Jake is an Education Focussed Lecturer at the School of Computer Science Engineering at UNSW. Jake’s PhD research investigates novel software and artificial intelligence-based systems to support educators, enhance student engagement and improve learning experiences in computing education. Jake's research is embedded in open-source education projects such as SplashKit, and more notably, the Doubtfire Learning Management System, which he co-leads and maintains and is used at several Australian and New Zealand universities.
Previously, Jake was a Research Fellow at the Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute (A²I²) in Defence and has many years of experience teaching a wide range of computing courses at Deakin University and Swinburne University of Technology.
Jake's research areas include constructive alignment pedagogy, formative feedback, artificial intelligent tutor support systems, learning management systems, learning analytics.