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Jojo Wong obtained a PhD in Computer Science at Macquarie University in 2014. Prior to pursuing her PhD studies, Jojo was an assistant lecturer at the Malaysia campus of Monash University. Upon completing her PhD, she returned to the Malaysia campus and worked as a full-time lecturer. In early 2016, Jojo moved back to the Clayton campus of Monash University and continuing the same role as a lecturer.



With several years of teaching in both Monash campuses, Jojo has taught a number of computer science and IT-related subjects ranging from programming and data structures to data science and operating system. Amongst which are:

  • FIT1008 Introduction to Computer Science

  • FIT2081 Mobile Application Development

  • FIT2065 Operating Systems and the Unix Environment

  • FIT2070 Operating Systems

  • FIT3002 Application of Data Mining

  • FIT3152 Data Science

  • FIT5195 Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing

  • FIT9133 Programmng Foundations in Python



The primary research area of Jojo is in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP), where her PhD focus was on Native Language Identification. The intuition that underlies her PhD research was that second language users tend to manifest certain types of grammatical errors that can be attributed to the influence of their native language in terms of syntactic constructions; and these errors can serve as predictive features for training a machine learner to identify the actual native language without human intervention. Her PhD work explored various NLP technologies and machine learning techniques (in particular topic modeling), as well as research in second language acquisition.

Jojo’s recent research investigates the potentials of NLP in the clinical domain, with particular interests in early detection of neurological diseases such as Dementia and aging-related diseases; as well as language disorders amongst children with and without neurological conditions. She is also interested in educational technology that could enhance the learning experience of students by exploring robotics and virtual reality.

Her research interests cover: Natural Language Processing, Native Language Identification, Second Language Learning, Language Disorders, Educational Technology 


  • Natural Language Processing
  • Native Language Identification
  • Second Language Learning
  • Language Disorders
  • Education Technology

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Research Output 2009 2017

Estimating relative user expertise for content quality prediction on Reddit

Lim, W. H., Carman, M. J. & Wong, S. M. J., 4 Jul 2017, HT 2017 : Proceedings of the 28th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media. Bonchi, F. & Helic, D. (eds.). New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 55-64 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Predicting probable Alzheimer's disease using linguistic deficits and biomarkers

Orimaye, S. O., Wong, J. S. M., Golden, K. J., Wong, C. P. & Soyiri, I. N., 14 Jan 2017, In : BMC Bioinformatics. 18, 1, 13 p., 34.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Deep-deep neural network language models for predicting mild cognitive impairment

Orimaye, S. O., Wong, J. S-M. & Gilbert Fernandez, J. S., 2016, Second international workshop on Advances in Bioinformatics and Artificial Intelligence: Bridging the Gap (BAI 2016): co-located with 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2016), New-York, USA, July 11, 2016 [proceedings]. Baniré Diallo, A., Nguifo, E. M. & Zaki, M. (eds.). CEUR Workshop Proceedings, p. 14-20 7 p. (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; vol. 1718).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Estimating domain-specific user expertise for answer retrieval in community question-answering platforms

Lim, W. H., Carman, M. J. & Wong, S. M. J., 5 Dec 2016, Proceedings of the 21st Australasian Document Computing Symposium: Caulfield, Victoria, Australia, December 6-7, 2016. Karimi, S. & Carman, M. (eds.). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 33-40 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

The review of educational robotics research and the need for real-world interaction analysis

Wong, N. W. H., Esyin, C. & Wong Sze-Meng, J., 2016, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV 2016): Phuket, Thailand, 13-15 November 2016 . Piscataway, NJ : IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 624-629 6 p. 7838707

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review