Judy Kay is Professor of Computer Science.
She leads the
Human Centred Technology Research Cluster, one of three priority clusters in the Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Sydney.
Her own lab,
CHAI, Computer Human Adapted Interaction Research Group
aims to create new technologies
for human computer interaction (HCI).
Her personalisation research has created the Personis
user modelling framework.
This is a unified mechanism for keeping and managing people's long term personal data
from diverse sources.
This is the foundation for building personalised systems.
Personis models are distinctive in that they were designed to be scrutable,
because interfaces enable the user to scrutinise their user model and
personalisation processes based on it.
In learning contexts, she has created interfaces for
Open Learner Models
that make this personal data available in useful forms
for long term learning and self-monitoring.
Her interface research has created the Cruiser
Natural User Interaction (NIU) software framework.
This provides new ways for people to make use of
large interactive tabletops and wall displays.
By mining the digital footprints of such interaction,
this research is creating new ways for people to
learn to collaborate, and to learn and work more collaboratively.
She has extensive
in venues such as the conferences,
Computer Human Interaction (CHI),
User Modeling (UM, AH, UMAP)
and journals, such as
IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering,
International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education,
User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction,
Personal and Ubiquitous Computing,
Communications of the ACM,
Computer Science Education.
Invited keynote addresses include:
UM'94 User Modeling Conference, Boston, USA;
IJCAI'95 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Montreal, Canada;
ICCE'97, International Conference on Computers in Education, Kuching, Malaysia;
ITS'2000, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Montreal, Canada;
AH2006 Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems, Dublin, Ireland;
ITS'2008, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Montreal, Canada;
EC-TEL'2010, European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning,
C5'2012, International Conference on Creating,
Connecting and Collaborating through Computing, Playa Vista;
ICLS'12, International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Sydney,
LASI'13, Learning Analytics Summer Institute, co-organized by the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) and Stanford University,
ACM Multimedia 2015, Brisbane, Australia,
ACSW'16, Australian Computer Science Week, Canberra,
EDM 2016, Educational Data Mining< Raleigh, North Carolina.
Recent Conferences, special issues
2016 Mar, 14-18:
I participated in the PhD Forum, and a workshop panel on Future Smart Cities.
OzCHI - Melbourne.
ITS - Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces,
Ubicomp 2015, Osaka, Japan |
Papers due: 2 Mar 014 | PC Meeting: 16-17 May, CornellTech campus in New York City |
New Frontiers of Quantified Self Workshop -
2015-Jun-29 - 3 Jul,
UMAP 2015, Dublin, Ireland |
Workshop on Personalisation and Adaptation in Technology for Health, June 30
AIED 2015 |
4th Workshop on Intelligent
Support for Learning in Groups (ISLG) Mon 22 |
Les Contes du Mariage: Should AI stay married to ED? Mon pm 22 |
International Workshop on Affect, Meta-Affect, Data and Learning (AMADL 2015) Fri 26
Learning Analytics and Knowledge,
Poughkeepsie, New York |
Judy Kay and Gord McCalla
Special Issue on Coming of Age: Celebrating a Quarter Century of User
Modeling and Personalization
Learning at Scale
Australian Learning Analytics Summer Institute
2014 Oct 1:
Digitally Enhanced Reality: from Wearable Cognitive Assistance to Augmented
Memory Special Issue
Ubicomp2014, Seattle |
participation application |
Homesys 23 May
. in conjunction with Hypertext 2014 - Santiago, Chile |
Learning with MOOCs: A practitioner's workshop
22nd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization
7-11 July 2014, Aalborg, Denmark (deadline Feb 3) |
Project Synergy (UMAP ProS)
: Pervasive Displays
2014-Apr-26 - May 1:
CHI 2014 Toronto, Canada,
Deadline 18 Sep, 2013. |
Gesture-based Interaction Design |
Learning at scale |
Beyond QS |
Behavior Change Technologies
ACM Conference on
Learning at Scale Atlanta
Learning Analytics and Knowledge:
Australian Learning Analytics Summer Institute.
