Associate Professor Stephan Chalup

Associate Professor Stephan Chalup

Associate Professor

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

Career Summary

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 at the University of Heidelberg. At the University of Newcastle he leads since more than 15 years the Interdisciplinary Machine Learning Research Group (IMLRG) and built up the Newcastle Robotics Laboratory.

Research
The Interdisciplinary Machine Learning Research Group (IMLRG) includes researchers from machine learning, data science, optimisation, statistics, pattern recognition, software engineering and computational intelligence. It investigates the application of new, faster or more precise data analysis techniques in various interdisciplinary domains and in simulations. Paradigms include classification, clustering, dimensionality reduction, outlier detection, regression, reinforcement learning, risk and time series analysis with a special focus on support vector machines machines, deep learning and methods for non-linear dimensionality reduction or manifold learning. Application and project domains included architecture, big data, computer vision, pattern recognition, signal processing, engineering, health, finance, and neuroscience.

The Newcastle Robotics Laboratory started with the NUbot RoboCup team and is now an umbrella for several robotics related research groups and projects. These address Humanoid Robots, Computer Vision for Safety in Transportation, Virtual Reality, Autonomous Vehicles, RoboCup and RoboCup Jr., Communications, Robot Learning, Vision and Software Engineering.

Several of Stephan Chalup's research projects follow the theme 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, mechatronics, neuroscience, statistics and experimental mathematics).

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

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, 2013-16.

Collaborations
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany, Pattern Recogntion Lab
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, Institute AIFB


Qualifications

  • PhD, Queensland University of Technology
  • Diplom in Mathematiker (equiv Degree), University of Heidelberg

Keywords

  • Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Robots
  • Computational Topology
  • Computer Vision and Image Analysis
  • Data Science and Big Data Analytics
  • Dimensionality Reduction and Clustering
  • Kernel Methods and Support Vector Machines
  • Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition
  • Neural Information Processing

Languages

  • English (Fluent)
  • German (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
170203 Knowledge Representation and Machine Learning 35
080109 Pattern Recognition and Data Mining 35
080101 Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Professor University of Newcastle
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2009 -  Membership Australian Computer Society (ACS)
Australia
1/01/2008 -  Senior Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
United States
1/01/2006 -  Membership Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
United States

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2014 - 28/02/2015 Conference General Chair

ACALCI 2015

Australasian Conference on Artificial Life and Computational Intelligence 2015 (ACALCI 2015)
Australia
1/01/2014 -  Editorial Board Algorithms
Switzerland
1/01/2013 -  Editorial Board

Journal

Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics - De Gruyter
Germany
1/06/2011 -  Editorial Board

Journal

Open Computer Science
Poland
1/01/2006 -  Associate Editor (Humanoid Robotics)

International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, Humanoid Robotics

International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems
Croatia

Awards

Award

Year Award
2008 RoboCup World Champion, China
RoboCup Federation
2006 RoboCup World Champion, Germany
RoboCup Federation

Research Award

Year Award
2015 Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment Award for Supervision Research Excellence
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)

Invitations

Keynote Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2016 International Conference on Computer Science Education: Innovation and Technology (CSEIT 2016)
CSEIT 2016
2006 Approaching Complex Tasks with Kernel Methods
Information Management and Market Engineering Workshop, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2012 Artificial Pedestrians for Analysing Perception of Urban Space

Kolloquium Angewandte Informatik, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institut fuer Angewandte Informatik und Formale Beschreibungsverfahren (AIFB)

2012 Simulating Mechanisms of Emotion Associated with Visual Perception of Urban Space: An Artificial Agents Perspective
Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, La Jolla, USA
2009 New Computational Approaches to Architectural Image Analysis
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
2008 Overview of the Newcastle Robotics Lab
Robotics Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT)
2008 Robotik, Sprachverarbeitung und Musik
Hochschule fur Musik, Karlsruhe
2008 Nature Inspired Computing Meets the Real World
Engineers Australia (IEAust). Williamtown, Australia
2004 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
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Publications

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


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Chalup S, Blair A, Randall M, Artificial Life and Computational Intelligence: First Australasian Conference, ACALCI 2015, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, February 5-7, 2015. Proceedings, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 448 (2015) [A3]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-14803-8

Chapter (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Bozic 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]
2010 Chalup 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]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Michael Ostwald
2008 Chalup SK, Mitschele A, 'Kernel methods in finance', Handbook on Information Technology in Finance, Springer, Berlin 655-687 (2008) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-49487-4

