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Mr Lachlan Birdsey

Telephone +61 8 8313 6196
Position Postgraduate Research Student
Fax +61 8 8313 4366
Building Ingkarni Wardli
Floor/Room 4 52-53
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit School of Computer Science

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Biography/ Background

I am a PhD candidate in Computer Science under the combined supervision of Dr. Claudia Szabo and A/Prof. Katrina Falkner.  I graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) in 2014.  I am also involved in lecturing various Computer Science courses at University of Adelaide. Currently co-lecturer for Introduction to Programming (CompSci 1101).

Project Code:
CASTLE Framework


Advanced Diploma in Music - Technical Production
SAE Adelaide - 2007

Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) - First Class
University of Adelaide - 2014

Research Interests

My current research interests involve the study and use of agent-based modeling for analysing and predicting unexpected behaviours in complex systems and complex adaptive systems.

Research Funding

2016 ACM SIGSIM WSC Travel Grant  ($US1,000)


  • L. Birdsey, C. Szabo, K. Falkner: Large-Scale Complex Adaptive Systems using Multi-Agent Modeling and Simulation, AAMAS 2017 (short paper) (to appear)

  • L. Birdsey, C. Szabo, K. Falkner: CASL: A Declarative Domain Specific Language For Modeling Complex Adaptive Systems, Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference 2016

  • L. Birdsey, C. Szabo, Y.M. Teo: Twitter Knows: Understanding The Emergence Of Topics In Social Networks, Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference 2015 (Best Applied Paper Award)

  • L. Birdsey, C. Szabo: An Architecture for Identifying Emergent Behavior in Multi-Agent Systems, AAMAS 2014 (short paper) 


Entry last updated: Monday, 24 Apr 2017

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