Judy Kay is Professor of Computer Science
and leads the
CHAI: Computer Human Adapted Interaction Research Group.
Her research 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.
Recent Conferences, special issues
2013-Apr 27 - May 2:
CHI 2013, Paris, France |
Leuven, Belgium |
Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction |
on Innovative Data Systems Research
Smart Services CRC Showcase
ITS 2012, Interactive
Tabletops and Surfaces,
UbiComp, Pittsburgh, USA. |
AUM reviews |
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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Jul 1-5 2013 - LASI
Invited presentation on
Visualization and Data Presentation
Learning Analytics Summer Institute 2013 (LASI-13)
Learning analytics is making it possible to transform learner's and teacher's digital footprints
and their digital artefacts into models of learners and learning processes.
To make such information really valuable, we need interfaces that enable people to make effective
use of that data.
A central challenge for this field is to establish a set of principles and tools for ViziLA,
vizualisation interfaces for learning analytics.
This interactive presentation will present a set of such ViziLA principles and cases studies from
diverse examples of at two major levels:
for learners, their peers, their mentors and teachers to gain insights about individual, group and
and at an institutional level for curriculum custodians and administrators.
Participants will actively engage in studying these ViziLA tools, as well as their own, by
analyzing using a set of proposed principles for design of VizLA.
An outcome of the session will be an assessment of the tools and a critique of the principles.
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,
26 April 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)
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
in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.
19 - 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.