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).

Recently Completed Projects

  • 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

  • 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

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 - Program Chair - International Conference on Health Information Science (HIS)
  • 2017 - Program Chair - Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE)
  • 2017 - Executive Committee, Australian Council of Deans ICT
  • 2017 - Program Chair - Joint International Semantic Technology Conference (JIST)
  • 2018 to 2019 - Vice President, Australian Council of Deans ICT

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 65+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Trina Myers from 2007 onwards.


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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)
  • Dynamic and stochastic vehicle routing for autonomous weed control. (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • Investigating Security Vulnerabilities in Healthcare IoT (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)

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