Dr Patrick Pang

  • Room: Level: 08 Room: 8.13
  • Building: Doug McDonell Building
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Health Informatics
  • Information Visualisation
  • Information-Seeking Behaviour and Exploratory Search

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Patrick Pang is a Senior Tutor and a researcher in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne, in where he mainly assists in the internship programs and seeks for new internship opportunities for students. His research interests include health informatics, health information-seeking behaviour, information visualisation and exploratory search. Using everyday consumer technologies, which are immediately available to the general public, his work keeps people engaged in personal health management and delivers better health outcomes. He has also taught a range of IT subjects, such as database systems, web application development, Java programming, and front-end technologies. After years of working in the industry, he is now dedicated to bringing practical knowledge, team collaboration techniques and project management skills into his teaching.

Recent publications

  1. Pang C, Clavisi O, Chang S. Engaging consumers with musculoskeletal conditions in health research: A user-centred perspective. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. IOS Press. 2017, Vol. 239.
  2. Biuk-Aghai RP, Pang C, Pang B. Map-like Visualisations vs. Treemaps: An Experimental Comparison. Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction. 2017.
  3. Pang C, Chang S, Verspoor C, Pearce J. Designing Health Websites Based on Users' Web-Based Information-Seeking Behaviors: A Mixed-Method Observational Study. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2016, Vol. 18, Issue 6.
  4. Pang C, Verspoor C, Pearce J, Chang S. Finding and Exploring Health Information with a Slider-Based User Interface. 24th Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC). IOS Press. 2016, Vol. 227. Editors: Georgiou A, Schaper LK, Whetton S.
  5. Pang C, Chang S, Verspoor C, Pearce J. Innovation in designing health information websites: Results from a quantitative study. Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2016 - Proceedings. 2016.
  6. Pang C, Harrop M, Verspoor C, Pearce J, Chang S. What are health website visitors doing? Insights from visualisations towards exploratory search. 28th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (OzCHI). 2016.
  7. Pang C, Biuk-Aghai RP, Yang M. What makes you think this is a map? suggestions for creating map-like visualisations. 9th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI). 2016.
  8. Biuk-Aghai RP, Yang M, Pang C, Ao WH, Fong S, Si Y-W. A map-like visualisation method based on liquid modelling. JOURNAL OF VISUAL LANGUAGES AND COMPUTING. Academic Press - Elsevier Science. 2015, Vol. 31.
  9. Pang C, Verspoor C, Pearce J, Chang S. Better health explorer: Designing for health information seekers. OzCHI 2015: Being Human - Conference Proceedings. 2015.
  10. Pang C, Verspoor C, Chang S, Pearce J. Better health information exploration. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 2015, Vol. 07-December-2015.
  11. Pang C, Verspoor C, Chang S, Pearce J. Conceptualising health information seeking behaviours and exploratory search: result of a qualitative study. Health and Technology. 2015, Vol. 5, Issue 1.
  12. Pang C, Si S-S, Chio S-K. A New Way to Use Wikipedia in Education: A Pilot Study of Map-like Wikipedia Visualization on iPad. International Journal of Future Computer and Communication. 2014.
  13. Pang C, Verspoor C, Chang S, Pearce J. Designing for health exploratory seeking behaviour. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. 2014, Vol. 1276.
  14. Pang C, Chang S, Pearce J, Verspoor C. Online Health Information Seeking Behaviour: Understanding Different Search Approaches. Proceedings of the 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2014). AISel. 2014.
  15. Biuk-Aghai RP, Pang C, Si Y-W. Visualizing large-scale human collaboration in Wikipedia. FUTURE GENERATION COMPUTER SYSTEMS-THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GRID COMPUTING AND ESCIENCE. Elsevier Science. 2014, Vol. 31, Issue 1.

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