Journal article (27 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Abed-Alguni BH, Paul DJ, Chalup SK, Henskens FA, 'A comparison study of cooperative Q-learning algorithms for independent learners', International Journal of Artificial Intelligence, 14 71-93 (2016)

© 2016 CESER PUBLICATIONS.Cooperative reinforcement learning algorithms such as BEST-Q, AVE-Q, PSO-Q, and WSS use Q-value sharing strategies between reinforcement learners to acc... [more]

© 2016 CESER PUBLICATIONS.Cooperative reinforcement learning algorithms such as BEST-Q, AVE-Q, PSO-Q, and WSS use Q-value sharing strategies between reinforcement learners to accelerate the learning process. This paper presents a comparison study of the performance of these cooperative algorithms as well as an algorithm that aggregates their results. In addition, this paper studies the effects of the frequency of Q-value sharing on the learning speed of the independent learners that share their Q-values among each other. The algorithms are compared using the taxi problem (multi-task problem) and different instances of the shortest path problem (single-task problem). The experimental results when learners have equal levels of experience suggest that sharing of Q-values is not beneficial and produces similar results to single agent Q-learning. However, the experimental results when learners have different levels of experience suggest that most of the cooperative Q-learning algorithms perform similarly, but better than single agent Q-learning, especially when Q-value sharing is highly frequent. This paper then places Q-value sharing in the context of modern reinforcement learning techniques and suggests some future directions for research.

Co-authors Frans Henskens
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, Alexandre Mendes
2015 Abed-alguni BH, Chalup SK, Henskens FA, Paul DJ, 'A multi-agent cooperative reinforcement learning model using a hierarchy of consultants, tutors and workers', Vietnam Journal of Computer Science, 2 213-226 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s40595-015-0045-x
Co-authors Frans Henskens
2014 Hong K, Chalup SK, King RAR, 'Affective visual perception using machine pareidolia of facial expressions', IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, 5 352-363 (2014) [C1]

© 2010-2012 IEEE.This article presents a computer vision approach that can detect and classify abstract face-like patterns, including subliminal faces within a scene. This can be... [more]

© 2010-2012 IEEE.This article presents a computer vision approach that can detect and classify abstract face-like patterns, including subliminal faces within a scene. This can be regarded as a way of simulating the phenomenon of pareidolia, that is, the tendency of humans to 'see faces' in random structures such as clouds or rocks. The paper describes the system consisting of a component-based face detector and an expression classifier. The face detector creates a number of component images from the original image at different resolutions. A component image is a binary edge image where the edges are segmented into components using a labelling method with a border-following technique. The component images are then overlaid to produce a component height map where large and notable components across all resolutions have high values, while specular and noisy components have low values. The method retains three-shape components, representing two eyes and a mouth, that have height map values that are larger than the noise cut-off value. Support vector machines using scale-invariant feature vectors are applied for ranking these three-shape components by their geometry and size, and their shape semblance to human faces in the training data. The outcome is a facial expression analysis system that uses face components, with the potential to estimate an emotional expression value for a scene by producing an array of emotion scores corresponding to Ekman's seven Universal Facial Expressions of Emotion. An advantage of this technique, when compared to a holistic method, is that the face components are explicitly isolated. This supports a process of abstraction that can facilitate the detection of distorted and minimal face-like patterns.

DOI 10.1109/TAFFC.2014.2347960
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Robert King
2014 Boecking B, Chalup SK, Seese D, Wong ASW, 'Support vector clustering of time series data with alignment kernels', Pattern Recognition Letters, 45 129-135 (2014) [C1]

Time series clustering is an important data mining topic and a challenging task due to the sequences' potentially very complex structures. In the present study we experimentally i... [more]

Time series clustering is an important data mining topic and a challenging task due to the sequences' potentially very complex structures. In the present study we experimentally investigate the combination of support vector clustering with a triangular alignment kernel by evaluating it on an artificial time series benchmark dataset. The experiments lead to meaningful segmentations of the data, thereby providing an example that clustering time series with specific kernels is possible without pre-processing of the data. We compare our approach and the results and learn that the clustering quality is competitive when compared to other approaches. © 2014 Published by Elsevier B.V.

