List of Papers and Talks


2018 B. Hui & R. Campbell.
Discrepancy between Learning and Practicing Digital Citizenship.
Journal of Academic Ethics (to appear). 2018.
2017 B. Hui.
AI in Personalized Learning Environments.
Invited talk at the Department of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, July 2017. (slides)
2017 B. Hui.
Interesting Problems in Learning Analytics.
Data Science Collaborative Research and Development Workshop, Kelowna, Canada, May 2017. (slides)
2017 B. Hui & S. Farvolden.
How Can Learning Analytics Improve a Course?
The 22nd Western Canadian Conference on Computing Education (WCCCE), Abbortsford, Canada, May 2017. (early poster, paper, slides)
2017 B. Hui.
Computer Science Info Session.
Information Session for Second Year Computer Science students. Kelowna, Canada, March 2017. (slides)
2016 B. Hui.
Computational Thinking Activities Without Software.
EdTechTeam Okanagan Summit featuring Google for Education. Vernon, Canada, October 2016. (slides)
2016 M. Bojey & B. Hui.
Who Wants to Collaborate? A Step Towards Understanding Collaboration as Choice.
The 46th IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), Erie, Pennsylvania, October 2016. (paper, slides)
2016 B. Hui.
Digital Learning Environments and Personalized Learning
Invited talk to ETEC 559: Creating Technology-Enhanced Learning Environments, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, July 2016. (slides)
2016 B. Hui.
Thoughts on Technological Enablers
Learning Technology Innovation workshop at Centre of Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT), University of British Columbia, April 2016. (slides)
2016 R. Campbell & B. Hui.
Concept Navigator: A Programming Fundamentals Application.
Presentation at the 10th Annual Learning Conference, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, May 2016. (slides)
2015 B. Hui & W. Kelly.
Collaborative Community Builder: A Digital Platform for Crowdsourcing a Community Vision
Global Online Conference on Information & Computer Technology, Sullivan University, November 2015. (paper, slides)
2015 R. Campbell & B. Hui.
Concept Navigator: Optimizing Student Performance with Concept Mapping and Learning Analytics
Presentation at the Showcase of Faculty Research, Celebrate Research Week, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, March 2015. (slides)
2014 M. Bojey, B. Hui, & R. Campbell.
Engaging Higher Order Thinking Skills with a Personalized Physics Tutoring System
The 12th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS), Hawaii, Honolulu, June 2014. (paper, poster)
2014 B. Hui (moderator and panelist).
Choosing Academic vs. Industry Career Paths with a Graduate Degree
Career Mentoring Panel, Pacific Northwest Celebration of Women in Computing (PNW-CWIC), UBC, Vancouver, May 2014. (slides, handout)
2014 R. Campbell, B. Hui, B. Sobol, & B. Young.
Findings from Flipping a Digital Citizenship Classroom
Presentation at the 10th Annual Learning Conference, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, May 2014. (slides)
2014 R. Campbell, B. Hui, B. Sobol, & B. Young.
Digital Citizenship in Post-Secondary Education: A "Flipped" Problem-Based Learning Implementation
Presentation at the Showcase of Faculty Research, Celebrate Research Week, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, March 2014. (slides)
2014 B. Hui.
Intelligent User Interfaces: Where HCI Meets AI
Invited talk, Computer Science Department, Montana State University, Bozeman, March 2014. (slides)
2014 B. Hui.
Introduction to Intelligent User Interfaces
Invited talk, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of San Diego, San Deigo, March 2014. (slides)
2014 B. Hui.
Intelligent User Interfaces: Where HCI Meets AI
Invited talk, Department of Computer Science, Western Washington University, Bellingham, February 2014. (slides)
2014 B. Hui.
Introduction to Intelligent User Interfaces
Invited talk, Department of Computer Science, Western Washington University, Bellingham, February 2014. (slides)
2014 B. Hui.
Intelligent User Interfaces: Where HCI Meets AI
Invited talk, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, February 2014. (slides)
2014 B. Hui.
Introduction to Classes and Objects
Invited talk, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, February 2014. (slides)
2013 B. Hui.
A Framework for Self-Regulated Learning of Domain-Specific Concepts
Workshop on Self-Regulated Learning. The 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED), Memphis, Tennessee, July 2013. (paper, slides)
2013 B. Hui & C. Crompton.
The Need to Support Independent Student-Directed Learning
Learning Technology for Education in the Cloud (LTEC), Kaohsiung, Taiwan, September 2013. (paper, slides)
2013 B. Hui
Teaching Digital Citizenship by Fostering Digital Citizens
The 18th Western Canadian Conference on Computing Education (WCCCE), Vancouver, Canada, May 2013. (paper, slides)
2011 B. Hui.
A Methodological Framework for Decision-Theoretic Customization Assistance, Doctoral dissertation, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, 2011. (report, slides)
2011 B. Hui, B. Hardy, Y. Pratt, & R. Kershaw.
Low-Cost Pre-Evaluation of New Educational Programs
Third International Workshop on Learning Methodologies and Platforms used in the Cisco Networking Academy (LMPCNA), Venice, Italy, May 2011. Best Paper Award. (paper, slides)
2010 B. Hui.
Creating E-Index Clusters.
