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Explainability of machine learning methods

Machine learning can be very powerful but its black box reputation can be an obstacle for industry.In this project we'll look at creative ways to visually convey how methods like deep neural nets, random forest, XGBoost algoritms, and support vector machines work for different audiences.

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Mathematical Sciences
Research centre(s)
Centre for Data Science

Understanding communication in paediatric palliative care

This project will be nested within a broader study, funded by the Australian Research Council, that examines how clinicians and families communicate with each other in paediatric palliative care. Through this nested higher degree by research (HDR) project, the student will gain access to a nation-wide repository of video-recordings of paediatric palliative care consultations. Using conversation analysis, the project will generate foundational evidence about how clinicians and families communicate effectively with children who have life-limiting conditions. Experience with conversation analysis, …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Psychology and Counselling

Amplifying First Nations Voices: Exploring and embedding an interactive and engaging online presence for Brisbane Indigenous Media Association

This project seeks to explore opportunities around the online presence of Brisbane Indigenous Media Association (BIMA), working closely with BIMA to embed the outcomes of the project.You will work as part of a team of Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers from creative industries and business, to explore internal (staff, processes and technical) and external (audience, stakeholders, partners) enablers to BIMA’s online presence.In discussion with your supervisor, you will engage in a range of project activities, including but not limited to:stakeholder engagementqualitative …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice
School
School of Communication

Digital publics

Digital and social media platforms provide new opportunities for public communication, and the formation of distinct publics and communities around shared interests and identities. Such publics may engage in political debate, popular media fandom, science communication, vernacular creativity, and other activities; but they may also be affected by, or actively engage in promoting, mis- and disinformation and other problematic content. Their activities are also shaped by the features and affordances of the platforms they use, from Facebook and Twitter to …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice
School
School of Communication
Research centre(s)
Digital Media Research Centre

Interaction design for enhanced science communication and citizen science

Science communication is typically done by scientists, but interaction designers and artists have the capacity to create for people's engagement. Technology and design for active engagement, such as embodied interaction design, can leverage people's understanding and engage them in more effective and sustainable behaviours. For example, invasive mosquitoes are one area of citizen science that poses significant risk to our environment and health in SEQ yet is little understood by the general population. Mosquito borne disease is a major killer …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice
School
School of Design

Distributed Computing in Highly Dynamic Environments

Distributed applications in the domain of bush fire monitoring and connected vehicles expect to operate in a highly dynamic environment with unpredictable mobility, computation, and communication patterns. This project aims to create an extreme distributed computing environment using our 20-node Raspberry Pi testbed, involving Bluetooth, WiFi, and mobile devices (Raspberry Pi or mobile phones).

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Computer Science

Dynamics of partisanship and polarisation in online public debate

Polarisation presents an urgent challenge. It intensifies social conflicts, threatens economic prosperity, undermines public trust, and ultimately destabilises societies. Such instability can be exploited by domestic extremists or foreign influence campaigns to weaken sovereign states. Distracted by polarisation at home, nations also lose their influence in the international community. While Australia has been less affected, so far, than other leading democracies, our society is not immune to creeping polarisation, and we must understand the threats we face.This $3.5million, five-year ARC …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice
School
School of Communication
Research centre(s)
Digital Media Research Centre

Computational communication and culture

The Computational Communication and Culture research program within the Digital Media Research Centre investigates how rapid advances in computation and human-machine communication are transforming society, through automation and AI, the Internet of Things, and disintermediating technologies such as blockchain. We draw on and extend computer science and critical humanities theory and methods (including agent-based modelling, machine vision, critical simulation, and information visualisation) to help explore and explain emergent phenomena in the digital media environment, including the fundamental transformation of communication …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice
School
School of Communication
Research centre(s)
Digital Media Research Centre

How ethics and responsibility can guide marketing communication decision-making

Corporations and brands have both experienced and exploited social issues-based crises. This project aims to examine how ethics and social responsibility guide marketing communication decision-making to consider risks, issues, and opportunities associated with campaigns.In this project, you will work with academic and industry supervisors to review of existing literature and conduct interviews with public relations and marketing communication experts to examine their frameworks for ethical decision-making. You will also be invited to participate in producing a publication related to this …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations

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