Professor Mark Apperley

Professor (Computer Science)

Qualifications: BE PhD Auck FNZCS MIEEE MACM

Contact Details

Room: G.1.25
Phone: +64 7 838 4528
Extension: 4528

About Mark

I studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Auckland, and then went on to complete a PhD on digital data processing in radio astronomy. Following a post-doctoral research appointment at Imperial College in London, which involved the development of an interactive graphics CAD system for electronic circuits, I returned to New Zealand to take up a lectureship in computer science at the University of Waikato in 1975.

In 1985, I moved on to a chair in Computer Science at Massey University, where I was also Head of Department, and from 1992-94, Dean of the School of Mathematical and Information Sciences. In 1994, I returned to the University of Waikato as Professor of Computer Science, and took up the position of Chairperson of the Department.

From 2003-08 I was Dean of the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences here at Waikato, and I was PVC (Research) for the University in 2001/12. I am currently a Professor in the Computer Science Department.

Research Interests

From the time of my post-doctoral work at Imperial College, the main focus of my research has been human-computer interaction. Work in this area includes the MINNIE cad system, the invention of the bifocal display, the development of the Lean Cuisine notation for the description and design of direct manipulation interfaces, techniques for the evaluation of interfaces, the study of CSCW systems, and techniques for information visualisation. In recent years I have been engaged in energy informatics research, specifically the application of ICT in renewable and efficient energy utilization.

Recent Publications

  • Apperley, M. (2019). Modelling Fractal-Structured Smart Microgrids: Exploring signals and protocols. In M. Negnevitsky, & V. Sultan (Eds.), Proc ENERGY 2019, The Ninth International Conference on Smart Grids, Green Communications and IT Energy-aware Technologies (pp. 13-17). Athens, Greece: IARIA.

  • Booysen, M. J., Engelbrecht, J. A. A., Ritchie, M. J., Apperley, M., & Cloete, A. H. (2019). How much energy can optimal control of domestic water heating save?. Energy for Sustainable Development, 51, 73-85. doi:10.1016/j.esd.2019.05.004

  • Garae, J., Ko, R. K. L., Apperley, M., & Schlickmann, S. J. (2018). Security visualization intelligence model for law enforcement investigations. In B. Cusack, & R. Lutui (Eds.), Proc 2018 Cyber Forensic & Security International Conference (2018 CFSIC) (pp. 165-177). Conference held Tonga.

  • Garae, J., Ko, R. K. L., & Apperley, M. (2018). A full-scale security visualization effectiveness measurement and presentation approach. In Proc 17th IEEE International Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications/ 12th IEEE International Conference On Big Data Science And Engineering (TrustCom/BigDataSE) (pp. 639-650). Los Alamitos, California: IEEE Computer Society. doi:10.1109/TrustCom/BigDataSE.2018.00095

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