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Contact Information

Office: 314 Building 1
Telephone number: (02) 69 332357
Fax Number: (02) 69 332080
E-mail: ialtas@csu.edu.au



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Irfan Altas is an Assoc. Prof. in the School of Computing and Mathematics, Charles Sturt University.

He has Ph.D. from University of Saskatchewan, Canada and has taught a wide range of subjects at University of Saskatchewan, Canada, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, George Washington University, U.S.A, and University of Queensland, Australia.

Current Role

  • Head of School of Computing and Mathematics



  • Research

    Assoc. Prof. Altas' research interests are broad.

    He works on various data mining projects. Sample publications in Data Mining Area:

  • D. Buckley, I. Altas, and J. Howarth (2007). A real-time intrusion detection system for the Windows environment. Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference WWW / Internet, 2, 84-88, ISBN 978-972-8924-43-0.
  • I. Altas, and M. Anderson,(2005) Implementing Cover Coefficient Algorithm as a Top-N Recommendation System, Journal of Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 16 No. 1(2005) pp. 9-16.


  • S. Roberts, M. Hegland and I. Altas, (2003) Approximation of a Thin Plate Spline Smoother Using Continuous Piecewise Polynomial Functions. SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, Vol. 41, No. 1 (2003) pp. 208-234.


  • M. Anderson, I. Altas and G. Fellows, (2003) Web Personalisation with the Cover Coefficient Algorithm. in the Proc. of Computational Science-ICCS 2003, Eds. P.M.A. Sloot, A.V. Bogdanov, J.J. Dongarra, A.Y. Zomaya and Y.E. Gorbachev. Vol.3, pp.422-431.


  • S. Poon, I. Altas and G. Fellows, (2003), Integrated E-Marketing - A Strategy Drien Technical Analysis, in "Architectural Issues of Web-Enabled Electronic Business" Eds. N. Shi and V.K. Murthy pp. 321-332


  • P. Christen, M. Hegland, O. M. Nielsen, S. Roberts, P. E. Strazdins and I. Altas, "Scalable Parallel Algorithms for Surface Fitting and Data Mining", Journal of Parallel Computing, Vol. 27 (2001) pp. 941-961.


  • P. Christen, M. Hegland, S. Roberts, O. M. Nielsen and I.Altas, "A Scalable Parallel FEM Surface Fitting Algorithm for Data Mining", Accepted by the International Workshop on Mining Spatial and Temporal Data (at the PAKDD-2001 Conference), Hong Kong, April 2001.
    Industrial Track and Workshop Proceeding, J. Fong and M.K. Ng, Editors, E-Business Technology Institute, University of Hong Kong.


  • P. Christen, M. Hegland, O. M. Nielsen, S. Roberts, P. E. Strazdins and I. Altas, T. Semenova and T. Hancock, "Towards a Parallel Data Mining Toolbox", Proceedings the 15th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, for the 4th International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Data Mining, IEEE, San Francisco, April 2001.


  • P. Christen, M. Hegland, O. M. Nielsen, S. Roberts, and I. Altas, "Scalable Parallel Algorithms for Predictive Modelling", Proceedings of the Data Mining 2000 Conference, Cambridge, UK, N. Ebecken and C.A. Brebbia, editors, in Data Mining II, WIT Press, Southhampton Boston, July 2000.


  • P. Christen, I. Altas, M. Hegland, S. Roberts, K. Burrage and R. Sidje, "A Parallel Finite Element Surface Fitting Algorithm for Data Mining", in PARCO'99 proceedings, Parallel Computing Fundamentals & Applications, Eds. E.H. D'Hollander et.al., pp. 275-282, Imperial College Press, 2000.


  • G. Williams, I. Altas, S. Bakin, P. Christen, M. Hegland, A. Marquez, P. Milne, R. Nagappan, and S. Roberts, "Large-Scale Parallel and Distributed Data Mining" Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 1759 Springer-Verlag, 1999.


