Rob Saunders
Lecturer in Design Computing

Doctoral Thesis

Saunders, R. (2001) Curious Design Agents and Artificial Creativity, Ph.D. Thesis, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Sydney.

Edited Books

Maher, M.L., Veale, T., Saunders, R., and Bown, O. (2013) Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Computational Creativity, University of Sydney, Australia, June 12–14.

Book Chapters

Carvalho, L., Goodyear, P., Wardak D. and Saunders, R. (2014) Peep: Peer Support for Programming chapter in L. Carvalho and P. Goodyear (eds) The Architecture of Productive Learning Networks, Routledge.

Bown, O., Gemeinboeck, P. and Saunders, R. (2014) The Machine as Autonomous Performer chapter in L. Candy and S. Ferguson (eds) Interactive Experience in the Digital Age. Evaluating New Art Practice, Springer Series on Cultural Computing, pp. 75–90.

Gemeinboeck, P. and Saunders, R. (2013) Inventing Cultural Machines, chapter in Ecologies of Invention, Sydney University Press, pp. 37–46.

d'Inverno, M., Howells, P., Montagna, S., Roeder, I., and Saunders, R. (2009) Agent-Based Modeling of Stem Cells, chapter in Multi-Agent Systems: Simulation and Applications, Taylor and Francis Group, pp. 389–421.

Saunders, R. and Grace, K. (2009) Teaching Evolutionary Design Systems by Extending "Context Free", chapter in Applications of Evolutionary Computing, Vol. 5484 of LNCS, Springer, pp. 591–596.

Saunders, R. (2007) Towards a computational model of creative societies using curious design agents, chapter in Engineering Societies in the Agents World VII, Vol. 4457 of LNAI, Springer, pp. 340–353.

Saunders, R. (2006) Case Study—Programming for design: Rob Saunders, chapter in Dewdney, A. and Ride, P. The New Media Handbook, Routledge, New York, pp. 125–130.

d'Inverno, M. and Saunders, R. (2005) Agent-based modelling of stem cell organisation in a niche, chapter in Engineering Self-Organising Systems, Vol. 3464 of LNAI, Springer, pp. 52–68.

Rosenman, M. A. and Saunders, R. (2003) Hierarchical co-evolution for non-routine design, in N. E. Mastorakis, C. Manikopoulos, G. E. Antoniou, V. M. Mladenov and I. F. Gonos (eds.), Recent Advances in Intelligent Systems and Signal Processing, WSEAS Press, pp. 275–280.

Journal Articles

Saunders, R. and Bown, O. (2015) Computational Social Creativity, Artificial Life, Special Issue on Art, Creativity and Culture, MIT press, Vol. 21, No. 3, Summer 2015, pp. 366–378.

Grace, K., Gero, J.S. and Saunders, R. (2015) Interpretation-driven Mapping: A Framework for Parallel Search and Re-representation for Computational Analogy in Design, Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis & Manufacturing (AIEDAM), Special Issue on Analogical Thinking, Cambridge University Press, Vol. 29, No. 2, May 2015, pp. 185–201.

Kerh, T., Lu, H., and Saunders, R. (2014) Investigating Non-linear Shoreline Multi-period Change from Orthophoto Map Information by Using a Neural Network Model, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Cairo, London & New York: Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Article ID 782525 (online), 12 pages.

Kerh, T., Lin, Y.T. and Saunders, R. (2013) Seismic Design Value Evaluation Based on Checking Records and Site Geological Conditions Using Artificial Neural Networks, Abstract and Applied Analysis, Cairo, London & New York: Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Article ID 242941 (online), 12 pages.

Saunders, R. (2012) Towards Autonomous Creative Systems: A Computational Approach, Cognitive Computation, Special Issue on Computational Creativity, Intelligence and Autonomy, Springer-Verlag, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2012, pp 216–225.

Gemeinbeock, P. and Saunders, R. (2011) Urban Fictions: A Critical Reflection on Locative Art and Performative Geographies, Digital Creativity, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 22, No. 3, 2011, pp. 160–173.

Gemeinboeck, P. and Saunders, R. (2011) Other Ways Of Knowing: Embodied Investigations of the Unstable, Slippery and Incomplete, The Fibre Culture Journal, Vol. 18, 2011: Trans, pp. 9–33.

