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Soonja Yeom

Lecturer
Information & Communication Technology

Room 461 , Centenary Building

+61 3 6226 2963 (phone)

Soonja.Yeom@utas.edu.au

Dr Soonja Yeom is the Degree Coordinator of Master of Information Technology and Systems and a lecturer in the School of Information and Communication Technology. Soonja primarily teaches Secure Web Development and conducts research in Technology in Learning.  She is an active member of numerous research groups in the School.

Biography

Dr Yeom has been an academic staff member and has held various administrative roles at the University of Tasmania since 1994. Soonja has received many teaching awards throughout her academic career. In more recent years, Dr Yeom has focused more on research, research training and supervision. Her research interests include Natural Language Processing, Big Data, Deep Learning, Affective Computing and Educational Technology. Soonja is a member of Working Group 3.3 (research into educational applications of information technologies) for IFIP/UNESCO.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis TitleUniversityCountryDate of award
PhDUndergraduate Student Acceptance of a Haptic Interface for Learning AnatomyUniversity of TasmaniaAustraliaAugust 2017
M CompAn Experiment in MultimediaUniversity of TasmaniaAustraliaApril 1995

Memberships

Professional practice

IEEE Member, ACM Member, Working Group 3.3 (research into educational applications of information technologies) Member for IFIP/UNESCO

Smart Media Application Society – Council member

Korean Academy of Scientist and Engineer in Australiasia – Council member

Organising committee member

  • 2016 – present Smart Media Application
  • 2018 – present International Conference on Internet

Administrative expertise

Soonja contributes to different services to UTAS:

  • Degree Coordinator for all ICT courses (1994 – 2013);
  • Degree Coordinator for Master of ITS (2019 – present);
  • Learning and Teaching Committee for Syndicate of TED
  • Future Students Committee for Syndicate of TED
  • Academic Transformation of MITS (2020-2021)

Teaching

Teaching expertise

Soonja has been the unit coordinator for many units across different levels over 25 years. She teaches secure web technology, multi-perspective ICT project amongst other units. Soonja has taught student cohorts of various sizes from small with 100 enrolment to over 700 enrolment with multiple lecturers and tutors across two campuses. Soonja has also  been involved in offshore programs in Fuzhou, Hangzhou, and Shanghai for approximately 15 years. She has been awarded Teaching Merit Certificates multiple times and also received a Commendation from the Provost for Outstanding teaching based on students’ feedback (2019).

Teaching responsibility


KIT202 Secure Web Programming
KIT502 Web Development
KIT713 Multi-perspective ICT Project

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Expertise

Soonja’s main research interest is in the area of Machine Learning approaches in different applied areas including learning and recommendation systems. Applying digital technologies including virtual reality and augmented reality is also her interest. This aligns with the University’s research theme of Data, Knowledge and Decisions.

Research Themes

Dr Yeom’s research aligns with the University’s research theme of Data, Knowledge and Decisions and she is undertaking projects in applying Artificial Intelligence techniques in different areas.

Collaboration

Research collaboration has increased with multiple international universities. More recently, a new collaboration has been established with  one of the National Universities in Korea in Deep Learning for HCI, UX/UI, AR/VR and Data Collection fields until Dec 2024.

Awards

  • Best paper awards received from Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS), E-Learning conference in 2013, and International Conference on Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (ICPRAI) 2018 conferences
  • Yeom, S and Choi-Lundberg, D and Fluck, A and Sale, A, 2013 'User Acceptance of a Haptic Interface for Learning Anatomy', Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on eLearning 2013, IADIS Press (International Association for Development f the Information Society), Czech Republic, 1, 2013, pp. 239-246.
  • Nguyen H, Yeom S, Oh I, Kim K, Kim S, 2018 ‘Facial Expression Recognition Using a Multi-level Convolutional Neural Network’ has been accepted at International Conference on Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (ICPRAI)

