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AIRO provides leadership in artificial intelligence and optimisation research and to create intelligent solutions for the benefit of societies.

About the centre

AIRO focuses on two ground-breaking areas of scientific research: artificial intelligence and optimisation. We begin our research journey by working with our partners, collaborators and end users to identify together the needs and outcomes of the stakeholders. We engage with industry, community, professional bodies, government in Australia, and globally. Our research foci include information and computing sciences as well as artificial intelligence, machine learning, image processing and robotics.

Professor Seyedali Mirjalili, Centre Director

Professor Mirjalili is internationally recognised for his advances in swarm intelligence and optimisation research. He has published 300+ research outputs with over 40,000 citations and h-index of 70. He has been in the global list of 1% highly cited researchers since 2019 and is an associate editor of several leading AI journals. Professor Mirjalili also leads our Optimisation and Evolutionary Computation cluster.

Contact Professor Seyedali Mirjalili for project partnerships or to learn more about our research centre.


Guest speaker
As an emerging technology, Artificial Intelligence has the potential to revolutionise many aspects of our lives and solve global crises. To hone this double-edged sword, we need to accelerate its development and adoption while mitigating the potential risks.
Professor Seyedali Mirjalili
AIRO Centre Director

Explore our areas of research

  • Machine Learning
    We develop innovative algorithms and problem-solving techniques and facilitate data-driven decision making tools leveraging on supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement learning algorithms in diverse areas such as medical image processing, public health, FinTech, mental health and agriculture. Our foci include development of machine learning algorithms, application of machine learning in health, sustainability and business, and data visualisations and analytics.
  • Optimisation and Evolutionary Computation
    We develop, adapt, or tailor algorithms to solve optimisation problems in both science and engineering. Our researchers are internationally recognised for their advances in nature-inspired algorithm development, data visualisation, problem formulation, and high-performance computing. Our foci include engineering optimisation, swarm intelligence, and multi-objective optimisation.
  • Robotics
    With a focus on fundamental and applied we design, prototype, and build small to medium-size robots for difference purposes, and develop cutting-edge software technologies required to navigate and assist with intelligence automation of robotics infrastructures. Development of land, air, and water swarm robots are of our interests too. Our foci include swarm robotics, humanoid robots, and robot path planning and goal seeking.

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Discover our partners

Our partnerships are national and international with organisations that align with our Be Good Principles. Partnerships are developed at an individual, group, centre and institutional level and align with our university research themes and build our reputation and profile.

Meet our researchers

Associate Professor Tony Jan
Associate Professor Tony Jan

Associate Professor Jan is the Program Director of Information Technology at Torrens University Australia and a researcher in AIRO. Tony


Zahra Mirjalili| Torrens University
Dr Zahra Mirjalili

Dr Mirjalili develops evolutionary algorithms to solve real-world engineering design problems, has over 2500 citations and an H-index of 15


Sarah Immanuel | Torrens University
Dr Sarah Immanuel

Dr Immanuel's expertise includes biomedical signal processing, machine learning and data analytics. Her current research focusses on risk


AIRO | Torrens University
Dr Shelda Sajeev

Dr Sajeev is a Senior lecturer at Torrens University. She has 13+ years’ experience in teaching and research with expertise in medical


Ratna Saha | Torrens University
Dr Ratna Saha

Dr Saha completed her PhD in Computer Science and Engineering and has more than 14 years of experience in academia and industry, including 9


Harvinder Singh | Torrens University
Associate Professor Harvinder Singh

An academic with strong teaching and research expertise in application of informatics tools in Health and Agriculture for nearly two decades.


Professor Khimji Vaghjiani
Professor Khimji Vaghjiani

Academic entrepreneur with over 30 years' experience in a variety of industries, corporates, government, NFP, academia - including


Tayab Memon | Torrens University
Dr Tayab Memon

Dr Memon's expertise is in fault detection and identification system, signal processing, condition monitoring systems and AI in education.


Lucija Boskovic | AIRO
Dr Lucija Boskovic

Dr Boskovic is a Program Director at Torrens University Australia and an Adjunct Research Fellow at Griffith University's School of Engineering and Built Environment.


Research stories

Learn more about some of impactful projects and partners at Torrens University's Artificial Intelligence Research and Optimisation.

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