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A/Prof. Michael Johnstone

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor of Defence Simulation

Faculty

Inst Intelligent Sys Res & Inn

Department

Inst Intelligent Sys Res & Inn

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

Research interests

Dr Michael Johnstone is a senior research fellow with the Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovaition at Deakin University. His research is directed toward the improved performance and understanding of large-scale systems, operating with uncertainty and variability, using process simulation, artificial intelligence, and simulation-based optimisation.

Publications

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2021

Tracking implementation within a community-led whole of system approach to address childhood overweight and obesity in south west Sydney, Australia

N Maitland, K Wardle, J Whelan, B Jalaludin, D Creighton, M Johnstone, J Hayward, S Allender

(2021), Vol. 21, pp. 1-11, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2020

Tools and analytic techniques to synthesise community knowledge in CBPR using computer-mediated participatory system modelling

J Hayward, S Morton, M Johnstone, D Creighton, S Allender

(2020), Vol. 3, pp. 1-6, npj Digital Medicine, New York N.Y., C1

journal article
2019

An improved scalarization-based dominance evolutionary algorithm for many-objective optimization

B Khan, S Hanoun, M Johnstone, C Lim, D Creighton, S Nahavandi

(2019), pp. 1-5, SysCon 2019 : Proceedings of the 13th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference, Orlando, Fla., E1

conference
2018

A scalarization-based dominance evolutionary algorithm for many-objective optimization

M Khan, Samer Hanoun, Michael Johnstone, Chee Lim, Douglas Creighton, Saeid Nahavandi

(2018), Vol. 474, pp. 236-252, Information sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Comparing complex perspectives on obesity drivers: action-driven communities and evidence-oriented experts

J McGlashan, J Hayward, A Brown, B Owen, L Millar, M Johnstone, D Creighton, S Allender

(2018), Vol. 4, pp. 575-581, Obesity science and practice, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Multi-objective job shop scheduling using i-NSGA-III

B Khan, S Hanoun, M Johnstone, C Lim, D Creighton, S Nahavandi

(2018), pp. 1-5, SysCon 2018 : Proceedings of the 12th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference, Vancouver, Canada, E1

conference

Modelling and simulation of large and complex systems for airport baggage handling security

saeid Nahavandi, bruce Gunn, M Johnstone, doug Creighton

(2018), Vol. 1, pp. 1055-1067, SAI 2018 : Proceedings of the 2018 Computing Conference, London, Eng., E1

conference
2017

Airport oper3ations a system-of-systems approach

S Nahavandi, D Creighton, M Johnstone, V Le

(2017), pp. 403-419, Systems of Systems Engineering: Principles and Applications, B1

book chapter

A framework for designing active pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera networks for surveillance applications

S Hanoun, Z Zhang, V Le, B Khan, M Johnstone, M Fielding, A Bhatti, D Creighton, S Nahavandi

(2017), pp. 1-6, SysCon 2017 : Proceedings of the 11th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference, Montreal, Que., E1

conference

A new decomposition-based evolutionary framework for many-objective optimization

M Khan, S Hanoun, M johnstone, C lim, D creighton, S nahavandi

(2017), SysCon 2017 : 11th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference, Montreal, Canada, E1

conference
2016

Quantifying a systems map: network analysis of a childhood obesity causal loop diagram

J McGlashan, M Johnstone, D Creighton, K de la Haye, S Allender

(2016), Vol. 11, pp. 1-14, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal article

Evaluation of tender solutions for aviation training using discrete event simulation and best performance criteria

A Novak, L Tracey, V Nguyen, M Johnstone, V Le, D Creighton

(2016), pp. 2680-2691, WSC2015: Proceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference, Huntington Beach, Calif., E1

conference
2015

Future integrated factories: a system of systems engineering perspective

S Nahavandi, V Le, D Creighton, M Johnstone, J Zhang

(2015), pp. 147-161, Integrated systems: innovations and applications, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

Complex simulation of stockyard mining operations

V Le, M Johnstone, Z Zhang, B Khan, D Creighton, S Hanoun, S Nahavandi

(2015), Vol. 95, pp. 529-537, Advances in global optimization, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

Simulation-based baggage handling system merge analysis

M Johnstone, D Creighton, S Nahavandi

(2015), Vol. 53, pp. 45-59, Simulation modelling practice and theory, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

A dynamic time warped clustering technique for discrete event simulation-based system analysis

M Johnstone, V Le, J Zhang, B Gunn, S Nahavandi, D Creighton

(2015), Vol. 42, pp. 8078-8085, Expert systems with applications, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Optimal feature subset selection for neuron spike sorting using the genetic algorithm

B Khan, A Bhatti, M Johnstone, S Hanoun, D Creighton, S Nahavandi

(2015), Vol. 9490, pp. 364-370, ICONIP 2015 : Neural information processing : 22nd International Conference, ICONIP 2015, Istanbul, Turkey, November 9-12, 2015 : proceedings, Istanbul, Turkey, E1

conference

A multi-level approach to planning and scheduling resources for aviation training