Gemeinboeck, P., Traenkle, M., Dement, L., PRINZGAU/podgorschek and Saunders R. (2010) On Track: A Slippery Mechanic-Robotic Performance, Leonardo, Vol. 43, No. 5, October 2010, pp. 488–489.

Kerh, T., Lai, J. S., Gunaratnum, D. and Saunders R. (2008) Evaluation of Seismic Design Values in the Taiwan Building Code by Using Artificial Neural Network, Computer Modelling in Engineering and Sciences, Vol. 26, No. 1.

Saunders, R. and Gero, J. S. (2004) Situated design simulations using curious agents, AIEDAM, Special Issue, May 2004, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 153–161.

Rosenman, M. and Saunders, R. (2003) Self-regulatory hierarchical coevolution, AIEDAM, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 273–285.

Conference Papers

2014

Zhang A. and Saunders, R. (2014) Exploring Conceptual Space in Language Games Using Hedonic Functions in S. Colton, D. Ventura, N. Lavravc and M. Cook (eds.) Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC 2014), Ljubljana, Slovenia 10-13 June 2014, pp. 276–279.

Saunders, R. and Gemeinboeck, P. (2014) Accomplice: Creative Robotics and Embodied Computational Creativity in Proceedings of the 50th Anniversary Convention of the Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour Symposium (AISB'50), Goldsmiths, University of London 1–4 April 2014, available at http://doc.gold.ac.uk/aisb50/AISB50-S04/AISB50-S4-Saunders-paper.pdf.

Gemeinboeck, P. and Saunders R. (2014) Towards a performative body mapping approach in Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on New Frontiers in Human-Robot Interaction, Goldsmiths, University of London 1–4 April 2014, available at http://doc.gold.ac.uk/aisb50/AISB50-S19/AISB50-S19-Gemeinboeck-paper.pdf.

Bown, O., Saunders, R. and Tomitsch, M. (2014) A Survey of Programmers’ Practices for Handling Complexity in Creative Coding in Proceedings of xCoAx 2014: Second conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X, Porto, Portugal: Universidade do Porto 26-27 June 2014, pp. 41–51.

2013

Grace, K., Gero J. and Saunders, R. (2013) Experiential Influences on Computational Association in Design in Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2013), Singapore 15-18 May 2013, pp. 863–872.

Bown, O. and Saunders, R. (2013) Multi-feature visualisations of phenotypic behaviour for creative interactive evolution in C. Blum (ed.) Proceeding of the Fifteenth Annual Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO), 6–10 July 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 49–50.

Gemeinboeck, P. and Saunders, R. (2013) Creative machine performance: computational creativity and robotic art, in M.L. Maher, T. Veale, R. Saunders and O. Bown (eds.) Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Computational Creativity, University of Sydney, Australia, pp. 215–219.

Saunders, R., Chee, E. and Gemeinboeck, P. (2013) Evaluating human-robot interaction with embodied creative systems, in M.L. Maher, T. Veale, R. Saunders and O. Bown (eds.) Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Computational Creativity, University of Sydney, Australia, pp. 205–209.

Grace, K., Gero, J. and Saunders, R. (2013) Learning how to reinterpret creative problems, in M.L. Maher, T. Veale, R. Saunders and O. Bown (eds.) Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Computational Creativity, University of Sydney, Australia, pp. 113–117.

2012

Grace, K., Gero, J. and Saunders, R. (2012) Representational affordances and creativity in association-based systems, in M.L. Maher, K. Hammond, A. Pease, R. Perez y Perez, D. Ventura and G. Wiggins (eds.), Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computational Creativity, University College Dublin, Ireland, pp. 195–202.

Grace, K., Gero, J. and Saunders, R. (2012) Constructing computational associations between ornamental designs, in T. Fischer, K. De Biswas, J. Ham, R. Naka and W. Huang (eds.), Beyond Codes and Pixels CAADRIA2012, CAADRIA, Hong Kong, pp. 37–46.

Zhang, A. and Saunders, R. (2012) Towards the Evolution of a Language for Creative Design, 2012 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), Brisbane, 10–15 June 2012, pp. 2778–2783.

