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Associate Professor Chris Scogings MSc, PhD, MBCS, MIEE, MACM, MSAICS

Associate Professor

Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Programme Director for Information Sciences

CoS - Administration and Management

Roles and Responsibilities

Programme Director for BInfSc

Member of INMS Executive

Co-chair INMS Undergraduate Committee

Member of Board of College of Sciences

Design and implementation of Agent-Based Simulations in the areas of computational science, artificial life and military studies.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +64 9 4140800 ext 43134
    Location: 2.08, Mathematical Sciences Building
    Campus: Albany campus

Qualifications

  • Master of Science - University of Natal (1985)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2004)
  • Member of the BCS - British Computer Society (2005)
  • Member of the IEE (UK) - Institution of Electrical Engineers (UK) (2005)
  • Member of the ACM - Association for Computing Machinery (1999)
  • Member of SAICS - South African Institute of Computer Scientists (1987)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Agent-based simulations

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Computer Software (080300): Information And Computing Sciences (080000)

Keywords

Programming Agent-Based Simulations

Research Outputs

Journal

Adhikari, J., Scogings, C., Mathrani, A., & Sofat, I. (2017). Evolving digital divides in information literacy and learning outcomes: A BYOD journey in a secondary school. International Journal of Information and Learning Technology. 34(4), 290-306
[Journal article]Authored by: Mathrani, A., Scogings, C.
Adhikari, J., Mathrani, AS., & Scogings, C. (2016). Bring Your Own Devices classroom: Exploring the issue of digital divide in the teaching and learning contexts. Interactive Technology and Smart Education. 13(4), 323-343 Retrieved from http://www.emeraldinsight.com/1741-5659.htm
[Journal article]Authored by: Mathrani, A., Scogings, C.
Husselmann, AV., Scogings, CJ., & Hawick, KA. (2016). Model structure optimisation in lattice-oriented agent-based models. International Journal of Modelling and Simulation. 36(4), 136-144
[Journal article]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Scogings, CJ., & Hawick, KA. (2013). Modelling predator camouflage behaviour and tradeoffs in an agent-based animat model. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Modelling and Simulation. , 223-230
[Journal article]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Scogings, CJ., & Hawick, KA. (2013). Introducing a gestation period of time-delayed benefit into an animat-based artificial life model. IASTED Multiconferences - Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications, AIA 2013. , 43-50
[Journal article]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Hawick, KA., & Scogings, CJ. (2012). Well-mixed systems and the approach to equilibria in spatial hawk and dove game simulations. Proceedings of the IASTED African Conference on Modelling and Simulation, AfricaMS 2012. , 177-183
[Journal article]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Scogings, CJ., & Hawick, KA. (2012). Multi-phase updating - A practical approach to simulating animat agents. Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ICAI 2012. 1, 329-335
[Journal article]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Scogings, CJ., & Hawick, KA. (2012). Optimal data structures for spatially localised agent-based automata and hybrid systems. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing, ASC 2012. , 221-227
[Journal article]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Hawick, KA., & Scogings, CJ. (2010). Spatial pattern growth and emergent animat segregation. Web Intelligence and Agent Systems. 8(2), 165-179
[Journal article]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Playne, DP., Gerdelan, AP., Leist, A., Scogings, CJ., & Hawick, KA. (2008). Simulation modelling and visualisation: Toolkits for building artifical worlds. Research Letters in the Information and Mathematical Sciences. 12, 25-50
[Journal article]Authored by: Playne, D., Scogings, C.
Hawick, KA., Scogings, CJ., & James, HA. (2008). Defensive spiral emergence in a predator-prey model. Complexity International. 12, 1-13
[Journal article]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Hawick, KA., James, HA., & Scogings, CJ.Circuits, Attractors and Reachability in Mixed-K Kauffman Networks.
[Journal article]Authored by: Scogings, C.
James, HA., Scogings, CJ., & Hawick, KA. (2004). A framework and simulation engine for studying artificial life. Research Letters in the Information and Mathematical Sciences. 6, 143-155
[Journal article]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Scogings, CJ., & Phillips, CHE. (2001). Linking tasks, dialogue and GUI design: A method involving UML and Lean Cuisine+. Interacting with Computers. 14(1), 69-86
[Journal article]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Scogings, CJ. (2000). The Lean Cuisine+ notation revised. Research Letters in the Information & Mathematical Sciences. 1(1), 17-23
[Journal article]Authored by: Scogings, C.

