Dr Amali Weerasinghe

Amali Weerasinghe
Lecturer
School of Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

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Dr Amali Weerasinghe

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2013 Lecturer The University of Adelaide

Language Competencies

Language Competency
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Sinhala; Sinhalese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
University of Canterbury New Zealand Ph.D.

Research Interests

Artificial Intelligence

Journals

Year Citation
2009 Weerasinghe, A., Mitrovic, A. & Martin, B. (2009). Towards individualized dialogue support for ill-defined domains. International Jounal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 19, 4, 357-379.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2017 Izu, M., Pope, C. & Weerasinghe, A. (2017). On the Ability to Reason About Program Behaviour: A Think-Aloud Study. 2017 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education. Bologna, Italy.
10.1145/3059009.3059036
2017 Dimitrova, V., Lau, L., Piotrkowicz, A., Weerasinghe, A. & Mitrovic, A. (2017). Using learning analytics to devise interactive personalised nudges for active video watching.
10.1145/3079628.3079683
2017 Mitrovic, A., Dimitrova, V., Lau, L., Weerasinghe, A. & Mathews, M. (2017). Supporting constructive video-based learning: Requirements elicitation from exploratory studies.
10.1007/978-3-319-61425-0_19
2017 Almiyad, M., Oakden-Rayner, L., Weerasinghe, A. & Billinghurst, M. (2017). Intelligent augmented reality tutoring for physical tasks with medical professionals.
10.1007/978-3-319-61425-0_38
2016 Lee, H., Weerasinghe, A., Barnes, J., Oakden-Rayner, L., Gale, W. & Carneiro, G. (2016). CRISTAL: adapting workplace training to the real world context with an intelligent simulator for radiology trainees. 13th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS). A. Micarelli, J. Stamper & K. Panourgia (Eds.) Zagreb, Croaria.
10.1007/978-3-319-39583-8_52
2016 Izu, M. C., Weerasinghe, A. & Pope, C. (2016). A Study of Code Design Skills in Novice Programmers using the SOLO taxonomy. ICER'16. Melbourne, Australia.
10.1145/2960310.2960324
2016 Weerasinghe, A. (2016). Exploring the effect of metacognitive support within the context of software system modelling.
2016 Mitrovic, A., Dimitrova, V., Weerasinghe, A. & Lau, L. (2016). Reflective experiential learning: Using active video watching for soft skills training. 24th International Conference on Computers in Education. Mumbai, India.
2015 Weerasinghe, A., Elmadani, M. & Mitrovic, A. (2015). Using eye gaze data to explore student interactions with tutorial dialogues in a substep-based tutor. 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED). C. Conati, N. Heffernan, A. Mitrovic & M. Verdejo (Eds.) Univ Natl Educac Distancia, Madrid, SPAIN.
10.1007/978-3-319-19773-9_122
2015 Morgan, M., Sheard, J., Butler, M., Falkner, K., Simon, & Weerasinghe, A. (2015). Teaching in first-year ICT education in Australia: research and practice. The 17th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2015). Sydney, Australia.
2015 Sheard, J., Morgan, M., Butler, M., Falkner, K., Simon, & Weerasinghe, A. (2015). Assessment in first-year ICT education in Australia: research and practice. 17th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2015). Sydney, Australia.
2015 Butler, M., Morgan, M., Sheard, J., Simon, , Falkner, K. & Weerasinghe, A. (2015). Initiatives to increase student Engagement in first-year ICT. 2015 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE '15). Vilnius, Lithuania.
10.1145/2729094.2742629
2015 Weerasinghe, A. & Evans, B. (2015). UML-IT: An ITS to teach multiple modelling tasks. 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED). C. Conati, N. Heffernan, A. Mitrovic & M. Verdejo (Eds.) Univ Natl Educac Distancia, Madrid, SPAIN.
10.1007/978-3-319-19773-9_123
2015 Butler, M., Sheard, J., Morgan, M., Weerasinghe, A., Falkner, K. & Simon, (2015). Understanding the teaching context of first year ICT Education in Australia. 17th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2015). Sydney, Australia.
2015 Marker, R. & Weerasinghe, A. (2015). Active debugger: ITS to Teach C++ Comprehension skills.
2014 Izu, C. & Weerasinghe, A. (2014). Flowcharts: A tool for computational thinking. 26th Australian Computers in Education Conference. Adelaide.
2014 Elmadani, M., Weerasinghe, A. & Mitrovic, A. (2014). Exploring student interactions with tutorial dialogues in a substep-based tutor.
2013 Weerasinghe, A., Najar, A. & Mitrovic, A. (2013). How should SE be supported - During problem solving or separately?.
2013 Elmadani, M., Mitrovic, A. & Weerasinghe, A. (2013). Understanding student interactions with tutorial dialogues in EER-Tutor. 21st International Conference on Computers in Education. L. -. H. Wong, C. -. C. Liu, T. Hirashima, P. Sumedi & M. Lukman (Eds.) Bali, Indonesia.
2013 Weerasinghe, A., Mitrovic, A., Shareghi Najar, A. & Holland, J. (2013). The effect of interaction granularity on learning with a data normalization tutor. 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education. H. C. Lane, K. Yacef & P. Pavlik (Eds.) Memphis, TN, USA.
10.1007/978-3-642-39112-5_47
2012 Weerasinghe, A., Mitrovic, A., Mathews, M., Holland, J. & Elmadani, M. (2012). Supporting self-directed learning skills in learning management systems. 20th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2012). B. Chang, S. -. C. Tan & T. Matsui (Eds.) Singapore.
2011 Weerasinghe, A., Mitrovic, A., Thomson, D., Mogin, P. & Martin, B. (2011). Evaluating a general model of adaptive tutorial dialogues. 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education. Auckland, New Zealand.
10.1007/978-3-642-21869-9_51
2011 Weerasinghe, A. & Mitrovic, A. (2011). Facilitating adaptive tutorial dialogues in EER-tutor.
10.1007/978-3-642-21869-9_131
2010 Weerasinghe, A., Mitrovic, A., Van Zijl, M. & Martin, B. (2010). Evaluating the effectiveness of adaptive tutorial dialogues in EER-Tutor. 18th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2010). S. L. Wong, S. C. Kong & F. -. Y. Yu (Eds.) Putrajaya, Malaysia.
2009 Mitrovic, A. & Weerasinghe, A. (2009). Revisiting Ill-definedness and the consequences for ITSs. 14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education. Brighton, United Kingdom.
10.3233/978-1-60750-028-5-375
2008 Weerasinghe, A., Mitrovic, A. & Martin, B. (2008). A preliminary study of a general model for supporting tutorial dialogues. 16th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2008). Taipei, Taiwan.

