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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 - expected to complete in 2022 S2)

  • Yangyang Li (2022 S1 - expected to complete in 2022 S2)

Bachelor of Environmental Science - Honors Thesis Project

  • Angus Houston (2022 S1 - expected to complete in 2022 S2) - Advisor: Dr Jack Koci and Dr Tao Huang

 

Teaching

  • 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 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 S81: CC5902 - IoT Communication Systems (Online) - Coordinator Only

  • 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) 

 

Service

  • 2022: TPC Member: 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC).

  • 2022: Program Vice-Chair for the 25th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (2022 IEEE CSE).

  • 2022: Young Professionals Representative, 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: Student Branch Councillor Cairns, IEEE Northern Australia Section (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: 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.

 

Reviewer

  • 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

  • IEEE Access

  • MDPI Sensors

  • MDPI Applied Sciences

  • MDPI Electronics

  • MDPI Telecom

  • ELSEVIER Physical Communication

  • IEEE GLOBECOM 2021

 

Editor

  • MDPI Electronics Journal - Topic Editor

 

Funding

 

Invited Seminar and Teaching

  • 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.

 

Awards

  • 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.

 

FellowShip

  • 2014 - Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellow, awarded by Department of Education, Australian Government.