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POWERS, David Martin Ward

 

Born: 5th December, 1957 in SYDNEY, NSW, AUSTRALIA

Status/Sex: married male with 1 child

 

Nationality and Citizenship: AUSTRALIAN

Current Position:

Professor, School of Computer Science, Engineering & Mathematics
Director, Centre for Knowledge & Interaction Technology
Faculty of Science and Engineering,

Flinders University, South Australia

Program Leader: Artificial Intelligence and Language Technologies
Program Leader: Assistive and Learning Technologies

Advisory Boards: Flinders Medical Device & Technologies, YourAmigo Pty Ltd and BioX Pty Ltd

Education, Awards, Academic, Corporate, Societies, Professional, Languages, Funding, Fellowships, Talks, Projects,
Publications: Books, Edited, Chapters, Refereed Journals, Editorials, Reviews and Articles, Conference Papers, Commissioned, IP, Supervised, Media

WWW: AILT, cKIT , CSEM, FMDAT, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Flinders University, Private Home Page, ACM Virtual Business Card

Education

2011

Completed TESOL Certificate (ITAA), Lingua Edge

2003

Completed Chinese 1A and 1B, Flinders/Adelaide Universities

2001

Awarded Diploma in Technical Analysis, Dip.TA (ATAA), Securities Institute Australia

1989

Awarded Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of NSW).

1984

Awarded Certificate in Theology (Hons; Moore Theological College).

1982

Awarded Sydney Preliminary Certificate in Theology (Hons; Moore Theological College).

1980

Awarded Certificate in Linguistics (Summer Institute of Linguistics).

1979

Awarded B.Sc. (Hons in Computer Science and major in Pure Mathematics; U. Sydney).

1974

Awarded Higher School Certificate (Level 1 French, Maths, Science; Fort St High School, SYDNEY).

Prizes/Scholarships/Awards

2012 & 2011

Strathmore Who’s Who Professional of the Year in
Higher Education – Language Technology

2008

Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Flinders University

2008

Executive Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Flinders University

2008

Best Student Paper Award (Australian Computer Science Conference) for paper co-authored with Ph.D. student Donqiang Yang

2007

Best Student Paper Award (Australian Language Technology Association) for paper co-authored with Ph.D. student Donqiang Yang

2007

Best Paper Nomination (GECCO) with Postdoc Dr Martin Luerssen – although this is the premier conference in Genetic/Evolutionary Computation, attendance (in the UK) was not funded and the paper was withdrawn.

2002

Best Paper Nomination and Best Student Paper Award (Australian Computer Science Conference) for paper co-authored with Ph.D. student Trent Lewis

1999

Special Award for the Advancement of the Turing Test/Artificial Intelligence - Loebner Prize for Artificial Intelligence (Bronze Medal)

1995

Flinders University Equal Opportunity Commendation

1988

Best Paper in AI Conference (Systems and Cybernetics Meeting, Vienna).

1979-83

Australian Commonwealth Postgraduate Research Scholarship (U. NSW).

1973-74

Commonwealth Senior Secondary Scholarship (Fort St, SYDNEY, NSW).

1972-74

2 Prizes in the IBM-UNSW School Mathematics Competition (Junior/Senior Divisions resp.)

1969-71

Inner London Education Authority Music Scholarship (Archbishop Tennison's Grammar School, London, UK).

 Academic Positions

2011-13

Visiting Professor/Fellow, Computer Science, Beijing University of Technology, CN (6 months over 3 years).

2008-

Professor, School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics, Flinders University of South Australia, AU

2001

Visiting Research Fellow, CLIF (Computational Linguistics in Flanders)

1997

Visiting Professor, ENSSAT Lannion, FR

1994-2008

Associate Professor, School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics, Flinders University of South Australia, AU

1993

Visiting Professor, ENST - Telecom Paris, FR

1992

Senior Research Fellow, ITK - Institute of Language and Knowledge Technology, University of Tilburg, NL

1989-91

Senior Research Fellow in ESPRIT GRANT "COMPULOG" - Computational Logic - at the University of Kaiserslautern, FRG (in association with the DFKI - German AI Institute).

1989

Part-time lecturer in PROLOG, Business Computing, City International, Sydney, AU.

1984-89

Lecturer, School of Mathematics, Physics, Computing and Electronics, Macquarie Unviersity, Sydney, AU

1983-84

Half-time tutor in the Dept of Computer Science, University of NSW, Sydney, AU

Administrative Roles in Current Position

2011-

Director, Knowledge and Interaction Technology Centre and Program Leader (Artificial Intelligence and Language Technology)

1995-1996 2007-2010

Representative, Faculty of Science and Engineering Research Committee

2006-

Steering Committee, Advisory Board, and Program Leader (Assistive Technologies), Flinders Medical Devices and Technologies

2006-

Member, University Consultative Council

2005-2006

Human Factors Program Leader/SA bid leader, CRC-Safe bid

2004-

Senior First Aid Officer

2001-2003

Computing representative on School of Informatics and Engineering Higher Degrees Committee

1999-2001

Representative, South Australian Consortium for Information Technology and Telecommunications

1999-

Computer Science cognate representative, Bachelor of Behavioural Sciences and Bachelor of Psychology

1998-2000

Representative, Flinders/Small ARC Grants Committee

1997-

Computer Science representative, Bachelor of Arts Exam Board

1996-2000

Representative, Faculty of Science and Engineering Higher Degrees Committee

1996-1999

Chair, Dept of Computer Science Higher Degrees Committee

1996-

Observer or Member of various promotion and tenure (sub)committees as NTEU representative

1995-1996

Dept of Computer Science Research Coordinator

1994-2006

Deputy Chairman, Cognitive Science Committee

1994-1997

Member, Apple University Consortium Committee

1994-1997

Member, Information Technology Advisory Committee

1994-1996

Member, Faculty of Science and Engineering Courses and Curriculum committee

Subjects Taught

Taught/Current/Coordinated (Level Area/code)

Dates (typical enrolment) 

Computer Organization (2 – COMP2004)

2000-2001 (80-100)

Operating Systems (3 – COMP3011)

1997/9,2000/7- (60-80)

Programming Paradigms (2 – COMP2003)

1996-9 (60-80)

Cognitive Science 2 (2+3+Hons – PSYC3006)

1996-2001,03,05 (8-20)

Computer Science 3rd Year Project (3 – COMP3013)

1996-2001,3,5- (3-13)

Software Development Environments (4 - ENGR)

1995-6 (20)

Cognitive Science 1 (2+3 – PSYC2006)

1995,1996-2002,4,6 (15)

Artificial Intelligence (3+Hons/Mast – COMP3007)
Intelligent Systems (3+Masters – COMP3742+8742)

1994-96,1998-2000,2,4,6, 2008- (30-50)

Programming Languages (Mast – COMP9031)
Prog. Language Concepts (3+Hons – COMP3001)
Theory+Practice of Comp. (3+Mast – COMP3722+8722)

1994-6,1998-2007
2008- (30-50)

Computational Logic (3 – COMP3009)

1994-6 (10-20)

Computer Science 1 (1 – COMP1000)

1994-5 (200+)

Information Retrieval and Visualization (Hons - CS)
Information Retrieval & Text Processing (Hons – COMP4716)

2001-10 (~5)

Unsupervised Machine Learning (Hons)

1998-2000 (3-10)

Natural Language Learning (Hons)

1994-7 (3-5)

Computer Science Honours Project (Hons - CS)

1995- (1-2 most years)

Engineering Honours Project (Hons – Eng)

1999- (typically 1-2 a year)

Masters by coursework projects (Masters – IT/CS)

2002- (1 or 2 most years)

Neural Networks (3+Hons – Math+CS:ISTC3001)

1994 (20-24)

 

PhD students (see also supervised work below): I am currently supervising, as a principal supervisor, 11 PhD students.  While at Flinders 10 PhD students have completed under my supervision (Entwisle, Steele, Li, Lewis, Luerssen, Yang, Fitzgibbon, Leibbrandt, Pfitzner, Matsumoto) and I was also brought in to supervise the successful resubmission of another PhD student. I am cosupervising further PhD students in the area of Knowledge Discovery, Data Mining and Data Visualization. Most years I examine higher degree/research theses at other universities both nationally and internationally.

Corporate/Advisory/Executive (Selected)

2006-

BioX Pty Ltd, Advisory Board

2006-

Flinders University Consultative Committee

2005-

Flinders Medical Devices Advisory Board

2000-05

DSTO-YourAmigo Industry Alliance

2000-

Director, SupRes Inc.

1998-

YourAmigo Pty Ltd, Advisory Board

1996-

Flinders Branch Executive (Academic Representative),
National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU)

1981-88

Director, Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students Inc. (AFES).

1981-83

Standing Committee, University of NSW Students' Union Clubs And Societies on Campus.

1981-82

Staff-Postgraduate Liaison Officer, University of NSW Christian Union.

1981-82

Vice-President, University of NSW Postgraduate Representative Association.

1980-81

President, University of NSW Christian Union.

1979-80

Vice-President, University of NSW Christian Union

1978-88

Manager, Innovative Microprocessor And Computer Technology (IMPACT)

1975-91

Director, Jordan Books Ltd (now a division of IMPACT Inc.)

1973-

Director, IMPACT Ltd, now IMPACT Inc.

Society Memberships (Selected)    

2002-

ALTA: Australian Language Technology Association (Founding Member)

1997-99

AAAS: American Association for the Advancement of Science

1996-

ASSTA: Australian Speech Science and Technology Association

1995-96

NYAS: New York Academy of Sciences

1993-

ACL SIGNLL: Special Interest Group on Natural Language Learning  (Founding President, Steering Committee, Int’l Advisory Board)

1991-

International Association for Cognitive Linguistics

1990-92

SPP: Society for Philosophy and Psychology

1989-

AAAI: American Association for Artificial Intelligence (Life Member)

1987-98

ALP: Association for Logic Programming

1986-90

AAR: Association for Automated Reasoning

1984-89

Macquarie University Staff Association

1983-84

University of New South Wales Staff Association

1981-92

ALLC: Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing

1981-92

ARA: Australian Robot Association (Foundation Member)

1980-

ACL: Association for Computational Linguistics

1979-

ACM: Association for Computing Machinery (Student 1979-84)

1978-98

ACS: Australian Computer Society (Associate 1978-80)

1977-

IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (Student 1977-1984, Member 1984-2005, Senior Member 2005-)

1975-92

Australian Mensa

Professional (Selected)

2010

Keynote Talk, ICGEC – International Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computing (http://bit.kuas.edu.tw/~icgec10/keynote.html#a4)

2009

Keynote Talk, RSKT – Rough Sets and Knowledge Technology Conference (http://www.springerlink.com/content/p036g9234727r757/)

2008

Keynote Talk, AusDM – Australasian Data Mining Conference (http://ausdm08.togaware.com/preliminaryProgram.html)

2006

Keynote Talk, VisHCI Workshop on the Use of Vision in Human-Computer Interaction (http://users.cecs.anu.edu.au/~vishci/VisHCI2006/keynotes.html)

2005-

Program Committee for the International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning (IDEAL)

2005-

Program Committee for the Australian User Interface Conference (AUIC – ERA B Conference)

2005-

International Association for the Development of the Information Society (IADIS) Conference WWW/Internet

2005

Invited talk, Workshop on higher brain function and cognitive science, International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering (CME2005)

2001-

Program Committee for the International Conference on Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery

2001

Program Committee for the International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services

1999-2001

Program Committee, Joint Australian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AI'2001

1999-

International Advisory Board, Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL – ERA A Conference)

1999-

External Collaborator, Working Group for Data Mining of Natural Language, University of Sydney & Sydney Language Technology Research Group

1999-

Program Committee, International Symposium on Biologically Inspired Systems

1999

Invited talk on Unsupervised Learning, IEAust

1999

Invited position paper and co-chair of Ecolang Round Table 3 and Cybersession 2 (including presenting a position paper) on `Basic assumptions in acquisition research' at the International Workshop on the Ecology of Language in Amsterdam (participating via a teleconference hookup). Invited chapters in two books arising from this.

1999

Program Committee, ACL Workshop on Unsupervised Learning in Natural Language Processing

1999

External Reviewer, Review of the Queensland University of Technology Machine Learning Centre

1998-

Program Committee, International Workshop on Natural Language and Information Systems

1998

Program Committee, AAAI Symposium on Machine Learning and Discourse

1997-99

Organizer, the Loebner Prize for Artificial Intelligence (Flinders declined to take it on on a permanent basis, but I was awarded a medal for my services)

1997-98

Organizer, Australian Natural Language Processing Fortnight incorporating CoNLL and NeMLaP and Loebner Prize.

1997-

Editorial Board, The Web Journal of Formal, Computational and Cognitive Linguistics (sponsored by the Russian Association for Artificial Intelligence)

1997

Organizer, Theme Session on Computer Models in Cognitive Linguistics, International Cognitive Linguistics Conference

1997

Tutorial on Natural Language Learning at the joint ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics) and EACL (European branch of ACL) conference in Madrid

1997

Program Committee and Organizing Committee, Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL)

1996-97

Program Committee, International Conference on Grammar Induction (ICGI'96)

1996-2000

Program Committee, Australasian Computer Science Conference

1996-

Program Committee, Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning. Initiated the CoNLL annual conference on Computational Natural Language Learning in 1996 in my capacity as President of SIGNLL.

1996-

Program Committee, Australasian Computer Architecture Conference

1996

South Australian Branch Executive, Australian Computer Society

1996

National Technical Board, Australian Computer Society

1996

Invited lecture, European Summer School on Language Logic and Information (ESSLLI) workshop on Machine Learning of Natural Language (Prague)

1996

Invited tutorial on Machine Learning of Natural Language at the Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (SST-96)

1995-96

Program and Local Committee, Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (SST-96)

1995

Invited presentation/panelist at a joint staff development seminar of the three South Australian Universities on supporting students with disabilities

1995

Program Committee, Workshop on Very Large Corpora (WVLC), ACL

1994

Invited talk, ELSnet/MLnet workshop on Machine Learning of Natural Language and Speech

1994-

Member, ACL SIGNLL Board; Founding President (1994-1997), SIG on Natural Language Learning (SIGNLL), Association for Computational Lingusitics (ACL)

1993-97

Program Committee, Intern'l Conference on New Methods in Natural Language Processing (NeMLaP)

1993-94

Programme Committee, Workshop on Similarity-based Learning of Natural Language

1993

Organizing committee and invited talk, European Conference on Machine Learning Workshop on Machine Learning and Text Analysis.

1992-97

Editor-in-Chief, SIG on Artificial Intelligence (SIGART), ACM.

