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A/Prof. Thuong Hoang

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor, Emerging Technologies

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Info Technology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Biography

My research expertise is in augmented reality, wearable computer, and human computer interactions, emerging technologies, interaction design, and human factors. My focus is in interaction techniques and devices, human factors, and educational technologies. 

I have extensive experience in creating new emerging wearable and augmented reality technology, including a patent-pending ultrasonic glove device, as well as designing user interaction techniques and technology for natural gestural interactions with computing systems.

If you are interested in completing a Masters or PhD by research with me, please contact me with the details above. 

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Research interests

  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Wearable Computing
  • Interaction Design

Affiliations

  • ACM Professional Member
  • ACM SIG CHI Melbourne Chapter

Teaching interests

  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Interaction Design
  • Emerging Technologies

Knowledge areas

  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Wearable Computing
  • Emerging Technology
  • Interaction Design

Expertise

Augmented Reality Virtual Reality Human Computer Interaction Wearable Computing Interaction Design
  • Computers
  • Information technology

Conferences

CHI, OzCHI, NordiCHI, IEEE ISMAR, 3DUI, VRST, ISWC

Professional activities

  • Chair, organiser, committe member, AC: Ubicomp 2023, CHI, SIGGRAPH Asia, ISWC, IEEE AIVR, OzCHI, VRST, IEEE VR, OzCHI, AUIC, ARC Detailed Assessor. 
  • Invited speaker, presenter, and exhibition: NGV Triennial Voices 2018, Melbourne Knowledge Week, Science Gallery Melbourne BLOOD exhibition

Research groups

Awards

  • 2021 - Victorian Premier’s Design Finalist Awards - HYDAC VR Training project with international hydraulics, electronics and engineering company HYDAC Australia
  • 2019 - Top Downloaded Paper 2018-2019 - Top 10% most downloaded papers in Australasian Journal on Ageing, Wiley
  • 2019 - Best Paper Award International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interactions TEI 2019.
  • 2019 - School of Information Technology Research Award Best Publication Award – Deakin University.
  • 2019 - Interaction Awards Finalist Interaction Design Association Award Finalists - Smart Socks for Physiotherapy – One of 3 Finalists for the Connecting category
  • 2018 School of Information Technology Service Award Excellence in advancing international partnership – Deakin University.
  • 2018 Victoria Premier Design Award – Finalist Smart Socks for Telephysiotherapy
  • 2018 Fresh Science Award  For PhD Candidate Deepti Aggarwal on supervised research project SoPhy: Smart Socks for Physiotherapy
  • 2016 Best Paper Award ACM International Symposium on Interactive Technology and Ageing Populations (ACM IxAP)

Publications

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2021

Avatar-Mediated Communication in Social VR: An In-depth Exploration of Older Adult Interaction in an Emerging Communication Platform

Steven Baker, J Waycott, Romina Carrasco, Ryan Kelly, Anthony Jones, Jack Lilley, Briony Dow, F Batchelor, Thuong Hoang, Frank Vetere

(2021), pp. 1-13, CHI 2021 : Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts, Yokohama, Japan, E1

conference

Surrogate-Aloud: A Human Surrogate Method for Remote Usability Evaluation and Ideation in Virtual Reality

Andrew Irlitti, Thuong Hoang, Frank Vetere

(2021), pp. 1-7, CHI 2021 : Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts, Yokohama, Japan, E1

conference
2020

Effectiveness of computer-assisted vocabulary instruction for secondary students with mild intellectual disability

Clark Burt, Lorraine Graham, Thuong Hoang

(2020), pp. 1-22, International journal of disability, development and education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Physiotherapy Over a Distance: The Use of Wearable Technology for Video Consultations in Hospital Settings

Deepti Aggarwal, Bernd Ploderer, Thuong Hoang, Frank Vetere, Mark Bradford

(2020), Vol. 1, pp. 1-29, ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

School's Back : Scaffolding reminiscence in social virtual reality with older adults

Steven Baker, Ryan Kelly, Jenny Waycott, Romina Carrasco, Roger Bell, Zaher Joukhadar, Thuong Hoang, Elizabeth Ozanne, Frank Vetere

(2020), Vol. 4, pp. 1-25, CSCW 2020 : Proceedings of the 23rd ACM Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing Conference, Online (originally Minneapolis, U.S.A.), E1

conference

Edge4Real: A cost-effective edge computing based human behaviour recognition system for human-centric software engineering

Di Shao, Xiao Liu, Ben Cheng, Owen Wang, Thuong Hoang

(2020), pp. 1287-1291, ASE2020 : Proceedings of the 35th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, Melbourne, Victoria - Virtual Event Australia, E1

conference

Lessons learnt from designing a smart clothing telehealth system for hospital use

