Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Dr Owen Noel Newton Fernando

Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Engineering

Dr Owen Noel Newton Fernando

Dr. Fernando is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Computer Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research interests involve Crowdsourcing & Social Computing, Mobile Augmented Reality , Multimodal interfaces & interactive systems, and Human-Computer Interaction. He has published his works in highly competitive Journals (MIT Press’ journal “Presence,” Oxford Press’ journal “Interacting with Computers,” and “IEEE Trans. Syst. Man and Cybern.”) and prestigious conferences (ACM DIS, ACM CSCW, IEEE ISMAR, and ACM SIGGRAPH). His research was received several international awards, including awards from Laval Virtual Revolution and Nokia UbiMedia MindTrek. Dr. Fernando has been the recipient of the Japanese Government (MEXT: Monbukagakusho) Scholarship. Currently he serves as Associate Editor for Entertainment Computing (Elsevier) and has previously served as guest editor of the AHCI journal and Associate Editor for ACM CiE: Computers in Entertainment.
Research Interests
Crowdsourcing & Social Computing

Mobile Augmented Reality

Multimodal Interfaces and Interactive Systems

Human-Computer Interaction
Current Projects
  • Assessing Source Code Of Undergraduate/Postgraduate With Code Quality Assessment Tool (CQAT)
  • Personalized Interventions During E-Lecture (CoE-1)
  • Productive Failure via Educational Games for Tertiary Education
  • The Hidden Shrines of Singapore: Mapping and Narrating Multi-Religious Heritages
  • Twittener: Twitter speech synthesis with natural language processing
Selected Publications
  • Hualin Liu, Owen Noel Newton Fernando, Jagath C Rajapakse. (2018). ICARCV : 15th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision: Predicting Affective States of Programming Using Keyboard Data and Mouse Behaviors. ICARCV : 15th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (pp. 1408-1413)Singapore: ICARCV 2018.
  • May O Lwin, Santosh Vijaykumar, Gentatsu Lim, Owen Noel Newton Fernando, Vajira Sampath Rathnayake, Schubert Foo. (2015). Baseline Evaluation of a Participatory Mobile Health Intervention for Dengue Prevention in Sri Lanka. Health Education & Behavior, 2015.
  • Zhu, K., Nii, H., Fernando, O.N.N, Koh, J.T.K.V., Aue, K., Cheok, A.D. (2013). Designing Interactive Paper-Craft Systems with Selective Inductive Power Transmission. Interacting with Computers, 25 (2)(2), 143-153.
  • Peiris, L.R., Koh, J.T.K.V, Tharakan, M.L., Fernando, O.N.N, Cheok, A.D. (2013). AmbiKraf Byobu: Merging Technology with Traditional Craft. Interacting with Computers, 25 (2)(2), 173-182.
  • Cohen, M., Bolhassan, N.A., Fernando, O.N.N. (2007). A Multiuser Multiperspective Stereographic QTVR Browser Complemented by Java3D Visualizer and Emulator. Presence, 16 (4)(4), 414-438.

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