  • M. Hegland, S. Roberts and I. Altas, " Finite Element Thin Plate Splines for Data Mining Applications", in Mathematical Methods for Curves & Surfaces II, M. Daehlen, T. Lyche and L.L. Schumaker, eds., pp. 245-253, 1998, Vanderbilt University Press, Nashville, TN.


  • M. hegland, S. Roberts and I. Altas, 1997, " Finite Element Thin Plate Splines for Surface Fitting", in Computational Techniques and Applications: CTAC97, B.J. Noye, M.D. Teubner and A.W. Gill, Eds., pp. 289-296, 1997, World Scientific, Singapore.



  • His other research interest is in the numerical solution of differential equations. He has published papers on mesh generation, multigrid algorithms and computational fluid dynamics areas. Dr. Altas has also published some papers in image processing as well as on the use of the Internet and new technologies in teaching.

    A sample of his publications


    1. J. Howarth, I. Altas and B. Dalgarno (2010) Information Flow Control Using the Java Virtual Machine Tool Interface, International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, 689-695, doi: 10.1109/ARES.2010.75

    2. J. Messing, I. Altas, and J. Howarth, (2008) Implementing Microsoft PiL in Australian Schools, International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), Vol 3, No 2 (2008) pp 63-68

    3. J. Messing, I. Altas, and J. Howarth, (2007) Partners in learning in Australian schools. Conference Proceedings ICL 2007, Kassel University Press ISBN 978-3-89958-279-6.

    4. P. White, I. Altas, J. Howarth, and J. Weckert (2007). An internal enterprise framework for identity based management. APAC07.

    5. J. Messing and I. Altas, 2006, "Using IT industry practices to modernize university education", Industry and Higher Education, Volume 20, Number 1, February 2006, pp. 25-30(6)

    6. P. Roy, I. Altas, and J. Howarth 2006, "An Implementation of a Remote Virtual Networking Laboratory for Educational Purposes", in the conference proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education & Training, ISBN: 1-4244-0406-1, pp. 162-167

    7. T. Lang, J. Howarth and I. Altas, 2006, "Uni-Access: A secure location aware communication system providing user privacy", in the conference proceedings of  First International Conference on Communications and Networking in China, ISBN, 1-4244-0463-0

    8. I. Altas and A. Yazici, 2006, "A Symbolic Treatment of Finite Difference Formulae for Solving Differential Equations"  in the conference proceedings of  Third International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics, ISBN: 0471072709

    9. A. Yazici, I. Altas and T. Ergenc, 2005, "2d Polynomial Interpolation: A Symbolic Approach with Mathematica", in the Proceedings of International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2005, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3482, pp. 463-471.

    10. J. Messing and I. Altas, 2005, "University + IT Industry Training = Success Beyond Expectations", in the conference proceedings of 4th International Conference, New Horizons in Industry, Business and Education, ISBN: 960-85316-9-1.

    11. J. Howarth, J. Messing, and I. Altas, 2004, "Delivering Online Examinations: A Case Study", TOJDE, No. 3, Vol.5, 2004. http://tojde.anadolu.edu.tr/

    12. A. Yazici, I. Altas and T. Ergenc, 2004, "Symbolic Polynomial Interpolation Using Mathematica", in the Proc. of Computational Science-ICCS 2004, Eds. M. Bubak, GD van Albada et. al.. Part IV, pp.364-369.

    13. J. Messing and I. Altas, "Online Examinations in an Academic Environment: A Case Study at Charles Sturt University" in the proceeding of 5th Int. Conf. on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training: ITHET, 2004. IEEE Catalog No. 04EX898C, ISBN: 0-7803-8597-7.

    14. I. Altas, J. Erhel and M. Gupta, 2002, "High Accuracy Solution of Three Dimensional Biharmonic Equations", Journal of Numerical Algorithms, Vol. 29, pp. 1-19.

    Hobbies

    Playing soccer and tennis.

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