Dr Mary Tom Information and Communication Technology / School of Engineering and Technology

Lecturer

Contact Details

Email: m.tom@cqu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 3295 1119 - Ext: 51119

Office Location

Room 6.09

160 Ann Street Level 6

About Me

Mary Tom commenced her career as an Electrical Engineer handling electrification of large process plants including turn key projects. Resigning her engineering career while holding the role of Deputy Manager, she pursued further studies in computing while spending time on child minding responsibilities. She holds a Graduate Diploma in Computer Engineering from RMIT Melbourne, Master of Computing (Research) from Monash University and a PhD from Queensland University of Technology.

Mary has two years industry experience working as a C/C++ programer, before commencing her career as a lecturer at CQUniversity.

Mary's research interest include theoretical and applied studies in computational intelligence, autonomous systems, multicriteria decision analysis, optimization, technology roadmapping, and scenario planning. She has published several refereed international conference papers in reputed conferences such as World Congress on Computational Intelligence,  IEEE Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, IEEE International conference on Process Automation, Control and Computing, book chapter, and journal article.

Mary is a Senior Member of IEEE, IEEE Student Branch Counsellor CQUniversity Brisbane Campus (2013-214), Chair, IEEE Women in Engineering (2013), Secretary, IEEE Women In Engineering (2014). She has also been program committee member of International conferences.

Background

Working as an Electrical Engineer in various roles of Project Engineer, Senior Project Engineer, and Deputy Manager, Mary has gained wealth of knowledge in various aspects of project management, planning, risk management, co-ordination of staff at various levels, and delegates from other offices.

Mary can be seen as a role model for females interested to row their in career in any of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields, especially for using the family and child minding responsibilities  as an opportunity to pursue further studies and full-time career.

Awards

Deputy Vice-chancellor’s award for excellence in learning and teaching: Year 2010

Nominee for Vice-chancellor’s award for excellence in learning and teaching: Year 2010

Media Citations

Mary has initiated  a Service Learning Interest Group (SLIG) at Brisbane Campus facilitating engagement of students in discipline specific industry experience with Not For Profit or charity organisations.

Please find a CQUniNEWS item here on SLIG initiative 

Previous teaching

Casual Academic, Monash University, Melbourne 1995-1996

 Casual Academic RMIT, Melbourne 1993

Professional Experience

  1. Academic Experience

  • Lecturer (B) Full-Time, Faculty of Business and Informatics, Central Queensland University, Brisbane Campus 2001- 2012
  • Lecturer(B) Full- Time, Faculty of Informatics and Communication, Central Queensland University, Melbourne Campus 2000 – 2001
  • Lecturer(A) Full- Time, Faculty of Informatics and Communication, Central Queensland University, Melbourne International Campus (CQU MIC) 2000 March - December
  • Casual Academic, Monash University, Melbourne 1995-1996
  • Casual Academic RMIT, Melbourne 1993
 2. Industrial Experience

  • Proprietor  Chrismi Computer Training 1997 - 1998
  • Programmer, PJA Consultants, Melbourne 1998-2000
  • Deputy Manager, Entech Consultancy Bureau 19989-1990
  • Senior Project Engineer, Entech Consultancy Bureau 1986-1989
  • Project Engineer, Entech Consultancy Bureau 1983- 1986
Professional Memberships

  Senior Member Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

  • IEEE computational Intelligence Society
  • IEEE Women In Engineering 
  • IEEE Computing society
  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

  Professional Association Roles

  • IEEE Student Branch Counselor CQUniversity Brisbane Campus (Year 2012 - present)
  • Chair IEEE Women In Engineering QLD Section for Year 2013

'In Press' Publications

Tom, M  (2014): Five Cs Framework: A Student-centered Approach for teaching programming courses to students with diverse disciplinary background.  Journal of Learning Design

Books

Tom, M., Sitte, J., (2007). Technology Push and Real User Needs, In System Design and Control (German), Schaker Verlag

Theses



Doctor of Philosophy:                         Queensland University of Technology, June 2010 

           Thesis Title                                      A Technology Roadmap for Home Automation:

                                                                                 Home and Personal Life Management. 


Master of Computing (Research).      Monash University, October 1997

          Thesis Title:                                       Parallel Algorithm Design And Performance   

                                                                                                                        Visualisation                             


Papers in Refereed Proceedings

  1. Tom, M (2012) Computational Intelligence Using Fuzzy Multicriteria Decision Making for DIligenS: Dietary Intelligence System In Proceedings IEEE International conference on Fuzzy Systems(FUZZ-IEE 2012), Brisbane, Australia
  2. Tom, M., Chiou, A., (2011) Requirement Analysis of Ubiquitous Intelligence System for Personal Diet Formulation and Maintenance In Proceedings IEEE International conference on Process Automation, Control and Computing (PACC 2011), Coimbatore, India
  3. Tom, M., Sitte, J., (2009) Future User Requirement Elicitation for Technology Investment: A Formal Approach In Proceedings IEEE Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics(SMC09), San Antonio, Texas, US
  4. Tom, M., Sitte, J., (2006). Family System: A Reference Model for Developing Home Automation Applications In Proceedings IEEE Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics(SMC06), Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 32-37

Refereed Conferences

Wibowo, S., Tom, M (2014):  A Fuzzy Multicriteria Group Decision Making Model for Performance Evaluation of Green Logistics Projects. 9th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, 1- 4th July, Sydney, Australia. 

