Deputy Head of School (Research)

Head of Postgraduate Studies

Co-Director, Decision Systems Lab

School of Computing and IT

University of Wollongong, NSW 2522 Australia

Email: hoa (at) uow (dot) edu (dot) au

Dr. Hoa Khanh Dam

Professor in Software Engineering

Deputy Head of School (Research) & Head of Postgraduate Studies

Co-Director, Decision Systems Lab

School of Computing and Information Technology

University of Wollongong

Northfields Av, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia


Hoa Khanh Dam is Professor, Deputy Head of School (Research) & Head of Postgraduate Studies in the School of Computing and Information Technology, University of Wollongong (UOW) in Australia.  He is Co-Director for the Decision System Lab at UOW, heading its Software Analytics research program. His research interests lie primarily in the intersection of Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence (AI), inventing and developing AI solutions for project managers, software engineers, QA teams and security analysts to improve software quality and cybersecurity,  accelerate productivity and increase project success rates. His research also focuses on methodologies and techniques for developing IoT applications and autonomous AI systems.

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 journals (IEEE TSE, JSS, EMSE) and conferences (ICSE, ASE, FSE), AI/intelligent agents (AAMAS, JAAMAS), and service-oriented computing (ICSOC, CaiSE, BPM).

He is Associate Editor for the Automated Software Engineering journal. 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 served as a Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Computer Science degree until 2021. He had also spent some time (2003 - 2005) teaching Software Engineering at RMIT University in Vietnam.

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  1. December 2009

    PhD in Computer Science

    RMIT University, Australia
  2. July 2003

    M.App.Sc. in Information Technology

    RMIT University, Australia
  3. December 2001

    Bachelor of Computer Science

Professional Appointments

  1. 2009-present
    Professor, Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer and Lecturer
  2. 2005-2009
    Software Engineer
    Exari Systems, Australia
  3. 2003-2005
  4. 2004-2005
    Technical Architect/Project Manager
    BAO Solutions Co. Ltd, Vietnam

Awards & Prizes

  • 2017
    Best Paper Award
    The 36th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling
  • 2015
    ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award
    The 12th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR)
  • 2014
    Best Paper Award
    The 11th IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA)
  • 2014
    Best Paper Award
    The 10th Asia-Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling (APCCM)
  • 2013
    Best Senior Program Committee Award
    The 16th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA)
  • 2010
    Award for track paper with the highest review score for the Service Management & Engineering track
    Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2010), Brisbane, Australia
  • 2009
    RMIT University Letter of Commendation for PhD thesis
    Supervisors: Michael Winikoff and Lin Padgham
  • 2006
    Best Research Paper Award
    Australian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC)
  • 2005 - 2008
    RMIT University International Scholarship Award
  • 2000
    Dean's Honour Award
    Faculty of Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 1999 - 2002
    Australian Development Scholarship Award