I believe that teaching is a journey of discovery that I embark on with my students. Based on sixteen years of teaching experience in the higher-education sector in Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka, I see myself as a facilitator supporting students to actively pursue knowledge. I am a proponent of helping students to think for themselves through scaffolding so that they can become independent learners and problem-solvers. To my teaching philosophy, I bring my research expertise in intelligent learning environments that aim to provide interactive learning environments customised for each individual student. Current teaching commitments: Software Engineering and Project (SE&P) (course coordinator) Software Engineering in Industry (course coordinator) Object-Oriented Programming (course coordinator) Web and Database Computing (course coordinator) Software Engineering Workshop II Previous teaching commitments: Introduction to Software Engineering (ISE) (course coordinator - 2014, 2016) Software Engineering and Project (SE&P) (course coordinator -2014, 2015, 2016) Algorithms Design and Data Structures (ADDS) (2013, 2014) Algorithm and Data Structure Analysis (ADSA) (2013) Foundations of Computer Science (FCS) (2014) Introduction to Programming (IP) (2013 - 2015, course coordinator 2016) Master of Computing Innovation Project (MCIP) (course coordinator - 2014, 2015) Web and Database Computing (course coordinator 2014, 2015)

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2017 - 2017 Co-Chair Intelligent Mentoring Systems (IMS2016)

Editorial Boards

Date Role Editorial Board Name Country
2015 - 2017 Member International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education
Position
Lecturer
Phone
83134626
Fax
8313 4366
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Ingkarni Wardli
Room Number
4 48
Org Unit
School of Computer Science

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