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Welcome Andrey!

We are delighted to announce that Andrey Inkin has joined CIC as a Full Stack Developer…Welcome! Andrey grew up in Russia and has a keen interest in the Information Technology industry. With over ten years of experience in enterprise scale technology environments and web development, Andrey is a valuable asset to the CIC team. As a previous Senior Web Developer at the University of Technology Sydney, he oversaw the development and maintenance of a number of web applications such as the UTS Li...
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Farewell to Roberto Martinez-Maldonado

CIC Research Fellow Roberto Martinez-Maldonado was our first postdoctoral researcher, appointed in 2015! After an outstanding fellowship forging collaborations across the university, he has just secured a Senior Lectureship at Monash University where he will no doubt take his work to the next level: “Thank you all for sharing your love, time and friendship with me. I will bring your positive energy with me”.
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Welcome Muna!

CIC warmly welcomes Muna Musarrat who recently came on board the team. Muna is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at CIC, with a keen focus on U@Uni Academy project. I was born in Chittagong, Bangladesh as the youngest and eighth member of my family. We all moved to Malaysia when I was four. I went to primary school where I was first introduced to computers at the age of six. Later, I returned to Bangladesh and ended up studying Business Administration (not because I wanted to do business, but b...
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Welcome Mahesh!

We are delighted to announce that Mahesh Jeshani has joined CIC as a UX/Front End Developer...Welcome! I was born and grew up in Nairobi, Kenya. I have always been fascinated by all things digital; A hobby project that comes to mind is the sheer excitement I had, on successfully broadcasting a digital signal wirelessly using my own FM radio. At the age of 14 when I programmed Ping-Pong game on Sinclair ZX Spectrum computer where the storage medium was an audio cassette. My solutions approa...
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Welcome Aida!

We are delighted to announce that Aida Haile has joined CIC as an Administrative Assistant...Welcome! I was born in Adelaide, Australia but grew up in Sydney. Currently, I am studying a Master of Science majoring in Mathematical and Statistical Modelling at the University of Technology Sydney. During my undergraduate degree I was fascinated with the world of Data Science and decided I wanted to pursue a career that is not only challenging but also fulfilling. That is a key reason why I wanted t...
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Farewell to Ratha Ang

Last week we said goodbye to Ratha Ang, our Administrative Assistant. She has been part of CIC's professional team since 2017. Her dedication and ability to strive has seen her take on a new opportunity as a Travel and Administration Officer in The School of International Studies and Education at UTS. Ratha’s considerate and warm-hearted personality will surely be missed. CIC wishes Ratha all the best with her future endeavours and new administrative role.
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Nikhil Sarathy: Towards Lifelong Learning Infrastructure

My research focuses on the implications that lifelong learning will have for the educational data infrastructure. This currently provides poor support for challenges such as the Recognition of Prior learning (RPL) as people move between formal education and in/out of workplaces. My research is analysing the possibility of a “learner model” that could summarise key aspects of a learner’s knowledge and experience, and the data infrastructure that could make this a reality. I am investigating wheth...
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Leonie Payne: Towards Next Gen Surveys of Teaching Effectiveness

My PhD is motivated by the question of educators - "How do I know if my teaching is effective?". Whilst assessment results, peer feedback and teaching portfolio artefacts are useful indicators, student evaluations of teaching surveys are used in the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT). The QILT is an annually published survey comparing student experience across higher education institutions and study areas. Though QILT results influence perceptions of university experience, the m...
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Sasha Gromov: Towards Personalised Learning Pathways

My name is Aleksandr, but you are more than welcome to call me Sasha. I am from Moscow, Russia, but the last three years I spent in Sydney. I just finished a Master of IT at UTS and decided to carry out research. I am interested in Learning Analytics and graduate employability in particular. My aim is helping graduates to find a perfect learning path for their desired careers. I think I have a unique experience as a PhD student. I have been living in Sydney for three years, so it is not a new s...
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Next Gen Data Scientists

Two students are working with Dr Kirsty Kitto on the UTS TRACK Project, mapping curriculum data alongside job data to improve the way we talk about and structure courses at UTS, as well as providing advice for students when they have to consider their subject choices and how that maps to future careers. Another student in her final year has proposed a project to CIC and will be creating a web based assessment tool, also under Kirsty Kitto’s supervision. The web application will acquire answers ...
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