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: ORCID logo  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
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

Memberships and Affiliations:

Journal Editorial Board

  • ACM Inroads - Associate Editor, 2019 - current
  • ACM Inroads - Editorial Advisory Board, 2016 - 2019.
  • International Journal of Visual Analytics for Advanced Information Management - Associate Editor, 2012-2015

Journal Reviewing

  • ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2019
  • The Teacher Educator (Taylor and Francis), 2019
  • Computer Science Education; 2010-12, 2016 (CORE A Rank)
  • International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education (Springer), 2015 (IF 0.86)
  • ACM Inroads 2012-2016
  • Journal Health Care and Informatics Review Online 2010

Conference Chair

  • ACM ICER - Lightening Talks and Posters Chair; 2019, 2020
  • ACM CompEd - Associate Program Chair; 2019
  • IEEE LaTICE - Program Chair, 2018
  • ACM ITiCSE - Posters and Panels Chair; 2014, 2017
  • Australasian Computing Education (ACE) - Program Chair; 2013, 2014

Conference Program Committee

  • International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA) 2014
  • INFOCOMP 2014-2016
  • ICMLA 2012- 2014
  • ACM ICER - Organizing Committee 2012

Conference Reviewing

  • ACM Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education 2007-current (CORE A rank)
  • ACM Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education 2008-current (CORE A rank)
  • Australasian Computing Education (ACE) 2006-current
  • ACM International Computing Education Research (ICER) 2017-current

Teaching Areas:

Supervision

Jacqui is a PhD, MPhil, MCIS and BCIS (Honours) supervisor and is currently supervising four PhD students and one Masters student.

Recently completed theses:
(Downloadable via https://openrepository.aut.ac.nz/handle/10292/3/browse?value=Whalley%2C+Jacqueline&type=advisor)

Identifying Polymorphic Malware Variants Using Biosequence Analysis Techniques
Dr. Vijay Naidu (PhD, 2018)

Hydrological Cycle Algorithm for Solving Optimisation Problems
Dr. Ahmad Wedyan (PhD, 2018)

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)

A Context-based Groundwater Data Infrastructure
Dr. Alexander Kmoch (PhD, 2016)

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]
BCIS Research and Development Project (capstone)

In the past Jacqui has taught the following papers:

Geocomputation 
Nature Inspired Computing
Information Visualisation
Software Engineering
Software Development Practice
Program Design and Construction
High Level Scripting
Programming 2
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

  • Uche, M-A. M., Whalley, J., Chile, L. & Sallis, P. (2019). Shaping and delivering tomorrow’s sustainable municipal solid waste management system: proposal for a structured data management infrastructure, International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 24(4): 437-450. DOI: 10.1504/IJEWM.2019.103646
  • Naidu, V., Whalley, J., & Narayanan, A. (2018). Generating Rule-based Signatures for Detecting Polymorphic Variants Using Data Mining and Sequence Alignment Approaches, Journal of Information Security, 8, 296-327. DOI: 10.4236/jis.2017.84020
  • Wedyan, A., Whalley, J., & Narayanan, A. (2018). Solving the Traveling Salesman Problem Using Hydrological Cycle Algorithm, American Journal of Operations Research , 8(3): 34 pages. DOI: 10.4236/ajor.2018.83010
  • Wedyan, A., Whalley, J., & Narayanan, A. (2017). Hydrological cycle algorithm for continuous optimization problems, Journal of Optimization, Article ID 3828420: 25 pages. DOI: 110.1155/2017/3828420
  • Naidu, V., Whalley, J., & Narayanan, A. (2017). Exploring the effects of gap-penalties in sequence-alignment approach to polymorphic virus detection, Journal of Information Security,, 8(4), 296-327. DOI: 10.4236/jis.2017.84020
  • Whalley, J., Sallis, P., & Bassey, E. (2016). Approaches to Cleaning Gas Response Signals from Metal Oxide Sensors: Optimization and Generalizability, International Journal on Advances in Systems and Measurements, 9(1&2), 12-23. Publisher URL
  • 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). Output URL
  • Clear, T., Whalley, J. L., Eckerdal, A., Laakso, M., Lister, R., & Robbins, P. (2011). Report on the final BRACElet workshop: Auckland University of Technology, September 2010, Journal of Applied Computing and Information Technology, 15(1). Output URL
  • 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., Brooks, S., & Beiko RG. (2019). GenGIS: A geospatial information system for genomic data, Genome Research, 19(10), 1896-1904. DOI: 10.1101/gr.095612.109
  • 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), 146-165. DOI: 10.1145/1189136.1189183
  • Brooks, S., & Whalley, L. J. (2008). Multilayer Hybrid Visualizations to Support 3D GIS, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 32(4), 278-29. DOI: 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2007.11.001

Books/Book Chapters

  • 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.

