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Dr Douglas Chai

Edith Cowan College

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5874, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO23.348
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5874
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO23.348  


Douglas is a Senior Lecturer in Engineering within the School of Engineering.


  • PhD, The University of Western Australia.


Recent Research Grants

  • Image recognition of fruits and vegetables for supermarket point of sale systems,  The Higher Education Commission,Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,  HEC Scholarship,  2017 - 2021,  $76,000.
  • A Skin Detection Micro-Sensor for Face Identification using Color and Stereo Information,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Discovery Projects,  2004 - 2006,  $4,384.
  • Advanced Capture, Analysis and Compression of Facial Images,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Discovery Projects,  2003 - 2006,  $213,462.
  • Visual information processing,  Edith Cowan University,  Scholarship - Post Doctoral,  1999 - 2003,  $99,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Tan, KT., Chai, D., Kato, H., Ong, S., (2012), Designing a color barcode for mobile applications. IEEE Pervasive Computing, 11(2), 50-55, United States, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/MPRV.2010.67.

Conference Publications

  • Alomran, M., Chai, D., (2017), Feature-based panoramic image stitching. Proceedings of the International Conference on Control, Automatic, Robotics and Vision, 1-6.
  • Chai, D., (2016), Automated Marking of Printed Multiple Choice Answer Sheets. Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE), 145-149, Red Hook, USA, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., DOI: 10.1109/TALE.2016.7851785.
  • Tan, A., Chai, D., (2012), Improving mobile color 2D-barcode JPEG image readability using DCT coefficient distributions. Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Audio Language and Image Processing, 123-128, China, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/ICALIP.2012.6376598.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A High Data Capacity Barcode For Mobile Phones
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Adaptive Optics Aberrormeter And Wavefront Corrector Using A Twisted-nematic Liquid-crystal On Silicon Chip

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Design And Analysis Of High Speed Optical Correlators For Multiwavelength Optical Header Recognition And Optical Code Division Multiple Access

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  2d Barcodes For Mobile Devices.
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