Personal details

Name
Dr Laurianne Sitbon
Position(s)
ARC Future Fellow
Science and Engineering Faculty,
School of Computer Science
Senior Lecturer
Science and Engineering Faculty,
School of Computer Science
Discipline *
Other Information and Computing Sciences, Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing, Library and Information Studies
Phone
+61 7 3138 8079
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD LinkedIn
Qualifications

PhD

Professional memberships
and associations

Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Special Interest Group in Information Retrieval (SIGIR)

Keywords

Applied Cognition, Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing, Semantic Spaces, Text Analytics, Computer Human Interactions, Accessible Computing

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Dr Laurianne Sitbon is a senior lecturer in the school of Computer Science and a Future Fellow of the Australian Research Council (ARC). She started her academic career initiating QUT’s undergraduate and postgraduate students to the joys of search engine technologies, including data mining and natural language processing. Her research now investigates how to design better interactions models of information access supported by natural language processing technologies. She is convinced that there is enormous value for improvements in search engines from a better understanding of the human mind (how we create meaning out of words, how we make decisions) and people’s diverse abilities. She obtained her Masters of Science and Engineering from the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbeliard in France and he PhD in Computer Science from the University of Avignon in France.

This information has been contributed by Dr Laurianne Sitbon.

Teaching

Unit Design and re-design

  • 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 – Advanced Information Storage and Retrieval IFN647, in the Master of IT (IN20), 60 to 140 students, QUT
  • 2017, 2018 – Databases IFB130 (scaling up to 1,000 students, starting a Peer Program within the unit)
  • 2015, 2019  – Data Manipulation IFN509, transition unit (IN20 Master of IT curriculum, 40 students), QUT
  • 2014  – Databases IAB130 (new unit for the new IN01 BIT curriculum,  325 students), QUT
  • 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 – Search Engine Technology INB/INN344 (new unit, 10-45 students), QUT
  • 2013-2014 – Data Warehousing and Mining INB/INN343 (redesigned for collaborative learning spaces in 2014, 50-60 students), QUT
  • 2007 – Computational linguistics (new unit for the Master of IT, 30 students), University of Avignon

Project supervision  CELL Projects (interdisciplinary groups)  The Community Engaged Learning Lab has been established by LTU in 2012 as a framework to allow students from all faculties to engage in interdisciplinary projects that can benefit communitypartners, and thus operate in a service learning fashion.

  • S2 2014: My Budget Buddy, Designing and prototyping a website to support people with intellectual disability when allocating their NDIS budget to support services.
  • S1 2014: Designing tools to make legal information accessible to young offenders, iYouth justice project, consortium of community partners.
  • S1 2014: Evaluating and improving a Virtual Learning Environment to facilitate remote lifestyle education for users with intellectual disabilities, with the Endeavour Foundation
  • S2 2013: A website for setting goals and visualize progress towards them for users with intellectual disabilities, with the Endeavour Foundation.
  • S2 2013: Information through technology for prisoners, with Queensland Corrective Services
  • S1 2013: A personal goal management portal for users with intellectual disabilities, with the Endeavour Foundation.

Capstone projects (groups, bachelor of IT)

  • S2 2014: Mobile game to support young offenders. In partnership with iYouth Justice consortium. S2 2013: Information through technology for prisoners (see CELL projects). In partnership with Queensland Corrective Services.
  • S2 2013: Web based document management system to manage disabled service users at Endeavour Foundation. In partnership with the Endeavour Foundation.
  • S2 2013: Put yourself in the picture: a mobile application to help users with intellectual disabilities express what they want to achieve. In partnership with the Endeavour Foundation.
  • S2 2013: A virtual learning environment for users with intellectual disabilities: a virtual world where people with intellectual disabilities can train their social skills, and can practice sequencing every day life tasks. In partnership with the Endeavour Foundation.
  • S2 2012: The informed parent: a search engine that uses topic clustering and authority indicator to present a fair and unbiased view of the various opinions.
  • S2 2011: A real estate mashup: helping users finding rental housing according to quality of life.

Masters by coursework projects (individual, master of IT)

  • S1 2015 – Computing similarity between words from different disciplines
  • S1 2014 – Designing an interactive digital mindmap for large interactive screens
  • S1 2013 – Requirements for an information system centered around users with intellectual disabilities. In partnership with the Endeavour Foundation
This information has been contributed by Dr Laurianne Sitbon.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
A Pictorial Communication Framework for Inclusion
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
FT190100855
Start year
2020
Keywords
Title
Human-Machine Teaming:Designing Synergistic Learning of Humans and Machines
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP200103582
Start year
2020
Keywords
Title
New Information Access Technologies for People with Intellectual Disability
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP160100800
Start year
2016
Keywords
Title
Framing authentic assessment of service learning within an information technology curriculum
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
SD15-5151
Start year
2015
Keywords
Assessment And Feedback Practices; Information Technology; Personal Development; Service Learning

Supervision

  • Recruiting students (PhD, Masters, Honours) in distributional semantics and/or technology design (including Human Computer Interactions) to join in on my research projects!

    Scholarships and top-ups available for outstanding applicants.

Current supervisions

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)