DOI 10.1016/j.patrec.2014.03.015
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Aaron Wong
2013 Bhatia 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]

The presence of locations that possess distinct spatial-cognitive features (salient landmarks) is a fundamental necessity for supporting navigation. Embedding formal or structural... [more]

The presence of locations that possess distinct spatial-cognitive features (salient landmarks) is a fundamental necessity for supporting navigation. Embedding formal or structural variability sufficient to create such landmark locations is therefore an important consideration in the design of large urban and architectural spaces. Despite the availability of diverse theories that seek to identify the characteristics of a salient landmark, relatively few experimental techniques are available to empirically evaluate saliency in a given architecture plan. This study is therefore motivated by the development of an ability to measure spatial distinctiveness during the architectural design and modelling process. The information from such an analysis can prove useful for evaluating the way in which a design provides support for wayfinding and spatial appeal. Statistical summaries obtained from the three-dimensional (3D) isovists are compared using principal component analysis to differentiate monotonous regions from the more structurally distinct ones. The experiments reported in the paper demonstrate novel utilization of the isovist concept to capture spatial properties and comparison of structural saliency among two well-known architectural designs. Central contributions of the paper include the novel experimentation technique of capturing and utilizing 3D isovists, its interpretation and the quantitative methodology behind saliency computation. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

DOI 10.1080/00038628.2013.811635
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Michael Ostwald
2013 Jalalian A, Chalup SK, 'GDTW-P-SVMs: Variable-length time series analysis using support vector machines', NEUROCOMPUTING, 99 270-282 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.neucom.2012.07.006
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
2013 Bhatia 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]
DOI 10.4236/jsip.2013.43B018
2012 Wong 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]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Aaron Wong, Michael Ostwald
2011 Jalalian A, Chalup SK, Ostwald M, 'Architectural evaluation of simulated pedestrian spatial behaviour', Architectural Science Review, 54 132-140 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Michael Ostwald
2010 Chalup 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
2009 Ostwald 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]
Co-authors Josephine Vaughan, Michael Ostwald
2009 Chalup 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
2009 Chalup 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]
DOI 10.3763/asre.2009.0015
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Michael Ostwald
2009 Wiklendt 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]
DOI 10.1007/s00521-008-0187-1
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Richard Middleton
2009 Wiklendt 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]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Maria Seron
2008 Goldsmith BE, Chalup SK, Quinlan MJ, 'Regime type and international conflict: Towards a general model', Journal of Peace Research, 45 743-763 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0022343308096154
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
2007 Chalup SK, Wiklendt LS, 'Variations of the two-spiral task', Connection Science, 19 183-199 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/09540090701398017
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
2007 Chalup 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]
DOI 10.1109/tsmcc.2006.886964
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 7
2006 Dietrich T, Seese D, Chalup SK, 'Classification of EBAY Bidding Characteristics', IADIS International Journal on WWW/Internet, 4 111-125 (2006) [C1]
2005 Chalup SK, Mellor D, Rosamond FA, 'The Machine Intelligence Hex Project', Computer Science Education, 15 245-273 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/08993400500222066
2005 Young SR, Chalup SK, 'Towards robot soccer team behaviours through approximate simulation', 2005 4TH IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING, 162-162 (2005)
2004 Middleton 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]
DOI 10.1007/b98623
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Richard Middleton
2004 Chalup 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
2003 Chalup SK, Blair AD, 'Incremental training of first order recurrent neural networks to predict a context-sensitive language', Neural Networks, 16 955-972 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/S0893-6080(03)00054-6
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 14
2002 Chalup SK, 'Incremental Learning in Biological and Machine Learning Systems', International Journal of Neural Systems, 12 447-465 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 11
2002 Chalup SK, Mellor D, 'The Machine Intelligence Hex Project - An Overview', Australian Journal of Intelligent Information Processing Systems, 8 6-23 (2002) [C1]
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Conference (71 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Bille RJ, Lin Y, Chalup SK, 'RTCSS: A framework for developing real-time peer-to-peer web applications', ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (2016)

© 2016 ACM.Current web applications rely on a client-server architecture. Web browsers contact a server to retrieve content which is displayed to the user. With this approach the... [more]

© 2016 ACM.Current web applications rely on a client-server architecture. Web browsers contact a server to retrieve content which is displayed to the user. With this approach the server responds to all requests which can result in a performance bottleneck. Peer-to-peer systems allow clients to retrieve content from other connected clients, thus reducing the load on a central server. WebRTC allows web browsers to open direct communication channels to other web browsers, introducing peer-to-peer solutions to the web application. We present RTCSS a WebRTC framework that allows developers to swiftly develop web applications that utilise WebRTC to synchronise the client's state between browsers.

