Registered to supervise postgraduate research

PhD projects

Web systems for Learning language and Sharing knowledge Technology for narrative knowledge sharing Simulations in teaching as immersive practice

1992 …2020

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Research interests

Cat Kutay is descended from seafarers of Celtic and Pacific origin, Cat is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering at Charles Darwin University. She works with Aboriginal communities for online language learning and story sharing as a way for Aboriginal culture and knowledge to be acknolwedged and integrated into Australian engineering approaches.

She is a Computer and Electrical Engineer. She manages projects developing software for web services for Indigenous Knowledge sharing including Aboriginal language learning and embed Indigenous Knowledge in university teaching. In particular she develops online and blended learning resources using narrative techniques, simulations, games and multimedia to provide more immersive techniques and practice-based learning. For online or workshop classes, she has researched agent support for online group learning based on student interaction patterns and improvements in learning based on social constructivist pedagogy.

Cat Kutay's research is in the areas of: Indigenous knowledge management, particularly through online and mobile systems; Human Computer Interaction, in particular the presentation of information for exploration and pattern matching; Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL); and Artificial agents for emergent narrative in games.


Research interests

Specific research domains include:

  • Data Management and Visualisation through web interfaces
  • Web Services for online sharing and integration of multimedia-based knowledge using in cross-cultural training
  • Languge processing for supporting learning by teachers and students in Indigenous languages
  • Indigenous Technology – ICT for Knowledge Management and new approach for development of Engineering Solutions
  • Indigenous Knowledge online – language, teaching and storytelling
  • Sustainable Engineering in management and technology
  • Simulation Games using Artificial Agents for Emergent Narratives
  • Group Learning Technologies 
  • Engineering and Design Process

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of New South Wales

Award Date: 1 May 2006

External positions

Honorary Visiting Scholar, UTS University of Technology Sydney

31 Mar 2027 → …

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Research Output

Adapting a virtual advisor’s verbal conversation based on predicted user preferences: A study of neutral, empathic and tailored dialogue

Ranjbartabar, H., Richards, D., Bilgin, A. A., Kutay, C. & Mascarenhas, S., Sep 2020, In : Multimodal Technologies and Interaction. 4, 3, p. 1-24 24 p., 55.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Observations on appropriate technology application in indigenous community using system dynamics modelling

    Jokhu, P. D. & Kutay, C., 13 Mar 2020, In : Sustainability (Switzerland). 12, 6, p. 1-12 12 p., 2245.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    The Road not taken: Reengineering society with Indigenous Knowledge

    Jacyl Shaw and Zachery Farghaly with Melissa Buckingham and Jennifer McHugh. Special thanks to GHD Digital colleagues. & Kutay, C., 2020, 1 p. GHD Digital.

    Research output: Other contributionTextual Creative Works

  • Applied Linguistics and language teaching: Making connections

    Kutay, C., 2019, p. 51-51. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

  • First Impressions Count! The Role of the Human's Emotional State on Rapport Established with an Empathic versus Neutral Virtual Therapist

    Ranjbartabar, H., Richards, D., Bilgin, A. & Kutay, C., 14 Feb 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing. p. 1-13 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle