Hoa Khanh Dam (*)
Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering
Decision Systems Lab
School of Computing and Information Technology
University of Wollongong
Northfields Av, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
Email: hoa (at) uow (dot) edu (dot) au
(*) I have used Khanh Hoa Dam as my name in some of my publications before 2009
PhD in Computer Science - RMIT University, Australia
M.App.Sc. in Information Technology  - RMIT University, Australia
Bachelor of Computer Science - University of Melbourne, Australia

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Brief bio

Dr Hoa Khanh Dam is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing and Information Technology, University of Wollongong (UOW) in Australia.  He is Associate Director for the Decision System Lab at UOW, heading its Software Engineering Analytics research program. His research interests lie primarily in the intersection of software engineering, business process management and service-oriented computing, focusing on such areas as software engineering analytics, process analytics and service analytics. He holds PhD and Master degrees in Computer Science from RMIT University, and Bachelor of Computer Science degree from the University of Melbourne in Australia. His research has won multiple Best Paper Awards (at WICSA, APCCM, and ASWEC) and ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award (at MSR). His work has been published in the top venues in software engineering conferences (ICSE, ASE, FSE) and journals (IEEE TSE, JSS, EMSE), AI/intelligent agents (AAMAS, JAAMAS), and service-oriented computing (ICSOC, CaiSE, BPM).  He has served as Program Chair, Organization Chair, Guest Editor, Journal Editorial Board, Steering Committee and (Senior) Program Committees for various international conferences and journals in his areas of expertise. Prior to his academic career, he spent a number of years in the industry at various positions, including technical architect, project manager and software engineer. 

He has been teaching Software Engineering at UOW since 2009 and serves as a Course Director for the Bachelor of Computer Science degree. He had also spent some time (2003 - 2005) teaching Software Engineering at RMIT University in Vietnam.

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Research interests

I'm interested in using new paradigms and technologies such as artificial intelligence, data-driven techniques (e.g. data mining and machine learning), and intelligent agents to tackle existing issues and challenges in different aspects of software engineering. More specifically, my research interests reside in the following areas:

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Future students

If you are interested in doing research in the fields of Software Engineering Analytics (see some potential research projects), Business Process Analytics, and Service Engineering Analytics,  please feel free to send me an email with your background and interests. We can then discuss further to explore potential research topics in those areas. I am willing to supervise Honours, Master and PhD students. A PhD scholarship position in Software Engineering Analytics is open. See here for more details.

Postgraduate research scholarships at UoW can be found here.


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I have taught and/or coordinated the following subjects:

@University of Wollongong (since 2009)

  • CSCI334 Software Design
  • CSCI311 Software Process Management
  • CSCI222 Systems Development
  • CSCI321 Final Year's Project
  • CSCI450/CSCI928 Software Engineering Requirements and Specifications
  • CSCI927 Service Oriented Software Engineering
  • CSCI204 Object and Generic Programming in C++


@RMIT University, Vietnam (2003 - 2005)

  • ISYS2155 Software Engineering Project (Final year)
  • ISYS2101 Software Engineering Project (Semester 4)
  • ISYS2091 Foundation of Software Engineering (aka. Formal Methods)
  • ISYS2089 Software Engineering Analysis and Design
  • ISYS2092 Software Verification and Validation
  • COSC2133 User Interface Programming


Publications (refereed)

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  • Hoa Khanh Dam, Jeremy Pitt, Yang Xu, Guido Governatori, Takayuki Ito (Eds.), Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA 2014), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 8861 (2014), Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-13190-0.
  • Hoa Khanh Dam, Alexander Reder and Alexander Egyed, Inconsistency Resolution in Merging Versions of Architectural Models, Proceedings of the 11th IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA), pages 153 - 162, IEEE (PDF) (Best Paper Award).
  • Aditya Ghose, Metta Santiputri, Ayu Saraswati, and Hoa Khanh Dam, Data-driven requirements modeling: Some initial results with i*, Proceedings of the 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling (APCCM), Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology (CRPIT), Vol. 154, pages 55 - 64 (PDF) (Best Paper Award).
  • Hoa Khanh Dam, Predicting change impact in Web service ecosystems, International Journal of Web Information Systems, volume 10, issue 3 (2014), pages  275 - 290, Emerald (PDF).





2003 - 2009

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