Associate Professor Jacqueline Whalley

Associate Professor in Computer Science

Phone: +649 921 9999 extn 5203

Email: jwhalley@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
AUT Tower, Level 1,
2 – 14 Wakefield St,
Auckland 1010

ORCID:
  https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7633-5200

Qualifications:

  • B.Sc. (First Class Honours), Massey University, New Zealand
  • Ph.D., Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • M.Sc. (Distinction), University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • Certificate in Tertiary Teaching, AUT

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Member of the ACM
  • Editorial Board member – ACM Inroads
  • Associate Editor: International Journal of Visual Analytics for Advanced Information Management (since 2012)
  • Program Committee & Posters and Panels chair the Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (2017)
  • Conference Chair - Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2013-14)
  • Program Committee member - International Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE 2014)
  • Program Committee member – International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA 2014)
  • Organising Committee member – Eighth International Computing Education Research Workshop
  • Auckland Site Director for the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC)

Teaching Areas:

Supervision

Jacqui is a PhD, MPhil, MCIS and BCIS (Honours) supervisor and is currently supervising six PhD students. 

Recently completed theses:
(Downloadable via http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/3)

Framework for Sentiment Classification for Morphologically Rich Languages: A Case Study for Sinhala
Dr. Nishantha Medgoda (PhD, 2017) 

Approaches to Improving Data Quality in Municipal Solid Waste Management in New Zealand
Dr. Macbeda Michael-Agwuoke (PhD, 2017)

Learning to Program: The Development of Knowledge in Novice Programmers
Dr. Nadia Kasto (PhD, 2016)

Leaf Wetness Duration Modelling Using Adaptive Neuro Fuzzy Inference System
Fatthy Amir Abdullah (MCIS, 2016)

Multi-metric Prediction of Software Build Outcomes
Dr. Jacquiline Finlay (PhD, 2013)

The Development of a New Student Response System: Engaging Students
Andrew Smith (BCIS (Hons), 2012) 

Audio segmentation, classification and visualization
Dr. Xin (Jessie) Zhang (PhD, 2009)  

3D Visualisation of Complex Hierarchical Structures
Jacquiline Finlay (BCIS (Hons), 2008) 

Current Teaching
Computer Graphics Programming [COMP612]
Data and Process Modelling [INFS600]
Geocomputation [COMP817]
 

In the past Jacqui has taught the following papers:

Nature Inspired Computing
Information Visualisation
Research and Development Project
Software Engineering
Software Development Practice
Program Design and Construction
Programming 2
High Level Scripting
Programming 1
Foundation Programming

Research Areas:

  • Computer Science Education
  • Geocomputation
  • Simulation and modelling of biological and spatiotemporal systems
  • Nature Inspired Computing

Research Summary:

Associate Professor Jacqueline (Jacqui) Whalley’s research interests lie in the field of computer science education, with a particular focus on the teaching and learning of programming. As an avid programmer, she is intrigued by the challenges faced by novice programmers and how research-informed approaches to teaching may be applied to enhance student success.Jacqui also maintains research interests in modelling, simulation and visualisation. While this began with the modelling of small-scale biological systems, stemming from a background in medicinal chemistry, it has evolved over time to include the modelling of large-scale spatiotemporal datasets using geographic information systems. Her current research includes the prediction and forecasting of air quality levels, a critical aspect of current global initiatives to control emissions.

Publications:

Journal Papers

Whalley, J., Sallis, P., & Bassey, E. (2016). Approaches to Cleaning Gas Response Signals from Metal Oxide Sensors: Optimisation and Generalizabilty. International Journal on Advances in Systems and Measurements, 9(1&2), 12-23. Retrieved from http://www.iariajournals.org/systems_and_measurements/

Awbi, N. K., Whalley, J. L., & Philpott, A. (2015). Scaffolding, the zone of proximal development, and novice programmers. Journal of Applied Computing and Information Technology, 19(1). Retrieved from http://www.citrenz.ac.nz/jacit/JACIT1901/2015Awbi_Scaffolding.html

Clear, T., Whalley, J. L., Eckerdal, A., Laakso, M. -J., Lister, R., & Robbins, P. J. (2011). Report on the final BRACElet workshop: Auckland University of Technology, September 2010. Journal of Applied Computing and Information Technology, 15(1). Retrieved from http://www.citrenz.ac.nz/jacit/

Lister, R., Berglund, A., Clear, T., Bergin, J., Garvin Doxas, K., Hanks, B., . . . Whalley, J. (2006). Research perspectives on the objects-early debate. SIGCSE Bull. 38, 4 (June 2006), 146-165. doi:10.1145/1189136.1189183

Whalley, J., Brooks, S., & Beiko, R. G. (2009). Radié: Visualizing Taxon Properties and Parsimonious Mappings Using a Radial Phylogenetic Tree. Bioinformatics, 25(5), 672-673.doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btp044

Parks, D. H., Porter, M., Churcher, S., Wang, S., Blouin, C., Whalley, J., . . . Beiko, R. G. (2009). GenGIS: A geospatial information system for genomic data. Genome Research, 19(10), 1896-1904. doi: 10.1101/gr.095612.109

Brooks, S., & Whalley, L. J. (2008). Multilayer Hybrid Visualizations to Support 3D GIS. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 32(4), 278-29. 

