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Saman Halgamuge

Mechanical Engineering
Inclusive Learning methods
Operational Optimization of Smart Grids
Networked Control
Big data analytics
Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids
Hardware Architectures
Robotic Automation
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Saman Halgamuge

Primary Interest
Data Engineering
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Saman Halgamuge


Prof Saman Halgamuge is a Fellow of IEEE, a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering and a Distinguished Speaker/Lecturer on Computational Intelligence (2019-2021). He served as Director/Head, Research School of Engineering of the Australian National University (ANU) (2016-18), a member of Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts for Engineering, Information and Computing Sciences (2016-18), the founding Director of the PhD training centre Melbourne India Postgraduate Program (MIPP) of University of Melbourne and Associate Dean (2013-15) and Assistant Dean (2008-13) in International Engagement in the Melbourne School of Engineering.

He is an honorary Professor of ANU.
Research:AI including Unsupervised Learning focusing on applications in Mechanical Engineering, Energy and Bioengineering.
Grants, contracts and consultancies:2 NHMRC Project Grants: Identification of haematopoietic stem and progenitor cell subpopulations (2017-20) - S Naik, M. Richie and S. Halgamuge [with Walter and Eliza Hall Institute], 4 ARC Discovery Grants: Near-unsupervised computational methods, ARC Discovery (2015-17)-S. Halgamuge, A. Hsu, M. Niranjan and S.L. Tang [with Academia Sinica, University of Southampton and Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences], 9 ARC Linkage Grants with Industry: Optimisation of shallow geothermal systems, ARC Linkage (2017-20)- G. Narsilio, L. Aye, S. Halgamuge, R. Choudhary and K. Woodman [with Cambridge University], 3 ARC Special Research Initiative grants as CI, 14 other external research grants: AIC grant on Energy (2016-17), Peter Mac (2016-17), POSCO South Korea (2014-15), Robert Bosch Germany (Multiple contracts 1999-2007).
Keynotes (a selection): Applied Machine Learning Days (Lausanne, 2019), 8th IEEE ICPES (Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2018), 5th IEEE EMBS-BES (Kuching, Malaysia, 2018), 5th IEEE ISCMI (Nairobi, Kenya, 2018), IEEE ICCE (Colombo, 2018), 13th IEEE ICCS, (Trivandrum, 2017), 16th InCoB (Shenzhen, China, 2017), 26th IJCAI: Workshop BAI (Melbourne, 2017), ICOCB 2017, (Jakarta, 2017), EBDTS (Melbourne, 2016), ICIT (Melbourne, 2016), 3rd ISCBI (Bali, 2015), 6th CSBio (Bangkok, 2015), 11th ICIUS (Bali, 2015), 9th IEEE ICCE (Vancouver, 2014), ISCBI (New Delhi, 2013), IEEE ICIAfS (Beijing, 2012)
International Engagement: Honorary Professor of Universities ITB (Indonesia),Tong Ji and Hebei (China). Previously member of Research Advisory Committee of UTP (Malaysia), Visiting review committee of CUHK, and Honorary Professor of Universities NTU Singapore, Malaya, Colombo and Peradeniya.


Displaying the 37 most recent projects by Saman Halgamuge.



Project Types


Research Grant


Research Contracts


Internal Research Grant

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 447 most recent scholarly works by Saman Halgamuge.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships


Distinguished Lecturer/Speaker

IEEE Computational Intelligence Society


DYASON Fellowship 2013-2014

Australian Academy of Sciences Visiting Scientist to Japan


U21 Fellowships for his capacity to inspire, extend and enthuse their students.

Universitas 21 Fellowships


Leadership Prize (5 awarded world-wide)

World Congress on Neural Networks


To study Dipl.Ing. at TU Darmstadt

WUS Deutschland


FIEEE - Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers






Mechanical Engineering

Honorary Member

ANU Energy Change Institute

Honorary Professor

Australian National University, Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering


Distinguished Visiting Committee of Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Fellow Of Institute Of Electrical And Electronic Engineers (Ieee)

Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

Member Of The Panel

Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts for Engineering, Information and Computing Sciences

Editorial Board Member

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II

International Member

Research Advisory Council of University of Technology PETRONAS, Malaysia

Associate Editor Of Editorial Board Of Journal Softcomputing

Specialty Co-Chielf Editor (Mechatronics), Frontiers Journal of Mechanical Engineering

Editorial Board Member

Associate Editor, Applied Mathematics (Hindawi)

Associate Editor - Editorial Board Of Journal Bmc Bioinformatics

Associate Editor - Editorial Board of Journal BMC Bioinformatics

Associate Editor- Editorial Board Of Journal Control And Intelligent Systems

Associate Editor- Editorial Board of Journal Control and Intelligent Systems


Doctor of Philosophy (Electrical Engineering)

Darmstadt University Of Technology

Master of Science (Data Engineering)

Darmstadt University Of Technology

Bachelor of Science (Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering)

University of Moratuwa