D Aggarwal, T Hoang, B Ploderer, F Vetere, R Khot, M Bradford

(2020), pp. 355-367, OzCHI 2020 : Proceedings of the 32nd Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference 2020, Online from Sydney, Australia, E1

conference
2019

The technology explorers: partnering with older adults to engage with virtual reality and virtual avatars

Steven Baker, Jenny Waycott, Frank Vetere, T Hoang

(2019), pp. 231-246, Ageing and digital technology: designing and evaluating emerging technologies for older adults, Singapore, B1

book chapter

SpinalLog: visuo-haptic feedback in musculoskeletal manipulation training

D Chacon, Eduardo Velloso, T Hoang, Katrin Wolf

(2019), pp. 5-14, TEI 2019 : Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interactions, Tempe, Ariz., E1

conference

Exploring the design of social VR experiences with older adults

Steven Baker, Jenny Waycott, Romina Carrasco, Thuong Hoang, Frank Vetere

(2019), DIS'19 : Proceedings of the 2019 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, San Diego, Calif., E1

conference

"What's happening at that hip?": Design, usability, and evaluation of an on-body projection based augmented reality system for physiotherapy classroom

Hasan Ferdous, Thuong Hoang, Zaher Joukhadar, Martin Reinoso, Frank Vetere, David Kelly, Louisa Remedios

(2019), 2019 CHI : Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Glasgow, Scotland, E1

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Interrogating social virtual reality as a communication medium for older adults

Steven Baker, Ryan Kelly, Jenny Waycott, Romina Carrasco, Thuong Hoang, Frances Batchelor, Elizabeth Ozanne, Briony Dow, Jennifer Warburton, Frank Vetere

(2019), Vol. 3, Proceedings of the 22nd ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, Austin, Tex., E1

conference
2018

Robust tracking through the design of high quality fiducial markers: an optimization tool for ARToolKit

D Khan, S Ullah, D Yan, I Rabbi, P Richard, T Hoang, M Billinghurst, X Zhang

(2018), Vol. 6, pp. 22421-22433, IEEE access, Piscataway, N.J., C1-1

journal article

An evaluation of multimodal interaction techniques for 3D layout constraint solver in a desktop‑based virtual environment

M Kefi, T Hoang, P Richard, E Verhulst

(2018), Vol. 22, pp. 339-351, Virtual reality, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Augmented reality learning environment for physiotherapy education

D Kelly, T Hoang, M Reinoso, Z Joukhadar, T Clements, F Vetere

(2018), Vol. 23, pp. 21-28, Physical therapy reviews, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Combatting social isolation and increasing social participation of older adults through the use of technology: a systematic review of existing evidence

Steven Baker, Jeni Warburton, Jenny Waycott, Frances Batchelor, Thuong Hoang, Briony Dow, Elizabeth Ozanne, Frank Vetere

(2018), Vol. 37, pp. 184-193, Australasian journal on ageing, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Body as a canvas: an exploration on the role of the body as display of digital information

T Hoang, H Ferdous, F Vetere, M Reinoso

(2018), pp. 253-263, DIS 2018 : Proceedings of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference, Hong Kong, China, E1

conference

Sketchi: Hands-on special interest group on sketching in HCI

M Lewis, M Sturdee, N Marquardt, T Hoang

(2018), pp. 1-4, CHI 2018 : Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Montreal, Quebec, E1

conference

Manipulating reality? Designing and deploying virtual reality in sensitive settings

J Waycott, G Wadley, S Baker, H Ferdous, T Hoang, K Gerling, C Headleand, A Simeone

(2018), pp. 411-414, DIS 2018: Proceedings of the ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems, Hong Kong, China, E1

conference

Annotating animated AR objects for co-located learning

Martin Reinoso, T Hoang, Frank Vetere, Egemen Tanin

(2018), pp. 470-477, IEEE TALE 2018: Engineering next-generation learning : Proceedings of International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, Wollongong, N.S.W., E1

conference
2017

Alternating reality: an interweaving narrative of physical and virtual cultural exhibitions

T Hoang, T Cox

(2017), Vol. 26, pp. 402-419, Presence: teleoperators and virtual environments, Cambridge, Mass., C1

journal article

Augmented studio: projection mapping on moving body for physiotherapy education

T Hoang, M Reinoso, Z Joukhadar, F Vetere, D Kelly

(2017), pp. 1-12, CHI 2017 : Proceedings of the Human Factors in Computing Systems 2017 Conference, Denver, Colorado, E1-1

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SoPhy: a wearable technology for lower limb assessment in video consultations of physiotherapy

