Lachlan Birdsey

Mr Lachlan Birdsey

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Postgraduate Research Student

School of Computer Science

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

I'm a PhD Candidate working on modelling and analysis of complex adaptive systems, under the supervision of Dr. Claudia Szabo and Prof. Katrina Falkner. Social networks, smart cities, health-care networks are all prime examples of complex adaptive systems, with many interaction autonomous entities, sub-systems, and emergent properties. I created a modelling language, CASL,  and modelling, simulation, and analysis framework, CASTLE, designed for creating models of such domains with the aim of performing simulations to gain deeper understanding of how these systems, and the myriad properties they are comprised of, operate. In addition to my research, I am currently a contract lecturer, and am co-lecturer for Introduction to Programming with Dr. Brad Alexander.

  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Computer Science (First Class Honours)

Currently, I am a co-lecture for Introduction to Programming.

My previous teaching positions have been:

•Foundations of Computer Science S2 2014, S1 2015
•Introduction to Programming for Engineers S2 2015
•Introduction to Programming S1 2016, S2 2016, S1 2017 (co-lecturer and co-course designer)

Practical Supervisor:
•Algorithm Design and Data Structures S2 2013
•Web And Database Computing S2 2014

•Advanced Programming Paradigms S2 2014


  • Position: Postgraduate Research Student
  • Phone: 83136196
  • Email:
  • Fax: 8313 4366
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor 4
  • Room: 4 52-53
  • Org Unit: School of Computer Science

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