The University of Sydney

Short Bio

Judy Kay is Professor of Computer Science. She leads the Human Centred TechnologyResearch Cluster, one of three priority clusters in the Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Sydney. Her own lab, CHAI, Computer Human Adapted Interaction Research Group aims to create new technologies for human computer interaction (HCI). Her personalisation research has created the Personis user modelling framework. This is a unified mechanism for keeping and managing people's long term personal data from diverse sources. This is the foundation for building personalised systems. Personis models are distinctive in that they were designed to be scrutable, because interfaces enable the user to scrutinise their user model and personalisation processes based on it. In learning contexts, she has created interfaces for Open Learner Models that make this personal data available in useful forms for long term learning and self-monitoring.

Her interface research has created the Cruiser Natural User Interaction (NIU) software framework. This provides new ways for people to make use of large interactive tabletops and wall displays.By mining the digital footprints of such interaction, this research is creating new ways for people to learn to collaborate, and to learn and work more collaboratively.

She has extensive publications, in venues such as the conferences, Pervasive, Computer Human Interaction (CHI), User Modeling (UM, AH, UMAP) and journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Communications of the ACM, Computer Science Education. Invited keynote addresses include: UM'94 User Modeling Conference, Boston, USA; IJCAI'95 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Montreal, Canada; ICCE'97, International Conference on Computers in Education, Kuching, Malaysia; ITS'2000, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Montreal, Canada; AH2006 Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems, Dublin, Ireland; ITS'2008, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Montreal, Canada; EC-TEL'2010, European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, Barcelona, Spain, C5'2012, International Conference on Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing, Playa Vista; ICLS'12, International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Sydney, LASI'13, Learning Analytics Summer Institute, co-organized by the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) and Stanford University, ACM Multimedia 2015, Brisbane, Australia, ACSW'16, Australian Computer Science Week, Canberra, EDM 2016, Educational Data Mining, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Recent Conferences, special issues

