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Dr James Birt   BInfoTech(Hons), PhD

BInfoTech(Hons), PhD,

Dr James Birt
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Society and Design
Bond University QLD 4229
Australia


Title
Assistant Professor

Department
Faculty of Society and Design

Telephone
Office Telephone Number
Within Australia:
From overseas:

7 559 52697
+61 7 559 52697
Location
Building Level: 1
Building: 1a. Faculty of Society and Design
Location: Bond University
Professional Biography
James is an Assistant Professor of Multimedia and Games at Bond University. He has been a lecturer for over ten years teaching numerous subjects including Project Management, Programming, Software Engineering, Multimedia Animation and Computer Games. He has several years of commercial industry experience in Software Engineering and Quality Assurance with companies such as Compaq Research and Development and KJ Ross and Associates. He has published papers in the area of Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence with focus on Artificial Intelligent Pattern Recognition, Quality Assurance and Reliability.
Qualifications
Bachelor of Information Technology (First Class Honors) - Griffith University
Doctor of Philosophy - Griffith University
Professional admission & memberships

Member of the IEEE

Member of the Australia Computer Society

Member of the International Game Developers Association

Member of the Goldenkey International Honours Society

Member of the Game Developers Association of Australia

Teaching expertise
James has been a lecturer for over ten years teaching numerous subjects including Project Management, Programming, Software Engineering, Multimedia Animation and Computer Games.
Subject list

MMDE11-150 Website Design

MMDE12-250 2D Animation and Simple Games

MMDE13-373 Interactive Media Project and Presentation

GAME11-110 Design Logic

MMDE13-340 3D Modelling, Animation and Video Combining

MMDE11-140 Digital Media Design

Teaching awards

Bond University Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award

Research interests & research expertise

James has published papers in the area of Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence with focus on Artificial Intelligent Pattern Recognition, Quality Assurance and Reliability.

Recently, James has been working on research projects in the area of mobile learning,human computer interaction, games and education, modelling and simulation, Artificial Intelligence and complex system visualisation.

Current research grants

Bond University Vice Chancellor Research Grant for Visualisation of Internomological Networks

Urban Water Security Research Alliance grant for Modelling Disinfection by-product Formation in Alternate Source Waters

Bond University Teaching and Learning Research Grant - Motivating and teaching computer programming to creative game design students through visual tools and gaming context

Recent research grants

Bond University Teaching and Learning Research Grant - Anatomy in the 21st Century: Enriched eBooks to facilitate authentic mLearning of anatomy

Research partners & collaborators

Dr. Jeff Brand - Bond University

Dr. Penny de Byl - Bond University

Allan Stirling - Bond University

Dr. Dirk Hovorka - Bond University

Dr. Nicole Knight - Griffith University

Publications
James Birt
(Link to personal researcher page)

Recent Publications
  • Optimizing testing efficiency with error-prone path identification and genetic algorithms
  • How Does Natural Organic Matter Removal Impact on Disinfection By-Product Formation?
  • Piloting mobile mixed reality simulation in paramedic distance education
  • Augmenting reality for augmenting reality
  • Teaching complex theoretical multi-step problems in ICT networking through 3D printing and augmented reality
  • Towards a pedagogy of comparative visualization in 3D design disciplines
  • Mixed reality in higher education: Pedagogy before technology
  • Piloting mixed reality in ICT networking to visualize complex theoretical multi-step problems
  • Using gamification and mixed reality visualization to improve conceptual understanding in ICT system analysis and design
  • Effect of mixed media visualization on learner perceptions and outcomes