Andre Costa

Dr Andre Costa

Director, Teletraffic Research Centre

Teletraffic Research Centre

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences


I specialize in commercial mathematics and statistics for industry.

My background is in optimisation, stochastic processes, modelling, simulation and quantitative finance.

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2010 Costa, A., Ramakrishnan, M., & Taylor, P. (2010). A distributed approach to capacity allocation in logical networks. European Journal of Operational Research, 203(3), 737-748.
    DOI Scopus3
    2007 Costa, A., & Vázquez-Abad, F. (2007). Adaptive stepsize selection for tracking in a regime-switching environment. Automatica, 43(11), 1896-1908.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS6
    2007 Costa, A., Jones, O., & Kroese, D. (2007). Convergence properties of the cross-entropy method for discrete optimization. Operations Research Letters, 35(5), 573-580.
    DOI Scopus73 WoS61
    2007 KRZESINSKI, A. E., COSTA, A., RAMAKRISHNAN, M., & TAYLOR, P. G. (2007). A COMMENT ON TWO-PHASE BEHAVIOR OF FINANCIAL MARKETS. International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance, 10(01), 89-93.
    DOI
    2006 Costa, A., & Costa, A. (2006). Ants, stochastic optimisation and reinforcement learning. Gazette of the Australian Mathematical Society.
    2005 Costa, A., Fackrell, M., & Taylor, P. (2005). Two issues surrounding Parrondo's paradox. ADVANCES IN DYNAMIC GAMES, 7, 599-609.
    DOI WoS8
    2005 Bean, N., & Costa, A. (2005). An analytic modelling approach for network routing algorithms that use "ant-like" mobile agents. Computer Networks-The International Journal of Computer and Telecommunications Networking, 49(2), 243-268.
    DOI Scopus25 WoS15
  • Book Chapters

  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2006 Levy, K., Vazquez-Abad, F. J., & Costa, A. (2006). Adaptive stepsize selection for online Q-learning in a non-stationary environment. In S. Lafortune, F. Lin, & D. Tilbury (Eds.), WODES 2006: EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON DISCRETE EVENT SYSTEMS, PROCEEDINGS (pp. 372-+). Ann Arbor, MI: IEEE.
    WoS1
    2006 Costa, A., & Vázquez-Abad, F. (2006). Adaptive stepsize selection for tracking in a non-stationary environment: A new pre-emptive approach. In Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (pp. 1817-1822). San Diego, CA: IEEE.
    DOI Scopus1
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2019 Costa, A., & Wang, G. (2019). Mathematical Programming Model for Carcase Optimisation Tool.
    2019 Costa, A., & Mihailescu, M. (2019). SAFECOM Data Analytics.
    2018 Costa, A. (2018). Low Voltage Fuse Replacement Prediction From Weather Data.
    2018 Costa, A., & Hung, N. (2018). Analysis of Uniti Wireless Speed Test Data.
    2018 Costa, A. (2018). Statistical Analysis of ECU Claims Data.
    2018 Costa, A., & Wang, G. (2018). ECU Claims Data Analysis For Schedule of Fees.
    2017 Costa, A. (2017). Job Arrival Rate Prediction Pilot Project.
    2016 Northcote, B. S., costa, A., Wang, G., Mihailescu, M., & Warner, N. (2016). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Ulaanbaatar (Улаанбаатар) Region Capacity Analysis Project Report.
    2016 Northcote, B. S., McMahon, J., Costa, A., Wang, G., Warner, N., & Mihailescu, M. (2016). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Vodafone Ireland Capacity Analysis Project Report.
    2015 Northcote, B., Warner, N., McMahon, J. J., Coyle, A., Costa, A., Mihailescu, M., . . . Britton, M. (2015). Devil WCDMA network dimensioning 2015 workshop. Telstra.
    2015 Northcote, B., Costa, A., McMahon, J. J., Nguyen, H., Oliu, C., & FitzGerald, D. (2015). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Guadalajara Capacity Analysis Project Validation Report Prepared for AT&T Mexico: TEMS™ Capacity Manager Client Capacity Analysis Project Reports. Reston, VA, USA: The University of Adelaide.
    2015 Northcote, B., Costa, A., Nguyen, H., & FitzGerald, D. (2015). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Dar Es Salam Capacity Analysis Report Prepared for Airtel Tanzania: TEMS™ Capacity Manager Client Capacity Analysis Project Reports. Reston, VA, USA: The University of Adelaide.
    2015 Northcote, B., Costa, A., Nguyen, H., Warner, N., & FitzGerald, D. (2015). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Mandalay Capacity Analysis Report Prepared for Ooredoo Myanmar: TEMS™ Capacity Manager Client Capacity Analysis Project Reports. Reston, VA, USA: The University of Adelaide.
    2015 Northcote, B., Costa, A., Nguyen, H., Warner, N., & FitzGerald, D. (2015). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Mandalay Capacity Analysis Project Validation Report Prepared for Ooredoo Myanmar: TEMS™ Capacity Manager Client Capacity Analysis Project Reports. Reston, VA, USA: The University of Adelaide.
    2015 Northcote, B., Costa, A., Schaplitz, S., Holubowski, P., & FitzGerald, D. (2015). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Monterrey Capacity Analysis Report Prepared for Telefonica Group: TEMS™ Capacity Manager Client Capacity Analysis Project Reports. Reston, VA, USA: The University of Adelaide.
    2015 Costa, A. (2015). SAPN Forecasting & Resource Management Tool - Report and User Guide - v1.0.
    2014 Nguyen, H., & Costa, A. (2014). SAPN Restoration Analysis Forecast Tool v1.0.
    2014 Northcote, B., Warner, N., McMahon, J. J., Coyle, A., Costa, A., Mihailescu, M., . . . Li, Y. (2014). Devil WCDMA network dimensioning 2014 workshop. Telstra.
    2013 Northcote, B., Warner, N., Coyle, A., Costa, A., Mihailescu, M., Nguyen, H., . . . Li, Y. (2013). Devil WCDMA network dimensioning 2013 workshop. Telstra.
    2012 Northcote, B., Warner, N., Coyle, A., Costa, A., Mihailescu, M., Nguyen, H., . . . Yates, S. (2012). Devil WCDMA network dimensioning 2012 workshop. Telstra.
  • Software

