Dr Tao (Kevin) Huang
Principal Researcher / PhD Supervisor / IEEE Senior Member
Dr. Huang received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from The University of New South Wales (advised by Profesor Jinhong Yuan), Sydney, Australia. He received his M.Eng. in Sensor System Signal Processing from The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia. He received his B.Eng. in Electronics and Information Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.
Dr. Huang is an Electronic Systems and IoT Engineering lecturer at James Cook University, Cairns, Australia. In addition, he is the program coordinator for the Master of Engineering (Professional) (Internet of Things and Data Engineering). He was an Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellow, a visiting scholar at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (advised by Professor Xiaojun Yuan), a research associate at the University of New South Wales (advised by Professor Jinhong Yuan), and a postdoctoral research fellow at James Cook University (advised by Profesor Wei Xiang).
Before academia, Dr. Huang worked in the industry and held various positions, including 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.
Dr. Huang received the Australian Postgraduate Award and Engineering Research Award at The University of New South Wales. He received the Best Paper Award from the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, Cancun, Mexico, in 2011. He received the IEEE Outstanding Leadership Award in 2022. He received the 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 at James Cook University in 2022. He is a coinventor of one international patent on MIMO systems.
Dr. Huang is a member of the IEEE Communication Society, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, and IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. He serves as the MTT-S/COM Chapter Chair and Young Professionals Affinity Group Chair for the IEEE Northern Australia Section. Dr. Huang has served in several international conferences as TPC chair, program vice chair, local chair, and TPC member. Dr. Huang is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Open Journal of Communications Society, IEEE Access, and IET Communications. He is also a Topical Advisory Panel Member of MDPI Electronics.
Dr. Huang is interested in 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 Ph.D./MPhil degree, please see how to join us.
Cairns is a beautiful tropical city, and you can experience the amazing Great Barrier Reef here! A little secret, I didn't know how to swim before I came to Cairns. After I came to Cairns, I discovered that it is so easy to access swimming pools. So I decided to teach myself to swim by iteratively watching various Youtube videos and trying the movements in the pool. Guess what? I can do freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke now. Does this sound like a deep-learning process? :-)
2023 S81: CC5902 - IoT Communication Systems (Online) - Coordinator Only
2022 S2: CC5901: Low-Power and Wide-Area loT Communications Network (Level 5; CNS)
2022 S2: EE3700: Communications Systems Principles (Level 3: CNS) – Continue Subject Refreshment (Introduce Software Defined Radio)
2022 S1: CC5902 to XUT as IoT Technology – Subject Development
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– Subject Development
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) – Major Subject Refreshment
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) – Subject Refreshment
2020 S1: CC5501: Privacy and Security in IoT (Level 5; CNS) – Subject Development
2019 S2: CC5901: Low-Power and Wide-Area loT Communications Network (Level 5; CNS) – Subject Development
2018 S2: CC3910: Digital Communication Technologies (Level 3; CNS) – Subject Development
January 2023 – Present Region 10 Newsletter sub-Committee Member (Editor Role)
January 2022 – Present Young Professionals Affinity Group Chair, IEEE Northern Australia Section
January 2022 – Present Communication Society Chapter Vice Chair, IEEE Northern Australia Section
2022 Robotics Competition Committee Member, IEEE Region 10 (Asia Pacific)
2021 Student Branch Councillor Cairns, IEEE Northern Australia Section (Cairns)
2021 Founding member of IEEE SIG on AI Empowered Internet of Vehicles.
IEEE Senior Member
IEEE Communication Society Member
IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Member
IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Member
January 2023 - Present SINERGI Journal
January 2023 – Present IEEE Access
December 2022 – Present IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society
December 2022 – Present IET Communications Journal
Topical Advisory Panel Members
November 2022 – Present MDPI Electronics
Special Issue Editor
2021 - Lead editor of the special issue "Security and Privacy for Modern Wireless Communication System," in Electronics MDPI, focuses on addressing the emerging security and privacy issues for modern wireless communication networks. Guest editors Dr. Tao Huang, Dr. Shihao Yan (ECU), Prof. Guanglin Zhang (DHU), Prof. Li Sun (XJTU), Prof. Tsz Hon Yuen (HKU), Dr. YoHan Park (KMU), Prof. Changhoon Lee (SeoulTech).
2019 the 4th EAI International Conference on Smart Grid and Innovative Frontiers in Telecommunications, Beijing, 21-22 December 2019.
2019 the 13th International Conference on Provable and Practical Security, Cairns, 1-4 October 2019.
2022 the 25th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (2022 IEEE CSE)
2023 International Symposium on Automation, Mechanical and Design Engineering (SAMDE 2023), 8-10 December in Macau, China.
2023 IEEE INFOCOM IEEE INFOCOM AidTSP: International Workshop on AI-driven Trustworthy, Secure, and Privacy-Preserving Computing.
2023 International Conference on Automation Engineering and Intelligent Control.
2022 Workshop for Digital-twin-assisted AI for 6G Wireless Networking, IEEE 95th Vehicular Technology Conference.
2022 IEEE International Conference on Space-Air-Ground Computing.
2022 IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC).
2022 IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications; (2022 IEEE TrustCOM)
2022 IEEE Circuits and Systems Designs for Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things track (COINS).
2022 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC): Cognitive Radio and AI-Enabled Networks.
2021 The 20th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security, and Privacy in computing and communications (TrustCom 2021), 18-20 August 2021, Shenyang, China.
2021 IEEE International Conference on Space-Air-Ground Computing.
2020 IEEE International Conference on Space-Air-Ground Computing.
Australia Research Council Discovery Project applications
Australia Research Council Discovery Linkage Project applications
Australia Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award applications
Australia Research Council Early Career Industry Fellowships applications
Australia Research Council Mid-Career Industry Fellowships applications
Australia Research Council Future Fellowships applications
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
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
ELSEVIER International Journal of Forecasting
ELSEVIER Aerospace Science and Technology
Cybernetics and Systems
Frontiers of Energy Research
Frontiers of Computer Science
Other Volunteer Work
2012 Conference Supporter for IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, Sydney, Australia.
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 – IEEE Outstanding Leadership Award
2022 - 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 (James Cook University)
2022 – Advised PhD student, ICC Lab member, Umer Zia’s project “IoT-Enabled Smart Farming in Queensland” in the 2022 ComSoc Student Competition “Communications Technology Changing the World.” and received an Honorary Mention
2022 - First place winner for the APAC region in the IEEE ComSoc Internet for All competition.
2020 - Certificate of Appreciation for participation in the Workplace Learning Program from St Andrew's Catholic College, Redlynch Valley
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 - Runner-up in the 2nd University Mathematical Modelling Contest (Huazhong University of Science and Technology)
2002 - Single Subject Prize Award (Huazhong University of Science and Technology)
2014 - Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellow, awarded by Department of Education, Australian Government.
2019 Structuring Machine Learning Projects, Coursera.
2019 Improving Deep Neural Networks: Hyperparameter tuning, Regularization and Optimization, Coursera.
2019 Convolutional Neural Networks, Coursera.
2019 Sequence Models, Coursera.
2019 Deep Learning Specialization, Coursera.
2019 Neural Networks and Deep Learning, Coursera.
2019 Machine Learning, Coursera.
2012 Training for Sessional Teaching Staff in the Faculty of Engineering, UNSW.