Dr Cat Mary Kutay

Dr Cat Mary Kutay

Fields of research: Computer Gaming and Animation, Other Artificial Intelligence, Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education, Learning Sciences
Campus: Kensington
Tags: Animation and Computer Generated Imagery Services, Learner and Learning Processes, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education, Application Software Packages (excl. Computer Games)

Dr Cat Kutay Computer Science and Engineering

Research interest

 

Level 1: Explain to a high school student what you do (leave the line above this one blank)

Cat Kutay is a Computer and Electrical Engineer who is developing gaming and web based software for teaching Aboriginal culture and languages, using many computer languages for online learning and interactive learning environments such as culture-awareness training using unity simulations and games.

Level 2: Explain to someone studying...

Dr Cat Kutay Computer Science and Engineering

Research interest

 

Level 1: Explain to a high school student what you do (leave the line above this one blank)

Cat Kutay is a Computer and Electrical Engineer who is developing gaming and web based software for teaching Aboriginal culture and languages, using many computer languages for online learning and interactive learning environments such as culture-awareness training using unity simulations and games.

Level 2: Explain to someone studying engineering in undergrad what you do

Cat Kutay is a Computer and Electrical Engineer who is developing interactive agents and simulation software for teaching Aboriginal culture and languages and for experiential learning of renewable engineering systems and developing teaching resources appropriate to online and blended learning for University courses in culture, engineering and computing, and school based language-learning techniques including support for learning grammar and speaking.

Level 3: Explain to a colleague what you do (but still in once sentence)

Cat Kutay works in Computer Supported Collaborative Learning and Human Computer Interaction researching and developing technology for simulaitons games and artificial agents for learning of Aboriginal culture and languages , and investigating how teaching content and approaches affects the optimal methods for course delivery online.

 

Interest in engineering

Why did you get into engineering?

I am interested in Science but enjoy constructing the outcomes of the designs and concepts I work with.

What are your research goals?

Focus on teaching and learning strategies at University level using computer development skills to devise innovative strategies for knowledge sharing in areas that are relevant to community wellbeing.

What do people not understand about you do?

It is difficult to convey the significance of Aboriginal Knowledge systems as a different form of sharing and living

Advice for prospective [insert school] engineers

When studying engineering, it is a skill, so try to always relate what you learn to an actual project you would like to do. When you graduate remember that it is your creativity and ability to provide working and robust products that will always find you work.

Lectures/Courses taught

 

Human Computer Interaction

Project Management

Software Development Workshops

Students (delete section if not applicable)

Number currently in lab:

1

Number graduated:

Honours students: 4

Student Projects:

Visualisation of large data sets

Looking for students for projects related to:

Areas:

Text to speech generation

Language parsing using Aboriginal (complex) grammars

Simulation scripting in Unity

Game deign for cultural awareness training

Artificial agents for modelling cultures

 

Professional Organisations and Consulting positions

Current:

Culturally Aware AI Systems

Artificial Intelligence in Education

IEEE

Awards, Grants, Patents

Grants

Office of Teaching and Learning

Indigenous Online Cultural Teaching and Sharing

Patents

NA as working open source

Education

PhD/postgraduate

2006 PhD UNSW Computer Science and Engineering

Undergraduate

1988 University of Sydney Masters In Engineering Science

1982 University of Sydney Bachelor of Science

Location

Computer Science and Engineering K17
Level 2, Room 206
Kensington Campus

Contact

+61 2 9385 5257
+61 2 9385 5995