Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 9370 6506, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML13.214
Leisa is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer and Security Science and Leader of the e-Agriculture Research Group.
- CSP3242/CSP5242 - Internet and Java Programming
- CSI3304 - Software Development Frameworks
- 3rd Year and Masters IT project groups
I have been working as a computer science lecturer in the School of Computer and Security Science since 2002. Previously, I worked as an agricultural research scientist in Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia State government for 9 years on a number of Grains industry funded projects. My agricultural research cereal agronomy and physiology and the effects of environmental stress on crop production. I also have a PhD in Weed Science from the Faculty of Agricultural Science from University of Queensland awarded in 1994 and worked as a research assistant at the University of Queensland.
I also have worked at a number of universities in Western Australia and Queensland as a lecturer and tutor in both computing, agricultural and biological sciences.
I have also worked as an analyst programmer on a number of projects for WA state government before joining Edith Cowan University in 2002. I also have previous owned a computer software consultancy company before joining Edith Cowan University.
- Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
- Australian Computer Society
- Australia India Business Council (WA)
- Associate member of AFITA
- Executive Committee member of Academic Staff Association of Edith Cowan University
- Executive committee member of the National Tertiary Education Union Edith Cowan University Branch
Awards and Recognition
National and International Awards
- 2011 Perth Convention Bureau Development Professional Development Awardee
National and International Research Positions
- Khon Kaen University Visiting Fellowship 2011 Awardee
- IIIT Hyderabad Visiting Fellowship Awardee for 2012
- CRA Travel Scholarship to attend the CRA Peer Mentoring workshop in Sante Fe, USA in November 2008.
Research Areas and Interests
- Data mining in agricultural and biological systems, agricultural informatics, tools and decision systems, environmental sensor networks, mobile technologies, web and software systems.
- This area of research is focused on the use of information and communication technologies in agricultural and related industries and is an emerging discipline. My research focus has been on the application of data mining techniques to improve the selection of crop varieties and to find ways to respond to environment changes predicted by climate change.