Dr Ronald Schroeter

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PhD (Queensland University of Technology)

Dr Ronald Schroeter completed his PhD at the Urban Informatics Research Lab, QUT, in 2012, during which he developed the award-winning “Discussions In Space,” a fun, fast-paced, short-text platform for public urban screens and mobile phones that facilitates public civic engagement, collective expression and public discourse among (particularly young) local citizens.

He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q), QUT (Brisbane, Australia). His research focus is the design of innovative driving experiences that make transport by car or bike more fun and safe. This work allows him to embrace multidisciplinary research across HCI/HMI, psychology and road safety.

He has led and won several ARC competitive grants, including a prestigious Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA), an ARC Discovery on intention awareness in autonomous cars, and an ARC Linkage with industry partners where he explores using Augmented Reality to influence driver states. He currently leads all HMI related activities of the iMove project No:1-002 “Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) Pilot – Field Operational Test (FOT) and Evaluation”. Lastly, he’s a regular active program committee member and co-chair in various roles at the International ACM Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications.

Projects

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Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2019
Details
Diversity and Inclusion Chair of AutomotiveUI 2019, the ACM International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, which is the premier forum for UI research in the automotive domain. In this newly created role, due my international links, I foster the internationalisation of the AutoUI towards Australasia.
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2019
Details
Invited to serve as expert Associate Chair (AC) for the ACM SIGCHI'20 conference in the Subcommittee "User Experience and Usability". CHI is the most prestigious international Human Computer Interaction conference. The AC role is invitation only and critical to the review process, with a high workload that involves reviewing, inviting external reviewers, summarising meta-reviews, facilitating discussion amongst reviewers, encouraging author rebuttals, facilitating reviewer discussions again, making final recommendations, participating in the Program Committee (PC) meeting, and lastly, shepherding borderline papers towards acceptance.
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2019
Details
Guest editor of the special issue "Automotive User Interfaces" in Multimodal Technologies and Interaction (ISSN 2414-4088)
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2018
Details
Work-In-Progress Chair of AutomotiveUI 2018, the ACM International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, which is the premier forum for UI research in the automotive domain.
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2018
Details
Invited and served as expert Associate Chair (AC) for the ACM SIGCHI'18 conference in the Subcommittee "Understanding People: Theory, Concepts, Methods". CHI is the most prestigious international Human Computer Interaction conference. The AC role is invitation only and critical to the review process, with a high workload that involves reviewing, inviting external reviewers, summarising meta-reviews, facilitating discussion amongst reviewers, encouraging author rebuttals, facilitating reviewer discussions again, making final recommendations, participating in the Program Committee (PC) meeting, and lastly, shepherding borderline papers towards acceptance.
Type
Recipient of an Australia Council Grant or Australia Council Fellowship
Reference year
2018
Details
CI of successful ARC Discovery grant (DP180103491), project title "Intention-Aware Cooperative Driving Behaviour Model for Automated Vehicles".
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2017
Details
CHI 2017 Best Paper Award for our paper "Designing Gamified Applications that Make Safe Driving More Engaging". The SIGCHI conference is the most highly ranked, competitive and prestigious conference in the field of Human Computer Interaction. The SIGCHI "Best of CHI" awards honor exceptional submissions to SIGCHI sponsored conferences. The Best Papers committee selected the top 1% of total submissions. The conference received over 2400 submissions and 24 were chosen for Best paper (97 were chosen for Honorable Mention)
Type
Fellowships
Reference year
2014
Details
The ARC DECRA is a prestigious grant valued around $395.000 given by the Australian Research Council to support early career researchers. It is highly competitive, with an average success rate of around 14%.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2013
Details
National iAward Merit Recipient in the the Research and Development category: "The merit recipient of the coveted Research & Development iAward was Ronald Schroeter, Urban Informatics Research Lab, QUT, for his PhD project Discussions in Space (DIS) which offers a method of engaging with residents or visitors in public spaces, such as city squares, shopping malls, train or bus stations and museums. It facilitates a public discussion and opinion forum through the installation of a large public screen, which passers-by can directly interact with using their mobile phone's SMS and/or Internet capabilities."
Title
Intention-Aware Cooperative Driving Behaviour Model for Automated Vehicles
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP180103491
Start year
2018
Keywords
Title
Engaging Augmented Reality on 3D Head Up Displays to Reduce Risky Driving
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP150100979
Start year
2016
Keywords
Title
Risky Gadgets to the Rescue: Designing Personal Ubicomp Devices to Foster Safer Driving Behaviours in Young Males
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DE140101542
Start year
2014
Keywords
In-car technologies; Human-Computer Interaction; Interaction Design