Intelligence Informatics for Tropics

Intelligence Informatics for the Tropics

The intent of Intelligence Informatics for the Tropics (IIT) is to improve quality of life in the tropics through advanced IT and intelligence informatics. IIT works to - provide intelligent algorithmic solutions/models/methodologies/tools/software for application domains; - devise efficient and/or effective data processing algorithms for data intensive domains; - develop intelligent analysis solutions for large datasets; - optimise algorithmic solutions for domain specific problem.


  • Associate Professor Ickjai Lee, School of Business (IT), Cairns
  • Adjunct Associate Professor Bruce Litow, School of Business (IT), Townsville
  • Dr. Kyungmi (Joanne) Lee, School of Business (IT), Cairns
  • Dr. Jason Holdsworth, School of Business (IT), Cairns
  • Dr. Insu Song, School of Business (IT), Singapore
  • Dr. Yok Yen Nguwi, School of Business (IT), Singapore



  • Ickjai Lee, Enterprise Connect Project, "eCloud: environmental Cloud", 2012-2013
  • Ickjai Lee, Smart Futures Fund, "Always-connected, Always-aware, always-informed in Rural and Regional Australia: The Digital Homestead", 2012-2014, movie
  • Insu Song, Grand Challenges Explorations Grant, "Developing Early Child Health Intervention Program Using Breathing Sound", 2011



  • Christopher Torpelund-Bruin, PhD, "Making Dumb Appliances Smart for Energy Consumption Reduction", principal advisor: Ickjai Lee
  • Ye (Kris) Wang, PhD, "Geovisual Analytics of Dynamic Higher Order Information", principal advisor: Ickjai Lee
  • Nazir Mohamed, PhD, "Smart eCommerce in Virtual World", principal advisor: Kyungmi Lee
  • Guochen Cai, PhD, "Tourist Behaviour Mining from Geo-tagged Photos", principal advisor: Kyungmi Lee
  • Dongzhi Zhang, Honours, "Efficient Interpolation for Smart Cities/Homes", principal advisor: Ickjai Lee
  • Adrian Shatte, Honours, "Library Augmented Reality System", principal advisor: Jason Holdsworth

Journal Publications (2012 onwards)

  • Insu Song, N. V. Marsh, "Anonymous Indexing of Health Conditions for a Similarity Measure", IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, Vol. 16(4): 737-744, 2012
  • Ickjai Lee, C. Torpelund-Bruin, "Geographic Knowledge Discovery from Web Map Segmentation through Generalized Voronoi Diagrams", Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 39(10): 9376-9388, 2012
  • Ickjai Lee, Y. Qu, and Kyungmi Lee, "Mining Qualitative Patterns in Spatial Cluster Analysis", Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 39(2): 1753-1762, 2012
  • P. Phillips and Ickjai Lee, "Mining Co-distribution Patterns for Large Crime Datasets", Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 39(14): 11556-11563, 2012
  • Ickjai Lee, C. Torpelund-Bruin, Kyungmi Lee, "Map Segmentation for Geospatial Data Mining through Generalized Higher-Order Voronoi Diagram with Sequential Scan Algorithms", Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 39(12): 11135-11148, 2012
  • Ickjai Lee and C. Torpelund-Bruin, "Market Area Analysis and Intelligence through Geoweb Map Segmentation", Cybernetics and Systems: An International Journal, Vol. 43(6): 445-458