Fields of Research

  • Information systems (460999)
  • Artificial intelligence (460299)
  • Human information interaction and retrieval (461003)
  • Computer vision and multimedia computation (460399)
  • Virtual and mixed reality (460708)
  • Artificial life and complex adaptive systems (460201)
  • Natural language processing (460208)
  • Data engineering and data science (460501)
  • Image processing (460306)
  • Modelling and simulation (460207)
  • Pattern recognition (460308)
  • Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy (390101)
  • Information security management (460904)
  • Cryptography (460401)
  • Intelligent robotics (460205)
  • Network engineering (400604)
  • Neural networks (461104)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander information and knowledge management systems (450606)
  • Software architecture (461206)
  • Software testing, verification and validation (461208)
  • Distributed systems and algorithms (460605)
  • Machine learning (461199)
  • Software engineering (461299)
  • Applied computing (460199)
  • Higher education (390303)
  • Educational technology and computing (390405)
  • Education assessment and evaluation (390402)
  • Networking and communications (460609)

Research Objectives

  • Information systems, technologies and services (220499)
  • Other information and communication services (229999)
  • Application software packages (220401)
  • Teaching and instruction technologies (160304)
  • Artificial intelligence (220403)
  • Other education and training (169999)
  • Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences (280111)
  • Health education and promotion (200203)
  • Wireless technologies, networks and services (220107)
  • Information services (220399)
  • Defence (140199)
  • Teaching and curriculum (160399)
  • Network infrastructure equipment (240405)
  • Pedagogy (160302)
  • Learner and learning (160199)

Publications

Soonja’s research findings have been published in well-known conferences and journals. Soonja’s citations have increased infor the last 10 years as shown in Google Scholar (an appropriate metric for a field inadequately indexed by Web of Science).

Total publications

45

Highlighted publications

(4 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2018Conference PublicationNguyen H-D, Yeom S, Oh I-S, Kim K-M, Kim S-H, 'Facial expression recognition using a multi-level convolutional neural network', Proceedings from the International Conference on Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, 14-17 May 2018, Montreal, Canada, pp. 217-221. ISBN 1895193060 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2017Journal ArticleYeom S, Choi-Lundberg DL, Fluck AE, Sale A, 'Factors influencing undergraduate students' acceptance of a haptic interface for learning gross anatomy', Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 14, (1) pp. 50-66. ISSN 1741-5659 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1108/ITSE-02-2016-0006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Choi-Lundberg DL; Fluck AE; Sale A

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2013Conference PublicationYeom S, Choi-Lundberg D, Fluck A, Sale A, 'User acceptance of a haptic interface for learning anatomy', Proceedings of the International Conference e-Learning 2013, 23-26 July 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, pp. 239-246. ISBN 978-972893988-5 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Citations: Scopus - 6

Co-authors: Choi-Lundberg D; Fluck A; Sale A

2006Conference PublicationPark DH, Yoo CS, Kim YS, Yeom SJ, 'Object Modeling for Mapping XML Document Represented in XML-GDM to UML Class Diagram', Computational Science and Its Applacations - ICCSA 2006 Proceedings, 8-11 May 2006, Glasgow, UK, pp. 958-967. ISBN 3-540-34079-3 (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Journal Article

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Do N-T, Kim S-H, Yang H-J, Lee G-S, Yeom S, 'Context-aware emotion recognition in the wild using spatio-temporal and temporal-pyramid models', Sensors, 21, (7) Article 2344. ISSN 1424-8220 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/s21072344 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Ryu R, Yeom S, Kim S-H, Herbert D, 'Continuous multimodal biometric authentication schemes: A systematic review', IEEE Access, 9 pp. 34541-34557. ISSN 2169-3536 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3061589 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Ryu R; Herbert D

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2019Nguyen HD, Yeom S, Lee G-S, Yang H-J, Na I-S, et al., 'Facial emotion recognition using an ensemble of multi-level convolutional neural networks', International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, 33, (11) pp. 1940015. ISSN 0218-0014 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1142/S0218001419400159 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 5