DOI 10.1145/2843043.2843377
Co-authors Yuqing Lin
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 Alexandre Mendes
2016 Metcalfe M, Annable B, Olejniczak M, Chalup SK, 'A study on detecting three-dimensional balls using boosted classifiers', ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (2016)

© 2016 ACM.Many recent approaches to ball detection in robot soccer reduce the task to edge-based circle detection, or training a classifier to detect specific balls with known c... [more]

© 2016 ACM.Many recent approaches to ball detection in robot soccer reduce the task to edge-based circle detection, or training a classifier to detect specific balls with known colour or surface texture. In the present work, a more general approach to ball detection is investigated, where spherical 3D objects must be detected under unknown lighting, colouring and texturing. Pilot experiments applied techniques stemming from the face detection literature, namely boosted-classifiers using extended Haar features, and Local Binary Patterns (LBPs) as features. Disk-like objects were included as negative samples in the training set in order to produce a detector that does not misclassify circular, disk-like objects as 3-dimensional balls. The resulting classifiers were able to detect homogeneously or moderately textured balls while robust detection of balls with unknown strong patterns still remains a challenge.

DOI 10.1145/2843043.2843473
2016 Bille RJ, Lin Y, Chalup SK, 'RTCSS: A framework for developing real-time peer-to-peer web applications', ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (2016)

© 2016 ACM.Current web applications rely on a client-server architecture. Web browsers contact a server to retrieve content which is displayed to the user. With this approach the... [more]

© 2016 ACM.Current web applications rely on a client-server architecture. Web browsers contact a server to retrieve content which is displayed to the user. With this approach the server responds to all requests which can result in a performance bottleneck. Peer-to-peer systems allow clients to retrieve content from other connected clients, thus reducing the load on a central server. WebRTC allows web browsers to open direct communication channels to other web browsers, introducing peer-to-peer solutions to the web application. We present RTCSS a WebRTC framework that allows developers to swiftly develop web applications that utilise WebRTC to synchronise the client's state between browsers.

DOI 10.1145/2843043.2843377
Co-authors Yuqing Lin
2015 Fountain J, Chalup SK, 'Point of regard from eye velocity in stereoscopic virtual environments based on intersections of hypothesis surfaces', Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (2015) [E1]

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.A new method is proposed for utilising scene information for stereo eye tracking in stereoscopic 3D virtual environments. The... [more]

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.A new method is proposed for utilising scene information for stereo eye tracking in stereoscopic 3D virtual environments. The approach aims to improve gaze tracking accuracy and reduce the required user engagement with eye tracking calibration procedures. The approach derives absolute Point of Regard (POR) from the angular velocity of the eyes without user engaged calibration of drift. The method involves reduction of a hypothesis set for the 3D POR via a process of transformation during saccades and intersection with scene geometry during fixations. A basic implementation of this concept has been demonstrated in simulation using the depth buffer of the scene and a particle representation for the hypothesis set. Future research directions will focus on optimisation of the algorithm and improved utilisation of scene information. The technique shows promise in improving gaze tracking techniques in general, including relative paradigms such as electrooculography.

2015 Walker J, Chalup SK, 'Learning Nursery Rhymes using Adaptive Parameter Neurodynamic Programming', Artificial Life and Computational Intelligence, First Australasian Conference, ACALCI 2015, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, February 5-7, 2015. Proceedings (2015) [E1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-14803-8_16
2015 Houliston T, Metcalfe M, Chalup SK, 'A fast method for adapting lookup tables applied to changes in lighting colour', Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (2015) [E1]

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.This paper proposes a simple and fast method for adapting colour lookup tables to lighting changes in real-time. The method a... [more]

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.This paper proposes a simple and fast method for adapting colour lookup tables to lighting changes in real-time. The method adjusts the classified colour space regions keeping both their surface area and volume constant. Two variations of the method were compared and tested in a RoboCup soccer setting. Detection success rate was measured as a function of the speed and magnitude of hue change to the lighting environment. Compared to a static lookup table, these experimental results show improved robustness against lighting changes for detection of coloured objects.

DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-29339-4_16
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 Alexandre Mendes
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 Alexandre Mendes
2014 Tan L, Bille R, Lin Y, Chalup SK, Tucker C, 'Software Development in the City Evolutions Project', Fun and Games: Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Interactive Entertainment (2014) [E1]
DOI 10.1145/2677758.2677773
Co-authors Yuqing Lin, Chris Tucker
2013 Hong 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 (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/CICAC.2013.6595214
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Robert King
2013 Hong 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) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/CICAC.2013.6595224
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Robert King, Michael Ostwald
2013 Wong ASW, Nicklin S, Hong K, Chalup SK, Walla P, 'Robot emotions generated and modulated by visual features of the environment', IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Creativity and Affective Computing (CICAC) (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/CICAC.2013.6595215
Co-authors Aaron Wong, Peter Walla
2013 Chalup SK, Bhatia S, 'A model of heteroassociative memory: Deciphering surprising features and locations', Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC 2013) (2013) [E1]
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 Alexandre Mendes
2012 Chalup SK, Ostwald M, Walla PH, 'Simulating mechanisms of emotion associated with visual perception of urban space: An artificial agents perspective', Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture 2012 Annual Conference (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Michael Ostwald, Peter Walla
2012 Bhatia S, Chalup SK, Ostwald M, 'Analyzing architectural space: Identifying salient regions by computing 3D isovists', Conference Proceedings. 46th Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA) (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Michael Ostwald
2012 Jalalian 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) (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Michael Ostwald
2012 Hong 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) (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Robert King
2011 Wong 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 (2011) [E1]
Co-authors Michael Ostwald, Aaron Wong
2011 Ostwald 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 (2011) [E1]
Co-authors Michael Ostwald, Josephine Vaughan
2011 Jalalian 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 (2011) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Michael Ostwald
2010 Chalup 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 (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Michael Ostwald
2010 Jalalian 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 (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Michael Ostwald
2010 Jalalian 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 (2010) [E1]
Co-authors Michael Ostwald
2010 Jalalian 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 (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/IWACI.2010.5585134
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Michael Ostwald
2010 Hong 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 (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/IJCNN.2010.5596836
Co-authors Robert King
2009 Luo 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 (2009) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/CINC.2009.225
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Suhuai Luo
2009 Wiklendt LS, Chalup SK, 'Balance control of a simulated inverted pendulum on a circular base', Proceedings of the 2009 Australasian Conference on Robotics & Automation (ACRA) (2009) [E1]
2009 Ostwald 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) (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Michael Ostwald, Chris Tucker
2009 Ostwald 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 (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Michael Ostwald, Josephine Vaughan
2008 Wong AS, Chalup SK, 'Towards visualisation of sound-scapes through dimensionality reduction', IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 2008 Proceedings (2008) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/ijcnn.2008.4634197
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Aaron Wong
2008 Henderson N, Nicklin SP, Wong AS, Kulk JA, Chalup SK, King R, et al., 'The 2008 NUManoids Team Report', RoboCup. Participating Teams 2008. Downloads (2008) [E2]
Co-authors Richard Middleton, Aaron Wong
2008 Henderson 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 (2008) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Robert King
2008 Wong AS, Chalup SK, 'Sound-scapes for robot localisation through dimensionality reduction', Proceedings of the 2008 Australasian Conference on Robotics & Automation (2008) [E1]
Co-authors Aaron Wong
2008 Ostwald 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) (2008) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 6
Co-authors Josephine Vaughan, Michael Ostwald
2008 Chalup 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 (2008) [E1]
Co-authors Michael Ostwald
2008 Wiklendt 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 (2008) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/his.2008.146
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Maria Seron
2008 Chalup 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 (2008) [E1]
DOI 10.1145/1456223.1456304
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Michael Ostwald
2007 Quinlan 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 (2007) [E1]
2007 Lawrence CC, Dickinson MR, Chalup SK, 'Designing charm: Harnessing the affective power of form in robotic development', ConnectED'07, International Conference of Design Education. Proceedings (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Michael Dickinson, Chris Lawrence
2007 Tucker 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 (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Chris Tucker, Michael Ostwald
2007 Chalup 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) (2007) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/alife.2007.367818
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Chris Tucker, Michael Ostwald
2007 Ullrich 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. (2007) [E1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-70981-7_62
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
2007 Chalup 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 (2007) [E1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-76931-6
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Chris Tucker, Michael Ostwald
2006 Tucker 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 (2006) [E1]
Co-authors Michael Ostwald, Chris Tucker
2006 Quinlan MJ, Chalup SK, 'Impact of Tactical Variations in the RoboCup Four-Legged League', Proceedings of International Symposium on Practical Cognitive Agents and Robots (2006) [E1]
2006 Chalup 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 (2006) [E1]
Co-authors Richard Middleton, Michael Dickinson
2005 Young SR, Chalup SK, 'Towards Robot Soccer Team Behaviours Through Approximate Simulation', Proceedings of 4th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (2005) [E1]
2005 Ullrich C, Seese D, Chalup SK, 'Predicting Foreign Exchange Rate Return Directions with Support Vector Machines', Proceedings of 4th Australasian Data Mining Conference (2005) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 2
2005 Tucker CC, Ostwald M, Chalup SK, Marshall JP, 'A Method for the visual analysis of the streetscape', 5th International Space Syntax Symposium Proceedings Volume II (2005) [E1]
Co-authors Michael Ostwald, Chris Tucker
2005 Dietrich T, Seese D, Chalup SK, 'Difference In Bidding Characteristics On eBay.de', Proceedings of the IADIS e-Commerce 2005 (2005) [E1]
2004 Tucker CC, Ostwald M, Chalup SK, 'A Method for the Visual Analysis of Streetscape Character using digital image processing', Contexts of Architecture (2004) [E1]
Co-authors Chris Tucker, Michael Ostwald
2004 Chalup SK, Murch CL, 'Machine learning in the four-legged league', 3rd IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems (2004) [E1]
2004 Murch CL, Chalup SK, 'Combining edge detection and colour segmentation in the four-legged league', Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA 2004) (2004) [E1]
2003 Chalup SK, 'Towards Staged Evolution of an Artificial Player for Hex by Enlarging the Boardsize During Training', Proceedings for CEC 2003 (2003) [E1]
2003 Quinlan MJ, Chalup SK, Middleton RH, 'Techniques for Improving Vision and Locomotion on the Sony AIBO Robot', Proceedings for 2003 ARAA (2003) [E1]
Co-authors Richard Middleton
2003 Coleman OJ, Chalup SK, 'Towards Matching Perception in Simulated and Real World Robot Navigation', Proceedings for ACAL 2003 (2003) [E1]
2003 Chang E, Davis J, Chalup S, 'A new look at the enterprise information system life cycle: Introducing the concept of generational change', ICEIS 2003 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (2003)

