IoMT Sensor Placement Research and Development (DSTG, 2022-23, $150K)
Development of Portfolio Optimisation Heuristics (DSTG, 2021-23, $156K)
Co-evolutionary Computational Intelligence (DSTG, 2020-22, $196K)
Smart Shepherding for UxV Swarm Control (DSTG, 2021-22, $160K)
Distributed Symbolic-Non-Symbolic Context-Aware Swarm Logics (Office of Naval Research Global, 2019-21, $625K)
Intelligent Algorithms for Portfolio Selection in Future Force Design (DSTG, 2019-21, $320K)
Evolutionary Frameworks for Dynamic Big Optimisation Problems, UNSW Rector’s start-up grant, $50K
Distributed Context-Awareness for Multi-Agent Systems and its Application to Military Land Vehicles (DSTG , 2018, $20K)
Distributed Symbolic-Non-Symbolic Context-Aware Swarm Logics (DSTG, 2018, $5,750)
Development of Parallel Evolutionary Algorithms for Big Optimisation Problems, NVIDIA GPU Grant (2017, Nvidia Titan Xp graphics card ~=A$1950)
Intrusion Detection with Evolutionary Algorithms, the Australian Centre for Cyber Security Research Funding Program (2015, A$50K).
Awards and Scholarships
Winner of the IEEE WCCI/CEC 2022 Competition on Dynamic Optimisation Problems Generated by Generalised Moving Peaks Benchmark. Ahrari, A., S. Elsayed, R. Sarker and D. Essam, Carlos A. Coello Coello (2022))
Winner of the IEEE WCCI/CEC 2022 Competition on Seeking Multiple Optima in Dynamic Environments. Ahrari, A., S. Elsayed, R. Sarker and D. Essam, Carlos A. Coello Coello (2022))
best student paper award: Deep Learning For Noisy Communication System. In 2021 31st International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC)- by Reem Mohamed, Robert Hunjet, Saber Elsayed, and Hussein Abbass.
Winner of the IEEE WCCI/CEC 2020 Competition on Niching Methods for Multimodal Optimization (Ahrari A; Elsayed S; Sarker R; Essam, D.)
Winner of the GECCO 2020 Competition on Niching Methods for Multimodal Optimization (Ahrari A; Elsayed S; Sarker R; Essam, D.)
Winner of the IEEE-CEC2020’s Competition “Single Objective Bound-Constrained Numerical Optimisation "
Winner of the IEEE-CEC2016’s Competition “Real-Parameter Numerical Optimization".
Winner of the IEEE-CEC2014’s Competition “Real-Parameter Numerical Optimization".
UNSW Publication Fellowship (SEIT, UNSW Canberra) , 2012
Winner of the IEEE-CEC2011’s Competition “Testing Evolutionary Algorithms on Real-world Numerical Optimization Problems”, 2011
High Impact Journal Publications (as a top-up scholarship, (SEIT, UNSW Canberra) , 2011
Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS) funding , 2011
Ph.D. scholarship – TFR funded from UNSW Canberra, 2009