Dr Patrick Pang

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

Research interests

  • Digital Health
  • Health Information Behaviour
  • Information Systems

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Dr Patrick Pang is a Lecturer at the School of Computing and Information Systems in the Melbourne School of Engineering of the University of Melbourne. He is an Information Systems researcher and a software engineer working in the digital health context. He received his PhD from the University of Melbourne. His research is inspired by the stories of patients and health consumers who cannot easily find useful health information. He aims to improve how health information can be found, accessed, disseminated and used for better health outcomes. His work advances health information behaviour models and the design of information systems in this era with patient-centric data, emerging technologies and new forms of communication. He is recognised locally and internationally in prestigious journals and conferences such as Journal of Medical Internet Research (the most-cited digital health journal; recommended by AIS SIG Health), Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (with one best paper nomination) and Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

Recent publications

  1. Pang, PC-I.; Chang, S. The Twitter Adventure of #MyHealthRecord: An Analysis of Different User Groups During the Opt-Out Period.. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 2019, Vol. 266, pp. 142-148. DOI: 10.3233/SHTI190786
  2. He, QQ.; Pang, PCI.; Si, YW. Transfer Learning for Financial Time Series Forecasting. PRICAI 2019: Trends in Artificial Intelligence. Springer International Publishing. 2019, Vol. 11671 LNAI, pp. 24-36. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-29911-8_3
  3. Pang, PC-I.; Temple-smith, M.; Bellhouse, C.; Trieu, V-H.; Kiropoulos, L.; Williams, H.; Coomarasamy, A.; Brewin, J.; Bowles, A.; Bilardi, J. Online Health Seeking Behaviours: What Information Is Sought by Women Experiencing Miscarriage?. Studies in health technology and informatics. IOS PRESS. 2018, Vol. 252, pp. 118-125. DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-890-7-118
  4. Pang, PC-I.; Chang, S.; Verspoor, K.; Clavisi, O. The Use of Web-Based Technologies in Health Research Participation: Qualitative Study of Consumer and Researcher Experiences. Journal of Medical Internet Research. JMIR Publications. 2018, Vol. 20, Issue 10. DOI: 10.2196/12094
  5. Pang, PC-I.; Biuk-aghai, RP.; Yang, M.; Pang, B. Creating realistic map-like visualisations: Results from user studies. Journal of Visual Languages & Computing. ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 2017, Vol. 43, pp. 60-70. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvlc.2017.09.002
  6. Pang, PC-I.; Clavisi, O.; Chang, S. Engaging Consumers with Musculoskeletal Conditions in Health Research: A User-entred Perspective. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. IOS PRESS. 2017, Vol. 239, pp. 104-111. DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-783-2-104
  7. Biuk-aghai, RP.; Pang, PC-I.; Pang, B. Map-like Visualisations vs. Treemaps: An Experimental Comparison. Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction - VINCI '17. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2017, Vol. Part F130152, pp. 113-120. DOI: 10.1145/3105971.3105976
  8. Pang, PC-I.; Chang, S.; Verspoor, K.; Pearce, J. Designing Health Websites Based on Users' Web-Based Information-Seeking Behaviors: A Mixed-Method Observational Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research. JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC. 2016, Vol. 18, Issue 6. DOI: 10.2196/jmir.5661
  9. Pang, PC-I.; Verspoor, K.; Pearce, J.; Chang, S. Finding and Exploring Health Information with a Slider-Based User Interface. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. IOS PRESS. 2016, Vol. 227, pp. 106-112. DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-666-8-106
  10. Pang, PCI.; Chang, S.; Verspoor, K.; Pearce, J. Innovation in designing health information websites: Results from a quantitative study. Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2016 - Proceedings. AISel. 2016.
  11. Pang, PC-I.; Harrop, M.; Verspoor, K.; Pearce, J.; Chang, S. What Are Health Website Visitors Doing: Insights from Visualisations Towards Exploratory Search. Proceedings of the 28th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction - OzCHI '16. ACM. 2016, pp. 631-633. DOI: 10.1145/3010915.3011843
  12. Pang, PC-I.; Biuk-aghai, RP.; Yang, M. What Makes You Think This Is a Map?: Suggestions for Creating Map-like Visualisations. Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction - VINCI '16. ACM. 2016, pp. 75-82. DOI: 10.1145/2968220.2968239
  13. Pang, C-I.; Verspoor, C.; Pearce, J.; Chang, S. Better Health Explorer: Designing for Health Information Seekers. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction on - OzCHI '15. Association for Computing Machinery. 2015, pp. 588-597. DOI: 10.1145/2838739.2838772
  14. Pang, PCI.; Verspoor, K.; Chang, S.; Pearce, J. Better health information exploration. Proceedings of the Asia Pacific HCI and UX Design Symposium on - APCHIUX '15. ACM Press. 2015, Vol. 07-December-2015, pp. 10-15. DOI: 10.1145/2846439.2846444
  15. Pang, PC-I.; Verspoor, K.; Chang, S.; Pearce, J. Designing for health exploratory seeking behaviour. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. 2014, Vol. 1276, pp. 5-8.
  16. Pang, CI.; Chang, S.; Pearce, J.; Verspoor, K. Online Health Information Seeking Behaviour: Understanding Different Search Approaches. Proceedings of the 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2014). AISel. 2014.
  17. Pang, CI.; Biuk-aghai, RP. Map-like Wikipedia overview visualization. Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, CTS 2011. IEEE. 2011, pp. 53-60. DOI: 10.1109/CTS.2011.5928665
  18. Biuk-aghai, RP.; Pang, CI.; Cheang, FHH. Visualization of large category hierarchies. Proceedings of the 2011 Visual Information Communication - International Symposium. ACM Press. 2011, pp. 2:1–2:10-2:1–2:10. DOI: 10.1145/2016656.2016658
  19. Pang, CL.; Biuk-aghai, RP. Wikipedia world map: Method and application of map-like wiki visualization. Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration. ACM Press. 2011, pp. 124-133. DOI: 10.1145/2038558.2038579
  20. Pang, CI.; Biuk-aghai, RP. A method for category similarity calculation in wikis. WikiSym’10. ACM Press. 2010. DOI: 10.1145/1832772.1832798

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