Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am available to supervise students in the areas of:

Human-Computer Interaction
Affective Computing
Ubiquitous Computing
Human-AI Interaction

Feel free to contact me to further discuss any details.

20142024

Research activity per year

Personal profile

Research interests

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Affective Computing
  • Context-Aware Systems
  • Human-AI Interaction

Biography

Benjamin is a Lecturer in the Embodied Visualisation Group at Monash.

Benjamin is researching ways to quantify and understand human emotions and cognition by combining methods from the fields of cognitive psychology and ubiquitous computing. He is specifically interested in deploying commodity devices (e.g., smartphones) in everyday settings to enable comprehensive long-term mental state assessments.
Through his research, Benjamin contributes to the design of new computing systems that adapt to their users, intervene, support information processing, and improve user experience and well-being.

Before joining Monash, Benjamin was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne from 2019 to 2022. He researched ways to quantify and understand human emotion and cognition as well as Human-AI Interaction.

Benjamin received his PhD ("Cognitive State Assessments through Monitoring Physiological Signals on the Face") in March 2019 from Keio University, Japan.

Supervision interests

I am available to supervise students in the areas of:

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Affective Computing
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Human-AI Interaction

I am looking specifically for candidates with expertise in any or several of the following fields:

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Psychology
  • Cognitive Science

Feel free to contact me to further discuss any details. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Human-Computer Interaction, Ph.D., Keio University

Award Date: 28 Mar 2019

Media Design, M.A., Keio University

Award Date: 27 Mar 2014

English Language and Literature, B.A., Freie Universität Berlin (Free University of Berlin)

Award Date: 30 Sept 2009

External positions

Honorary Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

18 Nov 2022 → …

Associate Lecturer, University of Melbourne

1 Jan 202031 Dec 2020

Postdcotroal Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

23 May 201917 Nov 2022

Associate Researcher, Keio University

1 May 2019 → …

Associate Researcher, Osaka Metropolitan University

1 May 2019 → …

Research Assistant, Osaka Prefecture University

1 Oct 201831 Mar 2019

Chief Production Officer, Co-Founder, P9 Productions Ltd

1 Jun 201831 Aug 2020

Research Assistant, Agency for Cultural Affairs (Japan)

1 Jan 201831 Aug 2018

Research Assistant, Keio University

1 Dec 201630 Sept 2018

Research area keywords

  • Affective Computing
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Emotion
  • Cognition
  • Human-AI Interaction

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