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2018Kim HJ, Yeom SJ, Cha KJ, 'A big data sharing methodology with data description and data browsing', Information, 21, (1) pp. 359-369. ISSN 1343-4500 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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2017Yeom S, Choi-Lundberg DL, Fluck AE, Sale A, 'Factors influencing undergraduate students' acceptance of a haptic interface for learning gross anatomy', Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 14, (1) pp. 50-66. ISSN 1741-5659 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1108/ITSE-02-2016-0006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Choi-Lundberg DL; Fluck AE; Sale A

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2009Lee T, Yeom SJ, Bang Y, Seo C, 'On the encryption techniques for digital right management of MPEG-5 video', Far East Journal of Applied Mathematics, 36, (3) pp. 367-378. ISSN 0972-0960 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Chapter in Book

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Maharjan M, Yeom SJ, Kim S-Y, Fan S, 'Affective Computing in E-Learning Modules: Comparative Analysis With Two Activities', Interactivity and the Future of the Human-Computer Interface, IGI Global, P Isaias and K Blashki (ed), United States ISBN 9781799826378 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2637-8.ch009 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Fan S

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2020Yeom S, Fluck A, Sale A, 'Indications for Kinesthetic Learning Through Haptic Devices', Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies, Springer, A Tatnall (ed), Cham, Switzerland, pp. 1-8. ISBN 978-3-030-10575-4 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-10576-1_192 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Fluck A; Sale A

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2019Yeom S, Fluck A, Sale A, 'Indications for Kinesthetic Learning Through Haptic Devices', Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies, Springer, A Tatnall (ed), United Kingdom ISBN 978-3-319-60013-0 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-60013-0_192-1 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Fluck A; Sale A

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2017Yeom S, Fluck A, Sale A, 'Evaluating acceptance of a haptic learning resource from various perspectives', Tomorrow's Learning: Involving Everyone, Springer Nature, A Tatnall, M Webb (ed), Switzerland, pp. 243-250. ISBN 978-3-319-74310-3 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-74310-3_26 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Fluck A; Sale A

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Conference Publication

(32 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Wei Z, Yeom S, Ryu R, 'UTAS-Ride: organization-based ridesharing platform for commuters', Proceedings of the 2020 Australasian Conference on Information Systems: Navigating Our Digital Future, 1-4 December 2020, Wellington, New Zealand, article 67, pp. 1-7. (2021) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Ryu R

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2020Ryu R, Yeom S, Kim S-H, 'Continuous multibiometric authentication for online exam with machine learning', Proceedings of the 2020 Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 1-4 December 2020, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, pp. 1-7. (2020) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Ryu R

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2020Young K, Dermoudy J, Lewis I, Yeom S, de Salas K, 'A digital future in virtual reality - insights for training', Proceedings of the 2020 Australasian Conference on Information Systems: Navigating Our Digital Future, 1-4 December 2020, Wellington, New Zealand, article 26, pp. 1-12. (2020) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Dermoudy J; Lewis I; de Salas K

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2019Hardy L, Castles M, Yeom S, Kang B, 'Challenges and prospects of a robotics course to supplement Australia's digital technology curriculum', Proceedings of the IEEE 19th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), 15-18 July 2019, Maceio, Brazil, pp. 224-226. ISSN 2161-377X (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/ICALT.2019.00074 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hardy L; Castles M; Kang B

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2019Lee E, Lynn HM, Kim HJ, Yeom S, Kim P, 'Semantic analysis for paraphrase identification using semantic role labeling', Proceedings of the 34th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, 8-12 April 2019, Limassol, Cyprus, pp. 2135-2138. (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1145/3297280.3300200 [eCite] [Details]

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2019Maharjan M, Kim S-H, Yeom SJ, Fan S, 'Relationship between temporary emotion of students and performance in learning through comparing facial expression analytics', Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction, 16-18 July 2019, Porto, Portugal, pp. 141-148. ISBN 978-989-8533-91-3 (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Fan S

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2019Raza A, Hardy L, Roehrer E, Yeom S, Kang BH, 'GPSPiChain-Blockchain based self-contained family security system in smart home', Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Smart Simulation and Modelling for Complex Systems, 12 August 2019, Macau, China (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Raza A; Hardy L; Roehrer E; Kang BH

