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 explored 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.

Jemma's postdoctoral research is part of a larger MBIE-funded project called Tini o te Hakituri. Hakituri is centered on investigating technology uses in hazardous work environments. As part of this research, Jemma’s postdoctoral fellowship is centered on using wearable technology to identify and prevent fatigue in the forestry industry.

Research Supervised

Dylan Exton "Utilizing IoT in Hazardous Environments"
Master of Science (Research) in Computer Science

Teaching Commitments

Recent Publications

  • Konig, J. L., Wu, S., Fitzgerald, A., Franken, M., & Witten, I. H. (2022). F-Lingo: Leveraging Smart CALL for massive open online courses. In J. Colpaert, & G. Stockwell (Eds.), Smart CALL: Personalization, contextualization, & socialization (pp. 293-319). London: Castledown. doi:10.29140/9781914291012-13

  • Hinze, A., Bowen, J., & König, J. L. (2022). Wearable technology for hazardous remote environments: Smart shirt and Rugged IoT network for forestry worker health. Smart Health, 23, 100225. doi:10.1016/j.smhl.2021.100225

  • Bowen, J., Hinze, A., König, J., & Exton, D. (2021). Supporting safer work practice through the use of wearable technology. In R. Charles, & D. Golightly (Eds.), Ergonomics and Human Factors 2021 (pp. 8 pages). Online, London.

  • König, J., Witten, I. H., & Calude, A. (2021). Creating domain-specific vocabulary tests: the automated production and customisation of Meara’s EFL Vocabulary Test. In Diverse Approaches in Applied Linguistics: Exploring Perspectives, Building Connections, ALANZ Symposium 2021 Abstracts (pp. 12). Online event.

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