A/Prof. Samer Hanoun

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor of Simulation And Scheduling

Faculty

Inst Intelligent Sys Res & Inn

Department

Inst Intelligent Sys Res & Inn

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2009
Master of Computer Engineering, Arab Acad S&T & Maritime Trans, 2005
Bachelor of Computer Engineering, Arab Acad S&T & Maritime Trans, 1996

Biography

Associate Professor Samer Hanoun is with the Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI), Deakin University. His research areas are decision support, many-objective optimisation, performance assessment and after-action review for simulation-based training.

He has many years of experience in research and development leading and managing ARC-linkage, industry-based and defence-related projects. He received several grants including ARC-linkage, CERA, CSIRO STEM+ Business Fellowship and DST Group NGTF. A/Prof Hanoun published several national and international journal and conference research papers. He is an active reviewer for IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Transactions on SMC Systems, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, IEEE Systems Conference and IEEE SMC Conference.

His main research is in decision-making and information technology with focus in the areas of meta-heuristics for solving multi- and many-objective optimisation for job shop scheduling problems, decision support using AHP and ANP methods, performance evaluation and after action review in simulation-based training.

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Biography summary

Associate Professor Samer Hanoun is with the Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI), Deakin University. His research areas are decision support, many-objective optimisation, performance assessment and after-action review for simulation-based training.

Career highlights

  • Associate Professor, 2019 - Present, Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI), Deakin University
  • Senior Research Fellow, 2012 - 2018, Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI), Deakin University
  • Research Fellow, 2008 - 2012, Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI), Deakin University

Research interests

Dr Hanoun’s research interests are:

  • Scalarisation-based many-objective optimisation techniques
  • Operational readiness and relationship to cognitive functions
  • Automation techniques for performance evaluation in simulation-based training
  • Knowledge-centric after action review frameworks

Knowledge areas

  • Many-objective optimisation
  • Meta-heuristic techniques
  • Performance evaluation
  • After action review

Media appearances

Projects

  • ARC Linkage Project (LP110200364) – Enabling Ambient Intelligence for Manufacturing Processes
  • ARC Linkage Project (LP0991175) – Distributed Real-time Multi-objective Scheduling for Joinery Manufacturing Processes

Publications

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2021

A review of individual operational cognitive readiness: theory development and future directions

Luke Crameri, Imali Hettiarachchi, Samer Hanoun

(2021), Vol. 63, pp. 66-87, Human factors: the journal of the human factors and ergonomics society, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2020

A Dynamic Artificial Potential Field (D-APF) UAV Path Planning Technique for following Ground Moving Targets

H Jayaweera, S Hanoun

(2020), Vol. 8, pp. 192760-192776, IEEE Access, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article

Evaluation of classification techniques for identifying cognitive load levels using EEG signals

Syed Salaken, Imali Hettiarachchi, Luke Crameri, Samer Hanoun, Saeid Nahavandi, Thanh Nguyen

(2020), SYSCON2020 : Proceedings of the 14th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference, Virtual Conference, E1

conference
2019

Application of an evolutionary algorithm-based ensemble model to job-shop scheduling

C Tan, S Neoh, C Lim, S Hanoun, W Wong, C Loo, L Zhang, S Nahavandi

(2019), Vol. 30, pp. 879-890, Journal of intelligent manufacturing, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Validation of Polar OH1 optical heart rate sensor for moderate and high intensity physical activities

Imali Hettiarachchi, Samer Hanoun, Darius Nahavandi, Saeid Nahavandi

(2019), Vol. 14, PloS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal article

Reliable switching mechanism for low cost multi-screen eye tracking devices via deep recurrent neural networks

K Saleh, J Iskander, D Jia, M Hossny, S Nahavandi, C Best, S Hosking, B Rice, A Bhatti, S Hanoun

(2019), pp. 3492-3497, SMC 2018 : The making of a human-centereed cyber world : Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Miyazaki, Japan, E1

conference

The study of using eye movements to control the laparoscope under a haptically-enabled laparoscopic surgery simulation environment

H Zhou, L Wei, R Cao, S Hanoun, A Bhatti, Y Tai, S Nahavandi

(2019), pp. 3022-3026, SMC 2018: Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Miyazaki, Japan, E1

conference

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

Task assignment in camera networks: a reactive approach for manufacturing environments

S Hanoun, Bhatti, Creighton, Nahavandi, P Crothers, G Carroll

(2018), Vol. 12, pp. 173-183, IEEE systems journal, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article

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

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

Eye behaviour as a hazard perception measure

J Iskander, S Hanoun, I Hettiarachchi, M Hossny, K Saleh, H Zhou, S Nahavandi, A Bhatti

