CHI 2014 paper accepted

The paper Captioned Photographs in Psychosocial Aged Care: Relationship Building and Boundary Work authored by Jenny Waycott, Hilary Davis, Frank Vetere, Amee Morgans, Alan Gruner, Elizabeth Ozanne and myself has been accepted to CHI 2014.

ARC DP grant success

ARC Discovery Project Grant, $452,000, 2013-2015. Algorithms for collaborative micro-navigation based on spatio-temporal data management and data mining. Chief investigators: R. Kotagiri, L. Kulik, E. Tanin, S. Karunasekera, R. Zhang, H. Samet.

Traffic congestion coupled with greenhouse gas emissions is a major challenge for modern society. This project will tackle this challenge by developing computer-assisted smart vehicles that can access and exchange real-time information about traffic conditions, leading to improved driving experience, safety and environmental sustainability.

ARC LP grant success

ARC Linkage Project Grant, $330,000, 2012-2015. Integrating Mobility on Demand in Urban Transport Infrastructures (iMoD). Chief investigators: S. Winter, M. Savelsbergh, M. Wallace, L. Kulik, R. Kotagiri, R. Thompson, C. Duffield.

Australia’s major cities are substantially challenged for public transport services due to the dispersed and low population densities, and thus, roads are at or beyond their capacity. Smarter demand-responsive public transport services are therefore needed. This project studies the viability of such a service under a variety of scenarios.

Promotion to Associate Professor

Effective January 1st, 2012, I have been promoted to Associate Professor in the new Department of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. Many thanks to my friends and colleagues for their support.

ARC LP grant success

ARC Linkage Project Grant, $195,000, 2012-2014. Growing old and staying connected: touch screen technology for ameliorating older people's experience of social isolation. Chief investigators: F. Vetere, E. Ozanne, L. Kulik.

Social isolation affects many older people. This project investigates novel technologies to prevent and to ameliorate social isolation experienced by older adults. This project will implement and trial a software application over an 18 month period, using a 3G connected touch-screen tablet, and evaluate its impact on alleviating social isolation.

PUC article accepted

The paper Gesture Recognition Using RFID Technology authored by Parvin Asadzadeh, myself and Egemen Tanin has been as been accepted for publication in Personal and Ubiquitous Computing.

DKE article accepted

The paper Privacy-Aware Collection of Aggregate Spatial Data authored by Hairuo Xie, myself and Egemen Tanin has been as been accepted for publication in Data & Knowledge Engineering.