This paper discusses the Enterprise Information System (EIS) life cycle and the phases of the EIS development life cycle. It details the stages in the EIS life cycle and the chara... [more]

This paper discusses the Enterprise Information System (EIS) life cycle and the phases of the EIS development life cycle. It details the stages in the EIS life cycle and the characteristics of phases in the system development life cycle and explains where it differs from traditional concepts of software engineering. In particular it defines the concept of generation change and when it is applied to a system. It also describes the nature of the rapid evolution of the EIS and how it results in version or generational change of the system, and how the EIS development life cycle involves a multitude of engineering processes, not just one. This new perspective could lead to the generation of new EIS development methodologies in business modelling, analysis, design, project management and project estimation.

2003 Quinlan MJ, Chalup SK, Middleton RH, 'Application of SVMs for Colour Classification and Collision Detection with AIBO Robots', Proceedings for NIPS 2003 (2003) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Richard Middleton
2002 Chalup SK, 'Algorithmic Models of Developmental Learning', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society 13 (2002) [E3]
2002 Chalup SK, Blair AD, 'Software for Analysing Recurrent Neural Nets that Learn to Predict Non-Regular Languages', Grammatical Inference: Algorithms and Applications (2002) [E1]
2002 Yang J, Estivill-Castro V, Chalup SK, 'Support Vector Clustering Through Proximity Graph Modelling', 9th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (2002) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/ICONIP.2002.1198191
Citations Web of Science - 1
2001 Chalup SK, 'Issues of Neurodevelopment in Biological and Artificial Neural Networks', Proceedings of the Fifth Biannual Conference on Artificial Neural Networks and Expert Systems (2001) [E1]
1999 Chalup S, Blair AD, 'Hill climbing in recurrent neural networks for learning the $a^n b^n c^n$ language', Proceedings, 6th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP¿99), ANZIIS¿99 & ANNES¿99 & ACNN¿99, Perth, Western Australia, 16-20 November 1999 (1999)
1999 Chalup SK, 'Design issues in hill climbing for neural network training', Proceedings Australian Conference on Robotics and Automation 1999 (1999)
1999 Chalup SK, Maire F, 'A study on hill climbing for neural network training', Proceedings of the 1999 Congress on Evolutionary Computation (1999)
1999 Chalup S, Maire F, 'A study on hill climbing algorithms for neural network training', Proceedings of the 1999 Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 1999 (1999)

This study empirically investigates variations of hill climbing algorithms for training artificial neural networks on the 5-bit parity classification task. The experiments compare... [more]

This study empirically investigates variations of hill climbing algorithms for training artificial neural networks on the 5-bit parity classification task. The experiments compare the algorithms when they use different combinations of random number distributions, variations in the step size and changes of the neural networks' initial weight distribution. A hill climbing algorithm which uses inline search is proposed. In most experiments on the 5-bit parity task it performed better than simulated annealing and standard hill climbing. © 1999 IEEE.

