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Trina is a Computer Scientist and the Academic Head of Information Technology at JCU across all campuses (Townsville, Cairns, Singapore and Brisbane). She leads a team of dedicated educating staff for the Bachelor of Information Technology and the Masters of Information Technology with majors in Computing and Networking, Interactive Technologies and Games Design and Business Informatics. Trina is the Vice 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 - Rural Economies Centre of Excellence (RECoE), QLD Department of Agriculture and Fisheries ($508,727) – 2018-2021

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

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

Recently Completed Projects

• 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 Deans of ICT (ADICT) 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 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.

Teaching
  • CP2402: Hardware and Software Fundamentals (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • CP2405: Collective Intelligence and Entrepreneurship (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • CP3000: Topics in Computer Science (Level 3; TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Semantic technologies
  • Ontology engineering
  • Sensor networks
  • Knowledge management
  • Internet of Things
  • Collective Intelligence
Teaching
  • Active learning methodologies
  • Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL)
  • Blended learning
  • Collective Intelligence
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2016 - Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion
  • 2014 - Australian ICT Educator of the Year (AIIA iAwards)
  • 2014 - Queensland 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
Memberships
  • 2016 to 2018 - iNQ mentor
  • 2014 to 2018 - Australian Council of Deans ICT
  • 2012 to 2018 - Senior Member Australian Computer Society - Certified Professional
  • 2012 to 2018 - Member of the Townsville ICT Business Network (TICTBN)
Other
  • 2018 - Vice President, Australian Council of Deans ICT
  • 2017 to 2018 - Executive Committee, Australian Council of Deans ICT
Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 51+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Trina Myers from 2007 onwards.

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QLD Department of Science, Information, Technology and Innovation - Advance Queensland Knowledge Transfer Partnerships - Contract Research

An Asset Integrity and Maintenance Ontology for Industry

Indicative Funding
$10,800
Summary
Development of an ontology to support asset maintenance and integrity management activities in industry with particular focus on the mining and minerals processing sectors.
Investigators
Trina Myers (College of Science & Engineering)
Keywords
Ontology Engineering; Asset Management; Semantic Technologies; UAV
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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.

Current
  • Investigating the gap Between University and Industry for Information Technology Graduates in Regional and Metropolitan Australia, and Evaluating what could be done by both Universities and Industry to Bridge this Gap (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • UTAUT: Exploring Small Business Adoption of Facebook Technology for Consumer Engagement in Townsville, North Queensland. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Can Mark-up be applied to Doctrinal Research to Meaningfully Express Legal Phenomena and Relationships (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Mining Human Mobilty Relationship through Spatio- temporal Trajectories (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Investigation of Disabled Australian's Interaction with Online Security: A Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Step Towards First Class Digital Citizen (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Smart Streetlights: A Feasibility Study (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM)
  • Harnessing Innovation and Digital Disruption for Better Healthcare Outcomes (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM)
  • Crowd mining real-time public attitudes of the Great Barrier Reef in correlation with media announcements (Masters , Primary Advisor)
  • Leveraging IoT technology to Increase Clinical Space Utilisation in the Healthcare Sector (Masters , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • Pain Disrupted: Using Virtual Reality to Treat Phantom Limb Pain (PhD , Primary Advisor)
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