Book

Hawick, KA., & Scogings, CJ. (2010). Complex emergent behaviour from evolutionary spatial animat agents. In RA. Sarker, & T. Ray (Eds.) Agent-Based Evolutionary Search. (pp. 139 - 159). Berlin, Germany: Springer
[Chapter]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Scogings, CJ., & Phillips, CH. (2005). Augmenting UML to support the design and evolution of user interfaces. In H. Yang (Ed.) Advances in UML and XML-Based Software Evolution. (pp. 275 - 285). Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Scogings, CJ., & Phillips, CH. (2004). Linking task and dialogue modelling: Toward an integrated software engineering method. In D. Diaper, & NAS. Eds (Eds.) The handbook of task analysis for human-computer interaction. (pp. 551 - 566). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
[Chapter]Authored by: Scogings, C.

Thesis

Leist, A. (2012). Experiences in Data-Parallel Simulation and Analysis of Complex Systems with Irregular Graph Structures. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Edited by: Scogings, C.
Husselmann, AV. (2015). Data-parallel Structural Optimisation in Agent-based Modelling. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Edited by: Scogings, C.
Scogings, CJ. (2003). The integration of task and dialogue modelling in the early stages of user interface design. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Scogings, C.

Conference

Adhikari, J., Mathrani, AS., & Scogings, C. (2016). Understanding learning outcome divide in the learning process from teachers perspective: A BYOD case study. 27th Australasian Conference on Information Systems. (pp. 1 - 12). Wollongong, Australia: 27th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Mathrani, A., Scogings, C.
Quach, DQ., Playne, DP., & Scogings, CS. (2016). The effect of changing search patterns in an agent-based model. In J. You, HR. Arabnia, L. Deligiannidis, G. Jandieri, AMG. Solo, & FG. Tinetti (Eds.) Proceedings of the International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Methods MSV'16. (pp. 81 - 87). : The 13th International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Methods
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Playne, D., Scogings, C.
Scogings, CJ. (2015). Towards an agent-based simulation of predators developing a search image. In HR. Arabnia, L. Deligiannidis, & FG. Tinetti (Eds.) Proceedings of MSV 2015. (pp. 55 - 61). : 2015 International Conference on Modeling, Simulation & Visualization Methods
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Scogings, CJ., & Hawick, KA. (2013). Emergent system effects from microscopic evasion choices in a predator-prey simulation. In HR. Arabnia, RR. Hashemi, G. Jandieri, AMG. Solo, & FG. Tinetti (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Methods. (pp. 3 - 9). United States of America: 10th International Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Methods (GEM'13)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Scogings, CJ., & Hawick, KA. (2012). An agent-based model of the battle of Isandlwana. Proceedings of the 2012 Winter Simulation Conference. online: 2012 Winter Simulation Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Leist, A., Scogings, CJ., & Hawick, KA. (2012). Simulating Anaesthetic Effects on a Network of Spiking Neurons with Graphics Processing Units. In HR. Arabnia, & QN. Tran (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Bioinformatics & Computational Biology. (pp. 236 - 242). : International Conference on Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (BIOCOMP'12)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Hawick, KA., & Scogings, CJ.Quantifiable Metrics for Complex Emergence in Spatial Agent-Based Models. In HR. Arabnia (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Methods. (pp. 123 - 129). : GEM'11
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Hawick, KA., & Scogings, CJ.Cycles, Transients and Complexity in the Game of Death Spatial Automaton. In HR. Arabnia (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Scientific Computing. (pp. 241 - 247). : CSC'11
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Hawick, KA., Playne, DP., & Scogings, CJ. (2013). Simulating the generalised spatial lokta-volterra equations with multiple species on GPUs with automatic code generation. IASTED Multiconferences - Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Networks, PDCN 2013. (pp. 560 - 567).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Playne, D., Scogings, C.
Scogings, CJ., & Hawick, KA. (2011). An investigation into the effects of sentinels on animat collectives. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling, ASM 2011. (pp. 221 - 226).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Scogings, CJ., & Hawick, KA. (2011). Cross-caste communication in a multi-agent predator-prey model. Proceedings of the 11th IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications, AIA 2011. (pp. 163 - 170).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Scogings, CJ., & Hawick, KA. (2010). Simulating intelligent emergent behaviour amongst termites to repair breaches in nest walls. Proceedings of the 5th IASTED International Conference on Computational Intelligence, CI 2010. (pp. 125 - 132).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Hawick, K., & Scogings, C. (2010). A minimal spatial cellular automata for hierarchical predatory prey simulation of food chains. In HR. Arabnia, & GA. Gravvanis (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Scientific Computing (CSC2010). (pp. 75 - 80).