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Research projects in Information Technology

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Computational Australian Sign Language Generation

Computational modelling of sign languages aims to develop technologies that can serve as means for understanding (i.e., recognising) and producing (i.e., generating) a particular sign language. This field of research aims to provide the technological means for two-way mediated communication between hearing and deaf people. However, research on the computational modelling of sign languages is still in its infancy.

Supervisor: Dr Kalin Stefanov

Computational Australian Sign Language Recognition

Computational modelling of sign languages aims to develop technologies that can serve as means for understanding (i.e., recognising) and producing (i.e., generating) a particular sign language. This field of research aims to provide the technological means for two-way mediated communication between hearing and deaf people. However, research on the computational modelling of sign languages is still in its infancy.

Supervisor: Dr Kalin Stefanov

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

Recordkeeping for Empowerment of Rural Communities in Australia

Timely access to information is essential to perform many economic and social activities. In today’s digital age, information is more and more often provided in digital form. However, the unreliability of Internet access can make it difficult for people living in rural areas to access information online, resulting in missed opportunities to pursue economic and social ventures.

Supervisor: Dr Viviane Hessami

Recordkeeping for Empowerment of Rural Communities in a Developing Country

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.

Supervisor: Dr Viviane Hessami

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. 

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