Associate Professor Sally Jo Cunningham
Associate Professor (Computer Science)
Qualifications: BA BS Tennessee PhD Louisiana
Phone: +64 7 838 4402
Fax: +64 7 858 5095
About Sally Jo
I received degrees in Computer Science and Asian Studies from the University of Tennessee, and a PhD in Computer Science from Louisiana State University. I have been a lecturer with the University of Waikato since 1990.
My research interests include, machine learning, digital libraries, computer education and computer applications in textiles. Current activities can be grouped into two main headings:
I am a member of the Waikato ML research group, and am particularly interested in applications of ML to text databases.
Areas of focus here include research into factors encoraging/discouraging the participation of women in tertiary computing education programs; the effective use of conferencing systems in computing courses; and an examination of library and writing anxiety in computing majors.
Hinze, A., Bainbridge, D., Cunningham, S. J., Taube-Schock, C., Matamua, R., Downie, J. S., & Rasmussen, E. (2018). Capisco: low-cost concept-based access to digital libraries. International Journal on Digital Libraries, Online First, 1-28. doi:10.1007/s00799-018-0232-3
Bainbridge, D., Hinze, A., Cunningham, S. J., & Downie, J. S. (2018). MEDDLEing with digital library searches: surmounting user model and system misalignments through lightweight bespoke proxying. In Proc 18th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2018) (pp. 409-410). Fort Worth, Texas: ACM. doi:10.1145/3197026.3203873 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11938
Cunningham, S. J., Rogers, B., & Kim, J. (2017). Taking a book off the shelf in a virtual library. In Proc 2017 ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (pp. 330-331). Toronto, Canada: IEEE. doi:10.1109/JCDL.2017.7991614 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11277
Hinze, A. M., Vanderschantz, N., Timpany, C., Cunningham, S. J., Saravani, S. -J., & Wilkinson, C. (2017). Use of mobile apps for teaching and research: Working Paper Series (01/2017). Department of Computer Science, The University of Waikato. Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11033