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About Me

Dr Tao (Kevin) Huang received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) from The University of New South Wales (Supervised by Professor Jinhong Yuan, IEEE Fellow). He received his master's degree in Sensor System Signal Processing from The University of Adelaide, and he received his bachelor's degree in Electronics Information and Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Dr Huang received the Australian Postgraduate Awardand Engineering Research Award at The University of New South Wales. Dr Huang was an Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellow supported by the Australia Government Department of Education. He was a visiting researcher at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr Huang was a research associate worked with Professor Jinhong Yuan at the University of New South Wales, and he was a postdoctoral research fellow worked with Professor Wei Xiang at the James Cook University. Prior to academia, he held various positions in the industry such as senior software engineer, senior data scientist, project team lead and technical authority. 

Recent News

  • 20 June 2020 - Our recent collaboration with the Centre for IoT and Telecommunications, University of Sydney,  on "Deep Learning-based Techniques for Grant-Free Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access for B5G-IoT", will be presented at the AusCTW 2020
  • 10 June 2020 -  In the modern world, we have several key challenges, and longevity is one of them. Dr Huang is a member of the  CRC Longevity research team
  • 8 June 2020 - Check out the latest video we made for Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef for the Reef RADicals competition at reefradicals.org. Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef and James Cook University have joined forces to find our next generation of passionate and inspiring Reef RADicals. 
  • 4 June 2020 - Dr Huang together with Dr Holdsworth received the very first and competitive JCU's Sandpit to Seed (S2S) funding support to further develop an innovative commercialisation opportunity.
  • 17 March 2020 - Dr Huang's Webcast: Automating STIV measurements, presented at NZ Hydrological Society Technical Workshop. The outcome is the first IoT solution/prototype that developed for near-real-time automated discharge measurement.

Project 

Smart Catchments: Saltwater Creek (2018~2019)

Future Students

I am looking for potential research candidates with

  • good mathematical background,
  • demonstrated critical thinking ability and problem-solving skills, and
  • high self-motivation.

If you have all the pre-requisites mentioned above and also interested in working with me, then there are two phases of your application. If you not sure how to contact a potential supervisor, this link may help you.

Phase 1

In this phase, please send me the following documents:

  • detailed CV
  • your academic transcripts
  • list of publications (if any)
  • research proposal (if any)

I will evaluate your documents and give you feedback. If I agree to be your supervisor, then we can move to phase 2.

Phase 2

Please refer to the Graduate Research School website for more information about How to Apply and information about Scholarships. Note that JCU Scholarships for Higher Degree by Research Candidates are awarded annually on a competitive basis to the top-ranking applicants. Usually, the deadline for the application with scholarship is the end of September.

Note that Domestic Applicants means Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents, and New Zealand Citizens. International Applicants are all other applicants. For international applicants, please refer to the English language requirement and prepare the required documents.

If you are a student from China, you may consider applying the China Scholarship Council (CSC) funding to support your PhD study or visiting study.

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Teaching
  • CC3910: Digital Communication Technologies (Level 3; CNS)
  • CC5501: Privacy and Security in IoT (Level 5; CNS)
  • CC5901: Low-Power and Wide-Area loT Communications Network (Level 5; CNS)
  • EE2300: Electronics 1 (Level 2; CNS)
Interests
Professional
  • Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member of the Institute of Engineers Australia (IEA)
Research
  • Internet of Things
  • Wireless Communications
  • Machine-Learning
  • Big Data Analytics
  • IoT Privacy and Security
  • Edge/Cloud Computing
  • Image Processing
  • Coding and Information Theory
Experience
  • 2020 to present - Lecturer, James Cook University (Cairns)
  • 2018 to 2019 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, James Cook University (Cairns)
  • 2014 to 2015 - Research Associate, University of New South Wales (Sydney)
  • 2014 - Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellow, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
  • 2013 to 2014 - Research Assistant, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Honours
Awards
  • 2010 to 2014 - Engineering Research Award (University of New South Wales)
  • 2010 to 2014 - Australian Postgraduate Award (University of New South Wales)
  • 2011 - Postgraduate Research Student Support Conference Travel Grant (University of New South Wales)
  • 2011 - Best Academic Paper Award, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference. (University of New South Wales)
  • 2007 - Golden Key International Honour Society Membership (The University of Adelaide)
  • 2003 - Excellent Graduate Award (Huazhong University of Science and Technology)
  • 2002 - Single Subject Prize Award (Huazhong University of Science and Technology)
  • 2002 - Runner-up in the 2nd University Mathematical Modelling Contest (Huazhong University of Science and Technology)
Fellowships
  • 2014 - Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellow (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Publications

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Current Funding

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Department of Industry - Innovations Connections

Internet of Things and Big Data Analytics for Cairns Marine

Indicative Funding
$50,000 over 2 years (administered by Cairns Marine), in partnership with Cairns Marine Pty Ltd ($53,109)
Summary
This project will assist to analyse the large repository of data held by Cairns marine in relation to its full operations, i.e., from harvest to husbandry, inventory tracking and sales fulfilment. The physical systems currently in use at Cairns Marine are extensive and complex, involving a range of activities in Northern Australia, all activities on site (including R&D) in Cairns and full product (marine animals) stewardship to destination. A deep and informed understanding of data is required by the business to meet its growing global product commitments.
Investigators
Wei Xiang, Tao Huang, Lei Lei and Mostafa Rahimi Azghadi (College of Science & Engineering)
Keywords
Internet Of Things; big data analytics; marine data; Machine Learning

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