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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    20042019
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    Personal profile

    General

    I studied my BSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science at the University of Birmingham. My doctoral degree was sponsored by the Overseas Research Studentship (ORS) Award administered by the CVCP (now Universities UK). From 1999 till 2001, I worked at the Department of Information Technology at the Masaryk University, Czech Republic, teaching natural language processing, machine translation, Prolog programming and elementary Chinese. I also collaborated with Professor Karel Pala in knowledge representation and concept organisation in WordNet-like lexical databases. Since 2006, my research interests also include Engineering Education research, especially in the area of assessments and feedback and effective use of computing technologies to aid learning and teaching in the Higher Education context.

    I have been in the School of Engineering & Applied Science (EAS) at Aston University since October 2001 where I have taught a range of undergraduate programming-related courses, including software engineering, data structures and algorithm, Java programming, client-side Internet computing and natural language processing. I have also supervised PhD students. Between 2008 and 2009, I have been the champion for pedagogical research for EAS. Since the launch of the research institute Aston STEM Education Centre (ASEC), I have been an active member of ASEC.

    I have a strong interest in promoting student learning and improving student learning experience. In 2017/8, I was the Acting Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching at the School of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS) and the Chair of the Learning and Teaching Committee at EAS.

    Research Interests

    My current research is in the areas of Computing Education, E-Assessment and Knowledge Representation. I am interested in areas of Technology Enhanced Learning and Assessment, Knowledge Representation, Terminiology, Word Sense Disambiguation and Machine Translation. My doctorate research was in the area of Computational Linguistics involving Lexical-Functional Grammar and Machine Translation. 

    Teaching Activity

    My current teaching duty includes:

    CS2020 Software Engineering
    CS2310 Data Structures and Algorithms with Java 
    CS4700/CS4800/CS4900 MSc Project

    and the Degree Apprenticeship variants of some of the above modules, i.e.:

    DC2020 Software Engineering
    DC2310 Data Structures and Algorithms

    I am the Year Tutor for the BSc in Computing Science Stage 2 programme. In 2016/7, I was the Deputy Postgraduate Programme Director for Computer Science programmes. Since 2017/8, I have been the Programme Director for the conversion Computer Science MSc degree programme, MSc in Computer Science.

    Qualifications

    • BSc with First Class Honours in Computer Science / Software Engineering (University of Birmingham)

    • PhD in Computer Science (University of Birmingham)

    • Associate Certificate in Teaching & Learning (Aston University)

    • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning (Aston University)

    Employment

    • 2017 – to date: Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Aston University.
    • 2001 – 2017: Lecturer in Computer Science, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Aston University.

    • 2000 – 2001: Lecturer in Information Technology, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Czech Republic.

    • 1999 – 2000: Teaching Assistant, Masaryk University.

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    I have been a Senior Fellow of the HEA since 2016.

    Contact Details

    Phone number: 0121 204 3473
    Email: s.h.s.wong@aston.ac.uk
    Room Number: MB 265G

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    Research Output 2004 2019

    Making the Most of Repetitive Mistakes: An Investigation into Heuristics for Selecting and Applying Feedback to Programming Coursework

    Howell, R. & Wong, S. H., 16 Jan 2019, Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018. Lee, M. J. W., Nikolic, S., Wong, G. K. W., Shen, J., Ros, M., Lei, L. C. U. & Venkatarayalu, N. (eds.). IEEE, p. 286-293 8 p. 8615128. (2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE)).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
    File
    Computer programming
    heuristics
    programming
    Feedback
    Students

    Discovering Missing Stages in the Teaching of Algorithm Analysis: an APOS-based study

    Kay, A. & Wong, S. H. S., 22 Nov 2018, Proceedings of the 18th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research. ACM, 18

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Teaching
    student
    teaching materials
    abstraction
    learning

    Empowering SMEs to make better decisions with Business Intelligence: A Case Study

    Raj, R., Wong, S. H. & Beaumont, A. J., 14 Nov 2018, IC3K 2016: Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management . Fred, A., Dietz, J., Aveiro, D., Liu, K., Bernadino, J. & Filipe, J. (eds.). Springer, Vol. 914. p. 306-325 24 p. (Communications in Computer and Information Science; vol. 914).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
    File
    Small and medium-sized enterprises
    Business intelligence
    Business information
    Information systems
    Funding

    Business Intelligence Solution for an SME: A Case Study.

    Raj, R., Wong, S. H. & Beaumont, A. J., 11 Nov 2016, Proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (IC3K 2016). SciTePress, p. 41-50 9 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Competitive intelligence
    Industry

    Reflective journals: can they be used to identify struggling students?

    Wong, S. H. S., Thompson, E. & Beaumont, A., Jul 2015, (Unpublished).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Students
    student
    knowledge acquisition
    first-year student
    tutor

    Thesis

    A computational model of prosody for Yorùbá text-to-speech synthesis

    Author: Odéjobí, O. A., Jul 2005

    Supervisor: Beaumont, A. J. (Supervisor) & Wong, S. H. S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    Pharmaceutical studies on aromatic azido compounds

    Author: Wong, S. K., 1986

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy