cooperative problem solving', Proceedings of the Third International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS 2004 (2004)
2004Cornforth D, Kirley M, 'Cooperative problem solving using an agent-based market', GENETIC AND EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION - GECCO 2004, PT 1, PROCEEDINGS, Seattle, WA (2004)
2002Jelinek HF, Karperien A, Cornforth DJ, Cesar R, Leandro J, 'MicroMod - an L-systems approach to neuron modelling', Proceedings of the sixth Australia-Japan Joint Workshop on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems, Canberra, Australia (2002)
2002Stocker R, Cornforth DJ, Green DG, 'The impact of television on cohesion in social networks - a simulation study', Proceedings of ICSC 2002, Chuo University Tokyo, Japan (2002)
2002Cornforth D, 'Evolution in the orange box - A new approach to the sphere-packing problem in CMAC-based neural networks', AL 2002: ADVANCES IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA (2002)
2002Jelinek HF, Cornforth D, Waley P, Fernández E, Robinson W, 'A Comparison of Machine Learning Approaches for the Automated Classification of Dementia.', Australian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (2002)
2002Cornforth DJ, Jelinek HF, Peichl L, 'Fractop: A Tool for Automated Biological Image Classification', Proceedings of the sixth Australia-Japan Joint Workshop on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems, Canberra, Australia (2002)
2002Cornforth DJ, Green DG, Newth D, Kirley M, 'Do Artificial Ants March in Step? Ordered Asynchronous Processes and Modularity in Biological Systems', Proceedings of ALIFE 2002, Sydney, Australia (2002)
2001Cornforth DJ, 'Building Practical Classifiers Using Cerebellar Model Associative Memory Neural Networks', Proceedings of ANNES 2001, Dunedin, New Zealand (2001)
2001Green DG, Newth D, Cornforth DJ, Kirley M, 'On Evolutionary Processes in Natural and Artificial Systems', Proceedings of AJJWIES 2001, Dunedin, New Zealand (2001)
2001Cornforth DJ, Green DG, Newth D, Kirley M, 'Ordered asynchronous processes in natural and artificial systems', Proceedings of AJJWIE 2001, Dunedin, New Zealand (2001)
2001Cornforth DJ, Newth DN, 'The Kernel Addition Training Algorithm: Faster Training for CMAC Based Neural Networks', Proceedings of ANNES 2001, Dunedin, New Zealand (2001)
2000Cornforth DJ, Middleton RH, Tusek J, 'Visualisation of electrical transients using the wavelet transform', Proceedings of ISTA'2000, Canberra, Australia (2000) [E2]

Co-authors: Richard Middleton

2000Cornforth DJ, Middleton R, Tusek J, 'Visualisation of Electrical Transients using the Wavelet Transform', Proceedings of ICAISTA 2000, Brisbane, Australia (2000)
1998Cornforth DJ, Ledwich G, 'Measurement and Communication Techniques for Remote Condition Monitoring of High Voltage Transformer Bushings', Proceedings of PEDES 1998, Perth, WA, Australia (1998)
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Thesis / Dissertation (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
1994Cornforth DJ, Classifiers for Machine Intelligence, University of Nottingham, UK (1994)
1982Cornforth DJ, Optimum Control by Microprocessor, Nottingham Trent University (1982)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants14
Total funding$429,247

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2014 (1 grants)

Teaching support: INFT 2050$13,000
Funding Body: Microsoft

SchemeRole
Teaching SupportChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$13,00020142014
GNo:185110034

2013 (3 grants)

Microsoft Teaching Support: for Mobile App Development INFT3009$30,000
Funding Body: Microsoft

SchemeRole
Teaching SupportChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020132013
GNo:185110002

Intelligent Transportation Planning: Benchmarking of Novel Business Analytics Techniques using the Travelling Salesman Problem as a Test-Bed.$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Project Team
Doctor Raymond Chiong, Weise, Claus Thomas, Doctor David Cornforth, Michalewicz, Zbigniew
SchemeRole
Strategic Initiative Research Fund (SIRF)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020132013
GNo:G1401032

Travel Grant$2,250
Funding Body: Josef Stefan Institute

SchemeRole
Travel GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,25020132013
GNo:184720625

2012 (4 grants)

Computer assisted feature selection for supervised and unsupervised data mining,$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle / Faculty of Science & IT

SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020122012
GNo:185110018

The application of health informatics to heart rate variability data for the performance management of elite athletes$10,000
Funding Body: Faculty of Science & IT

SchemeRole
FACULTY STRATEGIC INITIATIVES RESEARCH FUND (SIRF)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020122012
GNo:185110010

The application of health informatics to heart rate variability data for the performance management of elite athletes.$9,992
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Project Team
Doctor David Cornforth, Doctor Keith Nesbitt, Doctor Piers Campbell
SchemeRole
Strategic Initiative Research Fund (SIRF)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,99220122012
GNo:G1401019

Computer assisted feature selection for supervised and unsupervised data mining$4,955
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor David Cornforth
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,95520122012
GNo:G1200510

2008 (1 grants)

Focussed Workshop on Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimisation$18,000
Funding Body: CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

SchemeRole
Computational and Simulation Sciences Transformational Capability PlatformInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$18,00020082008
GNo:184409016

2007 (1 grants)

New Analytic And Synthetic Techniques Applicable To Capability Planning And Decision Making$45,000
Funding Body: DSTO

SchemeRole
Direct FundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$45,00020072007
GNo:184409024

2006 (2 grants)

Synthesis of market-based and evolutionary approaches to dynamic scheduling problems$28,500
Funding Body: University of New South Wales

SchemeRole
Faculty Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$28,50020062006
GNo:184409048

An open-source version of the Cerebellar Model Articulation Controller for automated classification$10,000
Funding Body: University of New South Wales

SchemeRole
Start up grantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020062006
GNo:185110026

2004 (1 grants)

Quantifying arteriolar narrowing and microaneurysms associated with diabetes of non-mydriatic images of the optic fundus$33,550
Funding Body: Diabetes Australia

SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$33,55020042004
GNo:184409040

2002 (1 grants)

Spatial data mining and multi agent systems$204,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

SchemeRole
LinkageInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$204,00020022004
GNo:184409032
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions3
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.95

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Information Technology)Principal SupervisorContent - Based Target Audience Profiling.
20132017PhD (Information Technology)Co-SupervisorEnhancing Players Performance Through Sound in a Competitive Video Game Environment
20132017PhD (Information Technology)Co-SupervisorSimulation Modelling for Global University Rankings
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Dr David Cornforth

Work Phone(02) 4985 4069
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
Applied Informatics Research group
School of Design Communication and IT
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
ICT312,
ICT,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/david-cornforth
Linkhttp://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/David-Cornforth