The current shift to online modes of conducting meetings affords incredible opportunities for both "doing" meetings differently and using emerging technologies for creating new forms of meeting records. This PhD will leverage new technologies, developed by Action Lab, for instrumenting video and audio conferencing, and combine these with meeting artefacts (e.g. agendas and associated papers) and bounded metadata capture (attendee generated). The project will explore the use of machine learning-based multimodal analysis techniques to produce novel forms of interactive meeting records.
Research projects in Information Technology
The context... Bangladesh has seen a steep rise in active-users of the internet (especially of social media) and of mobile technology over the last decade. This action research PhD project will explore the design of technologies and services to benefit socio-economically disadvantaged and marginalised communities.
Bangladesh has seen a sharp rise in active-users of the internet (especially of social media) and of mobile technology over the last decade. With rising internet penetration, more of the relatively underprivileged communities are getting access to ICT directly or indirectly. However, the skyrocketing growth of digital access has not been matched with a growth in digital literacy, which means that grass-roots communities have not been able to use this new resource to support their economic and social ventures and improve their situation.
The United Nations Development Programme has identified access to information as an essential element to support poverty eradication. People living in poverty are often unable to access information that is vital to their lives, such as information on their entitlements, public services, health, education or work opportunities. Timely access to information is essential to perform many economic, social and leisure activities. In today’s digital age, information is more and more often provided in digital form.
This ambitious project combines the latest advances in Computer Vision and Immersive Data Visualisation to support people who rely on digital models of physical infrastructure. The construction and engineering industries are increasingly moving toward digital technologies, including digital models and virtual twins. Mixed Reality allows for building managers, engineers, or maintenance workers to visualise digital information directly overlaid on the physical infrastructure, providing better understanding and decision-making capabilities.
A collaboration between Woodside Energy and Monash University has resulted in a system able to provide high quality plant layouts (including equipment positioning and pipe routing) for large chemical plants. This system works by optimising an objective function based on a calculated costs for the land footprint, piping and structural steel in the computed layout, while optimising a set of constraints based on safety, access and maintenance requirements for the plant.
This project would explore how AI techniques such as computer vision and conversational agents can help blind people to access graphical information. If you are blind one of the most difficult challenges is to access information contained in graphics such as maps, plans, charts and diagrams. This affects educational opportunities, workplace participation and general lifestyle.
Are you interested in undertaking research that advances the wellbeing of older people? Do you wish to explore the role that technology—specifically AI—may play in empowerment in later life?
This exciting project focuses on designing AI for aged care to increase trust and engagement in the technology.
Courts and Tribunals hear a large number of cases involving ordinary citizens, who usually represent themselves rather than rely upon lawyers. For example, VCAT hears over 80,000 cases a year, covering a wide range of disputes. These processes can be inaccessible for those who are less au fait with the system, meaning that a large number of people do not bring claims and cases that they would otherwise do so, thus limited access to justice for the ordinary citizen.
This project will explore the use of Mixed-Reality (MR) headset technology to support people in performing maintenance tasks in complex environments, where the nature of the work involves close inspection of and interaction with mechanical devices. Examples might include aircraft maintenance or other complex workshop environments. We term work in such situations as "physically embedded" in that the nature of the workflow and the information and data associated with the work is closely tied to the physical machinery. Such maintenance support requires providing the worker with timely and r