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Student Profile: John Faichney

While Griffith University researcher John Faichney's picture of the world might be at a premium size-wise, he's having no trouble at all maintaining its clarity.

Just as well, when you consider that his Information Technology PhD project stands to reinvent the way people around the globe communicate. John and fellow academic Ruben Gonzalez have spent the past year fine-tuning the integration of face-to- face video conferencing into computers that sit comfortably in the palm of the user's hand, an innovation which already has two of the world's largest mobile telephone companies making the call to Griffith.

The Future of Technology

"This research aims to provide the first steps towards Dick Tracy-style, anywhere, anytime video conferencing on hand-held computers by using a combination of computer, mobile telephone and video technology," John says. With Nokia and NBC already indicating an interest in the project, the federally- funded Distributed Systems Technology Centre (DSTC) recently put up the dollars for a portion of the pair's research.

Improving Life

"I think it's important that technology improves our quality of life, and video conferencing, like the telephone,  brings people closer together, even though they may be physically apart." While his frame of reference is a bit smaller than some, John says his Bachelor of Information Technology degree and postgraduate studies at Griffith University have helped him focus on a number of career paths, one of which is eventually to own his own software company.

Mailing Address


Gold Coast Campus

Griffith University PMB50

Gold Coast Mail Centre

Qld 9726

Enquiries



Phone:

(+61 7) 555 28800

Domestic Students:

enquiry@griffith.edu.au

International Students:

guic@griffith.edu.au

Undergraduate students


Requests for undergraduate course information (for Australian citizens and residents only), email
enquiry@griffith.edu.au.

International students



For international student enquiries; for undergraduate coursework, postgraduate coursework and course information (but not MPhil or PhD) email guic@griffith.edu.au

Postgraduate students



Postgraduate coursework and Research Higher Degrees

email

postgrad@griffith.edu.au.

Mailing Address

Gold Coast Campus

Griffith University PMB50

Gold Coast Mail Centre

Qld 9726

Enquiries

Phone:

(+61 7) 555 28800

Domestic Students:

enquiry@griffith.edu.au

International Students:

guic@griffith.edu.au

Undergraduate students

Requests for undergraduate course information (for Australian citizens and residents only), email enquiry@griffith.edu.au.

International students

For international student enquiries; for undergraduate coursework, postgraduate coursework and course information (but not MPhil or PhD) email guic@griffith.edu.au



Postgraduate students

Postgraduate coursework and Research Higher Degrees

 email

postgrad@griffith.edu.au.