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Biography

Dr Karen Hunsdale BSc (Hons), MSc, MSc, MA, PGCE is Senior Lecturer in Applied Computing. Before joining the University of Winchester in 2016, Karen spent 15 months in Mauritius working on a new branch campus for Aberystwyth University, developing the computer science department. Prior to this, she worked in secondary and further education colleges in the subjects of Computing and Information Technology. This led to the completion of her MA in Education which focussed on the integration of learning-technologies into the classroom setting.

Areas of expertise

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Programming languages
  • Teaching and learning technologies
  • AI within teaching and learning – ethics and sustainability

Publications

Book Chapters

  • O’SHEA, K., BANDAR, Z., CROCKETT K. Towards a New Generation of Conversational
    Agents using Sentence Similarity. Advances in Electrical Engineering and Computational Science, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Vol 39, Sio-Long Ao and Len Gelman, Ed. Netherlands: Springer, 2009, pp. 505-514

Refereed Journal Articles

  • O’SHEA K., Natural language scripting within conversational agent design. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks and Complex Problem-Solving Technologies, Springer, 2013
  • O’SHEA K., An Approach to Conversational Agent Design using Sentence Similarity Measures. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks and Complex Problem-Solving Technologies, Springer, 2012
  • O’SHEA, K., BANDAR, Z., CROCKETT K. A Conversational Agent Framework using Semantic Analysis. International Journal of Intelligent Computing Research, Infonomics Society, Vol. 1, No.1, pp.23-32, 2011. ISSN: 2042 4655

Workshops

  • HUNSDALE, K., Alternative Approaches to the Teaching of Computer Science Education. IEEE Conference on Emerging Technologies, Mauritius, August 2016

Refereed conference publications

  • CHUCKRAVANEN, D., DAYKIN, J., HUNSDALE, K., and SEEAM, A., Temporal Patterns: Smart-Type Reasoning and Applications, Patterns 2017 Special, 9th Int. Conf. Pervasive Patterns and Applications, Athens, February, 2017
  • O’SHEA, K., BANDAR Z., AND CROCKETT K. A Proposed Mechanism to Memory Simulation within a Semantic-Based Conversational Agent Framework. IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Istanbul, October, 2010
  • LATHAM, L., CROCKETT K., MCCLEAN, D., EDMONDS, B., and O’SHEA, K. OSCAR: An Intelligent Conversational Agent Tutor to Estimate Learning Styles. World Congress on Computational Intelligence, IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, Barcelona, July, 2010. ISBN: 978-1-4244-6917-8
  • O’SHEA K., BANDAR Z., AND CROCKETT K. Application of a Semantic-Based Conversational Agent to Student Debt Management. World Congress on Computational Intelligence, IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, Barcelona, July, 2010, pp. 760 – 766. ISBN: 978-1-4244-6917-8
  • O’SHEA, K., BANDAR, Z., CROCKETT K. A Semantic-Based Conversational Agent Framework. The 4th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2009), Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Communications Chapter, London, 9-12 November 2009, pp. 92-99
  • O’SHEA K., BANDAR Z., AND CROCKETT K. A Novel Approach for Constructing Conversational Agents using Sentence Similarity Measures. World Congress on Engineering, International Conference on Data Mining and Knowledge Engineering, London, 2008, pp. 321-1149

Conferences

  • Special Sessions chair and presenter for Pattology: Patterns 2017. The Ninth International Conferences on Pervasive Patterns and Applications
    CHUCKRAVANEN, D., DAYKIN, J., HUNSDALE, K., and SEEAM, A., Temporal Patterns: Smart-Type Reasoning and Applications, Patterns 2017 Special, 9th Int. Conf. Pervasive Patterns and Applications, Athens, February, 2017
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