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Heinz Dreher

Referee for: D.1.0, D.2.1, D.2.2, D.2.3, D.2.5, D.2.6, D.2.7, D.2.10, D.2.11, D.2.12, D.2.13, D.2.m, D.3, D.3.1, E.0, E.1, E.5, E.m, F.3.0, F.3.1, H.0, H.1, H.2, H.3, H.4, H.5, I.2.0, I.2.1, I.2.4, I.2.5, I.2.6, I.2.7, I.2.8, I.7, J., K.0, K.1, K.2, K.3, K.4, K.5, K.7, K.8, L.
Institution: Curtin University of Technology
Address: School of Information Systems
GPO Box U1987 Perth
Wstern Australia 6845

Curriculum Vitae:

Heinz Dreher is Professor of Informatics in the School of Information Systems, Curtin Business School, at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. He has published in the educational technology and information systems domain through conferences, journals, invited talks and seminars; is currently the holder of Australian National Competitive Grant funding for a 4-year E-Learning project and a 4-year project on Automated Essay Grading technology development, trial usage and evaluation; has received numerous industry grants for investigating hypertext based systems in training and business scenarios; and is an experienced and accomplished teacher, receiving awards for his work in cross-cultural awareness and course design. In 2004 he was appointed Adjunct Professor for Computer Science at TU Graz, and continues to collaborate in teaching & learning and research projects with European partners. Dr Dreher’s research and development programme is now supported by Curtin Business School Area of Research Focus funding – Semantic Analysis and Text Mining for Business and Education (www.eaglesemantics.com). Research funding for individual projects is also sought, including for mining vast repositories of heterogeneous data such as from the natural resources industries.

Main Research Interests:

  • Hypertext/Hypermedia systems and textual-knowledge-based systems
  • computer supported co-operative work (CSCW)
  • computer mediated communications (CMC)
  • project management
  • prototyping systems
  • human problem solving strategies
  • decision support technologies
  • knowledge management
  • WWW and electronic commerce applications development and technologies
  • information systems research methods