Dr Archie Chapman

Senior Lecturer

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
archie.chapman@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52936

Overview

Dr Archie Chapman is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science in the School of IT and Electrical Engineering.

Archie develops and applies principled artificial intelligence, game theory, optimisation and machine learning methods to solve large-scale and dynamic allocation, scheduling and queuing problems. His recent research has focused on applications of these techniques to problems in future power systems, such as integrating large amounts of renewable power generation and using batteries and flexible loads to provide power network and system services, while making best use of legacy network and generation infrastructure.

Prior to joining UQ, Archie was Research Fellow in Smart Grids at the University of Sydney (2011-2019), and a postdoc fellow at the University of Southampton (2009-2010), where he completed his PhD.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Southampton
  • BEcon/BA, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • New contracts for electrical power system servics have the potential to reduce costs by unlocking or harnessing load-side flexibility. The goal of this project is find ways to financially link customer and building load flexibility with wholesale market dispatch, pricing and risk management.

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Verbic, Gregor, Mhanna, Sleiman and Chapman, Archie C. (2019). Energizing demand side participation. Pathways to a smarter power system. (pp. 115-181) edited by Akın Taşcıkaraoğlu. London, United Kingdom: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/c2017-0-03015-x

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Burgess, Mark A. and Chapman, Archie C. (2021). Approximating the Shapley value using stratified empirical Bernstein sampling. International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Montreal, Canada, 19-26 August 2021. San Francisco, CA, United States: International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence Organization. doi: 10.24963/ijcai.2021/11

  • Rahimpour, Zahra, Verbic, Gregor and Chapman, Archie C. (2021). Computationally-efficient energy management in buildings with phase change materials using approximate dynamic programming. 2021 IEEE Madrid PowerTech, Madrid, Spain, 28 June-2 July 2021. Piscataway, NJ, United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/PowerTech46648.2021.9495053

  • Yi, Yu, Verbic, Gregor and Chapman, Archie C. (2021). Optimal energy management strategy for smart home with electric vehicle. 2021 IEEE Madrid PowerTech, Madrid, Spain, 28 June-2 July 2021. Piscataway, NJ, United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/PowerTech46648.2021.9494787

  • Gebbran, Daniel, Mhanna, Sleiman, Chapman, Archie C., Hardjawana, Wibowo, Vucetic, Branka and Verbic, Gregor (2021). Practical considerations of DER coordination with distributed optimal power flow. 2020 International Conference on Smart Grids and Energy Systems (SGES), Perth, WA, Australia, 23 - 26 November 2020. Piscataway, NJ, United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/sges51519.2020.00044

  • Islam, Md Naz Niamul and Chapman, Archie C. (2021). Comparative Investigation for Robust and Efficient Distribution System State Estimation Algorithm: Case Study Considering Large Network. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. doi: 10.1109/ISGTASIA49270.2021.9715587

  • Maurer, Nicholas, Wilson, Stephen and Chapman, Archie C. (2021). Emerging Frequency Control Mechanisms in IBR Dominated Power Systems. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. doi: 10.1109/ISGTASIA49270.2021.9715666

  • Balson, Alexander, Bean, Richard, Chapman, Archie C., Snow, Stephen, Viller, Stephen, Horrocks, Neil and Glencross, Mashhuda (2021). On-Demand Batteries as a Peer-to-Peer Service. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. doi: 10.1109/ISGTASIA49270.2021.9715657

  • Ma, Yiju, Gebbran, Daniel, Chapman, Archie C. and Verbič, Gregor (2020). A photovoltaic system investment game for assessing network hosting capacity allocations. Eleventh ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems, Online, 22-26 June 2020. New York, NY, United States: Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/3396851.3397736

  • Gebbran, Daniel, Verbič, Gregor, Chapman, Archie C. and Mhanna, Sleiman (2020). Coordination of prosumer agents via distributed optimal power flow: An edge computing hardware prototype. Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Auckland, New Zealand, 9-13 May 2020. New York, NY, United States: Association for Computing Machinery.

