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Emerging Technologies and Innovation Capstone Project Report and Seminar

Charles Sturt University Subject Outline
ITC571 201560 SM I-2 July 2015-Version 1
ITC571 – Emerging Technologies and Innovation
Session 2 2015
Faculty of Business
School of Computing and Mathematics
Internal Mode
Subject Overview
This subject requires research and project work, at an advanced level, on a topic related to emerging
technologies and innovation. In the context of professional practice, students will draw upon prior
learning in their Masters course to execute an independent capstone project in a selected topic in
Information Technology.
Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, you should
be able to interpret and evaluate an overview of recent trends in emerging technologies and
be able to perform literature searches and critically analyse the literature in the chosen topic;
be able to critically reflect on and synthesize complex information, problems, concepts and
theories in the chosen topic;
be able to apply project management and information and communication technologies
(ICT) tools to plan, execute, record and present their research and project work as a capstone
be able to demonstrate advanced communication skills in transmitting their capstone
experiences and ideas.
Lecturer Details
Subject Coordinator
Rajasekaran Lakshmiganthan
To be advised.
To be advised.
Building/Room number
To be advised.
About your lecturer
Ather Saeed
Ather Saeed is the Course Coordinator for CSU (Networking Programs) at Study Centre Melbourne.
Currently pursuing his PhD (thesis titled “Fault-tolerance in the Healthcare Wireless Sensor
Networks”). He has a Masters in Information Technology & Graduate Diploma ( IT) from the
University of Queensland, Master of Computer Science (Canadian Institute of Graduate Studies). He
has been involved in the tertiary education since 1999 (prior to joining CSU, he was the Course
Coordinator at Federation University for IT Program) and has published several research papers in
Journals, International conferences (held in USA, UK and Germany). His hobbies include reading,
playing basket-ball and Chess.
Malka Halgamuge
Dr Malka N. Halgamuge is a Research Fellow / Scientist in the Department of Electrical and
Charles Sturt University Subject Outline
ITC571 201560 SM I-2 July 2015-Version 1
Electronic Engineering of University of Melbourne. She obtained her PhD from the same department.
She is an Adjunct Lecturer at Charles Sturt University, Australia. She also works as Electro Magnetic
Radiation (EMR) Consultant since January 2014 (radiation hazards (RADHAZ) safety measurement
and assessment). She has published more than 55 articles attracting over 400 Citations. She is listed
among the Most Cited Scientists by ISI’s Essential Science Indicators (Since May 2014). She currently
co-supervises a group of 4 PhD students and she has co-supervised 1 PhD student to completion
(2013) at the University of Melbourne. She has awarded the (i) Australia-China Young Scientist
Fellowship supported by the Commonwealth of Australia (2014), (ii) Dyason Fellowship to undertake
research at Department of Epidemiology, University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles, USA (2013),
(iii) Early Career Researcher (ECR) Award from 60th Anniversary of the Alexander von Humboldt
Foundation (2014). Two of the papers she has co-authored with her PhD students received the “Best
Paper Award” (2012) and “Best Student Paper Award” (2011). She was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s
Engagement Award (2010) and Vice-Chancellor’s Knowledge Transfer Award (2008) for her research
at the University of Melbourne. She was awarded the Solander Fellowship for research collaboration
with the Departments of Neurosurgery and Radiation Physics, Lund University, in 2007 and 2008. She
was among the short listed applicants for both 2009 and 2010 “LOreal Australia for Women in Science
Fellowship”, out of over 200 female scientists applied in Australia.
Learning, Teaching and Support Strategies
Class times and location
Lecture 1: Wednesdays 5.00pm-8.00pm, Room 4.11 & 4.12
Lecture 2: Tuesdays 9.00am-12.00pm, Room 2.11 & 2.12
Lecture 3: Tuesdays 1.00pm-4.00pm, Room 2.11 & 2.12
Compusory workshop or Residential School
There is no residential school for this subject.
How to contact your lecturer
Any questions concerning the teaching of this subject can be made by contacting your Subject

Please send a brief message regarding the issue and include the subject
Email is the best option.
name and code in your email –it really helps to know which class you belong to, before I respond to
your query. If you prefer to phone me that is fine, but please leave a message if I am not there at the
time – I will give you a call back as soon as I can.
How you are expected to engage with the subject
All of your subject materials are available on the Interact site under the Topics link in the left hand
side menu. I suggest that for each topic you read the learning objectives carefully, read the overview,
have a quick skim of the text and then watch the interactive tutorial. Once you have got a feel for what
the topic is about try and make a good set of notes under each of the topic review questions in that
topic. However, this subject is a research based subject.
In this subject there are also lots of opportunities for you to engage with me, with your peers and with
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