Nan Gao

Nan Gao
RMIT University | RMIT · School of Computer Science and Information Technology

Doctor of Philosophy

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Publications (20)
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Seating location in the classroom can affect student engagement, attention and academic performance by providing better visibility, improved movement, and participation in discussions. Existing studies typically explore how traditional seating arrangements (e.g. grouped tables or traditional rows) influence students' perceived engagement, without c...
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Notifications are one of the most prevailing mechanisms on smartphones and personal computers to convey timely and important information. Despite these benefits, smartphone notifications demand individuals' attention and can cause stress and frustration when delivered at inopportune timings. This paper investigates the effect of individuals' smartp...
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This paper introduces a database of 34 field-measured building occupant behavior datasets collected from 15 countries and 39 institutions across 10 climatic zones covering various building types in both commercial and residential sectors. This is a comprehensive global database about building occupant behavior. The database includes occupancy patte...
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We conducted a field study at a K-12 private school in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. The data capture contained two elements: First, a 5-month longitudinal field study In-Gauge using two outdoor weather stations, as well as indoor weather stations in 17 classrooms and temperature sensors on the vents of occupant-controlled room air-condition...
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Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) have shown remarkable success in producing realistic-looking images in the computer vision area. Recently, GAN-based techniques are shown to be promising for spatio-temporal-based applications such as trajectory prediction, events generation, and time-series data imputation. While several reviews for GANs in c...
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Seating location in the classroom can affect student engagement, involvement, attention and academic performance by providing better visibility, improved movement, and discussion participation. For example, sitting at the front of the classroom is a popular choice for students pursuing good academic performance. This research investigates how indiv...
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Inferring human mental state (e.g., emotion, depression, engagement) with sensing technology is one of the most valuable challenges in the affective computing area, which has a profound impact in all industries interacting with humans. The self-report survey is the most common way to quantify how people think, but prone to subjectivity and various...
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We conducted a field study at a K-12 private school in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. The data capture contained two elements: First, a 5-month longitudinal field study In-Gauge using two outdoor weather stations, as well as indoor weather stations in 17 classrooms and temperature sensors on the vents of occupant-controlled room air-condition...
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The HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system is an important part of a building, which constitutes up to 40% of building energy usage. The main purpose of HVAC, maintaining appropriate thermal comfort, is crucial for the best energy usage. Additionally, thermal comfort is also important for well-being, health, and work productivity....
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The study of student engagement has attracted growing interests to address problems such as low academic performance, disaffection, and high dropout rates. Existing approaches to measuring student engagement typically rely on survey-based instruments. While effective, those approaches are time-consuming and labour-intensive. Meanwhile, both the res...
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Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) have shown remarkable success in the computer vision area for producing realistic-looking images. Recently, GAN-based techniques are shown to be promising for spatiotemporal-based applications such as trajectory prediction, events generation and time-series data imputation. While several reviews for GANs in co...
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The study of student engagement has attracted growing interests to address problems such as low academic performance, disaffection, and high dropout rates. Existing approaches to measuring student engagement typically rely on survey-based instruments. While effective, those approaches are time-consuming and labour-intensive. Meanwhile, both the res...
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HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system is an important part of a building, which constitutes up to 40% of building energy usage. The main purpose of HVAC, maintaining appropriate thermal comfort, is crucial for the best utilisation of energy usage. Besides, thermal comfort is also crucial for well-being, health, and work productivi...
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Many new tools for improving the design and operation of buildings try to realize the potential of big data. In particular, data is an important element for occupant-centric design and operation as occupants’ presence and actions are affected by a high degree of uncertainty and, hence, are hard to model in general. For such research, data handling...
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Clustering big data often requires tremendous computational resources where cloud computing is undoubtedly one of the promising solutions. However, the computation cost in the cloud can be unexpectedly high if it cannot be managed properly. The long tail phenomenon has been observed widely in the big data clustering area, which indicates that the m...
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Call and messaging logs from mobile devices have been used to predict human personality traits successfully in recent years. However, the widely available accelerometer data is not yet utilized for this purpose. In this research, we explored some important features describing human physical activity intensity, used for the very first time to predic...
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Service selection is an important research problem in distributed service-based systems, which aims to select proper services to meet user requirements. A number of service selection approaches has been proposed in recent years. Most of them, however, overlook quality-of-service (QoS) correlations, which broadly exist in distributed service-based s...
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Call and messaging logs from mobile devices have been used to predict human personality traits successfully in recent years. However, the widely available accelerometer data is not yet utilized for this purpose. In this research, we explored some important features describing human physical activity intensity, used for the very first time to predic...

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