John Shepherd

Computer Science & Engineering
Contact details:
+61 2 9385 6494


I'm a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at UNSW, Sydney, Australia.

My research falls under the broad area of data/information/knowledge management, including: data modelling, query processing, access structures, multimedia retrieval, web search, information extraction, text mining. Currently, I'm working on a large project in modelling, building, maintaining and managing research-related data (RAM: research area mapper). Other projects that I'm working on: the use of online role-play in education (ORE), modelling and managing academic structures (MAPPS). I also maintain and develop a course management system (WebCMS) which is used by many courses in CSE; the system has an innovative assessment module and a multiple-choice quiz module which uses novel marking schemes developed in CSE.