Doctoral Academy 2018

Sixteen students are members of our 2018 Doctoral Academy. The students come from a diverse range of disciplines across the University of Melbourne and are united in their connection to the questions, challenges and opportunities facing the networked society.

The Doctoral Academy is convened by Robbie Fordyce an Institute PhD Top-up scholarship recipient who has submitted his thesis for examination that addresses and accounts for a gap in the work of "post-autonomist” theorists of globalisation.

Members

Nicholas Akinyokun

Nicholas Akinyokun

School of Computing and Information Systems

My research interests are focused around secure electronic voting, with a particular interest in verifiable voter registration and authentication.


Lisa Archbold

Lisa Archbold

Melbourne Law School

Lisa researches primarily in the field of privacy law and technology, focusing on children’s rights. Her research examines to what extent the Australian legal framework equipped to protect the data privacy interests of children and young people, considering society’s increased use of social media and technology, and the amount of data that is being collected.


Jocelyn Bardot

Cultural Studies, School of Culture and Communication

Jocelyn’s research explores historical networks of global museum exchange practices to understand how Aboriginal Australian cultural items have been collected and dispersed around the world.


Sukarna Barua

Sukarna Barua

School of Computing and Information Systems

Sukarna's research interests include investigating algorithms for handling imbalanced machine learning data sets, and designing better generative models, in particular, with a focus on generative adversarial networks.


Ishita Chatterjee

Ishita Chatterjee

Melbourne School of Design, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning

Ishita is exploring the morphological characteristics of informal settlements by studying its formation process and identifying the socio-political and topographical factors that influence it.


Anjalee de Silva

Anjalee de Silva

Melbourne Law School

Anjalee's research interests include free speech and media law, public law, and critical legal theories, and her doctoral research examines significant manifestations of vilifying speech directed at and about women, as well as the role of law in deterring, regulating, and mitigating such speech.


Dmitry Grebenyuk

Dmitry Grebenyuk

School of Computing and Information Systems

Dmitry's research interests focus on developing new AI algorithms and AI applications to autonomous agents, robots, drones, self-driving cars and computer games.


Cristina Guarrella

Cristina Guarrella

Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Cristina’s research interests include early childhood science education, the role of social media in teacher professional learning and measuring the impact of science interventions on children’s learning outcomes.


Fernando Judaro

Fernando Judaro

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

My research interests focus on the management complexity of the Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) by using a software-defined networking approach.


Maria Kamal

Maria Kamal

Media and Communications, School of Culture and Communication

My research interests include digital media, communication technologies, visual culture, online communities and memorialisation.
Tim Kariotis

Timothy Kariotis

Department of General Practice

Timothy is interested in the role of information continuity in facilitating participatory, person-centred, integrated care for people with a lived experience of severe mental illness.


Wendy Li

Wendy Li

School of Culture and Communication

Wendy 's research focuses on civic capacity and identity in everyday political engagement in the field of global public communication and, increasingly, issues related to youth communication, climate change, and global risk politics.


Isabel Fangyi Lu

Isabel Fangyi Lu

School of Culture and Communication

Researcher for ARC project “Arts Precinct, Cultural Participation in Networked Public Space” hosted in Research Unit in Public Cultures (RUPC), University of Melbourne. Isabel is interested in media philosophy (phenomenology and mythology), public culture in networked public space. Current case study Federation Square in Melbourne.


Melina Mellos

Melina Mallos

Melbourne Graduate School of Education

I am interested in cultural sustainability. My research focuses on immigrant children/youth and how digital media and technology can impact nostalgia, belonging and ethnic identity.


Mandy McKenzie

Mandy McKenzie

Department of General Practice

Mandy's research interests include domestic violence and the use of technology, and her current PhD study examines how friends respond to young women experiencing dating violence.


Nicholas Smith

Nick Smith

Interaction Design Lab, School of Computing and Information Systems

Nick's research looks at how people use technology to support creative work in team environments.