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Scogings, C., & Hawick, K. (2010). Elucidating soldier and worker castle divisions in an animat artificial life model. In HR. Arabnia, RR. Hashemi, & AMG. Solo (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Methods (GEM2010). (pp. 187 - 193).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Scogings, C., & Hawick, K. (2009, September). Spatial animat agent evolution and changing ecological niches. Presented at IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing. Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Scogings, C., & Hawick, K. (2009, December). Emergent societal effects of crimino-social forces in an animat agent model. Presented at 4th Australian Conference on Artificial Life (ACAL'O9). Melbourne, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Hawick, KA., & Scogings, CJ. (2009). Dynamical runaway growth and simulation of cancer amongst spatial animat agents. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling, ASM 2009. (pp. 142 - 147).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Scogings, CJ., & Hawick, KA. (2009). Emergent societal effects of crimino-social forces in an animat agent model. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 5865 LNAI (pp. 191 - 200).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Scogings, CJ., & Hawick, KA. (2009). Spatial animat agent evolution and changing ecological niches. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing, ASC 2009. (pp. 72 - 77).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Hawick, KA., & Scogings, CJ. (2009). Roles of space and geometry in the spatial prisoners' dilemma. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Modelling, Simulation, and Identification, MSI 2009.
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Hawick, KA., & Scogings, CJ. (2009). Hierarchical relationships and spatial emergence amongst multi-species animats. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Modelling and Simulation. (pp. 1 - 6).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Scogings, CJ., & Hawick, KA. (2009). Intelligent and adaptive animat resource trading. Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ICAI 2009. Vol. 1 (pp. 85 - 90).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Hawick, KA., & Scogings, CJ. (2009). Animat swarms and spatial emergence phenomena. In RA. Hamid, & MGS. Ashu (Eds.) The International Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Methods (GEM'09). (pp. 112 - 117).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Scogings, CJ., & Hawick, KA. (2009). Pack-hunting multi-agent animats. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications, AIA 2009. (pp. 220 - 224).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Hawick, KA., & Scogings, CJ. (2008). Emergent spatial agent segregation. Proceedings - 2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology, IAT 2008. (pp. 34 - 40).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Hawick, KA., & Scogings, CJ. (2008). Resource scarcity effects on spatial species distribution in animat agent models. IASTED International Symposium on Environmental Modelling and Simulation, EMS 2008. (pp. 284 - 289).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Scogings, CJ., Hawick, KA., & James, HA. (2008). Boundary conditions and locality in an agent-based predator-prey model. Proceedings of the 17th IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling (ASM 2008). (pp. unpaged - 6).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Scogings, CJ., & Hawick, KA. (2008). Global constraints and diffusion in a localised animat agent model. Proceedings of the 17th IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling (ASM 2008). (pp. 14 - 19).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Scogings, CJ., & Hawick, KA. (2008). Energy flow and conservation in an artificial life agent model. Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ICAI 2008 and Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Machine Learning; Models, Technologies and Applications. (pp. 113 - 119).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Scogings, CJ., & Hawick, KA. (2008). Altruism among spatial predator-prey animals. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on the Simulation and SYnthesis of Living Systems. (pp. 537 - 544).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Hawick, KA., Scogings, CJ., & James, HA.(2007, December). Spatial emergence of genotypical tribes in an animat simulation model. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2007 WINTER SIMULATION CONFERENCE, VOLS 1-5. (pp. 1195 - 1201).
[Conference]Authored by: Scogings, C.
James, HA., Hawick, KA., & Scogings, CJ.(2007, December). User-friendly scheduling tools for large-scale simulation experiments. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2007 WINTER SIMULATION CONFERENCE, VOLS 1-5. (pp. 589 - 595).
[Conference]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Hawick, KA., Scogings, CJ., & James, HA. (2007). Spatial emergence of genotypical tribes in an animat simulation model. Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference. (pp. 1216 - 1222).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
