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

A. Clayphan, J. Kay, and A. Weinberger. Scriptstorm: scripting to enhance tabletop brainstorming. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Special Issue on Educational Interfaces, Software, and Technologies, 18(6):1433-1453, 2014. [View Details]

C. Ackad, M. Tomitsch, and J. Kay. Towards learnable gestures for exploring hierarchical information spaces at a large public display. In Gesture based Interaction Design: Communication and Cognition, CHI 2014, 2014. [View Details]

M. Tomitsch, C. Ackad, O. Dawson, L. Hespanhol, and J. Kay. Who cares about the content? an analysis of playful behaviour at a public display. In The 3rd International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, 2014. [View Details]

R. Martinez-Maldonado, A. Clayphan, K. Yacef, and J. Kay. Mtfeedback: providing notifications to enhance teacher awareness of small group work in the classroom. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, pages (In press- accepted august 2014), 2014. [View Details]

R. Martinez-Maldonado, A. Clayphan, K. Yacef, and J. Kay. Towards providing notifications to enhance teacher’s awareness in the classroom. In International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS, pages 510-515. Springer, 2014. [View Details]

A. Rangan, S. O’Connor, V. Giannelli, J. Louie, L. Hebden, L. M. Tang, J. Kay, and M. Allman-Farinelli. Validation of a designer australian smartphone app to replace written weighed food records in nutrition research. Australasian Epidemiologist, 32(3):80-81, 2014. [View Details]

M. L. Maher, T. Clausner, B. Tversky, D. Kirsh, J. Kay, A. Danielescu, and K. Grace. Gesture-based interaction design: communication and cognition. In CHI '14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA '14, pages 61-64. ACM, 2014. [View Details]

A. Clayphan, R. Martínez-Maldonado, J. Kay, and S. Bull. Scaffolding reflection for collaborative brainstorming. In Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS), volume 8474, pages 615-616, Honolulu, HI, USA, 2014. Springer International Publishing. [View Details]

D. Barua, J. Kay, B. Kummerfeld, and C. Paris. Modelling long term goals. In User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP), volume 8538, pages 1-12, Aalborg, Denmark, 2014. [View Details]

L. M. Tang and J. Kay. Gamification: Metacognitive scaffolding towards long term goals? In Posters, Demos, Late-breaking Results and Workshop Proceedings of the 22nd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization co-located with the 22nd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP2014), Aalborg, Denmark, 2014. [View Details]

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