Research supervisors and their research areas

The Faculty primarily conducts research in seven Fields of Research (FoR). To assist future students to locate an appropriate supervisor, academics are listed under the following research areas:

Additionally the Faculty has expertise in a number of other related research areas, including: Communications Technologies; Bioinformatics (and Computational Biology); Specialist Studies in Education; Business and Management; Policy and Administration; Political Science; Sociology; Cognitive Sciences; Film, Television and Digital Media; Archaeology; and Curatorial and Related Studies.

Potential students may also find it helpful to search the list of previously completed PhD projects on the Faculty HDR completions site.

Artificial intelligence and image processing

Research area Researchers
Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
Artificial Life
Computer Graphics
Computer Vision
Expert Systems
Image Processing
Natural Language Processing
Neural, Evolutionary and Fuzzy Computation
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining
Simulation and Modelling
Swarm Robotics and Swarm Intelligence
Virtual Reality and Related Simulation Tom Chandler
Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics

Computation theory and mathematics

Research area Researchers
Computation Theory and Mathematics
Analysis of Algorithms and Complexity Graham Farr
Applied Discrete Mathematics Graham Farr
Computational Logic and Formal Languages
Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics (excl. Physical Combinatorics) Graham Farr
Applied Mathematics - Biological Mathematics Arun Konagurthu
Applied Mathematics - Operations Research
Numerical and Computational Mathematics - Optimisation
Applied Statistics and; Statistical Theory David Dowe

Computer software

Research area Researchers
Computer Software
Computer System Security
Multimedia Programming Matt Butler
Programming Languages
Software Engineering

Data format

Research area Researchers
Data Format
Coding and Information Theory
Data Encryption Phu Dung Le

Distributed computing

Research area Researchers
Distributed Computing
Distributed and Grid Systems
Distributed Sensing
Mobile Technologies Chris Ling
Ubiquitous Computing
Web Technologies (excl. Web Search)

Information systems

Research area Researchers
Information Systems
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Information and Knowledge Systems Sue McKemmish
Computer-Human Interaction Bernd Meyer
Conceptual Modelling Jayantha Rajapakse (Malaysia)
Database Management Bala Srinivasan
Decision Support and Group Support Systems
Global Information Systems
Information Systems Development Methodologies Jayantha Rajapakse (Malaysia)
Information Systems Management
Information Systems Organisation
Inter-organisational Information Systems and Web Services

Library and information studies

Research area Researchers
Library and Information Studies
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledge Management Sue McKemmish
Information Retrieval and Web Search
Organisation of Information and Knowledge Resources
Social and Community Informatics Tom Denison


Research area Researchers
Communications Technologies Carlo Kopp
Bioinformatics (and Computational Biology)
Specialist Studies in Education - Educational Technology and Computing
Business and Management - Business Information Management (incl. Records, Knowledge and Information Management, and Intelligence) Henry Linger
Business and Management - Business Information Systems
Business and Management - Innovation and Technology Management Mahbubur Rahim
Policy and Administration - Health Policy Sue Bedingfield
Political Science - Defence Studies Carlo Kopp
Sociology Steve Wright
Cognitive Sciences - Computer Perception, Memory and Attention Andrew Paplinski
Film, Television and Digital Media - Computer Gaming and Animation Tom Chandler
Film, Television and Digital Media - Electronic Media Art
Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas Tom Chandler
Curatorial and Related Studies - Archival, Repository and Related Studies Sue McKemmish