Centre for Digital Transformation

A centre of excellent researchers actively pursuing digital transformation for human society. Digital technology is the engine for innovation and human development. Consequently, there is a great need to better understand and more effectively implement digital transformation initiatives. Our goal is to make a positive impact in this direction. Our key research areas include smart applications and innovation, e-learning and digital health.

 

Themes, projects and researchers

Smart Application and Innovation

We build and maintain partnerships with all levels of government, public and private companies to co-design and co-develop smart applications that drive innovation for growth.

Year

Project Team

Research Project

Funding Support and collaborator

PhD candidates

2019-2022

Jun Shen

Research on the Edge Computing Execution Framework and Optimization Mechanism for Deep Learning Application,

NSFC 2019-2022 (61872079), CNY 640,000 awarded

Southeast University, NISCO

Fucun Li, Jianqing Wu, Fei Xie

2018-2019

Jun Shen, Geng Sun

Tackling e-Learning and Bioinformatics Applications with Surrogate-Assisted Evolutionary Computation

UGPN, USD20,000

University of Surrey

Huaming Chen

2018

Jun Shen

Cost-effective PHPPI prediction,

UOW EIS Strategic Investments Grant for DP 2019 development, $10,000

Monash University, CSIRO

Huaming Chen

2016-2019

Jun Shen

Research on the Resource Optimization Mechanism for Large-Scale Graph Processing in Cloud Environment,

NSFC 2016-2019 (61572129), CNY 750,000

Southeast University

Fei Xie

2018

Jun Shen, Tingru Cui, Ping Yu

Multi-National Research Collaboration on Data Driven Innovative Transformation

UIC near miss, $5000

Southeast University, Zhejiang University, OSU

 

2017-2020

Jun Shen, Tingru Cui

Strategic IT and business alignment in Saudi Arab public sector

Saudi Arab government PhD scholarship

Abdulaziz Suliman A AlGhazi

2014-2017

Jun Shen

Adoption of cloud computing in SMW

Oman government PhD scholarship

Salim Alismaili

2018-2021

Jun Shen

Machine learning based steel production quality control

IPTA/RTS scholarship

NISCO

Fucun Li

2017-2020

Jun Shen, Lei Wang

Human pathogen protein interactions prediction

CSC scholarship

Monash University, CSIRO

Huaming Chen

2017-2021

Jun Shen, Luping Zhou

Mobility as a service

CSC scholarship, CSIRO internship, Sydney Trains internship

Jianqing Wu

2017-2021

Jun Shen, Jun Yan

Data duplication in federated cloud

 

Fei Xie

e-Learning 

2018-2020

Jun Shen, Tingru Cui, Geng Sun

Taking Advantage of Invaluable Fragmented Time with Smart Micro Learning on Open Education Resources

ARC DP $362,666

University of Queensland, MIT

Jiayin Lin, Timothy Jackson, Seyedeh Arefe Pourazarsa, Mahesh Kayastha

2019-2022

Jun Shen, Geng Sun

Research on AI supported Adaptive Micro Learning

NSFC, CNY 460,000

Southwest University

Jiayin Lin

2018-2019

Jun Shen, Geng Sun

Tackling e-Learning and Bioinformatics Applications with Surrogate-Assisted Evolutionary Computation

UGPN, USD20,000

University of Surrey

Huaming Chen

2018

Jun Shen, Tingru Cui, Ping Yu

Multi-National Research Collaboration on Data Driven Innovative Transformation

UIC near miss $5000

 

2015

Jun Shen, Tingru Cui

Adaptive cloud based mobile learning for the Massive Open Online Course

Strategic Partner Research, $16,838

Xinyue Co., CSIRO

Geng Sun

2017

Tingru Cui, Jun Shen

Adaptive and Effective Open Online Courses for Mobile and Team Learners

EIS Seed Grant $11,073

University of Queensland, MIT

Geng Sun

2015-2018

Jun Shen, Tingru Cui

Micro Learning and a Service

IPTA/RTS scholarship

CSIRO

Geng Sun

Digital Health

We’re passionate in connecting and empowering health and aged care via digital R&D.

2019-2020

Ping Yu, Lorna Moxham, Annette Braunack-Mayer, David Hailey, Bo Du etc.

Age friendly Illawarra, What does it look like? A scoping study

 

UOW Global Challenge Seed Fund $14,944

Ting Song

2019-2020

Ping Yu, Bruce Ashford, etc.

Operatory theatrics: A day in the life of an operating threatre

IHMRI Health Analytics Initiative $29,743

 

2019-2020

Kate Curtis, Ping Yu, etc.

Implementation evaluation of an early activation hip fracture care bundle to improve outcomes of frail older persons (eHIP)

IHMRI Health Analytics Initiative $29,995

 

2018-2020

Natalie Smith, Ping Yu, Tingru Cui, etc.

Pilot trial: Can a mobile health coaching program improve fitness for surgery in patients with obesity?

IHMRI Translational Research Grant $24,000

Ting Song, Nadeesha Thilakarathne

2017-2018

Ping Yu, Wilf Yeo,  David Reid, Siyu Qian, etc.

Alcohol-related morbidity within a hospital setting – mapping the patient journey

IHMRI Industry Partnership Grant

$19,680

 

2016-2021

Xiaoqi Feng, Thomas Astell-burt, ..., Ping Yu

Greener cities healthier lives: Measuring the wider social benefits.

Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited. $881,654

Eme John

2016-2017

Ping Yu, Wilf Yeo,  David Reid, Siyu Qian, etc.

Disclose the “Invisible” alcohol-related morbidity in Emergency Department presentations to Wollongong Hospital

UOW Global Challenge Seed Funding + Illawarra & Shoalhaven Local Health District $30,000

 

2015-2016

Ping Yu, Esther Munyisia, David Hailey

A preliminary model for the implementation of electronic health records in Drug & Alcohol Services

EIS Faculty Industry Linkage  Grant + Illawarra & Shoalhaven Local Health District $15,000

 

2015-2016

Ping Yu

ARC Near-miss grant.

EIS Faculty $12,000

 

2017-2021

Ping Yu, Tingru Cui, Siyu Qian

To develop and evaluate a success model of mobile health interventions for consumer self-management of hypertension

UOW Matching Scholarship

Ting Song

2019-2022

Ping Yu, Jun Shen

Developing machine learning algorithms in predicting weight gain or loss

Saudi Arab government PhD scholarship

Mohammad Alkhalaf

2019-2022

Ping Yu, Tingru Cui, David Hailey

Understanding and predicting patient acceptance and use of an inpatient portal in a tertiary hospital in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arab government PhD scholarship

Bader Alshoumr

2012-2019

Ping Yu, David Hailey, Tingru Cui

Developing methods to assess data collection process for public health information systems

 

Hong Chen

2015-2019

Yasmin Probst, Ping Yu, Allison Martin

Exploring current data management within clinical research settings

UOW PhD scholarship

Lauren Houston

2019-2021

Ping Yu, Guoxin Su, Chao Deng, Siyu Qian

Modelling the journey of patients with alcohol use disorder in Illawarra and Shoalhaven Local Health District

 

Jingxiang Zhang

2019-2021

Ping Yu, Lei Wang

An ontology for risk profiling of older people in residential aged care

 

Mengyang Yin

2018-2020

Ping Yu, Jun Shen

Evaluating the quality of dementia web sites

 

Yunshu Zhu

2019-2024

Ping Yu

Machine learning use Electronic Medical Data for disease prediction

Sri Lanka Sponsorship + UOW Matching Scholarship

Nadeesha Thilakarathne