Professor Saman Halgamuge

Salman Halgamuge
Honorary Professor, Research School of Engineering
FIEEE, Dr.-Ing, Dipl.-Ing (Data/Electrical Engineering), TU Darmstadt

Prof Saman Halgamuge is a Fellow of IEEE (2017-) , an honorary Professor of ANU's Research School of Electrical Energy and Materials Engineering and an honorary member of ANU Energy Change Institute. He is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering, University of Melbourne (2018-). He is a Distinguished Speaker/Lecturer appointed by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (2019-21).

He was the Director of ANU's Research School of Engineering (2016-18) and a member of Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts for Engineering, Information and Computing Sciences (2015-18). 

He worked as a Professor, Associate Professor and Reader and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Melbourne (1997-2016): 
He contributed as the Founding Director (2013-16) of the elite PhD training centre "Melbourne India Postgraduate Program (MIPP)" of University of Melbourne, which won the "Internationalisation of Research" award of the University, Associate Dean (2013-15) and Assistant Dean (2008-13) in International Engagement in the School of Engineering of University of Melbourne. He supervised 45 PhD students to completion.

Grants, contracts and consultancies:

2 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grants

Identification of haematopoietic stem and progenitor cell subpopulations (2017-20) - S Naik, M. Richie and S. Halgamuge [Collaboration with Walter and Eliza Hall Institute]

Why Viral infection limits effectiveness of Anti- Asthma Drugs? (2014-16) [Collaboration with Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne]

4 Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grants

Near-unsupervised computational methods for exploring omic data, ARC Discovery (2015-17)-S. Halgamuge, A. Hsu, M. Niranjan and S.L. Tang [Collaboration with Academia Sinica, University of Southampton and Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences of University of Melbourne]

9 ARC Linkage Grants with Industry

Optimisation of shallow geothermal systems for Australian schools., ARC Linkage (2017-20)- G. Narsilio, L. Aye, S. Halgamuge, R. Choudhary and K. Woodman [Collaboration with Department of Infrastructure Engineering of University of Melbourne and Cambridge University]

Discovering patterns using near unsupervised learning to support the quick detection of new animal decease outbreaks caused by viruses, ARC Linkage (2014-17)- S. Halgamuge, B. Chang, A. Hsu, I. Saeed, P. Walker, J Li and S. Tang [Collaboration with Academia Sinica, YourGene BioSciences, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre , CSIRO and Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences of University of Melbourne]

3 ARC Special Research Initiative grants as CI

15 other external research grants

Yulgilbar Alzheimer's Research Program grant (with ANU, Monash, Wolongong and Melbourne Universities) (2019-)

Control the Grid or be Controlled: Near Off-Grid Solutions using Renewable Energy Technologies and Demand Side Prediction,  Australia-Indonesia Centre (AIC) Tactical Research Project (2016-17)

Bioinformatics Research Support, Peter MacCullum Cancer Centre (2016-17)

Optimization of Steel Manufacturing Process, POSCO, South Korea (2014-15)
Multiple International industry research contracts from Robert Bosch in Germany, Hubei pvt Ltd (China) and Yeo-Wei pvt Ltd (Taipei) 
Visiting Fellowships:
Analysing Biological data with Deep Learning, Research Visits to Japan, Australian Academy of Sciences (2017)

Recent Keynotes:

Applied Machine Learning Days (Lausanne, Switzerland, 2019) Track: Machine Learning for Environment
8th IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy Systems, (Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2018)
5th IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (Kuching, Malaysia, 2018)
Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)  International Conference, IEEE-POMS (Kandy, Sri Lanka, 2018)
5th IEEE International Conference on Soft Computing and Machine Intelligence (Nairobi, Kenya, 2018) (ISCMI 2018)
13th IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Education (Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2018)
(ICCSE 2018)
IEEE International Conference on Circuits and Systems (Trivandrum, India, 2017)
(ICCS 2017)
The 16th International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB 2017) (Shenzhen, China, 2017)
The 26th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI): Workshop "Bioinformatics and Artificial Intelligence (BAI) (Melbourne, 2017) 
International Conference on Computational Biology (ICOCB 2017), (Jakarta, 2017)
International Conference on Virtual and Augmented Reality Simulations (ICVARS 2017), (Sydney, 2017)
Emerging Big Data Technologies Summit (EBDTS) (Melbourne, 2016)
IEEE MERCON (Moratuwa, 2016)
6th CSBio (Bangkok, 2015)
11th ICIUS (Bali, 2015) 
IEEE ICCCS (Greater Noida, 2015)
IEEE ICIIS (Gwalior, 2014)
IEEE ICCSC (Vancouver, 2014)
Membership Expert/Advisory/Visiting/Review Committees:
Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts for Engineering, Information and Computing Sciences (2015-18)
Research Advisory Council  of University of Technology Petronas, Malaysia (2015-18)
Visiting (Review) Committee of Faculty of Engineering at Chinese University of Hong Kong (2018)




Data Engineering, Unsupervised Deep Learning and Optimization applied to Biomedical/Mechatronic/Energy Engineering and Business/marketing.

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