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Biography

Stephan K. Chalup is an Associate Professor in Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science (Machine Learning) from Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. He spent his undergraduate years in Germany at the University of Konstanz and later completed a Diplom in Mathematics with Biology (~Masters by Research) at the University of Heidelberg. He is the leader of the Newcastle Robotics Laboratory and of the Interdisciplinary Machine Learning Research Group (IMLRG). His research interests include autonomous agents, computer vision, dimensionality reduction, human centered computing, machine learning, and neural information processing systems.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Queensland University of Technology, 26/10/2001
  • Diplom in Mathematiker (equiv Degree), University of Heidelberg

Research

Research keywords

  • Autonomous Robots
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Data Mining
  • Dimensionality Reduction and Kernel Methods
  • Machine Learning
  • Medical Image Analysis
  • Neural Information Processing
  • Vision and Image Processing

Research expertise

The Interdisciplinary Machine Learning Research Group (IMLRG) and the Newcastle Robotics Laboratory have the common objective to advance research in the area of Anthropocentric Biocybernetic Computing. It investigates the complex interactions between humans and their environment on all levels including the cell-, circuit-, and body-levels and the ecosystem. When applied to real-world computing and autonomous agents the aim is to develop systems that approximate human-like skills on tasks such as vision processing, facial expression analysis, space representation, and human-robot interaction. Machine learning techniques are employed for fine tuning the parameters of general models until they perform at extraordinary levels of skill on selected tasks. Biologically motivated models are complemented by alternative designs. The strategy is to approximate human-level skills in artificial systems from several different directions, that is, through interdisciplinary projects in collaboration with experts from relevant disciplines (e.g. electrical engineering, architecture, neuroscience, and applied mathematics). Associated projects involve computer vision, data mining, machine learning, pattern recognition, time series analysis, and intelligent system design. Our special interest is on applications of kernel machines and more specifically on methods for non-linear dimensionality reduction or manifold learning.

Languages

  • English
  • German

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
080109Pattern Recognition And Data Mining50
080101Adaptive Agents And Intelligent Robotics40
120199Architecture Not Elsewhere Classified10

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - Senior Member of the IEEE
  • Member - Australian Computer Society (ACS)

Conference Chair

  • Australasian Conference on Artificial Life and Computational Intelligence (ACALCI 2015)

Editorial Board.

  • Editor - Central European Journal of Computer Science
  • Member - International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems
  • Editor - Paladyn. Journal of Behavioral Robotics
  • Member - Algorithms

Awards

International Competition

2008RoboCup World Champion
RoboCup Federation (China)
First place for the NUManoid robot soccer team in the Standard Platform League
2006RoboCup World Champion
RoboCup Federation (Germany)
First place for the NUbot robot soccer team in the Four Legged League.

Invitations

To See or Not to Be in the Four-Legged League
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, United States (Invited Presenter)
2004
Approaching Complex Tasks with Kernel Methods
Information Management and Market Engineering Workshop, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany (Keynote Address)
2006
Overview of the Newcastle Robotics Lab
Robotics Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China (Invited Presenter)
2008
Nature Inspired Computing Meets the Real World
Engineers Australia (IEAust). Williamtown Airport, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2008
Robotik, Sprachverarbeitung und Musik
Hochschule fur Musik, Karlsruhe, Germany (Invited Presenter)
2008
New Computational Approaches to Architectural Image Analysis
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institut fur Angewandte Informatik und Formale Beschreibungsverfahren (AIFB), Germany (Invited Presenter)
2009
Simulating Mechanisms of Emotion Associated with Visual Perception of Urban Space: An Artificial Agents Perspective
Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA), United States (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2012

Collaboration

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, Institute AIFB.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Held various administrative responsibilities including:

Leader of the Newcastle Robotics Laboratory,

Leader of the IMLRG research group,

CSSE Seminar Coordinator,

Marketing coordinator for computer science,

Examinations officer,

BE(software) programme convenor 2007,

Student Academic Conduct Officer (SACO) 2010-2012,

Computer Science Honours coordinator 2/2006, 2011, 2013-14.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Vision
  • Machine Intelligence
  • Machine Learning

Teaching expertise

Full-time lecturer since 2001. Taught courses in machine intelligence, computer graphics, computer linguistics, computer vision, internet communications, biocomputation and advanced machine learning.