M Johnstone, V Le, A Novak, B Khan, D Creighton, L Tracey, V Nguyen

(2015), pp. 1848-1854, MODSIM2015: Partnering with industry and the community for innovation and impact through modelling. Proceedings of the 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Gold Coast, Qld., E1

conference

Modelling a helicopter training continuum to support system transformation

M Johnstone, V Le, B Khan, D Creighton, A Novak, V Nguyen, L Tracey

(2015), pp. 1-11, I/ITSEC 2015: Forging the Future Through Innovation. Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (NTSA), Orlando, Fla., E1

conference
2013

Simulation-based knowledge management in airport operations

S Nahavandi, D Creighton, M Johnstone, V Le, J Zhang

(2013), Vol. 9783642344718, pp. 83-95, Integration of Practice-Oriented Knowledge Technology: Trends and Prospectives, B1

book chapter

An efficient implementation of Bailey and Borwein's algorithm for parallel random number generation on graphics processing units

G Beliakov, M Johnstone, D Creighton, T Wilkin

(2013), Vol. 95, pp. 309-326, Computing, C1

journal article

A novel modular Q-learning architecture to improve performance under incomplete learning in a grid soccer game

S Araghi, A Khosravi, M Johnstone, D Creighton

(2013), Vol. 26, pp. 2164-2171, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, C1

journal article

Efficient implementation of Bailey and Borwein pseudo-random number generator based on normal numbers

G Beliakov, D Creighton, M Johnstone, T Wilkin

(2013), Vol. 184, pp. 1999-2004, Computer Physics Communications, C1

journal article

Dynamic control of skilled and unskilled labour task assignments

V Le, J Zhang, M Johnstone, S Nahavandi, D Creighton

(2013), pp. 955-960, 2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics: Mechatronics for Human Wellbeing, AIM 2013, E1

conference

An effective heuristic for stockyard planning and machinery scheduling at a coal handling facility

S Hanoun, B Khan, M Johnstone, S Nahavandi, D Creighton

(2013), pp. 206-211, IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN), E1

conference

Intelligent traffic light control of isolated intersections using machine learning methods

S Araghi, A Khosravi, M Johnstone, D Creighton

(2013), pp. 3621-3626, Proceedings - 2013 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2013, E1

conference

Q-learning method for controlling traffic signal phase time in a single intersection

S Araghi, A Khosravi, M Johnstone, D Creighton

(2013), pp. 1261-1265, IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC, E1

conference
2012

Computing of high breakdown regression estimators without sorting on graphics processing units

G Beliakov, M Johnstone, S Nahavandi

(2012), Vol. 94, pp. 433-447, Computing, C1

journal article

Discrete event simulation enabled high level emulation of a distribution centre

J Zhang, V Le, M Johnston, S Nahavandi, D Creighton

(2012), pp. 470-475, Proceedings - 2012 14th International Conference on Modelling and Simulation, UKSim 2012, E1

conference

A generalised data analysis approach for baggage handling systems simulation

V Le, J Zhang, M Johnstone, S Nahavandi, D Creighton

(2012), pp. 1681-1687, Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, E1

conference
2010

Status-based routing in baggage handling systems: Searching verses learning

M Johnstone, D Creighton, S Nahavandi

(2010), Vol. 40, pp. 189-200, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Part C: Applications and Reviews, C1

journal article
2009

A dynamic architecture for increased passenger queue model fidelity

M Johnstone, V Le, S Nahavandi, D Creighton

(2009), pp. 3129-3139, Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference, E1

conference
2007

Enabling industrial scale simulation / emulation models

M Johnstone, D Creighton, S Nahavandi

(2007), pp. 1028-1034, Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference, E1

conference

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Modelling and Simulation Phase 1: Modelling of Existing Mo-99 Workflow

Prof Saeid Nahavandi, A/Prof Michael Johnstone, Dr Vu Le, Prof Douglas Creighton

Australian Nuclear Science Technology Organisation ANSTO

  • 2014: $158,381

Other Public Sector Funding

STICK-E Healthy Eating - Systems Thinking In Community Knowledge Exchange

Prof Steven Allender, Prof Douglas Creighton, A/Prof Michael Johnstone, Prof Colin Bell, Prof Boyd Swinburn

  • 2018: $20,000
  • 2017: $90,000
  • 2016: $90,000

Development of System Model Architecture

Prof Saeid Nahavandi, Prof Chee Peng Lim, A/Prof Michael Johnstone, Dr Michael Fielding, A/Prof Samer Hanoun

  • 2016: $49,902

AEC Metrics Project

Prof Saeid Nahavandi, A/Prof Michael Johnstone, Prof Douglas Creighton, Dr Vu Le

  • 2018: $138,000
  • 2017: $239,500

AEC Electoral analysis and modelling technical expertise.

