Associate Professor Laurianne Sitbon

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ARC Future Fellow

PhD, MSc (Other), MScEng (Universite De Franche-Comte)

Laurianne is a Future Fellow of the Australian Research Council (ARC), and associate professor in the school of Computer Science at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. She started her academic career initiating QUT’s undergraduate and postgraduate students to the joys of search engine technologies, including data mining and natural language processing. Her research expertise spans human computer interactions (with a focus on co-design and cognitive accessibility), natural language processing (with a focus on semantics), and information retrieval. Her current projects include how to support people with intellectual disability in the selection of visuals (eg. emojis) for communicating, how systems can use visuals (eg. emojis) to better communicate with people with intellectual disability, how to investigate the requirements of multi-modal conversational systems that can best support the needs of people with intellectual disability, and more generally how people, such as experts, can "converse" with systems, which analyse data and make predictions, to assist them in making decisions. She obtained her Masters of Science and Engineering from the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbeliard in France and he PhD in Computer Science from the University of Avignon in France.

Projects (Chief investigator)

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Assoc. Prof. Sitbon is partnering with the Endevour Foundation, a queensland-based organisation supporting "people with an intellectual disability to live their best life", on research project, as well as to offer QUT students meaningful project opportunities. These project benefit people supported by Endeavour Foundation in many ways, informing practices, policies, technology design, but also providing a space for meaningful encounters for all involved.

Title
A Pictorial Communication Framework for Inclusion
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
FT190100855
Start year
2020
Keywords
Title
Human-Machine Teaming:Designing Synergistic Learning of Humans and Machines
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP200103582
Start year
2021
Keywords
Title
New Information Access Technologies for People with Intellectual Disability
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP160100800
Start year
2016
Keywords
Title
Framing authentic assessment of service learning within an information technology curriculum
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
SD15-5151
Start year
2015
Keywords
Assessment And Feedback Practices; Information Technology; Personal Development; Service Learning
  • Co-Designing Multimodal Communication Experiences with People with Intellectual Disability, Their Peers and Social Robots
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Bouchra Senadji
  • Socially Connecting Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Through Inclusive CoDesign of Tangible and Visual Technology.
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Margot Brereton
  • Co-designing engaging multimodal technologies with people with intellectual disability and their support networks
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Margot Brereton
  • A Framework for Effective Mutual Learning of Humans and Machines in Radiology
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Margot Brereton, Professor David Lovell, Professor Andrew Bradley
  • People with Intellectual Disability and Online Health Information: eLearning for Better Engagement
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Jinglan Zhang
  • Crafting and Connecting: Co-Designing Technologies with Older Adult Crafters to Promote Family Connections
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Bernd Ploderer, Professor Margot Brereton