1992-93

Guest Editor, THINK Special Issues on Learning/Cognition.

1992-93

Organizing Committee, ECML Workshop on ML Text Analysis

1992

Organizer of the first SHOE workshop on Machine Learning of Natural Language.

1991-92

Contributing Editor, SIGART Bulletin Editorial Board, ACM.

1991-92

Project Manager, SHOE - Extraction of Hierarchical Structure for Machine Learning of Natural Language (Partners in Germany, Holland, Belgium, Italy).

1991

Chairman, Organizing Committee, IJCAI-91 Workshop on Natural Language Learning.

1990-91

Chairman, Organizing Committee, AAAI Spring Symposium on Machine Learning of Natural Language and Ontology.

1990-

Associate, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Cambridge University Press.

1989-

Honorary Associate in Computing at Macquarie University.

1985-89

Principal Investigator, Macquarie Automated Reasoning Parallel Implementation and Applications (MARPIA) Project – funded by ARC and ATERB grants.

1985-88

Chairman, Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, MPCE, Macquarie University (including responsibility for continuing education courses).

1979-82

Part-time tutoring in the Dept of Computer Science, University of NSW (including occasional lectures in Artificial Intelligence courses).

1979

6 invited seminars at NSW Institute of Technology for `Computing 79' (AI+NL).

1977-89

Contract Programming/Analysis, Computer Consultant and Manager, Innovative MicroProcessor and Computer Technology (computer distributor and software consultancy).

1977-78

Contract Programming/Analysis/Tutoring/Marking for Basser Department of Computer Science, University of Sydney.

1974-77

Contracts as Programmer for Rank Industries Australia (General, Stats, Educational) and Moran MacPherson Pty Ltd (Debtors, Creditors and WIP; also installation and training).

 

Apart from my role as a member of editorial boards and program committees (of which some less significant ones are not shown, and ongoing ones are italicized), I personally review over 40 papers a year, and typically some grant applications for other universities or ARC (Large and Small grants) or NSF (US National Science Foundation). I have also been asked to be an external reviewer or associate of a number of centres at other universities.

I have been invited to examine a dozen or so (Australian and European) PhD/Masters theses and hosted/supervised several Masters/Diploma students (thesis projects, work experience, stages, study visits) for students from various overseas universities (French, Belgian, German, Swedish, Turkish), as well as visiting academics (from Europe, China and Japan).

Natural Languages

English

Mother tongue.

French

Good facility, 6 years at school, ~1.5 years spent in Francophone territory.

German

Good verbal facility, learnt informally, ~2.5 years spent in Germany/Austria.

Dutch

Good reading knowledge, some verbal facility, 2 week course, ~9 months in BeNeLux.

Chinese

Some reading knowledge and verbal facility, 2 semesters of university study

Maringi

Target language for SIL Linguistics certificate, 10 weeks intensive immersion/analysis

Russian

Minimal technical facility, learnt informally, ~2.5 months in Russian environments

Italian

Tourism level facility when needed, ~2 months in Italy.

Latin

Basic reading knowledge, 4 years at school.

Greek

Basic reading knowledge of Koine, learnt informally then as part of Th.C..

Esperanto, Swedish, Danish

Reading knowledge, superficial familiarity.

Computer Languages/Packages/Systems

PROLOG

Taught + preferred language where feasible (or variants).

PERL

Taught + a favorite language for quick and dirty solutions.

Perlog

A hybrid of Prolog and Perl devised and under development by me.

ADA

Familiarity + some minor programming + some use in teaching

Algol

Taught + some programming

Assembler

Taught + extensive commercial experience (TI990/9900, PDP-11,
VAX-11, 8080, Z80, 6800, 68000, 32032, 80X86, SPARC, …).

BASIC

Implemented some Microcomputer applications, including a compiler code-generator (bootstrapping)

BCPL

Strong capability, ported to several platforms

C/C++

Used for system level implementation of several research systems.

COBOL

Taught + some minor programming

FORTRAN

Taught + some minor programming

Java, JavaScript

Used for Web page/form implementation + some use in teaching

LISP,

Scheme

Taught + some minor programming

Matlab, Octave

Taught + frequently used in experimental research

Mercury, Haskell, Icon,
Curry,
F#,
Python

Familiarity + some use in teaching.

Microsoft Office

Familiarity + some teaching + use on both Mac and Windows (3.1/95/NT/XP)

Modula2

Familiarity

OCCAM

Have used for research and implementation purposes + seminars

Pascal

Taught + implemented some significant systems.

PL/1

Familiarity + some minor programming

Relational

Taught theory and some SQL, ORACLE etc.

Shell

Taught + extensive use: MS-DOS, VMS, UNIX sh, csh, tcsh, bash etc.

SIMULA,

Taught + some programming

Tcl/Tk

Familiarity + some minor programming

Unix,

Solaris,

Linux

Taught + extensive experience including system administration

Funding
(approximate; some funding <$10kp.a. omitted)

2013

Powers, Li, “Supercomputing in Computational Intelligence and Simulation”, Australia-China Science and Research Fund, Grant No. GMA11016, $45K

2013

Franco, Zhang, Day, Zhang, Cromar, Powers, et al. “Flinders University Group Mission to Strengthen Research Collaborations with Hunan University and Central South University”, Australia-China Science and Research Fund, Grant No. GMB11016, $45K

2012-14

Powers, Importation and Development of High-Caliber Talents Project of Beijing Municipal Institutions, $80K

2012-14

Jia, Powers, Luerssen, "Facial Expression extraction using FACS and D-S Evidence", Beijing Natural Science Foundation Grant No.4122004 $50K

2010-12

Jia, Powers, Luerssen, “Multimodal-based computing pattern of student learning behavior perception for virtual English pedagogy." Natural Science Foundation of China, Grant No. NSFC 61070117 $50K

2011-13

Pope, Willoughby, Powers, Lewis “Enhanced brain and muscle signal separation verified by electrical scalp recordings from paralysed awake humans”. ARC Discovery, DP110101473 $225K.

2009-10

Powers leading a large team from SA and WA, “MAGICIAN: Multiple Autonomous Ground-robotic International Challenge Entry”, US Air Force Research Laboratories, FA2386-10-4024 $100K (+ >$100K sponsorship)

2008-12

Powers, multiple Defence Science and Technology contracts in Human Factors and Human Robot Teaming totaling around $500K.

2010-11

Burnham, Cox, Butcher, Fletcher, Wagner, Epps, Ingram, Arciuli, Togneri, Rose, Kemp, Cutler, Dale, Kuratate, Powers, Cassidy, Grayden, Loakes, Bennamoun, Lewis, Goecke, Best, Bird, Ambikairajah, Hajek, Ishihara, Kinoshita Tran, Chetty, Onslow. “The Big Australian Speech Corpus: An audio-visual speech corpus of Australian English”. ARC LIEF $650K – with UWS and ten other universities.

2009-12

Powers, Clark, Pope, Willoughby. “Heterodensity neuroimaging techniques for spatiotemporal identification and localization”. ARC Discovery, DP0988686 $300K.

2008-9

Teaching middle school students geometry and computing skills using the Thinking Head and Robot World, $6K - Executive Dean’s School/Community Outreach Award, Faculty of Science and Engineering and School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics.

2008-9

Noun Phrase Extraction for Search Engine Optimization, Flinders Collaborative Research Grant with YourAmigo, $20K – funding for Richard Leibbrandt and Darius Pfitzner

2008-9

Human Factors investigation into the utility and visualization of Metadata, Flinders Collaborative Research Grant with DSTO, $10K – funding for Darius Pfitzner

2008-9

Flinders Brain Computer Interface, Flinders Collaborative Research Grant with Novitatech Ltd and Flinders Medical Centre Foundation, $20K – funding for Dr Sean Fitzgibbon, with Prof. Richard Clark

2008-9

Automated Discovery, Evaluation, Learning and Information Description for the Education Data Network Australia, Flinders Collaborative Research Grant with Education.au Ltd, $61K  – funding for Dr Dongqiang Yang

2006-2012

From Talking Heads to Thinking Heads, ARC/NHMRC Thinking Systems Grant, $3.5M – with UWS/Macquarie/Canberra.

2006-2007

Advanced Information Analysis, Techniques and Tools, Flinders Science and Engineering Program Grant,$112K –  with Prof. John Roddick and A/Prof. Paul Calder. $56K p.a. for two years, supporting 6 fractional Postdocs.

2005

Real-Time Audio-Visual Speech Recognition System, Flinders Small Grant $15K – funding for Dr Trent Lewis

2002-2006

Research Contract from DSTO $100K re Cognitive Neuroscience and Military Training - with Prof. Richard Clark

2002

EEG Control of Interfaces from Flinders Medical Research Institute $10K with Richard Clark

2001-2004

Contract Consulting for YourAmigo relating to Clustering and Natural Language search engine interfaces in context of $1.5M grants (1xCOMET, 2xSTART, etc.) + $25M commercial investment

2000

Robot Baby Mark II $10K ARC Small

1999-2003

Speech Correction/Analysis (in kind support) $24K p.a. I2Net Computer Solutions Ltd

1999-2002

Text/Speech Correction $11K p.a. Flinders Technologies Pty Ltd

1999-2000

Speech Correction $11K p.a. Flinders Science and Engineering Research Award (Industry)

1998-2001

Machine Learning of Japanese $26K p.a. (3 years) ARC(A59801806) - with Chris Manning

1998

Auditory Processing $4K Flinders Science and Engineering - with Simon Dixon

1998

Clause Analysis (contract) $10K DSTO

1997

(Fellowship) FF15K INRIA

1997

(Fellowship) BF40K CLIF (Computational Linguistics in Flanders)

1995

NLL (Natural Language Learning) $7K ARC(Small)

1994

Equipment Grant $20K Flinders Science and Engineering

1993

(Supported as Visiting Professor) FF135K INRIA

1989-92

(Supported under COMPULOG ESPRIT program) DM66K p.a.

1988

AIRIA $60K CSIRO, $15K NSW Govt, in kind support from Texas Instruments

1986-8

MAPHIA/CONG (Parallel Hardware for CONG) $6-7K p.a ATERB + $6K LABTAM (kind)

1985-7

MARPIA/CONG (Concurrent Connection Graph) $10-12K p.a. ARGS/ARC

Network/e-Research Projects
(as joint chief investigator)

2005-06

DADA-HCS: Distributed Access and Data Annotation for the Human Communication Sciences, ARC e-Research grant (SR0567319), ~$100K – one of 8 named CIs (coordinated by Cassidy,Macquarie).

2005-09

HCSNet (Enabling Human Communication/The Computational Processing of Human Language), ARC Research Network (SR0354513), ~$400K p.a. – one of 30 named CIs (coordinated by Dale,Macquarie).

2005-07

DMKDNet (Improving Australia's Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Research), ARC Research Network (SR0354744) – one of 23 named CIs (coordinated by Roddick,Flinders).

Visiting Fellowships

2010-

Initial visit and fellowship for visits totaling 6 months over 3 years, Beijing University of Technology (BJUT).

2001

(6wk funded fellowship) Visiting Researcher, University of Antwerp (UIA), Belgium.

1997

(3mth funded fellowship) Visiting Professor, ENSSAT, Lannion, France.

1997

(3mth funded fellowship) Visiting Researcher, University of Antwerp (UIA), Belgium.

1993

(9mth salaried) Visiting Professor, Language Learning, Telecom Paris

1992

(2mth funded fellowship), Institute for Language and Intelligence (ITK: Instituut voor Taal- en Kennistechnologie), University of Tilburg

1988

(3mth funded fellowship) University of Wales Institute of Science Technology, Linguistics Dept. Finalization of monograph [Powe89a].

1988

(3mth post fellowship) University of Kaiserslautern, Dept of Artificial Intelligence/German AI Institute (DFKI).

Institutional Visits and Talks

2005-

University of Western Sydney (Talking Head – ARC Grant collaboration)

2005

Macquarie University (AudioVisual Speech Recognition and Sensor Fusion and Learning)

2005

University of Technology Sydney (AudioVisual Speech Recognition and Machine Learning)

2001

Free University of Brussels (Robot Language Learning)

2001

University of Antwerp (Language Learning and Information Retrieval)

2001

University of Tilburg (Language Learning and Information Retrieval)

2001

Cambridge University (Eng: AudioVisual Speech Recognition; CS/CL: Language Learning)

1997

University of Sydney (Machine Learning of Japanese – ARC Grant collaboration)

1997

Free University of Brussels (Robot Language Learning)

1997

Polytechnic University of Valencia (Grammar Inference, Learning and Speech)

1996

University of Tubingen (Neurological markers of language processing)

1996

University of Helsinki (Neurological markers of language processing)

1996

Technical University Helsinki (Connectionist language learning)

1992

Netwerk Eerste Taalverwerving (Network on First Language Acquisition)

1991

University of Leuven (Concurrent CONG for LP)

1991

IBM, Stuttgart (Concurrent CONG for LP)

1991

INMOS, Bristol (Language Learning, Parallel Networks)

1990

University of Saarlandes, Saarbrucken (Representation in NL)

1990

University of Hamburg (Representation in NL)

1990

University of Maryland (Symbol Grounding)

1990

University of Vienna and Austrian Institute for Cybernetics (Representation in Natural Language and Expert Systems)

1990

IBM, Stuttgart (LILOG)

1990

Technical University of Berlin (Representation in NL)

1990

University of Uppsala (Language Learning, Concurrent CONG)

1990

INFOLOGIC, Kista (Language Learning)

1990

University of Stockholm (Concurrent CONG)

1990

Swedish Institute for Computer Science (Language Learning)

1989

University of Massachussets (Visual Learning)

1989

University of Wales, Cardiff (Robotics and Vision group)

1988

Bristol Polytechnic Transputer Centre

1988

INMOS, Bristol (Transputer) – unsuccessful technology transfer negotiation

1988

Turing Institute, Glascow (Vision, ML and NL)

1988

University of Edinburgh (Cog. Sci., AI, Robotics and Vision, AIAI)

1988

University of Vienna (Cybernetics Dept)

1988

University of Pisa (Language Learning and Nativism)

1988

Instituto di Linguistica Computazionale, Pisa (Language Learning Experiments)

1988

University of Saarlandes, Saarbrucken (Language Learning Experiments and Nativism)

1988

IBM, Heidelberg

1988

University of Nice, Sophia (Robotics Group - also INRIA and CNRS)

1988

Academy of Science, Novosibirsk (Natural Langauge Learning, Russian Transputer, Sigma Programming group)

1988

University of Moscow (MGU) Dept of Cybernetics

1988

Academy of Science, Moscow (Natural Language Learning and Parallelism, KB-SHELL, KB acquisition, dialogue research)

1988

University of Leningrad (Automated Reasoning Group, Learning and Analysis of Language and Vision, Autocorrect Asynchronous Synchronization)

1988

Institute of Cybernetics Talinn (Logic Programming style, Methodology and Parallelism; Theorem Provers; NUT and PRIZ, Learning)

1988

University of Tartu (NL group, Language Learning and Dialogue, Connection of Visual and Lexical Scenes)

1987

NSW Institute of Technology (Language Learning)

1987

Soviet Science and Technology Organization

1987

Moscow University (MGU) Department of Cybernetics

1987

University of Wales Institute of Science Technology, Linguistics Dept

1987

Queen's University Belfast, Comuter Science Dept (Transputer Project)

1987

University of Galway, Mechanical Engineering (ES ESPRIT Project)

Research Projects And Results

2006-

Teaching Head. This project uses a hybrid-world mixed-reality environment with a talking head acting as a teacher, adviser or assistant and equipped with cameras (or more recently a Kinect) and a simulated robot world (or sometimes the head is mounted on a small wheeled robot). Subprojects include
CleverMe/Clevertar  -  A clever friend is always close by

            ™STANLIE System TAnalyze Natural Language IEnvironments

         ™VALIANT Virtual Autonomous Indigenous Literacy & Numeracy Tutor

       ™AVAST Autonomous Virtual Agent for Social Training

   ™MANA Memory, Appointment & Navigation Assistant

PETA Pedagogical Embodied Teaching Agent

2003-

Mobile Robot Project. This project takes a step back from the Robot Baby (which is designed to be mothered by a child) to a more traditional mobile robot that roams the corridors and learns about its world.  The collaboration between Engineering and Computer Science has a focus on developing a demonstrator robot incorporating techniques for automated ontological analysis of the environment. Current achievements allow standard webcams to provide cheap but accurate movement measurement.

