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Associate Professor Dian Tjondronegoro

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Information Systems,
Service Sciences

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Name
Associate Professor Dian Tjondronegoro
Position(s)
Associate Professor
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Information Systems,
Service Sciences
Discipline *
Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing, Information Systems
Phone
+61 7 3138 5074
Fax
+61 7 3138 1214
Email
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Qualifications

PhD (Deakin University), Graduate Certificate in Education (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Information Technology (1st class Honours) (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations

 

 

Keywords

Multimedia computing, Mobile computing, Video coding, Machine learning, Image processing, Facial expression recognition, Web interaction, Pervasive health, Gamification, Data mining

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

Biography

A/Prof. Tjondronegoro founded and leads QUT Mobile Innovation Lab since 2010, which focuses on research, teaching, and industry engagement in mobile and multimedia computing. He has lead the mobile research and development for three Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs): CRC Smart Services (smart video optimisation for mobile and multi-channel delivery), CRC Rail Innovation (mobile technologies for delivering real-time transit information and mobile payment), and CRC Young and Well (mobile music tool for mood journey). Since 2009, he has been actively collaborating with cross-disciplinary researchers to design, develop, and evaluate mobile eHealth applications for promoting women wellness after cancer, fostering motivations for perinatal mental health, and promoting responsible drinking. His research interest is bringing multimodal data (image, sound, video, and text) “out of the box” to support intuitive and engaging interactions through mobile and wearable devices and embedded sensors in the environment. He has published more than 100 papers in multimedia computing, mobile computing, and human-computer interactions fields, including in T-MM, JASIST, IMAVIS, TOMCCAP journals, and ACM MM, ICME, MMM, and WACV conference proceedings. He has written two books in the field of mobile multimedia. Research themes: Personalised Mobile Services, Big Data Analysis, Health, Transport. Research discipline: Information Systems (Service Sciences), Computer Science (Multimedia content analysis, machine learning and Mobile and ubiquitous computing) Research interests:

  • Big Data analysis for personalised mobile services. With the advent of ubiquitous computing, where all things are connected and can think (known as the “Internet of Things”), it becomes crucial to leverage the interplay of public vs. private data, including open data, sensor-based data, and crowd-sourced data for supporting innovative interactions on emerging devices. Combination of these “big” data will improve the capabilities of software solutions to support important “smart city” applications, such as health, transport, and urban planning. The key mission is bringing data “out of the box, being consumed in mobile and wearable computing interfaces and embedded in the environment. i.e. Intelligent city that connects business, government and people. (Harnessing the opportunities in the power of pervasive technologies, contextual data-centric services, and new ways to engage digital natives).
  • User-centred annotation and summarisation of multimedia information. This involves designing and developing frameworks and algorithms to automatically extract emerging topics from web articles, and social media (such as blogs and twitters) and use them to tag and summarize video contents based on users’ interests. The novelty of our approach is using generic features such as key entities and sentiment analysis. A cross-disciplinary research team, involving image and video processing, machine learning, text and social media mining, face recognition, and facial expression recognition conduct this project.
  • Delivering adaptive and optimized video quality for mobile and emerging platforms. The main goal is to achieve optimal users’ visual experience, particularly when the network bandwidth is limited. The novelty in our approach lies on the real-time calculation of “region-of-interests” and the adoption of cutting-edge scalable video encoding. This project incorporates multiple mobile platforms, including a wide range of emerging smart phones, and tablets, which are provided by the Mobile Innovation Lab resources.
  • Applying principles of interaction design and cognitive science for delivery of smart services in emerging platforms. Next generation mobile devices will become the main platform for information and service delivery. My research conducts user studies to design, develop, and test innovative applications, such as context-aware mobile applications, gamification of mobile apps, and personalised mobile services.

Selected Research Grants:

  • D. Anderson, A. McCarthy, P., Yates, M. Turner, N.King, L., Monterosso, M. Krishnasamy, K. White, S. Hall, D.Tjondronegoro. The Womens Wellness after Cancer Program. NHMRC Partnership $1,186,000
  • 01/01/2014 to 31/12/2015: “TrISMA – Tracking Infrastructure for Social Media Analysis”ARC Linkage – Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) CIs: A Bruns, J Burgess, J Banks, D Tjondronegoro, A Dreiling, et al $710,000
  • 01/07/2012 to 30/06/2016: “E-tools for wellbeing” CIs: Hides L, Kavanagh DJ, Young R, Shochet I, Tjondronegoro DW, Johnson D, Wolff R, Drennan J. Young and Well CRC Ltd $2,016,899
  • 01/10/2008 to 30/06/2014: “Multi-Channel Content Delivery & Mobile Personalisation” CIs: Tjondronegoro, DW, Li, Y. Xu, Y. Smart Services CRC $657,879
  • 01/01/2011 to 31/12/2013: “Leveraging Mobile Phone Technology to Influence Responsible Drinking Behaviours” CIs: Drennan JC, Connor JP, Kavanagh DJ, Tjondronegoro DW, Fry M-L, Previte JA, White AM. ARC Discovery Projects (DP110102848) $148,548
  • 31/03/2006 to 30/06/2009 Investigation of a Dynamic Collaborative Framework for Multi-Modal Devices CIs: Roe, P, Tjondronegoro, D., Zhang, J. ARC Linkage Projects with APAI or APDI components $497,614
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Dian Tjondronegoro.

