Dr Tao (Kevin) Huang
Principal Researcher / PhD Supervisor / IEEE Senior Member
Dr Huang received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) from The University of New South Wales, advised by Professor Jinhong Yuan. He received a master's degree in Sensor System Signal Processing from The University of Adelaide. He received a bachelor's degree in Electronics Information and Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Dr Huang received the Australian Postgraduate Award and Engineering Research Award at The University of New South Wales. Dr Huang was an Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellow supported by the Department of Education, Australian Government. He was a visiting researcher at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was a research associate at the University of New South Wales and a postdoctoral research fellow (advised by Professor Wei Xiang) at James Cook University.
Before academia, Dr Huang has been working in the industry for over six years. He held various positions such as senior software engineer, senior data scientist, project team lead and technical authority. Star projects include Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro development, Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System development, and Global Broadband Area Network Modem development.
Currently, Dr Huang is a continuing lecturer (assistant professor) in Electronic Systems and IoT Engineering at James Cook University. In addition, he is the program coordinator for the Master of Engineering (Professional) (Internet of Things and Data Engineering), and the IEEE Cairns Student Branch Councillor for 2021. Dr Huang is a Senior Member of IEEE, a member of the IEEE Communication Society and a member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. He is a Topic Editor for MDPI Electronics journal.
Dr Huang's current research interests focus on Deep Learning, Smart Sensing, Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition, Future Wireless Communications, and IoT Security. If you are enthusiastic in these fields, and well self-motivated to pursue a PhD/MPhil degree, please see how to join us.
Thesis Project Supervision
Master of Engineering (Professional) (Internet of Things and Data Engineering)
Rajitha Anugu (2021 S1 - 2021 S2)
Raiyan Riyaz Talkhani (2021 S1 - 2021 S2)
Pavan Kondapalli (2021 S1 - 2021 S2)
Jayesh Sharma (2021 S1 - 2021 S2)
Athira Sasidharan (2021 S1 - 2021 S2) - Co-supervised with Dr Hanshe Lim
Bienvenido Jr Hiyas (2020 S2 - 2021 S1)
Dheeraj Krishna Rengaraj (2020 S2 - 2021 S2)
Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic Systems and IoT) and/or Bachelor of Science (Data Science) - Honors Thesis Project
Timothy Coulter (2021 S1 - 2021 S2)
Timothy Avice Du Buisson (2022 S1 - 2022 S2)
Yangyang Li (2022 S1 - 2022 S2)
Bachelor of Environmental Science - Honors Thesis Project
Angus Houston (2022 S1 - 2022 S2) - Advisor: Dr Jack Koci and Dr Tao Huang
2022 S2: CC5901: Low-Power and Wide-Area loT Communications Network (Level 5; CNS)
2022 S2: EE3700: Communications Systems Principles (Level 3: CNS)
2022 S1: CC5902 to XUT as IoT Technology
2022 S83: CC5902 - IoT Communication Systems (Online) - Coordinator Only
2022 S1: CC5501: Privacy and Security in IoT (Level 5; CNS)
2021 S85: CC5902 - IoT Communication Systems (Online) - Coordinator Only
2021 S81: CC5902 - IoT Communication Systems (Online) - Coordinator Only
2021 S2: CC5901: Low-Power and Wide-Area loT Communications Network (Level 5; CNS)
2021 S2: CC3910: Digital Communication Technologies (Level 3; CNS)
2021 S2: EE3700: Communications Systems Principles (Level 3; CNS)
2021 S1: CC5501: Privacy and Security in IoT (Level 5; CNS)
2020 S2: CC3910: Digital Communication Technologies (Level 3; CNS)
2020 S2: CC5901: Low-Power and Wide-Area loT Communications Network (Level 5; CNS)
2020 S2: EE2300: Electronics 1 (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
2020 S1: CC5501: Privacy and Security in IoT (Level 5; CNS)
2019 S2: CC5901: Low-Power and Wide-Area loT Communications Network (Level 5; CNS)
2018 S2: CC3910: Digital Communication Technologies (Level 3; CNS)
2022: TPC Member: Workshop for Digital-twin-assisted AI for 6G Wireless Networking, 2022 IEEE 95th Vehicular Technology Conference.
2022: TPC Member: 2023 International Conference on Automation Engineering and Intelligent Control.
2022: TPC Member: 2022 IEEE International Conference on Space-Air-Ground Computing.
2022: TPC Member: 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC).
2022: TPC Member: 2022 IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications; (2022 IEEE TrustCOM)
2022: Program Vice-Chair for the 25th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (2022 IEEE CSE).
2022: Young Professionals Affinity Group Chair, IEEE Northern Australia Section (Cairns)
2022: Communication Society Chapter Vice-Chair, IEEE Northern Australia Section (Cairns)
2022: Robotics Competition Committee Member, IEEE Region 10 (Asia Pacific) (Cairns)
2022: TPC Member: 2022 IEEE COINS - Circuits and Systems Designs for Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things track.
2022: TPC Member: 2022 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC): Cognitive Radio and AI-Enabled Networks
2021: TPC Member: IEEE International Conference on Space-Air-Ground Computing.
2021: Founding member of IEEE SIG on AI Empowered Internet of Vehicles https://cn.committees.comsoc.org/special-interest-groups-sigs/sig-on-ai-empowered-internet-of-vehicles/.