  • Burgess, Mark, Chapman, Archie C. and Scott, Paul (2019). An engineered empirical Bernstein bound. European Conference on Machine Learning, Wurzberg, Germany, 16-20 September 2019. Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-46133-1_6

  • Rahimpour, Zahra, Verbic, Gregor and Chapman, Archie C. (2019). Energy management of buildings with phase change materials based on dynamic programming. PowerTech 2019, Milan, Italy, 23-27 June 2019. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/ptc.2019.8810699

  • Ma, Yiju, Verbič, Gregor and Chapman, Archie C. (2019). Estimating the option value of grid-scale battery systems to distribution network service providers. PowerTech 2019, Milan, Italy, 23-27 June 2019. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/ptc.2019.8810600

  • Guerrero, Jaysson, Chapman, Archie C. and Verbič, Gregor (2019). Local energy markets in LV networks: community based and decentralized P2P approaches. PowerTech 2019, Milan, Italy, 23-27 June 2019. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/ptc.2019.8810588

  • Azuatalam, Donald, Chapman, Archie C. and Verbic, Gregor (2019). Shapley value analysis of distribution network cost-causality pricing. PowerTech, Milan, Italy, 23-27 June 2019. Piscataway, NJ, United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/ptc.2019.8810968

  • Guerrero, Jaysson, Chapman, Archie C. and Verbic, Gregor (2019). Trading arrangements and cost allocation in P2P energy markets on low-voltage networks. IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM), Atlanta, GA, United States, 4-8 August 2019. Piscataway, NJ, United States: IEEE. doi: 10.1109/pesgm40551.2019.8973410

  • Paridari, Kaveh, Azuatalam, Donald, Chapman, Archie C., Verbic, Gregor and Nordstrom, Lars (2018). A plug-and-play home energy management algorithm using optimization and machine learning techniques. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids, SmartGridComm 2018, Aalborg, Denmark, 29-31 October 2018. Piscataway, NJ United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/smartgridcomm.2018.8587418

  • Guerrero, Jaysson, Chapman, Archie and Verbic, Gregor (2018). A study of energy trading in a low-voltage network: centralised and distributed approaches. 2017 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), Melbourne, Australia, 19-22 November 2017. Piscataway, NJ, United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/aupec.2017.8282502

  • Mhanna, Sleiman, Verbic, Gregor and Chapman, Archie C. (2018). Accelerated methods for the SOCP-Relaxed component-based distributed optimal power flow. 20th Power Systems Computation Conference, PSCC 2018, Dublin, Ireland, 11-15 June 2018. Piscataway, NJ United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.23919/pscc.2018.8442892

  • Pantos, Milos, Riaz, Shariq, Chapman, Archie C. and Verbic, Gregor (2018). Capacity firming of intermittent generation by dispersed energy storage. 2017 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), Melbourne, Australia, 19-22 November 2017. Piscataway, NJ, United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/aupec.2017.8282510

  • Wang, Bowen, Verbic, Gregor and Chapman, Archie C. (2018). Control scheme for bidirectional DC/DC converter in PV-battery system based on active disturbance rejection control. Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2018, Auckland, New Zealand, 27-30 November 2018. Piscataway, NJ United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/aupec.2018.8758058

  • Ma, Yiju, Abad, Mohammad Seydali Seyf, Azuatalam, Donald, Verbic, Gregor and Chapman, Archie (2018). Impacts of community and distributed energy storage systems on unbalanced low voltage networks. 2017 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), Melbourne, Australia, 19-22 November 2017. Piscataway, NJ, United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/aupec.2017.8282460

  • Azuatalam, Donald, Verbic, Gregor and Chapman, Archie (2018). Impacts of network tariffs on distribution network power flows. 2017 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2017, Melbourne, VIC Australia, 19-22 November 2017. Piscataway, NJ United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/aupec.2017.8282380

  • Azuatalam, Donald, Mhanna, Sleiman, Chapman, Archie and Verbic, Gregor (2018). Optimal HVAC scheduling using phase-change material as a demand response resource. 2017 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia: Smart Grid for Smart Community, ISGT-Asia 2017, 4-7 December 2017, Auckland, New Zealand. Piscataway, NJ United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/isgt-asia.2017.8378315

  • Burgess, Mark Alexander, Chapman, Archie C. and Scott, Paul (2018). The Generalized N&K Value: An Axiomatic Mechanism for Electricity Trading. 17th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS), Stockholm, Sweden, 10-15 July 2018. New York, NY United States: Association for Computing Machinery.

