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Dr Bernd Ploderer

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Computer Human Interaction

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Name
Dr Bernd Ploderer
Position(s)
Lecturer
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Computer Human Interaction
Discipline *
Information Systems
Phone
+61 7 3138 4927
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (University of Melbourne)

Professional memberships
and associations

ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI): Member

Keywords

Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Social Computing, Social Media, Wearable Computing, Health Informatics, Stroke, Sleep

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

I am a Lecturer in Computer Human Interaction at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and an Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne. I received my PhD degree in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Melbourne, a MA degree in Communications from the University of Salzburg, Austria, and a BSc (Hons) degree in Information Systems from FH Joanneum Graz, Austria.

My research focuses on Human-Computer Interaction for Healthy Living. I study ways to design interactive technology to empower people through novel personal data and through fostering interactions with peers and health professionals. I explored this topic in various contexts, including bodybuilding, quitting smoking, and running. In my current work I design mobile and wearable technology to support healthy sleep habits and rehabilitation after a stroke. For more information see http://www.berndploderer.com/

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Teaching

I have been responsible for the teaching and administration of the following subjects:

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Experience

Do you need research experience? I need good research students. I am looking for Honours and PhD students with a background in HCI to work on research into social, mobile or wearable technologies to support healthy living. I am particularly interested in HCI research on rehabiliation after a stroke, participation amongst children with cerebral palsy, and healthy sleep patterns. Before you contact me, please do your homework:

  1. Familiarise yourself with the PhD scholarships available, eligibility criteria, and the application process at QUT
  2. Learn about my research by reading through some of my recent publications
  3. Prepare the following documents: (i) a brief research proposal, (ii) a CV and (iii) a transcript of your academic results

For more information about my current and previous students see https://searching.qut.edu.au/search/search.cgi?collection=cms-stutopics&query=ploderer

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Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
Details
QUT Vice Chancellor's Performance Award
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2015
Details
Technical Program Chair for OzCHI '15 The Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction, Parkville, VIC, Australia ¿ December 07 - 10, 2015
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2014
Details
Journal special issue on "social interaction and reflection for behaviour change" for the Journal Personal and Ubiquitous Computing; with Reitberger, Oinas-Kukkonen, van Gemert-Pijnen
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2014
Details
Establishment of the Microsoft Research Centre for Social NUI at the University of Melbourne awarded by the Victorian Dept of State Development Business & Innovation; Microsoft; The University of Melbourne; with Prof Frank Vetere
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2011
Details
Social network sites for ambivalent socialisers: the case of smoking cessation. Funded by Australian Research Council (ARC) (LP110100046). With Smith, Pearce, Borland and Quit Victoria.