    Year Citation
    2017 Wang, G., Coyle, A., & Costa, A. (2017). SAPN vegetation planning tool [Computer Software].
    2017 Costa, A., Wang, G., Mihailescu, M., & Nguyen, H. (2017). SAPN ERT Tool - Expected Restoration Time Analytics (Version 2.0) [software]. Adelaide: TRC.
    2016 Costa, A., Northcote, B., Warner, N., Mihailescu, M., McMahon, J., & Nguyen, H. (2016). Telstra Devil Mobile Networks Capacity Planning Tool 2016 (Version v2016) [software]. Adelaide: -.
    2016 Costa, A., Northcote, B., Warner, N., Mihailescu, M., McMahon, J., & Nguyen, H. (2016). Telstra Devil Mobile Networks Capacity Planning Tool 2016 (Version v2016) [software]. Adelaide: -.
    2015 Northcote, B., Warner, N., Coyle, A., McMahon, J. J., Mihailescu, M., Costa, A., . . . Britton, M. (2015). TelAri Analytics v2.0 [Computer Software].
    2014 Northcote, B., Warner, N., Coyle, A., Yates, S., McMahon, J. J., Mihailescu, M., . . . Li, Y. (2014). TelAri Analytics v1.2 [Computer Software].
    2014 Nguyen, H., & Costa, A. (2014). SAPN Restoration Analysis Forecast Tool v1.0 [Computer Software].
    2013 Northcote, B., Warner, N., Coyle, A., Yates, S., Mihailescu, M., Costa, A., . . . Li, Y. (2013). TelAri Analytics v1.1 [Computer Software].
    2012 Northcote, B., Warner, N., Coyle, A., Yates, S., Mihailescu, M., Costa, A., . . . Li, Y. (2012). TelAri Analytics v1.0 [Computer Software].
  • Position: Director, Teletraffic Research Centre
  • Phone: 83136194
  • Email: andre.costa@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4395
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor 5
  • Room: 5 20
  • Org Unit: Teletraffic Research Centre

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