Our Team

My name is “Lê Bá Dũng” (in Vietnamese script) which can be written in English script as “Ba Dung” (first name) and “Le” (last name). My main research interests are in Data mining, Machine learning and Artificial intelligence. Currently, I am focusing on Classification and Clustering algorithms. I obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the School of Computer Science of University of Adelaide, Australia. My Ph.D. thesis was on the topic “Community detection in complex networks”. During my Ph.D., I developed a novel algorithm for detecting the community structure of complex networks and a novel benchmark for evaluating community detection algorithms. Before pursuing my Ph.D., I was a lecturer at the Faculty of Information Technology of Vietnam Maritime University, Vietnam.

I am a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Australia. I completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science with a major in Software Engineering in 2018 at The University of Adelaide, Australia. I am passionate about research on Software Engineering. My research goal is to develop a deep understanding of how software-intensive systems are developed, designed, and evaluated in the industry. Based on this deep understanding, I then develop and evaluate theories, techniques, processes, and tools to increase software organizations' ability to develop and deploy high-quality software-intensive systems. My research interests reside in Empirical Software Engineering, Human and Social Aspects of Software Engineering, Software Architecture, DevOps, Secure Software Engineering, and Qualitative Research. I am currently working with OVIS Lab and HumaniSE Lab to understand how to embed human values (e.g., equality, diversity) in software. I also develop techniques to help build the next generation of software that better meets the needs of diverse and unique people (e.g., aging people).

Competencies: Empirical Software Engineering, Human and Social Aspects of Software Engineering, Software Architecture, DevOps, Secure Software Engineering, and Qualitative Research.

Fengyi (Frances) Yang is a research assistant of the Centre for Research on Engineering Software Technology (CREST). Frances has had experience in fields of machine learning, data mining, control and robotics. Frances’ Honours Project is on Adversarial Machine Learning in Network Intrusion Detection. Frances’ research interest is in machine learning and natural language processing. The current research project Frances is working on is Defence against Adversarial Machine Learning in Sentiment Classification.

Competencies: Machine learning, adversarial machine learning.


Mai Anh Khoa Nguyen

Mai Anh Khoa Nguyen is a research engineer of the Centre for Research on Engineering Software Technology (CREST). He obtained his Master's degree in Software Engineering from The University of Adelaide. He is currently working on the security modelling of the Command, Control, Communication and Intelligence (C3I) Systems under the supervision of Professor Ali Babar. His research focuses on the application of model-driven engineering, text mining, agent-based modelling and simulation to discover the security vulnerabilities and cascading attacks of the System of Systems (SoS).

Competencies: Cyber Security, Security Modelling, Model Driven Engineering, Text Mining, Web Technologies.