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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? :-)

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Teaching

  • 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

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Services

IEEE

  • 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.

Membership

  • IEEE Senior Member

  • IEEE Communication Society Member

  • IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Member

  • IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Member


Associate Editor

  • 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).


TPC Chair

  • 2019 the 4th EAI International Conference on Smart Grid and Innovative Frontiers in Telecommunications, Beijing, 21-22 December 2019.


Local Chair

  • 2019 the 13th International Conference on Provable and Practical Security, Cairns, 1-4 October 2019.


Program Vice-Chair 

  • 2022 the 25th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (2022 IEEE CSE)


TPC Member

  • 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.


Reviewer

  • Ph.D. Thesis

  • 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

  • IEEE Access

  • MDPI Sensors

  • MDPI Applied Sciences

  • MDPI Electronics

  • MDPI Energies

  • MDPI Telecom

  • MDPI Algorithms

  • MDPI Mathematics

  • MDPI Entropy

  • 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.

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Funding

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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.

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Awards

  • 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)

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Fellowship

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

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Certificates

  • ​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.

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