  • Gebbran, Daniel, Chapman, Archie C. and Verbic, Gregor (2018). The internet of things as a facilitator of smart building services. 2018 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), Auckland, New Zealand, 27-30 November 2018. Piscataway, NJ, United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/aupec.2018.8757881

  • Qureshi, Fassahat Ullah, Verbic, Gregor, Garmroodi, Mehdi, Chapman, Archie and Ahmadyar, Ahmad Shabir (2018). Using fast frequency response services to improve frequency stability of low inertia power systems. 2018 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), Auckland, New Zealand, 27-30 November 2018. Piscataway, NJ, United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. doi: 10.1109/aupec.2018.8757957

  • Rahimpour, Zahra, Faccani, Alice, Azuatalam, Donald, Chapman, Archie and Verbic, Gregor (2017). Using thermal inertia of buildings with phase change material for demand response. International Conference on Improving Residential Energy Efficiency (IREE), Woollongong, NSW Australia, 16-17 February 2017. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.483

  • Abad, Mohammad Seydali Seyf, Verbic, Gregor, Chapman, Archie and Ma, Jin (2017). A Linear Method for Determining the Hosting Capacity of Radial Distribution Systems. Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), Melbourne, VIC Australia, 19-22 November 2017. Piscataway, NJ United States: IEEE. doi: 10.1109/AUPEC.2017.8282428

  • Ahmadyar, Ahmad Shabir, Riaz, Shariq, Verbic, Gregor, Riesz, Jenny and Chapman, Archie (2016). Assessment of minimum inertia requirement for system frequency stability. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Power System Technology, POWERCON 2016, Wollongong, NSW Australia, 28 September - 1 October 2016. Piscataway, NJ United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/powercon.2016.7753912

  • Chapman, Archie C. and Verbic, Gregor (2016). Dynamic distributed energy resource allocation for load-side emergency reserve provision. IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies 2016 Asian Conference (ISGT Asia 2016), Melbourne, VIC Australia , 28 November-1 December 2016. IEEE Computer Society. doi: 10.1109/isgt-asia.2016.7796554

  • Keerthisinghe, Chanaka, Verbič, Gregor and Chapman, Archie C. (2016). Energy management of PV-storage systems: ADP approach with temporal difference learning. 19th Power Systems Computation Conference, PSCC 2016, Genoa, Italy, 20-24 June 2016. Piscataway, NJ United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/pscc.2016.7540924

  • Riaz, Shariq, Chapman, Archie C. and Verbič, Gregor (2016). Evaluation of concentrated solar-thermal generation for provision of power system flexibility. 19th Power Systems Computation Conference, PSCC 2016, Genoa, Italy, 20-24 June 2016. Piscataway, NJ United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/pscc.2016.7540955

  • Riaz, Shariq, Marzooghi, Hesamoddin, Verbic, Gregor, Chapman, Archie C. and Hill, David J. (2016). Impact study of prosumers on loadability and voltage stability of future grids. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Power System Technology, POWERCON 2016, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, 28 September-1 October 2016. Piscataway, NJ, United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers . doi: 10.1109/powercon.2016.7753922

  • Mhanna, Sleiman, Verbič, Gregor and Chapman, Archie C. (2016). Tight LP approximations for the optimal power flow problem. 19th Power Systems Computation Conference, PSCC 2016, Genoa, Italy, 20-24 June 2016. Piscataway, NJ United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/pscc.2016.7540937

  • Riaz, Shariq, Chapman, Archie C. and Verbic, Gregor (2015). Comparing utility and residential battery storage for increasing flexibility of power systems. 2015 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), Wollongong, NSW Australia, 27-30 September 2015. Piscataway, NJ USA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/aupec.2015.7324836

  • Keerthisinghe, Chanaka, Verbič, Gregor and Chapman, Archie C. (2014). Addressing the stochastic nature of energy management in smart homes. 2014 Power Systems Computation Conference, Wroclaw, Poland, 18-22 August 2014. Piscataway, NJ, United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers . doi: 10.1109/pscc.2014.7038377

  • Marinov, Anton K., Verbic, Gregor and Chapman, Archie C. (2014). An investigation into the economic benefits of fast-timescale demand response using thermostatically controlled loads on the NEM. 2014 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC2014), Perth, WA, Australia, 28 September - 1 October 2014 . Piscataway, NJ, United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi: 10.1109/aupec.2014.6966566

  • Keerthisinghe, Chanaka, Verbic, Gregor and Chapman, Archie C. (2014). Evaluation of a multi-stage stochastic optimisation framework for energy management of residential PV-storage systems. 2014 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2014, Perth, WA Australia, 28 September- 1 October 2014. Piscataway, NJ United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/aupec.2014.6966552

  • Mhanna, Sleiman, Verbic, Gregor and Chapman, Archie C. (2014). Guidelines for realistic grounding of mechanism design in demand response. 2014 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2014, Perth, WA Australia, 28 September - 1 October 2014. Piscataway, NJ United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/aupec.2014.6966545

  • Chapman, Archie C. and Varakantham, Pradeep (2014). Marginal contribution stochastic games for dynamic resource allocation. PRIMA 2014: Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems, Gold Coast, QLD Australia, 1-5 December 2014. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-13191-7_27

  • Mhanna, Sleiman, Verbič, Gregor and Chapman, Archie C. (2014). Towards a realistic implementation of mechanism design in demand response aggregation. 2014 Power Systems Computation Conference, Wroclaw, Poland, 18-22 August 2014. Piscataway, NJ, United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/pscc.2014.7038379

  • Chapman, Archie C., Verbic, Gregor and Hill, David J. (2013). A healthy dose of reality for game-theoretic approaches to residential demand response. 2013 IREP Symposium on Bulk Power System Dynamics and Control, Rethymno, Greece, 25-30 August 2013. doi: 10.1109/irep.2013.6629395

  • Scerri, Paul, Kannan, Balajee, Velagapudi, Pras, MacArthur, Kate, Stone, Peter, Taylor, Matt, Dolan, John, Farinelli, Alessandro, Chapman, Archie, Dias, Bernadine and Kantor, George (2012). Flood disaster mitigation: a real-world challenge problem for multi-agent unmanned surface vehicles. International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2011), Taipei, Taiwan, 2-6 May 2011. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-27216-5_16

  • Tran-Thanh, Long, Chapman, Archie, Rogers, Alex and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2012). Knapsack based optimal policies for budget-limited multi-armed bandits. 26th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Toronto, ON, Canada, 22–26 July 2012.

  • Chapman, Archie C., Williamson, Simon A. and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2011). Filtered fictitious play for perturbed observation potential games and decentralised POMDPs. 27th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, UAI 2011, Barcelona, Spain, 14-17 July 2011. Arlington, VA United States: AUAI Press.

  • Tran-Thanh, Long, Polukarov, Maria, Chapman, Archie, Rogers, Alex and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2011). On the existence of pure strategy Nash equilibria in integer-splittable weighted congestion games. International Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory SAGT 2011: Algorithmic Game Theory, Amalfi, Italy, 17-19 October, 2011. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-24829-0_22

  • Chapman, Archie C., Farinelli, Alessandro, de Cote, Enrique Munoz, Rogers, Alex and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2010). A Distributed Algorithm for Optimising over Pure Strategy Nash Equilibria. 24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Atlanta, GA United States, 11-15 July 2010. Palo Alto, CA United States: Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.

  • De Cote, Enrique Munoz, Chapman, Archie C., Sykulski, Adam M. and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2010). Automated planning in repeated adversarial games. 26th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, UAI 2010, Catalina Island, CA United States, 8-11 July 2010. Arlington, VA United States: AUAI Press.

  • Sykulski, Adam M., Chapman, Archie C., de Cote, Enrique Munoz and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2010). EA(2): the winning strategy for the inaugural lemonade stand game tournament. 19th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI)/6th Conference on Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems (PAIS), Lisbon, Portugal, 16-20 August 2010. Amsterdam, Netherlands: IOS Press. doi: 10.3233/978-1-60750-606-5-209

  • Long, Tran-Thanh, Chapman, Archie, de Cote, Enrique Munoz, Rogers, Alex and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2010). epsilon-First Policies for Budget-Limited Multi-Armed Bandits. 24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Atlanta, GA United States, 11-15 July 2010. Palo Alto, CA United States: Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.

  • Chapman, Archie C., Micillo, Rosa Anna, Kota, Ramachandra and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2009). Decentralised dynamic task allocation: a practical game-theoretic approach. 8th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2009), Budapest, Hungary, 10-15 May 2009. International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS).

  • Chapman, Archie C., Rogers, Alex and Jennings, Nicholas R. (2008). Learn while you earn: Two approaches to learning auction parameters in take-it-or-leave-it auctions. 7th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS, Estoril, Portugal, 12 - 16 May 2008. New York, NY United States: Association for Computing Machinery.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • New contracts for electrical power system servics have the potential to reduce costs by unlocking or harnessing load-side flexibility. The goal of this project is find ways to financially link customer and building load flexibility with wholesale market dispatch, pricing and risk management.