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Research Projects

Current projects focus on data management, analysis, integration and visualization services for the humanities and social sciences, environmental, biological, medical, biodiversity and hydrological domains. Specific areas of interest are: the application of semantic web technologies to multi-disciplinary data integration; semantic tagging and annotation services; digital data curation and preservation.

Current Projects

Digital Humanities and e-Social-Sciences
Project Name Dates Description Funding
2016 - 2017 “This project aims to develop the digital infrastructure required to underpin the next generation of data driven modelling and decision-support tools to enable smart, productive and resilient cities. By capitalising on and adding value to the AURIN platform, it will generate new capabilities in urban analytics. This project will not only advance the emerging area of urban science and provide new opportunities for urban researchers to engage with national or international cooperative initiatives, it will also crucially support evidence-based planning to enable societal transformation to realise sustainability and well-being in Australian cities.” ARC LIEF LE160100174 The University of Melbourne
2014 - 2016 Defining the Impact of Regionalism on Aboriginal Housing and Settlements: This project aims to improve our understanding of the regional factors that impact on Indigenous Housing by establishing a comprehensive knowledge-base that enables region-specific needs analysis ARC Discovery Indigenous IN140100033
2014 - 2015 Federated Archaeological Information Management Systems: Transforming archaeological research through digital technologies. University of New South Wales ARC LIEF LE140100151
Environmental Sciences
Project Name Dates Description Funding
2016 - 2018 Water Chemistry Atlas for the gas fields updating groundwater data and geological model. UQ Centre for Coal Seam Gas
2013 - 2015 Reporting and Visulation Framework Great Barrier Reef Foundation
Materials Science and Nanotechnology
Project Name Dates Description Funding
2015 - 2017 To develop a materials informatics platform for the discovery of new materials for extreme environments. Presentation of MarOnto at international conferences. iNovex information Systems, US Office of Secretary, Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award
Biological and Chemical Sciences
Project Name Dates Description Funding
2016 - 2017 Detection of Dementia from Single Channel EEG Signals using Differential Visibililty Graphs Philanthropic Grant for Early Career Engineering Researchers -Biomedical Engineering