Kocaballi, A. B., Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R., Dong, A. and Loke, L. (2012) Embracing Relational Agency in Design Process, Design and Semantics of Form and Movement DESFORM 2012, Wellington.

Kocaballi, A. B., Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R., Dong, A. and Loke, L. (2012) Transformations, Enactments, and Distrust in Promoting Multiplicity in Design Process, Participatory Innovation Conference PIN-C2012, Melbourne.

2011

Hespanhol, L., Sogono, M.C., Wu, G., Saunders, R. and Tomitsch, M. (2011) Elastic experiences: designing adaptive interaction for individuals and crowds in the public space, in Proceedings of the 23rd Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI'11), pp. 148–151, ACM, New York, NY, USA.

Gemeinboeck P., Saunders, R. (2011) Rethinking machine agency: from cybernetic to robotic art, Rewire 2011: Fourth International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology, pp. 28–30, September 2011, Liverpool, UK.

Gemeinboeck P. and Saunders, R. (2011) Material Matters: Machine Agency and Performativity, ISEA 2011, pp. 14–21, September 2011, Istanbul, Turkey.

Kocaballi, A.B., Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R., Dong, A., Loke, L. (2011) Multiplicity Through Connectivity: Investigating Body-Technology-Space Couplings in Participatory Activities, Workshop at the 23rd Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Design, Culture and Interaction (OzCHI 2011), University of Technology, Sydney.

Kocaballi, A.B., Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. and Dong, A. (2011) Towards a Relational Approach to Design Process, 45th Conference of the Architectural Science Association, ANZAScA 2011, Sydney.

Kocaballi, A.B., Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R., Dong, A. and Loke, L. (2011) Embracing Relational Agency in Design Process of Machine-Mediated Performances, SEAM 2011, Sydney.

Grace, K., Saunders, R. and Gero, J. S., (2011) Applying Interpretation-Driven Association to Design Domains, in C. M. Herr, N. Gu, S. Roudavski and M. A. Schnabel (eds), Circuit Bending, Breaking and Mending, CAADRIA, Hong Kong, pp. 453–462.

Kelly, N., Gero, J. S. and Saunders, R. (2011) Constructive Interpretation with Examples from Floor Plans, in C. M. Herr, N. Gu, S. Roudavski and M. A. Schnabel (eds), Circuit Bending, Breaking and Mending, CAADRIA, Hong Kong, pp. 633–642.

Pourmohamadi, M., Saunders, R. and Gero J. S. (2011) CAD Software as Customisation Tools: Using FBS Coding Scheme to Understand the Behaviour of Mass Customisers, in C. M. Herr, N. Gu, S. Roudavski and M. A. Schnabel (eds), Circuit Bending, Breaking and Mending, CAADRIA, Hong Kong, pp. 399–408.

Saunders, R. (2011) Mexico City. Artificial Creative Systems and the Evolution of Language, in D. Ventura, P. Gervás, D. F. Harrell, M. L. Maher, A. Pease and G. Wiggins (eds), Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Computational Creativity, 27–29 April 2011, Mexico City, Mexico, pp. 36–41.

Grace, K., Saunders, R. and Gero, J. S., (2011) Interpretation-Driven Visual Association, in D. Ventura, P. Gervás, D. F. Harrell, M. L. Maher, A. Pease and G. Wiggins (eds), Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Computational Creativity, 27–29 April 2011, Mexico City, Mexico, pp. 132–134.

Gemeinboeck, P. and Saunders, R. (2011) Zwischenräume: The Machine as Voyeur, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections between Art, Science and Culture (Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference 2011 Sydney, 2011), Sydney, pp. 62–70.

2010

Kocaballi, A. B., Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2010) Enabling New Forms of Agency using Wearable Environments, Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2010, Aarhus.

Kocaballi, A. B., Gemeinboeck, P., Saunders, R. (2010) Investigating Potential of Shared Agency using Enactive Interfaces, Int. Conference of the New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), Sydney.

Saunders, R., Gemeinboeck, P., Lombard, A., Bourke, D. and Kocabali, B. (2010) Curious Whispers: An Embodied Artificial Creative System, International Conference on Computational Creativity 2010, 7–9 January 2010, Lisbon, Portugal.