2001-

Search Engine Interface (SEI). Initiated with a YourAmigo research contract and $750K START Grant, the research focus covers how people use Keywords to describe documents and Querywords to search for documents, how best to index documents, how best to search for documents, how best to display, summarize and manipulate hits.

1999-

The Audio-Visual Speech Recognition (AVSR). Project is a subproject that extends the sensor configurations of the Robot Baby and Intelligent Room with a prototype headset that records up to 10 channels of audio and two channels of video.  Data collected from the related projects was initially used to develop improved algorithms for lip tracking.

1998-

The Robot Baby project connects the application of connectionist and statistical unsupervised learning techniques to speech with my previous work on language and ontology. Several senior undergraduate students and postgraduate students are working on different aspects of the project including: Emotions and Drives, Sensors and Mobility, Audition, Sound Location and Orientation, Signal Separation, Speech Modelling and Correction, Lip Reading and Speech Recognition. The Mark I robot was developed as a teaching project. The Mark II robot head developed with an ARC Small Grant.

1998-

The Intelligent Room Project. This subproject shares resources with the Robot Baby project, but where as sensors on the baby are looking out, in this project A/V sensors are located around the room to assist exploration of Blind Source Separation/Localization. 

1998-

The Brain Computer Interface Project. This project extends the Speech Control Project by applying signal processing techniques refined in the audio domain to the problem of controlling a computer by thinking. The important advance is that we have developed techniques to clean up signals contaminated by external noise and muscular artifact, sufficient to use EEG data that would normally be regarded as far too noisy and thus apply EEG-based technologies to real-world applications involving muscular activity. We are using it for games, wheelchairs, robots, etc.

1997-2003

Collaborative project on Machine Learning of Chinese and Japanese (funded with ARC grant) with Chris Manning, Sydney University. Previously my unsupervised language learning techniques had been applied only to European languages.

1996-2000

Collaborative project on Speech Processing and Natural Language Command Systems with I2Net Computer Solutions Ltd with support from I2Net and grants from Flinders Technologies and Flinders Faculty of Science and Engineering. Our initial prototype speech control product is on the market as I2Net’s Orion and Clipsal Homespeak products for the Clipsal C-bus range of device control products.

1996-

Neuropsychological predictions of the SHOE model. Initial experiments have demonstrated the ability to detect evidence of preconscious speech processing in the right brain associated with subliminal auditory stimuli. Longer term work aims to detect evidence of closed class words being recognized in preverbal infants. Related work is investigating distinguishing multiple mental thoughts or commands or states as an alternative to Speech/Natural Language Control and to assess skill/learning levels.

1996-

Project on Intelligent Web Search – deep websearch technology commercialized by YourAmigo. The first YourAmigo three products are directed at intranet search and feeding intranet results to internet search engines with the company achieving significant cash flow balance within three months of release. Publications have been curtailed in this area due to its commercial sensitivity. Patents applied for.

1995-96

Machine perception of complex sounds. We address both music and speech sounds as signals, and arbitrary sounds as noise. The aim is to model the component sounds in a signal and use the models cooperatively to assist in identifying the content of an individual component. Traditional speech and music processing throws away the components that are not of interest. We retain these and use them to model and track the signal more accurately, in combination with auditory scene analysis (ASA).

1995

Parallel Architectures: characterizing speed up. This work includes a hardware design guaranteeing worst case log squared order sorting (in terms of gatedelays and assuming wirelength delays remain comparable to a clock cycle and logarithmic packet size, as above) and capable of executing N-permutations and (e.g. priority, arbitrary or additive) N-CRCW operations in a keysize*logN+datasize guaranteed worst-case delay.

1991- 1992

SHOE: Extraction of Hierarchical Structure for Machine Learning of Natural Language: formation of international collaborative consortium seeking to bring analytic, statistical and other learning approaches and insights from many different language-related areas together, to compare and analyze approaches, and in particular to examine the hypotheses that unsupervised learning techniques operating in a modular modality suffice to learn categorizations and rules applicable up to about the level of phrases and features.

1991

Organizer of IJCAI Workshop on Natural Language Learning.

1990-91

Organizer of AAAI Spring Symposium on Machine Learning of Natural Language and Ontology.

1989-94

Re-application of the self-organizing techniques of STANLIE Battery 5 (statistical learning at word to phrase level) to lower level classification (character or speech code vector up to word level) [Powe91b]. This surprisingly simple but effective experiment led to a clearer hypothesized formulation of the roles of the unsupervised and supervised learning paradigms in language, and formed the basis of the SHOE project [Powe92o].

1989-91

Theoretical development and implementation of new CONG control strategies exploiting recursive efficiency and characterization of compartmentalization, zero-links (for both factoring and unit resolution) as well as the possibility of combining compilation into theory links with graphic theoretic properties to achieve linear time execution of the pigeon-hole problem. Formal definition and outline completeness proof of Compartmentalized CONG; showed that CCONG's logarithmic proof length compared with PROLOG could lead to logarithmic sequential speed up for certain problems..

1989-90

Parallel Sorting: developed conventional PRAM algorithms for QuickSort and RadixSort (based on analysis of the CCONG behaviour) which demonstrate optimal speedup and (expected and worst-case resp.) logarithmic time execution (PRAM ignores the communication costs) [Powe91f,j,k], but that PRAM is not a realistic model.

1987

Application of machine learning to the control of a vision processor [Powe88c].

1984-89

Collaboration (ARC/ATERB funded) on second and third versions of CONG. Characterization of lemmatization advantages of CONG, (demonstrated in implementation); implementation of alternate control strategies; characterization of choice and adaption/learning of control as the major bottleneck for effective logic programming [Powe88b] (received best paper award). Characterization of recursive efficiency of CONG pseudo-links and recognition of its significance for the strong completeness of the connection graph; characterized six types of parallelism that could be exploited in CONG [Powe91f,k].

1984-85

Stanlie Batteries 5 and 6 demonstrated the fundamental equivalence of symbolic and connectionist approaches and the power of unsupervised techniques for gramatical categorization; thesis completed [Powe85e] - Chapter 9 (cf [Powe89a] Chapter 13) .

1983-

MAGRATHEA: Specification and collaboration on the implementation of the multi-agent MAGRATHEA toy world simulation as a graphical and multiprocessing extension to PROLOG [Hume84a]. Subsequently this has been ported to X, and replacement versions developed in Java3D, along with a new scripting language, MICROJAEA. 

1982-94

CONG: Concurrent Connection Graphs for Logic Programming. Stanlie Battery 4.

1982-83

FEW: Field Encoded Words. Development of a full term indexing scheme based on SCWs (Superimposed Code Words) and trial unification for the CONG connection graph theorem prover and logic programming language; collaboration with Michael Wise on reimplementation for PROLOG leading to publication of a seminal paper [Wise84a].

1978-

STANLIE: System To Analyze Natural Language in Environments [Powe85e,89a,91b] – Primary research area/project. Unsupervised learning of grammatical classes (symbolic) and visual orientations (connectionist), supervised grammar extension [Powe83b,84a].

 


David M. W. Powers

Publications - Contents

Publications List (Reverse Chronological within Category)

(a) Books

(b) Edited Books, Proceedings and Special Issues

(c) Chapters/Contributions to Books

(d) Refereed papers in Journals

(e) Reviewed papers/Editorials in Journals Magazines

(f)  Papers in Conference & Workshop Proceedings

(g) Commissioned Papers and Internal Reports

(h)Intellectual Property: Software & Patents

(i)  Intellectual Property: Corpora

(j)  Supervised Work (Alphabetical by Student)

(k)         Recent Media Reports


David M. W. Powers

Publications List
(Reverse Chronological within Category)

Boxed publications relate to my current position
[BoldRef] * marks publications of particular significance
.

Sections:   Books, Edited, Chapters, Refereed Journals, Editorials, Reviews and Articles, Conference Papers, Commissioned, IP, Supervised

(a) Books/Monographs

1.      [Powe89a] * David M. W. Powers and Christopher Turk, Machine Learning of Natural Language, Research Monograph, Springer-Verlag (NewYork/Berlin), 1989, ISBN 3-540-19557-2/0-387-19557-2

(b) Edited Books, Proceedings and Special Issues

  1. [Stok08a] Nicola Stokes & David M W Powers (Eds), Proc. Australian Language Technology Association Workshop (ALTA2008), Sydney NSW AU: 8-10 December, CSIRO ICT Centre, Hobart, Tas AU, viii+178pp,
    ISSN
    1834-7037, (http://www.alta.asn.au/events/alta2008/)
  1. [Powe01c] * David M. W. Powers, Special Issue on the Connectionism versus Symbolism Debate, PSYCOLOQUY 12, 2001. Republished from THINK 2:1.
  1. [Powe98d] David M. W. Powers (ed.), Proc. Joint Int’l Conf. on New Methods in Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning (NeMLaP3/CoNLL98) Sydney, Jan 1998, Somerset NL: ACL/SIGNLL/Flinders Univ., xvi+314 pp, ISBN 0-7258-0634-6.
    (http://lcg-www.uia.ac.be/conll98/proceedings.html)
  1. [Powe93g] David M. W. Powers, Special Issue on the Connectionism versus Symbolism Debate, THINK 2:1. Republished in PSYCOLOQUY 12, 2001
  1. [Powe93f] * Pieter Adriaans, David Powers, Lars Asker and Walter Daelemans, Eds, Proceedings of the European Conference on Machine Learning Workshop on Machine Learning and Text Analysis. Vienna, April 1993.
  1. [Powe92g] David M. W. Powers, Special Issue on Machine Learning, THINK 1:2. (http://cwis.kub.nl/~fdl/research/ti/docs/think/2-1/index.stm)
  1. [Dael92a] * Walter Daelemans and David M. W. Powers, Eds, Background and Experiments in Machine Learning of Natural Language: First SHOE Workshop (282pp), ITK Proceedings 92/1, Tilburg University NL.
  1. [Powe91n] David M. W. Powers, Larry Reeker and Bernhard Humm, Eds, Proceedings of the IJCAI Workshop on Natural Language Learning held at the Twelth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Sydney, Australia, 24-30th August 1991.
  1. [Powe91c] * David M. W. Powers and Larry Reeker, eds., Proceedings of the AAAI Spring Symposium on Machine Learning of Natural Language and Ontology, Document D-91-09 (205pp), DFKI, Univ. Kaiserslautern FRG.

(c) Chapters in Books

1.      [Atya12m] Adham Atyabi, Martin H Luerssen, Sean P Fitzgibbon, David M W Powers, The use of Evolutionary Algorithm-based methods in EEG based BCI systems, in Girolamo Fornarelli and Luciano Mescia, Swarm Intelligence for Electric and Electronic Engineering, IGI Global, ISBN 9781466626669 pp236-344

2.      [Miln11b] Marissa Milne, Martin Luerssen, Trent Lewis, Richard Leibbrandt, and David M.W. Powers. AVAST: Embodied Conversational Agents for Autism and Education in Time Williams (Ed), "Autism / Book 3", Vienna, Austria: InTech. ISBN 978-953-307-494-8

3.      [Miln11a] Marissa Milne, Martin Luerssen, Trent Lewis, Richard Leibbrandt, and David M.W. Powers. (2011). "Designing and Evaluating Interactive Agents as Social Tutors for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder" in Diana Perez-Marin and Ismael Pascual-Nieto (Eds.) Conversational Agents and Natural Language Interaction: Techniques and Effective Practices, Madrid, Spain: IGI Global. ISBN 978-160-960-617-6 and EISBN 978-160-960-618-3

4.      [Ande11a] Anderson, T. A. F., Chen, Z.-H., Wen, Y.-F., Milne, M., Atyabi, A., Treharne, K., Matsumoto, T., Jia, X.-B., Luerssen, M., Lewis, T., Leibbrandt, R., and Powers, D. M. W. (2011) Thinking Head MulSeMedia – A Storytelling Environment for Embodied Language Learning. To appear in Ghinea G., Andres F. Gulliver S. R (Eds.) Multiple Sensorial Media Advances and Applications: New Developments in MulSeMedia. IGI Global. ISBN 9781609608217 and EISBN 9781609608231

5.      [Luer09a] Luerssen, Martin H. & David M.W. Powers (2009). An Empirical Study of Graph Grammar Evolution. In W. P. dos Santos (Ed.): Evolutionary Computation, pp. 445-472, Vienna, Austria: InTech, ISBN: 978-953-307-008-7

6.      [Powe02a] * D.M.W.Powers "Robot babies: what can they teach us about language acquisition?" Invited chapter, J. Leather and J. Van Dam, eds The Ecology of Language Acquisition, Kluwer Academic (pp.160-182

7.      [Shar01a] * D.K. Sharman and D.M.W. Powers (in Chinese) "Hardware System Simulation"  in R. Buyya (ed), High Performance Cluster Computing: Programming and Applications, Vol.2, ISBN 7-5053-6785-4, Publishing House of Electronics Industry (PHEL), Beijing, China. Translators: Zhen Weiming, Shi Wei, Wang Dongshen. (pp. 293-308) translation of [Shar99a] in textbook used in Chinese universities).

