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Professor Antony Tang

Adjunct Professor


My main research interest is in software design reasoning for better decisions. Much research efforts in software development focus on the software artefacts instead of the people who create them. We lack understanding on how design decisions are made and how people's thinking influence design outcomes.  A set of requirements given to different designers would likely result in different outcomes, with some designs better than others. Why is there a difference and how can we improve design and development quality? We question if all design decisions are good enough. A deeper understanding of the process of design decisions can provide insights into improving decision making.  My research aim to help software architects and designers to better design, evaluate, trace and maintain complex systems.

Research interests

Internet of Things; Software Engineering

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Automated Software Engineering - 461201
  • Empirical Software Engineering - 461202

Teaching areas

Software Engineering


Also published as: Tang, Antony; Tang, A.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2017: Telescope Stage 2: Parasite Image Recognition, Filter enhancement, Visualisation of Design *; Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • 2014: Industrial Transformation Training Centre in Biodevices and Diagnostics *; ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centres
  • 2014: NICTA Victoria Software Systems *; NICTA ICT Australia Software Systems Research Group
  • 2008: Proactive vehicle communications demonstrator *; AutoCRC
  • 2008: Safe and reliable integration and deployment architectures for automotive software systems (Postgrad research scholarship) *; AutoCRC

* Chief Investigator

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