Chief Investigator


Professor Judy Kay

Payne-Scott Professor
Chair, Human-centred technology research theme
CHAI Principal
School of Computer Science

Judy Kay is a Professor of Computer Science. She leads the Human-Centred Technology Research Cluster, in the Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Sydney. A core focus of her research has been to create infrastructures and interfaces for personalisation, especially to support people in lifelong, life-wide learning. This ranges from formal education settings to supporting people in using their long-term UbiComp data to support self-monitoring, reflection and planning. Central to this has been the design of the Personis user modelling systems and interfaces that enable people to control their own long-term personal information from diverse sensors on devices be they worn, carried, embedded in the environment or conventional desktops. She has integrated this into new forms of interaction including virtual reality, surface computing, wearables and ambient displays. Her research has been commercialised and deployed and she has extensive publications in leading venues for research in user modelling, AIED, human computer interaction and ubicomp. She has had leadership roles in top conferences in these areas and is Editor-in-Chief of the IJAIED, International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education (IJAIED) and Editor of IMWUT, Interactive Mobile Wearable and Ubiquitous Technology (IMWUT).