DOI 10.1109/CEC.1999.785522
Citations Scopus - 9
1999 Chalup SK, Blair AD, 'Hill climbing in recurrent neural networks for learning the lanuguage anbncn', Proceedings, 6th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (1999)
1998 Chalup SK, Hayward R, Diederich J, 'Rule extraction from artificial neural networks trained on elementary number classifcation tasks.', . (1998)
1998 Chalup 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)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 23
Total funding $1,707,298

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20162 grants / $48,756

Entrepreneurs Programme - Data Analytics using Kernel machines in Cancer Diagnosis$48,756

Funding body: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Funding body Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Project Team Associate Professor Stephan Chalup, Mr Josiah Walker
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Infrastructure Programme: Research Connections
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1601018
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Refreshable Panel for Research and Evaluation Services (RES Panel)$0

Funding body: Department of Employment

Funding body Department of Employment
Project Team

Askew et al.

Scheme Request for Tender
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2026
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON N

20151 grants / $5,000

Image Processing Techniques for the Automatic Identification of Available Places in Unstructured Parking Lots$5,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team

Alexandre Mendes and Stephan Chalup

Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20141 grants / $11,611

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Associate Professor Regina Berretta, Associate Professor Yuqing Lin, Associate Professor Stephan Chalup
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400970
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20132 grants / $278,430

City Evolutions Project - Watt Street$262,430

Funding body: Newcastle City Council

Funding body Newcastle City Council
Project Team Mr Chris Tucker, Professor Mark Balnaves, Dr NING Gu, Mr Ramsey Awad, Professor Mario Minichiello, Associate Professor Stephan Chalup, Doctor Keith Nesbitt
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1201004
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

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

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team

Stephan Chalup; Michael Ostwald; Peter Walla

Scheme Faculty Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20121 grants / $263,000

Project EVA: an environmentally responsible facility for interdisciplinary supercomputing applications$263,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Pablo Moscato, Laureate Professor Jon Borwein, Conjoint Professor Keith Jones, Conjoint Professor Chris Levi, Professor Mark Parsons, Professor Michael Ostwald, Professor Hugh Craig, Conjoint Professor Peter Greer, Associate Professor Stephan Chalup, Associate Professor Regina Berretta
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100627
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20102 grants / $507,032

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)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Michael Ostwald, Associate Professor Stephan Chalup
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G0190061
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Neurodynamic programming for sound generation through human-computer interaction$21,032

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Associate Professor Stephan Chalup
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900038
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20081 grants / $11,000

Novel liver parenchyma segmentation for liver disease diagnosis using texture analysis and deformable surface models$11,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Suhuai Luo, Associate Professor Stephan Chalup
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189077
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20072 grants / $278,329

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)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Michael Ostwald, Associate Professor Stephan Chalup
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0186245
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

2007 IEEE Symposium on Artificial Life, Honolulu Hawaii, 31/3/2007 - 6/4/2007$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Stephan Chalup
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187611
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20064 grants / $206,500

Developing computational and algorithmic analytical techniques for investigating urban space$100,000

Funding body: Newcastle Innovation

Funding body Newcastle Innovation
Project Team Professor Michael Ostwald, Associate Professor Stephan Chalup, Mr Chris Tucker
Scheme Administered Research
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188830
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Developing Computational Analytical Techniques for Investigating Urban, Neighbourhood and Regional Character$95,000

Funding body: TUNRA--McClcoys Industry grant

Funding body TUNRA--McClcoys Industry grant
Project Team

Ostwald, M.J.; Chalup, S.K.; Tucker, C.

Scheme unknown
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON N

Rapid Convergence for Reinforcement Learning with Legged Robots$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Stephan Chalup, Dr Michael Quinlan, Doctor Robert King, Professor Rick Middleton
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186068
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Stephan Chalup
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0187215
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20041 grants / $39,319

Application of spiking neural networks to robot locomotion control$39,319

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Stephan Chalup, Professor Rick Middleton
Scheme Multi-Year Project Grant Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0183487
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20032 grants / $9,730

Evaluating the generalisation ability of machine learning classifiers on extreme tasks$8,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Stephan Chalup
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183668
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

17th Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems 8 to 13 December 2003$1,730

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Stephan Chalup
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183664
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20021 grants / $2,260

International Conference on Grammatical Inference, Amsterdam 23-25 September 2002$2,260

