Research overview: Human Centred Computing
My research takes a human-centred perspective of Computer Science to create
future computer systems.
It explores new ways for people to interact with their many computers
and the other devices in their personal digital ecosystem.
My vision is that we will carry personal devices that act as
an interface to a personal computational cloud.
This will support personalised interaction with our digital artifacts,
including those strewn across all the computers we use.
Some of these will be conventional desktops, others remote servers
and we will also use computers that are embedded in our environment.
We are working on new ways for people to interact with
appliance computers, surface computing interfaces and our mobile devices.
This work involves a combination of
pure computer science
and design driven by human needs
for life-long learning,
augmented memory and
managing personal information.
Personalisation with user control - long term user modelling
Lifelong User Modelling project tackles the challenge of creating a
lifelong user model that can serve as a foundation for the Grand
Challenge Problems of lifelong personalised learning and
Long term user modelling with user control based on the
Accretion-Resolution representation and user interfaces of the
Personis user modelling framework.
Key for user control are effective interfaces to large user models,
VlUM and SIV
(Hewlett Packard Scholarship)
support for privacy control
(ARC Discovery 2008-2012) |
Healthy food app
Long term personalised learning.
Personal data from people's digital footprints
(aka exhaust data)
can drive personalised learning.
Examples of commercial groups:
See also emerging adaptive learning commercial systems:
Carnegie Learning |
Cengage Aust/NZ |
Our work tackles long term modelling of learning over the 3-5 years of university degrees in
Educational Data Mining,
(Smart Services CRC.)
Long term metacognitive support.
We aim to ebable people to create mirrors of important data about them to
support key metacognitive processes of planning, self-monitoring and reflection.
These mirrors - or Open Learner Models - are also valuable for
navigation of information spaces.
Narcissus mirrors on group activity on trac to helps groups work more effectively
visualisation to support team-awareness in Trac |
management in online learning communities)
for long term learning of complex synthesis skills like programming, group work |
Old Assess |
Long term pervasive personalisation across a person's personal digital ecosystem.
This project models people, places and devices in pervasive computing environment,
enabling person to see personalisation information about things relevant to them
based on pervasive user modelling and personal ontologies |
Lifelong personalised museum experience.
(Smart Services CRC projects.)
See also: Museum 2.0
Reciprocal recommenders: new technical demands of recommenders that operate between people,
where reciprocity is critical to success.
(Smart Services CRC.)
Current, and recent, funded projects
Pervasive Lifelong User Modelling for User Controlled Personalisation and Augmented Cognition -
SyReNs - STL - Science and Technology of Learning
Smart Services CRC projects on personalisation, surface computing
JITT Just-in-time training system
using workflows and scrutable personalisation.
intelligent but scrutable mail management.
University of Sydney Grant:
Automatic Induction of Rules for e-mail Classification and
SITCRC Smart Personal Assistant.
Secure persona creation and management:
addresses the creation of useful user model subsets (personas),
the secure distribution of persona ontologies to service providers and
populated personas to the relevant users.
Vlum++ and its newest evolution
Andrew Lum's SIV
Visualisation tools to support users in scrutinising large
user models, James Uther's
Scrutably adaptive hypertext
web pages adapted to the user and supporting user control
by always providing access to the detailed basis for the adaptation.
teaching system with scrutably adaptive hypertext.
Closely linked is the work on SATS,
scrutably adaptive teaching strategies, by Sam Holden.
Ontologies for personalisation,
with projects on supporting users in defining ontologies and
building light-weight scrutable ontologies from existing dictionaries
Learning Environment for medical management
um, Personis - user modelling toolkit and
Personis scrutable user modelling server:
VCM - Verified Concept Mapper:
natural interfaces to support reminiscence and the management
of digital memories.
Basser Study - long term user modelling
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ACM TOCS -
ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (ERA-A*)
ATL - Advanced Technology for Learning (ERA-)
Behaviour & Information Technology (ERA-A)
Interactive Learning Environments (ERA-B)
Interaction Records -
paper must have been rejected by other publication channels at least three times.
Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer-Enhanced Learning (ERA-C)
International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence (began 2009). (Publisher IGI)
International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (ERA-)
International Journal on E-Learning, Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education (ERA-)
International Journal of Ubiquitous Computing (IJU)
International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE)
Journal of Educational Computing Research (ERA-C)
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia (ERA-B)
Journal of Interactive Learning Research (ERA-B)
Educational Technology & Society -
Journal of International Forum of Educational Technology & Society
and IEEE Learning Technology Task Force (ERA-A)
Journal of the Learning Sciences,
Taylor and Francis Site,
Journal of Location Based Services
Data & Knowledge
Engineering - Elsevier (ERA-A)
IEEE Security & Privacy
International Journal of Knowledge and Learning (ERA-C)
International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Lifelong Learning - (ERA-C)
Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences (HCIS)
Springer Open Access.
Human Computer Interaction -
A Journal of Theoretical, Empirical, and Methodological Issues of User Science a
nd of System Design, Erlbaum
Interacting with Computers -
The interdisciplinary journal of Human-Computer Interaction (ERA-B)
International Journal of Interactive,Technology and Smart Education (ERA-C)
Information Systems -
Databases: Their Creation, Management and Utilization
An International Journal (ERA-A)
International Journal of
Human-Computer Studies/Knowledge Acquisition (ERA-A)
International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction (ERA-B)
Journal of Educational Research in Computing (ERA-C)
JIME - Journal of interactive media in education
Journal of Digital Information (ERA-A)
Learning & Instruction
New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia (ERA-B)
Technology, Instruction, Cognition and Learning -
An International, Interdisciplinary Journal of Structural Learning (ERA-B)
ACM Transactions on Information and System Security (ERA-A*)
Pervasive and Mobile Computing- (ERA-B)
Universal Access to the Information Society (ERA-C)