edit CHAI Projects

Interactive Surface Computing

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Trent Apted, Anthony Collins, Judy Kay
Cruiser is a powerful framework for developing rich, collaborative applications for multi-user interactive tabletops.
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Chris Ackad, Jason Barles, Anthony Collins, Judy Kay, Martin Tomitsch
The MediaWall is a Cruiser extension that enables content exploration on large public information displays via a natural hand gesture interface
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Trent Apted, Judy Kay
PhoTable is a novel tabletop surface computing interface that allows you to share your digital photographs in a natural and social manner, around a table.
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Anthony Collins, Judy Kay
Where conventional file systems are based on hierarchical structures of directories, Focus explores an associative file access mechanism for interactive tabletops that overcomes the separate silos of email, photos, files and other groups of digital objects.
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Chris Ackad, Anthony Collins, Benjamin Sprengart, Judy Kay
Curator is a design environment for museum exhibition designers, allowing quick and easy creation of virtual museum tours for interactive tabletops.
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Anthony Collins, Judy Kay
ShowMe enables a user to easily provide an existing model of their interests to a tabletop and this drives the personalisation of information presented.
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Chris Ackad, Anthony Collins, Judy Kay
Switch is a tabletop interface for the core functions of application and configuration switching at an interactive tabletop.

Personalised and Mobile Interaction

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Judy Kay, Bob Kummerfeld
The Lifelong User Modelling project began in 2008, funded by a five year ARC grant to create a new framework for lifelong user modelling, which ensures user control of their model and the modelling.
Bob Kummerfeld, Judy Kay
MOOCs offer huge promise as platforms for supporting online learning.
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Judy Kay, Bob Kummerfeld, Piers Lauder, Mark Assad, David Carmichael, William Niu
Personis is the user model server framework for maintaining and reasoning about models of people, places and devices.
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Kimberley Upton, Judy Kay
An interactive visualisation for mirroring the activities of small long-term groups. It makes use of the extensive logs of activity by group members on a web site for managing projects via a wiki, version control repository and ticket system for tracking tasks to be done. Narcissus gives an overview of each group member's activity, day by day, with direct links to the actual activity done that day. This makes it a new form of navigation for large, complex project management sites.

Data Mining

Vilaythong Southavilay, Kalina Yacef and Rafael A. Calvo
This project aims to investigate and develop techniques to support collaborative writing activities by providing feedback to students during the collaborative writing process.
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Luiz Pizzato, Tomek Rej, Thomas Chung, Joshua Akehurst, Irena Koprinska, Kalina Yacef, Judy Kay
Reciprocal recommender is a class of recommender system that involves people as both subjects and objects of the recommendation process. Some examples of domains where such recommenders are applied are: job recommendation, people recommendation on social networks, mentor-mentee matching, and online dating.
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Roberto Martinez, Kalina Yacef, Judy Kay
This research project aims to extract a model of the different facets of collocated groups learning at the tabletop in order to create a framework, which can afford personalised and adapted support to their collaborative activity in collocated settings by encouraging collaboration and providing the resources, required to complete the group task.
James Curran, Alan Fekete, Judy Kay, Bob Kummerfeld, Tara Murphy, Kalina Yacef
Scholarship in teaching and research applied to, and inspired by, Computer Science education
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Kalina Yacef, Agathe Merceron
TADA-Ed is a data mining platform dedicated to teachers, allowing them to visualize and mine students on-line exercise work with the aim of discovering pedagogically relevant patterns.
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Kalina Yacef, Irena Koprinska, Judy Kay, Agathe Merceron
Educational Data Mining: This project aims at mining the huge amount of electronic data collected by educational systems to discover useful information for teachers, learners and education researchers. Education being a novel application domain for Data Mining, a large part of this project is focused on creating or adapting suitable mining algorithms.

Advanced and Adaptive Interfaces for Education

Bob Kummerfeld, Judy Kay
MOOCs offer huge promise as platforms for supporting online learning.
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Kalina Yacef, Agathe Merceron
Intelligent Tutoring System for logic
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Lichao Li, Greg Darke, Jessica Preston, Mark Assad, Judy Kay
Learning tool that supports reflection and long term learning
Adam Ullman, Judy Kay
WikiNavMap: A visualisation to support team-awareness in Trac

Past Projects

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Judy Kay, Peter Reimann, Kalina Yacef
This project exploits electronic traces of long term group interaction to provide visualisations of the group activity, a form of mirror of the health of the group. The goal is to help transform groups into teams.
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James Uther, Judy Kay
Visualisation tool for large user models
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Andrew Lum, Judy Kay
Scrutable inference viewer
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Trent Apted, Chris Ackad, William Niu, Judy Kay
Automated ontology construction from online dictionaries
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William Niu, Judy Kay
ONCOR aims to tackle a number of problems in context-aware systems with ontological reasoning.
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Rainer Wasinger, Hai He, Luiz Pizzato, Judy Kay, Bob Kummerfeld, Christy Collis
Neighbourhood Networks is an online services platform for local geographical areas such as neighbourhoods.
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Judy Kay, Bob Kummerfeld, Mark Assad, David Carmichael, William Niu
Locator is a demonstrator application of Personis. It is a testbed for evaluating the scalability of the representation for the substantial amounts of noisy, uncertain and conflicting information available from a diverse set of evidence sources about location.
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Judy Kay, Bob Kummerfeld, Amnon Carmel
The Keep-in-Touch system provides a messaging appliance that allows really easy voice messaging so that family members can keep in touch. In December 2010, an iPad version was released by Keep in Touch Australia.
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Adam Hudson, Bob Kummerfeld
The Walkabout system is a store-and-forward peer-to-peer network overlay for message transport between mobile devices.
Sam Holden, Josiah Poon, Kalina Yacef, Judy Kay
Just in time training system
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Lachlan Patrick, Judy Kay
Graphics toolkit
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Eric McCreath, ericm@cs.anu.edu.au,
Elizabeth Crawford, ehc@cs.cmu.edu,
Judy Kay, judy@it.usyd.edu.au
I-EMS - Intelligent E-Mail Sorter
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Marek Czarkowski, Judy Kay
Personalised web pages, with scrutability and user control
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Douglas Chesher, Nicholas King, Judy Kay
Personalised tutor for management of chronic illness, with a particular focus on support for reflection to improve learning
David West, Aaron Quigley, Judy Kay
Memento is a novel interface that crosses the physical-electronic divide. It enabled people create a physical document, such as a scrapbook and this activity automatically created an electronic counterpart and also augmented the basic physical book with audio.
Judy Kay, Piers Lauder
Share was the first fairshare CPU scheduler. It departed radically from previous schedulers in that it shared the CPU, not among processes, but among people, and, in the hierarchical version, between organisations or organisational groups. It was commercialised by Software, later Aurema, and is in widespread use, particularly on SUN servers.