2016, July, 13-17: ACM UMAP 2016, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
2016, Jun, 29 - 2 Jul: EDM 2016 - 9th International Conference on Educational Data Mining, Raleigh, NC, USA
2016-Jun-26: HILDA 2016 - Workshop on Human-In-the-Loop Data Analytics - Co-located with SIGMOD 2016 in San Francisco, CA.
2016-Jun-14-15: EAI International Conference on Wearables in Healthcare | reviews
2016-Jun-08-12: DIS Brisbane
2016-May-7-12: CHI, San Jose, USA
2016-27-28, April: Learning Analytics, LAK, Edinburgh. | Learning Analytics for Learners Workshop
2016 Apr, 25-26: Learning at Scale, L@S, Edinburgh. Submissions
2016 Mar, 14-18: PerCom, Sydney. I participated in the PhD Forum, and a workshop panel on Future Smart Cities. 2015-Dec-10: OzCHI- Melbourne.
2015-Nov-15-18: ITS - Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, Madeira, Portugal
2015-Sep-7-11: Ubicomp 2015, Osaka, Japan | Papers due: 2 Mar 014 | PC Meeting: 16-17 May, CornellTech campus in New York City | New Frontiers of Quantified Self Workshop - submissions |Broadening Participation 
2015-Jun-29 - 3 Jul, 
UMAP 2015, Dublin, Ireland | PATH Workshop on Personalisation and Adaptation in Technology for Health, June 30
2015-Jun-22-26: AIED 2015 | 4th Workshop on Intelligent Support for Learning in Groups (ISLG) Mon 22 | Les Contes du Mariage: Should AI stay married to ED? Mon pm 22 | International Workshop on Affect, Meta-Affect, Data and Learning (AMADL 2015) Fri 26
2015-Mar-16-20: LAK2015, Learning Analytics and Knowledge, Poughkeepsie, New York | reviews | VISLA workshop
2015-Mar: Judy Kay and Gord McCalla
UMUAI Special Issue coverUMUAI: Special Issue on Coming of Age: Celebrating a Quarter Century of User Modeling and Personalization
2015-Mar-14-15: Learning at Scale
2014-Dec-2-5: OzCHI2014, Sydney
2014-Nov-20-21: ALASI Australian Learning Analytics Summer Institute
2014 Oct 1: IEEE Pervasive Digitally Enhanced Reality: from Wearable Cognitive Assistance to Augmented Memory Special Issue
2014-Sep-13-17: Ubicomp2014, Seattle | Widening participation application | Homesys 23 May
2014-Sep-1: LinkQS . in conjunction with Hypertext 2014 - Santiago, Chile | reviews
2014-Aug-12-13: Learning with MOOCs: A practitioner's workshop
2014-Jul-7-11: UMAP 22nd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization 7-11 July 2014, Aalborg, Denmark (deadline Feb 3) | PALE | Project Synergy (UMAP ProS)
2014-Jun-5-9: ITS2014 Hawaii | ISLG workshop
2014-Jun-03-4: PerDis : Pervasive Displays
2014-Apr-26 - May 1: CHI 2014 Toronto, Canada, Deadline 18 Sep, 2013. | Gesture-based Interaction Design | Learning at scale |Beyond QS | Personalizing Behavior Change Technologies
2014-Mar-4,5: ACM Conference on Learning at Scale Atlanta
2014-Mar-24: LAK14 - Learning Analytics and Knowledge: Indianapolis, IN
2013-Nov-25-29: OzCHI 2013
2013-Nov-30: A-LASI Australian Learning Analytics Summer Institute.
2013-Dec-2-5: MUM'13 International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, Sweden | reviews
2013-Oct 6-9: ITS 2013 - Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces
2013-Sep 9-12: Ubicomp 2013 
2013-Aug-31: Activity Recognition for Interaction
2013-Jul-9-12: AIED 2013 Memphis, Tennessee | Intelligent Support for Learning in Groups
2013-Jun-10-14: UMAP2013 Rome | PALE (Apr 8) | PATCH | Lifelong User Modelling
2013-Apr 27 - May 2: CHI 2013, Paris, France |
2013-Apr-8-12: Learning Analytics, Leuven, Belgium
2013-Apr-3-5: Persuasive 2013
2013-Jan 6-9: TEI'13 Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction
2013-Jan 6-9: CIDR Conference on Innovative Data Systems Research
2012-Dec-5-6: Smart Services CRC Showcase
2012-Nov: ITS 2012, Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, Cambridge, MA.
2012-Sep-5-8: UbiComp, Pittsburgh, USA.
2012-Jul-16-20: UMAP 2012, Montreal | PALE | PATCH
2012-Jul-2-6: ICLS, Sydney | DECL Digital Ecosystems for Collaborative Learning
2012-Jun-25-28: U2M'2012 Ubiquitous User Modeling, International Workshop at Haifa, Israel
2012-Jun-19-21: EDM2012 Chania, Greece |
Pervasive 2012 Logo2012-Jun-18-22: Pervasive, Newcastle, UK | exec |Intelligibility
2012-Jun-13-15: DIS 2012 Designing Interactive Systems, Newcastle, UK | reviews
2012-Jun-12-19: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, (ITS 2012) Crete, Deadline Jan 23
2012-Jun-4,5 The International Symposium on Pervasive Displays
2012-May-5-10: CHI Texas, Austin, LBR deadline 9 Jan. |Educational Interfaces, Softw are, and Technology | Personal informa tics | Technologies for families
2012-Apr-16 MultiA-Pro: International Workshop on Interoperability of User Profiles in Multi-Application Web Environments, In conjunction with WWW2012, Lyon, France.
2012-Feb-14 Ubiquitous Pers onalization (UP'2012) at IUI 2012.
2012-Feb-11-12: Personal Information Management (PIM) Seattle, WA: Deadline Nov 25.
