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Computing and mathematics are important for changing the world as well as dealing with a changing world. Many of the major problems currently facing the planet, such as energy conservation, climate control, finding new drugs for disease, preventing identity theft and the criminal activity on the Internet, all rely on new ways to use computing and of finding new mathematical solutions to global problems.

The School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences has strong research interests in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, especially Astronomy and Cosmology, Computational and Mathematical Finance, Distributed and Ad-hoc Networks, Mobile Systems, Computer Graphics and Game Programming.

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    Whalley, J; Medagoda, N (ICNC'15-FSKD'15, School of Information Science and Engineering, Hunan University, China, 2015)
    Opinion mining and sentiment analysis have become popular in linguistic resource rich languages. Opinions for such analysis are drawn from many forms of freely available online/electronic sources, such as websites, blogs, ...
  • How (not) to write an introductory programming exam 

    SImon; Sheard, J; D'Souza, D; Lopez, M; Luxton-Reilly, A; Putro, IH; Robbins, P; Teague, D; Whalley, JL (Australian Computer Society, Inc., 2015)
    The computing education literature shows some recent interest in assessment in introductory programming, with papers analysing final examinations and other papers proposing small sets of examination questions that might ...
  • Localisation in water wave and thin plate problems 

    Rupprecht, S; Peter, M; Bennetts, L; Chung, H (The International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies (IWWWFB), 2015)
    Simulations obtained for water waves over rough seabed and waves in rough in vacuo plate. Attenuation rates of effective and individual wave fields extracted, compared and found to differ.
  • Interaction history based answer formulation for question answering 

    Perera, R; Nand, P (Springer, 2014)
    With the rapid growth in information access methodologies, question answering has drawn considerable attention among others. Though question answering has emerged as an interesting new research domain, still it is vastly ...
  • RealText-cs - Corpus based domain independent Content Selection model 

    Perera, R; Nand, P (IEEE, 2014)
    Content selection is a highly domain dependent task responsible for retrieving relevant information from a knowledge source using a given communicative goal. This paper presents a domain independent content selection model ...
  • A multi-strategy approach for location mining in Tweets: AUT NLP Group entry for ALTA-2014 shared task 

    Nand, P; Perera, R; Lingmin, H (Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2014)
    This paper describes the strategy and the results of a location mining system used for the ALTA-2014 shared task competition. The task required the participants to identify the location mentions in 1003 Twitter test messages ...
  • Disaster e-Health: a new paradigm for collaborative healthcare in disasters 

    Parry, D; Norris, A; Madanian, S; Martinez,, S; Labaka, L; Gonzalez, JJ (Centre for Integrated Emergency Management, the University of Agder, 2015)
    Disaster management and disaster medicine are well-established disciplines for responding to disasters and providing care for individuals whose health and wellbeing has been affected. However, these disciplines have ...
  • Vibration reduction in lightweight floor/ceiling systems with a sand-sawdust damping layer 

    Chung, H; Emms, G (The Australian Acoustical Society, 2014)
    This paper shows how to use a mathematical model to predict the vibration of lightweight timber-framed floor/ceiling systems (LTFSs) caused by mechanical excitation. The LTFS considered here is made up of an upper floor ...
  • Provocative mathematics questions: drawing attention to a lack of attention 

    Klymchuk, S (Oxford University Press, 2015)
    The article investigates the role of attention in the reflective thinking of school mathematics teachers. It analyses teachers’ ability to pay attention to detail and use their mathematical knowledge. The vast majority ...
  • Effective versus individual waves for water wave and thin plate problems 

    Chung, H; Rupperecht, S; Peter, M; Bennetts, L (Department of Mathematics at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 2015)
    Numerical results are presented to show that, for small-amplitude roughness, individual wave elevations attenuate at a far slower rate than the corresponding e ective wave elevation for both ocean waves travelling over a ...
  • Importance sampling schemes for evidence approximation in mixture models 

    Lee, J (International Society for Bayesian Analysis, 2015)
    The marginal likelihood is a central tool for drawing Bayesian inference about the number of components in mixture models. It is often approximated since the exact form is unavailable. A bias in the approximation may be ...
  • Self-organising roles in agile globally distributed teams 

    Licorish, SA; MacDonell, SG (RMIT University, 2013)
    The ability to self-organise is posited to be a fundamental requirement for successful agile teams. In particular, self-organising teams are said to be crucial in agile globally distributed software development (AGSD) ...
  • Using change point analysis to determine perception accuracyinsocial media opinions 

    Sallis, P; Claster, W (International Research Group (IRG), 2015)
    Social media such as Facebook and Twitter have become repositories for extremely large volumes of data representing for the most part, personal opinions and statements of individual users of these instruments for ...
  • Supervision for critical thinking: challenges and strategies 

    Clear, T (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2014)
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  • Analyzing confidentiality and privacy concerns: insights from Android issue logs 

    Licorish, S; MacDonell, SG; Clear, T (ACM, 2015)
    Context: Post-release user feedback plays an integral role in improving software quality and informing new features. Given its growing importance, feedback concerning security enhancements is particularly noteworthy. In ...
  • A HMM POS tagger for micro-blogging type texts 

    Nand, P; Perera, R; Lal, R (Springer Verlag, 2014)
    The high volume of communication via micro-blogging type messages has created an increased demand for text processing tools customised the unstructured text genre. The available text processing tools developed on structured ...
  • Real Text-CS - Corpus based domain independent content selection model 

    Perera, R; Nand, P (IEEE, 2014)
    Content selection is a highly domain dependent task responsible for retrieving relevant information from a knowledge source using a given communicative goal. This paper presents a domain independent content selection model ...
  • A scalable approach for re-configuring evolving industrial control systems 

    Sinha, R; Johnson, K; Calinescu, R (IEEE, 2014)
    We present a scalable approach to automatically re-configure evolving IEC 61499 systems for deployment onto an available set of resources. We capture system architecture and high-level configuration requirements formally, ...
  • LTE-advanced based handover mechanism for natural disaster situations 

    Ray, SK; Sarkar, NI; Deka, D; Ray, SK (IEEE, 2015)
    Telecommunication networks often face power outage problems in the natural disaster affected areas. Also, owing to a sudden substantial increase in network traffic loads the battery backup power of the base stations run ...
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    Yongchareon, S; Ngamakeur, K; Liu, C; Chaisiri, S; Yu, J (Springer Verlag, 2014)
    To execute an artifact-centric process model, current workflow execution approaches require it to be converted to some existing executable language (e.g., BPEL) in order to run on a workflow system. We argue that the ...

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