James, HA., Hawick, KA., & Scogings, CJ. (2007). User-friendly scheduling tools for large-scale simulation experiments. Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference. (pp. 610 - 616).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Hawick, KA., James, HA., & Scogings, CJ. (2007). Structural circuits and attractors in Kauffman networks. In M. Randall, HA. Abbass, & J. Wiles (Eds.) Progress in Artificial Life: Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Conference (ACAL 2007). (pp. 190 - 201).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Hawick, KA., James, HA., & Scogings, CJ. (2007). Non-monotonic phase transition edges in the spatial prisoners' dilemma. Proceedings of the 16th IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling, ASM 2007. (pp. 213 - 218).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Scogings, CJ., Hawick, KA., & James, HA. (2007). Tuning growth stability in an animat agent model. Proceedings of the 16th IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling, ASM 2007. (pp. 312 - 317).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Hawick, KA., James, HA., & Scogings, CJ. (2006). High-performance spatial simulations and optimisations on 64-bit architectures. In HR. Arabnia (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Methods (MSV'06). (pp. 129 - 135).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Scogings, CJ., Hawick, KA., & James, HA. (2006). Tools and techniques for optimisation of microscopic artificial life simulation models. Proceedings of the Sixth IASTED International Conference on Modelling, Simulation, and Optimizatiom, MSO 2006. (pp. 90 - 95).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Hawick, KA., James, HA., & Scogings, CJ. (2006). A zoology of emergent patterns in a predator-prey simulation model. Proceedings of the Sixth IASTED International Conference on Modelling, Simulation, and Optimizatiom, MSO 2006. (pp. 84 - 89).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Hawick, KA., James, HA., & Scogings, CJ. (2006). Grid-boxing for spatial simulation performance optimisation. Proceedings - Simulation Symposium. Vol. 2006 (pp. 98 - 106).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Hawick, KA., James, HA., & Scogings, CJ. (2005). A virtual prolog approach to implementing beliefs, desires and intentions in animat agents. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 3809 LNAI (pp. 852 - 856).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Hawick, KA., James, HA., & Scogings, CJ. (2005). Manual and semi-automated classification in a microscopic artificial life model. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Computational Intelligence. Vol. 2005 (pp. 135 - 140).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Hawick, KA., James, HA., & Scogings, CJ. (2005). Roles of rule priority evolution in animat models. Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Artificial Life 2005. Vol. 3809 (pp. 852 - 856). : The Australian Conference on Artificial Life 2005
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Li, L., Phillips, CH., & Scogings, CJ. (2004, June). The automatic generation of a graphical dialogue model from Delphi source code. Presented at 6th Asia Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction. Rotorua, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Scogings, C.
James, HA., Scogings, CJ., & Hawick, KA. (2004, November). Parallel synchronization issues in simulating artificial life. Presented at 16th IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems. Cambridge, MA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Scogings, C.
James, HA., Scogings, CJ., & Hawick, KA. (2004). Parallel synchronization issues in simulating artificial life. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems. Vol. 16 (pp. 815 - 820).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Hawick, KA., Scogings, CJ., & James, HA. (2004, December). Defensive spiral emergence in a predator-prey model. Presented at 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Complex Systems. Cairns, QLD.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Scogings, C.
Hawick, KA., Scogings, CJ., & James, HA. (2004). Defensive spiral emergence in a predator-prey model. In R. Stonier, Q. Han, & WL. Eds (Eds.) 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Complex Systems. (pp. 662 - 674). Cairns, QLD
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Scogings, C.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 2 1
CoSupervisor 4 2

Teaching

Agent-based simulations

C programming

C++ programming

Computational Science

Digital Fundamentals

Data Structures

Compilers

Courses Coordinated

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • David Robinson - PhD
    Picking high level fruit in the dark trees: Using complex systems analytics to detect and understand crime
  • Tim McMullen - PhD
    Optimisation Of Platform Independent Applications

CoSupervisor of:

  • Jun Ren - PhD
    Deep Representation Learning for Action Recognition in Complex Scenes
  • Minh Quach - PhD
    Large -scale Modelling of Competitive Predator Prey Systems
  • Janak Adhikari - PhD
    Bring Your Own Devices Classroom: Issues of Digital Divides in Teaching and Learning Contexts
  • David Niedzielski - PhD
    Static analysis techniques using adaptations of Fourier-Motzkin variable elimination

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2011 - Daniel Peter Playne - PhD
    Generative Programming Methods for Parallel Partial Differential Field Equation Solvers
  • 2011 - Arno Leist - PhD
    Data-Parallel Simulation and Analysis of Complex Systems With Irregular Graph Structures

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