Grants

Amount/YearFunding BodyTopic
$10000/ 2011Intercultural Education Research Institute, Central Queensland UniversityDeveloping and implementing the application of Five Cs for teaching computer programming courses to international students having diverse background

Conference Presentations

Presented Paper at IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, IEEE SMC at Taipei, Taiwan,  8-11, October 2006

 Presented Paper at IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, IEEE SMC at  San Antonio, Texas, USA, 11-14, October, 2009

Presented Paper at IEEE International Conference on Process Automation, Control and Computing (PACC 2011), Coimbatore, India, 20-22, July, 2011. 


Research Interests

My research interest is in theoretical and applied studies in computational intelligence, autonomous systems, technology roadmapping, and scenario planning and I am currently working on the development of Dietary Intelligence System (DIligenS).

I have developed a technology roadmap for home automation: home and personal life management. This technology roadmap contains many potential research projects that can lead to viable products/applications in the areas of informations systems, and robotics applying computational intelligence, decisions support, fuzzy/neural systems.

There are two currently engaged projects: Dietary Intelligence System, and Scenario Integrated Technology Roadmapping that can be interesting for potential research students. 

INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES
Computer Software - Computer Software not elsewhere classified
Research areas include computational intelligence, Fuzzy Systems, Strategic planning-scenario integrated roadmapping, Education and educational technology
Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing - Neural, Evolutionary and Fuzzy Computation
INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES
Computer Software - Computer Software not elsewhere classified
Computational Intelligence, Fuzzy/Neural Systems, Strategic Planning, Ubiquitous Intelligence systems, Education, Robotics and Automation
Conference paper

Tom, M., & Annaraud, K. (2017). A fuzzy multi-criteria decision making model for menu engineering. In FUZZ-IEEE 2017 : 2017 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems : 9-12 July 2017, Royal Continental Hotel, Naples, Italy (pp. 1-6). Pistcataway, NJ: IEEE Xplore. Retrieved from https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=8015612

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Tom, M., Wibowo, S., & Williams, S. L. (2016). Optimized daily diet composition for a nutritionally balanced diet: An application of fuzzy multiple objective linear programming. In Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE), 2016 (pp. 1628-1634). Piscataway, NJ.: IEEE. Retrieved from http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=7694773

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Tom, M., Wibowo, S., & Grandhi, S. (2015). A fuzzy multicriteria decision making model for restaurant menu ranking. In Proceedings of the 2015 7th IEEE International Conference on Cybernetics and Intelligent Systems (CIS) and Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics (RAM), (CIS-RAM 2015), 15-17 July 2015, Angkor Wat, Cambodia. (pp. 104-108). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. doi:10.1109/ICCIS.2015.7274556

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Wibowo, S., Grandhi, S., & Tom, M. (2015). A multicriteria analysis approach for evaluating the sustainability performance of hydropower projects under hesitant fuzzy environment. In Proceedings of the 2015 7th IEEE International Conference on Cybernetics and Intelligent Systems (CIS) and Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics (RAM), (CIS-RAM 2015), 15-17 July 2015, Angkor Wat, Cambodia. (pp. 98-103). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. doi:10.1109/ICCIS.2015.7274555

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Chowdhury, S., Verma, B., Tom, M., & Zhang, M. (2015). Pixel characteristics based feature extraction approach for roadside object detection. In 2015 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) : 12-17 July 2015, Killarney, Ireland. (pp. 1-8). USA: IEEE. doi:10.1109/IJCNN.2015.7280599

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Wibowo, S., & Tom, M. (2014). A fuzzy multicriteria group decision making model for performance evaluation of green logistics projects. In Conference papers, 9th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications (pp. 1-6). Sydney, N.S.W.: ICITA. Retrieved from http://www.icita.org/2014/abstracts/au-Tom.htm

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Tom, M. (2012). Computational intelligence using fuzzy multicriteria decision making for DIligenS : Dietary Intelligence System. In Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE) . (pp. 424-430). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. doi:10.1109/FUZZ-IEEE.2012.6250824

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Tom, M., & Chiou, A. (2011). Requirement analysis of Ubiquitous Intelligence System for personal diet formulation and maintenance. In Proceedings of 2011 International Conference on Process Automation, Control and Computing (PACC 2011), 20-22 July 2011, Coimbatore, India (pp. 1-6). United States: IEEE. doi:10.1109/PACC.2011.5978970

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Tom, M., & Sitte, J. (2009). Future user requirement elicitation for technology investment : a formal approach. In Proceedings 2009 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. (pp. 2116-2121). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. doi:10.1109/ICSMC.2009.5346299

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Journal article

Tom, M. (2015). Five C framework: A student-centered approach for teaching programming courses to students with diverse disciplinary background. Journal of Learning Design, 8(1), 21-37. Retrieved from https://www.jld.edu.au/article/view/193

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