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Tom Chandler is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of IT and coordinates the faculty's Interactive Media Major. Tom's research has focused upon the design and development of immersive simulations of the past, particularly the medieval Cambodian capital of Angkor. In the past three years, Tom has coordinated a small team of researchers at sensiLab to trial the evidence-based virtual reconstruction of the 12th century temple of Angkor Wat that simulates thousands of animated agents moving to, from and around the complex. The techniques and procedures involved in developing digital visions of the past have been similarly applied to collaborative research in other domains, such as the simulation of train passenger crowding, quantifying ecological constraints on vision-based behaviour, and the visualisation of indigenous narratives in the Monash Country Lines Archive.

Research interests

3D Modelling and Simulation, Virtual Heritage, Digital Humanities, Virtual Reality, Archaeological and Historical Visualisation, 3D Animation

Supervision interests

3D Modelling and Simulation, Virtual Heritage, Digital Humanities, Virtual Reality, Archaeological and Historical Visualisation, 3D Animation

Monash teaching commitment

Dr Tom Chandler has experience as the Chief Examiner for the following units in the Faculty of IT:

  • FIT1033 Foundations of 3D
  • FIT1046 Interactive Media Foundations
  • FIT3169: Immersive environments 
  • FIT5204: Heritage informatics (Prato)

Tom coordinates the following units in the Faculty of IT's Interactive Media Major:

  • FIT3001: Advanced 3D
  • FIT3157: Advanced web design


  • 3D Animation
  • 3D Modelling
  • Angkor
  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Landscape Simulation
  • Virtual Heritage
  • Virtual Reality
  • Visualisation

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Projects 2007 2020

Quantifying environmental constraints on animal behaviour

Peters, R. & Chandler, T. T.


Project: Research

Collaborative Embodied Movement Design Network

Vincs, K., Nahavandi, S., Vetere, F., Thomas, B. H., Biggs, S., Creighton, D., de Lahunta, S., Armstrong, K., Nash, A., Gemeinbock, P., Chandler, T. T., Innocent, T., McCormick, J., Vincent, J. & Vincs, R.


Project: Other

Research Output 2006 2018

Integrating evolutionary biology with digital arts to quantify ecological constraints on vision-based behaviour

Bian , X., Chandler, T. T., Laird, W. T., Pinilla Angarita, A. V. & Peters, R. 1 Mar 2018 In : Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 9, 3, p. 544-559 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3D-stereoscopic immersive analytics projects at Monash University and University of Konstanz

Sommer, B., Barnes, D. G., Boyd, S., Chandler, T., Cordeil, M., Czauderna, T., Klapperstueck, M., Klein, K., Nguyen, T. D., Nim, H., Stephens, K., Vohl, D., Wang, S., Wilson, E., Zhu, Y., Li, J., McCormack, J., Marriott, K. & Schreiber, F. 2017 Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXVIII (SD&A 2017): 30 January - 1 February 2017, Burlingame, California, USA, part of IS&T's International Symposium on Electronic Imaging: Science and Technology [Proceedings]. Springfield VA USA: Society for Imaging Science and Technology, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Paper

Angkor Wat built in 3D to show living temple

Chandler, T. & Boyle, D. Apr 2017

Research output: Non-textual formAudio / Visual Recording

Simulating 24 hours at medieval Angkor Wat: A digital exhibition presented by Monash University library, March–June 2017, Hargrave-Andrew Library

Chandler, T., McKee, B., Wilson, E., Yeates, M., Ung, C., Stephens, K., Polkinghorne, M. & Fletcher, R. 2017

Research output: Non-textual formDigital Creative Work

Open Access

Activities 2016 2016

  • 1 Committees and working groups