8.      [Lewi01a] * Lewis, T. W. and D. M. W. Powers Lip Feature Extraction using Red Exclusion. In P. Eades and J. Jin (eds), CRPIT: Visualisation 2000, vol 2:61-70. (invited republication of [Lewi00a])

9.      [Li00a] * Li, Y., Powers, D. and Peach, J. (2000). Comparison of Blind Source Separation Algorithms. pp18-23, in N. Mastorakis, Advances in Neural Networks and Applications, World Scientific Engineering Society

10.  [Shar99a] D.K. Sharman and D.M.W. Powers "Hardware System Simulation" pp395-417 in R.Buyya, High Performance Cluster Computing: Programming and Applications, Vol 2, Prentice-Hall, 1999, ISBN 0-13-013785-5

11.  [Powe91o] * David M. W. Powers, “Logic Programming with Pseudo-Resolution”, Logic Programming, pp407-414, Springer Verlag LNCS592, 1992.

12.  [Powe91o] * David M. W. Powers and Walter Daelemans, "SHOE: The Extraction of Hierarchical Structure for Machine Learning of Natural Language (Project Summary)" pp.125-160 in [Dael92a].

13.  [Powe91j] * David M. W. Powers, Parallelized QuickSort and RadixSort with Optimal Speedup, In N. N. Mirenkov, Parallel Computing Technologies, pp.167-176, World Scientific, Singapore, 1991.

14.  [Powe91f] * David M. W. Powers, "Parallel and Efficient Implementation of the Compartmentalized Connection Graph Proof Procedure." In B. Fronhoefer & G. Wrightson (eds), Parallelism in Inference Systems, pp210-233, Springer-Verlag, 1991.

(d) Refereed Research Papers in Journals

1.      [Atya13d] Adham Atyabi, David M.W. Powers, Review of classical and heuristic-based navigation and path planning approaches, has been accepted by IJACT: International Journal of Advancements in Computing Technology (ISSN: 2005-8039).

2.      [Atya13c] Dr. ADHAM ATYABI, Prof. David M.W. Powers, Prof. Tom F. anderson, Prof. Kenneth Treharne, Prof. Richard Leibbrandt, Magician Simulator: From Simulation to Robot Teaming, is accepted by JNIT: Journal of Next Generation Information Technology.

3.      [Atya13b] Adham Atyabi, Martin H Luerssen and David M W Powers, PSO-Based Dimension Reduction of EEG Recordings: Implications for Subject Transfer in BCI, Neurocomputing

4.      [Jia 13b] JIA Xibin, DU Hua, HAN Yanfang, ZHANG Kewei, David M W POWERS (2013), Audio/Visual Speech based Pronunciation Automatic Evaluation Algorithm and Comparison Platform, International Journal of Intelligent Information Processing 4(1):98-104

5.      [Jia 13a] JIA Xibin, BAO Xiyuan, David M W POWERS, LI Yujian (2013), Facial expression recognition based on block Gabor wavelet fusion feature, Journal of Convergence Information Technology 8(5): 282-289

6.      [Fitz12a] Fitzgibbon, S.P., Lewis, T., Powers, D., Whitham, E., Willoughby, J. and Pope, K. (2013). Surface Laplacian of Central Scalp Electrical Signals is Insensitive to Muscle Contamination. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 60(1):4-9

7.      [Jia12a] Jia, X., Han, Y., Powers, David M.W., Zheng, Z., Sha, l., Bao, X. and Fei, J., “Spatial and temporal visual speech feature for Chinese phonemes” Journal of Information and Computational Science 9(14 ):4177-4185

8.      [Powe11a] * David M. W. Powers (2011), Evaluation: From Precision, Recall and F-Measure to ROC, Informedness, Markedness & Correlation, Journal of Machine Learning Technologies, ISSN: 2229-3981 & ISSN: 2229-399X, Volume 2, Issue 1
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27743223/201101-Evaluation_JMLT_Postprint-Colour.pdf
or http://db.tt/prjmGyH

9.      [Yang10a] Dongqiang Yang and Powers, David M.W. (2010), Using Grammatical Relations to Automate Thesaurus Construction, Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology 42#2:129-146 http://www.acs.org.au/jrpit/JRPIT42.2.129.pdf

10. [Pfit08b] Darius Pfitzner, Kenneth Treharne & David M. W. Powers (2008), User Keyword Preference: the Nwords and Rwords Experiments, International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology 9:149-158 (Special Issue on Intelligent Internet-based Systems: Emerging Technologies and Programming Techniques).
DOI 10.1504/IJIPT.2008.020947

11. [Pfit08a] Darius M Pfitzner, Richard E Leibbrandt and David MW Powers (2009) Characterization and Evaluation of Similarity Measures for Pairs of Clusterings, Knowledge and Information Systems: An International Journal 19:361-394,
DOI 10.1007/s10115-008-0150-6

12. [Luer08a] Martin H. Luerssen and David MW Powers (2008). Evolving encapsulated
programs as shared grammars
. Genetic Programming and Evolvable
Machines
, 9(3): 203-228.
DOI 10.1007/s10710-008-9061-2.

13. [Fitz07a] * Sean Fitzgibbon, David M. W. Powers, Kenneth Pope, and C. Richard Clark (2007). Removal of EEG noise and artefact using blind source separation. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology 24(3):232-243, June 2007

14. [Li03a] * Yan Li, David Powers and Kenneth Pope (2003). A new approach to blind signal deconvolution using recurrent neural networks. International Journal of Knowledge-Based Intelligent Engineering Systems 7#2:62-69.

15. [Lewi03a] * Lewis, T. W. and D. M. W. Powers (2003). Audio-Visual Speech Recognition using Red Exclusion and Neural Networks. Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology 35#1:41-64 http://www.jrpit.acs.org.au/jrpit/JRPIT35.1.41.pdf

16. [Powe97e] * David M. W. Powers, "Unsupervised learning of linguistic structure: an empirical evaluation", Int'l Journal of Corpus Linguistics 2#1:91-131

17. [Powe91a] * David M. W. Powers, "Goals, Issues and Directions in Machine Learning of Natural Language and Ontology". SIGART Bulletin 2:1, 101-114, January 1991. An updated version published in [Powe91c] as a technical preface was updated to include the material presented at the AAAI Spring Symposium on Machine Learning of Natural Language and Ontology.

18. [Powe84a] David M. W. Powers, "Natural Language the Natural Way," Computer Compacts, 100-109 (Jul 1984); also available as DCS Report 8404, Dept of Computer Science, University of NSW, Australia; abstract also appears in Journal of Symbolic Logic 51(2): 504-505 (1986).

 

(e) Reviewed Papers in Journals + Editorials, Commentaries & Reviews

1.      [Powe13m] * Powers, David M W, Vertical and veridical – 2.5-dimensional visual and vestibular navigation, commentary on “Navigating in a three-dimensional world” by Jeffrey et al, Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36(05):562-563

2.      [Powe06b] * Powers, David M W, Comparative, Continuity and Computational Evidence in Evolutionary Theory: Predictive Evidence versus Productive Evidence, commentary on “Language and life history” by Locke and Bogin, Behavioural and Brain Sciences 29(3):294-296.
(http://www.bbsonline.org/Preprints/Locke-06252004/Commentators/.Powers.html)

3.      [Powe06a] * Powers, David M. W., On the unproductiveness of language and linguistics, commentary on "Neural blackboard architectures of combinatorial structures in cognition" by Frank van der Velde and Marc de Kamps, Behavioural and Brain Sciences 29(1):82-83. (http://www.bbsonline.org/Preprints/VanderVelde-11132003/Commentators/.Powers.html)

4.      [Powe00c] David M W Powers, Review of “A Cognitive Approach to Language Learning” by Peter Skehan, ICLA E-Newsletter 2000-2, republished in ICLA E-Newsletter 2000-6.
(http://lloyd.emich.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0010&L=cogling&P=5572)

5.      [Powe00b] David M W Powers, Review of “The Lexicon in Acquisition” by Eve V. Clark, Cognitive Linguistics 11(1/2):166-169, republished in ICLA E-Newsletter 2000-2.
(http://listserv.linguistlist.org/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0002&L=cogling&P=2064)

6.      [Powe96b] * David M. W. Powers, "Optimality: efficacy, efficiency and effectiveness", PSYCOLOQUY 7:10, 1996. (http://www.cogsci.ecs.soton.ac.uk/cgi/psyc/newpsy?7.10)

7.      [Powe93h] David M. W. Powers, "A Grounding of Definition", THINK 2:1, 1993. (http://cwis.kub.nl/~fdl/research/ti/docs/think/2-1/Powers.htm)

8.      [Powe93b] David M. W. Powers, "Time as a window on comprehension", PSYCOLOQUY 4:39, 1993. (http://www.cogsci.ecs.soton.ac.uk/cgi/psyc/newpsy?4.39)

9.      [Powe93a] David M. W. Powers, "CALM, Chaos and Surprise!", PSYCOLOQUY 4:36, 1993. (http://www.cogsci.ecs.soton.ac.uk/cgi/psyc/newpsy?4.36)

10.  [Powe92j] David M. W. Powers, Review of “Intelligence as Adaptive Behaviour: An Experiment in Computational Neuroethology” by Randall D. Beer, ACM SIGART Bulletin 3(2):26 ACM Press. (DOI 10.1145/130700.1063222)

11.  [Powe92i] David M. W. Powers “Armchair AI”, editorial, SIGART Bulletin 3(2):12-14 ACM Press. (http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/130700.1063221)

12.  [Powe92h] David M. W. Powers, "A Basis for Compact Distributional Extraction", THINK 1:2, pp51-63, 1992. (http://cwis.kub.nl/~fdl/research/ti/docs/think/1-2/Powers.htm)

13.  [Powe92f] David M. W. Powers, "AI - Language, learning and logic" THINK 1:1, pp49-51, 1992. (http://cwis.kub.nl/~fdl/research/ti/docs/think/1-1/Powers.htm)

14.  [Powe92b] David M. W. Powers, "On Learning about Learning", editorial, SIGART Bulletin 3:1, pp 17-19, January 1992. (DOI 10.1145/130836.1063174)

15.  [Powe91e] David M. W. Powers, "Goal Directed Behaviour in the Sensory-Motor and Language Hierarchies." Commentary on P. M. Greenfield, "Language, Tools and Brain", Behavioural and Brain Sciences 14(4): 572-574.

16.  [Powe91d] David M. W. Powers, "Language Acquisition in the Absence of Proof of Absence of Experience." Commentary on S. Crain, "Language Acquisition in the Absence of Experience", Behavioural and Brain Sciences 14(4): 629-630.

17.  [Powe88d] David M. W. Powers, "Review of 'Language and Spatial Cognition' (A. Kerskovits)", Australian Computer Journal, p45 (Feb 1988).

18.  [Powe87b] David M. W. Powers, "Review of 'Program Evolution: Processes of Software Change' (M. M. Lehman & L. A. Belady, ed.)", Australian Computer Journal, p179-180 (Aug 1987).

19.  [Powe87a] David M. W. Powers, "Review of 'Language and Artificial Intelligence' (M. Nagao, ed.)", Australian Computer Journal, p180 (Aug 1987).

20.  [Powe84b] David M. W. Powers, "Review of 'The Hedonistic Neuron: A Theory of Memory, Learning and Intelligence' (A. Harry Klopf, Hemisphere, Washington 1982)", SIGART(89), pp. 21-23 (Jul 1984).

21.  [Powe84c] David M. W. Powers, "Playing Mastermind more Logically or Writing PROLOG more Efficiently", SIGART 89, 28-32 (Jul 1984).
DOI 10.1145/1056521.1056526

22.  [Powe83b] David M. W. Powers, "Neurolinguistics and Psycholinguistics as a Basis for Computer Acquisition of Natural Language," SIGART 84, pp. 29-34 (June 1983). DOI 10.1145/1056623.1056625

23.  [Powe84f] David M. W. Powers, "PROLOG - The wood for the trees. (PART III)", Electronics Today International (Australia), pp. 132-136 (Sep 1984).

24.  [Powe84e] David M. W. Powers, "PROLOG - Goto considered impossible. (PART II)". Electronics Today International (Australia), pp. 127-130 (Aug 1984).

25.  [Powe84d] David M. W. Powers, "PROLOG - Not just another programming language. (PART I)", Electronics Today International (Australia), pp. 73-76 (Jul 1984).

26.  [Powe83d] David M. W. Powers, "Robot Intelligence", Electronics Today International (Australia), pp. 15-18 (Dec 1983). also available as DCS Report 8304 (Mar 1983), Dept of Computer Science, University of NSW, Australia.

(f) Conference Papers & Workshops

1.      [Lang13b] Simon Lang, Martin Luerssen and David Powers (2013). Automated Evaluation of Interest Point Detectors, IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Computer and Information Science (ICIS), pp443-447

2.      [Lang13a] Simon Lang, Martin Luerssen and David Powers (2013). Repeatability Measurements for 2D Interest Point Detectors on 3D Models, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Recognition Systems (CORES), Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing 226:361-370

3.      [McCo13a] Agata McCormac, Kathryn Parsons, Marcus Butavicius, Aaron Ceglar, Derek Weber, Tim Pattison, Richard Leibbrant, Kenneth Treharne and David Powers (2013). Interfaces for Discourse Summarisation: A Human Factors Analysis, OzCHI.

4.      [Powe13d] * David M W Powers, How many features does it take to change a light bulb? 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Berlin, August 2013.

5.      [Powe13c] David M W Powers, AdaBook & MultiBook: Adaptive Boosting with Chance Correction, 10th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO), Reykjavic, July 2013

6.      [Atya13a] Adham Atyabi and David M W Powers, 'Cooperative Area Extension of PSO: Transfer Learning vs. Uncertainty in a simulated Swarm Robotics, 10th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO), Reykjavic, July 2013,

7.      [Powe13b] * David M W Powers, Characteristics and Heuristics of Human Intelligence, IEEE SSCI 2013: CIHLI - Computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence, Singapore, April 2013 – pp13-20

8.      [Miln13a] Marissa Milne, Richard Leibbrandt, David Powers, Parimala Raghavendra, Martin Luerssen and Trent Lewis, Lesson Authoring System For Creating Interactive Activities Involving Virtual Humans, IEEE SSCI 2013: IA - Intelligent Agents, Singapore, April 2013 – pp100-107

9.      [Powe13a] David M W Powers, A computationally and cognitively plausible model of supervised & unsupervised learning, BICS 2013: Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems, Beijing, June 2013

10.  [Powe12h] David M W Powers, “Artificial Intelligence and its Practical Applications for Aged Care: From Talking Heads to Companions”, Invited Talk, Modern Aged Care 2012, Sydney, October 2012.

