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Associate Professor C. Peng Lam

Associate Professor - Software Eng

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 9370 6914, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley,
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  9370 6914  
Campus: Mount Lawley  


Peng is an Associate Professor of Software Engineering in the School of Computer and Security Science.

Current Teaching

  • Software Engineering.

Course Coordination:

  • Postgraduate Coordinator for the School of Computer and Security Science
  • Course Coordinator for Master of Science (Computer Science - by Research Course code: Q45, J16)
  • Course Coordinator for Doctor of Information Technology (Course Code: Q58, L14)
  • Course Coordinator for Doctor of Philosophy (Course Code: L10)


Peng's teaching and research focus is in the area of search-based software engineering, image analysis and computational intelligence within the School of Computer and Security Science. She is the co-leader of the Artificial Intelligence and Optimisation Research Cluster.

Professional Associations

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Research Areas and Interests

  • Software Testing, Health Information Technology, Search-based Software Engineering, Data Mining, Computational Intelligence, Image Processing
  • Search-based Software testing, Mobile phone remote health diagnosis, Data mining, Bioinformatics, Computational red teaming

Staff Qualifications

  • Doctorate, Curtin University of Technology, 1995 .


Recent Research Grants

  • Trailblazer: A Framework for Context Aware Multimodal Learning,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2013,  2013 - 2014,  $109,392.
  • Discovery and Validation of Alzheimer's disease biomarkers in human plasma,  National Health and Medical Research Council,  Project Grants,  2011 - 2013,  $352,524.
  • Remote Blood Pressure Monitoring for Preeclampsia,  Nortel Networks,  Grant - Development,  2011 - 2012,  $46,405.
  • Versatile Care @ Residential Environment - V-C@RE(tm),  Nortel Networks,  Grant - Development,  2009 - 2010,  $49,374.
  • Alarm Management - Silence is Golden.,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (APAI),  2003 - 2007,  $124,552.
  • Configuration Management Techniques for Promoting Reuse in Process Design and Modelling,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - SPIRT,  2001 - 2005,  $57,915.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Lam, P., (2010), Computational Intelligence for Functional Testing. Artificial Intelligence Applications for Improved Software Engineering Development: New Prospects, 233- 258, New York, USA, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-758-4.
  • Kordic, S., Lam, P., Xiao, J., Li, H., (2010), Patterns Relevant to the Temporal Data-Context of an Alarm of Interest. Dynamic and Advanced Data Mining for Progressing Technological Development: Innovations and Systemic Approaches, 18-39, USA, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-908-3.

Journal Articles

  • Doecke, J., Laws, S., Faux, N., Wilson, W., Burnham, S., Lam, P., Mondal, A., Bedo, J., Bush, A., Brown, B., De Ruyck, K., Ellis, K., Fowler, C., Gupta, V., Head, R., Macaulay, SL., Pertile, K., Rowe, C., Rembach, A., Rodrigues, M., Rumble, R., Szoeke, C., Taddei, K., Taddei, T., Trounson, B., Ames, D., Masters, C., Martins, R., (2012), Blood-Based Protein Biomarkers for Diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease. Archives of Neurology, 69(10), 1318-1325, United States, DOI: 10.1001/archneurol.2012.1282.
  • Kordic, S., Lam, P., Xiao, J., Li, H., (2009), Using event-intervals to analyze alarm sequences in a chemical plant. Journal of Frontiers of Computer Science and Technology, 3(3), 267-281, Beijing China, DOI: 10.3778/j.issn.1673-9418.2009.03.000.
  • Maxville, V., Armarego, J., Lam, P., (2009), Applying a reusable framework for software selection. IET Software, 3(5), 369-380, Online, DOI: 10.1049/iet-sen.2008.0096.

