My bublcam has finally arrived. Here is the first outdoor test image in St Kilda Beach, Melbourne. Next step is to figure out how to view the image in VR gear. This will open up a lot of opportunities for pedestrian choice behavior experiments.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
We have 18 open PhD positions in public transport at Monash University starting January 2016. EOI submission deadline is September 30th. I'll be supervising one of the PhD projects on big data analytics and visualization: understanding and modeling public transport travel patterns using smart card data (myki data from Melbourne). Let me know if you're interested.
For more information, visit https://www.monash.edu/migr/partnerships/grips/sept
Saturday, August 15, 2015
In the past 14 months, we have had more than 22,000 visitors (43% from Melbourne, 6% from Sydney, even 1.5% from London, and 1% from New York). Our most popular project has been the "Melbourne Bike Crash Map" http://goo.gl/nRZh9n with more than 16,000 hits.
I have received many compliment emails from a wide range of people and organizations, from BreastScreen Victoria to the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development in Canberra. I am very happy that our work has been useful/helpful/educative/informative/attractive for many people. We're looking forward to many more challenges and opportunities ahead in the next couple of years. We welcome any financial and technical/scientific contribution from individuals and organizations. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
As part of ENG1021 (Spatial Communication in Engineering), I took my students to the CAVE. Students were given a 15 minutes tour of the Monash Immersive Visualization Platform including a demo of the structure model of the Oakland Bay Bridge in the US, ARUP point cloud of Melbourne city building plant room, NASA's Mars flight. I also brought my Samsung VR gear to the class and gave it to students to experience VR. Everyone were very impressed and loved it. Students were asked to describe how they relate their VR experience to spatial communication and our unit's learning objectives? I also asked them whether the experience generated any innovative engineering or business idea in their minds? Sorry for the not so high quality of the photos. It was dark in there.