11.  [Atya12c] Adham Atyabi, Sean P Fitzgibbon, and David M W Powers, “Multiplication of EEG samples through Replicating, Biasing, and Overlapping”, World Intelligence Congress 2012 International Conference on Brain Informatics (BI 2012), Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) – to appear.

12.  [Atya12b] Adham Atyabi, Martin Luerssen, Sean Fitzgibbon, and David M. W. Powers, “The Impact of PSO based Dimension Reduction on EEG classification”, World Intelligence Congress 2012 International Conference on Brain Informatics (BI 2012), Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) – to appear.

13.  [Gran12a] Jonathon Grantham, Elizabeth Grantham & David M W Powers, “Website accessibility: An Australian View”, 13th Australiasian User Interface Conference (AUIC2012), Melbourne, Australia, January 2012.

14.  [Leib12a] Richard Leibbrandt & David M W Powers, "Robust Induction of Parts-of-Speech in Child-Directed Language by Co-Clustering of Words and Contexts", Joint Workshop of ROBUS and UNSUP: Robust Unsupervised and Semi-supervised Methods and Unsupervised Learning in Natural Language Processing, 13th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Avignon France, April 2012, pp. 44-54.

15.  [Powe12g] David M W Powers, “The Problem of Kappa”, 13th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Avignon France, April 2012, pp. 345-355..

16.  [Powe12f] David M W Powers, Adham Atyabi and Tom Anderson, “MAGIC Robots - Resilient Communications”, Spring World Congress on Engineering and Technology, Xian China, May 2012, IEEE USA, V2:591-594

17.  [Powe12e] David M W Powers and Adham Atyabi, “The Problem of Cross-Validation: Averaging and Bias, Reptition and Significance”, Spring World Congress on Engineering and Technology, Xian China, May 2012, IEEE USA, V2:93-97

18.  [Powe12d] David M W Powers, “ROC-ConCert”, Spring World Congress on Engineering and Technology, Xian China, May 2012, IEEE USA, V2:238-241

19.  [Cott12a] Joel Cottrell, Sean P Fitzgibbon, Trent Lewis and David M W Powers, “Investigating a Gaze-Tracking Brain Computer Interface Concept Using Steady-State Visually Evoked Potentials”, Spring World Congress on Engineering and Technology, Xian China, May 2012, IEEE USA, V1:55-58

20.  [Lang12a] Simon R Lang, Martin H Luerssen, David M W Powers, “Evolutionary Feature Preselection for Viola-Jones Classifier Training”, Spring World Congress on Engineering and Technology, Xian China, May 2012, IEEE USA, V2:148-151

21.  [Powe12c] David M W Powers, “The Problem of Area Under the Curve”, 2nd International Conference on Information Science and Technology, Wuhan China, March 2012, IEEE USA, pp. 567-573

22.  [Powe12b] David M W Powers, “Innovative Instruction, Assessment & Evaluation in Programming Language Concepts”, 2nd International Conference on Information Science and Technology, Wuhan China, March 2012, IEEE USA, pp. 512-519

23.  [Atya12a] David M W Powers, “The Impact of Segmentation and Replication on Non-Overlapping Windows: An EEG Study”, 2nd International Conference on Information Science and Technology, Wuhan China, March 2012, IEEE USA, pp. 668-674

24.  [Shan11a] Muhammed Shanir, Waseem Raza and David M.W. Powers, “Brain Computer Interface: Classification of EEG for Left and Right Wrist Movements using AR Modeling and Bhattacharya Distance”, Seventh International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP 2011), Adelaide, December 2011, IEEE USA, pp7-10.

25.  [Powe11c] David M W Powers, “How to Make a Mesh of Things”, China-Australia Conference on Protecting Environments to Promote Health Populations, Changsha, Hunan, China, October 2011.

26.  [Powe11d] David M W Powers “Virtual Engineering for a Real Future”, China-Australia Conference on Protecting Environments to Promote Health Populations, Changsha, Hunan, China, October 2011.

27.  [Ali11a] Humayra Binte Ali & David M W Powers, " Comparison of Region-based and Weighted Principal Component Analysis and Locally Salient ICA in terms of Facial Expression Recognition", SNPD conf, 2011

28.  [Atya11a] Adham Atyabi, Sean Fitzgibbon, and David M. W. Powers, "Multiplying the mileage of your dataset with sub windowing", 2011 International Conference on Brain Informatics (BI'11), September 7-9, 2011, Lanzhou, China, Springer-Verlag Berlin, pp173-184.

29.  [Ali10b] Humayra Binte Ali, David M W Powers and Richard Leibbrandt (2010), Using eigenspaces for facial expression detection: handling person dependent application and minimizing detection error. MJCAI, 2010. (Accepted but withdrawn due to lack of funding – see Ali11a].)

30.  [Ali10a] Humayra Binte Ali, Rezaul Karim and David M.W Powers (2010), Modeling and verification of Extensible Authentication Protocol for Transport Layer Security in Wireless Lan Environment.ICSTE 2010, Puerto Rico, USA, October 3-5, 2010

31.  [Wagn10a] Michael Wagner, Tran, D., Togneri, R., Rose, P., Powers, D. M., Onslow, M., Loakes, D. E., Lewis, T. W., Kuratate, T., Kinoshita, Y., Kemp, N., Ishihara, S., Ingram, J. C., Hajek, J. T., Grayden, D. B., Goecke, R., Fletcher, J. M., Estival, D., Epps, J. R., Dale, R., Cutler, A., Cox, F. M., Chetty, G., Cassidy, S., Butcher, A. R., Burnham, D. K., Bird, S., Best, C. T., Bennamoun, M., Arciuli, J., Ambikairajah, E., (2010) "The Big Australian Speech Corpus (The Big ASC)", Proceedings of the 13th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology.

32.  [Boei10a] Adrian Boeing, Aidan Morgan, David M W Powers, Kevin Vinsen, Thomas Bräunl, (2010) “MAGICian”, Land Warfare Conference 2010, 347-355.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27743223/201010-LWC%202010-MAGICian-Color-Ack.pdf or http://db.tt/IefHC7n

33.  [Luer10c] Martin Luerssen, Trent Lewis and David M.W. Powers (2010)
“Head X: Customizable Audiovisual Synthesis for a Multi-Purpose Virtual Head”, Australasian Joint Artificial Intelligence Conference

34.  [Atya10b] Adham Atyabi, Tom A.F.Anderson, Kenneth Treharne, David M. W. Powers (2010), MAGICIAN Simulator, Proceedings of International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV10 – ERA A), Singapore 7-10 December 2010

35.  [Atya10a] Adham Atyabi and David M W Powers (2010), The Use of Area Extended Particle Swarm Optimization (AEPSO) in Swarm Robotics. Proceedings of International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, Singapore 7-10 December 2010

36.  [Luer10b] Martin Luerssen and David M W Powers (2010), Fast Grammar-Based Evolution Using Memoization, Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN 2010: ERA A), 11-15 September 2010, Krakow.

37.  [Yazd10a] Naisan Yazdani, Fatemeh Khazab, Sean Fitzgibbon, Martin Luerssen, David M W Powers, C Richard Clark (2010) Towards a Brain-Controlled Wheelchair Prototype, Proceedings of the 24th British Computer Society Conference on Human Computer Interaction

38.  [Powe10a] Powers, D.M., Luerssen, M.H., Lewis, T.W., Leibbrandt, R.E., Milne, M., Pashalis, J., & Treharne, K., 2010. MANA for the Ageing. Proceedings of the 2010 Workshop on Companionable Dialogue Systems, 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2010), 7-12.

39.  [Leib10b] Richard Leibbrandt, Dongqiang Yang, Darius Pfitzner and David Powers, Pru Mitchell, Sarah Hayman and Helen Eddy (2010). Smart collections: can artificial intelligence tools and techniques assist with discovering, evaluating and tagging digital learning resources? SLAQ / IASL 2010, Brisbane, 27 September 2010

40.  [Leib10a] Richard Leibbrandt and David Powers (2010), Frequent frames as cues to part-of-speech in Dutch: why filler frequency matters. 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci2010), 2680-2685.

41.  [Miln10a] Marissa Milne, Richard Leibbrandt, Trent Lewis, Martin Luerssen, and David Powers (2010). Development of a virtual agent based social tutor for children with autism spectrum disorders. Proceedings of the IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN2010), 1555-1563.

42.  [Newm10a] William Newman, David Franzel, Takeshi Matsumoto, Richard Leibbrandt, Trent Lewis, Martin Luerssen and David Powers (2010). Hybrid world object tracking for a virtual teaching agent. Proceedings of the IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN2010), 2244-2252.

43.  [Powe09a] David M. W. Powers and Richard E. Leibbrandt (2009). Rough Diamonds in Natural Language Learning. ROUGH SETS AND KNOWLEDGE TECHNOLOGY, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2009, Volume 5589/2009, 17-26, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02962-2_2

44.  [Burn09a] Burnham, D.K., Ambikairajah, E., Arciuli, J., Bennamoun, M., Best, C.T., Bird, S., Butcher, A.R., Cassidy, S., Chetty, G., Cox, F.M., et al., 2009. A Blueprint for a Comprehensive Australian English Auditory-Visual Speech Corpus. Selected Proceedings of the 2008 HCSNet Workshop on Designing the Australian National Corpus: Mustering Languages, 96-107

45.  [Treh09a] Treharne, K. & Powers, D.M., 2009. Search Engine Result Visualisation: challenges and opportunities. Proceedings of international symposium on web visualization, 633-638.

46.  [Miln09a] Marissa Milne, David Powers & Richard Leibbrandt (2009). Development of a software-based social tutor for children with autism spectrum disorders. OZCHI 2009, Melbourne, November 2009

47.  [Burn08a] Burnham, D., Abrahamyan, A., Cavedon, L., Davis, C., Hodgins, A., Kim, J., Kroos, C., Kuratate, T., Lewis, T., Luerssen, M., Paine, G., Powers, D., Riley, M., Stelarc, Stevens, K., 2008. From talking to thinking heads: 2008. In: Proc. International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing (AVSP).

48.  [Fitz08a] Sean Fitzgibbon, C. Richard Clark and David M W Powers (2008), Asynchronous brain computer interface operation, 2008 Defence Human Sciences Symposium, DSTO Edinburgh SA (abstract only)

49.  [Lewi08a] Trent W Lewis and David M W Powers (2008). Distinctive Feature Fusion for Recognition of Australian English Consonants. In Proc. Interspeech 2008, Brisbane. pp2671-2674

50.  [Huan08a] Jin Hu Huang and David M W Powers (2008). Suffix-tree-based approach for Chinese information retrieval. Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (ISDA 2008), Vol. 3, pp. 393-397.

51.  [Powe08f] David M W Powers (2008), Real not fake - we need a real AVT corpus of Australian English, Designing the Australian National Corpus Workshop, HCSNet Summerfest, 4-5 December 2008, University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia (abstract only)

52.  [Powe08e] David M W Powers, Trent Lewis, Martin Luerssen and Richard Leibbrandt, Thinking Media Framework - helping the Thinking Head make sense, Embodied Interaction in Mobile, Physical and Virtual Environments Workshop, HCSNet Summerfest, 4-5 December 2008, University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia (abstract only)

53.  [Powe08d] Powers, D.M.W. (2008). Minors as Miners - Modelling and Evaluating Ontological and Linguistic Learning. Invited Keynote, Proc. Seventh Australasian Data Mining Conference (AusDM 2008), Glenelg, South Australia. CRPIT, 87. Roddick, J. F., Li, J., Christen, P. and Kennedy, P. J., Eds. ACS. 3-14.

54.  [Mats08a] Takeshi Matsumoto, David Powers and Nasser Asgari (in press), Webcam Configurations for Ground Texture Visual Servo, IEEE International Conference on Cybernetics & Intelligent Systems, Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics (CIS-RAM 2008), Chengdu China (6pp).

55.  [Leib08b] Richard Leibbrandt, Martin Luerssen, Takeshi Matsumoto, Kenneth Treharne, Trent Lewis, Martin Li Santi and David Powers (2008), An Immersive Game-Like Teaching Environment with Simulated Teacher and Hybrid World, Computer Games and Allied Technology, April 28-30, 2008, Singapore, pp217-225

56.  [Leib08a] Richard Leibbrandt & David M. W. Powers (2008), Grammatical category induction using lexically-based templates, Supplement. Boston Univ. Conference on Language Development 32, Nov 2-4, 2007, Full, (8pp).

57.  [Luer08b] Martin H. Luerssen, Lewis, T.W., Leibbrandt, R. and Powers, David M.W. (2008), Adaptive Multimodal Perception for a Virtual Museum Guide. 3rd Workshop on Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Ambient Intelligence (AITAmI’08), 18th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI’08), July 21-25, 2008, Patras Greece, pp62-68.

58.  [Powe08c] David M. W. Powers, Richard Leibbrandt, Darius Pfitzner, Martin Luerssen, Trent Lewis, Arman Abrahamyan and Kate Stevens (2008), Language Teaching in a Mixed Reality Games Environment, The 1st International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA) Workshop on "Gaming Design and Experience: Design for Engaging Experience and Social Interaction", July 15-19, 2008, Athens Greece, Article 70 (7pp), DOI 10.1145/1389586.1389668

59.  [Powe08b] David M. W. Powers (2008), Evaluation Evaluation, The 18th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI’08), July 21-25, 2008, Patras Greece, pp843-844.

60.  [Powe08a] David M. W. Powers, Richard Leibbrandt, Martin Luerssen, Trent Lewis and Mike Lawson (2008), PETA – a Pedagogical Embodied Teaching Agent, The 1st International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA) Workshop on “Pervasive Technologies in e/m-Learning and Internet based Experiments” (PTLIE), July 15-19, 2008, Athens Greece, Article 60 (8pp), DOI 10.1145/1389586.1389658

61.  [Treh08a] Kenneth Treharne, Darius Pfitzner, Richard Leibbrandt & David M. W. Powers (2008), A Lean Online Approach to Human Factors Research, The 1st International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA) workshop on “Pervasive Technologies in e/m-Learning and Internet based Experiments” (PTLIE), July 15-19, 2008, Athens Greece. Article 57 (8pp), DOI 10.1145/1389586.1389655

62.  [Yang08a] Dongqiang Yang and David Powers (2008), “Automatic Thesaurus Construction”, Australia Computer Science Conference (ACSC2007), Wollongong January 2008, pp147-156, awarded best student paper.