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Highlighted Publications

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

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Chalup SK, Hong K, Ostwald M, 'Simulating pareidolia of faces for architectural image analysis', International Journal of Computer Information Systems and Industrial Management Applications, 2 262-278 (2010) [C1]

Co-authors: Michael Ostwald

2007Chalup SK, Clement RM, Marshall JP, Tucker CC, Ostwald M, 'Representations of Streetscape Perceptions Through Manifold Learning in the Space of Hough Arrays', Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE Symposium on Artificial Life (CI-ALife 2007), Honolulu, Hawaii (2007) [E1]
2007Chalup SK, Murch CL, Quinlan MJ, 'Machine learning with AIBO robots in the four-legged league of RoboCup', IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Part C: Applications and Reviews, 37 297-310 (2007) [C1]
2003Chalup SK, Blair AD, 'Incremental training of first order recurrent neural networks to predict a context-sensitive language', Neural Networks, 16 955-972 (2003) [C1]
2003Quinlan MJ, Chalup SK, Middleton RH, 'Application of SVMs for Colour Classification and Collision Detection with AIBO Robots', Proceedings for NIPS 2003, Whistler, BC (2003) [E1]

Co-authors: Richard Middleton

2005Dietrich T, Seese D, Chalup SK, 'Difference In Bidding Characteristics On eBay.de', Proceedings of the IADIS e-Commerce 2005, Porto, Portugal (2005) [E1]

[Conference best paper award.]

2004Middleton RH, Chalup SK, Quinlan MJ, Murch CL, 'Traction monitoring for collision detection with legged robots', Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 3020 374-384 (2004) [C1]

[Engineering Challenge Paper Award.]

Co-authors: Richard Middleton

2011Wong AS, Chalup SK, Bhatia S, Jalalian A, Kulk JA, Ostwald M, 'Humanoid robots for modelling and analysing visual gaze dynamics of pedestrians moving in urban space', Conference Proceedings 45th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association, Sydney, NSW (2011) [E1]

[Best Student Paper Award]

Co-authors: Michael Ostwald

Publications

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Chapter (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Bozic C, Chalup SK, Detlef S, 'Application of intelligent systems for news analytics', Financial Decision Making Using Computational Intelligence, Springer, New York 71-101 (2012) [B1]
2010Chalup SK, Ostwald M, 'Anthropocentric biocybernetic approaches to architectural analysis: New methods for investigating the built environment', Built Environment: Design Management and Applications, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge 121-145 (2010) [B1]

Co-authors: Michael Ostwald

2008Chalup SK, Mitschele A, 'Kernel methods in finance', Handbook on Information Technology in Finance, Springer, Berlin 655-687 (2008) [B1]

Journal article (23 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Boecking B, Chalup SK, Seese D, Wong ASW, 'Support vector clustering of time series data with alignment kernels', Pattern Recognition Letters, 45 129-135 (2014)
2013Bhatia S, Chalup SK, Ostwald MJ, 'Wayfinding: A method for the empirical evaluation of structural saliency using 3D Isovists', Architectural Science Review, 56 220-231 (2013) [C1]
2013Jalalian A, Chalup SK, 'GDTW-P-SVMs: Variable-length time series analysis using support vector machines', NEUROCOMPUTING, 99 270-282 (2013) [C1]
2013Bhatia S, Chalup SK, 'Segmenting Salient Objects in 3D Point Clouds of Indoor Scenes Using Geodesic Distances', Journal of Signal and Information Processing, 4 102-108 (2013) [C1]
2012Wong AS, Chalup SK, Bhatia S, Jalalian A, Kulk JA, Nicklin SP, Ostwald M, 'Visual gaze analysis of robotic pedestrians moving in urban space', Architectural Science Review, 55 213-223 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Michael Ostwald

