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Jaz, the Founder and Chair of ACM SIGCHI FoodCHI network, co-chaired the second FoodCHI symposium with Dr. Rohit Khot. Rohit attended the inaugural FoodCHI symposium at QUT in 2014, and enjoyed it so much that he wanted to host the second one at RMIT, where he is based. Generously supported by the RMIT Design and Creative Practice ECP, FoodCHI17 provided an open and interdisciplinary platform for...

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Professor Marcus Foth was the invited keynote speaker at the 2017 Digital Leadership Exchange jointly organised by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, Malaysian Public Administration Training Institute, and Malaysian Administration and Modernisation Planning Unit, held in Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 14 September 2017. This year’s theme was “Enhancing Citizen Experience for Digital Government.”   Professor Foth’s keynote addressed 250 senior government leaders on the topic of...

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Earlier this month Liz Brogden was supported by the Urban Informatics Research Lab to attend the 8th University Scholars Leadership Symposium co-hosted by Humanitarian Affairs UK and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The conference is held annually in a developing nation in the Asia Pacific region, and this year the six day event was held at the United Nations in Bangkok.   The conference attracts emergent...

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As has become tradition, two members of the QUT Urban Informatics Research Lab have won the prestigious John Hartley and CIF scholarships to attend the Summer Doctoral Programme (SDP) at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), University of Oxford. Alice is currently undertaking research on designing creative care resources for posttraumatic growth. Irina's research focuses on empowering citizens to be active agents of change in their cities. The OII programme brings together researchers interested...

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Dr. Jaz Hee-jeong Choi, Director of the Urban Informatics Lab, has been selected to participate in the 2016 Australia Japan Emerging Research Leaders Exchange Program, supported by the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE). The program is targeted at researchers who are emerging leaders in science and technology research to help consolidate their international collaborations and developments. Jaz is one of eight Australians who were invited to...

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As has become tradition, another member of the QUT Urban Informatics Research Lab will be visiting the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) at the University of Oxford. On this occasion, 3rd year Ph.D. Candidate Carlos Estrada Grajales will have the privilege of joining the prestigious and highly competitive Summer Doctoral Programme (SDP), which offers up to 30 places for doctoral candidates around the world. Carlos is...

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Urban Informatics Doctoral Candidate Alice Brown, with her colleagues Joshua Wilkinson (Hons) and Revy Hamilton (Hons), have received global recognition for their project titled SquareTalk, a project developed during their honours studies at QUT. The IxDAwards are an initiative by the Interaction Design Association, who have a global network of over 80,000 members dedicated to professional interaction design practices. The students recently accepted their award at the...

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