Plenary Address

Innovations in Hybrid Intelligent Systems


Knowledge-Based Intelligent Engineering Systems Centre (KES)

University of South Australia, Adelaide, Mawson Lakes, S.A. 5095


I am honoured to have this opportunity to speak at the First International Workshop on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS'01). I will present some of the research work undertaken at the KES Centre on hybrid intelligent systems and their applications. We have used a consortium of methodologies including artificial neural networks, fuzzy systems, evolutionary computation, intelligent agents and their fusion in a number of practical applications.

Some of the research projects undertaken by the KES Centre include intelligent landmine detection, knowledge-based techniques in tactical and information networks, logo recognition in intelligent environment, vision based neural networks in motion and target detection, intelligent tool to evaluate weather and terrain effects on vehicle operation, biological inspired antenna array design, knowledge-based performance evaluation system using simulation and live training practices, infantry tactics modeling in intelligent environment, tracking of distant airborne targets in cluttered background in infrared sequences, intelligent document classifier, teaming man and machine in tactical environment, and knowledge-based intelligent techniques in teaching. A number of these projects use hybrid intelligent techniques. I wish to present a selection of these projects with regard to hybrid intelligent techniques.


L.C. Jain is a Director/Founder of the Knowledge-Based Intelligent Engineering Systems (KES) Centre, located in the University of South Australia. He is a fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia. He has initiated a postgraduate stream by research in the Knowledge-based Intelligent Engineering Systems area. He has presented a number of Keynote addresses in International Conferences on Knowledge-Based Systems, Neural Networks, Fuzzy Systems and Hybrid Systems.

He is the Founding Editor of the International Journal of Knowledge-Based Intelligent Engineering Systems and served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. Dr Jain was the Technical chair of the ETD2000 International Conference in 1995, and Publications Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Conference on Intelligent Information Systems in 1996. He also initiated the First International Conference on Knowledge-based Intelligent Electronic Systems in 1997. This is now an annual event. He served as the Vice President of the Electronics Association of South Australia in 1997. His interests focus on the applications of novel techniques such as knowledge-based systems, artificial neural networks, fuzzy systems, intelligent agents, evolutionary computation and the application of these techniques. His academic publications include over 120 research papers, 4 book chapters, 7 edited conference proceedings , 4 edited special issues of journals and has authored/edited over  25 books in the area of computational intelligence. He also serves in the editorial board of several International Journals.