2011Jalalian A, Chalup SK, Ostwald M, 'Architectural evaluation of simulated pedestrian spatial behaviour', Architectural Science Review, 54 132-140 (2011) [C1]

Co-authors: Michael Ostwald

2010Chalup SK, Hong K, Ostwald M, 'Simulating pareidolia of faces for architectural image analysis', International Journal of Computer Information Systems and Industrial Management Applications, 2 262-278 (2010) [C1]

Co-authors: Michael Ostwald

2009Wiklendt LS, Chalup SK, Middleton RH, 'A small spiking neural network with LQR control applied to the acrobot', Neural Computing & Applications, 18 369-375 (2009) [C1]
2009Chalup SK, Henderson N, Ostwald M, Wiklendt LS, 'A computational approach to fractal analysis of a cityscape's skyline', Architectural Science Review, 52 126-134 (2009) [C1]
2009Chalup SK, Ostwald M, 'Anthropocentric biocybernetic computing for analysing the architectural design of house facades and cityscapes', Design Principles & Practices: An International Journal, 3 65-80 (2009) [C1]

Co-authors: Michael Ostwald

2009Ostwald M, Vaughan JL, Chalup SK, 'A computational investigation into the fractal dimensions of the architecture of Kazuyo Sejima', Design Principles & Practices: An International Journal, 3 231-244 (2009) [C1]
2009Wiklendt LS, Chalup SK, Seron MM, 'Simulated 3D biped walking with an evolution-strategy tuned spiking neural network', Neural Network World, 19 235-246 (2009) [C1]

Co-authors: Maria Seron

2008Goldsmith BE, Chalup SK, Quinlan MJ, 'Regime type and international conflict: Towards a general model', Journal of Peace Research, 45 743-763 (2008) [C1]
2007Chalup SK, Murch CL, Quinlan MJ, 'Machine learning with AIBO robots in the four-legged league of RoboCup', IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Part C: Applications and Reviews, 37 297-310 (2007) [C1]
2007Chalup SK, Wiklendt LS, 'Variations of the two-spiral task', Connection Science, 19 183-199 (2007) [C1]
2006Dietrich T, Seese D, Chalup SK, 'Classification of EBAY Bidding Characteristics', IADIS International Journal on WWW/Internet, 4 111-125 (2006) [C1]
2005Chalup SK, Mellor D, Rosamond FA, 'The Machine Intelligence Hex Project', Computer Science Education, 15 245-273 (2005) [C1]
2005Young SR, Chalup SK, 'Towards robot soccer team behaviours through approximate simulation', 2005 4TH IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING, 162-162 (2005)
2004Middleton RH, Chalup SK, Quinlan MJ, Murch CL, 'Traction monitoring for collision detection with legged robots', Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 3020 374-384 (2004) [C1]

[Engineering Challenge Paper Award.]

Co-authors: Richard Middleton

2004Chalup SK, Middleton RH, Quinlan MJ, Wiklendt LS, 'Neurocomputational aspects of legged locomotion motor control', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, 15 105 (2004) [C3]

