Professor Nava Subramaniam
RMIT College of Business - Accounting
Keywords: Governance, Accountability, Not-for-profit
Professor Nava Subramaniam is presently looking at how not-for profit entities namely social enterprises and charities can be better structured and governed, and how service delivery can be co-designed.
Associate Professor Marta Poblet Balcell
RMIT Graduate School of Business and Law
Keywords: democracy, participation, technology
Associate Professor Marta Poblet Balcell is interested in developing participatory processes that leverage technologies in order to augment collective intelligence for democracy.
RMIT University- Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Keywords: Industry engagement, supporting with industry partners
Kavitha Chandra-Shekeran is the Sector Manager (Business, Design and Urban), working as part of the Research Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group at RMIT University. She is responsible for the establishment and development of research collaborations between RMIT researchers and commercial and not for profit partners including government.
RMIT – School of Media and Communications
Keywords: Community and Civic engagement, listening, Community Development, Climate Change
Dr Judy Lawry is a Senior Lecturer in School of Media and Communication. Her research and teaching interests focus on ' Communication for Social Change. Specifically she conducts research related to how communication can be used to enable communities and citizens create the future that they want.
George (Chao Chi) Hong
RMIT School of Health and Biomedical Science
Keywords: Online survey, health science, behaviour science
George (Chao Chi) Hong is a PhD student currently exploring the use of crowdsourcing to gather data for his research.
RMIT – School of Architecture and Urban Design
Keywords: Urban Resilience, Smart Cities, Participatory Planning, Crowdsourcing, Co-Design, Disaster Management, Crisis Mapping
Dr Leila Irajifar is an interdisciplinary academic working in the intersection of disaster management, spatial planning and urban design. She is a lecturer at RMIT University, teaching core courses in the Master of Disaster, Design and Development including urban resilience, crisis mapping and shelter after disaster. She is co-leading CRN@RMIT at the moment and her recent research focuses on the applications of crowdsourcing in urban resilience planning and crisis mapping.
RMIT School of Property,construction and project management, College of Social Science
Keywords: Netatmo Weather station, Air Temperature, Wunderground
Yashar Jamei is a PhD student who uses local weather station data around Melbourne for his research.
Keywords: softGIS, local knowledge, lived experience
Amanda Alderton is a PhD student interested in understanding the lived experience of local places and neighbourhoods through citizen science and crowdsourced data. In particular she is interested in softGIS and similar platforms that gather local knowledge and encourage more participatory urban planning.
Dr April Kartikasari
RMIT Health and Biomedical Sciences
Keywords: Biomarker, cancer, non-invasive and economical diagnostic
Dr April Kartikasari’s current proposed work is to use epigenetic knowledge in cancer immunology to develop a tool for cancer diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of relevant treatments. This diagnostic tool is aimed to be non-invasive, economical and accurate to diagnose cancer and predict the immunological outcome of relevant treatment. This is aimed to massively help the current invasive and non-conclusive diagnostics available for cancer, and also to predict the best treatment choices for the patients based on their immunological profiles.
Dr Leah Li
RMIT, School of Media and Communication
Keywords: crowdsourcing, collective, connectivity
Dr Leah Li’s research areas are in digital communication, place branding and international public relations that requires the use of crowdsourcing model to get the best communication outcomes.
RMIT - Industry Engagement
Keywords: local government, engagement, business
Heather Mallinson is interested in how Industry Engagement activities link many parts of the university with SMEs, big business and peak bodies for collaboration.
Keywords: Research, Recruitment, Engagement
AnswerCrowd is a Crowd Sourced Market Research platform
Dr Luis Mata
Keywords: Public elicitation, citizen science, public engagement
Dr Luis Mata has recently established web-based Public Elicitation Platform aimed at collecting research data from a wide range of non-academic participants across the world.
RMIT Graduate School of Business and Law
Keywords: Online community, business model, innovation.
Michael Rowe’s PhD thesis was titled ‘Value Creation through Crowdsourcing’. He is committed to the idea that harnessing the collective wisdom of stakeholder communities provides a compelling alternative to conventional management decision-making.
Associate Professor Susanne Tepe
RMIT University- School of Property, Construction and Project Management
Keywords: Serious Games for Learning, Environmental Health, Occupational Health and Safety
Dr. Susanne Tepe is Associate Professor of Occupational Health and Safety at RMIT, where her research interests are focused on implementation and evaluation of OHS
interventions in complex environments. She uses action research, qualitative methods and games to compliment her traditional scientific methods. She has a history of employment and consulting in the strategic management of OHS, Environment and Quality.
Dr John Douglas Thomson
RMIT University- College of Business – School of Business and Law
Keywords: Cloud Computing, Social Media, Corporate Governance, Value added; model development; interrelationships with other software developments
Have e-Business PhD and supervising a candidate PhD crowdsourcing thesis
He has been a senior manager with over twenty years experience in e-business, industry policy and major projects operational experience with Australian federal government and major global corporations, and in leading or membership of research programmes.
Now he is following career in academic research and teaching with recent experience in international student recruitment and education.
RMIT School of Science (CSIT)
Keywords: User preference, interactive crowdsourcing
Johanne Trippas is a PhD student who has worked with Figure Eight (previously known as CrowdFlower) to understand user preferences in a spoken search environment such as Siri and Google Now. She has provided Figure Eight 101 talks for her research group and individual consultancy.
CrowdSpot - RMIT
Keywords: Field Reporting, community engagement, international development, environmental management, urban planning, marketing, media
Anthony Aisenberg is the founder of Crowdspot - a software tool able to be used to create map-based community engagement projects. He is an urbanist with a passion for solving city challenges with technical solutions. Anthony is a fellow of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership and is on the board of Engage 2 Act.
Keywords: Citizen science, community engagement, education, environment
Tess Hayes is the Citizen Science Officer at the Environment Protection Agency Victoria. She engages with local communities to raise awareness of environmental issues. She achieves this goal, by delivering educational and engagement programs that are informed by current science and best practice.
RMIT Design and Social Context
Dr Ruth Huang is a research fellow working in design and social context
RMIT School of Science Cluster
Keywords: Data mining and machine learning, Context-aware computing
Dr Mohammad Saiedur Rahaman is a research assistant working in the RMIT School of Science Cluster.
Associate Professor Margaret Hamilton
RMIT Computer Science and IT/ School of Science
Keywords: Mobility, transport, satisfaction
Associate Professor Margaret Hamilton’s research is in Mobility. She has been working on projects involving journey planning, particularly for elderly and disabled passengers, but also for tourists, commuters, people who want to walk in the shade, exercise or ride bikes around Melbourne, or people who visit coffee shops. She would like crowdsourced data to identify/share/discuss good journeys or trips in and around Melbourne for lots of different people. She is also interested in traveller safety, comfort, privacy and support. Her overall area of research is Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and she needs crowd-sourced data because it is authentic relevant and can possibly be real-time.