2012-Feb-9-10: Joint EPFL-USYD Workshop. Talk: Overview of Computer-Human Adapted Interaction research: personalisation, digital ecosystems, tabletops and lifelong, life-wide learning.
2012-Jan-30: ACE Australasian Computing Education Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
2012-Jan-18: C5 International Conference on Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing. Playa Vista, CA
2011-Dec-19-20: CSEIT 2011 Computer Science Education: Innovation and Technology CSEIT 2012. Best Student Paper Award Richard Gluga.
2011-Dec-02: ADCS
2011-Nov-30..Dec-2: International eLearning Futures Conference
2011-Nov-28..Dec-2: OzCHI: Canberra,
2011-Nov-24: Sydney Computer Science Conventicle | ALTCImproving Teaching Practice
2011-Nov-13: ITS Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces Conferencereviews
2011-Nov-03: Learning Technology Research Fest - researchers and practitioners in the sciences and technologies of learning
2011-Oct-30: University of Sydney - Israel Research Partnership Forum
2011-09-17: Ubicomp, Beijing, China.
2011-10-16: UIST 2011-Oct-24: E-Ed 2011 Usability and Educational Technology 2011
2011-Jul-11: UMAP, Girona, Spain. PALE
2011-Jul-108-20: Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2011 Seattle.
2011-Jul-6-8: EDM 4th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2011). Best Student Paper - Roberto Martinez.
2011-Jun-26: 
AIED, Canterbury, NZ. gsite | gsiter
2011-Jun-19: IDC 2011 International Conference on Interaction Design and Children
2011-Jun-7: Pervasive 2011 | reviews | HPDIreviews
2011-May-16-17: Ubiquitous User Modeling Workshop, Haifa, Israel
2011-May-07: CHI2011 | Interaction Techniques and Devices |Expanding and Enhancing interaction through Technology, Systems and Tools | reviews
2011-03-27: LAK'11 Learning Analytics & Knowledge
2010-Nov-07: ITS 2010 Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces 2010, Saarbrucken, Germany
2010-Nov-22: OzCHI, Brisbane
2010-Dec-06: MobiQuitous 2010
2011-Jan-17: ACE2011 Perth, Australia
10-Oct-01: EC-TEL 2010
10-Sep-26: RecSys, Barcelona, Spain.
10-Sep-26: Ubicomp
10-Jul-19: SIGIR - Geneva, Switzerland. reviews
cover of ITS proceedings10-Jun-14: ITS2010, Pittsburgh | reviews | org | CSPRED
10-Jun-20: UMAP 2010 | PUMP
10-Jun-28,29: HCSNet Workshop on Natural User Interfaces: Multitouch and Gestural Interactions
10-May-17: Pervasive 2010 - Helsinki, Finland, reviews
10-May-17: Pervasive personalisation workshop
10-Apr-10: CHI2010 | reviews
10-Jan-22: ACEreviews
10-Feb-07: IUI Hong Kong 09-12-04: ADCS Sydney
09-12-02: Smart Services CRC Inaugural Participants Conference
9-11-30: ICCE Hong Kong.
09-11-23: OzCHI Melbourne.
09-11-23: Tabletop Banff, Canada.
09-11-06:PIM 2009 09-11-04:UIST
09-09-30: UbiSys 2009 System Support for Ubiquitous Computing Workshop
09-09-30: UBICOMP Orlando, Florida.
09-07-07: UIC 09 Ubiquitous Intelligence and Com puting, | reviews
logo for UMAP conference09-06-22: UMAP Trento, Italy, 22-26 June | reviews |planner
09-06-22: Lifelong User Modelling UMAP Workshop
09-07-01: EDM Cordoba, Spain, 1-3 July 2009 | reviews
09-06-29: NGITS, Israel, reviews
09-07-06: AIED'09, July 6-10, Brighton | reviews
09-07-06:TUMAS with AIED.
09-07-06:SWEL with AIED.
09-05-21: IAC09 IT in Aged Care.
09-05-11: Pervasive'09 Nara, Japan.
09-04-05: CHI'09 | Tabletop | reflection | temporal | Age matters
09-03-03: Adaptive Training Technologies, March 3 - 5
09-01-20: ACE Wellington, New Zealand Jan 20 - 23
08-12-09: HAI'08 at IAT'08.
08-12-09: TUMAS-A 2008 at IAT'08.
08-12-08: ADCS'08 Hobart.
08-12-08: OZCHI 2008 Cairns
08-10-27: ICCE 2008 Taipei, Taiwan
08-11-02: ICT Building Lifelong Learning Companions USC, LA.
08-10-19: UIST 2008 Oct 19-22, Monterey, CA.
08-10-02: Tabletop 2008 Amsterdam
08-09-21: Ubicomp Seoul
08-09-06: ICER Sydney,
08-07-28: AH 2008 Hannover
08-06-23: ITS 2008 Montreal | *CATS | * SWEL'08 | Meta-Cognition 
08-06-20: EDM'08
08-06-19: Pervasive 2008 Sydney | DC CFP CAPC 2008 | @ Home 
08-05-31: AVI 08 
08-04-05: CHI 2008 Florence
08-01-13: UbiqUM'08 at IUI
08-01-22: ACE 2008 Wollongong
07-07-16: CSCL 2007 Rutgers.
07-10-10: Tabletop: Rhode Island
07-10-07: UIST 2007 Rhode Island
07-09-16: UbiComp 2007 Innsbruck, Austria
07-07-01: TKDE e-Learning Special Issue
07-06-25: UM 2007 Corfu, Greece | UbiDeUM'2007 SociUM PING
07-07-09: AIED 2007 Jul 9-13
07-07-18: EDM at ICALT, Niigata, Japan
07-05-13: Pervasive Toronto, Ontario
07-04-28: CHI 2007 San Jose, USA
07-01-29: ACE 2007 Ballarat
07-01-28: IUI 2007 Hawaii, USA
06-10-15: UIST 2006 Montreux, Switzerland
06-09-17: UbiComp 2006 Orange County, CA
06-08-28: UBIQUM '06 Italy
06-05-07: Pervasive 2006 Dublin, Ireland.
06-06-26: ITS 2006 Taiwan
06-06-21: AH 2006 Dublin, Ireland
06-04-24: CHI 2006 Montreal, Canada.

