Dr Jemma König

Postdoctoral Fellow (Computer Science)

PhD (Computer Science) Waikato
BCMS (Hons) Waikato

Contact Details

Room: G.2.04
Phone: +64 7 838 4768
Extension: 4768

About Jemma

Jemma is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Waikato. She is working on the Tini o te Hakituri project under Associate Professor Annika Hinze and Dr Judy Bowen. Hakituri is a project funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) investigating technology uses in hazardous work environments.  

Jemma started her undergraduate study at the University of Waikato in 2012, graduating with a Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with first class honors. After this she undertook a Ph.D. in Computer Science, which she completed in 2019.

Research Interests

Jemma’s PhD research explores a computational approach to vocabulary testing, language tools, and text enrichment. More specifically focusing on corpus analysis, pseudoword generation, automated vocabulary testing, and tracking learners' interaction with online written language.

Teaching Commitments

Recent Publications

  • Konig, J., Hinze, A., & Bowen, J. (2021). Identifying worker fatigue in the New Zealand forestry industry: Computer Science Working Paper Series (03/2021). University of Waikato.

  • Konig, J. (2020). Automating vocabulary tests and enriching online courses for language learners (PhD abstract). IEEE Intelligent Informatics Bulletin, 20, 42. Retrieved from

  • Fitzgerald, A., Konig, J., & Witten, I. H. (2019). F-Lingo: Integrating lexical feature identification into MOOC platforms for learning professional and academic English. In Proc 2019 IEEE Learning With MOOCS (LWMOOCS 2019) (pp. 101-104). Milwaukee, WI. doi:10.1109/LWMOOCS47620.2019.8939658 Open Access version:

  • Konig, J., Calude, A. S., & Coxhead, A. (2019). Using character-grams to automatically generate pseudowords and how to evaluate them. Applied Linguistics, amz045, 24 pages. doi:10.1093/applin/amz045 Open Access version:

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