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CIC welcomes Endeavour Research Fellow Bikalpa Neupane

Last week, UTS: CIC welcomed new Endeavour Research Fellow Bikalpa Neupane to its Blackfriars research hub in Chippendale, Sydney.  Bikalpa will be working  with colleagues on a peer assessment of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for the next five months at UTS. We sat down with Bikalpa to learn about his story and his current research work. Tell us a bit about your background - where did you grow up and go to school? My name’s Bikalpa Neupane, but I usually go by 'Bik'. I was born ...
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UTS wins award at International Learning Analytics Conference

A collaborative research paper produced by academics from the UTS Connected Intelligence Centre (CIC) and UTS Pharmacy has been awarded Best Full Paper at the 7th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference in Canada. Dr Andrew Gibson, Dr Simon Knight. Dr Adam Aitken and Professor Simon Buckingham Shum from the UTS CIC along with Dr Agnes Sandor from the Xerox Research Centre in France and UTS Pharmacy academic Dr Cherie Lucas were recognised in Vancouver, BC, at the conference ...
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UTS Connected Intelligence Centre hosts first CIC-Squared event for 2017

5-7:00pm, March 3, 2017 CIC Ideation Studio, 2 Blackfriars St, Chippendale Our first CIC-Squared event for 2017 welcomed representatives from universities and industry interested in the field of Data Science.  The casual event offered attendees and opportunity to meet and connect with the CIC team, our Master of Data Science & Innovation students, Data Science professionals and research partners.  Stay tuned for our next CIC-Squared event in May 2017.  
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Connecting Nodes for a Human Data Ethics network

One of CIC’s key roles at UTS is to connect people, ideas and data as we wrestle with the opportunities and challenges posed by Big Data. So, on March 6, we were delighted to host colleagues from the faculties, student support units and administration, to discuss their diverse interests in Data Ethics. Associate Professor Theresa Anderson hosted the networking event and set the scene. As data infrastructure and machine intelligence impacts sectors like education, business, health, medicine ...
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Kirsty Kitto joins CIC

We are delighted to announce that Kirsty Kitto has joined CIC as a Senior Lecturer in Data Science. Kirsty brings a transdisciplinary approach to the challenge of modelling, and deploying data science applications in complex social systems (such as learning), and is respected internationally within the Complex Systems,  Learning Analytics, and ExperienceAPI (xAPI) communities. We’ll let her introduce herself! I create novel computational and mathematical approaches to the modelling of co...
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Access changes for CIC visitors during Blackfriars construction work

Construction on UTS’s new Blackfriars Children’s Centre will begin soon following the excavation of the site adjacent to CIC. Safety fences and hoardings have been installed, the former amenities block has been demolished and building work is due to commence in mid-March.   CIC staff and visitors should note the following: The Blackfriars St entry is now closed. All pedestrians and cyclists need to enter/exit via the Buckland St footpath. Moderate noise associated with constru...
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Ph.D Learning Analytics

Ph.D learning analytics
We are delighted to announce that CIC’s doctoral program in Learning Analytics is offering three UTS Scholarships for 2017. CIC’s mission is to invent, evaluate and theorise the design of human-centered data science and learning analytics. As you will see from our work, and the three PhD topics advertised, a core theme is analytics techniques to nurture in learners the creative, critical, sensemaking qualities needed for lifelong learning, employment and citizenship in a complex, data-saturat...
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CIC welcomes directors of the first Learning Analytics Centres in both China and Japan

Jingjing Hiroaki
CIC hosted a remarkable convergence today, as the Directors of the first Learning Analytics Centres in both China and Japan visited to see how we operate as an innovation centre for applied, human-centred data science in UTS learning and teaching. Jingjing Zhang is Director of the Big Data Centre for Technology-mediated Education in Beijing Normal University, and Hiroaki Ogata is Director of the Center for Learning Analytics at Kyushu University. Jingjing and Hiroaki shared their centre’s vis...
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European Commission report on the use of Learning Analytics: Implications for Education Policy

European Commission report
We are very honoured to announce that our work at the Connected Intelligence Centre has been included in the Joint Research Centre's (JRC) European Commission report on the use of Learning Analytics: Implications for Education Policy. The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to the European policy-making process. This report, by the ...
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CIC @ the Australian HCI Conference (OzCHI ’16)

CIC's Dr. Roberto Martinez-Maldonado attended the 28th Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (OzCHI 2016) in Launceston, Tasmania. The conference theme "Connected Futures" highlighted the importance of connectedness through technology. OzCHI is an annual conference for the Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG) which is one of the leading forums for the latest in HCI research and practice in the Asia-Pacific area. The conference brought together an international...
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