Trina is a Computer Scientist and an Adjunct Professor with the discipline of IT.  Trina is the President of the Australian Council of Deans of ICT (ACDICT) that aims to promote and advance ICT education, research and scholarship on behalf of Australian universities.

Trina's research interests focus predominately on semantic technologies, sensor technologies, data and knowledge management, collective intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT). Semantic technologies (linked data) are a subset of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that enables the integration of knowledge, information and disparate data. She works predominantly in multi-disciplinary research projects that have included other disciplines such as Health Science, Archaeology, Marine and Environmental Science, Conservation Management, Aquaculture, AgTech, Economics, Business, among many others.

Trina's current research projects include: semantic enablement of IoT and collective intelligence for more efficient water conservation resource management; data and AI driven virtual reality environments; and combining text mining with semantic context for intelligent data extraction from the information found on the Web (current applications are in the mining and tourism sectors).

Current Research Projects

• Investigator – Programming assessment auto-marking tool, JCU Learning and Teaching Grants ($10,000) – 2018

Recently Completed Projects

• Primary Investigator – Asset maintenance and management ontology, Adv QLD Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Grant ($10,800) - 2018

•Primary Investigator - Roster modelling for FIFO in the mining, oil and gas sector using genetic algorithms and neural networks, Researchers in Business Grant ($100,000) – 2014-2015

• Primary Investigator - Intelligent autonomous water management pilot for efficient urban water conservation, JCU Rising Star Grant ($14,950) – 2014-2016

• Primary Investigator - Cultivating ICT students’ interpersonal soft skills in online teaching environments using traditional active learning techniques, Australian Council of Deans of ICT (ACDICT) Teaching and Learning Award (ALTA) ($15,000) – 2013

• Primary Investigator - Automatically Inferred Prioritisation and Allocation of Sensor Network Resources for Environmental Monitoring, JCU ECR Faculty Grants Scheme($8,000) - 2013

Most Recent Media

IT@JCU 2019 Design Sprint [Channel Nine news, WIN News] - This year the sprint theme was "Disaster Management" and we had a change of location to the Quayside Cruise Terminal at the Townsville Port Authority. The Sprint has again grown! The theme was significant given the number of natural disasters recently - Floods, bushfires, drought, heatwaves, etc. The students came up with some very unique and innovative technology solutions to manage before, during and after disastrous events. 

• IT@JCU 2018 Design Sprint [Channel Nine, WIN 9/10/2018] - This year the sprint theme was "Sustainable Futures" and doubled in size to take over 2 hangars at the Townsville Airport with ~350 IT and Engineering students and over 30 local, national and international companies (most flew in to take part as mentors and/or subject matter experts in the 2-day event). Here are some of the great endorsements from our industry partners:

• IT@JCU 2017 Design Sprint [Channel Nine, WIN, Channel 7 News 11/10/2017] and [Townsville Bulletin, Herald Sun, 11/10/2017]- Students from James Cook University are working together with industry and Townsville City Council to come up with ways residents can be more sustainable with their water. The Design Sprint is embedded in the Bachelor of Information Technology’s Design Thinking strand that aims to build a culture of better software development practice.  

• IT@JCU Internship program partners with Glencore in a paid internship program while students are studying the Bachelor of IT. The project, which started in 2015, allows undergraduate IT students from 1st year onwards to gain real-world experience in their chosen field by working for Glencore’s Information Systems and Technology Department around their study commitments.

Community Engagement

Trina and her team host the Young ICT Explorers Event in collaboration with SAP and CSIRO. YICTE is a non-profit “Technology Fair” competition, which has been created by SAP to encourage school students from grades 4 to 12 to create their best Information and Communication Technology (ICT) related projects.

  • Semantic technologies
  • Ontology engineering
  • Sensor networks
  • Knowledge management
  • Internet of Things
  • Collective Intelligence
  • Active learning methodologies
  • Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL)
  • Blended learning
  • Collective Intelligence
Research Disciplines
  • 2020 - Asia-Pacific International Triple E Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year Award (1st runner-up)
  • 2020 - Women in IT Professional Leadership Award (Finalist)
  • 2020 - Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) Teaching Excellance Award
  • 2019 - Australian Computer Society, National Digital Disruptor ICT Educator of the Year 2019, Gold Dispruptor.
  • 2016 - Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion
  • 2014 - Queensland ICT Educator of the Year (AIIA iAwards)
  • 2014 - Australian ICT Educator of the Year (AIIA iAwards)
  • 2013 - OLT Australian Award for University Teaching – Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. Office for Learning and Teaching 2013
  • 2013 - JCU Early Career Researcher Adviser of the year 2013
  • 2012 - Faculty of Law Business and Creative Arts Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning 2012
  • 2018 - Treasurer, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE)
  • 2016 - iNQ mentor
  • 2014 - Australian Council of Deans ICT
  • 2012 - Member of the Townsville ICT Business Network (TICTBN)
  • 2012 - Senior Member Australian Computer Society - Certified Professional
  • 2019 - President, Australian Council of Deans ICT
  • 2017 - Executive Committee, Australian Council of Deans ICT
  • 2017 - Program Chair - Joint International Semantic Technology Conference (JIST)
  • 2017 - Program Chair - International Conference on Health Information Science (HIS)
  • 2017 - Program Chair - Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE)
  • 2018 to 2019 - Vice President, Australian Council of Deans ICT

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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.

  • Leveraging IoT technology to Increase Clinical Space Utilisation in the Healthcare Sector (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • Investigating Security Vulnerabilities in Healthcare IoT (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Dynamic and stochastic vehicle routing for autonomous weed control. (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • Enhancing Learning Management Systems to Support Online Learning Using Academagogy (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)

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