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. 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.
  2. Newn, J.; Tag, B.; Singh, R.; Velloso, E.; Vetere, F. AI-mediated gaze-based intention recognition for smart eyewear: Opportunities & Challenges. Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers - UbiComp/ISWC '19. ACM Press. 2019, pp. 637-642. DOI: 10.1145/3341162.3348387
  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. Abdelrahman, Y.; Khan, AA.; Newn, J.; Velloso, E.; Safwat, SA.; Bailey, J.; Bulling, A.; Vetere, F.; Schmidt, A. Classifying Attention Types with Thermal Imaging and Eye Tracking. Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2019, Vol. 3, Issue 3, pp. 1-27. DOI: 10.1145/3351227
  8. Newn, J.; Singh, R.; Velloso, E.; Vetere, F. Combining implicit gaze and AI for real-time intention projection. Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers - UbiComp/ISWC '19. ACM Press. 2019, pp. 324-327. DOI: 10.1145/3341162.3343786
  9. Coghlan, S.; Vetere, F.; Waycott, J.; Barbosa Neves, B. Could Social Robots Make Us Kinder or Crueller to Humans and Animals?. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ROBOTICS. SPRINGER. 2019. DOI: 10.1007/s12369-019-00583-2
  10. Newn, J.; Singh, R.; Allison, F.; Madumal, P.; Velloso, E.; Vetere, F. Designing Interactions with Intention-Aware Gaze-Enabled Artificial Agents. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Springer International Publishing. 2019, Vol. 11747 LNCS, pp. 255-281. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-29384-0_17
  11. 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
  12. 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. 2019, pp. 303-315. DOI: 10.1145/3322276.3322361
  13. 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. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2019, Vol. 3, Issue CSCW. DOI: 10.1145/3359251
  14. Andrade, R.; Rogerson, MJ.; Waycott, J.; Baker, S.; Vetere, F. Playing blind: Revealing the world of gamers with visual impairment. Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '19. ACM. 2019. DOI: 10.1145/3290605.3300346
  15. 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
  16. Ferdous, HS.; Hoang, T.; 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. ACM. 2019. DOI: 10.1145/3290605.3300464
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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

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