63.  [Leib07b] Richard Leibbrandt & David M. W. Powers (2007), Grammatical
category induction using lexically-based templates, Proceedings. Boston University Conference on Language Development 32, Nov 2-4, 2007, Abstract.

64.  [Cegl07a] Aaron Ceglar, John F. Roddick and David M.W. Powers , “CURIO : A Fast Outlier and Outlier Cluster Detection Algorithm for Large Datasets”, Second International Workshop on Integrating AI and Data Mining (AIDM2007), GoldCoast, December 2007, Full, 37-45

65.  [Yang07a] Dongqiang Yang and David Powers (2007), “An Empirical Investigation into Grammatically Constrained Contexts in predicting distributional similarity”, Australia Language Technology Workshop (ALTW07), Melbourne, December 2007, Full, 117-125

66.  [Powe07c] * David Powers, Richard Leibbrandt, Martin Li Santi, Martin Luerssen (2007): A multimodal environment for immersive language learning - space, time, viewpoint and physics, Joint HCSNet-HxI Workshop on Human Issues in Interaction and Interactive Interfaces, 13-14 September 2007, Australian Technology Park, Sydney, Abstract.

67.  [Powe07d] David Powers, Sean Fitzgibbon and Richard Clark (2007): Brain Computer Interface , Joint HCSNet-HxI Workshop on Human Issues in Interaction and Interactive Interfaces, 13-14 September 2007, Australian Technology Park, Sydney, Abstract.

68.  [LiSa07b] * Martin Li Santi, Richard Leibbrandt, David M W Powers (2007): Desiderata and Trade-offs in HxI for Immersive Language Learning, Joint HCSNet-HxI Workshop on Human Issues in Interaction and Interactive Interfaces, 13-14 September 2007, Australian Technology Park, Sydney, Abstract.

69.  [Pfit07b]* Darius Pfitzner, Kenneth Treharne & David M. W. Powers (2007): Cognitive Load in Text Search: the Nwords and Rwords Surveys, Joint HCSNet-HxI Workshop on Human Issues in Interaction and Interactive Interfaces, 13-14 September 2007, Australian Technology Park, Sydney, Abstract.

70.  [Treh07b] Kenneth Treharne, Richard Leibbrandt, David Powers (2007): The role of 3D in visualization, Joint HCSNet-HxI Workshop on Human Issues in Interaction and Interactive Interfaces, 13-14 September 2007, Australian Technology Park, Sydney, Abstract.

71.  [Luer07a] Martin Luerssen & David M. W. Powers (2007), On the use of embodied conversational agents in social and cognitive research, Australian Society for Cognitive Science Conference, July 9-11, 2007, Abstract.

72.  [LiSa07a] Martin Li Santi, Richard Leibbrandt & David M. W. Powers (2007), Developing 3D Worlds for Language Learning, Australian Society for Cognitive Science Conference, July 9-11, 2007, Abstract.

73.  [Pfit07a] Darius Pfitzner, Kenneth Treharne & David M. W. Powers (2007), Cognitive load in text search: The Nwords and Rwords surveys, Australian Society for Cognitive Science Conference, July 9-11, 2007, Abstract.

74.  [Treh07a] Kenneth Treharne, Darius Pfitzner & David M. W. Powers (2007), The versatile role of motion in visualisation, Australian Society for Cognitive Science Conference, July 9-11, 2007, Abstract.

75.  [Leib07a] Richard Leibbrandt & David M. W. Powers (2007), Learning lexical categories using lexically-based templates , Australian Society for Cognitive Science Conference, July 9-11, 2007, Abstract.

76.  [Powe07b] David M. W. Powers (2007), Language – recursion, recurrence or recruitment?, Australian Society for Cognitive Science Conference, July 9-11, 2007, Abstract.

77.  [Powe07a] David M. W. Powers (2007), Virtual Intelligence – The Total Turing Test in Practice, Australian Society for Cognitive Science Conference, July 9-11, 2007, Abstract.

78.  [Luer07c] Martin H. Luerssen, & David M. W. Powers (2007), Evolvability and Redundancy in Shared Grammar Evolution, Proceedings of the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Singapore, September 25–28, 2007, Full.

79.  [Luer07b] Martin H. Luerssen, & David M. W. Powers (2007), Graph Design by Graph Grammar Evolution, Proceedings of the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Singapore, September 25–28, 2007, Full.  (Resubmitted/accepted update of a paper of the same title accepted and nominated for best paper for GECCO 2007: Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, London UK, July 2007, accepted 15 March 2007, but withdrawn as attendance not funded.)

80.  [Yang06c] Dongqiang Yang and David Powers, Word sense disambiguation using lexical cohesion in the context. Joint conference of the International Committee on Computational Linguistics and the Association for Computational Linguistics (COLING-ACL 2006), Sydney Aust, pp929-936. (http://acl.ldc.upenn.edu/P/P06/P06-2119.pdf)

81.  [Yang06b] Dongqiang Yang and David Powers, Distributional Similarity in the Varied Order of Syntactic Spaces. IEEE International Conferences on Innovative Computing Information and Control (ICICIC-2006),Beijing China, pp406-409. DOI 10.1109/ICICIC.2006.439

82.  [Yang06a] Dongqiang Yang and David Powers, Verb similarity on the taxonomy of WordNet, The Third International WordNet Conference (GWC-06), Jeju Island, Korea. pp121-128

83.  [Yang05a] Dongqiang Yang and David Powers, Measuring Semantic Similarity in the Taxonomy of WordNet, ACSC’05 Australasian Computer Science Conference. pp315-322 (http://crpit.com/confpapers/CRPITV38Yang.pdf)

84.  [Powe05a] Powers, David. M. W., Biologically-Motivated Machine Learning of Natural Language and Ontology: A Computational Cognitive Model, Abstract. HCSNet/NICTA Workshop on Multi-Modal User Interface; Full paper: http://david.wardpowers.info/Research/AI/papers/200502=MMUI-BMMLNLO.doc

85.  [Luer05c] Luerssen, M. H. & Powers, D. M. W. (2005). Graph composition in a graph grammar-based method for automata network evolution. In D. W. Corne (Ed.), Proceedings of the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Edinburgh, UK, pages 1653-1660. Piscataway, USA: IEEE Press. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2005.1554887)

86.  [Luer05a] Luerssen, M. H. and David M. W. Powers (2005). Graph grammar encoding and evolution of automata networks. In V. Estivill-Castro (Ed.), Proceedings of the 28th Australasian Computer Science Conference, Newcastle, Australia, volume 38 of Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology, pp 229-238. Sydney, Australia: Australian Computer Society.

87.  [Lewi05a] Trent W. Lewis and David M. W. Powers (2005), Distinctive Feature Fusion for Improved Audio-Visual Phoneme Recognition. Proceedings of the IEEE 8th International Symposium on Signal Processing and Its Applications ISSPA 2005, pp 62-65, Sydney, Australia, 28-31 August 2005. IEEE Press.

88.  [Lewi04a] * Trent W. Lewis and David M. W. Powers (2004), Sensor Fusion Weighting Measures in Audio-Visual Speech Recognition, Australian Computer Science Conference, pp305-314, January 2004, Dunedin, New Zealand (http://www.infoeng.flinders.edu.au/papers/20040001.pdf http://crpit.com/confpapers/CRPITV26Lewis.pdf)

89.  [Huan04a] JinHu Huang and David Powers, Adaptive Compression-based Approach for Chinese Pinyin Input, ACL SIGHAN Workshop, pp. 24-27

90.  [Powe03b] David M. W. Powers and Darius Pfitzner (2003). The Magic Science of Visualization. International Conference on Cognitive Science, University of New South Wales, July 2003, pp535-540. http://david.wardpowers.info/Research/AI/papers/200302-ICCS-MagiVis.pdf

91.  [Powe03a] * David M. W. Powers (2003). Recall and Precision versus the Bookmaker. International Conference on Cognitive Science, University of New South Wales, July 2003, pp529-534.

92.  [Olss03a] Roland Olsson and David Powers (2003). Machine Learning of Human Language through Automatic Programming, International Conference on Cognitive Science, University of New South Wales, July 2003, pp507-512 http://david.wardpowers.info/Research/AI/papers/200302-ICCS-NLADATE.pdf

93.  [Mats03a] Takeshi Matsumoto, David M. W. Powers and Geoff Jarrad, Application of Search Algorithms to Natural Language Processing, Australasian Language Technology Workshop 2003. 8pp. CD-ROM/Web publications (http://www.infoeng.flinders.edu.au/papers/20030013.pdf and http://www.alta.asn.au/events/altss_w2003_proc/altw/papers/matsumoto-final.pdf)

94.  [Luer03a] Martin Luerssen and David Powers (2003). On the Artificial Evolution of Neural Graph Grammars. International Conference on Cognitive Science, University of New South Wales, July 2003. (pp369-374)

95.  [Li03b] Yan Li, Peng Wen and David Powers, Methods for the Blind Signal Separation Problem, IEEE Int'l Conf. on Neural Networks and Signal Processing (ICNNSP'03), Nanjin, China, Dec 14-17, 2003 (pp1386-1389).

96.  [Huan03a] Jin Hu Huang and David Powers (2003). Chinese Word Segmentation based on Contextual Entropy. Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, September 2003 , pp121-127.

97.  88. [Pfit02a] Darius Pfitzner, Vaughan Hobbs and David Powers (2002), A unified taxonomic framework for information visualization. pp.57-66, Proc.Australian Symposium on Information Visualization, Adelaide, February 2003.

98.  89. [Lewi02a] * Lewis, T. W. and D. M. W. Powers (2002). Audio-Visual Speech Recognition using Red Exclusion and Neural Networks. Proc. Australian Computer Science Conference (ACSC2002), Melbourne AUS. Nominated for best paper and awarded best student paper. (http://crpit.com/confpapers/CRPITV4Lewis.pdf)

99.  [Huan02a] Huang, J. H. and David Powers (2002), Experiments on Unsupervised Chinese Word Segmentation and Classification. First Students Workshop on Computational Lingusitics, 83-89. Peking University, August 2002.

100.          [Hoss01a] Gholam Hosseini, H., Reynolds, K.J., & Powers, D.M., 2001. A Multi-Stage Neural Network Classifier for ECG Events. Proceedings of 23rd Annual International Conf. of the IEEE Eng. in Medicine & Biology Society.

101.          [Powe01a] Powers, David M. W. (2001), The Robot Baby meets the Intelligent Room, pp59-62, AAAI Spring Symposium on Learning Grounded Representations, Stanford USA http://david.wardpowers.info/Research/AI/papers/200105-LGR-RBIR.pdf

102.          [Li01b] Li, Y and D. Powers (2001). "Speech Separation Based on Higher Order Statistics Using Recurrent Neural Networks", pp. 45-56, Proc.International Workshop on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS'01), December 2001; to be published in the Springer-Verlag "Advances in Soft Computing" Series. (http://david.wardpowers.info/Research/AI/papers/200107-HIS-BSSHORN.pdf)

103.          [Li01a] * Li, Y, D. M. W. Powers and P. Wen (2001), Separation and Deconvolution of Speech Using Recurrent Neural Networks, pp. 1303--1309, Vol. III, Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IC-AI'01), June 25-28, 2001, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (http://david.wardpowers.info/Research/AI/papers/200103-ICAI-BSSRNN.pdf)

104.          [Lewi01b] Lewis, T. and D. Powers (2001). "A Multifaceted Investigation into Speech Reading", pp.64-79, Proc. International Workshop on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS'01), December 2001; Springer-Verlag "Advances in Soft Computing" Series.
(http://david.wardpowers.info/Research/AI/papers/200108-HIS-MISR.pdf)

105.          [Huan01a] Huang, Jin Hu and David M W Powers, “Large scale experiments on correction of confused words". pp77-82, Proc. Australian Computer Science Conference (ACSC2001), Gold Coast AUS. (http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=545564.545574)

106.          [Lewi00a] Lewis, T. and D. Powers (2000). “Lip Feature Extraction Using Red Exclusion”. VIP 2000: 61-67 (http://crpit.com/confpapers/CRPITV2Lewis.pdf)

107.          [Powe99a] David M. W. Powers, "Basic Assumptions in Acquisition Research", Invited Keynote, Ecology of Language Workshop, Amsterdam, January 1999

108.          [Li99a] * Yan Li, Peng Wen, David Powers and Richard Clark, LSB neural network based segmentation of MR brain image, Proc. 1999 IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Conference, October 12--15, 1999,Tokyo, Japan. (http://david.wardpowers.info/Research/AI/papers/199905-LSBMR-SMC.pdf)

109.          [Stee98a] Robert Steele and David M. W. Powers, "Evolution and Evaluation of Document Retrieval Queries" pp163-164, NeMLaP3/CoNLL98 Joint Conference, Sydney, January 1998. (http://david.wardpowers.info/Research/AI/papers/199801b-CoNLL-EDRQ.pdf)

110.          [Powe98c] * David M. W. Powers, "Reconciliation of Unsupervised Clustering, Segmentation and Cohesion", pp307-310, NeMLaP3/CoNLL98 Paradigms and Grounding in Language Learning Workshop, Adelaide, January 1998. (http://david.wardpowers.info/Research/AI/papers/199801e-PaGiLL-UCSC.pdf)

111.          [Powe98b] * David M. W. Powers, "The Total Turing Test and the Loebner Prize", pp279-280, NeMLaP3/CoNLL98 Human Computer Conversation Workshop, Sydney, January 1998.
(http://david.wardpowers.info/Research/AI/papers/199801d-HCC-TTT+LP.pdf)

112.          [Powe98a] David M. W. Powers, "Applications and Explanations of Zipf?s Law", pp151-160, NeMLaP3/CoNLL98 Joint Conference, Sydney, January 1998. (http://david.wardpowers.info/Research/AI/papers/199801c-CoNLL-Zipf.pdf)

113.          [Entw98a] * Jim Entwisle and David M. W. Powers, "The Present Use of Statistics in the Evaluation of NLP Parsers", pp215-224, NeMLaP3/CoNLL98 Joint Conference, Sydney, January 1998. (http://david.wardpowers.info/Research/AI/papers/199801a-CoNLL-USE.pdf)

114.          [Powe96f] David M. W. Powers, "Machine Learning of Natural Language", Invited Tutorial, Sixth Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, December 1996 (Working Notes disseminated)

115.          [Powe97d] David M. W. Powers, "Machine Learning of Natural Language", ACL Tutorial, ACL/EACL'97 Joint Conference (35th Annual Meeting of the ACL and 8th Conference of the European Chapter of the ACL) Madrid, July 1997 (Working Notes available through ACL.)

