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Rainer Wasinger

Research Collaborator
Please see http://www.ics.mq.edu.au/~wasinger/ for more details on my past work and publications, as well as my current work.
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Senior Lecturer, HITLab, UTAS
+61 (2) 9036-9746

School of Information Technologies
Level 3 West, Building J12
University of Sydney
NSW, 2006, Australia

Human-computer interaction; intelligent user interfaces; artificial intelligence; mobile and ubiquitous computing; multimodal interaction; modality fusion; natural language understanding and generation; embodied conversational agents.

Graduating with Engineering and Science degrees from the University of Sydney, Australia, in 2001, I worked in the Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) department at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH), in Saarbrücken, Germany, while also completing my doctorate titled "Multimodal Interaction with Mobile Devices" at Saarland University, with Prof. Wolfgang Wahlster as my supervisor. Upon returning to Australia at the end of 2006, and after successfully concluding a short 3 month project at Sydney University in the Smart Internet Technology CRC, dealing with tabletop interaction, I have taken up the position of Research Fellow at the Centre for Language Technology, Macquarie University, Australia, led by Prof. Robert Dale.

My main area of expertise is in HCI and IUI and in particular, multimodal interaction in mobile and ubiquitous computing environments. Growing interests of mine include natural language generation and understanding, presentation output planning, and embodied conversational agents of both the virtual and photo-realistic kind.

Please see http://www.ics.mq.edu.au/~wasinger/ for more details on my past work and publications, as well as my current work on the Thinking Heads project at the Centre for Language Technology, Macquarie University.

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Publications

2013

Wasinger, Rainer; Wallbank, James; Pizzato, Luiz; Kay, Judy; Kummerfeld, Bob; Bohmer, Matthias; Kruger, Antonio

Scrutable User Models and Personalised Item Recommendation in Mobile Lifestyle Applications Inproceedings

21st International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP 2013), pp. 77-88, Rome, Italy, 2013.

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Grace, Kazjon; Wasinger, Rainer; Ackad, Christopher; Collins, Anthony; Dawson, Oliver; Gluga, Richard; Kay, Judy; Tomitsch, Martin

Conveying Interactivity at an Interactive Public Information Display Inproceedings

The 2nd International Symposium on Pervasive Displays 2013, 2013.

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Ackad, Christopher; Wasinger, Rainer; Gluga, Richard; Kay, Judy; Tomitsch, Martin

Measuring Interactivity at an Interactive Public Information Display Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Augmentation, Application, Innovation, Collaboration, pp. 329–332, ACM, Adelaide, Australia, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-4503-2525-7.

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2012

Wasinger, Rainer; Fry, Michael; Kay, Judy; Kummerfeld, Bob

User Modelling Ecosystems: A User-centred Approach Inproceedings

Masthoff, Judith; Mobasher, Bamshad (Ed.): 20th International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP 2012), pp. 334-339, 2012.

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Wasinger, Rainer; Wardrop, Matthew; Collins, Anthony; Fry, Michael; Kay, Judy; Kummerfeld, Bob

Multi-channel Coverage for a Dangerous Australians Museum Exhibit Inproceedings

PATCH 2012: 4th International Workshop on Personalized Access to Cultural Heritage, 2012.

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Wasinger, Rainer; Fry, Michael; Kay, Judy; Kummerfeld, Bob

User Modelling Ecosystems: A User-centred Approach Inproceedings

Masthoff, Judith; Mobasher, Bamshad; Desmarais, Michel C; Nkambou, Roger (Ed.): User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP 2012), pp. 334-339, Springer, 2012.

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Wasinger, Rainer; Gubi, Kurt; Fry, Michael; Kay, Judy; Kummerfeld, Bob; Kuflik, Tsvi

RoughMaps: A Generic Platform to support Symbolic Map Use in Indoor Environments Inproceedings

International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN), 2012.

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2011

He, Hai; Wasinger, Rainer; Fry, Michael; Kay, Judy; Kummerfeld, Bob

A Platform for Personalised Neighbourhood Networks: The Case for a Casual Job Market Inproceedings

Digital Cities 7 Workshop on Real World Experiences at ICT, 2011.

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2010

Gerber, Simon; Fry, Michael; Kay, Judy; Kummerfeld, Bob; Pink, Glen; Wasinger, Rainer

PersonisJ: mobile, client-side user modelling Inproceedings

UMAP 2010, LNCS 6075, pp. 111-122, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2010.

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Gubi, Kurt; Wasinger, Rainer; Fry, Michael; Kay, Judy; Kuflik, Tsvi; Kummerfeld, Bob

Towards a Generic Platform for Indoor Localisation Using Existing Infrastructure and Symbolic Maps Inproceedings

CEUR-WS.org/Vol-609, Proceedings of UMAP Workshop, Architectures and building blocks of web-based user-adaptive systems, pp. 11-16, 2010.

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Brem, Daniel; Gubi, Kurt; Kay, Judy; Kummerfeld, Bob; Kuik, Tsvi; Michaels, Joseph; Wasinger, Rainer

Personalized Cultural Heritage GeoNotes Inproceedings

Pervasive Personalisation Workshop held in conjunction with Pervasive 2010, pp. 1-9, 2010.

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Wasinger, Rainer; Collins, Anthony; Fry, Michael; Kay, Judy; Kuflik, Tsvi; Kummerfeld, Bob

Towards Life-long Personalization Across Multiple Devices: The Case of Personal Career Management Inproceedings

Workshop on Pervasive User Modeling and Personalization (PUMP) at UMAP2010, pp. 48–50, Waikoloa, HI, USA, 2010.

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Pink, Glen; Gerber, Simon; Fry, Michael; Kay, Judy; Kummerfeld, Bob; Wasinger, Rainer

Safe Execution of Dynamically Loaded Code on Mobile Phones Inproceedings

MobiQuitous 7th International ICST Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems, pp. 1-12, Sydney, Australia, 2010.

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Wahlster, Wolfgang; Feld, Michael; Gebhard, Patrick; Heckmann, Dominikus; Jung, Ralf; Kruppa, Michael; Schmitz, Michael; Spassova, Lübomira; Wasinger, Rainer

The Shopping Experience of Tomorrow: Human-Centered and Resource-Adaptive Incollection

Crocker, Matthew W; Siekmann, Joerg (Ed.): Resource-Adaptive Cognitive Processes, pp. 205–237, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2010, ISBN: 978-3540894070.

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2009

Collins, Anthony; Bezerianos, Anastasia; McEwan, Gregor; Rittenbruch, Markus; Wasinger, Rainer; Kay, Judy

Understanding File Access Mechanisms for Embedded Ubicomp Collaboration Interfaces Inproceedings

UbiComp '09: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, pp. 135–144, ACM Press, Orlando, Florida, USA, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-60558-431-7.

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