The University of Western Australia
School of Computer Science and Software Engineering

School of Computer Science and Software Engineering

CITS4403 Computational Modelling

Welcome to the website for CITS4403. This unit explores current research topics in computational modelling. Students develop skills to identify problems, formulate solutions and conduct further research in open questions in this domain.

February Welcome to the Computational Modelling unit. Lectures for CITS4403 start on Thursday 2nd March 2017, week 1.
March Guest Lecture by Dr Ravi Ahuja, CEO of Optym, Thursday 30th March 2017, week 5. Very Large-Scale Neighbourhood Search.
March Lunchtime Lecture by Dr Ravi Ahuja, CEO of Optym, Thursday 30th March 2017, week 5. Turning Innovation into Dollars..
May Register Pairs Let me know by May 11th if you have agreed to work on the assignment in a pair. Please send an email to (NOTE THE CORRECTED EMAIL ADDRESS) with the subject line "CITS4403 Project Pairs". One student needs to send the email but copy the email to the other student in the pair so I know that you both agree. The body of the email just needs to mention the two student numbers and say that they have agreed to work as a pair.
May Bushfire Simulation Sorry that we could not fit a guest lecture on this topic. I have put some interesting links up on the unit resource page.


Unit coordinator: Prof. Mark Reynolds
Consultation/optional Tutorial (weeks 0-exams):Thursday 11am to 12pm
Office: CSSE Rm 1.31B, access via CS Reception
(book a another time to meet via

Other Lecturer: Dr John McCabe-Dansted

Students must attend a two-hour lecture each week:

Type Time Day Location
Lecture 9am - 11amThursday ENCM105: Engineering Lecture Room 105

Learning Objectives

On completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. present computational models to address a given research hypothesis and qualify the limitations of these models;
  2. identify and discuss current open research topics in the field of computational modelling;
  3. explain the concepts and technologies used in the field of computational modelling; and
  4. design, apply and analyse relevant technologies to solve problems in the field of computational modelling.


The assessment for CITS4403 comprises an assignment, a notebook and a final exam.

Assessment % of final mark Assessment Dates
Assignment 30% 24th May 2017
Notebook 20%5th June, 2017
Examination 50% June Examination Period

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