Co-authors: Richard Middleton

2003Chalup SK, Blair AD, 'Incremental training of first order recurrent neural networks to predict a context-sensitive language', Neural Networks, 16 955-972 (2003) [C1]
2002Chalup SK, Mellor D, 'The Machine Intelligence Hex Project - An Overview', Australian Journal of Intelligent Information Processing Systems, 8 6-23 (2002) [C1]
2002Chalup SK, 'Incremental Learning in Biological and Machine Learning Systems', International Journal of Neural Systems, 12 447-465 (2002) [C1]
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Conference (59 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Fountain 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)
2013Bhatia S, Chalup SK, 'A model of heteroassociative memory: Deciphering surprising features and locations', Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC 2013), Sydney (2013) [E1]
2013Hong K, Chalup SK, King RAR, Ostwald MJ, 'Scene perception using pareidolia of faces and expressions of emotion', Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Creativity and Affective Computing, CICAC 2013 - 2013 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, SSCI 2013 (2013) [E1]
2013Budden D, Fenn S, Mendes A, Chalup S, 'Evaluation of colour models for computer vision using cluster validation techniques', Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Mexico City (2013) [E1]
2013Hong K, Chalup SK, King RAR, 'A component based approach for classifying the seven universal facial expressions of emotion', Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Creativity and Affective Computing, CICAC 2013 - 2013 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, SSCI 2013, Singapore (2013) [E1]
2013Wong ASW, Nicklin S, Hong K, Chalup SK, Walla P, 'Robot Emotions Generated and Modulated by Visual Features of the Environment', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2013 IEEE SYMPOSIUM ON COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR CREATIVITY AND AFFECTIVE COMPUTING (CICAC), Singapore, SINGAPORE (2013) [E1]
2012Bhatia S, Chalup SK, Ostwald MJ, 'Analyzing architectural space: identifying salient regions by computing 3D isovists', 46th Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association, ASA 2012, Griffith University (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: Michael Ostwald

2012Hong K, Chalup SK, King RA, 'An experimental evaluation of pairwise adaptive support vector machines', Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2012), Brisbane (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: Robert King

2012Jalalian A, Chalup SK, Ostwald M, 'Analysis of pedestrian spatial behaviour using GDTW-P-SVMs', Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2012), Brisbane (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: Michael Ostwald

2011Ostwald M, Vaughan JL, Chalup SK, 'Data flow and processing in the computational fractal analysis method', Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia. CAADRIA 2011, Newcastle, NSW (2011) [E1]
2011Jalalian A, Chalup SK, Ostwald M, 'Agent-agent interaction as a component of agent-environment interaction in the modelling and analysis of pedestrian visual behaviour', Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia. CAADRIA 2011, Newcastle, NSW (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: Michael Ostwald

2011Wong AS, Chalup SK, Bhatia S, Jalalian A, Kulk JA, Ostwald M, 'Humanoid robots for modelling and analysing visual gaze dynamics of pedestrians moving in urban space', Conference Proceedings 45th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association, Sydney, NSW (2011) [E1]

[Best Student Paper Award]

Co-authors: Michael Ostwald

2010Jalalian A, Chalup SK, Ostwald M, 'Intelligent evaluation of urban streetscape designs by analysing pedestrian body dynamics', 3rd International Workshop on Advanced Computational Intelligence, IWACI 2010, Suzhou, China (2010) [E1]
2010Hong K, Chalup SK, King RA, 'A component based approach improves classification of discrete facial expressions over a holistic approach', 2010 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, Barcelona, Spain (2010) [E1]
2010Jalalian A, Chalup SK, Ostwald M, 'Simulating pedestrian flow dynamics for evaluating the design of urban and architectural space', On the Edge. Conference Papers of the 44th Annual Conference of ANZAScA, Auckland, NZ (2010) [E1]

Co-authors: Michael Ostwald

2010Jalalian A, Chalup SK, Ostwald M, 'Evaluating urban streetscape design by analysing pedestrian body dynamics', Fourth International Conference On Design Computing And Cognition (DCC'10): Bringing Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science and Computational Theories to Design Research, Stuttgart, Germany (2010) [E3]

Co-authors: Michael Ostwald

2010Chalup SK, Ostwald M, 'Modelling architectural design perception using anthropocentric biocybernetic computing', Fourth International Conference On Design Computing And Cognition (DCC'10): Bringing Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science and Computational Theories to Design Research, Stuttgart, Germany (2010) [E3]

Co-authors: Michael Ostwald

2009Luo S, Jin JS, Chalup SK, Qian G, 'A liver segmentation algorithm based on wavelets and machine learning', Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Natural Computing, CINC 2009, Wuhan, China (2009) [E1]

