Professor Judy Kay
CHAI Principal

Contact Details

E-mail: judy.kay@sydney.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9351 5711

School of Information Technologies
Level 3 West, Building J12
University of Sydney
NSW, 2006, Australia

Web-site: http://sydney.edu.au/it/~judy

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Research Interests

Pervasive Computing, Personalisation, Human Computer Interaction


Judy Kay's research aims to create personalised computing that is embedded throughout the environment to support people in the broad range of activities that are important to their lives, ranging from learning to maintaining personal relationships. The core of her research is in personalisation which ensures the user can maintain control and the associated work on applications of personalisation and novel interfaces.

She has over 200 publications in the areas of personalisation and teaching and learning. She has presented invited keynote addresses at major conferences, such as 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, ITS2008, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Montreal, Canada.

She has a strong commitment to Computer Science Education and creation of a rich student experience. She has had a long term role as staff liaison for the student society, SUITS, Sydney University IT Society, has been coach for programmig competition teams competing in the ACM Programming Competition, hosting the regional competition in 2007 and 2008 and she has been creating an alumni association, which was formally constituted in 2008 as USITAA, University of Sydney IT Alumni Association.

Editorial Positions: Associate Editor, IJAIED, the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education; Associate Editor, IEEE TLT Transaction on Learning Technologies; Editorial Board, UMUAI User modeling and User-Adapted Interaction: the Journal of Personalization Research

Current Projects

Recent Publications

S. Bull and J. Kay. SMILI: a Framework for Interfaces to Learning Data in Open Learner Models, Learning Analytics and Related Fields. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 26:293-331, 2016. [View Details]

A. Clayphan, R. Martinez-Maldonado, M. Tomitsch, S. Atkinson, and J. Kay. An In-the-Wild Study of Learning to Brainstorm: Comparing Cards, Tabletops and Wall Displays in the Classroom. page to apear, 2016. [View Details]

R. Martinez-Maldonado, A. Pardo, N. Mirriahi, K. Yacef, J. Kay, and A. Clayphan. LATUX: An Iterative Workflow for Designing, Validating, and Deploying Learning Analytics Visualizations. Journal of learning Analytics, page to apear, 2016. [View Details]

C. Ackad, J. Kay, and M. Tomitsch. Skeletons and Silhouettes: Comparing User Representations at a Gesture-based Large Display. In CHI'16, May 07-12, 2016, San Jose, CA, USA, page to apear, 2016. [View Details]

R. Martinez-Maldonado, P. Goodyear, J. Kay, K. Thompson, and L. Carvalho. An Actionable Approach to Understand Group Experience in Complex, Multi-surface Spaces. In CHI'16, May 07-12, 2016, San Jose, CA, USA, page to apear, 2016. [View Details]

L. M. Tang, L. Engelen, A. Bauman, M. Day, P. Poronnik, and J. Kay. Daily & Hourly Adherence: Towards Understanding Activity Tracker Accuracy. In Work in Progress, CHI'16, May 07-12, 2016, San Jose, CA, USA, page to apear, 2016. [View Details]

R. Martinez-Maldonado, A. Pardo, N. Mirriahi, K. Yacef, J. Kay, and A. Clayphan. A Workflow for Designing and Deploying Awareness Tools for Technology-Enabled Learning Environments. In LAK15, Learning Analytics and Knowledge, page to apear. ACM, 2015. [View Details]

J. Kay. Whither or wither the AI of AIED? In Proceedings of the Workshops at the 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2015, Madrid, Spain, June 22 + 26, 2015., 2015. [View Details]

R. Martinez-Maldonado, A. Clayphan, and J. Kay. Deploying and Visualising Teacher's Scripts of Small Group Activities in a Multi-surface Classroom Ecology: a Study in-the-wild. Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 24(2-3):177-221, 2015. [View Details]

J. Kay and S. Bull. New Opportunities with Open Learner Models and Visual Learning Analytics. In Artificial Intelligence in Education - 17th International Conference, AIED 2015, Madrid, Spain, June 22-26, 2015. Proceedings, pages 666-669, 2015. [View Details]

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