A2Ibegan operations as an Institute in January 2019.  The Institute was formed by merging two groups already established at the University; PRaDA (Pattern Recognition and Data Analytics) recognised internationally for its groundbreaking work in machine learning and pattern recognition and DSTIL (Deakin Software and Technology Innovation Laboratory) which has  transformed complex ideas into user-friendly software systems, including mobile and web applications.

  • Research /

    Professor / Assoc Professor

    Sunil Gupta

    Associate Professor

    Santu Rana

    Associate Professor

    Truyen Tran

    Associate Professor

    Prof Rajesh Vasa

    Head of Translational Research

    Senior Research Fellow / Research Fellow

    Dr Scott Barnett

    Senior Research Fellow in Machine Learning Architecture

    Dr Antonio Giardina

    Senior Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence Robustness

    Dr Stewart Greenhill

    Senior Research Fellow

    Dr Leonard Hoon

    Senior Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence Human Factors

    Dr Cheng Li

    Research Fellow

    Dr Vuong Le

    Research Fellow

    Dr Anh Cat Le Ngo

    Research Fellow

    Dr Thin Nguyen

    Senior Research Fellow

    Dr Alistair Shilton

    Research Fellow

    Dr Hung Tran The

    Research Fellow

    Dr Jessica Rivera Villicana

    Research Fellow

    Assoc Research Fellow

    Dr Thommen Karimpanal George

    Assoc Research Fellow

    Dr Huong Xuan Thien Ha

    Associate Research Fellow

    Dr Haripriya Harikumar

    Associate Research Fellow

    Dr Dang Nguyen

    Associate Research Fellow

    Dr Thanh Phuoc Nguyen

    Associate Research Fellow

    Dr David Rubin de Celis Leal

    Associate Research Fellow

    Dr Van Khanh Tran

    Associate Research Fellow

    Research Assistant

    Stephan Jacobs

    Research Assistant

    Manisha Senadeera

    Research Assistant

    PhD Candidate

    Majid Abdolshah

    PhD Candidate

    Mahdi Babaei

    PhD Candidate

    Duc Kien Do

    PhD Candidate

    Deepthi Praveenlal Kuttichira

    PhD Candidate

    Dung Nguyen

    PhD Candidate

    Julian Maxwell Andrew Berk

    PhD Candidate

    Arun Kumar Anjanapura Venkatesh

    PhD Candidate

    Alex Cummaudo

    PhD Candidate

    Romero Fernando Almeida Barata De Morais

    PhD Candidate

    Thanh Tung Hoang

    PhD Candidate

    Thai Hung Le

    PhD Candidate

    Thao Minh Le

    PhD Candidate

    Huu Phuc Luong

    PhD Candidate

    Dinh Hung Nguyen

    PhD Candidate

    Duc Xuan Nguyen

    PhD Candidate

    Khanh Nguyen

    PhD Candidate

    Tang Thanh Nguyen

    PhD Candidate

    Trung Tin Pham

    PhD Candidate

    Anil Ramachandran

    PhD Candidate

    Jake Renzella

    PhD Candidate

    Buddhika Semage

    PhD Candidate

    Shangeetha Sivasothy

    PhD Candidate

    Simon Vajda

    PhD Candidate

    Thanh Hung Vu

    PhD Candidate

    Ang (Leon) Yang

    PhD Candidate

  • Engineering /

    Principal Software Engineer / Senior Software Engineer

    Michael Abbott

    Senior Software Engineer

    Luke Bowers

    Senior Software Engineer

    Stuart Cameron

    Principal Software Engineer

    Alasdair Grant

    Principal Software Engineer

    Allan Jones

    General Manager Software Engineering

    Joost Funke Kupper

    Senior Software Engineer

    Rohan Liston

    Senior Software Engineer

    Blake Preston

    Senior Software Engineer

    Aristotelis Tsironis

    Principal Software Engineer

    Andrew Vouliotis

    Product Manager

    David Willie

    Senior Software Engineer

    Software Engineer

    Richard Alysandratos

    Software Engineer

    Joshua Asbury

    Software Engineer

    Akshat Bajaj

    Software Engineer

    Zac Brannelly

    Software Engineer

    Tanya Frank

    Software Engineer

    Rhys Hill

    Software Engineer

    Robert Hyndman

    Software Engineer

    Jai Kannan

    Software Engineer

    Stefanus Kurniawan

    Software Engineer

    Tuan Dung Lai

    Software Engineer

    Rodney Pilgrim

    Software Engineer

    Ben Thomas

    Software Engineer

    Reuben Wilson

    Software Engineer

    Matthew Van Zyl

    Software Engineer

    Research Engineer

    Luis Torres Andrade

    Research Engineer

    Nikhil Bhat

    Research Engineer

    Marco Tamassia

    Research Engineer

  • Operations /

    Natasha Beavis

    Research Administrator

    Jeffrey Bilman

    Project Manager Research Grants & Contracts

    Peter Dafnas

    Senior Partnerships Manager

    Lisa Flanigan

    Assistant to the Co-Director Burwood

    Shweta Gupta

    Administrative Officer

    Kevin Hoon

    ARC Hub Manager

    Kim Ngan Pham

    Administrative Coordinator

Our history

1994

1994 /

The Advanced Technologies Group is formed at Swinburne University with the founding principle of making a difference in society by leveraging technology to produce high-impact outcomes. The group has early successes in the infrastructure space, working with VicRoads on CrashStats—a database of all road traffic accidents used for crash and road toll analysis—and the Licensed Vehicle Test Management System, as well as a number of projects for defence.

2000

2000 /

ATG becomes the Information Technology Innovation Group (ITIG). ITIG expands its industrial reach by moving into the health sector, collaborating with Alfred Hospital to produce the TR&R system—a revolutionary solution for improving decision-making in the resuscitation of trauma patients. The Soldier Combat System is built for DSTO to provide advanced situational awareness for deployed soldiers.

2014

2014 /

ITIG becomes the Swinburne Software Innovation Lab (SSIL), expanding in size and profile. SSIL produces the Malaysian Bus Tracker, a joint venture with the Malaysian government built to operate in the newly designed electric bus fleet. The group leverages recent progress in AI to help resolve congestion in Victoria’s traffic network.

2016

2016 /

SSIL moves to Deakin University to become the Deakin Software & Technology Innovation Lab (DSTIL). The group continues to expand into real applications of machine learning and AI, focusing on intelligent systems that can be understood and operationalised by industry.

2019

2019 /

DSTIL and PRaDA combine to form the Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A²I²) with the aim of leveraging a world-class research profile and decades of experience delivering high-impact innovation to industry to transform, educate, and support industries and the broader community with AI that is built by and for humans.