Professor Frank Vetere

  • Room: Level: 09 Room: 9.04
  • Building: Doug McDonell Building
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Interaction design
  • Social Computing
  • Usability Engineering

Personal webpage

http://people.eng.unimelb.edu.au/fv

Biography

Professor Frank Vetere is a teacher and researcher in the Department of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. He the director of the Microsoft Research Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces (Social-NUI) and leads the Interaction Design Laboratory.

Frank’s expertise is in Human-Computer Interactions (HCI) and Social Computing. He has particular interests in design-thinking and in technologies for ageing well. His research aims to generate knowledge about the use and design of information and communication technologies for human wellbeing and social benefit. He applies human-oriented design techniques, interpretations of ethnographies, and evaluation of technologies (field-based studies and lab-based experiments) to create knowledge about the design and use of ICTs.

Frank serves on the editorial board of the journals Interacting with Computers (IwC), and the International Journal of Human Computer Studies (IJHCS) and is an expert member of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP TC13). At the University of Melbourne, he is a member of the executive committee on the Melbourne Networked Society Institute (MNSI), member of the steering committee on the Hallmark Ageing Research Initiative (HARI), member of the University Appointments and Promotions Committee (UAPC) and Fellow of the Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship, Ormond College. Frank is a general chair of CHISIG, Australia's leading body for HCI research.

Prior to joining the University of Melbourne in 2001, Frank worked as a usability engineer and before that as a secondary school teacher. He was deputy Head of Department (2011-2013). He has been a keynote speaker as several conferences. He has received various awards in recognition of his teaching and in 2011 was awarded the CHISIG Medal for outstanding service to and promotion of Human-Computer Interaction in Australia.

