Research Interests

Generally, I am interested in using technology to improve learning experiences and outcomes.  My research in has focused on improving student motivation, student engagement, and feedback.  Currently, I am particularly interested in gamification, persuasive system design, learning and data analytics, and emerging technologies.

Research Grants

 Year  Grant
 2015 RMIT 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
 2013 Greener Government Buildings (Victorian Government) ($165,000)
Powering future cities – information systems for shaping energy use.
Investigators: Alemayehu Molla, France Cheong, Christopher Cheong, Vanessa Cooper
 2011 RMIT 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
 2009 School 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
 2009 RMIT 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
 2008 RMIT 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

Candidate Thesis Title
 Supervisory Role
Justin Filippou  A Social Motivation Framework to Enhance Learning Using Gamification Techniques  Started 2013  Primary Supervisor
Le Cong Tru An operational risk management framework for the Vietnamese catfish industry Completed 2011  Second Supervisor
Fumei Weng Modeling student retention at Taiwanese higher education institutes Completed 2010  Second Supervisor
Kevin Leung Credit scoring using artificial immune systems Completed 2009  Second Supervisor


Master’s By Research Supervision

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


Honours Supervision

 Student  Thesis Title
 Status  Supervisory Role
 Tass Grigoriou Improving 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 education Completed 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

Program Committees

I have been a program committee member for the following conferences:

  • 2016 Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2016), to be held in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, 5-7 December 2016
  • 2016 European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2016), held in Istanbul, Turkey, 12-15 June 2016
  • 2013 Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2013), held on Jeju Island, Korea, 18-22 June 2013.
  • 2013 Informing Science + IT Education, held in Porto, Portugal, 30 June – 6 July 2013.
  • 2011 Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2011), held in Brisbane, Australia, 29 June – 2 July 2011.
  • 2011 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-43), held in Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii, 5-8 January 2010.
  • 2010 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2010), held in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, 12-15 December 2010.
  • 2010 Information Systems Educators Conference (ISECON 2010), held in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, 28-31 October 2010.
  • 2010 Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2010), held in Taipei, Taiwan, 9-12 July 2010.
  • 2009 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC2009), held in Norway, 18-21 May 2009.
  • 7th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS08), held in Estoril, Portugal, 12-16 May 2008.
  • 2007 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC2007), held in Singapore, 25-28 September 2007.