(2018), pp. 1-6, SysCon 2018 : Proceedings of the 12th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, E1

conference

A classifier approach to multi-screen switching based on low cost eye-trackers

J Iskander, I Hettiarachchi, S Hanoun, M Hossny, S Nahavandi, A Bhatti

(2018), pp. 1-6, SysCon 2018 : Proceedings of the 12th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, E1

conference

Current and future methodologies of after action review in simulation-based training

S Hanoun, S Nahavandi

(2018), pp. 1-6, SysCon 2018 : Proceedings of the 12th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, E1

conference

Age-related effects of multi-screen setup on task performance and eye movement characteristics

J Iskander, D Jia, I Hettiarachchi, M Hossny, K Saleh, S Nahavandi, C Best, S Hosking, B Rice, A Bhatti, S Hanoun

(2018), pp. 3480-3485, SMC 2018 : The making of a human-centered cyber world : Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Miyazaki, Japan, E1

conference

Towards more accessible physiological data for assessment of cognitive load - a validation study

I Hettiarachchi, S Hanoun, D Nahavandi, J Iskander, M Hossny, S Nahavandi

(2018), pp. 3045-3050, SMC 2018 : The making of a human-centered cyber world : Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Miyazaki, Japan, E1

conference

Local motion planning for ground mobile robots via deep imitation learning

K Saleh, M Attia, M Hossny, S Hanoun, S Salaken, S Nahavandi

(2018), pp. 4077-4082, SMC 2018 : Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Miyazaki, Japan, E1

conference
2017

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

Cohort analysis of simulation-based medical training for decision support

J Zhang, S Hanoun, B Khan, D Creighton, S Nahavandi, K Britt, K D'Souza, J Watson, R Yanieri

(2017), pp. 2608-2612, SMC 2017 : Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Banff, Canada, E1

conference
2015

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

Target coverage in camera networks for manufacturing workplaces

S Hanoun, A Bhatti, D Creighton, S Nahavandi, P Crothers, C Esparza

(2015), Vol. 27, pp. 1221-1235, Journal of intelligent manufacturing, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

Intuitive haptics interface with accurate force estimation and reflection at nanoscale

A Bhatti, B Khan, S Nahavandi, S Hanoun, D Gao

(2015), Vol. 95, pp. 507-514, WCGO 2015 : Advances in Global Optimization. Proceedings of the 3rd World Congress of Global Optimaization, Gainesville, Fla., E1

conference

A multiobjective state transition algorithm for single machine scheduling

X Zhou, S Hanoun, D Gao, S Nahavandi

(2015), Vol. 95, pp. 79-88, ICONIP 2015 : Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Neural Information Processing, Istanbul, Turkey, E1

conference

A multi-objective evolutionary algorithm-based decision support system: a case study on job-shop scheduling in manufacturing

C Tan, S Hanoun, C Lim, D Creighton, S Nahavandi

(2015), pp. 170-174, SysCon 2015: Proceedings of the 9th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference, Vancouver, B.C., E1

conference

Activity and flight trajectory monitoring of mosquito colonies for butomated behaviour analysis

B Khan, J Gaburro, S Hanoun, J Duchemin, S Nahavandi, A Bhatti

(2015), pp. 548-555, ICONIP 2015 : Neural information processing : 22nd International Conference, ICONIP 2015, Istanbul, Turkey, November 9-12, 2015 : proceedings, Istanbul, Turkey, E1

conference

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
2014

A hybrid cuckoo search and variable neighborhood descent for single and multiobjective scheduling problems

S Hanoun, D Creighton, S Nahavandi

(2014), Vol. 75, pp. 1501-1516, International journal of advanced manufacturing technology, London, England, C1

journal article

Knowledge-based automatic performance evaluation for medical training debriefing

Z Zhang, S Hanoun, D Creighton, S Nahavandi, K D'Souza, K Britt, R Yanieri

(2014), pp. 2180-2185, SMC 2014 : Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, San Diego, California, E1

conference
2013

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
2012

A greedy heuristic and simulated annealing approach for a bicriteria flowshop scheduling problem with precedence constraints-a practical manufacturing case

S Hanoun, S Nahavandi

(2012), Vol. 60, pp. 1087-1098, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, C1

journal article

Solving a multiobjective job shop scheduling problem using Pareto Archived Cuckoo Search

S Hanoun, S Nahavandi, D Creighton, H Kull

(2012), IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA, E1

conference
2011

Intelligent 3D programmable surface

M Fielding, S Hanoun, S Nahavandi

(2011), pp. 215-225, Integrated systems, design and technology 2010 : knowledge transfer in new technologies, Berlin, Germany, B1

book chapter

A simple motion heuristic for controlling mobile sinks in delay tolerant sensor networks

S Hanoun, S Nahavandi

(2011), Vol. 1, pp. 508-512, Proceedings - 2011 IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Automation Engineering, CSAE 2011, E1

conference

Pareto archived simulated annealing for single machine job shop scheduling with multiple objectives

