Research at the HCT Research Centre has a strong focus on technology that puts the human user into the focus. We 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. We are interested in technology that

  • assists humans in their life and learning,
  • supports them in their health and well-being,
  • enables them to perform and communicate better,
  • allows them to be more secure, and
  • empowers them to achieve their goals through the support of technology.

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, machine learning, artificial intelligence
  • Human-centred computing, human-computer interaction, human-robot interaction
  • Computational intelligence, data analytics / mining, computational modelling
  • Computer vision, image processing, signal processing
  • Telecommunications, wireless sensor networks and network engineering
  • Multimodal fusion
  • Affective computing, computational behaviour analysis

Our research seeks applications in an array of inter-disciplinary collaborations, both on-campus and off-campus, with a particular focus on information technology research in health / well-being / ageing, sports, education / learning, communication, security / forensics / biometrics, and entertainment. We collaborate closely with researchers in health and elderly care, security, sport science, and telecommunications and with our partners in business, sports, government and education.