2021: Program Committee: The 20th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in computing and communications (TrustCom 2021), 18-20 August, 2021, Shenyang, China.
2021: IEEE Cairns Student Branch Councillor for 2021.
2021: Topic Editor: MDPI Electronics, since April 2021.
2019: TPC Co-Chair: The 4th EAI International Conference on Smart Grid and Innovative Frontiers in Telecommunications, Beijing, 21-22 December 2019.
2019: Local Chair: The 13th International Conference on Provable and Practical Security, Cairns, 1-4 October 2019.
ARC Discovery Project
ARC Discovery Linkage Project
ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking
IEEE Transaction on Communications
IEEE Transaction on Wireless Communications
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing
IEEE Internet of Things Journal
IEEE Sensors Journal
IEEE Communications Letters
IEEE Signal Processing Letters
IEEE Network Magazine
MDPI Applied Sciences
ELSEVIER Physical Communication
IEEE GLOBECOM 2021
Nov. 2022 - Associate Editor, IET Communications Journal.
Nov. 2022 - Topical Advisory Panel Members for ‘Networks’ of MDPI Electronics.
Dr Stephanie Baker, Dr Euijoon Ahn, Dr Tao Huang, Dr Bronson Philippa, Prof Caryn West, Mr Christopher Rouen. Project: Fusion of wearable and environmental sensors for remote monitoring of health and well-being in elderly populations.NARDHC Seed Funding Scheme, AUD $49,995, 2023.
Professor Wei Xiang; Professor Yi-Ping Phoebe Chen; Dr Tao Huang; Dr Peng Cheng; Dr Tran Khoa Phan; Professor Lajos Hanzo, Project: Low-cost Sensing Methods and Hybrid Learning Models, Funded by: ARC Discovery Project, Funding amount: $450,000 for 3 years. Summary: This project aims to revolutionise the theory and practice of sensing and monitoring by developing novel Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things technologies. This project expects to generate new knowledge in the area of Artificial Intelligence of Things by combining sensing, machine learning, and big data analytics. Expected outcomes of this project include novel low-cost sensing methods and new hybrid machine learning models for predictive sensory data analytics. This should provide significant benefits, such as substantially reduced operating and service costs and improved accuracy for real-time monitoring in the fields where cheap-to-implement and easy-to-service monitoring systems over large geographical areas are imperative.
Dr. Jusak Jusak (JCUS), Dr. Tao Huang (JCUA), and Dr. Steven Kerrison(JCUS), Project: Lightweight Blockchain Development for Healthcare IoT, successfully funded ($4911.12) under the JCUS-JCUA Cross-Campus Collaboration Grant Scheme, 2022.
Tao Huang, Jason Holdsworth, “Design low-cost computer-vision-based discharge sensing technology,” James Cook University, $79,500, May 2020 – Dec. 2021.
Wei Xiang, Tao Huang, Lei Lei, and Mostafa Rahimi Azghadi, “Internet of Things and Big Data Analytics for Cairns Marine,” Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Innovations Connections Program, $103,109, May 2019 - May 2020.
Wei Xiang, Hanshe Lim, Niels Munksgaard, Lynne Powell, and Tao Huang, “Improving the water quality of the Great Barrier Reef through the use of smart sensors and the IoT,” Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, $360,146, Jan. 2018 - June 2019.
Tao Huang, “Improving the throughput of the wireless data link in Australia rural area”, Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship, Australian Government Department of Education, $24,500, Apr. 2014 - Sept. 2014.
Invited Seminar and Teaching
12 October 2022 – Dr Huang gives a talk in TESS Seminar with the title “Interested in adopting AI in your domain research but lacking labeled data? An introduction to contrastive learning.”
5 July 2021 ~ 16 July 2021 Dr Huang is invited to participate in Sichuan University’s 2021 International Course Week and conduct an online subject in machine learning and its application in IoT systems.
17 Mar. 2020, NZHS Technical Workshop for The Future of Surface Velocity Measurement, Tauranga, New Zealand. Organised by the New Zealand Hydrological Society. 17th~20th March 2020. Presentation: Automating STIV measurements.
29 Oct. 2019, STIV Data Processing Training Workshop, Cairns, QLD. Organised by Department of Nature Resources, Mines, and Energy, Queensland Government. Presentation: Application of low-cost real-time computer vision learning-based water discharge sensing system.
4 Dec. 2019, Towards a Real-Time Water Quality Monitoring Community of Practice Workshop, Cairns, QLD. Organised by CSIRO. Presentation: Real-time water quality monitoring at the Saltwater Creek and low-cost real-time computer vision learning-based water discharge sensing system.
2022 - JCU Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning for creating an innovative and student-focused curriculum and culture of learning that provides engineering students with job-ready skills in electronics and the Internet of Things
2022 - First place winner for the APAC region in the IEEE ComSoc Internet for All competition
Australian Postgraduate Award, University of New South Wales, 2010 - 2014.
Engineering Research Award, University of New South Wales, 2010 - 2014.
Postgraduate Research Student Support Conference Travel Grant, University of New South Wales, 2011.
Best Academic Paper Award, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, 2011.
Golden Key International Honour Society Membership, The University of Adelaide, 2007.
Excellent Graduate Award, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2003.
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, 2002.
2014 - Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellow, awarded by Department of Education, Australian Government.