Dr Jessica Turner


Qualifications: BCMS(Hons) PhD Waikato

Contact Details

Room: TCBD.4.02
Phone: +64 7 262 0585

About Jessica

My research is in the area of model-based testing and model checking of interactive systems. This interdisciplinary work draws on formal methods, interactive system development, and human computer interaction. I have a particular interest in finding ways to assist in improving the safety and reliability of safety-critical interactive systems. I also have an interest in modelling traffic congestion and ways we can reduce this congestion in order to improve people's daily commutes.

Research Interests

Formal Methods, Human Computer Interaction, Software Engineering, Traffic Modelling

Research Supervised

Past Students

  • Rosha Amin - Traffic Congestion in Tauranga - Summer Research Student
  • Shufen (Clover) Li - Generating Capture-Replay Test Scripts from Interaction Sequences - PgDip Student

Current Students

  • Bowen Liu - Refinement for Behaviour Specifications - PhD student
  • Jiaxi Cheng - Reducing Vehicle Usage in the Bay of Plenty - Masters student
  • Nikki van Zandwijk - Using Internet of Things Design Artefacts for Model-Driven Development - Summer Research Student
  • Zane Hamilton - Simulating Traffic Data in the Bay of Plenty - Summer Research Student

Teaching Commitments

Recent Publications

  • Turner, J., Bowen, J., & Reeves, S. (2020). Model-based testing of interactive systems using interaction sequences. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 4(EICS). doi:10.1145/3397873

  • Turner, J., Bowen, J., & Reeves, S. (2020). SeqCheck: a model checking tool for interactive systems. In J. Bowen, J. Vanderdonckt, & M. Winckler (Eds.), Proc 12th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS'20) (pp. 1-6). Sophia Antipolis, France: ACM. doi:10.1145/3393672.3398639

  • Turner, J. D. (2019). Supporting Interactive system testing with interaction sequences. (PhD Thesis, University of Waikato, New Zealand). Retrieved from

  • Turner, J., Bowen, J., & Reeves, S. (2018). Simulating interaction sequences. In Proc 10th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS 2018) (pp. 8:1-8:7). New York, NY: ACM. doi:10.1145/3220134.3220139

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