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Designing smart visual technologies with people with intellectual disability

This research is part of a Future Fellowship project funded by the Australian Research Council. You will join a team of researchers and research students in the school of computer science, with expertise in the disciplines of human computer interactions and data science.In broad terms, the project is seeking to understand how the meaning of images can be computed and used in the design of intelligent interfaces which can be used by and support people with intellectual disability.The visual interactions …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Computer Science

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

Metabarcoding analysis of microbiota in pasture grasses

Pasture dieback has afflicted a wide range of grasses across Queensland and New South Wales, causing immense economic damage.To help better understand this dieback, you will analyse the microbiome of grasses from field plots and controlled laboratory experiments using 16S amplicon metabarcoding.You will work as part of a larger team studying pasture dieback at QUT.

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Biology and Environmental Science
Research centre(s)
Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy

Australian floral resources and pollen harvesting by honey bees

Commercial pollination services are rapidly expanding for crops such as almonds, blueberries and avocados, with hundreds of thousands of hives transported across the east and south of Australia each season.Floral resources around the apiary are critical to maintaining the strength and health of these bee colonies.This project will work in the QUT experimental apiary at SERF to determine the floral resources available in the landscape and the foraging activity of bees in commercial standard hives.

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Biology and Environmental Science
Research centre(s)
Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy

Natural enemies of pasture mealybugs

Pasture dieback is affecting hundreds of thousands of pastures across of Queensland and northern NSW and significant losses to the $9billion dollar per year livestock industries. It is caused by a species of mealybug, Heliococcus summervillei. QUT is leading major, industry-funded research on the biology and possible controls of this threat. As part of this work, we have identified 3 species of parasitoid wasp, and sampling methods to quantify insect predators that will be important in any successful integrated management …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Biology and Environmental Science
Research centre(s)
Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy

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