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Human Centred Technology Research Cluster

The Human-Centred Technology Research Cluster 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.

Recent news

  1. Centenary Professor John Dryzek accepts his award from DVC R&I Frances Shannon

    Honouring UC’s enquiring minds

    Leading thinkers have been recognised for their studies and mentoring over the past year at the University of Canberra’s awards for Research and Innovation Excellence

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  2. UC and partners launch Open Source Institute

    The new regional hub for open source innovation, education and research is a partnership between the University of Canberra, NetApp and the ACT Government.

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  3. UC researcher searches for the sweet spot in human-robot interaction

    University of Canberra HDR student Neelu Gurung’s study is looking into how communication can be impacted by a robot with a face.

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  4. CCTV camera on the side of a building

    UC joins Queanbeyan’s smart city project

    University of Canberra researchers are helping bring smart city services, data analysis and city modelling to Queanbeyan

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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.


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. 

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.