Co-authors: Suhuai Luo

2009Ostwald M, Vaughan JL, Chalup SK, 'Data-cluster analysis of correlations between facade complexity and orientation in Modernist architecture', Conference Proceedings: 43rd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association, Launceston, TAS (2009) [E1]
2009Ostwald M, Tucker CC, Chalup SK, 'Line segmentation: A computational technique for architectural image analysis', ACADIA 09: reForm (): Building a Better Tomorrow: Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), Chicago, IL (2009) [E1]
2009Wiklendt LS, Chalup SK, 'Balance control of a simulated inverted pendulum on a circular base', Proceedings of the 2009 Australasian Conference on Robotics & Automation (ACRA), Sydney, NSW (2009) [E1]
2008Wong AS, Chalup SK, 'Sound-scapes for robot localisation through dimensionality reduction', Proceedings of the 2008 Australasian Conference on Robotics & Automation, Canberra, ACT (2008) [E1]
2008Henderson N, King RA, Chalup SK, 'An automated colour calibration system using multivariate Gaussian mixtures to segment HSI colour space', Proceedings of the 2008 Australasian Conference on Robotics & Automation, Canberra, ACT (2008) [E1]

Co-authors: Robert King

2008Ostwald M, Vaughan JL, Chalup SK, 'A computational analysis of fractal dimensions in the architecture of Eileen Gray', Silicon + Skin: Biological Processes and Computation: Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), Minneapolis, MINN (2008) [E1]
2008Wong AS, Chalup SK, 'Towards visualisation of sound-scapes through dimensionality reduction', IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 2008 Proceedings, Hong Kong (2008) [E1]
2008Chalup SK, Henderson N, Ostwald M, Wiklendt LS, 'A method for cityscape analysis by determining the fractal dimension of its skyline', ANZAScA 2008: Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E1]

Co-authors: Michael Ostwald

2008Wiklendt LS, Chalup SK, Seron MM, 'Quadratic leaky integrate-and-fire neural network tuned with an evolution-strategy for a simulated 3D biped walking controller', Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems, HIS 2008, Barcelona, Spain (2008) [E1]
2008Chalup SK, Hong K, Ostwald M, 'A face-house paradigm for architectural scene analysis', The Fifth International Conference on Soft Computing As Transdisciplinary Science and Technology: Proceedings, Paris, France (2008) [E1]
2008Henderson N, Nicklin SP, Wong AS, Kulk JA, Chalup SK, King R, et al., 'The 2008 NUManoids Team Report', RoboCup. Participating Teams 2008. Downloads, Suzhou, China (2008) [E2]

Co-authors: Richard Middleton

2007Quinlan MJ, Obst O, Chalup SK, 'Towards autonomous strategy decisions in the RoboCup Four-Legged League', 7th IJCAI International Workshop on Nonmontonic Reasoning, Action and Change. Proceedings, Hyderabad, India (2007) [E1]
2007Chalup SK, Clement RM, Marshall JP, Tucker CC, Ostwald M, 'Representations of Streetscape Perceptions Through Manifold Learning in the Space of Hough Arrays', Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE Symposium on Artificial Life (CI-ALife 2007), Honolulu, Hawaii (2007) [E1]
2007Lawrence CC, Dickinson MR, Chalup SK, 'Designing charm: Harnessing the affective power of form in robotic development', ConnectED'07, International Conference of Design Education. Proceedings, Sydney (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: Michael Dickinson