Conference Papers

  • Luxton-Reilly, A., Becker, B.A., Cao, Y., McDermott, R., Mirolo, C., Mühling, A., Petersen, A., Sanders, K., Simon, and Whalley, J. (2018). Developing Assessments to Determine Mastery of Programming Fundamentals. In Proceedings of the 2017 ITiCSE Conference on Working Group Reports (ITiCSE-WGR '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 47-69. DOI: 10.1145/3059009.3081327
  • Whalley, J., Goldweber, M., & Ogier, H. (2017). Student values and interests in capstone project selection.  In Proceedings of the Nineteenth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 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, 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 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2015), 2 pages. Queensland, Australia: Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand.Publisher URL
  • Kmoch, A., Whalley, J.L., Sallis, P., & Klug, H. (2015). Bridging Domains: A web-enabled interoperable Groundwater Research Framework. In 9th Symposium of the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE). Halifax, NS, Canada.
  • 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), 7 pages. Queensland, Australia: Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand. Output URL
  • Medagoda, N., Whalley, J., & Shanmuganathan, S., (2015). Sentiment Lexicon Construction Using SentiWordNet 3.0. In 11th IEEE International Conference on Natural Computing (ICNC), Zhangjiajie, China. DOI: 10.1109/ICNC.2015.7378094
  • 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 17th Australasian Computing Education Conference,CRPIT Vol.160, 137-146. ACS. Output URL
  • Whalley, J., & Kasto, N. (2014). A qualitative think-aloud study of novice programmers' code writing strategies. In Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Innovation & Technology in Computer Ccience Education (ITiCSE '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 279-284. DOI: 10.1145/2591708.2591762
  • 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, 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 4th International Conference on Advanced Communications and Computation, 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 - Volume 148 (ACE '14), Australian Computer Society, Inc., Darlinghurst, Australia, Australia, 133-137. ACM URL
  • 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- Volume 148 (ACE '14), Australian Computer Society, Inc., Darlinghurst, Australia, Australia, 105-112. ACM URL
  • 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. L., & Shanmuganathan, S. (2013). Applications of image processing in viticulture: A review. In J. Piantadosi, R. S. Anderssen, & J. Boland (Eds.), In MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand,531-538. Adelaide, Australia: The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. Output URL
  • 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.), In MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand,810-816. Adelaide, Australia: The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. Output URL
  • 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.), In MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, 817-823. Output URL
  • Kasto, N. & Whalley. J. (2013). Measuring the difficulty of code comprehension tasks using software metrics. In Proceedings of the Fifteenth Australasian Computing Education Conference - Volume 136 (ACE '13), Australian Computer Society, Inc., Darlinghurst, Australia, Australia, 59-65. ACM URL
  • Whalley, J. L., & Kasto, N. (2013). Revisiting models of human conceptualization in the context of a programming examination. In Proceedings of the Fifteenth Australasian Computing Education Conference - Volume 136 (ACE '13), Australian Computer Society, Inc., Darlinghurst, Australia, Australia, 64-73. ACM URL
  • Philpott, A., Clear, T., & Whalley, J. (2009). Understanding student performance on an algorithm simulation task: implications for guided learning. In Proceedings of the 40th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '09). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 408-412. DOI: 10.1145/1508865.1509012
  • Whalley, J., & Lister, R. (2009). The BRACElet 2009.1 (Wellington) specification. In Proceedings of the Eleventh Australasian Conference on Computing Education - Volume 95 (ACE '09), Margaret Hamilton and Tony Clear (Eds.), Vol. 95. Australian Computer Society, Inc., Darlinghurst, Australia, Australia, 9-18. ACM URL
  • 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), 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, 71-76. Output URL (Best Innovation Award)
  • 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. Output URL
  • 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 Proceedings of the tenth conference on Australasian computing education - Volume 78 (ACE '08), Simon Hamilton and Margaret Hamilton (Eds.), Vol. 78. Australian Computer Society, Inc., Darlinghurst, Australia, Australia, 63-68. ACM URL
  • 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. Output URL
  • 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.), 21s Annual Conference of the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualification (NACCQ 2008), Auckland, New Zealand. 23-30. Output URL
  • Lopez, M., Whalley, J. Robbins, P. & Lister, R. (2008). Relationships between reading, tracing and writing skills in introductory programming. In Proceedings of the Fourth international Workshop on Computing Education Research (ICER '08). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 101-112. DOI: 0.1145/1404520.1404531 (Top 6 Most Influential Papers in ICER award in 2019)
  • Sheard, J., Carbone, A., Lister, R., Simon, B., Thompson, E. & Whalley, J. (2008). Going SOLO to assess novice programmers. In Proceedings of the 13th annual conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education (ITiCSE '08). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 209-213.. DOI: 10.1145/1597849.1384328
  • Thompson, E., Luxton-Reilly,  A., Whalley, J.L. Hu, M. & Robbins, P. (2008). Bloom's taxonomy for CS assessment. In Proceedings of the tenth conference on Australasian computing education - Volume 78 (ACE '08), Simon & Margaret Hamilton (Eds.), Vol. 78. Australian Computer Society, Inc., Darlinghurst, Australia, Australia, 155-161. ACM URL
  • Clear, T., Whalley, J., Hill, J., Liu, Y., Pears, A. & Plimmer, B. (2008). A global software project: developing a tablet PC capture platform for explanograms. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computing Education Research (Koli '08). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 41-50. DOI: 10.1145/1595356.1595364
  • Thompson, E., Whalley, J., Lister, R & Simon, B. (2006). Code Classification as a Learning and Assessment Exercise for Novice Programmers.

Awards:

ACM ICER Top 6 Most Influential Paper Prior to 2010 Award (2019)

Placed 2nd in the iEvoBio visualisation challenge for GenGIS (2010)

Best Innovation Prize at NACCQ for the paper "Whenau and Whanau – Visualising People Land Relationships" (2008)

Microsoft Research Asia Grant  for  the project "A Tablet PC Capture Platform with Microsoft Technologies for Explanograms" (2007)

Recipient of the AUT Wyn Hoadley Chancellor’s Award (2007)

ACM SIGCSE SPecial Projects Grant for "BRACElet: Investigating the link between the reading and writing of code"(2007)

The CITRUS award for collaborative research for the paper "Code classification as a learning and assessment exercise for novice programmers". This paper was also highly commended in the best paper category (2006)

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