Grace, K., Saunders, R. and Gero, J.S. (2010) Constructing Conceptual Spaces for Novel Associations, International Conference on Computational Creativity 2010, 7–9 January 2010, Lisbon, Portugal.

2009

Pourmohamadi, M. and Saunders, R. (2009) Designerly Ways of Customising, MCPC 2009, 4–8 October 2009, Helsinki, Finland.

Saunders, R. (2009) Artificial Creative Systems: Completing the Creative Cycle, Computational Creativity: An Interdisciplinary Approach, 12–17 August 2009, Schloss Dagstuhl, Wadern, Germany.

Saunders, R. and Grace, K. (2009) Extending Context Free to Teach Interactive Evolutionary Design Systems, EvoMUSART 2009, 15–17 April 2009, Tubingen, Germany.

Saunders, R. (2009) Supporting Creativity Using Curious Agents, Computational Creativity Support workshop, CHI 2009, 4 April, 2009, Boston, MA.

2008

Merrick, K., Maher, M.L., and Saunders, R. (2008) Achieving Adaptable Behaviour in Intelligent Rooms using Curious Supervised Learning Agents, CAADRIA 2008, Beyond Computer Aided Design, 9–12 April 2008, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Saunders, R., and Grace, K. (2008) Towards a computational model of creative cultures, AAAI Spring Symposium on Creative Intelligent Systems, 26–28 March 2008, Stanford University.

Maher, M.L., Merrick, K., and Saunders, R. (2008) Achieving creative behaviour using curious learning agents, AAAI Spring Symposium on Creative Intelligent Systems, 26–28 March 2008, Stanford University.

Gero, J.S., Grace, K. and Saunders, R. (2008) Computational analogy making in designing: A process architecture, in W Nakapan, E Mahaek, K Teeraparbwong and P Nilkaew (eds), CAADRIA 2008, Pimniyom Press, Chiang Mai, Thailand: 153-160.

Grace, K., Saunders, R. and Gero, J.S. (2008) A computational model for constructing novel associations, International Joint Workshop on Computational Creativity, 17–19 September 2008, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

2007

Maher, M.L., Merrick, K., and Saunders, R. (2007) From Passive to Proactive Design Elements: Incorporating curious agents into components of building design, Proceedings of CAAD Futures 2007, 11–13 July 2007, Sydney, Australia, pp. 447–460.

Tienfuan, K., Lai, J. S., Gunaratnam, D., and Saunders, R. (2007) Neural Network Examination on Seismic Design Values in the Building Code of Taiwan, 2007 IEEE/ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA 2007), Amman, Jordan, 13–16 May 2007, IEEE, pp. 781–785.

Gemeinboeck P., Dong, A., Saunders, R. (2007) Permeable and Elastic Terrains, Imaging the City workshop, CHI 2007, 28 April – 3 May, 2007, San Jose, California, USA.

Maher, M. L., Saunders, R., and Merrick, K. (2007) Learning models for a curious place, Proceedings of CAADRIA 2007, Digitization and Globalization, 19–22 April 2007, Nanjing, China, pp. 179–184.

Sarkar, S., Gero, J. S., and Saunders, R. (2007) Re-thinking optimization as a computational design tool: a situated agent approach, CAADRIA 2007, Southeast University, Nanjing, China, 19–22 April 2007.

Merrick, K., Saunders, R., and Maher, M. L. (2007) Curious Places: Curious, Proactive, Adaptive Built Environments, Proceedings of AISB'07 Symposium on Agent Societes for Ambient Intelligence, Newcastle, UK, 2–5 April 2007.

2006

Grace, K., Gero, J. S., and Saunders, R. (2006) Assisting design by analogy, ANZASCA 2006, University of Adelaide, Australia, 22–24 November 2006.

Saunders, R. (2006) Towards a computational model of creative societies using curious design agents, in M. O’Grady (ed.), Proceedings of Engineering Societies in the Agents World 2006 (ESAW’06), pp. 18–31.