International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia,
ITS 2013 - Interactive
Tabletops and Surfaces
Activity Recognition for Interaction
Memphis, Tennessee |
Intelligent Support for Learning in Groups
UMAP2013 Rome |
(Apr 8) |
Lifelong User Modelling
2013-Apr 27 - May 2:
CHI 2013, Paris, France |
Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction
on Innovative Data Systems Research
Smart Services CRC Showcase
ITS 2012, Interactive
Tabletops and Surfaces,
UbiComp, Pittsburgh, USA.
Digital Ecosystems for Collaborative Learning
Ubiquitous User Modeling,
International Workshop at Haifa, Israel
EDM2012 Chania, Greece |
Newcastle, UK |
Designing Interactive Systems, Newcastle, UK |
Intelligent Tutoring Systems, (ITS 2012)
Crete, Deadline Jan 23
The International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
CHI Texas, Austin,
LBR deadline 9 Jan. |
Educational Interfaces, Softw
are, and Technology |
International Workshop on Interoperability of User Profiles
in Multi-Application Web Environments,
In conjunction with WWW2012, Lyon, France.
onalization (UP'2012) at IUI 2012.
Personal Information Management (PIM)
Seattle, WA: Deadline Nov 25.
Joint EPFL-USYD Workshop.
Talk: Overview of Computer-Human Adapted Interaction research: personalisation,
digital ecosystems, tabletops and lifelong, life-wide learning.
Australasian Computing Education Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
International Conference on Creating, Connecting and Collaborating
Playa Vista, CA
Computer Science Education: Innovation and Technology
Best Student Paper Award
2011-Nov-30..Dec-2: International eLearning Futures Conference
Sydney Computer Science Conventicle |
Improving Teaching Practice
ITS Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces Conference
Learning Technology Research Fest
- researchers and practitioners in the sciences and technologies of
University of Sydney - Israel Research Partnership Forum
Ubicomp, Beijing, China.
Usability and Educational Technology 2011
UMAP, Girona, Spain.
Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2011
4th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2011).
Best Student Paper - Roberto Martinez.
AIED, Canterbury, NZ.
International Conference on Interaction Design and Children
2011-May-16-17: Ubiquitous User Modeling Workshop, Haifa,
2011-May-07: CHI2011 |
Interaction Techniques and Devices |
Expanding and Enhancing interaction through Technology, Systems and
Learning Analytics & Knowledge
2010-Nov-07: ITS 2010
Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces 2010, Saarbrucken, Germany
2010-Nov-22: OzCHI, Brisbane
2010-Dec-06: MobiQuitous 2010
2011-Jan-17: ACE2011 Perth, Australia
10-Oct-01: EC-TEL 2010
10-Jul-19: SIGIR -
ITS2010, Pittsburgh |
UMAP 2010 |
HCSNet Workshop on Natural User Interfaces: Multitouch and Gestural Interactions
10-May-17: Pervasive 2010 -
Pervasive personalisation workshop
10-Apr-10: CHI2010 |
10-Feb-07: IUI Hong Kong
Smart Services CRC Inaugural Participants Conference
UbiSys 2009 System
Support for Ubiquitous Computing Workshop
UIC 09 Ubiquitous Intelligence and Com
UMAP Trento, Italy, 22-26 June |
Lifelong User Modelling
EDM Cordoba, Spain, 1-3 July 2009 |
09-07-06:SWEL with AIED.
09-05-21: IAC09 IT in Aged Care.
Pervasive'09 Nara, Japan.
09-03-03: Adaptive Training Technologies,
March 3 - 5
Wellington, New Zealand Jan 20 - 23
HAI'08 at IAT'08.
TUMAS-A 2008 at IAT'08.
08-12-08: ADCS'08 Hobart.