2019Yeom S, Ryu R, Pak E, Kim P, 'Prototype ultrasonic wayfinder with haptic feedback for an IOT environment', Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction, 16-18 July 2019, Porto, Portugal, pp. 309-312. ISBN 978-989-8533-91-3 (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.33965/ihci2019_201906c038 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Ryu R

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2018Fan S, Garg SK, Kregor GM, Yeom SJ, Wang Y, 'Exploring the potential of learning analytics to measure student participation and engagement: Researchers' experiences from an exploratory study', Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Annual Conference, December, University of Sydney, Australia (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Fan S; Garg SK; Kregor GM; Wang Y

2018Lynn HM, Yeom S, Kim P, 'ECG-based biometric human identification based on backpropagation neural network', Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Research in Adaptive and Convergent Systems, 9-12 October 2018, Honolulu, HI, USA, pp. 6-10. ISBN 978-1-4503-5885-9 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1145/3264746.3264760 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2018Nguyen H-D, Yeom S, Oh I-S, Kim K-M, Kim S-H, 'Facial expression recognition using a multi-level convolutional neural network', Proceedings from the International Conference on Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, 14-17 May 2018, Montreal, Canada, pp. 217-221. ISBN 1895193060 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2016Fan S, Garg S, Yeom S, 'Exploring the use of big data analytics for improving support to students in higher education', Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9992: 29th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI 2016): Advances in Artificial Intelligence), 5-8 December 2016, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 702-707. ISBN 978-3-319-50126-0 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-50127-7_63 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Fan S; Garg S

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2016Kim HJ, Yeom SJ, Cha KJ, 'Data-Con: A comprehensive data browsing service for real-time data sharing and utilization of big data environment', Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Smart Media and Applications (SMA 2016), 5-8 December 2016, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 47P-50P. (2016) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2016Sale A, Yeom S, 'A solar map of Tasmania', Proceedings of the Autumn Conference of the Korean Institute of Smart Media, 28-29 October 2016, Kwangiu, pp. 323-324. ISSN 2287-4348 (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Sale A

2016Yeom S, Fan S, Garg S, 'Preliminary study on big data analytics with learning management system for assisting learning experiences in higher education in Australia', Proceedings of the Autumn Conference of The Korean Institute of Smart Media 2016, 28-29 October 2016, Kwangju, pp. 150-152. ISSN 2287-4348 (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Fan S; Garg S

2016Yeom S, Fluck A, Sale A, 'Technical report on a haptic interface for learning anatomy', Proceedings of the 28th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (OzCHI 2016), 29 November - 2 December 2016, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 571-575. ISBN 978-1-4503-4618-4 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1145/3010915.3010985 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Fluck A; Sale A

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2013Yeom S, Choi-Lundberg D, Fluck A, Sale A, 'User acceptance of a haptic interface for learning anatomy', Proceedings of the International Conference e-Learning 2013, 23-26 July 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, pp. 239-246. ISBN 978-972893988-5 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Citations: Scopus - 6

Co-authors: Choi-Lundberg D; Fluck A; Sale A

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2012Yeom SJ, Fluck A, Sale AHJ, Choi-Lundberg DL, 'Exploring augmented reality for sustainable delivery of anatomy teaching and learning', Teaching Matters 2012 - Conference Handbook, 4th December 2012, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 39. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Fluck A; Sale AHJ; Choi-Lundberg DL