2002

Saunders, R. and Gero, J. S. (2002) Curious agents and situated design evaluations, in J. S. Gero and F. Brazier (eds.), Agents in Design 2002, Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition, University of Sydney, Australia, pp. 133–149.

Saunders, R. and Gero, J. S. (2002) How to study artificial creativity, in T. Hewett and T. Kavanagh (eds.), Creativity and Cognition 2002, ACM Press, New York, NY, pp. 80–87.

2001

Saunders, R. and Gero, J. S. (2001) Artificial Creativity: A synthetic approach to the study of creative behaviour, in J. S. Gero (ed.), Computational and Cognitive Models of Creative Design V, Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition, University of Sydney, Sydney, pp. 113–139.

Saunders, R. and Gero, J. S. (2001) Artificial Creativity: Emergent notions of creativity in artificial societies of curious agents, in A. Dorin and J. McCormack (eds.), Proceedings of Second Iteration, Melbourne, (CD-ROM).

Saunders, R. and Gero, J. S. (2001) The Digital Clockwork Muse: A computational model of aesthetic evolution, in G. Wiggins (ed.), Proceedings of the AISB'01 Symposium on AI and Creativity in Arts and Science, SSAISB, pp. 12–21.

Saunders, R. and Gero, J. S. (2001) A curious design agent: A computational model of novelty-seeking behaviour in design, in Proceedings of of the Sixth Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2001), Sydney, pp. 345–350.

Saunders, R. and Gero, J. S. (2001) Designing for interest and novelty: Motivating design agents, in B. de Vries, J. van Leeuwen and H. Achten (eds), CAADFutures 2001, Kluwer, Dordrecht, pp. 725–738.

Rosenman, M. A. and Saunders, R. (2001) Hierarchical coevolution for non-routine designing, in P. Wigham, K. Richards, B. McKay, M. Gen, Y. Tujimura and A. Namatame (eds), Proceedings of the Fifth Australia-Japan Joint Workshop on Intelligent & Evolutionary Systems, University of Otago, Dunedin, 19–21 November 2001, pp. 137–155.

2000

Gero, J. S. and Saunders, R. (2000) Constructed representations and their functions in computational models of designing, in B-K. Tang, M. Tan and Y-C. Wong (eds.), Proceedings of the Fifth Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2000), CASA, Singapore, pp. 215–224.

Exhibitions

Gemeinboeck, P. and Saunders, R. (2014) Accomplice, in THINGWORLD: International Triennial of New Media Art, group exhibition curated by Zhang Ga (director); Australian curator Kim Machan, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, 11 June–9 July.

Gemeinboeck, P. and Saunders, R. (2014) Accomplice, in The Para-Normal Fair: Science Fiction and the New Normal, group exhibition curated by Omar Kholeif and Mike Stubbs, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool, UK, 27 March–22 June.

Gemeinboeck, P. and Saunders, R. (2013) Accomplice, solo exhibition curated by Mark Feary, Artspace, Sydney, 2 May–16 June 2013

Gemeinboeck, P. and Saunders, R. (2012) Zwischenräume (Interstitial Spaces), in National New Media Art Award 2012, group exhibition of eight finalists curated by Peter McKay and Amanda Slack-Smith, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, August–October 2012

Gemeinboeck, P. and Saunders, R. (2011) Urban Fiction 2.0, in Love Lace, group exhibition of finalists of the Powerhouse Museum International Lace Award, curated by Lindy Ward, Sydney Powerhouse Museum, July 2011–April 2012

Gemeinboeck, P. and Saunders, R. (2011) Politik der Wand (Politics of the Wall), in solo exhibition curated by Ursula Musil, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria, September 2011

Gemeinboeck, P., Williamson, L. and Saunders, R. (2011) Complicit, in Underbelly Arts Festival, group exhibition curated by Imogen Semmler, Cockatoo Island, Sydney, July 2011

Gemeinboeck, P. and Saunders, R. (2010) Zwischenräume (Interstitial Spaces), in solo exhibition curated by Ruth Schnell, Schauraum Angewandte, MuseumsQuartier Vienna, June-July 2010

Coupe, J. (2005) The Difference Engine, (with R. Saunders and J. Pampin) in Low-Fi, solo exhibition, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, August–October 2005