Past Projects

Digital Humanities and e-Social-Sciences
Project Name Dates Description Funding
2013 - 2015 eResearch to develop advanced Socio-spatial Statistical Analysis, Modeling and Visualisation tools of urban research data for communities who analyse and interpret AURIN datasets. National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS2013)
2013 - 2015 Data architecture and web service design for integration of ABS Stat and REEM SDMX web services into AURIN portal and integration with spatial Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) boundaries. The University of Melbourne as Lead agent of the AURIN EIF Funding Agreement
2014 - 2014 Federated Archeological Information Management System eheritage.metadata.net ARC LIEF LE140100151
2011 - 2013 This project will document the histories of Queensland's postwar architects. It will produce a new digital research resource on Queensland architecture and an exhibition that will explore the role of climate, place, innovation and sustainability in Queensland's postwar architecture. ARC Linkage LP110100237
2012 - 2013 eResearch tools to support the collaborative authoring and management of electronic scholarly editions. NeCTAR
2009 - 2012 This is a collaboration between University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Los Alamos National Laboratory, University of Maryland, George Mason University and the University of Qld that aims to develop a common annotation model to support interoperability across clients, servers, disciplines and platforms. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
2008 - 2011 This multidisciplinary project aims to generate an enduring knowledgebase that will inform the preservation of modern art in Australia and throughout the region. ARC Linkage LP0883309
2008 - 2011 Collaborative integration, compound authoring and annotation services for Australian literary scholars and communities. NCRIS 5.16 NeAT Project
2009 - 2011 This project is developing both manual and rules-based semantic annotation tools for online 3D (webGL) cultural heritage objects, to improve the search, discovery and knowledge of 3D cultural heritage objects. UQ Major Equipment and Infrastructure (MEI) grant + Microsoft Research Asia e-Heritage Grant
2010 - 2010 Expansion of the AustLit Web Portal to include children's literature, magazines and newspapers and popular fiction and the Australian Film and Television Resource. ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) LE100100079
2007 - 2008 Infrastructure to enable researchers and graduate students across the university system to investigate demographic, economic and social issues at various levels of spatial scale. ARC LIEF LE0775716
2007 - 2008 Harvesting and Aggregating Networked Annotations DEST SII
2006 - 2007 Ethnographic e-Research ARC Special Research Initiative SR0566965
2001 - 2006 Indigenous Knowledge Management Queensland - Smithsonian Fellowship
Environmental Sciences
Project Name Dates Description Funding
2015 - 2015 Web-based 3D visualisation of groundwater chemistry and geology UQ Centre for Coal Seam Gas
2012 - 2014 Health-e-waterways - Ongoing Development, Support and Maintenance Healthy Waterways Ltd
2013 - 2014 Web-based 3D visualisation of groundwater chemistry and geology. UQ Centre for Coal Seam Gas
2012 - 2013 eResearch Tools for the storage, analysis and visualisation of animal tracking data. NeCTAR eResearch Tools
2008 - 2011 Data integration service for smarter collaborative water management. Smart State NIRAP, Microsoft Research ARC Linkage LP0882957
2008 - 2011 Collaborative database integration and annotation services for the biodiversity community. NCRIS 5.16 NeAT Project
2006 - 2007 An e-research environmental case study. ARC Special Research Initiative SR0567393
Materials Science and Nanotechnology
Project Name Dates Description Funding
2014 - 2014 iNOVEX Phase 1, Program Exhibit. Presentation of MatOnto at international conferences on materials informatics iNovex information Systems, US Office of Secretary of Defence (OSD), Small Business Innovation Research ( SBIR)
2006 - 2007 Grid-enabled National Archive of Nanostructural Imagery ARC Special Research Initiative SR0567334
2003 - 2005 Fuel Cell Understanding through Semantic Inferencing, Ontologies and Nanotechnology University of Queensland Development Grant
NeCTAR (National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources)
Project Name Dates Description Funding
2012 - 2013 eResearch tools to support the collaborative authoring and management of electronic scholarly editions. NeCTAR eResearch Tools
2012 - 2013 eResearch Tools for the storage, analysis and visualisation of animal tracking data. NeCTAR eResearch Tools
2012 - 2013 HuNI will provide researchers around the world access to the combined resources of Australia's major cultural datasets and information assets allowing cross-dataset analysis and interpretation. UQ is a member of a consortium being led by Deakin University. NeCTAR Virtual Laboratories
Australian Research Data Commons
Project Name Dates Description Funding
2010 - 2012 The ITEE e-Research Group is contributing to the Australian Research Data Commons through Australian National Data Service (ANDS) Fast Start, Seeding the Commons, and Data Capture projects. ANDS
Biological and Chemical Sciences
Project Name Dates Description Funding
2010 - 2012 A Curated Online Knowledge Base Integrating Clinical and Biological Information on Skeletal Dysplasias and Related Conditions. ARC Linkage Project LP100100156
2007 - 2011 Macrophage proteins: structure, function and e-science ARC Discovery Project DP0770465
2009 - 2011 Phenomics Ontology Driven Data repository NCRIS 5.16 NeAT Project
2007 - 2009 Modeling and Analysis of Biological Network Activity Pfizer
General e-Research Projects
Project Name Dates Description Funding
2007 - 2008 Australian Research Enabling Environment DEST SII
2002 - 2007 Collaborative indexing, annotation and discussion of audiovisual content over broadband networks. Grangenet
2004 - 2007 Integrating Australia into Global e-Science DEST International Science Linkage CG050091
2006 - 2007 Metadata Schema Registry DEST SII
2006 - 2007 Dataset Acquisition Accessibility & Annotation e-Research Technologies DEST SII
2003 - 2006 Preservation webservices Architecture for Newmedia, Interactive Collections and Scientific Data. DEST SII
2005 - 2006 Virtual Meeting Archival Grangenet
1999 - 2002 Investigation of key issues in describing complex multimedia resources in digital libraries. NSF, JISC, DSTC