Print this page

Human Centred Technology Research Centre

The Human-Centred Technology Research Centre endeavours to perform world-class research that puts the human user at the centre of the technology development. Researchers at HCT undertake fundamental and applied research into the nature, creation and use of technology that enables people in all walks of life to take knowledgeable, well-informed and responsible actions. The HCT Research Centre focuses on technology research that assists humans in their life and learning, that supports them in their health and well-being, that enables them to perform and communicate better, that allows them to be more secure, and that empowers them to achieve their goals.

Our core research strengths are along the information processing pipeline from sensors, to data analysis, to modelling, to prediction and classification, leading to knowledge discovery. A particular focus lies on pattern recognition, signal processing, data analytics, computational intelligence and telecommunications, in combination with related areas such as artificial intelligence, computer vision, data mining, human-computer interaction, image processing, speech analysis, machine learning, multimodal fusion, robotics, and wireless sensor networks.

HCT Winter Research Scholarships  (WRS-2016)

The HCT Winter Research Scholarships  (WRS-2016) are offered to third or final year undergraduate and postgraduate students (including current Honours students) .....read more

News

  1. Professor Roland Goecke and Professor Jeffrey Cohn

    Building computers’ emotional intelligence

    One of the world’s leading researchers in bringing humans and technology closer, Professor Jeffrey Cohn has shared his expertise with University of Canberra academics and students

    More on Building computers’ emotional intelligence
  2. Robot

    UC researchers challenge to beat the ‘bot

    Challenging a robot to a game of tic-tac-toe is helping inform University of Canberra researchers about how people and machines interact

    More on UC researchers challenge to beat the ‘bot
  3. Dr Kumudu Munasinghe and research assistants Adrian Garrido Sanchis and Lorenzo Bertolelli inspect the IoT unit which will be used to eavesdrop on local frogs. Photo: Kim Pham

    Eavesdropping on frogs before they croak

    Volunteers monitoring frogs around Canberra will be required to spend less time in the field thanks to University of Canberra technology

    More on Eavesdropping on frogs before they croak
  4. Gait study

    App to prevent falls focus of UC PhD study

    A PhD student at the University of Canberra is aiming to develop a smart phone app that can help the elderly anticipate potential falls

    More on App to prevent falls focus of UC PhD study

Read more

News Archive

UC robot goes to school

28 October 2013: With pencils freshly sharpened and rulers at the ready, the Year 2 students from Brindabella Christian College couldn't wait to do some maths.
Perhaps their eagerness to crunch numbers had to do with a special visitor from the University of Canberra.
He is only 60 centimetres tall, but very charming, his name is Ardie … and he's a robot. 

robots_school_th 

UC teams 'imagine' solutions for competition

11 April 2013: A novel tool to help young children with autism develop their social and communication skills and a system to help blind people recognise signs in public places using their mobile phone are two University of Canberra projects that will compete in the Microsoft Imagine Cup national finals today. 
img_cup_th 

Software success for Stuart

3 April 2013: For Stuart Anderson, graduating with a Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) is the next step in an exciting journey, as he begins his PhD looking at virtual representations of reality at the University of Canberra.
stuart_anderson_th