2007Chalup SK, Clement RM, Tucker CC, Ostwald M, 'Modelling Architectural Visual Experience Using Non-linear Dimensionality Reduction', Progress in Artificial Life: Third Australian Conference; ACAL 2007 Gold Coast, Australia, December 4-6, 2007 Proceedings, Gold Coast, QLD (2007) [E1]
2007Ullrich C, Seese D, Chalup SK, 'Foreign exchange trading with support vector machines', Advances in Data Analysis: Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Gesellschaft fur Klassifikation e. V., Berlin (2007) [E1]
2007Tucker CC, Ostwald M, Marshall JP, Chalup SK, 'The visual qualities of liveable streets', Towards Solutions for a Liveable Future: Progress, Practice, Performance, People. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association, Melbourne (2007) [E1]
2006Chalup SK, Dickinson MR, Fisher RD, Middleton RH, Quinlan MJ, Turner PD, 'Proposal of a Kit-Style Robot as the New Standard Platform for the Four-Legged League', Proceedings of the 2006 Australasian Conference on Robotics & Automation, Auckland, New Zealand (2006) [E1]
2006Quinlan MJ, Chalup SK, 'Impact of Tactical Variations in the RoboCup Four-Legged League', Proceedings of International Symposium on Practical Cognitive Agents and Robots, Perth, WA, Australia (2006) [E1]
2006Tucker CC, Ostwald M, Chalup SK, Marshall JP, 'Sustaining Residential Social Space: A Visual and Spatial Analysis of the Nearly Urban', Challenges for Architectural Science in Changing Climates: Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association ANZAScA, Adelaide, Australia (2006) [E1]
2005Young SR, Chalup SK, 'Towards Robot Soccer Team Behaviours Through Approximate Simulation', Proceedings of 4th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning, INTEX Osaka, Japan (2005) [E1]
2005Ullrich C, Seese D, Chalup SK, 'Predicting Foreign Exchange Rate Return Directions with Support Vector Machines', Proceedings of 4th Australasian Data Mining Conference, Sydney (2005) [E1]
2005Tucker CC, Ostwald M, Chalup SK, Marshall JP, 'A Method for the visual analysis of the streetscape', 5th International Space Syntax Symposium Proceedings Volume II, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands (2005) [E1]
2005Dietrich T, Seese D, Chalup SK, 'Difference In Bidding Characteristics On eBay.de', Proceedings of the IADIS e-Commerce 2005, Porto, Portugal (2005) [E1]

[Conference best paper award.]

2004Murch CL, Chalup SK, 'Combining edge detection and colour segmentation in the four-legged league', Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA 2004), Canberra, ACT, Australia (2004) [E1]
2004Tucker CC, Ostwald M, Chalup SK, 'A Method for the Visual Analysis of Streetscape Character using digital image processing', Contexts of Architecture, Launceston, Tasmania (2004) [E1]
2004Chalup SK, Murch CL, 'Machine learning in the four-legged league', 3rd IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, Sydney, Australia (2004) [E1]
2003Quinlan MJ, Chalup SK, Middleton RH, 'Techniques for Improving Vision and Locomotion on the Sony AIBO Robot', Proceedings for 2003 ARAA, Brisbane (2003) [E1]

Co-authors: Richard Middleton

2003Coleman OJ, Chalup SK, 'Towards Matching Perception in Simulated and Real World Robot Navigation', Proceedings for ACAL 2003, Canberra (2003) [E1]
2003Quinlan MJ, Chalup SK, Middleton RH, 'Application of SVMs for Colour Classification and Collision Detection with AIBO Robots', Proceedings for NIPS 2003, Whistler, BC (2003) [E1]

Co-authors: Richard Middleton

2003Chalup SK, 'Towards Staged Evolution of an Artificial Player for Hex by Enlarging the Boardsize During Training', Proceedings for CEC 2003, Canberra (2003) [E1]
2003Chang E, Davis J, Chalup SK, 'A New Look At the Enterprise Information System Life Cycle - Introducing the Concept of Generational Change.', ICEIS (3) (2003)
2002Yang J, Estivill-Castro V, Chalup SK, 'Support Vector Clustering Through Proximity Graph Modelling', 9th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, Singapore (2002) [E1]
2002Chalup SK, Blair AD, 'Software for Analysing Recurrent Neural Nets that Learn to Predict Non-Regular Languages', Grammatical Inference: Algorithms and Applications, Netherlands (2002) [E1]
2002Chalup SK, 'Algorithmic Models of Developmental Learning', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society 13, Sydney (2002) [E3]
2001Chalup SK, 'Issues of Neurodevelopment in Biological and Artificial Neural Networks', Proceedings of the Fifth Biannual Conference on Artificial Neural Networks and Expert Systems, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (2001) [E1]
1999Chalup SK, Blair AD, 'Hill climbing in recurrent neural networks for learning the lanuguage anbncn', Proceedings, 6th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, Peth, Western Australia (1999)
1999Chalup SK, Maire F, 'A study on hill climbing for neural network training', Proceedings of the 1999 Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Washington D.C,USA (1999)
1999Chalup SK, 'Design issues in hill climbing for neural network training', Proceedings Australian Conference on Robotics and Automation 1999, Brisbane, Australia (1999)
1998Chalup SK, Towsey M, Diederich J, Shellhammer I, Brugman C, 'Natural language learning by recurrent neural networks: A comparison with probabilistic approaches', Proceedings of Joint Conference on New Methods in Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning NeMLaP3/CoNLL98, . (1998)
1998Chalup SK, Hayward R, Diederich J, 'Rule extraction from artificial neural networks trained on elementary number classifcation tasks.', ., The University of Queensland, Brisbane (1998)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants19
Total funding$1,618,542