2011Yeom SJ, 'Augmented Reality for Learning Anatomy', Proceedings of Ascilite 2011: Changing Demands, Changing Directions, 4-7 December 2011, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1377-1383. ISBN 978-1-86295-644-5 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2007Bang GW, Bang SW, Yeom SJ, Lee MT, Park KW, et al., 'Traffic Sign Recognition Using Color Information and Error Back Propagation Algorithm', Proceeding 2nd ICUT, 20-22 Dec 2007, Bali, Indonesia, pp. 590-594. (2007) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2007Kim CH, Shin MW, Jeong SM, Kang IC, Yeom SJ, et al., 'Kinematical Access for Realistic Behavior Generation of Artificial Fish', Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Advanced Language Processing and Web Information Technology, 22-24 August, 2007, Luoyang, Henan, China, pp. 293-297. ISBN 0-7695-2930-5 (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2007Lee SH, Kim CM, Yeom SJ, Kim G, Moon K, et al., 'A study on development of time series warning module in warranty claims database', Proceedings from the Sixth International Conference on Advanced Language Processing and Web Information Technology, 22-24 August, Henan, China, pp. 553-558. ISBN 9780769529301 (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/ALPIT.2007.71 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2007Lee SH, Seo SC, Yeom SJ, Moon K, Kang MS, et al., 'A study on warning/detection degree of warranty claims data using natural network learning', Proceedings from the Sixth International Conference on Advanced Language Processing and Web Information Technology, 22-24 August, Henan, China, pp. 492-497. ISBN 9780769529301 (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/ALPIT.2007.82 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

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2006Park DH, Yoo CS, Kim YS, Yeom SJ, 'Object Modeling for Mapping XML Document Represented in XML-GDM to UML Class Diagram', Computational Science and Its Applacations - ICCSA 2006 Proceedings, 8-11 May 2006, Glasgow, UK, pp. 958-967. ISBN 3-540-34079-3 (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2005Chung SW, Hwang SG, Yeom SJ, 'Heuristic Mobile Learning Tool', Proceedings The 4th Asia Pacific International Symposium on Information Technology, 26-27 Jan 2005, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 221-224. ISBN 1-9209522-8-4 (2005) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Hwang SG

2005Mohd Taib S, Yeom SJ, Kang BH, 'Elimination of Redundant Information for Web Data Mining', Proceedings ITCC 2005, 4-6 April 2005, Las Vegas, Nevada, pp. 200-205. ISBN 0-7695-2315-3 (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/ITCC.2005.143 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Mohd Taib S; Kang BH

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2004Oh GT, Lee YB, Yeom SJ, 'Security mechanism for medical image information on PACS using invisible watermark', Proceedings of the 6th International meeting VECPAR'04, 28-30 June 2004, Valencia, Spain, pp. 477-483. (2004) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2002Kim S, Nam J, Yeom SJ, 'Effective delivery of Virtual Class on Parallel Media Stream Server', Proceedings/ International Conference on Computers in Education, December 3-6, 2002, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 134 & 135. ISBN 0-7695-1509-6 (2002) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2002Lee YB, Jeong JG, Park SC, Kim PK, Yeom SJ, 'The Blocking System on the Router against Virus Infected Files', Proceedings/ 2nd International Conference on Computer and Information Science, August 8-9, 2002, Seoul, Korea, pp. 583-586. ISBN 0-9700776-5-3 (2002) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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1997Choi YJ, Yeom SJ, 'Implementing Tasmanian Visions: A Proposal', Proceedings of the ICCE97, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, pp. 733-736. (1997) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Choi YJ

1996Choi YJ, Yeom SJ, 'Virtual classes', Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE '96), Adelaide, pp. 93-99. (1996) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Choi YJ

1995Choi YJ, Gray AD, Yeom SJ, 'Interactive Korean Language Learning System', AUC Academic Conference Technology '95, Perth, pp. 303-310. (1995) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Choi YJ; Gray AD

Thesis

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Yeom SJ, 'Undergraduate student acceptance of haptic simulation in gross anatomy learning' (2016) [PhD]

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1995Yeom SJ, 'An Experiment in Multimedia' (1995) [Masters Coursework]

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Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Yeom S, Choi-Lundberg D, Fluck A, Sale A, 'User Acceptance of a Haptic Interface for Learning Anatomy', Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on eLearning 2013, IADIS Press (International Association for Development f the Information Society), Czech Republic, 1, 2013, pp. 239-246. (2013) [Award]

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Co-authors: Choi-Lundberg D; Fluck A; Sale A

Grants & Funding

Soonja has been awarded more than $1.1m on Teaching Development as well as Research & Development Grants from the University of Tasmania and the Tasmania State Government.