08-12-08: OZCHI 2008 Cairns
08-10-27: ICCE 2008 Taipei, Taiwan
08-11-02: ICT Building Lifelong Learning Companions
08-10-19: UIST 2008 Oct 19-22, Monterey, CA.
08-10-02: Tabletop 2008 Amsterdam
08-09-21: Ubicomp Seoul
08-09-06: ICER Sydney,
08-07-28: AH 2008 Hannover
08-06-23: ITS 2008 Montreal |
* SWEL'08 |
08-06-19: Pervasive 2008 Sydney |
DC CFP |
CAPC 2008 |
08-05-31: AVI 08
08-04-05: CHI 2008 Florence
08-01-13: UbiqUM'08 at IUI
08-01-22: ACE 2008 Wollongong
07-07-16: CSCL 2007 Rutgers.
07-10-10: Tabletop: Rhode Island
07-10-07: UIST 2007 Rhode Island
07-09-16: UbiComp 2007 Innsbruck, Austria
TKDE e-Learning Special Issue
07-06-25: UM 2007 Corfu, Greece |
07-07-09: AIED 2007 Jul 9-13
07-07-18: EDM at ICALT, Niigata, Japan
07-05-13: Pervasive Toronto, Ontario
07-04-28: CHI 2007 San Jose, USA
07-01-29: ACE 2007 Ballarat
07-01-28: IUI 2007 Hawaii, USA
06-10-15: UIST 2006 Montreux, Switzerland
06-09-17: UbiComp 2006 Orange County, CA
06-08-28: UBIQUM '06 Italy
06-05-07: Pervasive 2006 Dublin, Ireland.
06-06-26: ITS 2006 Taiwan
06-06-21: AH 2006 Dublin, Ireland
06-04-24: CHI 2006 Montreal, Canada.
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July 22-26, 2015: Panel Chair for AIED2015
AIED is the premier venue for researchers creating advanced technology for learning.
Mar 13, 2015: Keynote speaker: Health Literacy Research to Practice Forum
Health literacy and computer assisted technology and learning
at the Research to Practice Forum on Health Literacy
in partnership with the South East Sydney Local Health District,
Multicultural Health Unit.
held at Prince of Wales Hospital.
This talk will present an overview of a range of emerging technologies to support lifelong and life-wide learning.
These support core aspects of teaching, such as systematic definition of learning competencies, new ways to
deliver learning materials, support learners in achieving deep learning and in tracking learning. It will also
present some over the horizon approaches, such as ways to engage with public health messages, at interactive wall
interfaces in public.
Elizabeth F. Churchill blog
Scrupulous, Scrutable and Sumptuous: Personal Data Futures
"There's a gathering focus on "scrutable" user models — models that are transparent and inspectable, intelligible,
customer-centered, use-oriented, and built for long-term curation ... Issues like privacy, visibility, error correction, "wasted
data", and shared control of model building are key. Researchers Judith Kay and Bob Kummerfeld, ...
say that "scrutable user models are designed and implemented so that the user can study, or
scrutinize, the way she works, to determine what information the user model holds, the processes used to capture it, and the ways that it
July 9, 2014: Panelist for UMAP 2014, Aalborg, Denmark
22nd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalisation,
premier venue for personalisation research.
Panel on how the community will address challenges faced in the coming era of pervasive
July 7, 2014:
Invited keynote speaker at User Modeling and Personalisation Workshop
Held in conjunction with the annual
Project Synergy (UMAP ProS) Workshop
brought together participants from several International projects to
share experiences and directions.
Oct 2-3, 2013: Blended Learning for Engaged Enquiry
Sydney Teaching Colloquium, 2013
plenary talk in session:
What are the pedagogical opportunities provided by blended learning?.
Jun 3-8, 2013: VIVID Light at Seymour
As part of the
"As part of Vivid Sydney 2013, the Seymour Centre will showcase the best ideas from the brightest students
and researchers in light and technology from The University of Sydney.
