Pedram, Shiva

Associate Research Fellow

Overview


Shiva is an engineer and an early career researcher with a PhD in Computing and Information Technology. She has received her PhD in 2018 from University of Wollongong funded by SMART Scholarship and she holds a master’s degree, in Engineering Management, from University of Wollongong.

Shiva’s expertise is in User Experience (UX) and during her PhD focused on the impact of utilizing advance technologies such as virtual reality to train mines rescue brigades for dangerous and catastrophe situations. The outcome of her study have improved the quality of the training for mining industry by analyzing various aspects of the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Human and technology factors. She developed predictive and explanatory models to predict and explain the relationship between different factors. The generic frameworks she developed serve as a decision making tool to enhance the training strategy of the industry as a whole and aid managers in their decision making process. Her areas of expertise include strategy management, innovation and design management, virtual reality environments, simulation and modelling and data analysis.

Along with having experience as test engineer and simulation software operator, she has been teaching and tutoring several management, computer networking, telecommunication engineering, and simulation subjects within the University of Wollongong.

Research Overview


  • My research focuses on the use of new technologies to propose innovative solutions to industries for their problems and then more specifically focusing on technology adoption and user experience. I have a particular research focuses on:

    • User Experience Research
    • User Centre Design Approaches
    • Cultural and individual factors of technology use,
    • Change process and innovation design.

    Current major projects include:

    • Analysing the usability of Virtual Reality (VR) as a rehabilitation tool for workers in remote locations.
    • Investigating K12 students’ learning experience in VR learning environment.

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2018

    Published In
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science
    Volume
    10711
    Pages
    188 - 200
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2017

    Published In
    International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: HCI International 2017 - Posters' and Extended Abstracts
    Pages
    555 - 561
    2016

    Published In
    Proceedings of the 2016 Coal Operators' Conference
    Pages
    433 - 442
    2014

    Published In
    Proceedings of the International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure, 1 - 4 October 2013
    Pages
    1 - 9
    2014

    Published In
    13th International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation, MAS 2014
    Pages
    60 - 64
    2013

    Published In
    MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation
    Pages
    64 - 70

Keywords


  • SIMULATION AND MODELLING, VIRTUAL REALITY AND RELATED SIMULATION

Research Overview


  • My research focuses on the use of new technologies to propose innovative solutions to industries for their problems and then more specifically focusing on technology adoption and user experience. I have a particular research focuses on:

    • User Experience Research
    • User Centre Design Approaches
    • Cultural and individual factors of technology use,
    • Change process and innovation design.

    Current major projects include:

    • Analysing the usability of Virtual Reality (VR) as a rehabilitation tool for workers in remote locations.
    • Investigating K12 students’ learning experience in VR learning environment.

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2018

    Published In
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science
    Volume
    10711
    Pages
    188 - 200
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2017

    Published In
    International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: HCI International 2017 - Posters' and Extended Abstracts
    Pages
    555 - 561
    2016

    Published In
    Proceedings of the 2016 Coal Operators' Conference
    Pages
    433 - 442
    2014

    Published In
    Proceedings of the International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure, 1 - 4 October 2013
    Pages
    1 - 9
    2014

    Published In
    13th International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation, MAS 2014
    Pages
    60 - 64
    2013

    Published In
    MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation
    Pages
    64 - 70

Keywords


  • SIMULATION AND MODELLING, VIRTUAL REALITY AND RELATED SIMULATION
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