Recent publications

  1. Ferdous, HS.; Thuong, H.; Joukhadar, Z.; Reinoso, MN.; Vetere, F.; Kelly, D.; Remedios, L. "What's Happening at that Hip?": Evaluating an On-body Projection based Augmented Reality System for Physiotherapy Classroom. Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '19. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2019. DOI: 10.1145/3290605.3300464
  2. Madumal, P.; Miller, T.; Sonenberg, L.; Vetere, F. A Grounded Interaction Protocol for Explainable Artificial Intelligence. AAMAS '19: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 18TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AUTONOMOUS AGENTS AND MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2019, pp. 1033-1041.
  3. Reinoso, M.; Hoang, TN.; Vetere, F.; Tanin, E. Annotating Animated AR Objects for Co-located Learning. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE). IEEE. 2019, pp. 470-477. DOI: 10.1109/TALE.2018.8615452
  4. Wouters, N.; Kelly, R.; Velloso, E.; Wolf, K.; Ferdous, HS.; Newn, J.; Joukhadar, Z.; Vetere, F. Biometric Mirror: Exploring Values and Attitudes towards Facial Analysis and Automated Decision-Making. Proceedings of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference - DIS '19. ACM. 2019, pp. 447-461. DOI: 10.1145/3322276.3322304
  5. Waycott, J.; Vetere, F.; Ozanne, E. Building Social Connections: A Framework for Enriching Older Adults' Social Connectedness Through Information and Communication Technologies. . Springer Singapore. 2019, pp. 65-82. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-3693-5_5
  6. Kelly, R.; Ferdous, HS.; Wouters, N.; Vetere, F. Can Mobile Augmented Reality Stimulate a Honeypot Effect? Observations from Santa’s Lil Helper. Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '19. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2019. DOI: 10.1145/3290605.3300515
  7. Newn, J.; Singh, R.; Allison, F.; Madumal, P.; Velloso, E.; Vetere, F. Designing Interactions with Intention-Aware Gaze-Enabled Artificial Agents. . Springer International Publishing. 2019, pp. 255-281. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-29384-0_17
  8. Baker, S.; Waycott, J.; Robertson, E.; Carrasco, R.; Neves, BB.; Hampson, R.; Vetere, F. Evaluating the use of interactive virtual reality technology with older adults living in residential aged care. Information Processing & Management. Elsevier BV. 2019, pp. 102105-102105. DOI: 10.1016/j.ipm.2019.102105
  9. Baker, S.; Waycott, J.; Carrasco, R.; Hoang, T.; Vetere, F. Exploring the design of social VR experiences with older adults. Proceedings of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference - DIS '19. ACM Press. 2019, pp. 303-315. DOI: 10.1145/3322276.3322361
  10. Baker, S.; Kelly, R.; Waycott, J.; Carrasco, R.; Hoang, T.; Batchelor, F.; Ozanne, E.; Dow, B.; Warburton, J.; Vetere, F. Interrogating Social Virtual Reality as a Communication Medium for Older Adults. . Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2019. DOI: 10.1145/3359251
  11. Andrade, R.; Rogerson, MJ.; Waycott, J.; Baker, S.; Vetere, F. Playing Blind: Revealing the World of Garners with Visual Impairment. Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '19. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2019. DOI: 10.1145/3290605.3300346
  12. Baker, S.; Waycott, J.; Vetere, F.; Hoang, T. The Technology Explorers: Partnering with Older Adults to Engage with Virtual Reality and Virtual Avatars. . Springer Singapore. 2019, pp. 231-246. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-3693-5_14
  13. Kelly, D.; Hoang, TN.; Reinoso, M.; Joukhadar, Z.; Clements, T.; Vetere, F. Augmented reality learning environment for physiotherapy education. Physical Therapy Reviews. TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD. 2018, Vol. 23, Issue 1, pp. 21-28. DOI: 10.1080/10833196.2018.1447256
  14. Hoang, TN.; Ferdous, HS.; Vetere, F.; Reinoso, M. Body as a Canvas: An exploration on the role of the body as display of digital information. Proceedings of the 2018 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2018 - DIS '18. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2018, pp. 253-264. DOI: 10.1145/3196709.3196724
  15. Velloso, E.; Dingler, T.; Vetere, F.; Horman, S.; Mcdougall, H.; Mierzejewska, K. Challenges of Emerging Technologies for Human-Centred Design: Bridging the Gap between Inquiry and Invention. Proceedings of the 30th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction - OzCHI '18. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2018, pp. 609-611. DOI: 10.1145/3292147.3293451
  16. Baker, S.; Warburton, J.; Waycott, J.; Batchelor, F.; Thuong, H.; Dow, B.; Ozanne, E.; Vetere, F. Combatting social isolation and increasing social participation of older adults through the use of technology: A systematic review of existing evidence. Australasian Journal on Ageing. WILEY. 2018, Vol. 37, Issue 3, pp. 184-193. DOI: 10.1111/ajag.12572
  17. Singh, R.; Miller, T.; Newn, J.; Sonenberg, L.; Velloso, E.; Vetere, F. Combining Planning with Gaze for Online Human Intention Recognition. Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS. ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2018, Vol. 1, pp. 488-496.
  18. Cavenett, W.; Baker, S.; Waycott, J.; Carrasco, R.; Robertson, E.; Vetere, F.; Hampson, R. Deploying new technology in residential aged care: Staff members' perspectives. Proceedings of the 30th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction - OzCHI '18. ACM. 2018, pp. 200-204. DOI: 10.1145/3292147.3292214
  19. Carrasco, R.; Waycott, J.; Baker, S.; Vetere, F. Designing the lost self: Older adults' self-representations in online games. Proceedings of the 2018 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2018 - DIS '18. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2018, pp. 441-452. DOI: 10.1145/3196709.3196773
  20. Andrade, R.; Baker, S.; Waycott, J.; Vetere, F. Echo-house: Exploring a virtual environment by using echolocation. Proceedings of the 30th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction - OzCHI '18. Association for Computing Machinery. 2018, pp. 278-289. DOI: 10.1145/3292147.3292163

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