Research Interests

I am interested in intelligent agents and agent-oriented software engineering, in which my Ph.D. research was conducted. My Ph.D. research focuses on pragmatic design and implementation of flexible and robust interactions for intelligent agents.  I also have an interest in agent teamwork, on which my honours research was based. In the work, benchmark scenarios for collaborative agent development platforms were developed.

Given my computer science background, my general interests lie in the areas of artificial intelligence, intelligent agents, evolutionary computing, software engineering, mobile technologies, and modelling and simulation.  He is interested in applying these to various domains, including education.

My current research interest is focussed on technology (particularly mobile technologies) and education.

Research Projects

Refer to the TAD group's project page for a list of projects in which I am involved.

Research Grants

 Year Grant
 2015RMIT Learning and Teaching Investment Fund ($54,301)
Improving the Learning Experience by Better Understanding One's Own Learning Process
Investigators: Christopher Cheong, France Cheong, Buddhi Jayatilleke, Simon Duff
 2013Greener Government Buildings (Victorian Government) ($165,000)
Powering future cities - information systems for shaping energy use.
Investigators: Alemayehu Molla, France Cheong, Christopher Cheong, Vanessa Cooper 

 2011RMIT Learning and Teaching Investment Fund ($43,000)
Creating and evaluating interactive simulation models to engage students in industry-based courses
Investigators: France Cheong, Prem Chhetri, Christopher Cheong, Caroline Chan, Ferry Jie, Colin Arrowsmith, Tass Katsoulidis, and Jonathan Corcoran

 2009School of Business IT Seed Fund ($5,740)
Modelling Purchasing Behaviour of Customers of Virtual Goods
Investigators: France Cheong, Zijad Pita, Christopher Cheong , Leslie Young, and Brian Corbitt

 2009RMIT Business Research Grant Seed Fund ($14,980)
Investigating the current capabilities of the Victorian healthcare system to cope with pandemic outbreaks: A pilot study at the Austin Hospital emergency department
Investigators: France Cheong, Christopher Cheong , Brian Corbitt, David Taylor, Simon Judkins, and Paul Johnson

 2008RMIT Emerging Researcher Grant 2008-2009 ($18,500)
Investigating the System Workflow and use of Technology in the Emergency Department of a Victorian Hospital
Investigators: Say Yen Teoh and Christopher Cheong

Research Supervision

PhD Supervision

CandidateThesis Title
 Supervisory Role
Justin Filippou A Social Motivation Framework to Enhance Learning Using Gamification Techniques Started 2013 Primary Supervisor
Le Cong TruAn operational risk management framework for the Vietnamese catfish industry
Completed 2011 Second Supervisor
Fumei WengModeling student retention at Taiwanese higher education institutesCompleted 2010 Second Supervisor
Kevin LeungCredit scoring using artificial immune systemsCompleted 2009 Second Supervisor

Master's By Research Supervision

 Student Thesis Title
 Status Supervisory Role
 Tass GrigoriouAn Investigation of Information Spread on Online Social Networks Started 2015 Primary Supervisor

Honours Supervision

 Student Thesis Title
 Status Supervisory Role
 Tass GrigoriouImproving Student Learning Through Formative Feedback and Self-Evaluation Using Technology-Enhanced Learning  Completed 2014 Primary Supervisor
 Justin Filippou Developing a model for measuring student acceptance of "gamification" in educationCompleted 2012 Primary Supervisor
Raghav Tandon
An investigation of the effectiveness of social networking sites in higher education
RMIT News Article: Publication success for research student
Completed 2010 Primary Supervisor