Dr. Joanne Lee received her PhD degree in Computer Science in 2007 from Griffith University, Australia. She started her academic career as a lecturer in School of Business and IT at Charles Sturt University, Australia (2007-2008) and continued her academic pursuit after moving to James Cook University.

Joanne is an active researcher, and her research interests include machine learning, algorithm optimisation, neural networks, data mining, and applied artificial intelligence. She has been involved in various projects developing a real-world scheduling optimisation system for fly-in-fly-out mining employee scheduling, designing and implementing a non-destructive neural network based classification system for ultrasonic signals, and developing spatio-temporal mining algorithms for moving objects.

Joanne’s teaching experience covers from introductory machine learning, database, data mining, 3D modelling, and programming. Currently, she is supervising 5 PhD students, and 3 of them are near completion.

  • CP1403: Design Thinking I (Level 1; CNS)
  • CP2403: Information Processing and Visualisation (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • CP2404: Database Modelling (Level 2; TSV & CNS)
  • CP3403: Data Mining (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
  • CP3413: Information Processing and Visualisation (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
  • CP4011: IT Honours Project (Part 1 of 3) (Level 4; CNS & TSV)
  • CP4012: IT Honours Project (Part 2 of 3) (Level 4; CNS)
  • CP4013: IT Honours Project (Part 3 of 3) (Level 4; CNS)
  • CP5030: Special Topics 1 (Level 5; CNS)
  • CP5035: Special Topics 2 (Level 5; CNS)
  • CP5120: Topics in Artificial Intelligence (Level 5; CNS)
  • CP5140: Topics in Media (Level 5; CNS)
  • CP5160: Topics in Software Development (Level 5; CNS)
  • CP5170: Topics in Systems and Networks (Level 5; CNS)
  • CP5330: Special Interest Topic 1 (Level 5; CNS)
  • CP5340: Special Interest Topic 2 (Level 5; CNS)
  • CP5633: Database Modelling (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • CP5634: Data Mining (Level 5; CNS)
  • CP5641: Design Thinking Principles (Level 5; CNS)
  • 2007 to 2008 - Lecturer, Charles Stuart University (Albury-Wodonga)
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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 57+ research outputs authored by Dr Joanne Lee from 2003 onwards.

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Fisheries Research & Development Corporation - Annual Competitive Round

Application of a machine learning approach for effective stock management of abalone

Indicative Funding
$115,649 over 2 years
Determining the number and size distribution of abalone present at various stages of production is critical information for effective stock management. Currently the Australian abalone aquaculture industry spends in the order of $25,000 per annum, per farm, gathering this information by hand. However, the resulting data is of mediocre quality, is limited in its scope, and collecting the data causes stress to the animals which can compromise growth and survival. Automated counting and measuring of abalone will increase farm efficiency and productivity in the short term and, in the longer term, will provide an advanced platform for further R&D improvements. Artificial intelligence and machine learning has now matured to a point that accurately counting and measuring abalone is possible using this approach. This project would involve the development, training and validation of a machine learning model to identify, segment and measure quantitative abalone traits in production systems, and render the product data to be accessible and applicable for farmers.
Jan Strugnell, Marcus Sheaves, Carlo Mattone, Ickjai Lee, Joanne Lee, Jason Holdsworth and Art (Hemmaphan) Suwanwiwat (College of Science & Engineering)
Abalone (Haliotidae); Machine Learning

World Wide Fund for Nature (US) - Contract Research

From Coastal Communities to Cloud Communities ? New Application and Artificial Intelligence to Monitor Fish Stocks Using Photos ? Application Development

Indicative Funding
$53,100 over 1 year
The Project aims at develop an artificial intelligence capable to autonomously identify fish species and number from images collected at fish markets in remote location, so that effective catch rate can be evaluated and management policies can be developed.
Marcus Sheaves, Carlo Mattone, Michael Bradley, Joanne Lee, Jason Holdsworth, Art (Hemmaphan) Suwanwiwat and Ickjai Lee (College of Science & Engineering)
Artificial Intelligence; Phone App; Caught Fish; Catch Rate

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Autonomous CNN architecture selection and dynamic modification through proven convolutional architectures and transfer learning (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Efficient Semantic Segmentation using Deep Learning (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Contact mining from spatio-temporal trajectories (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Establishing an Empirical basis for the Curriculum and Assessment of the Competency based Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists by Text Mining the Psychiatric Literature (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Representing user behaviour profile in space for robust, non-invasive, adaptive, high performing, efficient, and continuous user authentication (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Unravelling the misuse of large language models for phishing attacks (Masters , Primary Advisor)
  • Deep Learning Augmented Anomaly Detection for Flight Data (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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