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Digital media, location awareness, and the politics of geodata

This project critically examines the increasingly pervasive role of location metadata (or geodata) in Australian smartphone practices and cultures and the implications this has for users, industry, and public administration.With near-ubiquitous levels of smartphone use in Australia, digital media have become integrated within everyday lives. These services, however, rely on access to an individual's location, raising privacy and cybersecurity concerns over this sensitive datapoint.This project adopts design research to develop design artefacts to enhance public understanding of geodata and privacy, …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice
School
School of Design
Research centre(s)
Digital Media Research Centre
Design Lab

Prove your location without using GPS

Contemporary location-based applications use GPS as the location source to prove the presence at a particular location or access location-based services. When devices connect to WiFi routers and cellular towers, one may prove that the devices were in a specific locality. However, this approach is not feasible due to privacy reasons as the cellular companies may not be willing to share a location proof for every user.Relying on a GPS is also not trustworthy because users can use apps such …

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

Study the fairness of Search Engines

When we consume information through a search engine, we tend to select the top results most of the time. Search engine algorithms, on the other hand, are driven by advertisement revenue and popularity-enhancing click bots. This project aims to empirically evaluate the fairness of search engines by submitting a set of keywords to multiple search engines. In particular, the study should be carried out by changing the demographic location of the user using VPN services to see how the results …

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

Participatory Visualisation of Smart City Data

This PhD project will be affiliated with FrontierSI and Value Australia and contribute to its goals and objectives around smart cities, digital twins, and automated land valuations. Although consumers contribute much of the data upon which these smart city technologies operate, its systems often remain opaque black boxes closed off to public understanding, scrutiny and control. There are also serious concerns around privacy and loss of autonomy.This PhD project addresses these issues by exploring new methods for the participatory visualisation …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice
School
School of Design
Research centre(s)

Design Lab

Data Management and Privacy Law for Transnational Corporate Entities

Dr Lucy Cradduck is looking for PhD/MPhil candidates wishing to examine cross-jurisdictional data management and privacy concerns for transnational corporations, particularly comparing EU, South East Asian nations and Australia. Candidates with an interest in approaching the topic through empirical approaches involving interviews and stakeholder engagement are particularly encouraged. This topic is led by the QUT School of Law within the Datafication and Automation of Human Life research group.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Law

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