The Team


Andreas Duenser, Senior Research Scientist, Team Leader

andreasAndreas received his Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Vienna, Austria. During his studies he was working at the Interactive Media Systems Group (Vienna University of Technology) and the Faculty of Psychology (University of Vienna). Before joining the CSIRO he worked at the HIT Lab NZ (University of Canterbury, Christchurch) as a post-doctoral fellow and then research scientist, with secondments at research labs in Austria, Finland and Korea.

Andreas’ work lies at the confluence of humans and technology with a focus on bringing together psychology and emerging interactive interfaces. Working at this intersection enables research and development of innovative Human-Machine Interaction (HMI ) systems and novel user experiences.

Andreas research focuses on:

  • HMI research with interactive technologies such as mixed reality and psycho-physiology based interfaces
  • Evaluation methods and new assessment techniques with and interactive technologies
  • Designing new applications for decision support, training, and healthcare.


Ulrich Engelke, Senior Research Scientist

ulrichUlrich Engelke received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, in 2004. In 2010, he received the Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications from the Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden, followed by a post-doc position at the University of Nantes, France. Before joining the CSIRO he was with the Visual Experiences Group at Philips Research, The Netherlands, and with Philips Color Kinetics, USA. In 2016 he was seconded to IBM Research Almaden Labs in San Jose, USA.

In his current role at CSIRO Data61 Ulrich works at the interface between humans and data. He designs and evaluates interactive systems and methods that enable an efficient path from data to insight for improved decision making.

Ulrich’s research focuses on:

  • Visual analytics and information visualisation techniques.
  • Immersive analytics through virtual and mixed reality interfaces.
  • Quantitative user experience and task performance evaluation.

Ulrich’s application areas lie mainly within life sciences and environmental sciences. Through his work in these areas, Ulrich hopes to make a positive impact on the future of our planet and its inhabitants.


Martin Lochner, Postdoctoral Fellow (UTAS, CRP contributor 0.6 FTE)

martinI am a cognitive psychologist with long-term interest and application in: vision and attention, transportation-related Human Factors, Human-Computer Interaction/Human Machine Interaction, User Interface Assessment and Cognitive Engineering. I have worked with various commercial entities (Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Daimler-Chrysler/Mercedes/Freightliner LLC Portland OR.; Organizational and Management Solutions, Guelph ON.), government agencies (Transport Canada Ergonomics and Crash Avoidance Division, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) and academic labs (Besner-Stolz Visual Attention lab, U of Waterloo; Human Oriented Technology Lab; Aviation and Cognitive Engineering lab – Carleton University, Ottawa Ontario; Driving Research In Virtual Environments lab, Guelph Ontario), HMI Lab, (Portland Oregon). My most recent posting is as a post-doctoral fellow with the CSIRO, working with the Cognitive Engineering group, as part of the Autonomous Systems division.


Cara Stitzlein, Postdoctoral Fellow

Cara is originally from Mid West America but has enjoyed worked in both USA and Australia over the last 10+ years. Her academic background focuses on cognitive psychology and human factors, completing her PhD at the University of Queensland (St Lucia) where she was a IPRS scholarship recipient. Her strengths are in applying human-centred design methodologies for purposes of development, evaluation and performance benchmarking. Qualifications include formal training in human factors, applying User Experience (UX) research techniques within industry settings, and executing research programs in areas that include remote collaboration, critical care, first generation interfaces, and workforce productivity.



Thi Thuong Huyen Nguyen, OCE Postdoctoral Fellow

huyenHuyen Nguyen is an OCE Post-doctoral Fellow at CSIRO in Sandy Bay, Tasmania. She received her M.Sc. degree in Intelligent Systems and Multimedia from University of La Rochelle, France in 2011 and her Ph.D. degree in Virtual Reality and 3D User Interaction from INSA Rennes, France in 2014. Her research focuses on collaborative virtual environments, human-computer interaction, virtual reality and augmented reality. Huyen is now postdoctoral fellow at UNSW.


Greg Timms, Senior Research Scientist

gregI received the B.Sc. (Hons) and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Sydney, Australia, in 1993 and 1997 respectively. My Ph.D. thesis focussed on the development and application of gyrotrons, tunable vacuum tube devices that produce high frequency microwaves. In 1997, I joined the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation where I spent five years investigating the environmental impacts of mining, focusing on the physical transport of reactants and pollutants within mine wastes, and acting as a consultant to the mining industry.

In 2002, I joined the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), where I was initially engaged in research on microwave communication networks and then led a team which developed a novel 190 GHz millimetre-wave imager in 2006. In 2007 I moved to CSIRO’s Hobart site where I led a team developing low-cost sensor network and information system technologies for deployment in marine and terrestrial environments, and co-ordinated CSIRO’s involvement in the Sensing Tasmania (Sense-T) Program.

My research interests are broad, including data mining (in particular the,development of techniques for automated quality control of real-time streaming data), microwave antennas and propagation, and the application of experimental physics techniques in environmental monitoring. I have applied these skills in the mining, agriculture, security and marine industries.

