Research Publications

Tamil NLP

  • Ankita Duraphe, Ratnavel Rajalakshmi & Antonette Shibani (Forthcoming). DLRG@DravidianLangTech-ACL2022: Abusive Comment Detection in
    Tamil using Multilingual Transformer Models.
  • Malliga Subramanian, Kogilavani ShanmugaVadivel, Antonette Shibani, Adhithiya G J, Deepti R, Gowthamkrishnan S (2022) Detecting offensive Tamil texts using machine learning and multilingual transformer models.


Workshops and Tutorials Organized

Invited Talks and Panels

  • 2021. Member of the Expert panel constituting: Ed Santow (Industry Professor in Responsible Technology, & AUS Human Rights Commissioner 2016-21), David Lindsay (Professor of Law & Technology), Susan Gibson (Head, Data & Analytics), Jan McLean (Director, Institute of Interactive Media in Learning), Verity Firth (Director of the Centre for Social Justice & Inclusion), Heather Ford (Assoc. Professor, Digital and Social Media), Antonette Shibani (Lecturer in Data Science & LA/AIED Researcher), Nicole Vincent (Senior Lecturer, AI Ethics) for The UTS “EdTech Ethics” Deliberative Democracy Consultation.
  • Antonette Shibani (2021). Invited Guest Lecture on ‘Writing Analytics’ at the ‘Learning Analytics and Digital Learning‘ course, University of South Australia.
  • Antonette Shibani (2021). Invited guest at the ‘Why isn’t it working‘ podcast discussing the Master of Data Science and Innovation course (MDSI) teaching approaches, current trends and data ethics [Episode][Podcast Series] [Linkedin].
  • Antonette Shibani (2021). Invited blog post on Balancing learning outcomes in partner projects: lessons from Innovation Labs. LX Lab, University of Technology Sydney.
  • Antonette Shibani, Ming Liu & Simon Buckingham Shum (2020, November). Invited speaker for the LALN webinar series. An Introduction to Writing Analytics and the Design of Automated Feedback. [Learning Analytics Learning Network event][video recording]
  • Antonette Shibani (2020, October). Invited Speaker and Panellist on ‘Human-centered and ethical design of artificial intelligence’ at the Design Innovation Webinar hosted by the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bengaluru, India. [Event poster]
  • Antonette Shibani (2019, October). Invited Delegate at “Advancing
    research in student feedback literacy”, International Symposium hosted by the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE), Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Antonette Shibani (2019, October). Invited Speaker at UTS TeachMeetThe Future Starts Now“,  hosted by the School of International Studies and Education, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. [Video of Highlights]
  • Antonette Shibani (2019, August). Invited Speaker at the panel on “AI Today for Our Tomorrow” at the Intel Artificial Intelligence Workshop, INTEL, Sydney, Australia.
  • Antonette Shibani (2019, June). The future of work and education – Invited talk at St.Jerome’s College Nagercoil, India.
  • Antonette Shibani (2018 Oct, 2019 Jan) Speaker on the expert panel discussing Data sources and analysis in the real world for the undergraduate subject ‘Arguments, Evidence and Intuition’, University of Technology Sydney, Australia.
  • Antonette Shibani (2018, Nov). Augmenting pedagogic writing support with contextualizable learning analytics. – Invited talk at the University of Sydney (Usyd) Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation CRLI, Australia [slides] [video].
  • Antonette Shibani and Sophie Abel (2018, August). Automated feedback and Writing Analytics: Can it help student writing?Invited talk at the University of New South Wales LA-EDS Research group, UNSW, Australia.

Media and open publications

Other presentations

  • Antonette Shibani, Chin Yeow Wong & Adrian Buck (2020, December) Effective Work-Integrated Learning in Remote Settings: Lessons from Innovation Labs. Presentation at the UTS Teaching and Learning Forum 2020.
  • Antonette Shibani (2019, August). Meet the scientist discussion – Knowledge cafe. Science in the City 2019 at the Australian Museum, Sydney Science Festival.
  • Antonette Shibani (2019, June). Augmenting pedagogic writing practice with contextualizable learning analytics. Public seminar for PhD Stage 3 assessment, Connected Intelligence Centre, University of Technology Sydney.
  • Antonette Shibani, Sophie Abel and Simon Knight (2018, Nov). Computerised writing support with AcaWriter – Examples from three learning contexts. Presented at the UTS Teaching and Learning Forum 2018.
  • Antonette Shibani (2018, Nov). ‘What the machines and humans can do together for education’. Presented at the UTS: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences FASS conference.
  • Sophie Abel and Antonette Shibani (2018, July). Using AcaWriter to help develop student writing. Presentation at the UTS Learning Futures Lab.
  • Antonette Shibani, Simon Knight and Philippa Ryan (2017, November). Intervention design for undergraduate law students to learn rhetorical writing using learning analytics. Presentation at the UTS Teaching and Learning Forum 2017.
  • Antonette Shibani (2017, July) Supporting research writing with the Academic Writing Analytics (AWA) tool. Lightning talk at the Research Bazaar, UTS
  • Antonette Shibani (2017, June) Automated Feedback on Students’ Academic Writing. Presentation at the Learning Analytics Unconference at the Connected Intelligence Centre, UTS
  • Elizabeth Koh, Helen Hong, and Antonette Shibani (2015, June). A multi-method formative assessment for teamwork competency. Paper presented at the symposium titled “Making 21CC visible: Contemporary approaches to assessing and fostering collective creativity, teamwork and social learning capital” in Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference 2015, Singapore.

Research Projects and Grants involvement

  • Shibani Antonette (Lead Investigator), Nicole Vincent, Simon Knight, Tony Huang, Bert Bongers: Ethics in Artificial Intelligence: Frameworks and Practical challenges – FTDi seed grant (Awarded 2020)
  • Simon Knight, Heather Ford, Shibani Antonette: CiteLearn – an academic tool for learning to cite sources (Awarded 2019)
  • Higher Education Text Analytics (HETA) Project from Australian Technology Network:
  • 2018: Vice Chancellor’s Teaching and Learning Grant. Assessing the impact of automated writing feedback on student revisions in Civil Law.
  • 2013-2016, Grants from the Ministry of Education Singapore, led by Dr. Elizabeth Koh:
    • Exploring Teamwork Beliefs and Competencies in Technology-enabled 21st Century Classrooms
    • Measuring and Nurturing Teamwork Competency through a Computer-supported Creative Collaborative Problem-Solving Program
    • Integrating My Groupwork Buddy into the classroom to enhance student team collaboration and teacher pedagogical practice.

Leadership and service

More details in my CV