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Research projects in Information Technology

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Using 3D Printing to Improve Access to Graphics by Blind and Low Vision People

This project seeks to explore the use of 3D printing to provide better access to graphical information to those who are blind or have low vision.

Supervisor: Dr Matthew Butler

Workspace Layout Optimisation for Improved Operator Decision Making

Energy market operators make data-driven decisions via 24/7 control rooms with the use of many different applications across their multiple screen workstations. The types of decisions the operators are undertaking depend on the time of day and the state of the network. With the increase of data in recent years and the influx of distributed energy resources, the types of decisions and quantity of information needing to be looked at at a glance to make informed decisions is rapidly changing.

Supervisor: Dr Sarah Goodwin

Improving Visual Communication of Energy Forecast Uncertainty

Communicating uncertainty in a manner that clearly and accurately conveys the data to enable decision making, is a well known and difficult challenge in the information visualisation community. This project therefore aims to improve the communication of uncertainty of forecast models by working in collaboration with data modellers and those who are interpreting them.

Supervisor: Dr Sarah Goodwin

Democratising Data Governance in Net Zero Precincts

This project forms part of the current round of Monash Data Futures Institute PhD Scholarships.

Please complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) form by Sunday 14 March

Keywords: Data literacy, sustainability transitions, net zero, human-in-the-loop analytics, data science, data-enabled collaborative analytics, stakeholder engagement

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Supervisor: Dr Sarah Goodwin

Computational and Maker Toolkits for Children with Disabilities

These days children have a variety of physical computing platforms (e.g., MakeyMakey, LittleBits, LilyPad Arduino), robotics devices, and computational toys available to them in both educational and domestic settings. A predominant theme behind these electronic platforms has been the Maker Movement which has given children agency over their lives and creations. However, there has been very little work on how these devices may be used or re-appropriated for children with cognitive and physical disabilities.

The impact of convicts on Australian democracy

A Practice PhD Scholarship in a Multimedia Digital History Project: Using Virtual and Augmented Reality to engage audiences in the impact of convicts on Australian democracy.

Automated meeting recording and summarisation

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.

Supervisor: Dr Tom Bartindale

PROTIC II - Human-Computer Interaction

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.

PROTIC 2 - Informatics

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.

Recordkeeping for Empowerment in Bangladeshi Rural Communities

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