PROF Frank Vetere

PROF Frank Vetere

Positions

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

Overview

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  • 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.    

Affiliation

Member of

  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Member 1996 -
  • Computer Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG) of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA). Member 1996 -

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Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2002
  • DipAppSc, Swinburne University of Technology 1992
  • DipEd, Melbourne College of Advanced Education 1987
  • BSc, University of Melbourne 1985

Awards and honors

  • CHISIG Medal for outstanding service to and promotion of Human-Computer Interaction, Australian Computer-Human Interaction SIG (CHISIG), 2011
  • Excellence in Posgraduate Teaching Award, Department of Information Systems, University of Melbourne, 2009
  • Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, Department of Information Systems, University of Melbourne, 2008
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching (Science Faculty), Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne, 2006
  • Excellence in Teaching (Overall) Award, Department of Information Systems, University of Melbourne, 2005

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Supervision

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