S Hanoun, S Nahavandi, H Kull

(2011), pp. 99-104, ICCGI 2011 : Sixth International Multi-Conference on Computing in the Global Information Technology, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, E1

conference
2009

Intelligent based mobility models for data management in wireless sensor networks

S Hanoun, S Nahavandi

(2009), pp. 87-106, Intelligent systems for knowledge management, Berlin, Germany, B1

book chapter

Effective heuristics for route construction of mobile data collectors

S Hanoun, S Nahavandi

(2009), pp. 223-244, Mobile robots : state of the art in land, sea, air, and collaborative missions, Vienna, Austria, B1

book chapter
2008

Dynamic route construction for mobile collectors in wireless sensor networks

S Hanoun, S Nahavandi

(2008), Vol. 5314 LNAI, pp. 824-833, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), C1

journal article

A practical framework for data collection in wireless sensor networks

S Hanoun, S Nahavandi

(2008), 2008 IEEE International Conference on System of Systems Engineering, SoSE 2008, E1

conference

Decentralized mobility models for data collection in wireless sensor networks

S Hanoun, D Creighton, S Nahavandi

(2008), pp. 1030-1035, Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, E1

conference

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Adaptive Scenario Generation and Performance Evaluation for Virtual Training of Helicopter Pilots

Prof Saeid Nahavandi, Prof Douglas Creighton, Dr Nong Gu, A/Prof Samer Hanoun

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 1

  • 2014: $77,771
  • 2013: $75,490
  • 2012: $72,693

Other Public Sector Funding

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

Automated Performance Evaluation using Computational Intelligence

Prof Saeid Nahavandi, A/Prof Samer Hanoun

  • 2017: $62,000

Team State Monitoring and Performance Assessment Using Eye Tracking

A/Prof Asim Bhatti, A/Prof Samer Hanoun, Prof Chee Peng Lim, Prof Saeid Nahavandi

  • 2018: $29,882
  • 2017: $69,726

Operational Readiness Assessment using Virtual Reality

A/Prof Samer Hanoun, A/Prof Asim Bhatti, Prof Saeid Nahavandi

  • 2018: $29,570
  • 2017: $68,998

Low Cost Multi-Operator Eye Tracking in Dynamic Team Tasks

A/Prof Asim Bhatti, A/Prof Samer Hanoun, Dr Mohammed Hossny, Prof Saeid Nahavandi

  • 2018: $29,923
  • 2017: $70,000

Hot Fire Training System

Prof Saeid Nahavandi, A/Prof James Mullins, Dr Michael Fielding, Dr Lei Wei, Dr Mohammed Hossny, Dr Matthew Watson, A/Prof Shady Mohamed, A/Prof Samer Hanoun, Mr Sameer Deshpande, Dr Darius Nahavandi

  • 2019: $901,171
  • 2018: $1,060,000

Instructor-Student Gaze Coupling in Air-Battle Management Training.

A/Prof Asim Bhatti, Dr Imali Hettiarachchi, A/Prof Samer Hanoun, Prof Saeid Nahavandi

  • 2019: $99,923

Multimodal Quantification of Operator State through Adaptive Team Training in Command and Control.

A/Prof Asim Bhatti, Dr Imali Hettiarachchi, A/Prof Samer Hanoun, Prof Saeid Nahavandi

  • 2020: $54,445
  • 2019: $20,000

Scoping study exploring the availability of specialist technology support for those impacted by technology-facilitated abuse.

Dr Diarmaid Harkin, A/Prof Samer Hanoun

  • 2020: $95,000

Virtual firefighting training simulation with real time performance monitoring - HotFire Trainer

Prof Saeid Nahavandi, A/Prof Asim Bhatti, A/Prof Samer Hanoun, Dr Darius Nahavandi, A/Prof Shady Mohamed, Dr Matthew Watson, A/Prof Abbas Khosravi, Dr Navid Mohajer, Mr Syed Salaken, Mr Remus Jones

  • 2021: $100,000

Industry and Other Funding

Adaptive Scenario Generation and Performance Evaluation for Virtual Training of Helicopter Pilots

Prof Saeid Nahavandi, Prof Douglas Creighton, Dr Nong Gu, A/Prof Samer Hanoun

  • 2015: $30,300
  • 2014: $40,562
  • 2013: $50,504

Automated Performance Evaluation using Computational Intelligence

Prof Saeid Nahavandi, A/Prof Samer Hanoun

  • 2017: $47,000
  • 2016: $31,000

Quickstep Production Line Modelling and Analysis Study

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

  • 2016: $15,000

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2020

Yi Wen Kerk

Thesis entitled: Monotone Takagi-Sugeno-Kang Fuzzy Inference Systems: Principles and Applications

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

2018

Muhammad Burhan Khan

Thesis entitled: Evolutionary Many-objective Optimisation based on Scalarisation

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