Technical report 0398-08-04, Function Four Ltd. (paper available upon request)
2010 B. Hui, S. Irwin, & P. Robins.
Cultural Community Comparison: First Nations, Metis Settlements, and Non-Aboriginal Communities.
E-Index V2.4 DVA, Function Four Ltd. (paper available upon request)
2010 B. Hui.
Developing an Inference Model for the Community E-Index.
Technical report 0398-08-03, Function Four Ltd. (paper available upon request)
2009 B. Hui.
Automated E-Index V3.0 Requirements.
Technical report 0389-08-01, Function Four Ltd. (paper available upon request)
2009 B. Hui.
An Illustrative Introduction to Hierarchical Agglomerative Clustering.
Technical report 0398-08-02, Function Four Ltd. (paper)
2009 B. Hui.
Probabilistically Inferring the Community Score.
Technical report 0398-08-01, Function Four Ltd. (paper)
2009 B. Hui, G. Partridge, & C. Boutilier.
A Probabilistic Mental Model For Estimating Disruption.
ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI), Florida, USA, pp. 287-296, January 2009. (paper, slides)
[acceptance rate: 29%]
2008 G. Lindgaard, P. Egan, C. Jones, C. Pyper, M. Frize, R. Walker, C. Boutilier, B. Hui, S. Narasimhan, J. Folkens, & B. Winogron.
Intelligent Decision Support in Medicine: Back to Bayes?
Journal of Universal Computer Science, Volume 14(16), pp. 2720-2736, 2008. (paper)
2008 B. Hui.
Developing a Decision-Theoretic User Model for Automatic Customization.
Thesis Proposal, University of Toronto, 2008. (report, slides)
2008 B. Hui.
Modeling Individual Decision for Collaboration and Implications for Intelligent Assistance.
Workshop on Individual and Group Adaptation in Collaborative Learning Environments, at the 3rd European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2008), Maastricht, The Netherlands, pp. 13-27, September 2008. (paper: coming soon, slides: coming soon)
2008 B. Hui & C. Boutilier.
Toward Experiential Utility Elicitation for Interface Customization. Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI), Helsinki, Finland, pp. 298-305, July 2008. (paper, poster, slides)
[acceptance rate: 28.1%]
2008 B. Hui & C. Boutilier.
Experiential Elicitation using Bound Queries.
Southern Ontario Behavioural Decision Making Conference, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada, May 2008. (poster)
2008 B. Hui, S. Gustafson, P. Irani, C. Boutilier.
The Need for an Interaction Cost Model in Adaptive Interfaces. Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI), Napoli, Italy, pp. 458-461, May 2008. (paper, poster, slides)
[acceptance rate: 27.5%]
2007 B. Hui.
Automatic Software Customization: A Methodology for Learning Individual Preferences.
Third place in the ACM Student Research Competition 2007 Annual Grand Finals Graduate Category. To appear in the ACM Digital Library. (paper)
2007 G. Lindgaard, C. Pyper, M. Frize, R. Walker, C. Boutilier, B. Hui, S. Narasimhan, J. Folkens, B. Winogron, P. Egan, & C. Jones.
Intelligent decision support in medicine: Back to Bayes?
  • Annual IFIP TC13 Symposium, Trends in HCI, Salamanca, Spain, March 2007. Presentation.
  • European Ergonomics & cognitive Engineering Conference (ECCE), London UK, August 2007. Invited keynote presentation.
2007 T. Willoughby, B. Hui & E. Wood.
Introduction to formal learning with technologies: Exploring the role of digital technologies.
In T. Willoughby and E. Wood (Eds). Children's Learning in a Digital World, Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
2007 B. Hui.
A Survey of Interaction Phenomena.
Technical report, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, 2007. (paper: coming soon, slides: coming soon)
2006 B. Hui & C. Boutilier.
Modeling the Disruption of the User's Mental Model.
Workshop on User Adaptive Systems, at the Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) Conference, Vancouver, Canada, December 2006. (abstract, slides)
[acceptance rate: 33%]
2006 B. Hui & C. Boutilier.
Who's Asking for Help? Decision-Theoretic Approach to User Modeling.
Second place in the regional ACM Student Research Competition, San Diego, USA, October 2006. (poster)
2006 B. Hui & C. Boutilier.
Decision-Theoretic User Modeling.
North East Student Colloquium on Artificial Intelligence (NESCAI), Ithaca, USA, April 2006. (paper, slides)
[acceptance rate: 32%]
2006 B. Hui & C. Boutilier.
Who's Asking for Help? A Bayesian Approach to Intelligent Assistance.
ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI), Sydney, Australia, pp.186-193, January 2006. (paper, slides)
[acceptance rate: 23%]
2005 B. Hui, E. Wood, & T. Willoughby.
Developing a Taxonomy of Cognitive Skills Required in Young Children Software.
Children's Learning in a Digital World Conference, Brock University, Saint Catharine's, Canada, August 2005. (poster)
2005 B. Hui
Computational Assistance: Learning when to offer help.
PRECARN 15th Annual Conference IRIS, Quebec, Canada, June 2005. (report)
2005 B. Hui, E. Wood, & T. Willoughby.
Canonical Navigation Structure for Children's Software.
Canadian Language & Literacy Research Network (CLLRnet) 4th Annual Network Conference, Toronto, Canada, June 2005. (poster)
2005 B. Hui & C. Boutilier.
From Behavioural Observations, to User Types, to Utility Functions.
Southern Ontario Behavioural Decision Making Conference, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, April 2005. (poster)
2005 B. Hui & E. Yu.
Extracting Conceptual Relationships from Specialized Documents.
Invited paper to the Data and Knowledge Engineering Journal (DKE), Volume 54(1), pp.29-55, 2005. (paper)
2004 B. Hui & C. Boutilier.
Probabilistic and Decision-Theoretic User Modeling.
PRECARN 14th Annual Conference IRIS, Ottawa, Canada, June 2004. (poster)
2004 B. Hui.
Probabilistic and Decision-Theoretic User Modeling in the Context of Software Customization.
Qualifying Depth Oral, University of Toronto, 2004. (report, slides)
2003 J. Mylopoulos, B. Hui, A. Lapouchnian, J. Leite, & S. Liaskos.
Customizable Software.
Bell University Laboratories National Conference: Innovation Through Partnership, Toronto, Canada, November 2003. (poster)
2003 B. Hui, S. Liaskos, & J. Mylopoulos.
Requirements Analysis for Customizable Software: A Goals-Skills-Preferences Framework.
The 11th IEEE International Requirements Engineering conference (RE03), Monterey Bay, USA, pp. 117-126, September 2003. (abstract, paper)
[acceptance rate: 18.5%]
2003 B. Hui.
Adapting Writing Support Functions for Different Language Learners.
The 8th International Pacific Association for Computational Linguistics Conference (PACLING'03), Halifax, Canada, August 2003. (abstract, paper)
2002 B. Hui.
A Taxonomy of Software Skills and Its Applications.
Technical report, Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University, November 2002. (paper: coming soon, slides: coming soon)
2002 B. Hui & E. Yu.
Extracting Conceptual Relationships from Specialized Documents.
The 21st International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2002), Tampere, Finland, October 2002. LNCS 2503 Springer Verlag. pp. 232-246. (abstract, paper, slides)
[acceptance rate: 24%]
2002 B. Hui.
Measuring User Acceptability of Machine Translation to Diagnose System Errors: An Experience Report.
Workshop on Machine Translation in Asia, at the 19th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2002), Taipei, Taiwan, September 2002. (abstract, paper, slides)
2002 B. Hui.
Learning How to Design Software from Playing Children's Games.
Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network (CLLRnet) 2nd Annual Network Conference, Victoria, Canada. June 2002. Invited Presentation.
2002 B. Hui.
Developing and Evaluating a Document Visualization System for Information Management.
Master Thesis, University of Toronto, January 2002. (abstract, thesis, slides)
2001 B. Hui.
Inferring Semantics from Collocation Clusters to Represent Verbs and Nouns.
The 15th International Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation (PACLIC 15), Hong Kong, 2001. (abstract, paper)
[acceptance rate: 40%]
1999 B. Hui.
Clustering Wearable Nouns in Cantonese and Vietnamese: Evidence from Verb Semantics and Psychological Groupings.
Honours Thesis, University of British Columbia, 1999. (abstract, thesis)
1999 R. Cohen, C. Allaby, C. Cumbaa, M. Fitzgerald, K. Ho, B. Hui, C. Latulipe, F. Lu, N. Moussa, D. Pooley, A. Qian, & S. Siddiqi.
What is Initiative?
In S. Haller, S. McRoy, and A. Kobsa (Eds). Computational Models of Mixed Initiative Interaction, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999.
1998 R. Cohen, C. Allaby, C. Cumbaa, M. Fitzgerald, K. Ho, B. Hui, C. Latulipe, F. Lu, N. Moussa, D. Pooley, A. Qian, & S. Siddiqi.
What is Initiative?
Journal of User Modeling and User-Adaptive Interactions (UMUAI), Volume 8, Issue 3/4, pp. 171-214, 1998.
1998 B. Hui.
The Role of Morphology in Machine Translation.
Technical report CS-98-22, Department of Computer Science, University of Waterloo. (abstract, paper)
1996 B. Hui.
Phonological Difficulties for Cantonese ESL Learners.
Proceedings for the Northwest Linguistics Conference (NWLC). Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 14, University of Washington. 1996. (abstract, paper)