News Feed

  • VR gaming on Gizmodo (5/4/2017)

    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.

  • Keynote Educational Data Mining (6/1/2016)

    The 9th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2016) , Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
    Title: Enabling people to harness and control EDM for lifelong, life-wide learning | paper

  • Programme co-Chair, Learning at Scale (4/1/2016)

    Jeff Haywood (The University of Edinburgh, UK),
    Vincent Aleven (Carnegie Mellon University, USA),
    Judy Kay (University of Sydney, Australia)
    Ido Roll (University of British Columbia, Canada) (Eds)
    L@S 2016 – Proceedings of the Third (2016) ACM Conference on Learning@Scale. ACM, New York, NY, USA.

  • Opening Keynote Australasian Computer Science Week (2/1/2016)

    Opening Keynote Australasian Computer Science Week (ACSW 2016), A Human-Centred View of Big Personal Data: Scrutable User Models for Privacy and Control, Canberra, Australia.

  • Launch of HCT Context Node: Technology for Health and Wellness (2/1/2016)
  • National Committee for Information and Communication Sciences (12/1/2015)

    Australian Academy of Science National Committee for Information and Communication Sciences (NCICS) aims to foster information and communication sciences in Australia, to link the Academy to scientists and practitioners in this area and to relevant scientific and professional societies, and to serve as a link between Australian and overseas scientists. |Future Science Computer Science

  • Panel Chair for AIED2015 (7/22/2015)

    AIED is the premier venue for researchers creating advanced technology for learning.