The best in technology will also be on show in the Seymour foyers featuring interactive tabletops and
walls developed by the Computer Human Adapted Interaction (CHAI) Research Group at the University.
Tabletops work as giant tablet screens where people can explore combinations of images, documents, videos
and interactive maps and can "throw" an object from the table onto the wall to communicate and investigate
in a wholly new way."
Jun 3, 2013: VIVID Ideas
As part of the
Festival's Ideas Theme, a talk as part of the evening series of talks at
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, at Seymour Centre, University of Sydney, entitled:
"I'm not creative but...."
on the creative dimensions of
computer science and HCI
interaction designer for information interfaces in everyday environments,
April 26, 2013: Invited presentation at AIDA
Title: Lifelong learner modelling, harnessing pervasive technology for learning
Interdisciplinary Approach for Interactive Learning Environments,
a federation of laboratories:
LORIA UMR 7503 (Nancy/CNRS/INRIA University),
DIDIREM (Paris 7 University),
GET-INT , SIMBAD team (INT Evry),
Paragraphe , CRAC & LINC team,
LIP6, MOCAH team (Paris 6 University),
EDA (Paris 5 University)
Campus Jussieu, LIP6, Couloir 25-26, Salle 101 (salle Jean-Louis LauriC(re)
Apr 2, 2013: Human Centred Technology Workshop
Harnessing Unobtrusive Sensing
to Understand Human Behaviour for Lifelong Goals
workshop with presentations by invited keynote speaker:
Anind Dey, Carnegie Mellon University
with invited presentations by external speakers
Cecile Paris (CSIRO IT)
Pearl Pu (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, EPFL)
and from University of Sydney:
Adrian Bauman (Public Health)
James Curran, Judy Kay, Fabio Ramos, Kalina Yacef (IT)
Andy Dong (Civil Engineering)
Alistair McEwan, Abelardo Pardo (Electrical and Information Engineering)
Martin Tomitsch (Design & Planning).
Dec 5-6, 2012: Invited speaker at Smart Services CRC Showcase
Personal digital ecosystems and big personal data
at the Smart Services CRC
``Services: a new wave of thinking Showcase''.
at the Australian Technology Park, Sydney.
Oct 2012: Happiness, Health and Wellbeing @ Work Conference
Invited speaker for
Happiness, Health and Wellbeing @ Work Conference:
presents the latest research and strategies on workplace health and
The theme is
Health and Wellbeing at Work: Making a Difference and it will include a
range of experts from the field of Work and Health.
My talk is on
Innovative uses of IT to help people be healthier at work.
Jun 2012 -
Invited speaker for
Ubiquitous User Modeling (U2M'2012)
State of the art and
current challenges in Ubiquitous User Modeling
Jun 2012 - Pervasive
co-Programme Chair for
Pervasive 2012, co-editor for proceedings:
10th International Conference Pervasive 2012,
Kay, J.; Lukowicz, P.; Tokuda, H.; Olivier, P.; Kruger, A. (Eds.)
Newcastle, UK, 18 - 22 June, 2012.
Sep 2010 - EC-TEL 2010 Keynote
Opening Keynote at
Fifth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning,
28 September - 1 October.
Interviewed at the associated virtual conference
Europe's most important forum for ICT research and innovation,
in Brussels by The Centre for Social Innovation,
linking across over the globe, including Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin America.
Apr, Aug 2010:
Tabletop Computing Video
Presentation for the Smart Services CRC Showcase.
This demo showcases CHAI research on tabletop computing
enabling users to interact naturally for collaboration, learning, entertainment and
planning in different services industries.
(21st April, Sydney, presentation also at Showcase, 25th August, Brisbane).
Programme committee for Pervasive 2010,
The Eighth International Conference on Pervasive Computing
17-20 May 2010 - Helsinki, Finland.