Dr Nicky Ringland

PhD in Computer Science (Computational Linguistics) Sydney

Computing Education Specialist
School of Computer Science

J12 - The School of Information Technologies
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 8627 8686

Website School of Computer Science

Australian Computing Academy

National Computer Science School

Biographical details

Dr Nicky Ringland is a Computing Education Specialist at the Australian Computing Academy and Outreach Officer at the National Computer Science School. She completed her PhD in Computer Science at the University of Sydney in 2015, and is a co-founder of Grok Learning, an online learning platform that teaches coding and technology. Nicky is passionate about teaching the next generation the skills they need to become the creators of tomorrow.

Awards and honours

2018 - The Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence
2016 - Young Alumni Award for Achievement, Engineering & IT, University of Sydney
2015 - “Making IT Happen” award, International Society for Technology Education
2013 - Winner “30 Under 30” Warren Centre Australia Competition
2010 - Google Anita Borg Scholarship

In the media

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    Invited Talks

    Aug 2016 - Invited speaker at Macquarie screening of Code

    Nov 2015 - "Academics and Entrepreneruship" Data61 (NICTA)

    Oct 2015 - "Scaling Coding in Schools" SydStart, Sydney Town Hall Aug 2015 - "Lunchtime Keynote: Tech Education" Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences

    Aug 2014 - "Shaking up the Tech World: Addressing the Gender Gap", General Assembly

    Dec 2012 - "Build a Game in 10 Minutes" Live hacked Pygame tutorial at Girl Geek Sydney

    Mar 2012 - International Women's Day talk at Engineers Australia

    Mar 2011 - International Women's Day talk at the International House, University of Sydney

    Oct 2009 - "Sing about it: Changing language use in popular music", Nicky Ringland and Dominic Balasuriya, The 3rd Annual International Free Linguistics Conference, Sydney

    Selected publications

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    Journals

    • Nothman, J., Ringland, N., Radford, W., Murphy, T., Curran, J. (2013). Learning multilingual named entity recognition from Wikipedia. Artificial Intelligence, 194, 151-175. [More Information]

    Conferences

    • Ringland, N., Nothman, J., Murphy, T., Curran, J. (2009). Classifying articles in English and German Wikipedia. Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop (ALTA 2009), Australia: Australasian Language Technology Association.
    • Balasuriya, D., Ringland, N., Nothman, J., Murphy, T., Curran, J. (2009). Named Entity Recognition in Wikipedia. 2009 Workshop on the People''s Web Meets NLP: Collaboratively Constructed Semantic Resources (The People''s Web 2009), USA: Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).

    2013

    • Nothman, J., Ringland, N., Radford, W., Murphy, T., Curran, J. (2013). Learning multilingual named entity recognition from Wikipedia. Artificial Intelligence, 194, 151-175. [More Information]

    2009

    • Ringland, N., Nothman, J., Murphy, T., Curran, J. (2009). Classifying articles in English and German Wikipedia. Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop (ALTA 2009), Australia: Australasian Language Technology Association.
    • Balasuriya, D., Ringland, N., Nothman, J., Murphy, T., Curran, J. (2009). Named Entity Recognition in Wikipedia. 2009 Workshop on the People''s Web Meets NLP: Collaboratively Constructed Semantic Resources (The People''s Web 2009), USA: Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).

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