  • Interview (4/13/2015)

    13 April, 2015: 5 minutes with….

  • Keynote speaker: Health Literacy Research to Practice Forum (3/13/2015)

    Health literacy and computer assisted technology and learning
    at the Research to Practice Forum on Health Literacy
    in partnership with the South East Sydney Local Health District, Multicultural Health Unit.
    held at Prince of Wales Hospital.
    Abstract: This talk will present an overview of a range of emerging technologies to support lifelong and life-wide learning. These support core aspects of teaching, such as systematic definition of learning competencies, new ways to deliver learning materials, support learners in achieving deep learning and in tracking learning. It will also present some over the horizon approaches, such as ways to engage with public health messages, at interactive wall interfaces in public.
    (full programme)

  • Human centred technology and the business of health (9/10/2014)
  • Invited keynote speaker at User Modeling and Personalisation Workshop (7/7/2014)

    Held in conjunction with the annual UMAP2014conference, the Project Synergy (UMAP ProS) Workshop brought together participants from several International projects to share experiences and directions.

  • Elizabeth F. Churchill blog (7/1/2014)

    Scrupulous, Scrutable and Sumptuous: Personal Data Futures “There’s a gathering focus on “scrutable” user models — models that are transparent and inspectable, intelligible, customer-centered, use-oriented, and built for long-term curation … Issues like privacy, visibility, error correction, “wasted data”, and shared control of model building are key. Researchers Judith Kay and Bob Kummerfeld, … say that “scrutable user models are designed and implemented so that the user can study, or scrutinize, the way she works, to determine what information the user model holds, the processes used to capture it, and the ways that it is used.” …

  • A-LASI workshop (12/1/2013)

    The Australian Learning Analytics Summer Institute (A-LASI) Interfaces for learning data visualizations, invited talk.

  • Health Literacy Conference (11/26/2013)

    Invited presentation: Overview of emerging technologies to define, enhance, and measure health literacy Health literacy network: crossing disciplines, bridging gaps |slides

  • Blended Learning for Engaged Enquiry (10/2/2013)

    The Sydney Teaching Colloquium, 2013 plenary talk in session: What are the pedagogical opportunities provided by blended learning?.

  • Learning Analytics Summer Institute (7/1/2013)

    Invited presentation on Visualization and Data Presentation at Learning Analytics Summer Institute 2013 (LASI-13) | Slides

  • VIVID Light at Seymour (6/3/2013)

    As part of the VIVID 2013“As part of Vivid Sydney 2013, the Seymour Centre will showcase the best ideas from the brightest students and researchers in light and technology from The University of Sydney.

    The best in technology will also be on show in the Seymour foyers featuring interactive tabletops and walls developed by the Computer Human Adapted Interaction (CHAI) Research Group at the University. Tabletops work as giant tablet screens where people can explore combinations of images, documents, videos and interactive maps and can “throw” an object from the table onto the wall to communicate and investigate in a wholly new way.”

  • VIVID Ideas (6/3/2013)

    As part of the VIVID 2013 Festival’s Ideas Theme, a talk as part of the evening series of talks at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, at Seymour Centre, University of Sydney, entitled: “I’m not creative but….” on the creative dimensions ofcomputer science and HCIwith historian, Iain McCalman, illumination designer, Wendy Davis,philosopher Rick Benitez,interaction designer for information interfaces in everyday environments,Martin Tomitsch.

  • Elected Chair Joint Ubicomp and Pervasive Steering Committee (6/1/2013)

    The Joint Steering Committee of the Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Conference Series is responsible for the peak conference in ubiquitous and pervasive computing, with the upcomingUbicomp2013 to be held in Zurich. The Ubicomp JSC is affiliated with the ACMSIGCHI and SIGmobile.

