Dr Tony Huang

Director, Collaboration and Visual Analytics Lab

Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
School of Software and Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
Swinburne University of Technology

Post: H39, PO Box 218, Hawthorn 3122 Victoria, Australia
Email: weidonghuang@swin.edu.au


Biography

Dr Huang is a senior lecturer at Swinburne. He was a senior research scientist and the acting manager of the User Interaction and Collaboration team at CSIRO ICT Centre (now Data61). At CSIRO, he worked on a number of strategic and commercial multi-million dollar projects related to mobile/wearable/ubiquitous computing, computer-supported collaboration, computer graphics/vision/visualization/multimedia, and virtual/mixed/augmented reality. In those projects, he was a research leader responsible for defining and pursuing research questions. He designed multimodal system interfaces and interaction methods, investigated HCI, CSCW and human factors issues, and evaluated usability and user experience of using emerging technologies in industrial domains including mining, education, health and manufacturing. Another major line of his research is in data visualization and visual analytics.

He received his PhD in computer science from University of Sydney, in association with National ICT Australia (NICTA). He also has formal training in experimental psychology and professional experience in psychometrics. His research interests lie in human-centered computing in general, and HCI, visualization and visual perception and cognition in particular. He has over 100 publications in these areas including 5 books; one of his books: Recent Trends of Mobile Collaborative Augmented Reality Systems, was among the top 25% most downloaded eBooks of Springer, a major academic publisher. His research has achieved impact both in academia and in industry. He gives keynote/plenary speeches, invited talks and seminars at conferences and universities worldwide.

Dr Huang served as a general chair, a technical program chair, or an organizing chair for a number of international conferences and workshops. He is a PC member for more than 80 conferences and also regularly invited to serve as a reviewer or a guest editor on topics within his fields of expertise such as Nature Scientific Reports, Applied Cognitive Psychology and Information Sciences. He is a grant proposal assessor for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Australian Research Council (ARC), and an examiner of PhD theses for eight top Australian universities. He is Associate Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Visual Languages and Computing, Associate Editor of Behaviour and Information Technology, and a founding chair of the technical committee on Visual Analytics and Communication of IEEE SMC Society. He also serves on the technical committee on Human-Computer Interaction of the society.

He has successfully developed/co-developed a number of projects funded by government funding agencies and commercial partners, including prestigious and competitive ARC DP and LP grants, with a total value of over 3 million dollars. He also provides consulting services to internal research teams and external companies on user requirements analysis, user interface design, production process optimization, human factors issues and data analysis. He has developed a 350-item checklist for heuristic evaluation of 3d multimodal user interfaces. The external companies he had worked with include EnergyAustralia, Echelon Mining Services, SGE Analytical Science, BHP Billiton, Boeing and Oracle.

Dr Huang is a professional member of Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia, and a member of IEEE, ACM and ACS. In recent years, he has been a research fellow at University of Sydney and Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), and a visiting researcher at University of Technology Sydney (UTS), University of Sydney and University of Arizona.

Selected Grants

  • Development of the viscom technical committee. IEEE SMC Society. $5,600.
  • NetCollect - Online social network data collection and visualization platform. SNA Think Tank Pty Ltd & ARC. $69,000
  • Remote presence for guidance on physical tasks. Australian Research Council Discovery Project. $469,000
  • Visual Analytics for Massive Multivariate Networks. Australian Research Council Linkage Project. $557,650
  • Helping hands: an innovative tele-assistance system for clinical skill development. Australian Government Office for Teaching and Learning. $50,000
  • Remote Mining Engineer. Australian Government Department of Industry: Researchers in Business grant. $90,000
  • Food Data Science and Advanced Visual Analytics. NICTA (Data61). $25,000
  • Visual Cues for Efficient Airplane Manufacturing. Boeing and CSIRO. $1,500,000
  • Visual Communication of Massive Sensor Data for Intelligent Mining. CSIRO. $250,000
  • An innovative tele-assistance system to support education in clinical procedures. Tasmanian Clinical Education Network. $35,000
  • Making sense of biology data through artistic interactions. UTAS Cross-Disciplinary Incentive Grant. $6,800
  • Use of ambient and eco-visualization for promotion of environmental awareness. UTAS Environment Research Group grant. $1,800
  • Smart City Initiative: Regional Development for Better Living. UTAS strategic research grant. $120,000
  • Quality metrics for curved graph drawings. HIT Lab Australia research collaboration grant, $30,000
  • Science Citizenship

    Co-Chair: Technical committee on visual analytics and communication, IEEE SMC Society
    Associate Editor-in-Chief: Journal of Visual Languages and Computing
    Associate Editor: Behaviour and Information Technology
    Guest editor: International Journal of Human-Computer Studies; Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces
    1. Conference and workshop leadership:
    2018 Poster chair: International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence & Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments (ICAT-EGVE 2018)
    2018 Workshop organizer: Augmented Humanity using Wearable and Mobile Devices for Health and Wellbeing at MobileCHI 2018
    2018 Chair of Special Session on Visual and Immersive Analytics at IEEE SMC18
    2017 Poster chair: International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence & Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments (ICAT-EGVE 2017)
    2017 Workshop chair: The 22nd Annual International Conference on 3D Web Technology (Web3D 2017)
    2016 PC chair: The 28th Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (OzCHI 2016)
    2016 Organizing chair: The 13th International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization and Engineering (CDVE 2016)
    2016 Conference chair: The 13th International Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization (CGiV'16)
    2016 Chair of Short Papers and Posters: The 12th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE'16)
    2015 Organizing chair: The 12th International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization and Engineering (CDVE2015)
    2015 Chair of Posters and Demonstrations: IEEE International Symposium on Big Data Visual Analytics (BDVA2015)
    2014 Conference chair: The 7th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI14)
    2013 Conference chair: The 10th International Conference Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization (CGIV13)
    2013 Workshop organizer: International Workshop on Big Data in Collaborative Environments
    2012 Chair of Special Session on Ubiquitous and Collaborative Computing at IEEE SMC12
    2012 PC chair: The 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 2012)
    2012 PC chair: The 9th International Conference Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization (CGIV12)
    2011 Chair of Short Papers and Posters: The 23rd Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 2011)
    2010 Workshop organizer: International Workshop on Mobile Collaborative Augmented Reality (MCAR) at ISMAR 2010
    2010 Symposium chair: International Symposium on 3D Visual Environments (3DVE) at CGIV10
    2009 Session chair: The 2009 Visual Information Communications- International Symposium (VINCI09)
    2008 Organizing Committee member: 19th International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation (ISAAC08)
    2007 Organizing Committee member: 15th International Symposium on Graph Drawing (GD07)
    2. Journal reviewing:
  • Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • Nature Scientific Reports
  • Computers in Human Behaviour
  • Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments
  • Ergonomics
  • Computer Supported Cooperative Work
  • Information Sciences
  • International Journal of Cyber Behaviour, Psychology and Learning
  • Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces
  • Advances in Human-Computer Interaction
  • IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing
  • IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies
  • IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
  • Information Visualization
  • Journal of Visual Languages and Computing
  • ACM Computers in Entertainment
  • ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems
  • Multimedia Tools and Applications
  • Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications
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