Dr Aaron Harwood

  • Room: Level: 07 Room: 7.18
  • Building: Doug McDonell Building
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Parallel and Distributed Computing (Peer-to-Peer, GPU Computing)
  • Smart Mobile Systems (Streaming Data, Mobility Analysis)
  • Social Networking (Event Detection, Topic Tracking, Influence)

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Dr Aaron Harwood is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at The University of Melbourne.

Recent publications

  1. Karunaratne P, Karunasekera S, Harwood A. Distributed stream clustering using micro-clusters on Apache Storm. JOURNAL OF PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING. Academic Press. 2017, Vol. 108.
  2. Mousavi SM, Harwood A, Karunasekera S, Maghrebi M. Geometry of interest (GOI): spatio-temporal destination extraction and partitioning in GPS trajectory data. JOURNAL OF AMBIENT INTELLIGENCE AND HUMANIZED COMPUTING. Dr Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag. 2017, Vol. 8, Issue 3.
  3. Wang Q, Shi F, Kowalczyk A, Campbell R, Goudey B, Rawlinson D, Harwood A, Ferra H, Kowalczyk A. Supplementary Information to 'GWISFI: a Univeral GPU Interface for Exhaustive Search of Pairwise Interactions in Case-Control GWAS in Minutes' (Revised Version). . 2017.
  4. Caneleo PIS, Jagathamma Mohan L, Parampalli U, Harwood A. On improving recovery performance in erasure code based geo-diverse storage clusters. 12th International Conference on the Design of Reliable Communication Networks (DRCN). IEEE. 2016. Editors: Chemouil P, Pattavina A, Gourdin E, Secci S.
  5. Jagathamma Mohan L, Luke Harold R, Caneleo PIS, Parampalli U, Harwood A. Benchmarking the performance of Hadoop triple replication and erasure coding on a nation-wide distributed cloud. 2015 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON NETWORK CODING (NETCOD). IEEE. 2015.
  6. Feng J, Harwood A. BrowserCloud: A Personal Cloud for Browser Session Migration and Management. 24th International Conference on World Wide Web (WWW). Association for Computing Machinery Inc.. 2015.
  7. Wang Q, Young S, Harwood A, Ong CS. Discriminative Concept Learning Network: Reveal High-level Differential Concepts from Shallow Architecture. 2015 INTERNATIONAL JOINT CONFERENCE ON NEURAL NETWORKS (IJCNN). IEEE. 2015.
  8. Bukhari I, Harwood A, Karunasekera S. Effect of Similarity Distribution on the Convergence of Decentralized Similarity Overlays. Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology Series. Australian Computer Society. 2015, Vol. 163.
  9. Samarawickrama S, Karunasekera S, Harwood A. Finding High-level Topics and Tweet Labeling Using Topic Models. 2015 IEEE 21ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS (ICPADS). IEEE. 2015, Vol. 2016-January.
  10. Tindall N, Harwood A. Peer-to-Peer between Browsers: Cyclon Protocol over WebRTC. 2015 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PEER-TO-PEER COMPUTING (P2P). IEEE. 2015.
  11. Tanin E, Kulkarni S, Harwood A, Douglas S. Decentralized multi-user online environment. (Patent no. ).
  12. Wang Q, Shi F, Kowalczyk A, Campbell R, Goudey B, Rawlinson D, Harwood A, Ferra H, Kowalczyk A. GWIS(FI): a Universal GPU Interface for Exhaustive Search of Pairwise Interactions in Case-Control GWAS in Minutes. 2014 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIOINFORMATICS AND BIOMEDICINE (BIBM). IEEE. 2014. Editors: Zheng H, Hu X, Berrar D, Wang Y, Dubitzky W, Hao JK, Cho KH, Gilbert D.
  13. Mousavi M, Harwood A, Karunasekera S. Measuring Similarity Between Mobility Models and Real World Motion Trajectories. Computer Science & Information Technology. 2014. Editors: Meghanathan N, Nagamalai D.
  14. Finkel AM, Harwood A, Gaunt H, Antig JF. Optimizing Indoor Location Recognition Through Wireless Fingerprinting At the Ian Potter Museum of Art. 2014 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDOOR POSITIONING AND INDOOR NAVIGATION (IPIN). IEEE. 2014.
  15. Karunasekera S, Harwood A, Samarawickrama S, Kotagiri R, Robins G. Topic-Specific Post Identification in Microblog Streams. 2014 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIG DATA (BIG DATA). IEEE. 2014. Editors: Lin J, Hu XH, Chang W, Nambiar R, Aggarwal C, Cercone N, Honavar V, Huan J, Mobasher B, Pyne S.

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