The University of Sydney

Welcome to my working home page.

My primary research and teaching is in human computer interaction (HCI) and ranges from creating new technology to studies to inform its design and learn about its use.

My research group, CHAI: Computer Human Adapted Interaction Research Group works on personalisation, particularly for life-long, life-wide learning and novel interfaces. Our surface computing work makes tabletops and walls interactive, such as the Sydney University MediaWall. Our spin-off company, Cruiser Interactive has deployed the technology at diverse sites such as Alzheimer's Australia, Mondelez, Victoria Police,Colliers and in Education.

I lead the Human Centred Technology Cluster. This highly multi-disciplinary group is a priority research area for the Faculty of Engineering and IT.

This page complements my formal home page as a highly dynamic resource for my students and colleagues. Enjoy!


Room 307, School of IT Building, J12
1 Cleveland Street, University of Sydney, Australia 2006 | gmap | directions
email: judy . kay at
Ph: +61-2-9351-4502


VR gaming on Gizmodo -- Australian Scientists Declare Virtual Reality Is Officially Considered Exercise Read more at by Rae Johnston, about Soojeong Yoo's CHI Late Breaking Results paper.

New degree programme: Bachelor of Advanced Computing
PACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT) - new Ubicomp journal.

Recent papers at CHI 2016:
Ackad, et al, Skeletons and Silhouettes: Comparing User Representations at a Gesture-based Large Display, award for top 4% of papers.

Martinez-Maldonado, et al,
An Actionable Approach to Understand Group Experience in Complex, Multi-surface Spaces

See recently released video: The World Wide Web Explained (1996)posted by ABC. Stars CHAI academics and students.

Cruiser interactive surfaces in the Press: Workplace of the future |Short-listed for the Vivid Ideas Readers' Choice | Image Magazines

CHAI YouTube channel

Current Teaching

INFO3315 - Human-Computer Interaction | Piazza | CUSP
COMP5427 - Usability Engineering | Piazza | CUSP
COMP5047 - Pervasive Computing | Piazza | CUSP

Research Affiliations

Sydney University | My Offical Home Page | CHAI CoCo | Sciences and Technologies of Learning (STL) | blog | post | Latte | CEL 
Australian: CORE - Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia |ACDICT | Smart Services CRC
International: ACM | AIED Society | APSCE UM Inc | Ubicomp

School of Information Technologies

SOIT | intranet | Technical support | ProgTeach | SUITS USITAA - Alumni SoIT facebook

Other links

Grants admin: ARC | dates RMS | ERA-review | RGMS |Research Office
Group collaboration sites: Human-Centred Technology Cluster | Westmead Project | SSCRC trac KIT CORE Syllabus trac |
Online research resources: library databases | Wordnet |Internet Archive The Conversation Technology | Bob BlogFITT |
Learning online resources: meta-cheat sheet 
Fitness, tracking etc: Fitnessblender | Straighten up |MapMyFitness | FitBit | QS | Health Month | Relax your neck | How to be less slumpy | Easing an aching back
Group management: Doodle | Survey Monkey
Group software tools: Groupiful | Phabricator, KanbanFlowTrello | pivotaltracker
Current teaching tools: Education Innovation Unit |BitBucket | Fogbugz and help | Piazza | Socrative | trac |Slack | Redbooth | Neat spelling via big data
Online learning resources: Blackboard LMS: Login |Updates | Help | Echo-360 lecture recording | SEAMS |Sydney Student | ICT ticket | CIS room access |Gradescope | slack | Ed


— co-Editor-in-chief 2012-:
IJAIED: International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education | IAIED | Submissions and reviews | ERIC

— Associate Editor 2008-2013, Steering Committee 2014-:
IEEE TLT IEEE Trans on Learning Technologies |ms-central | G-rank

— Editorial Board:
UMUAI User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction: The Journal of Personalization Research
ISI/Thompson 2014 Impact Factor 3.037 | SCImago HCI rank is 6 of 84, SCImago Education rank is 12 of 914

— Associate Editor:
ACM TIIS ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS)
Current Issue | ms

— Editorial Board and AIED Department Editor:
IEEE Intelligent Systems | author instructions

Research executive positions

— Australian Academy of ScienceNational Committee for Information and Communication Sciences (NCICS) 2015 - 2018
— Management Committee: AIED Society Facebook | mgmt
— Steering Committee: ITS - Intelligent Tutoring Systems
— Ubicomp and Pervasive Steering Committee (Chair 2013-15) | ACM SIGCHI Community | SIGmobile |Steering Ctee wiki | Ubicomp mgmt
— Advisory Board: UM Inc User Modelling Society (2006-2015)
— Advisory Committee for ICLS, International Conference on Learning Sciences

My upcoming Conferences, workshops, special issues

2017-Mar-13-17: LAK 2017, Vancouver, Canada. Paper deadline: 17 Oct, 2016.

2017-Apr-18-20: Ambient Notification Environments - Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany.
2017-Apr-24-26: Informatics for Health 2017, Manchester, UK. Paper deadline 31 Oct
2017-May-6-11: CHI 2017 - Denver, CO: Paper deadline: 14 + 21 Sep, 2016.
2017-Jun-13-17: AIED2017 - Paper deadine: 17 Jan, 2017.
2017-Jul-9-12: UMAP 2017 - Bratislava, Slovakia. Deadlines: 10 Feb abstracts, 17 Feb papers, 20 March DC
HUM 2017: Holistic User Modeling, Merging Quantified Self with Semantic Content Analytics (Organizer) Paper submissions: April 20, 2017
EvalUMAP: Towards Comparative Evaluation in User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization.
HAAPIE: Human Aspects in Adaptive and Personalized Interactive Environments
UMTempAspects: Workshop on Temporal Aspects in User Modelling(Organizer)
WPPG: Fifty Shades of Personalization – Workshop on Personalization in Serious and Persuasive Games and Gameful Interactions
2017-Sep-11-15: Ubicomp 2017
2017-Sep-12: New Frontiers in Quantified Self 3
2018-Mar-5-8: LAK 2018