Conference Publications

  • Dang, V., Lam, P., (2013), NSC-NSGA2: Optimal search for finding multiple thresholds for Nearest Shrunken Centroid.  IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, 367 - 372 , Piscataway, N.J., DOI: 10.1109/BIBM.2013.6732520.
  • Rastegari, S., Hingston, P., Lam, P., Brand, M., (2013), Testing a Distributed Denial of Service Defence Mechanism using Red Teaming. 2013 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defense Applications (CISDA), 23-29, Piscataway, N.J., DOI: 10.1109/CISDA.2013.6595423.
  • Dang, V., Lam, P., Lee, CS., (2013), NSC?GA: Search for Optimal Shrinkage Thresholds for Nearest Shrunken Centroid. IEEE2013 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology , 44 - 51 , Piscataway, N.J., DOI: 10.1109/CIBCB.2013.6595387.
  • Da Luz, L., Masek, M., Lam, P., (2013), Activities of daily living classification using depth features. IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON, 1-4, DOI: 10.1109/TENCON.2013.6718892.
  • Ranjeet, T., Hingston, P., Lam, P., Masek, M., (2012), Evaluating Coevolution on a Multimodal Problem. GECCO'12 - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Companion, 1469-1470, DOI: 10.1145/2330784.2330995.
  • Hingston, P., Ranjeet, T., Lam, P., Masek, M., (2012), A Multimodal Problem for Competitive Coevolution. Proceedings of the 25th Australasian joint conference on Advances in Artificial Intelligence, 338-349, Heidelberg, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35101-3_29.
  • Ranjeet, T., Masek, M., Hingston, P., Lam, P., (2011), The effects of diversity maintenance on coevolution for an intransitive numbers problem. AI 2011: Advances in Artificial Intelligence. 24th Australasian Joint Conference. Proceedings, 7106 LNAI(5-8 December 2011 ), 331-340, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-25832-9_34.
  • Lee, CS., Lam, P., Masek, M., (2011), Rough-fuzzy hybrid approach for identification of bio-markers and classification on Alzheimer's disease data. Proceedings of 2011 IEEE 11th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE 2011, 84-91, Piscataway, N.J., DOI: 10.1109/BIBE.2011.20.
  • Ranjeet, T., Hingston, P., Lam, P., Masek, M., (2011), Analysis of Key Installation Protection using Computerized Red Teaming. Thirty-Fourth Australasian Computer Science Conference, 113(January 2011),  137-144,  Perth, Australia.
  • Dang, V., Lam, P., Lee, CS., (2011), Incorporating Genetic Algorithm into Rough Feature Selection for High Dimensional Biomedical Data. Incorporating Genetic Algorithm into Rough Feature Selection for High Dimensional Biomedical Data, 2(9-11 Dec. 2011 ), 283 - 287, DOI:
  • Lee, CS., Masek, M., Lam, P., Tan, A., (2009), Advances in fetal heart rate monitoring using smart phones. Communications and Information Technology, 2009. ISCIT 2009. 9th International Symposium on, 735-740, Piscataway, NJ., DOI: 10.1109/ISCIT.2009.5341146.
  • Farooq, U., Lam, P., (2009), Evolving the Quality of a Model-Based Test Suite. Software Testing, Verification and Validation Workshops, 2009. ICSTW '09. International Conference on, 141-149, Piscataway, N. J., DOI: 10.1109/ICSTW.2009.27.
  • Masek, M., Lee, CS., Lam, P., Tan, A., Fyneman, A., (2009), Remote Home-Based Ante and Post Natal Care. 11th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications & Services 2009. Healthcom 2009, 60-65, Piscataway NJ., DOI: 10.1109/HEALTH.2009.5406204.
  • Lee, CS., Masek, M., Lam, P., Tan, A., (2009), Towards Higher Accuracy and Better Noise Tolerance for Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring Using Doppler Ultrasound. TENCON 2009 - 2009 IEEE Region 10 Conference, 1-6, Piscataway, NJ., DOI: 10.1109/TENCON.2009.5395885.
  • Farooq, U., Lam, P., (2009), A Max-Min Multiobjective Technique to Optimize Model Based Test Suite. 10th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing (SNPD 2009), 569-574, United States, DOI: 10.1109/SNPD.2009.33.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Alarm Management - Mining For Groups Of Co-occuring Alarm Tags.
  • Doctor of Information Technology,  Coevolutionary Algorithms For The Optimization Of Strategies For Red Teaming Applications.
  • Doctor of Information Technology,  An Investigation Into The Use Of Neural Networks For The Prediction Of The Stock Exchange Of Thailand..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Model Based Test Suite Minimization Using Metaheuristics..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Strategies For The Intelligent Selection Of Components.
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