116.          [Powe97c] * David M. W. Powers "Learning and Application of Differential Grammars", CoNLL97: ACL Workshop on Computational Natural Language Learning, Madrid, July 1997 pp88-96. http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/331602.html

117.          [Powe97b] * David M. W. Powers "Perceptual Foundations for Cognitive Linguistics", International Conference on Cognitive Linguistics, Amsterdam, July 1997, p173.

118.          [Powe97a] David M. W. Powers "Metaphor and Learning: The Phonology of Syntax", International Conference on Cognitive Linguistics (special theme session on Computer Models in Cognitive Linguistics), Amsterdam, July 1997, pp260-265.

119.          [Powe96g] D.M.W. Powers, C.R.Clark, S.E. Dixon and D.L. Weber, "Cocktails and Brainwaves: Experiments with Complex and Subliminal Auditory Stimuli", pp68-71, Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Conference on Intelligent Information Systems, IEEE 96TH8234, Adelaide, November 1996 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ANZIIS.1996.573891)

120.          [Powe96e] David M. W. Powers, "What unsupervised learning tells us about language models", Symposium on Tacit Assumptions in the Study of Language, Helsinki, September 1996 (http://david.wardpowers.info/Research/AI/papers/199606-TASL-WULTAL.pdf)

121.          [Powe96d] David M. W. Powers, "Goodness Measures for Unsupervised Language Learning", Invited Lecture, Workshop on Machine Learning of Natural Language, European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information, Prague, August 1996.

122.          [Powe96c] David M. W. Powers, "Experiments in Unsupervised Machine Learning of Natural Language", Australasian Summer Workshop on Natural Language Processing, Monash University, February 1996 (http://david.wardpowers.info/Research/AI/papers/199512-ANLP-EULNL.pdf)

123.          [Dixo96a] * Simon E. Dixon and David M. W. Powers, "The Characterisation, Separation and Transcription of Complex Acoustic Signals", pp63-78, Sixth Australian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology, ASSTA, December 1996
(http://david.wardpowers.info/Research/AI/papers/199609-SST-CSTCAS.pdf)

124.          [Cull96a] Jamie Cullen, David Powers and Todd Rockoff, "Data-Parallel Rendering for Virtual Reality: A quantitative investigation of SIMD design for a ray tracing application", Australasian Computer Architecture Conference, pp47-64, Monash University, January 1996 (Springer LNCS) http://david.wardpowers.info/Research/AI/papers/199509-ACAW-SIMD.pdf

125.          [Powe95b] * David M. W. Powers, "Parallel Unification: Practical Complexity", Australasian Computer Architecture Workshop, Flinders University, January 1995 http://david.wardpowers.info/Research/AI/papers/199501-ACAW-PUPC.pdf

126.          [Powe94b] David M. W. Powers, "Unsupervised Learning of Language Knowledge", Invited Talk, pp13-14, ELSnet/MLnet workshop on Machine Learning of Natural Language and Speech, Amsterdam NL, December 1994

127.          [Powe93e] * David M. W. Powers, "Critique and Summary of Discussion: A Coordination Point", pp.83-89, ECML'92 Workshop on Machine Learning and Text Analysis, Vienna, Austria, April 1993. This is a report on the meeting that commissioned me to explore options for the founding of an NLL SIG linked to a relevant professional society, and lead to the founding of ACL SIGNLL later on that same year. It includes summaries of the research being undertaken by the relevant groups.

128.          [Powe93d] * David M. W. Powers, "Directions in Machine Learning of Natural Language", Invited Position Paper, pp.77-82, in ECML'92 Workshop on Machine Learning and Text Analysis, Vienna, Austria, April 1993.

129.          [Powe93c] David M. W. Powers, "From Cognitive Linguistics to Machine Learning of Natural Language", pp 127-135, 2nd Workshop on the Cognitive Science of Natural Language Processing, Dublin July 93.

130.          [Powe92e] David M. W. Powers, "Natural and Artificial Language Acquisition: Gold, Poverty and Desperation", Invited Talk, BENELUX Network on First Language Acquisition (NET), Second NET-Symposium, Amsterdam February 1992 (Extended Abstract).

131.          [Powe92c] David M. W. Powers, "On the Significance of Closed Classes and Boundary Conditions: Experiments in Lexical and Syntactic Learning", pp.245-266 in [Dael92a].

132.          [Powe91m] David M. W. Powers, "On the promise of learning and the problems of modularity: A biased view of Natural Language Learning", in [Powe91n].

133.          [Powe91l] David M. W. Powers, "Machine Learning of Natural Language: Roots, Branches and Leaves", 4th Annual Meeting of the German Computer Society Special Interest Group 1.1.3 on Machine Learning, Stuttgart, FRG, July 1991 (Invited Paper: Abstract only; a related paper appears as [Powe91m])

134.          [Powe91k] David M. W. Powers, "Logic Programming with Pseudo-Resolution", Proc. 2nd Russian Conference on Logic Programming, Leningrad, September 1991 (Springer-Verlag).

135.          [Powe91j] David M. W. Powers, "Parallelized QuickSort and RadixSort with Optimal Speedup", Proc. Parallel Computing Technologies Conference, Novosibirsk, pp.167-176, September 1991 (World Scientific, Singapore).

136.          [Powe91i] David M. W. Powers, "Language Learning in an Automated Theorem Prover.", International Conference for Logic Programming Workshop on Advanced Logic Programming Tools and Formalisms for Language Processing, 44-54, INRIA, Paris, June 1991.

137.          [Powe91f] David M. W. Powers, "Parallel and Efficient Implementation of the Compartmentalized Connection Graph Proof Procedure", presented at the International Workshop on Massively Parallel Inference Systems, Schloss Dagstuhl FRG, December 1990. Abstract only. Full paper published in Fronhoefer & Wrightson, Parallelism in Inference Systems, pp.210-233.

138.          [Powe91b] David M. W. Powers, "How far can self-organization go? Results in unsupervised language learning." Proc. .AAAI Spring Symposium on Machine Learning of Natural Language and Ontology, 131-136 March 1991, Stanford.

139.          [Powe91a] David M. W. Powers, "Goals, Issues and Directions in Machine Learning of Natural Language and Ontology". Chairman's background paper and preface, AAAI Spring Symposium on Machine Learning of Natural Language and Ontology, March 1991, Stanford CA [Powe91c]. An earlier version appears in SIGART Bulletin 2(1), 101-114, January 1991.

140.          [Powe90p] David M. W. Powers, "Connection Graphs for Logic Programming", 7th Annual Meeting of the German Computer Society Special Interest Group 1.2.1 on Deduction Systems, Johanniskreuz, FRG, Sep 1990 (Abstract only printed; this work forms part of SEKI Report SR-90-16, Univ. Kaiserslautern FRG.)

141.          [Powe90o] David M. W. Powers, "The unfinished language", Contribution to Pre-COLING Colloquium on the unfinished language, 13th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (Aug 1990).

142.          [Powe90n] David M. W. Powers, "Metaphor and Symbol", Symbol Grounding Workshop, 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Maryland USA (Jun 1990 - abstract only printed).

143.          [Zowg88a] Didar Zowghi and David M. W. Powers, "An experimental expert system for DNA restriction mapping", General Conference of the 8th Int. Workshop on Expert Systems and their Applications, Avignon FRANCE, 497-514 (May 1988).

144.          [Powe88c] David M. W. Powers, "A PROLOG Simulator for studying Visual Learning", Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision Conference of the SPIE Symposium on Optical and Optoelectronic Engineering, Cambridge MA, Vol. 1002, 482-489 (Nov 1988).

145.          [Powe88b] David M. W. Powers, Lazaro Davila and Graham Wrightson, "Implementing Connection Graphs for Logic Programming", Best Paper, AI Symposium of the 9th European Meeting on Cybernetics, Vienna AUSTRIA, in R. Trappl (ed.), Cybernetics and Systems '88, 957-964 (Apr 1988).

146.          [Davi87a] L. Davila, David M. W. Powers, D. Meagher and D. Menzies, "Further Experiments in Computer Learning of Natural Language", Proc. Aust. Joint AI Conf., Sydney NSW, pp. 458-468 (Nov 1987).

147.          [Powe85d] David M. W. Powers, "Revisiting Naive and Nativist Language Learning", Presented at the Joint Annual Conference of the Australasian Association of Philosophy & the Aust. Association of History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science, Sydney, NSW (abstract only printed, Aug 1985).

148.          [Wise84a] * Michael J. Wise and David M. W. Powers, "Indexing PROLOG Clauses via Superimposed Code Words and Field Encoded Words", International Symposium on Logic Programming, Pittsburg PA, 203-210 (Feb 1984).

149.          [Powe84g] David M. W. Powers, "Experiments in Computer Learning of Natural Language", Proc. Aust. Comp. Conf., Sydney NSW, 489-500 (Nov 1984).

150.          [Powe84a] David M. W. Powers, "Natural Language the Natural Way," Presented at the Australasian Association for Logic Annual Meeting, Sydney NSW, July 4-8 1984; Abstract, Journal of Symbolic Logic 51(2), 504-505 (1986); Full Paper, Computer Compacts, pp. 100-109 (Jul 1984).

151.          [Powe83b] David M. W. Powers, "Neurolinguistics and Psycholinguistics as a Basis for Computer Acquisition of Natural Language," Aust. Postgrad. Research Conf., Sydney; full paper appears in SIGART 84, 29-34 (June 1983).

(g) Commissioned Papers and Internal Reports

1.     [Powe07d] * David M W Powers, Evaluation: From Precision, Recall and F-Factor
to ROC, Informedness, Markedness & Correlation, School of Informatics and Engineering, Flinders University • Adelaide • Australia, Technical Report SIE-07-001, December 2007

2.     [Fitz05a] * Sean P Fitzgibbon, C. Richard Clark, David MW Powers, Evaluation of Methodology for Determination of Cognitive Load and Skill Acquisition, DSTO Contract – final report.

 

3.     [Fitz03a] Sean P Fitzgibbon, C. Richard Clark, David MW Powers, Development of Methodology for Determination of Cognitive Load and Skill Acquisition, DSTO Contract – preliminary report.

 

4.     [Powe02a] * David M W Powers, “Clustering and Ranking of Search Engine Results”, YourAmigo White Paper YA004 (contract under START grant – final report)

 

5.     [Powe01b] David M W Powers, “Clustering and Ranking of Search Engine Results”, YourAmigo White Paper YA004p (START contract – preliminary)

 

6.     [Powe92d] * David M. W. Powers, "Multi-Modal Modelling with Multi-Module Mechanisms: Autonomy in a Computational Model of Language Learning." Invited position paper. ITK TR:33, University of Tilburg, NL

 

7.     [Powe90w] David M. W. Powers, "Goals, Issues and Directions in Machine Learning of Natural Language and Ontology". SEKI Report SR-90-14, University of Kaiserslautern FRG. Expanded version of [Powe91a/91c]

 

8.     [Powe90t] David M. W. Powers, "Parallelized QuickSort with Optimal Speedup", SEKI Report SR-90-09, University of Kaiserslautern FRG.

 

9.     [Powe90i] David M. W. Powers, "Compartmentalized Connection Graphs for Logic Programming. II: Parallelism, Indexing and Unification", SEKI Report SR-90-17, University of Kaiserslautern FRG.

 

10.  [Powe90h] David M. W. Powers, "Compartmentalized Connection Graphs for Concurrent Logic Programming I: Compartmentalization, Transformation and Examples", SEKI Report SR-90-16, Univ. Kaiserslautern FRG.

 

11.  [Powe85e] David M. W. Powers, "A Psycholinguistic Approach to the Acquisition of Natural Language by Computers", Ph.D. Thesis, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of NSW, Sydney, AUSTRALIA (submitted Aug 1985, condensed Oct 1987, book: [Powe89a]).

 

12.  [Powe83c] David M. W. Powers and G. B. McMahon, "A Compendium of Interesting PROLOG programmes", DCS Report 8313, Department of Computer Science, University of NSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia (Dec 1983).

 

13.  [Powe83a] * David M. W. Powers, "Lateral Interaction Behaviour Derived from Neural Packing Considerations", DCS Report No 8317, Department of Computer Science, University of NSW, Australia (Apr 1983). This pioneering paper was rejected by a journal for very poor reasons but naively wasn’t resubmitted.

 

(h) Intellectual Property: Software and Patents

1.     [Powe08a] D.M.W Powers and Sean Fitzgibbon (2008), “Informedness with significance and confidence”, Matlab code and Excel spreadsheets for calculating informedness and comparison with other statistics. Code relating to [Powe07d].

2.     [Powe03c] D.M.W Powers and Sean Fitzgibbon (2003), “Informedness of a Contingency Matrix”, Matlab code and Excel spreadsheets for calculating informedness and comparison with other statistics. (on Softpedia, Mathworks, Dodo). Code relating to [Powe03a].

3.     [Stee03d] R.J.Steele and D.M. Powers, "An indexing system and method": Assignee,YourAmigo Pty Ltd, New Zealand Patent Application No. NZ519640, Patent No. 519640 registered 11/11/2004

4.     [Stee03c] R.J.Steele and D.M. Powers, "An indexing system and method": Assignee,YourAmigo Pty Ltd, EU Patent Application No. EP1250663

5.     [Stee03b] R.J.Steele and D.M. Powers, "An indexing system and method": Assignee,YourAmigo Pty Ltd, US Patent Application No. 10/168,132, allowed 17/03/2011

6.     [Stee03a] R.J.Steele and D.M. Powers, "An indexing system and method": Assignee,YourAmigo Pty Ltd, Canadian Patent Application No. CA 2394820, Patent No. CA2394820, allowed 18/20/2011

7.     [Stee02b] R.J.Steele and D.M. Powers, "An indexing system and method": Assignee,YourAmigo Pty Ltd, Australian Patent Application No. 23285/01, Patent No. 773065, sealed 26/08/2004

8.     [Stee02a] * R.J.Steele and D.M. Powers, "An indexing system and method": Assignee,YourAmigo Pty Ltd, International Patent Application No. PCT/AU00/01554

9.     [Lewi02b] * Trent Lewis and David Powers, Red Exclusion/AVSR – research software for finding and tracking faces and lips and fusing audio and visual information for improved speech recognition under adverse and noisy – see [Lewi00a/b; 01a/b/c; 02a; 03a/b]. Commercial interest is being sought to support the productizing and commercialization of this software. A canned demo is available.

