Vilaythong Southavilay (Toto)
PhD Student

Contact Details

E-mail: vstoto@it.usyd.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://toto.juthpakai.com

Photo of Vilaythong Southavilay (Toto)

Research Interests

My current research aims to investigate approaches to provide information about writing activities of a group writing collaboratively using process mining and text mining techniques.


Vilaythong is from Laos. Currently, he is undertaking his PhD research at School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney. He received a Bachelor degree in Compuber Science from University of Canberra under Australian Agency for International Development Scholarship. He was also awarded a Fulbright scholarship to undertake a Master degree in Computer Science at University of Illinois at Chicago. He has been working in industries in the U.S. and lecturing at the National University of Laos for several years before pursuing his PhD degree.

Recent Publications

V. Southavilay, K. Yacef, P. Reimann, and R. A. Calvo. Analysis of collaborative writing processes using revision maps and probabilistic topic models. In Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK), pages 38-47, 2013. [View Details]

V. Southavilay, K. Yacef, and R. A. Calvo. Process mining to support students’ collaborative writing (best student paper award). In Educational Data Mining conference proceedings, pages 257-266, 2010. [View Details]

V. Southavilay, K. Yacef, and R. A. Calvo. Analysis of collaborative writing processes using hidden markov models and semantic heuristics. In Submitted to Workshop on Semantic Aspects in Data Mining (SADM) at ICDM2010, pages 543-548, 2010. [View Details]

P. Reimann, R. Calvo, K. Yacef, and V. Southavilay. Comprehensive computational support for collaborative learning from writing. In International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE), Putrajaya, Malaysia, 2010. [View Details]

V. Southavilay, K. Yacef, and R. A. Calvo. WriteProc: A framework for exploring collaborative writing processes. In to appear in Australasian Document Computing Symposium (ADCS'09), 2009. [View Details]