Personal details

Name
Dr Bernd Ploderer
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer
Science and Engineering Faculty,
School of Computer Science
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Science and Engineering Projects,
IHBI Chem Physics Mech Engineering - CDA
Discipline *
Information Systems
Phone
+61 7 3138 4927
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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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

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

CHISIG – Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group: Committee Member

Keywords

Human-Computer Interaction, Human-Computer Interaction for Healthy Living, Interaction Design, Social Computing, Social Media, Wearable Computing, Stroke, Sleep, diabetic foot, Health Informatics

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

Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in Computer Human Interaction at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). 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 interactions with peers and health professionals. I explored this topic in various contexts, including bodybuilding, quitting smoking, healthy sleep habits, and rehabilitation after a stroke. Currently, I am involved in the following projects:

MyFootCare: empowering people with a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) in their self-care through mobile visual analytics (supported by The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation)

Ambient Nature Network: designing technologies to connect people to and through nature (supported by ARC DP190101647)

I want to Move it, Move it:  exploring children’s active play through tangible and embodied interfaces (supported by ARC DP200100723)

For more information see http://www.berndploderer.com/

This information has been contributed by Dr Bernd Ploderer.

Teaching

I am currently responsible for the teaching and administration of the following human-computer interaction subjects:

This information has been contributed by Dr Bernd Ploderer.

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 and in fostering healthy sleep practices.

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. Read through my proposed topics and 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

 

This information has been contributed by Dr Bernd Ploderer.

Publications


For more 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
2018
Details
PCHF Innovation Grant to conduct a trial study "MyFootCare: A Mobile App to Engage Patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcers in Self-Care." With P Lazarrini, J van Netten, R Brown, D Clark, and J Warnock
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2017
Details
Metro North Hospital and Health Service Link Grant to develop and trial "Better Individualised Stroke Care using Technology (BISCUT)." With T Green, J Muller, K Clark, and A Tariq
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2017
Details
Honorable Mention award for my CHI 2017 paper "Trajectories of Engagement and Disengagement with a Story-Based Smoking Cessation App". The paper was ranked among the top 5% of all submissions to the SIGCHI 2017 conference.
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2017
Details
Technical Program Chair for OzCHI 2017 The 29th Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 28 November - 1 December 2017
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
Details
QUT Vice Chancellor's Performance Award for mentoring research students and colleagues through CHI writing workshops

Research projects

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

Title
Ambient Nature Network: New Technologies to Connect People to Nature
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP190101647
Start year
2019
Keywords

Supervision

Current supervisions