10.  [Powe00c] David M W Powers, ChartAnnotate (http://www.visp.com.au/~powers/chartannotate/index2.html) – software to download charts and prices from the web and overlay Point & Figure and Volume, Tick or Time Distribution Profiles based on and extending the Distribution Theory of Peter Steidlmayer. The software is no longer supported and has not been adapted to changes in web formats and Java standards. The accompanying tutorial (http://www.visp.com.au/~powers/chartannotate/truemome.html) was first presented as part of a Flinders University Honours topic on Unsupervised Machine Learning as well as to the Australian Technical Analysis Association (www.ataa.org.au).

11.  [Powe98e] David Powers, Loebner Prize organizational and evaluation scripts – to setup terminals with remote interactions so programs and human confederates interact with judges in the same way, terminals are clearly labelled with judge and terminal numbers, interactions can be monitored and commentated, scores are automatically collected from judges and collated, and statistics are produced both to rank the entrant progams and display the sample probability of their passing the Turing Test.

12.  [YA97a] * Robert Steele, David Powers, and YourAmigo Pty Ltd, Enterprise Search (www.youramigo.com.au). Deep websearch of the hidden web – discovers and exposes pages are generated dynamically and may never have been visited.

13.  [I2Net96a] * Brian Hanisch, David Powers, The Flinders AI Lab, and I2Net Pty Ltd, Orion (www.i2net.com.au) and Clipsal Homspeak (www.clipsal.com). Speech control of equipment, interfaces with Clipsal C-bus equipment.

(i) Intellectual Property: Corpora

1.     [Lewi01c] Trent Lewis, David Powers, Yan Li and The Flinders AI Lab, AVSR Corpus – research corpus for training software for finding and tracking faces and lips and fusing audio and visual information for improved speech recognition under adverse and noisy – see [Lewi00a; 01a/b; 02a/b; 03a/b]. Commercial interest is being sought to support the further development of this corpus and associated hardware and software.

(j) Supervised Work (Alphabetic – selected students, unannotated)

[Atya13a] A Atyabi, Evolutionary Optimization of Brain Computer Interface: Doing More with Less, Flinders University of South Australia (PhD Thesis; supervisor: D.M.W.Powers)

[BaCo98a] Véronique Bastin and Denis Cordier, Méthodes utilisées lors d'un essai du «Test de Turing», Mémoire, Maître en Informatique, Université Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur, Belgium. (Master of Computer Science Theses; supervisor: D.M.W.Powers.)

[Bisc87a] Lars Bischoff, "MAGRATHEA on the Gould UTX/32: Robot World Implementation Report", MARPIA Memo 8701, March 1987.

[Chan88a] Rita Chan, "Concept Learning by Computer: Simple Movement", School of Maths, Physics, Computing and Electronics, Macquarie University. (Computer Science Honours project report; supervisor: D.M.W. Powers.)

[Chow03a] Abu Sayeed Chowdhury, “Automatic Decision Making System in Public Service”, School of Informatics and Engineering, Flinders University, Adelaide (Master of Information Technology Thesis; supervisor: D. M. W. Powers)

[Cull95a] Jamie S. Cullen, "`Data-Parallel Rendering for Virtual Reality: A quantitative investigation of SIMD design for a ray tracing application", Dept of Computer Science, Flinders University, Adelaide (Honours thesis; supervisors: T. E. Rockoff, D. M. W. Powers.)

[Davi87a] Lazaro Davila, “CONG - A Connection Graph Theorem Prover" School of Maths, Physics, Computing and Electronics, Macquarie University. (Computer Science Honours project report; supervisors: D. M. W. Powers, G. Wrightson)

[Dunc99a] Sara Duncan, Eddy Grabis and Michael Vonhof, “Artificially Intelligent Robot Baby”, School of Informatics and Engineering, Flinders University, Adelaide (Engineering Honours Theses; supervisor: D. M. W. Powers, Sherry Randhawa)

[Epps86a] Graham Epps, "MAPHIA - Interfacing and Preliminary Communication Software", MARPIA Technical Report 8602, School of Maths and Physics, Macquarie University. (Computer Science Honours project report; supervisors: D. M. W. Powers, R. E. Buckley.)

[Entw97a] Jim Entwisle, “A constraint parser”, Dept of Computer Science, Flinders University, Adelaide (Computer Science PhD Thesis; supervisor: D. M. W. Powers)

[Fitz07a] Sean P Fitzgibbon, “A Machine Learning Approach to Brain-Computer Interfacing”, School of Psychology, Flinders University, Adelaide (PhD Thesis; supervisors: C. R. Clark and D. M. W. Powers).

[Gard88a] John Gardner, "Parallel Unification: Implementation and Low Level Software", School of Maths, Physics, Computing and Electronics, Macquarie University. (Computer Science Honours project report; supervisors: D. M. W. Powers, R. E. Buckley.)

[Hawe03a[ Steven Hawes, “Can Allule evolve Communication”, School of Informatics and Engineering, Flinders University, Adelaide (Computer Science Honours Thesis; supervisor: D. M. W. Powers)

[Hobb99a] Vaughan Hobbs, "Verification of arithmetic circuits using formal methods and automatic theorem proving", Dept of Computer Science, Flinders University, Adelaide (Computer Science Honours Thesis; supervisor: A. Omondi and D.M.W.Powers))

[Home98a] David A. Homes, "Perceptually Grounded Language Learning", B.Sc. Honours Thesis, Dept of Computer Science, Flinders University, Adelaide. (Computer Science Honours Thesis; supervisor: D.M.W. Powers.)

[Huan12a] Jin Hu Huang, ‘Word segmentation and ambiguity in English and Chinese NLP &  IR’, School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics (PhD Thesis; Supervisor: D.M.W. Powers)

[Hume84a] David Hume, Creating Interactive Worlds with Multiple Actors, Computer Science Honours Thesis, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Uni. of NSW, Sydney, AUSTRALIA (Nov 1984). (Supervisors: D.M.W. Powers, G.B.McMahon.)

[Kain95a] Chhiue Se Kaing, "A simulated robot for learning and cognition", Dept of Computer Science, Flinders University, Adelaide (Computer Science Honours Thesis; supervisor: D. M. W. Powers)

[Kern96a] Philip Kernick, (1996), "A statistical grammar checker", Dept of Computer Science, Flinders University, Adelaide (Honours Thesis; supervisor: D. M. W. Powers)

[Leib09a] Richard E Leibbrandt (2009), “Part-of-Speech Bootstrapping Using Lexically-Specific Frames”, School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics (PhD Thesis; Supervisor: D.M.W. Powers)

[Lewi00b] Trent W. Lewis (2000), "Audio Visual Speech Recognition: Extraction, Recognition and Integration", School of Informatics and Engineering, Flinders University, Adelaide (Computer Science Honours Thesis; supervisor: D. M. W. Powers)

[Lewi03b] Trent W. Lewis (2003), "Noise-robust Audio Visual Phoneme Recognition", School of Informatics and Engineering, Flinders University, Adelaide (Computer Science PhD Thesis; supervisor: D. M. W. Powers)

[Li03a] Yan Li (2003), “New neural network training algorithms – applications to blind signal separation”, School of Informatics and Engineering, Flinders University, Adelaide (Computer Science PhD Thesis; supervisor: D. M. W. Powers)

[Luer01a] Martin Luerssen (2001), “Evolving Neural Networks for Visual Object Recognition”, School of Informatics and Engineering, Flinders University, Adelaide (Computer Science Honours Thesis; supervisor: D. M. W. Powers)

[Luer05b] Luerssen M. H. (2005). Phenotype diversity objectives for graph grammar evolution. In H A Abbass, T Bossomaier & J Wiles (Eds.), Recent advances in artificial life (Advances in natural computation, Vol. 3). Singapore: World Scientific. (accepted 4 Aug 2005; DMW Powers, Supervisor).

[Luer06a] Martin Luerssen (2006), “Evolving Neural Graph Grammars”, School of Informatics and Engineering, Flinders University, Adelaide (Computer Science PhD Thesis; supervisor: D. M. W. Powers).

[Mats03c] Takeshi Matsumoto (2003), “Applications of Search Algorithms for Natural Language Processing”, School of Informatics and Engineering, Flinders University, Adelaide (Computer Science Honours Thesis; supervisor: D. M. W. Powers)

[Mats09a] Takeshi Matsumoto (2009), “Real-Time Multi-Sensor Localisation and Mapping Algorithms for Mobile Robots” , School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics (PhD Thesis; Supervisor: D.M.W. Powers)

[Menz87a] David C. Menzies, "Project MAPHIA: NS32016 Development Board Installation", Supplement to MARPIA Technical Report 8602

[Menz87a] David C. Menzies, ``PROLEX User Guide'', MARPIA Technical Report 8709

[Nett86a] Philip Nettleton, "A Semantic Tableau Theorem Prover", MARPIA Technical Report 8603, School of Maths and Physics, Macquarie University. (Computer Science Honours thesis, supervisors: G. Wrightson & D. M. W. Powers.)

[Nech98a] Nick Nechvoglod, "Artificial Intelligence techniques for the classification of human EEG signals", B.Sc. Honours Thesis, Dept of Computer Science, Flinders University, Adelaide . (Computer Science Honours Thesis; supervisor: D.M.W. Powers.)

[Noll99a] Oliver Nölle, “Laughter Detection in a Sound Signal”, B.Sc. Computer Science Project Report, Dept of Computer Science, Flinders University, Adelaide . (supervisor: D.M.W. Powers.)

[Noac10a] Katherine Noack, “Outdoor Shadow Detection using position of the sun and artificial neural networks”, B.Eng.Honours Thesis, School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics, Flinders University (supervisor: D.M.W. Powers)

[Peac99a] James Peach, "Blind Source Separation for Real Applications", B.Sc. Honours Thesis, Dept of Computer Science, Flinders University, Adelaide. (Computer Science Honours Thesis; supervisors: A. Omondi, D.M.W. Powers.)

[Pfit03a] Darius Pfitzner, “Development and Assessment of Search-Return Visualizations”, School of Informatics and Engineering, Flinders University, Adelaide (Masters of Information Technology Thesis; supervisor: D. M. W. Powers)

[Pfit09a], Darius Pfitzner, “An Investigation into User Text Query and Text Descriptor Construction.”, School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics (PhD Thesis; Supervisor: D.M.W. Powers)

[Porq05a] Catherine Porquier, “English to French Contextual Translation Aided by WordNet and Link Grammar”, School of Informatics and Engineering, Flinders University, Adelaide (Computer Science Honours Thesis; supervisor: D. M. W. Powers)

[Sand84a] Andrew Sands, "A Searching Strategy and Heuristics for a Concept Learner", Computer Science Honours Thesis, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of NSW, Sydney, AUSTRALIA (Nov 1984). (Supervisors: Claude Sammut, David M. W. Powers.)

[Schi94a] Georg Schifferdecker, "Finding Structure in Language", Diplom Thesis, University of Karlsruhe FRG (May 1994). (Supervisor DMW Powers.)

[Schu91a] Achim Schupeta, "Towards a Testbed for the Simulation of Multi-Agent Scenarios", Computer Science Masters Thesis, University of Kaiserslautern FRG (Nov 1991). (Supervisors DMW Powers, J Mueller.)

[Shar96a] Darryl Sharman, "Network Enabled Parallelism in Hardware System Simulation", Dept of Computer Science, Flinders University, Adelaide. (Computer Science Honours Thesis; supervisor: D.M.W. Powers.)

[Shas03a] Mahesh Shastry, “Baby robot microphone array design for talker location”, School of Informatics and Engineering, Flinders University, Adelaide (Engineering Honours Theses; supervisor: D. M. W. Powers, Sherry Randhawa)

[Stee99a] Robert Steele, “A distributed search engine for dynamic page indexing, stale link handling and data collection”, Dept of Computer Science, Flinders University, Adelaide (Computer Science PhD Thesis; supervisor: D. M. W. Powers)

[Tham04a] George Thambi, “Automated Segmentation of Computed Tomography Radiological Images using Neural Networks”, School of Informatics and Engineering, Flinders University, Adelaide (Master of Information Technology Thesis; supervisor: D. M. W. Powers)

[Treh06a] Kenneth Treharne, “Dynamic Encoding in Graphical User Interfaces”, School of Informatics and Engineering, Flinders University, Adelaide (Information Technology Honours Thesis; supervisor: D. M. W. Powers)

[Vall99a] Scott Vallance, "Identification of Musical Instrments by their Static Spectral Characteristics", Dept of Computer Science, Flinders University, Adelaide. (Computer Science Honours Thesis; supervisors: D. M. W. Powers,
S. Dixon, J. Entwisle.)

[Yang07a] Dongqiang Yang, “Word Similarity in Semantic Networks and Distributional Structures”, School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics (PhD Thesis; Supervisor: D.M.W. Powers)

 

(k) Selected Media Reports

MAGICIAN Robots 2009-2011 – dozens of reports, from Behind the News to Australian Defence Magazine:

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3049555.htm Robot Soldiers, 2 November 2010.

http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/3148557.htm Robot Wars: Australian Team Interview, 25 February 2011

http://www.electronicsnews.com.au/news/electronics-expertise-on-show-in-combat-robot-chal Electronics expertise in combat robot challenge, 20 September 2010

http://www.australiandefence.com.au/archive/dsto-and-randd-new-tricks-from-magician-adm-nov-2010 DSTO & R&D: New tricks from MAGICian, ADM November 2010

Brain Control 2009-

http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,,26390388-5018776,00.html Brain Controlled Wheelchair: Mind control for wheelchairbound, 24 November 2009

http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,,26169687-5006301,00.html Brain Controlled Wheelchair: Science is reading your mind, 6 October 2009

Teaching Head 2008-

http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,,26358942-5006301,00.html Social Head: Virtual world opens doors for autistic, 17 November 2009.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/thinking-head-helps-out-language-students/story-e6frganf-1111115875614 Teaching Head: Thinking Head helps out language students, 25 March 2008

 

CSEM/AILab YouTube videos I know about...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpO-eCsxmtU MAGIC ROBOTS IN DAILY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVLElU9YmF0  MANA IN DAILY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBYpS-d_sVA MANA CHANNEL 9
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9Tk_0j1xOY   SHOE PHONE INVENTORS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPljC9szoS8  SHOE PHONE IN DAILY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g924_uElNzE  TERRY TAO IN DAILY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K0vX2v9JPg   THINKING HEAD CHANNEL 7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq8nTdp-3-E   ENG RELAUNCH CHANNEL 10

 

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