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2014 (1 grants)

Applications of Feature Selection Methods for morphological characterization of images and subtypes of brain tumours $11,611
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Associate Professor Regina Berretta, Doctor Yuqing Lin, Associate Professor Stephan Chalup
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,61120142014
GNo:G1400970

2013 (2 grants)

City Evolutions Project - Watt Street$262,430
Funding Body: Newcastle City Council

Project Team
Mr Chris Tucker, Professor Mark Balnaves, Doctor Ning Gu, Professor Mario Minichiello, Associate Professor Stephan Chalup, Doctor Keith Nesbitt
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$262,43020132013
GNo:G1201004

Paradigm Development for Testing Event Related Potentials Associated with Abstract Face-like Patterns: A New Approach to Design Understanding$16,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
Faculty GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$16,00020132013
GNo:185215355

2012 (1 grants)

Project EVA: an environmentally responsible facility for interdisciplinary supercomputing applications$263,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

2010 (2 grants)

Modelling and predicting patterns of pedestrian movement: using robotics and machine learning to improve the design of urban space.$486,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Michael Ostwald, Associate Professor Stephan Chalup
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$486,00020102012
GNo:G0190061

Neurodynamic programming for sound generation through human-computer interaction$21,032
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Associate Professor Stephan Chalup
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$21,03220102010
GNo:G0900038

2008 (1 grants)

Novel liver parenchyma segmentation for liver disease diagnosis using texture analysis and deformable surface models$11,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Suhuai Luo, Associate Professor Stephan Chalup
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,00020082008
GNo:G0189077

2007 (2 grants)

Shaping social and cultural spaces: the application of computer visualisation and machine learning techniques to the design of architectural and urban spaces$275,829
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Michael Ostwald, Associate Professor Stephan Chalup
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$275,82920072009
GNo:G0186245

2007 IEEE Symposium on Artificial Life, Honolulu Hawaii, 31/3/2007 - 6/4/2007$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Stephan Chalup
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020072007
GNo:G0187611

2006 (4 grants)

Developing computational and algorithmic analytical techniques for investigating urban space$100,000
Funding Body: Newcastle Innovation

Project Team
Professor Michael Ostwald, Associate Professor Stephan Chalup, Mr Chris Tucker
SchemeRole
Administered ResearchInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$100,00020062007
GNo:G0188830

Developing Computational Analytical Techniques for Investigating Urban, Neighbourhood and Regional Character$95,000
Funding Body: TUNRA--McClcoys Industry grant

SchemeRole
Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$95,00020062006
GNo:18066543

Rapid Convergence for Reinforcement Learning with Legged Robots$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Stephan Chalup, Dr Michael Quinlan, Doctor Robert King, Professor Rick Middleton
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020062006
GNo:G0186068

Workshop on New Applications of Dimensionality Reduction at Neural Information Processing Systems NIPS 2006, Vancouver/Whistler Canada, 4/12/2006 - 9/12/2006$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Stephan Chalup
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020062006
GNo:G0187215

2004 (1 grants)

Application of spiking neural networks to robot locomotion control$39,319
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Stephan Chalup, Professor Rick Middleton
SchemeRole
Multi-Year Project Grant ScholarshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$39,31920042006
GNo:G0183487

2003 (2 grants)