Chi-Hung Chi, Principal Research Scientist

chihungChi-Hung Chi is currently a science leader in the Computational Informatics Division, CSIRO, Australia. He obtained his Ph.D degree from Purdue University. After working for Philips Research Laboratories as a senior research staff member and for IBM as an advisory engineer, he returned back to academia as a professor from 1993 to 2012, starting first with Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), then National University of Singapore (Singapore) and later Tsinghua University (China). Chi is active in both fundamental science research and technology development. He has published more than 200 papers in international journals and conferences and holds 6 U.S. patents. Over the past 10 years, his research funding was over 5 millions U.S. dollars from agencies ranging from governments in Singapore and China, industry in Japan, to universities in Europe. Technologies related to content distribution and management that he developed were also transferred successfully to industry. He was the program / general chair of WCW 2004, AWCC 2004, SOSE 2006, ICSOC 2009, SSC (in conjunction with APSCC) 2009, SIE (in conjunction of WI) 2010, EDOC 2011, EDOC 2012, CWI 2012, and KMBDA (in conjunction with BigData) 2013.


Can Wang, Postdoctoral Fellow

canI am currently a postdoctoral fellow of CSIRO starting from December 2013. My research interests include data mining, machine learning and data analytics for behaviour informatics. I completed my PhD degree on computer science at the end of 2013 with the thesis entitled “Coupled Behavior Informatics: Modeling, Analysis and Learning”. My most recent research in CSIRO focuses on the machine-learning-as-a-service for behaviour informatics.


Grahame Rosolen, Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO


Grahame is a Principal Research Scientist and has worked on the assistive rehabilitation project. His other work includes developing electron microscopy equipment at the Australian Animal Health Laboratory to be operated remotely in order to enable staff to avoid contact with hazardous viruses; software analysis of sustainability data for CSIRO sites and implementation of systems to reduce energy consumption; and supervision and implementation of multiple scientific instrumentation design and development projects and imaging research. This work has involved developing advanced electron beam lithography equipment and exploring novel applications in the area of nanotechnology.


David Rozado, Lecturer at Otago Polytechnic

davidDavid Rozado has a background in Bioinformatics and Computer Science. He has worked for several years in the fields of gaze interaction, psychophysiology and Brain Computer Interfaces. He has supervised several student internships and bachelor thesis on the topics of human computer interaction. During his Post Doc at CSIRO he started studying the role of pupilometry (changes in pupil diameter) to improve the accuracy of a traditional EEG_based brain computer interface. He continues his work on Brain Computer Interfaces as a CSIRO visiting research scientist. As a lecturer at Otago Polytechnic he now oversees several final year student projects providing technical guidance for the successful completion of the projects.



Alexandra Sneddon, Summer Vacation Student, University of Sydney

Alex worked with us from November 2016 to February 2017 on her summer vacation project titled ‘Speech disorder screening for young children’

Liroy Lourenco, Summer Vacation Student, RMIT

Liroy worked with us from November 2016 to February 2017 on his summer vacation project titled ‘Workload Analysis Toolkit’

Lauren Ward, Summer Vacation Student, Intern and Industrial Trainee, University of  Tasmania

Lauren worked with us from 2014 to 2016, completing two summer internships and continuing on as intern and industrial trainee working on the mobile speech assessment project.

Alessandro Stefani, Summer Vacation Student, RMIT

Alesandro worked with us from November 2015 to February 2016 on his summer vacation project titled ‘Speech pathology screening and decision support system’

Madeleine Cochrane, Summer Vacation Student, Swinbourne University of Technology

Madeleine worked with us from November 2015 to February 2016 on her summer vacation project titled ‘Robotics, Brain Computer Interface and Eye-tracking for assistive rehabilitation’

Matthew Keep, Honours student, University of Tasmania

Matthew worked with us in 2015 on his honours project: ‘Phonemic analysis and segmentation for screening of developing speech and language disorders’

Holly Hutson, Summer Vacation Student, Queensland University of Technology

Holly worked with us from November 2015 to February 2016 on her summer vacation project entitled ‘Augmented Visual Analytics’.

Kaiyuan Yang, Summer Vacation Student, University of Tasmania

Kaiyuan worked with us from November 2015 to February 2016 on her summer vacation project entitled ‘Apiology Ontology Design’.

Nathan Jombwe, Summer Vacation Student, Curtin University

Nathan worked with us from November 2015 to February 2016 on his summer vacation project entitled ‘Autonomous Visual Analytics’.

Jason Niu,Summer Vacation Student, University of Tasmania

Jason worked with us from November 2014 to February 2015 on his summer vacation project titled ‘FaceSwitch – Low-Cost Accessibility Software for Computer Control Combining Gaze Interaction and Face Gestures’

Daniel Abramovici, Summer Vacation Student,Escola Politécnica da USP São Paulo, Brazil

Daniel worked with us from November 2013 to February 2014 on her summer vacation project titled ‘Towards reactive augmented reality exposure treatment’