Miss Marissa Milne

Position/s:Marketing and Communication Officer
Faculty of Science and Engineering
 Postgraduate Student
School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Phone: +61 8 82013201
Location: Physical Sciences (1027)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia


Bachelor of Education (Junior Primary/Primary) / Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) (Hons)

Research and supervision

Research interests

  • Computer facilitated learning
  • Embodied conversational agents
  • Autism spectrum disorders


Book chapters
  • Anderson, T.A.F., Chen, Z., Wen, Y., Milne, M., Atyabi, A., Treharne, K., et al. (2012). Thinking Head MulSeMedia: A Storytelling Environment for Embodied Language Learning. In George Ghinea, Frederic Andres and Stephen Gulliver, ed. Multiple Sensorial Media Advances and Applications: New Developments in MulSeMedia. Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global, pp. 182-203. [10.4018/978-1-60960-821-7.ch009]
  • Milne, M.K., Luerssen, M., Lewis, T., Leibbrandt, R. and Powers, D. (2011). Designing and Evaluating Interactive Agents as Social Skills Tutors for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In Diana Perez-Marin and Ismael Pascual-Nieto, ed. Conversational Agents and Natural Language Interaction: Techniques and Effective Practices. Hershey, USA: IGI Global, pp. 23-48. [10.4018/978-1-60960-617-6.ch002]
  • Milne, M.K., Luerssen, M., Leibbrandt, R., Lewis, T. and Powers, D. (2011). Embodied Conversational Agents for Education in Autism. In Mohammad-Reza Mohammadi, ed. A Comprehensive Book on Autism Spectrum Disorders. 1st ed. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech, pp. 387-412. [10.5772/18688]
Refereed conference papers
  • Milne, M., Leibbrandt, R., Raghavendra, P., Luerssen, M., Lewis, T. and Powers, D.M. (2013). Lesson Authoring System For Creating Interactive Activities Involving Virtual Humans: Thinking Head Whiteboard. In H Hagras & V Loia, ed. 2013 IEEE Symposium on Intelligent Agent (IA) Piscataway, USA: IEEE. IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence. Singapore. Apr 2013, pp. 13-20. [10.1109/IA.2013.6595184]
  • Milne, M.K., Luerssen, M.H., Lewis, T.W., Leibbrandt, R.E. and Powers, D.M. (2010). Development of a Virtual Agent Based Social Tutor for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. In Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks 2010. USA: IEEE. WCCI 2010 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence. Barcelona, Spain. Jul 2010, pp. 1555-1563. [doi:10.1109/IJCNN.2010.5596584]
  • Powers, D.M., Luerssen, M.H., Lewis, T.W., Leibbrandt, R.E., Milne, M.K., Pashalis, J., et al. (2010). MANA for the Ageing. In Proceedings of the 2010 Workshop on Companionable Dialogue Systems, ACL 2010. USA: Association for Computational Linguistics. Workshop on Companionable Dialogue Systems. Uppsala, Sweden. Jul 2010, pp. 7-12. [Link]
  • Milne, M., Powers, D.M. and Leibbrandt, R.E. (2009). Development of a software-based social tutor for children with autism spectrum disorders. In Jesper Kjeldskov, Jeni Paay and Stephen Viller, ed. Conference proceedings : Australian Conference on Computer Human Interaction (OZCHI 2009) Melbourne 2009: CHISIG. Australian Conference on Computer Human Interaction. Melbourne. Nov 2009, pp. 265-268.

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