Evaluating the generalisation ability of machine learning classifiers on extreme tasks$8,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Stephan Chalup
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,00020032003
GNo:G0183668

17th Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems 8 to 13 December 2003$1,730
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Stephan Chalup
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,73020032003
GNo:G0183664

2002 (1 grants)

International Conference on Grammatical Inference, Amsterdam 23-25 September 2002$2,260
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Stephan Chalup
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,26020022002
GNo:G0182305

2001 (2 grants)

Machines Learn via Biologically Motivated Incremental Algorithms$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Stephan Chalup
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020012001
GNo:G0181591

ANNES 2001 New Zealand 22-24 November, 2001$1,331
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Stephan Chalup
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,33120012001
GNo:G0181564
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions10
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL1.3
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL3.5

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
2014 Honours Computer Science
University of Newcastle
Sole SupervisorElectrooculography for Eye Tracking in Head Mounted Displays for Virtual Reality
20142016M Philosophy (Software Eng)Principal SupervisorSoftware Engineering in Smart Systems
20142016M Philosophy (Software Eng)Principal SupervisorMemory in Artificial Intelligence Systems
20142018PhD (Computer Science)Principal SupervisorIntelligent Controller Design.
20132017PhD (Fine Art)Co-SupervisorORI* on Aesthetics and Language of Folding and Technology
20132016PhD (Computer Science)Principal SupervisorReinforcement Learning and Robotics
20122016PhD (Information Technology)Co-SupervisorSequence Images Processing Technology Used in Badminton Wind Tunnel Detection
20112013PhD (Computer Science)Principal SupervisorAutomatic Landmark Detection for Localisation and Navigation
20102014PhD (Computer Science)Principal SupervisorCooperative Reinforcement Learning for Independent Learners
20082010PhD (Computer Science)Principal SupervisorImplementing Sensory Perception and Affect on Humanoid Robots Using Applications of Manifold Learning

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Computer Science)Principal SupervisorSpiking Neural Networks for Robot Locomotion Control
2014PhD (Information Technology)Principal SupervisorFeature Selection for Intelligent Transportation Systems
2013PhD (Computer Engineering)Principal SupervisorScene Perception Using Machine Pareidolia of Facial Expressions
2013PhD (Electrical Engineering)Co-SupervisorMulti-Link Mechanical Locomotors in Natural Gaits - Controller Design and Experiments
2012PhD (Computer Science)Principal SupervisorTime Series Classification for Analysing the Impact of Architectural Design on Pedestrian Spatial Behaviour
2012PhD (Electrical Engineering)Co-SupervisorEstimation of Sparse Distributions
2008PhD (Computer Science)Principal SupervisorA Learning Classifier System Approach to Relational Reinforcement Learning
2006Honours Computer Engineering
University of Newcastle
Sole SupervisorResearch and Assistance Into Rescue Robot
2006Honours Computer Engineering
University of Newcastle
Sole SupervisorAutonomous Aircraft in a Simulation
2006Honours Computer Engineering
University of Newcastle
Sole SupervisorMachine Learning Autonomous Aircraft Agnet in a Simulation
2006PhD (Software Engineering)Principal SupervisorMachine Learning on AIBO Robots
2005Honours Computr Sc Not Elswhere Class
University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor A Simulator for Learning to Play Robot Soccer
2004Honours Computr Sc Not Elswhere Class
University of Newcastle
Sole SupervisorDimensionality Reduction on AIBO Robots
2004Honours Computr Sc Not Elswhere Class
University of Newcastle
Sole SupervisorConsciousness in neural networks
Honours Computer Science
University of Newcastle
Sole SupervisorInvestigation of the properties of the fractal Mandelbox sets
Honours Computer Science
University Newcastle
Sole Supervisor Neuro-Dynamic Programming and Music
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Associate Professor Stephan Chalup

Work Phone(02) 492 16080
Fax(02) 492 16929
Email
PositionAssociate Professor
Newcastle Robotics Laboratory
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaComputer Science and Software Engineering
Office
ES227,
Engineering Science,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/stephan-chalup