I currently teach as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne in a continuous, i.e., tenured, role.

I am a proponent of problem-based learning and connectivism. Hence, I strive to include students in the research process early on and bring real-world problems into the classroom. I am an advocate of Integrating Ethical Design into Computer Science Assignments, an approach I have written about and presented at the CHI’21 workshop on Co-Designing Resources for Ethics Education in HCI.

Current PhD Students:

  • Ebrahim Babai: Measuring Attention and Engagement Levels in Work Environments
  • Brandon Victor: Directing User Attention in Mixed Reality Environments
  • Kangning Yang: Detecting User Emotions for Emotion Regulation in Mobile Settings
  • Jing Wei: Conversational Agents for Monitoring Chronic Diseases
  • Difeng Yu: Novel Interaction Techniques for Virtual Environments
  • David Eccles: Reducing the Diffusion of Information Disorders in Online Social Networks
  • Nattapat Boonprakong: Towards Social Media Literacy: A Data-driven Approach for Human Cognitive Bias Mitigation

Research Assistants:

  • Xiuge Chen
  • Hao Huang

Current Teaching Roles:

Role Course Institution Term
Subject Coordinator Programming and Software Development (COMP90041) University of Melbourne Term 1&2: 2020, Term 2: 2021, 2022
Lecturer Mobile Computing Systems Programming (COMP90018) University of Melbourne Term 2: 2020, 2021, 2022
Instructor Tech Innovation Challenge University of Melbourne Winter break, 2021

Past Teaching:

Role Course Institution Term
Cluster Consultant Creating Innovative Engineering (ENGR90034) University of Melbourne Term 1&2: 2020, 2021
Instructor Workshop: Prototyping KMD, Keio University Summer Term: 2017
Instructor Seminar: Scientific Writing KMD, Keio University Summer Term: 2017
Coordinator / Instructor Programming for Media Informatics University of Stuttgart Winter Term: 2015, 2016
Coordinator / Instructor Ubiquitous Technologies for Augmenting the Human University of Stuttgart Summer Term: 2015
Instructor Interactive Systems University of Stuttgart Winter Term: 2014
Instructor Mobile Gaming University of Stuttgart Summer Term: 2014

Invited Guest Lectures:

Format Host Title Date
Seminar CRE Connected Health Team Work and Performance Term 1, 2021
Guest Lecture MIT Media Lab Vision and Perception for VR Spring Term: 2018
Guest Lecture University of Duisburg-Essen Contributions and Challenges in HCI Research - Where Ideas Come from Winter Term: 2019
Seminar Klett Verlag (Publishing House) Lesen im Digitalen Zeitalter 2016
Guest Lecture University of California Berkeley Sensors, Humans, Data, and Apps 2015