Soonja is the recipient of multiple grants and funding totalling $1,144,359.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

8

Total funding

$1,144,359

Projects

'Big Data' and learning analytics for Australian higher education: second stage of pilot project (2018)$11,132
Description
The primary aim of this prospective project is to examine university lecturers and tutors' pedagogical approaches and student engagement in online learning, through the use of Big Data and learning analytics, using UTAS as a starting point. In this project, emerging analytic techniques and skills (e.g. R & Python) will be adopted to analyse archived data from MyLO, including: online discussions, lecturer feedback, news . items, unit materials/resources, and student engagement statistics generated by MyLO analytics. This proposed project examines correlations between student engagement and participation and the following factors: 1.lecturers' and tutors' pedagogical support;2.student interactions with the lecturer, tutors and peers;3.types of teaching materials/resources uploaded; and4.student results and evaluation.Big Data indicates "large pools of data that can be captured, communicated, aggregated, stored, and analysed" (Manyika et al., 2011, p.4). Big Data analytics analyses the flow of information, and thereby, reveals hidden threads, trends and patterns in the data (Matteson, 2013). Therefore, it is relevant to all organisations, including higher education institutions, that produce large data sets, and wish to benefit from the interpretation of these data.In recent years, there has been an increase in the use of Big Data analytics for educational purposes, driven and facilitated by various reasons, one of which is the pressure faced by educational institutions towards performance management and student retention (Beer, 2010). One most common form of Big Data analytics in higher education is learning analytics. Learning analytics applications enable institutions to build predictive models on student outcomes, especially to identify at-risk students and to provide early warnings so that interventions can be made (Rienties et al., 2016). The proposed project, is the second stage of a frontier research to explore the use of Big Data and learning analytics to identify such patterns for higher education.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($11,132)
Scheme
Grant - CALE Hothouse Alignment Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fan S; Wang Y; Garg SK; Yeom SJ; Kregor GM
Year
2018
A Tasmanian Response to UN System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (2018)$4,983
Funding
University of Tasmania ($4,983)
Scheme
null
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Byrne JA; Tilden J; Harwood A; Kumar S; Yeom SJ
Year
2018
Enhancing the engagement and outcomes of learners through the development and use of Games and Creative Technologies (2012)$8,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($8,000)
Scheme
Academic Career Development Group Activity Funding
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
de salas K ; Lewis I; Yeom S; Douglas T; King C; Choi-Lundberg D; Fluck A
Year
2012
3D Interactive Anatomy with Augmented Reality (2010)$7,213
Funding
University of Tasmania ($7,213)
Scheme
Teaching Development Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Yeom S; Fluck A; Sinha S
Year
2010
Research and Development of Virtual Classes (2001 - 2004)$1,000,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($1,000,000)
Scheme
TDG Research & Development Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Choi Y; Yeom S; Paay J
Period
2001 - 2004
Understanding Asian Cultures and Societies through language (2000 - 2001)$19,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($19,000)
Scheme
TDG Research & Development Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hatley B; Harbon L; Yeom S
Period
2000 - 2001
Development of computer-based revision tutorials in microbiology (2000 - 2001)$9,031
Funding
University of Tasmania ($9,031)
Scheme
TDG Research & Development Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Burke C; Yeom S
Period
2000 - 2001
: Educational Multimedia CDRom (1998 - 1999)$85,000
Funding
Tasmania State Government ($85,000)
Scheme
DIST AusIndustry Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Choi Y; Yeom S; Foskett S
Period
1998 - 1999

Research Supervision

Soonja is very keen to supervise projects which applies Artificial Intelligence techniques to enhance various areas of our lives.

Current

8

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDInvestigating Enhancement of Digital Technology Competencies using DBR: A case study of southern Tasmanian year 6 teachers2018
PhDFuture of Officials in Modern Day Cricket2018
PhDAn Intelligent Peer Marking System with Controlled Natural Language and Rule-based Modelling2019
PhDEliminating Barriers in using Digital Technologies for the Residents of Saudi Arabia2019
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