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Dr Jue (Grace) Xie is a Research Fellow in human-computer interaction at Action Lab. She is also a senior software engineer and has 15 years of applied research experience in software architectures, web information systems, consumer health informatics, information quality and knowledge engineering. Since 2002 from a research programmer to a software architect, Grace contributed significantly in system design, development and implementation to diverse interdisciplinary research projects within firstly Monash Centre for Distributed Systems and Software Engineering, Microsoft Research Asia, and Monash Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics. In 2012, after received her PhD from Monash Faculty of IT, Grace was appointed to teach and coordinate an IT double Masters course in partnership with China Southeast University at Suzhou joint campus. Before joining the Computer Human Interaction and Creativity group, Grace was a full-time researcher and senior IT developer in applying AI innovations for improved public healthcare at Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation.

Over the course of her academic career, Grace has developed and delivered a number of web applications, mobile solutions and conversational AI innovations to facilitate quality information delivery, personalised services, and digital communications. For example, she recently developed ‘AskPCOS’, a mobile lifestyle intervention to help women manage Polycystic Ovary Syndrome that is used by thousands of women from over 90 countries. Her current work focuses on how to bootstrap people’s daily digital technology practice and facilitate coordinated action by communities using existing social media technologies and services. To this end, at Action Lab, she is undertaking research on the design, modelling and implementation of technologies and systems that underpin the novel services developing in collaboration with many academic and external partners.

Research interests

Web systems and services

Distributed and Mobile Computing Systems

Social networks and social medias

Applied conversational AI

Knowledge engineering

Supervision interests

To explore the conversational interface design and modern responsive architecture in the design and development of web and mobile systems; also to investigate models and patterns of the kinds of systems and services that utilise social media technologies to facilitate co-ordinated actions in a multi-disciplinary context.

Monash teaching commitment

Dr Grace Xie has experience as the Chief Examiner for the following units in the Faculty of IT:

  • FIT5183 Mobile and distributed computing systems
  • FIT5192 Enterprise and Internet applications development

Grace has experience as the Lecturer for the following units in the Faculty of IT:

  • Programming for distributed, parallel and mobile systems
  • Mobile and distributed computing systems
  • Service-oriented computing and web services
  • Internet applications development
  • Enterprise application development for the web

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

  • Web Information Systems
  • Applied conversational AI
  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
  • Social network and social medias
  • Health Informatics
  • HCI

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