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Research projects in Information Technology

Displaying 1 - 10 of 39 projects.

(Co-design/ HCI) Creating a 21st Century Helpline for Enhanced Support and Continuity of Care

This scholarship is open to Australian and New Zealand Citizens and Permanent Residents

The project is a partnership with Turning Point and will focus on the co-design and HCI elements of the larger program of work. 

Supervisor: Dr Roisin McNaney

Platforming participatory research data governance

Research data governance is an under-explored issue, and technical infrastructures to support the transparency and control of data collected in human research studies (from medicine to social sciences) focus primarily on the researchers rather than the people whose data has been collected. While data protection legislation worldwide is increasingly regulating what companies can do with their customers' data and providing legal mechanisms for customers to access and control such data, the same cannot be said for data collected in research studies.

Information Visualisation: the design space of experimental methodologies

Empirical studies in Information Visualisation research have become more commonplace in the past two to three decades. While formerly the research focus was primarily on utilising the power of novel technologies for presenting data and information in innovative ways, perspectives have changed over time so that evaluating the worth of visualisations (for user, for task, for context) is now considered a crucial stage of the research process.

Situation Reasoning in IoT environments

Situation-awareness is the key to enabling intelligent IoT applications. Situation reasoning is used to aggregate multiple contextual information from physical and social sensors using reasoning methods, and convert them into useful high-level knowledge, i.e. situational intelligence. 

Explainable Artificial Creativity

Recent advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence models have created exciting new possibilities for creative artists. But understanding how to work most effectively with these models is still a major challenge.

Social, Political, Economic Studies of Technology and FIRE (Finance, Insurance, Real Estate)

This research project is part of a DECRA fellowship funded by the Australian Research Council for a project titled, Everyday Insurtech: Impacts of Emerging Technology for Insurance. The fellowship will study the development, adoption, and implications of digital technology and insurance—such as tools for capturing individualised data about behavioural risk factors and automating enforcement of policy conditions.

Supervisor: Dr Jathan Sadowski

Digital Health to support Indigenous Health and Wellbeing

A PhD scholarship is available as part of an exciting research collaboration between the Faculty of Information Technology (FIT), the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (MNHS) and indigenous communities in rural Victoria.

Supervisor: Chris Bain

Simulating Collaborative Discourse

Collaborative problem-solving (CPS) has widely been recognised as an essential skill for success in the 21st century. Because of this, many researchers have focused on trying to better understand CPS in efforts to find out when it is effective, when it is not, and how to make it a teachable skill. 

Supervisor: Dr Zachari Swiecki

STEM Making for all: including people with a disability

People with disabilities are excluded from the assistive technology creation process because the methods and tools that are used are inaccessible. This leads to missed opportunities to create more accessible technologies for everyone including assistive technologies. This project will engage people with disabilities in the technology creation process at many levels, from engagement activities, input into designs and creation of technology and the facilitation of independent making of assistive technologies.

Supervisor: Dr Kirsten Ellis