Peer reviewed books, book chapters, books edited

Whalley, J., & Zandi, S. (2016). Particulate Matter Sampling Techniques and Data Modelling Methods. In P. Sallis (Ed.), Air Quality - measurement and modeling (pp. 29-54). InTech. doi:10.5772/65054

Whalley, J., & Kemp, Z. (2007). From electronic logbooks to sustainable marine environments: A GIS to support the common fisheries policy. In A. Lovett, & K. Appleton (Eds.), Environmental Decision Making with GIS (Innovations in GIS. London, UK: Taylor and Francis CRC Press.

Refereed conference proceedings

Whalley, J., Goldweber, M., & Ogier, H. (2017). Student values and interests in capstone project selection. In ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (pp. 90-94). doi:10.1145/3013499.3013508

Michael-Agwuoke, M., Whalley, J., Chile, L. & Sallis, P., (2016). Expanding the horizon of waste data mapping and collection. In WMSymposia 2016 (pp. 103). Phoenix, Arizona, USA: wmsym.org.

Zandi, S., Whalley, J., Sallis, P., & Ghobakhlou, A. (2015). Estimation of near ground PM10 concentrations using artificial neural networks. In The 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2015) (pp. 2 pages). Queensland, Australia: Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2015

Ghobakhlou, A., Amir, F., Whalley, J., & Sallis, P. (2015). Estimation of Leaf Wetness Duration Using Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference Systems. In 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2015) (pp. 7 pages). Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia: Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2015 

Kmoch, A., Klug, H., Whalley, J., & Sallis, P. (2015). Bridging Domains: A web-enabled interoperable Groundwater Research Framework. In 9th Symposium of the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE). Halifax, NS, Canada. 

 Medagoda, N.  & Whalley, J., (2015). Sentiment Lexicon Construction Using SentiWordNet 3.0. In 11th International Conference on Natural Computing IEEE ICNC (2015) (pp. 5 pages). Zhangjiajie, China. Retrieved from http://icnc-fskd.hnu.edu.cn/

Simon., Sheard, J., D'Souza, D., Lopez, M., Luxton-Reilly, A., Putro, I. H., . . . Whalley, J. L. (2015). How (not) to write an introductory programming exam. In D. D'Souza, & K. Falkner (Eds.), In Proceedings of the 17th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2015). CRPIT Vol. 160 (pp. 137-146). Sydney, Australia: Australian Computer Society, Inc.. Retrieved from http://crpit.com/confpapers/CRPITV160Simon.pdf

Michael-Agwuoke, M., Whalley, J. L., & Chile, L. (2014). Assessing New Zealand municipal solid waste for integrated sustainable waste management. In WasteMINZ Annual Conference. Wellington, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.wasteminz.org.nz/

Bassey, E., Whalley, J., Sallis, P., & Prasad, K. (2014). Wavelet Transform Smoothing Filters for Metal Oxide Gas Sensor Signal Cleaning. In 8th International Conference on Sensing Technology 2014 (pp. 538-542). Liverpool, UK.

Bassey, E., Whalley, J., & Sallis, P. (2014). An evaluation of smoothing filters for gas sensor signal cleaning. In C. Rückemann, & M. Pankowska (Eds.), In INFOCOMP 2014 : The Fourth International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation (pp. 19-23). Paris, France.

Kasto, N., Whalley, J. L., Philpott, A., & Whalley, D. (2014). Solution Spaces. In Proceedings of the Sixteenth Australasian Computing Education Conference, CRPIT Vol. 148 (pp. 133-137). Auckland, New Zealand: Australian Computer Society, Inc. Retrieved from http://crpit.com/confpapers/CRPITV148Kasto.pdf

Whalley, J. L., & Kasto, N. (2014). How difficult are novice code writing tasks?: a software metrics approach. In Proceedings of the Sixteenth Australasian Computing Education Conference, CRPIT Vol. 148 (pp. 105-112). Auckland, New Zealand: Australian Computer Society, Inc.. Retrieved from http://crpit.com/confpapers/CRPITV148Whalley.pdf

Michael-Agwuoke, M., Whalley, J., &  Chile, L. (2014). Achieving environmental sustainability through effective municipal solid waste transportation. In Fifth International Conference on The Constructed Environment. Philadelphia, USA.