  • Human Centred Technology Workshop 2013 (4/2/2013)

    Harnessing Unobtrusive Sensing to Understand Human Behaviour for Lifelong Goals workshop with presentations by invited keynote speaker: Anind Dey, Carnegie Mellon University with invited presentations by external speakers Cecile Paris (CSIRO IT) Pearl Pu (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, EPFL) and from University of Sydney: Adrian Bauman (Public Health) James Curran, Judy Kay, Fabio Ramos, Kalina Yacef (IT) Andy Dong (Civil Engineering) Alistair McEwan, Abelardo Pardo (Electrical and Information Engineering) Martin Tomitsch (Design & Planning).

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VR gaming on Gizmodo

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.

Keynote Educational Data Mining

The 9th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2016) , Raleigh, North Carolina, USA Title: Enabling people to harness and control EDM for lifelong, life-wide learning | paper

Programme co-Chair, Learning at Scale

Jeff Haywood (The University of Edinburgh, UK), Vincent Aleven (Carnegie Mellon University, USA), Judy Kay (University of Sydney, Australia) Ido Roll (University of British Columbia, Canada) (Eds) L@S 2016 - Proceedings of the Third (2016) ACM Conference on Learning@Scale. ACM, New York, NY, USA.

Opening Keynote Australasian Computer Science Week

Opening Keynote Australasian Computer Science Week (ACSW 2016), A Human-Centred View of Big Personal Data: Scrutable User Models for Privacy and Control, Canberra, Australia.

Launch of HCT Context Node: Technology for Health and Wellness

Inaugural Human Centred Technology Symposium on Health & Wellness Research Symposium

National Committee for Information and Communication Sciences

Australian Academy of Science National Committee for Information and Communication Sciences (NCICS) aims to foster information and communication sciences in Australia, to link the Academy to scientists and practitioners in this area and to relevant scientific and professional societies, and to serve as a link between Australian and overseas scientists. |Future Science Computer Science

Panel Chair for AIED2015

AIED is the premier venue for researchers creating advanced technology for learning.

Interview

13 April, 2015: 5 minutes with....

Keynote speaker: Health Literacy Research to Practice Forum

Health literacy and computer assisted technology and learning at the Research to Practice Forum on Health Literacy in partnership with the South East Sydney Local Health District, Multicultural Health Unit. held at Prince of Wales Hospital. Abstract: This talk will present an overview of a range of emerging technologies to support lifelong and life-wide learning. These support core aspects of teaching, such as systematic definition of learning competencies, new ways to deliver learning materials, support learners in achieving deep learning and in tracking learning. It will also present some over the horizon approaches, such as ways to engage with public health messages, at interactive wall interfaces in public. (full programme)

Human centred technology and the business of health

Conversations on business and health series

Invited keynote speaker at User Modeling and Personalisation Workshop

Held in conjunction with the annual UMAP2014conference, the Project Synergy (UMAP ProS) Workshop brought together participants from several International projects to share experiences and directions.

Elizabeth F. Churchill blog

Scrupulous, Scrutable and Sumptuous: Personal Data Futures "There's a gathering focus on "scrutable" user models — models that are transparent and inspectable, intelligible, customer-centered, use-oriented, and built for long-term curation ... Issues like privacy, visibility, error correction, "wasted data", and shared control of model building are key. Researchers Judith Kay and Bob Kummerfeld, ... say that "scrutable user models are designed and implemented so that the user can study, or scrutinize, the way she works, to determine what information the user model holds, the processes used to capture it, and the ways that it is used." ...

A-LASI workshop

The Australian Learning Analytics Summer Institute (A-LASI) Interfaces for learning data visualizations, invited talk.

Health Literacy Conference

Invited presentation: Overview of emerging technologies to define, enhance, and measure health literacy Health literacy network: crossing disciplines, bridging gaps |slides

Blended Learning for Engaged Enquiry

The Sydney Teaching Colloquium, 2013 plenary talk in session: What are the pedagogical opportunities provided by blended learning?.