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Anthony Collins

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I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Computer Human Adapted Interaction (CHAI) research group at the University of Sydney, in conjunction with the Smart Services CRC.
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School of Information Technologies
Room 311, Level 3 West, Building J12
University of Sydney
NSW, 2006, Australia

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), novel user interfaces to file systems and personal information, collaborative and group-oriented software, tabletop interfaces, pervasive and ubiquitous computing.

Dr Anthony Collins is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Computer Human Adapted Interaction (CHAI) research group at the University of Sydney, in conjunction with the Smart Services CRC Multi-Channel Content Delivery and Mobile Personalisation project. He received a Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Advanced) (Hons 1) degree in 2006, followed by a PhD in 2011, both from the University of Sydney. His PhD thesis, titled \"New dimensions of file access at tabletops: associative and hierarchical; private and shared; individual and collaborative\", explored the nature of file system access in pervasive computing, focusing on collaborative tabletop interaction. In his current position, he continues to conduct research in Human-Computer Interaction, particularly in the areas of pervasive and surface computing. His research currently investigates new software interfaces for real-world tabletop applications, encompassing themes such as: digital document access; multi-user collaboration with documents around a tabletop; export and organisation of content at a tabletop; using private devices (e.g. smartphones and tablets) in conjunction with shared collaborative displays; gesture learnability for tabletops in public spaces; and user modeling for personalisation of tabletops. He is also a leading researcher in the ongoing commercialisation of a comprehensive tabletop software platform developed within the CHAI research group.

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2013

Grace, Kazjon; Wasinger, Rainer; Ackad, Christopher; Collins, Anthony; Dawson, Oliver; Gluga, Richard; Kay, Judy; Tomitsch, Martin

Conveying Interactivity at an Interactive Public Information Display Inproceedings

The 2nd International Symposium on Pervasive Displays 2013, 2013.

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2012

Collins, Anthony; Clayphan, Andrew; Kay, Judy; Horder, Jenny

My Museum Tour: Collaborative Poster Creation During School Museum Visits Inproceedings

Educational Interfaces, Software, and Technology 2012: 3rd Workshop on UI Technologies and Educational Pedagogy, Austin, Texas, 2012.

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Hespanhol, Luke; Tomitsch, Martin; Grace, Kazjon; Collins, Anthony; Kay, Judy

Investigating Intuitiveness and Effectiveness of Gestures for Free Spatial Interaction with Large Displays Inproceedings

PerDis '12: Proceedings of the 2012 International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, pp. 6:1–6:6, ACM, Porto, Portugal, 2012, ISBN: 978-1-4503-1414-5.

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Wasinger, Rainer; Wardrop, Matthew; Collins, Anthony; Fry, Michael; Kay, Judy; Kummerfeld, Bob

Multi-channel Coverage for a Dangerous Australians Museum Exhibit Inproceedings

PATCH 2012: 4th International Workshop on Personalized Access to Cultural Heritage, 2012.

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2011

Clayphan, Andrew; Collins, Anthony; Ackad, Christopher James; Kummerfeld, Bob; Kay, Judy

Firestorm: a brainstorming application for collaborative group work at tabletops Technical Report

School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney (678), 2011, ISBN: 9781742102078.

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Collins, Anthony

New dimensions of file access at tabletops: associative and hierarchical; private and shared; individual and collaborative PhD Thesis

School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney, 2011.

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Collins, Anthony; Ackad, Christopher James; Apted, Trent; Sztajer, Paul; Ward, Peter; Weng, Hanley; Kay, Judy

Core functionality and new applications for tabletops and interactive surfaces Inproceedings

UbiComp '11, 13th international conference on Ubiquitous computing, pp. 607–608, ACM Press, Beijing, China, 2011, ISBN: 978-1-4503-0630-0.

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Collins, Anthony; Kay, Judy; Stewart, Cat; Fitzgerald, Emma; Ackad, Chris

A SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR INTERACTING WITH DATA (Tabletop “Multi-Page”) Patent

2011902368, 2011.

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Clayphan, Andrew; Collins, Anthony; Ackad, Christopher; Kummerfeld, Bob; Kay, Judy

Firestorm: A Brainstorming Application for Collaborative Group Work at Tabletops Inproceedings

ITS '11: Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, pp. 162–171, ACM, Kobe, Japan, 2011, ISBN: 978-1-4503-0871-7.

