Project Topics

If you are interested in any of the following projects, please email Dr Patrick Pang (see the homepage for my email address) to discuss further. Please attach your recent academic results in your email.

Health Service Providers in the Participatory Health Era: Current Research and Future Opportunities

Master of Information Systems Research Project

This project looks at how health services providers (such as hospitals and pathologists) use social media and online technologies to work with patients. It will be a systematic literature review to understand the current research, and then you will have to critically propose how we can use the technologies better. This is a conventional research-typed project which is suitable for MIS/MIT students in the Health specialisation.
The Use of Online Information in Parenting: Current Status and Future Opportunities

Master of Information Systems Research Project

This project will explore how parents currently use online information for their parenting tasks. The findings can reflect the lack of such information and services missing from the healthcare system, and therefore provide opportunities for reforming health policies, provisioning new services and adopting technologies to improve parent’s wellbeing. This study will involve a systematic literature review to survey how and why parent use online information instead of other formal sources. Also you will need critically propose the possibilities for using technologies to address parents’ needs.
Deriving Topics from Twitter/Weibo Posts

Master Project

In this project you will identify topics hidden in a Twitter or Weibo dataset. You will have to do some research on the latest existing topic modelling or classification algorithms that are applicable on short text. Then, perform necessary data pre-processing and experiment both supervised and unsupervised algorithms on the dataset. This project is good for students who have knowledge in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing.
Web App for Timetable Scheduling

Master Project (Software Development)

This project is to build a web-based user interface for a timetable scheduling library called FET. There is an open-source library to arrange a timetable based on classroom, teacher and time constraints, but it is hard for lay-user to input such data. Your goal is to build a web app for entering the data for scheduling a timetable, so that a lay-user can perform the scheduling by themselves. You need to use Python and Django as the backend, however, we are open to any front-end technologies to make the interface professional.
Touch-based Book Exploration App

Master Project (Software Development)

You will need to build an app for lay-users to browse and explore books in a touch-based environment. This project consists of two parts. First of all, you will need to design a touch-based user interface (UI) for browsing books. We have data about books and would display related books adjacent to each other, but we haven't known yet the best UI for this. Next, you will need to implement this design in a touch-based environment. You can choose either implement this as a web app (e.g. HTML+CSS+JavaScript), or an iPad app.