Associate Professor, Emerging Technologies
Thuong Hoang is currently an Associate Professor in Emerging Technologies at Deakin University, Australia and an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) 2020 recipient. His research expertise focuses on designing, implementing, and evaluating interactive systems that leverages emerging virtual and augmented reality infrastructures and technologies, including a patented ultrasonic glove device supporting intuitive 3D modelling for outdoor augmented reality. In his work, he often applies human factors, user experience and interaction design principles to produce engaging, interactive, and novel experiences, especially in the area of public spaces, exhibitions, education and health.. He has previously collaborated with the Science Gallery Melbourne, National Gallery Victoria, Channel 11, the Royal Children Hospital, and has participated in events as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week and SummerSalt festival.
Lecturer, Computer Science
Tsz-Kwan (Glory), Lee attained her PhD degree from Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2017. During her PhD study, she was a recipient of the Li Po Chun Charitable Trust Fund Scholarship. From 2017 to 2018, Dr Lee pursued her postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Signal Processing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University collaborating with Hong Kong Telecommunications Limited on Video Quality Assessment with Machine Learning. Her research interests include machine learning, video quality assessment, 2D/3D video coding, multimedia technologies, and signal processing. In 2019 Semester 1, Dr Lee has worked as a Tutor and Supervisor at School of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne, Australia. Dr Lee is currently a Lecturer in Computer Science at School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Australia.
Senior Lecturer, Emerging Technologies
Before joining SIT, Dr. Rui Wang worked as “research fellow in architecture and integral design” of MInD Lab (Mediated Intelligence in Design Lab), School of Architecture and Built Environment, Deakin University. Originally from a computer science background, she has over 10 years of experience in deploying immerging technologies, in particular AR, VR and video game technology in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) sector. She gained her MPhil degree from Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition of Sydney University and PhD from UNSW.
At Deakin, she leads two industry funded research projects that investigate the roles of VR and AR in the design of future cities. Her research interests also include “Ambient User Interface”, around which she is developing a research framework with Prof. Tuba Kocaturk under a recent Innovation Connection funding scheme and an international collaborative research grant.
Lecturer, Information Technology
Dr Guy Wood-Bradley is a Lecturer in Information Technology in the School of IT at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, with teaching and research interests in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), interactive and virtual technologies, robotics and professional skills. With a PhD in HCI that focused on the engagement, enrichment and entertainment value of interactive technologies and additional experience in education technologies, he is enthusiastic about the learning opportunities technology is providing students. These products and services, however, should meet specific and identified needs and these new solutions should be enjoyable and easy-to-use. His research expertise focuses on user-centred design, user profiling, interface and interaction design, and user testing with an interest in learner analytics. In teaching and supervision, insistence on considering user needs and the overall user experience is reinforced in areas such as virtual reality and robotics with recognised excellence in assisting students develop their professionalism and employability capabilities.