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Martinez, Roberto; Collins, Anthony; Kay, Judy; Yacef, Kalina

Who did what? Who said that? Collaid: an environment for capturing traces of collaborative learning at the tabletop Inproceedings

ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, ITS 2011, pp. 172–181, Kobe, Japan, 2011, ISBN: 978-1-4503-0871-7.

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2010

Collins, Anthony; Kay, Judy

File System Access for Tabletop Interaction Book Chapter

Müller-Tomfelde, Christian (Ed.): pp. 335-355, Springer, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-84996-112-7.

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Collins, Anthony; Coche, Helene; Kuflik, Tsvi; Kay, Judy

Making the tabletop personal: employing user models to aid information retrieval Technical Report

School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney (655), 2010, ISBN: 978-1-74210-192-7.

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Collins, Anthony; Kay, Judy

Escaping Hierarchies and Desktops: Associative, Pervasive File Access with User Control Technical Report

School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney (649), 2010, ISBN: 978-1-74210-182-8.

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Wasinger, Rainer; Collins, Anthony; Fry, Michael; Kay, Judy; Kuflik, Tsvi; Kummerfeld, Bob

Towards Life-long Personalization Across Multiple Devices: The Case of Personal Career Management Inproceedings

Workshop on Pervasive User Modeling and Personalization (PUMP) at UMAP2010, pp. 48–50, Waikoloa, HI, USA, 2010.

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Ackad, Christopher James; Collins, Anthony; Kay, Judy

Switch: Exploring the Design of Application and Configuration Switching at Tabletops Inproceedings

Proceedings of ITS '10: the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, pp. 95–104, ACM Press, New York, NY, USA, 2010.

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Ackad, Christopher James; Collins, Anthony; Kay, Judy

Switch: Exploring the Design of Application and Configuration Switching at Tabletops Technical Report

School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney (654), 2010, ISBN: 978-1-74210-191-0.

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2009

Apted, Trent; Collins, Anthony; Kay, Judy

Heuristics to Support Design of New Software for Interaction at Tabletops Inproceedings

CHI '09 Workshop on Multitouch and Surface Computing, 2009.

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Collins, Anthony; Bezerianos, Anastasia; McEwan, Gregor; Rittenbruch, Markus; Wasinger, Rainer; Kay, Judy

Understanding File Access Mechanisms for Embedded Ubicomp Collaboration Interfaces Inproceedings

UbiComp '09: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, pp. 135–144, ACM Press, Orlando, Florida, USA, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-60558-431-7.

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Ackad, Christopher James; Collins, Anthony; Kay, Judy

Moving Beyond the Tabletop as an Appliance Inproceedings

Adjunct Proceedings of ITS '09, the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 2009.

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Sprengart, Benjamin; Collins, Anthony; Kay, Judy

Curator: A Design Environment for Curating Tabletop Museum Experiences Inproceedings

ITS '09 Demonstrations, the ACM Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 2009.

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2008

Collins, Anthony; Kay, Judy

Collaborative Personal Information Management with Shared, Interactive Tabletops Inproceedings

Proceedings of Personal Information Management 2008 (a CHI 2008 Workshop), 2008.

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Collins, Anthony

Tabletop File System and Personal Information Management in Pervasive Computing Inproceedings

Advances in Pervasive Computing: Adjunct Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing, pp. 160–166, Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft, 2008, ISBN: 978-3-85403-236-6.

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Collins, Anthony

Enabling Collaborative Tabletop File System Interaction Through Similarity-based Browsing Miscellaneous

2008, (Grand finalist paper submission for the ACM Student Research Competition 2008).

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2007

Collins, Anthony

Exploring Tabletop File System Interaction Inproceedings

CHI '07: CHI '07 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 2171–2176, ACM Press, San Jose, CA, USA, 2007, ISBN: 978-1-59593-642-4.

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Collins, Anthony; Apted, Trent; Kay, Judy

Tabletop File System Access: Associative and Hierarchical Approaches Inproceedings

TABLETOP '07: Proceedings of the Second Annual IEEE International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human-Computer Systems, pp. 113–120, IEEE Computer Society, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, 2007, ISBN: 0-7695-3013-3.

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Collins, Anthony; Kay, Judy

Systems and methods for file transfer to a pervasive computing system Patent

2007231829, 2007.

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Collins, Anthony; Kay, Judy

A system, method and software application for the control of file transfer to a pervasive computing system Patent

US2009/0125508 A1, 0000.

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