A/Prof Michael Johnstone, Prof Douglas Creighton, Prof Saeid Nahavandi, Dr Vu Le, Dr James Zhang, Dr Burhan Khan, Dr Anwar Hosen

  • 2021: $1,103,588
  • 2020: $414,982
  • 2019: $392,126

Industry and Other Funding

IXL Solar Rollforming and Assembly Line Analysis

A/Prof Michael Johnstone, Prof Saeid Nahavandi, Dr Vu Le, Prof Douglas Creighton

  • 2013: $5,000

Quality Data Collection & Tracking System for Manufacturing SME's

A/Prof Michael Johnstone, Prof Douglas Creighton, Prof Saeid Nahavandi

  • 2014: $8,470
  • 2013: $100,380

Ergonomic Assessment in Underground Mining Drilling Operation

Prof Saeid Nahavandi, Dr Mohammed Hossny, A/Prof Michael Johnstone, Dr Vu Le

  • 2015: $19,700
  • 2014: $10,000

Quickstep Production Line Modelling and Analysis Study

A/Prof Michael Johnstone, Dr Vu Le, Prof Douglas Creighton, A/Prof Samer Hanoun

  • 2016: $15,000

Aurecon Group: Analytics & Process Optimisation for Plant Management Systems, Manufacturing and Operations ¿ INT 292 (Bruce Gunn)

A/Prof Michael Johnstone, Mr Bruce Gunn

  • 2017: $20,500

Let¿s have a yarn about chronic disease: a collaborative multi-disciplinary participatory action research approach to addressing Aboriginal health in South West Victoria

Mrs Hannah Beks, A/Prof Vincent Versace, Ms Kerry Hudson, Mr John Bell, Ms Tamika Amos, Ms Candice Mckenzie, Prof Peter Harvey, A/Prof Barry Morphett, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Josh Hayward, A/Prof Michael Johnstone, Prof Douglas Creighton, Dr Constance Kourbelis, Ms Barbara Allen

  • 2020: $22,781
  • 2019: $17,950
  • 2018: $34,072

Developing novel methods to monitor the digital marketing of products that increase the risk of cancer to children: An intelligent systems approach

A/Prof Kathryn Backholer, A/Prof Asim Bhatti, Prof Chee Peng Lim, Prof Anna Peeters, Prof Colin Bell, Dr Becky Freeman, A/Prof Michael Johnstone, Ms Christina Zorbas, Jane Martin

  • 2021: $191,699
  • 2020: $95,849

Understanding potential AAM and cargo drone markets for an Australian manufactured drone - market

Dr Hermione Parsons, Dr Roberto Perez-Franco, Prof Douglas Creighton, Dr Don Gunasekera, A/Prof Michael Johnstone, Mr Bruce Gunn, A/Prof Zoran Najdovski

  • 2021: $71,842

A Listening and Learning Healthcare System approach to improve outcomes for acute-care mental health consumers in the Barwon-Southwest Victoria Region.

Prof Anna Peeters, Prof Steven Allender, Prof Sharon Brennan-Olsen, Prof Michael Berk, A/Prof Olivia Dean, Prof Felice Jacka, A/Prof Adrienne O'Neil, A/Prof Melissa O'Shea, Prof Rajesh Vasa, A/Prof Michael Johnstone, A/Prof Martin Hensher, Dr Josh Hayward, Dr Elijah Marangu, Prof Alison Hutchinson, Dr Mary Lou Chatterton, Miss Sally Buchanan-Hagen

  • 2021: $59,284

Other Funding Sources

R3.1.4 Intelligent data fusion and analytics framework for decision support in predictive maintenace services.

Prof Douglas Creighton, Prof Chee Peng Lim, Dr Vu Le, Dr James Zhang, A/Prof Michael Johnstone, Dr Thanh Thi Nguyen

  • 2020: $558,480
  • 2019: $595,318

Light Insight Trial (LiT)

Dr Ashim Debnath, Prof Chee Peng Lim, Mr Alexey Medvedev, Prof Douglas Creighton, Prof Arkady Zaslavsky, A/Prof Michael Johnstone, A/Prof Zoran Najdovski, Dr Jan Garrard

  • 2021: $153,250

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2018

Muhammad Burhan Khan

Thesis entitled: Evolutionary Many-objective Optimisation based on Scalarisation

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation

Bruce Gunn

Thesis entitled: Inference of Resource-based Simulation Models from Process Event-log Data

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation

Associate Supervisor
2021

Jake Kays

Thesis entitled: Simulation Modelling for a Dispatching Logistic System

Master of Engineering, Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation

2019

Jaimie McGlashan

Thesis entitled: The Use of Network Analysis to Evaluate Community-Based Obesity Prevention Interventions

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development

2015

Sahar Araghi

Thesis entitled: Computational Intelligence-based Traffic Signal Timing Optimization

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation

2014

Ahmad Mahmoud

Thesis entitled: Extending Scheduling Algorithms to Minimise the Impact of Bounded Uncertainty Using Interval Programming

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Centre for Intelligent Systems Research.