Information Technology

Information Technology

The possibilities for Information Technology (IT) graduates are endless, offering employment opportunities worldwide. IT skills are required by every industry, and demand continues to grow. Our expert staff will teach you the skills needed to keep up with rapid developments in technology and turn your interests into a rewarding career: design mobile applications and games, or specialise in computer science and networking.

Across our research and teaching, we have a wide range of expertise. Our researchers, your lecturers, are listed here with various networking and contact options available.

Head of Academic Group

Associate Professor Trina Myers

Computer Scientist

Trina is a Computer Scientist and the Academic Head of Information Technology at JCU across all campuses (Townsville, Cairns, Singapore and Brisbane). She leads a team of dedicated educating staff for the Bachelor of Information Technology and the Masters of Information Technology with majors in Computing and Networking, Interactive Technologies and Games Design and Business Informatics. Trina is the Vice President of the Australian Council of Deans of ICT (ACDICT) that aims to promote and advance ICT education, research and scholarship on behalf of Australian universities.

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Academic Staff

Associate Professor Hossein Ghodosi

Computer Scientist

Hossein Ghodosi's research interests range from theoretical aspects of modeling and system design, to applications and their analysis in Cryptography. His primary research area as a PhD student was the study of Society-Oriented and/or Threshold Cryptography. His dissertation, entitled 'Society-Oriented Cryptographic Techniques for Information Protection' supervised by Professor Josef Pieprzyk at University of Wollongong, Australia (1998).

Currently his principle research themes are: Multi-Party Computations, Oblivious Transfers, and Secret Sharing Schemes.

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Dr Diana Hardy

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Dr Jason Holdsworth

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Dr Dmitry Konovalov

Dmitry Konovalov received his Ph.D in Theoretical Atomic Physics from the Flinder Univerity of South Australia in 1992. He worked in Telecommunication and Banking industries until 2002, when he joined James Cook University.

He is currently focusing on Deep Learning AI applications to Australian industries.

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Professor Ickjai Lee

I obtained my PhD in 2002 from the School of Electrical Engineering and ComputerScience, University of Newcastle, in Australia. After a year as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Business and Technology Laboratory in the University of Newcastle, Australia, I joined the School of IT at James Cook University, Australia. I have been actively involved in working on broad areas of geoinformatics and intelligence informatics. My research interests include geospatial data mining, multiple classifiers, geospatial databases, conceptual spaces, Web 2.0, map segmentation, clustering, geo-visualisation, internet of things, and Voronoi tessellations. Currently, I am working for intelligence and health informatics for the Tropics.

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Dr Joanne Lee

Joanne is an active researcher, and her research interests include machine learning, algorithm optimisation, neural networks, data mining, and applied artificial intelligence. She has been involved in various projects developing a real-world scheduling optimisation system for fly-in-fly-out mining employee scheduling, designing and implementing a non-destructive neural network based classification system for ultrasonic signals, and developing spatio-temporal mining algorithms for moving objects.

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Dr Eugene McArdle

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Dr Mangalam Sankupellay

Mangalam's research focuses on developing software tools for automating long-term environmental monitoring.  These tools analyse acoustics data (e.g. forest sounds) to automatically extract relevant ecological events (e.g. the number and types of birds present).  They use machine-learning techniques such as deep learning, neural networks, and clustering algorithms.

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Dr Art Suwanwiwat

Art is an Information Technology lecturer with particular interests in in document analysis and recognition which is the subfield of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence.

She has been employing Artificial Neural Networks, Support Vector Machines, and Hidden Markov Models in her research. She is currently exploring biometric (based on signatures and name components). She is also interested in Network Security and deep learning.

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Lindsay Ward

Lindsay has been an IT lecturer at JCU since 1999, teaching and working in various fields of IT over that time including Programming, Web Design and Development, Multimedia, Video Production, 3D Graphics, Business IT and Design Thinking. Lindsay's current research is investigating the gap between university and industry for Information Technology graduates in regional and metropolitan Australia, and evaluating what could be done by both universities and industry to bridge this gap. This could include preparing IT graduates effectively using industry-relevant education methods.

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