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William Niu

PhD Graduate
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Smart Services CRC
+61 2 9351 5711

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

Ontological reasoning, context-aware computing, pervasive personalisation, scrutable personalisation, mobile personalisation.

In 2003 William completed his bachelor degree in Computer Science with First-class Honours from the University of Waikato in New Zealand. In 2004, he started a PhD under Professor Judy Kay's supervision with a university/faculty scholarship (UPA-cofunded), and later on he also received a top-up scholarship from the Smart Internet Technology Cooperative Research Centre. He completed his PhD in 2008.

William's thesis is "Ontological Reasoning about Location for Indoor Pervasive Computing Environments". The objective is to build a flexible framework for ontological reasoning in the pervasive computing environment. The thesis exploits three aspects of pervasive computing with this framework: location conflict resolution, personalisation, and system explanation.

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2010

Niu, William T; Kay, Judy

PERSONAF: Framework for Personalised Ontological Reasoning in Pervasive Computing Journal Article

User modeling and User-Adapted Interaction: the Journal of Personalization Research, 20 (1), pp. 1-40, 2010.

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2008

Niu, William; Kay, Judy

Location Conflict Resolution with an Ontology Inproceedings

Proceedings of Pervasive 2008: 6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing, pp. 162-179, 2008.

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Niu, William; Kay, Judy

Pervasive Personalisation of Location Information: Personalised Context Ontology Inproceedings

AH: International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems, pp. 143-152, 2008.

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Niu, W; Kay, J

Personalised Pervasive Modelling with a Personalised Context Ontology Inproceedings

Berkovsky, Shlomo; Carmagnola, Francesca; Heckmann, Dominikus; Krueger, Antonio ; Kuflik, Tsvi (Ed.): Proceedings of UMI, User Model Integration, Workshop at AH 2008, pp. 38-42, Hannover, Germany, 2008.

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2007

Kay, Judy; Niu, William; Carmichael, David J

ONCOR: Ontology- and Evidence-based Context Reasoner Inproceedings

Proceedings of IUI 2007, 2th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, pp. 290-293, ACM Press, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2007.

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Kay, Judy; Niu, William

Accretion-based Ontology Learning for Context Reasoning Technical Report

The University of Sydney (608), 2007.

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Niu, William; Kay, Judy

Improving Location Reasoning with an Ontology Technical Report

2007.

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2006

Kay, Judy; Lum, Andrew; Niu, William; Li, Lichao

TARO: Teaching with an Automatically Retrieved Ontology Technical Report

The University of Sydney (596), 2006.

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Carmichael, David J; Kay, Judy; Kummerfeld, Bob; Niu, William

Why did you show/tell/hide that?: The need for Scrutability in Ubiquitous Personalisation Inproceedings

Online Proceedings of ECHISE 2006, 2nd Workshop on Exploiting Context Histories in Smart Environments (in conjunction with UbiComp 2006), Orange County, CA, USA, 2006.

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Kay, Judy; Niu, William

Personalised Museum Tours Base One: Building User Models Using Concept Mapping on a Tabletop Inproceedings

Online Proceedings of the IUI (Intelligent User Interfaces) 2006 Workshop on Multi-User and Ubiquitous User Interfaces (MU3I), pp. 6-7, 2006.

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Carmichael, David J; Kay, Judy; Kummerfeld, Bob; Niu, William

MyWorkPlace: Personalized information about a Ubiquitous Computing enabled building Inproceedings

ubiPCMM06: 2nd International Workshop on Personalized Context Modeling and Management for UbiComp Applications, Orange County, CA, USA, 2006.

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2005

Kay, Judy; Niu, William

Adapting Information Delivery to Groups of People Inproceedings

Workshop on New Technologies for Personalized Information Access at UM '05, pp. 34–43, 2005.

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Kruppa, Michael; Lum, Andrew; Niu, William; Weinel, Miriam

Towards Mobile Tour Guides Supporting Collaborative Learning in Small Groups Inproceedings

Workshop on New Technologies for Personalized Information Access at UM '05, Edinburgh, UK, 2005.

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Bright, A; Kay, Judy; Ler, Darren; Ngo, K; Niu, William; Nuguid, A

Adaptively Recommending Museum Tours Inproceedings

Proceedings of the UbiComp 2005 Workshop on Smart Environments and their Applications to Cultural Heritage, Tokyo, Japan, 2005.

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Kay, Judy; Lum, Andrew; Niu, William

A Scrutable Museum Tour Guide System Inproceedings

Butz, A; Kray, C; Kruger, A (Ed.): MU3I'05: 2nd Workshop on Multi-User and Ubiquitous User Interfaces at IUI '05, pp. 19–20, 2005.

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