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Stephan Chalup
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182305
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20012 grants / $11,331

Machines Learn via Biologically Motivated Incremental Algorithms$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Stephan Chalup
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181591
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

ANNES 2001 New Zealand 22-24 November, 2001$1,331

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Stephan Chalup
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181564
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

1 grants / $35,000

Project Horus$35,000

Funding body: 4Tel Pty Ltd

Funding body 4Tel Pty Ltd
Project Team Associate Professor Stephan Chalup, Mr Alexander Biddulph
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start
Funding Finish
GNo G1601069
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed23
Current12

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters1.5
PhD5

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Reliability of Interconnection Networks
PhD (Computer Science), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Generative Programming for Robotic Software Architectures
PhD (Software Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Peer-Assisted Multi-Agent SLAM for Improved Localisation
PhD (Computer Science), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Providing an efficient model that allows devices in the IoT to communicate with and control one another
PhD (Software Engineering), 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
Principal Supervisor
2016 Masters Human Behaviour Monitoring Using Machine Learning
M Philosophy(Computer Science), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Sensor Fusion and Software Middleware for Virtual Reality Technology
PhD (Computer Science), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Development of a Brain Controlled Walking Assistant
PhD (Computer Science), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Intelligent Controller Design (via NeuroEvolutionary Algorithm)
PhD (Computer Science), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Topology and Measure of High-Dimensional Data
PhD (Computer Science), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Improved Similarity Search for Large Data in Machine Learning and Robotics
PhD (Computer Science), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD ORI* on Aesthetics and Language of Folding and Technology
PhD (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Machine Learning-Based Lung Nodule Detection on Chest X-Ray Radiographs
PhD (Information Technology), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Automatic Landmark Detection for Localisation and Navigation
PhD (Computer Science), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 Honours Uncertainty-Aware Motion Planning for Improved Ball Control in Robot Soccer
Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Sole Supervisor
2014 PhD Implementing Sensory Perception and Affect on Humanoid Robots Using Applications of Manifold Learning
PhD (Computer Science), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Feature Selection for Intelligent Transportation Systems
PhD (Information Technology), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Cooperative Reinforcement Learning for Independent Learners
PhD (Computer Science), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Spiking Neural Networks for Robot Locomotion Control
PhD (Computer Science), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 Honours Electrooculography for Eye Tracking in Head Mounted Displays for Virtual Reality
Computer Science, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2013 PhD Scene Perception Using Machine Pareidolia of Facial Expressions
PhD (Computer Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Multi-Link Mechanical Locomotors in Natural Gaits - Controller Design and Experiments
PhD (Electrical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 Honours Investigation of the Properties of the Fractal Mandelbox Sets
Computer Science, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2012 PhD Estimation of Sparse Distributions
PhD (Electrical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD Time Series Classification for Analysing the Impact of Architectural Design on Pedestrian Spatial Behaviour
PhD (Computer Science), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 Honours Neuro-Dynamic Programming and Music
Computer Science, Unknown
Sole Supervisor
2011 Honours Support Vector Clustering of Time Series Data with Alignment Kernels
Computr Sc Not Elswhere Class, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Principal Supervisor
2008 PhD A Learning Classifier System Approach to Relational Reinforcement Learning
PhD (Computer Science), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2006 PhD Machine Learning on AIBO Robots
PhD (Software Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2006 Honours Research and Assistance Into Rescue Robot
Computer Engineering, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2006 Honours Machine Learning Autonomous Aircraft Agent in a Simulation
Computer Engineering, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2006 Honours Autonomous Aircraft in a Simulation
Computer Engineering, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2005 Honours A Simulator for Learning to Play Robot Soccer
Computr Sc Not Elswhere Class, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2004 Honours Consciousness in Artificial Neural Networks
Computer Science, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
2004 Honours Dimensionality Reduction on AIBO Robots
Computer Science, University of Newcastle
Sole 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 62
Germany 6
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News

FEDUA's Centre for Social Research and Regional Futures wins tender

August 24, 2016

A research team drawn from three Faculties and four Schools and led by FEDUA’s Centre for Social Research and Regional Futures (CSRRF) successfully tendered for a position on the Australian Government Department of Employment’s panel for research and evaluation services.

Associate Professor Stephan Chalup

Position

Associate Professor
Newcastle Robotics Laboratory
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Computer Science and Software Engineering

Contact Details

Email stephan.chalup@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 492 16080
Fax (02) 492 16929
Links Personal webpage
ResearchGate

Office

Room ES227
Building Engineering Science
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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