Whalley, J., & Kasto, N. (2014). A qualitative think-aloud study of novice programmers' code writing strategies. In ITICSE 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education Conference (pp. 279-284). Association for Computing Machinery. doi:10.1145/2591708.2591762

Shanmuganathan, S., & Whalley, J. (2013). Pixel clustering in spatial data mining; an example study with Kumeu wine region in New Zealand. In J. Piantadosi, R. S. Anderssen, & J. Boland (Eds.), MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (pp. 810-816). Adelaide, Australia: The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. Retrieved from http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2013/

Shanmuganathan, S., Whalley, J. L., & Perez-Kuroki, A. (2013). Climate effects on grape production and quality at Kumeu, New Zealand. In J. Piantadosi, R. S. Anderssen, & J. Boland (Eds.), 20th MSSANZ-International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2013) (pp. 817-823). Adelaide, Australia: The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2013/C5/shanmuganathan3.pdf 

Whalley, J. L., & Shanmuganathan, S. (2013). Applications of image processing in viticulture: A review. In 20th MSSANZ-International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2013) (pp. 531-538). Adelaide, Austraia: The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. Retrieved from http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2013/B1/whalley.pdf

Kasto, N., & Whalley, J. L. (2013). Measuring the difficulty of code comprehension tasks using software metrics. In A. Carbone, & J. L. Whalley (Eds.), 15th Australasian Computer Education Conference (ACE 2013) Vol. 136 (pp. 57-63). Adelaide, South Australia: ACS. Retrieved from http://crpit.com/abstracts/CRPITV136Kasto.html

Whalley, J. L., & Kasto, N. (2013). Revisiting models of human conceptualisation in the context of a programming examination. In A. Carbone, & J. L. Whalley (Eds.), 15th Australasian Computer Education Conference (ACE 2013) Vol. 136 (pp. 64-73). Adelaide, South Australia: ACS. Retrieved from http://crpit.com/confpapers/CRPITV136Whalley.pdf

Whalley, J., Clear, A., Robbins, P., & Thompson, E. (2011). Salient elements in novice solutions to code writing problems. In 13th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2011), CRPIT Vol. 144 (pp. 37-46). Perth, Australia: ACS. Retrieved from http://crpit.com/confpapers/CRPITV114Whalley.pdf 

Philpott, A., Clear, T., & Whalley, J. (2009). Understanding Student Performance on an Algorithm Simulation Task: Implications for Guided Learning. In M. Guzdial, & S. Fitzgerald (Eds.), Proceedings of the 40th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 408-412). Chattannooga, Tennessee: ACM. doi:10.1145/1539024.1509012

Whalley, J., & Lister, R. (2009). The BRACElet 2009.1 (Wellington) Specification. In M. Hamilton, & T. Clear (Eds.), Proceedings of the Eleventh Australasian Computing Education Conference, CRPIT Vol. 95 (pp. 9-148). Wellington, New Zealand: ACS. Retrieved from http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1379254

Whalley, J. L. (2009). St. Michaels Cemetery: A Community Heritage System. In Proceedings of the Microsoft Research Asia Pacific eHeritage. Dunhuang, China.

Zhang, J. X., Brooks, S., & Whalley, J. L. (2009). Audio classification based on adaptive partitioning. In Proceedings - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2009 (pp. 490-493). doi:10.1109/ICME.2009.5202541

Lomax, T., Finlay, J., Whalley, J., & Philpott, A. (2008). Whenau and Whanau – Visualising People Land Relationships. In S. Mann, & M. Lopez (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty First Annual NACCQ Conference (pp. 71-76). Auckland, NZ.

Zhang, J., Whalley, J., & Brooks, S. (2008). Time Mosaics - An Image Processing Approach to Audio Visualization. In 11th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects DAFx-08 (pp. 273-280). Espoo, Finland.

Clear, T., Edwards, J., Lister, R., Simon, B., Thompson, E., & Whalley, J. (2008). The teaching of novice computer programmers: bringing the scholarly-research approach to Australia. In Simon, & M. Hamilton (Eds.),10th Australasian Computing Education Conference CRPIT Vol. 78 (pp. 63-68). Wollongong, NSW, Australia: ACS. Retrieved from http://crpit.com/confpapers/CRPITV78Clear.pdf 

Beiko, R., Whalley, J., Wang, S., Clair, H., Smolyn, G., Churcher, S., . . . Brooks, S. (2008). Spatial analysis and visualization of genetic biodiversity. In Proceedings of the academic track of the 2008 Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference, incorporating the GISSA 2008 Conference. Cape Town, South Africa.

Clear, T., Whalley, J. L., Lister, R., Carbone, A., Hu, M., Sheard, J., . . . Thompson, E. (2008). Reliably Classifying Novice Programmer Exam Responses using the SOLO Taxonomy. In S. Mann, & M. Lopez (Eds.), Twenty First Annual Conference of the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications Vol. 1 (pp. 23-30). Auckland, New Zealand: NACCQ. Retrieved from http://naccq08.unitec.ac.nz/proceedings/papers/23.pdf

Lopez, M., Whalley, J., Robbins, P., & Lister, R. (2008). Relationships between reading, tracing and writing skills in introductory programming. In Proceeding of the Fourth international Workshop on Computing Education Research (Sydney, Australia). ICER '08 (pp. 101-112). New York, NY: ACM. doi:10.1145/1404520.1404531

 


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