Teaching

Teaching discipline: Information Systems.

Principal supervisor of research fellow, 8 PhD students, 1 honours student, and several project students. Coordinator of Mobile Computing specialisation in Bachelor of IT and Master of IT, teaching third year and master students in ubiquitous computing and mobile app development

I currently coordinate and teach in the area of mobile computing, particularly: INB and INN 345 (Mobile Devices), INB and INN 348 (Mobile Application Development). Strong nexus of research-teaching-corporate engagement is the aim of my teaching/learning. Previously (since 2004), I have taught a wide-range of courses in IT, including: Mobile App. Developments, Emerging Technologies, Interaction Design, Web Development, Advanced Multimedia Systems, Multimedia Systems, Introduction to Databases, Professional Studies, Business Systems Analysis, and ICT life cycle. My teaching survey is always above 4.5 (out of 5), particularly on “the teacher has a good manner … friendly, helpful, enthusiastic, and professional” throughout 2004 to 2010. My teaching excellence has been awarded with Vice Chancellor Performance awards and Faculty’s Excellence in Teaching awards.

Teaching/Supervision Awards:

  • SEF Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision, QUT, 2012
  • Vice Chancellor Performance Award, QUT, 2010
  • STEM Award Supervisor Pedagogy, QUT, 2010
  • Vice-Chancellor Performance Award (Bachelor of IT Core Team), QUT, 2009
  • Faculty of Sci. Tech. Excellence in Teaching Award (Team leader), QUT, 2009
  • Faculty of IT. Excellence in Teaching Award (Individual), QUT, 2008
  • Vice Chancellor Performance Award (Outstanding Teaching Score), QUT, 2007
  • Faculty of IT. Outstanding Contribution for Summer Scholarships Students (inspiring a new generation of young researchers), QUT, 2007
  • Nomination for University Early Career Academic Award, QUT, 2007
  • Faculty of IT. Excellence in Teaching Award (Early Career Academic), QUT, 2006.
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Dian Tjondronegoro.

Experience

Real World Engagement

My commitment is to lead and work on cutting-edge research with cross-disciplinary disciplines (with Health, Creative Industry, Science and Engineering, and Law) while collaborating with industry partners, including: Fairfax Media, IceTV, Project Factory (as part of my engagement with the Smart Services CRC), Microsoft, Brisbane City Council, Regional Development Australia, Queensland Government (DSITIA).

Consulting and Professional Education Training

I have lead the research, design, and development of mobile apps for the Frog Field Guide (in collaboration with Australian Museum), Secret SLQ (in collaboration with Reading Room and SLQ); and these apps were finalist of Australian Mobile Awards 2012 in the Education category. We also built a gamified university orientation iPhone App for QUT. All apps are

I am the current coordinator of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses in mobile computing series, courses in “Mobile Strategy”, “Designing for Mobile”, and “iOS and Windows Phone Software Development”. He has a strong partnerships with Microsoft Australia in delivering Azure, Windows Phone, Windows 8, and Kinect 2.0 platforms.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Dian Tjondronegoro.

Publications


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

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Membership of Review Panels on Prestigious Grant Applications
Reference year
2013
Details
Reviewer of ARC grant proposals
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
Details
Silver medal in Grand Challenge track in ACM Multimedia - MM'10
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2008
Details
Member of Technical Program Commitee reviewing papers
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2006
Details
PC Chair of the International Workshop on Mobile Multimedia Information Retrieval (MoMIR).[2006-2007]http://sky.fit.qut.edu.au/~tjondron/MoMIR2006.htmlAbstractThe rapid expansion of digital multimedia data delivered on new generation mobile devices, such as PDA, smart phones, and portable audiovisual player, has created new challenges for more effective content retrieval anywhere at anytime. MoMIR workshop is held in conjunction with the International Conference on Mobile Computing and Multimedia. The purpose of the 1st International Workshop on Mobile Multimedia Information is to provide an international forum for researchers, students, professionals, and experts from academia and industry to present new research results, exchange ideas, and discussion on future challenges in multimedia information retrieval on mobile and wireless platforms.Program CommitteeLei Chen, Hongkong University of Science and Technology, Hong KongKim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Australian Instit
Type
International Collaboration
Reference year
2006
Details
QUT internationalization efforts with Prof. Bertram Frost and Dr. Jason Watson: Visit to initialise teaching/research collaborations, Constructing dual-degree Bachelor degree with: UBAYA and UGM, as well as Ciputra and Duta Wacana. During second visits in each university, I presented a specialised seminar on Video indexing and retrieval I also visited an international high school to promote FIT degrees.Applied research funding with UGM: Agus Harjoko (Engagement Innovation Fund)
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2004
Details
Reviewer for IEEE Transactions in Multimedia, PATREC, IJPRAI, JPRIT, JCST, PACIS

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Clinical Trials - The Womens Wellness after Cancer Program
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1056856
Start year
2013
Keywords
Cancer, Health Behaviours, Self-Management, Telemedicine, Wellbeing
Title
Leveraging Mobile Phone Technology to Influence Responsible Drinking Behaviours
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP110102848
Start year
2011
Keywords
Social Marketing, Women's Health, Responsible Alcohol Drinking
Title
Investigation of a Dynamic Collaborative Framework for Multi-Modal Devices
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0562130
Start year
2006
Keywords
Information Technology Multimedia Multimodal Devices

Supervision