D Aggarwal, W Zhang, T Hoang, B Ploderer, F Vetere, M Bradford

(2017), pp. 3916-3928, CHI 2017 : Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Denver, Co., E1-1

conference

To be (me) or not to be? Photorealistic avatars and older adults

A Puri, S Baker, T Hoang, R Zuffi

(2017), pp. 503-507, OzCHI 2017 : Proceedings of the 29th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, Brisbane, Qld., E1

conference

SketchingDIS: hand-drawn sketching in HCI

M Lewis, J Van Dijk, M Sturdee, M Rasmussen, J Alexander, T Hoang

(2017), pp. 356-359, DIS 2017 Companion : Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, Edinburgh, Scotland, E1-1

conference

Using constraint solver for 3D layout assistance in human-scale virtual environment

M Kefi, P Richard, T Hoang, T Yamaguchi, V Barichard

(2017), Vol. 2: HUCAPP, pp. 27-38, HUCAPP 2017 - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Human Computer Interaction Theory and Applications, Porto, Portugal, E1-1

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SoPhy: smart socks for video consultations of physiotherapy

D Aggarwal, T Hoang, W Zhang, B Ploderer, F Vetere, M Bradford

(2017), Vol. 10516, pp. 424-428, INTERACT 2017 : Proceedings of the 16th IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction, Mumbai, India, E1-1

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2016

Doctor, can you see my squats? Understanding bodily communication in video consultations for physiotherapy

D Aggarwal, B Ploderer, F Vetere, M Bradford, T Hoang

(2016), pp. 1197-1208, DIS 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Fuse, Brisbane, Queensland, E1-1

conference

Older People and Social Participation: From Touch-Screens to Virtual Realities

S Baker, J Waycott, S Pedell, T Hoang, E Ozanne

(2016), pp. 1-10, Proceedings of 2016 ACM International Symposium on Interactive Technology and Ageing Populations (ACM IxAP),, Kochi, Japan, E1-1

conference

HandLog: a deformable tangible device for continuous input through finger flexion

T Beven, T Hoang, M Carter, B Ploderer

(2016), pp. 1-10, OZCHI 2016 : Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction, Launceston, Tasmania, E1-1

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Onebody: remote posture guidance system using first person view in virtual environment

T Hoang, M Reinoso, F Vetere, E Tanin

(2016), pp. 1-10, NORDICHI 2016 : Proceedings of Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Gothenburg, Sweden, E1-1

conference
2015

In bed with technology: challenges and opportunities for sleep tracking

W Liu, B Ploderer, T Hoang

(2015), pp. 142-151, OzCHI 2015 : Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction : Australia is Being Human, Melbourne, Victoria, E1-1

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Tangible virtual kitchen for the rehabilitation of Alzheimer's patients

T Hoang, D Foloppe, P Richard

(2015), pp. 161-162, 3DUI 2015 Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces, Arles, France, E1-1

conference
2013

Ultrasonic glove input device for distance-based interactions

T Hoang, R Smith, B Thomas

(2013), pp. 46-53, ICAT 2013 : Proceedings of the 2013 23rd International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence, Tokyo, Japan, E1-1

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Passive deformable haptic glove to support 3D interactions in mobile augmented reality environments

T Hoang, R Smith, B Thomas

(2013), pp. 257-258, ISMAR 2013 : Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Adelaide, S. Aust., E1-1

conference
2010

Augmented viewport: an action at a distance technique for outdoor AR using distant and zoom lens cameras

T Hoang, B Thomas

(2010), pp. 1-4, ISWC 2010 : Proceedings of the International Symposium on Wearable Computers, Seoul, South Korea, E1-1

conference
2009

Augmenting image plane AR 3D interactions for wearable computers

T Hoang, S Porter, B Thomas

(2009), Vol. 93, pp. 9-16, AUIC '09 : Proceedings of the 10th Australasian Conference on User Interfaces, Wellington, N.Z., E1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Information Embodiment Framework for Education using Immersive Technologies

A/Prof Thuong Hoang

ARC DECRA - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

  • 2021: $65,266
  • 2020: $144,507

Other Public Sector Funding

Next Generation Human Machine Interface Stage 1

Prof Stefan Greuter, A/Prof Thuong Hoang, Mr Simeon Taylor

  • 2020: $47,040

Industry and Other Funding

Next Generation Human Machine Interface Stage 1

Prof Stefan Greuter, A/Prof Thuong Hoang, Mr Simeon Taylor

  • 2020: $22,358
  • 2019: $25,284

Learning English as a Second Language in Interactive Virtual Environments with Avatars.

Dr Rui Wang, A/Prof Thuong Hoang, Prof Ly Tran

  • 2021: $101,040

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2020

Mahdi Babaei

Thesis entitled: Medical Chest Tube Insertion Operation Simulator with Tangible User Interface

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), Applied Artificial Intel Ins