Software Engineering and Innovation Research Centre

About us

Software is becoming a ubiquitous commodity and software-intensive systems are expected to correctly, robustly and efficiently function in environments that are becoming increasingly complex, interconnected, interactive and dynamic.

Our research has a special focus on human-computer interactions, extended reality systems, cyber-physical and intelligent systems and blockchain technologies, as well as information technology-assisted learning.

The centre encompasses four research labs that each have their unique research strengths, capabilities and key research areas, with proficiency in cross-collaboration.

Research labs

Human Computer Interaction for Virtual Experiences

The Human Computer Interaction for Virtual Experiences Lab (HIVE) focuses on creating novel designs, understanding user behaviour and experiences, and conducting evaluations of interactive and collaborative creative technologies. Our research provides user-centred solutions in multidisciplinary domains such as education, health, entertainment and arts.

The research we conduct makes an impact by applying the fundamentals of behavioural and interaction design by first understanding user behaviour with select emerging technologies; applying principles of behavioural sciences and design guidelines to create interactive, engaging, and effective system designs using emerging technologies in multiple application domains; and validating the effectiveness of the designed experiences through their application.

Learn more about HIVE

Software Engineering Innovation Lab

The Software Engineering and Innovation Lab (SEIL) aims to advance state-of-the-art tools, techniques, methodologies and languages for the specification, design, implementation, quality assurance, evaluation and operation of software-intensive systems in large, complex and/or dynamic environments. Our key research areas include software engineering for:

  • cyber-physical systems
  • human-centric software engineering
  • software engineering for artificial intelligence
  • software engineering for distributed and enterprise systems
  • empirical software engineering and digital ecosystems.

For more information about SEIL please contact Professor Jean-Guy Schneider.

Smart Ed Tech Innovations Research Lab

The Smart Ed Tech Innovations Research Lab (SETI) aims to build a strong reputation for digital education leadership and innovation, particularly in the computer science education domain. Our research focuses on:

  • evidence-based good practice for technology-enhanced learning
  • supporting effective education through the use of digital technologies
  • building leadership in advancing digital education
  • enhancing higher education student experience through a focus on whole of learner curriculum approaches.

Deakin Blockchain Innovation Lab

Deakin Blockchain Innovation Lab (DBIL) aims to conduct cutting-edge research on blockchain technology, develop advanced blockchain tools and provide blockchain application services for enterprises. We have demonstrated experience in transforming research outcomes into tailored solutions to real-world applications. DBIL has strong research and development capability in blockchain, enabled by our leading research team and research facilities. Our specialist areas include, but are not limited to:

  • information search in blockchain
  • consensus algorithm
  • scalability and cross-chain technologies
  • privacy protection in blockchain
  • smart contracts
  • blockchain-enabled federated learning
  • anti-counterfeiting in blockchain-based supply chain
  • blockchain for Internet of Things (IoT).

Contact us

Contact the centre director for more information and enquiries about SEIC.

Research Centre Director
Professor Jean-Guy Schneider
+61 3 924 68357
Email Jean-Guy Schneider