Dr Paul Denny

BSc(Hons), MSc(Dist), PhD

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Senior Lecturer

Distinctions/Honours

ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Honourable Mention Award (2018)
ACM ITiCSE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education Best Paper Finalist (2018)
Association of Commonwealth Universities Jacky McAleer Memorial Fellowship (2017)
New Zealand Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award, Ako Aotearoa (2009)
Computing Research and Education Association of Australasia Teaching Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching (2010)
Australasian Association for Engineering Education Award for Innovation in Curricula, Learning and Teaching (2009)
The University of Auckland Teaching Excellence Award for Innovation in Teaching (2008)
Faculty of Engineering Top Teacher Award (2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Universitas 2010 Fellowship, Universitas 21 (2010)
The John Henry Award for best paper, International Computing Education Research (ICER) conference (2008)
Faculty of Science Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching (2004)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Tempero, E., Denny, P., Luxton-Reilly, A., & Ralph, P. (2018). Objects count so count objects!. ICER 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research. 10.1145/3230977.3230985
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ewan Tempero, Andrew Luxton-Reilly, Paul Ralph
  • Denny, P., Luxton-Reilly, A., Craig, M., & Petersen, A. (2018). Improving complex task performance using a sequence of simple practice tasks. Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE. 10.1145/3197091.3197141
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andrew Luxton-Reilly
  • Denny, P., McDonald, F., Empson, R., Kelly, P., & Petersen, A. (2018). Empirical support for a causal relationship between gamification and learning outcomes. Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 311:1-311:13. Montreal QC, Canada: ACM. 10.1145/3173574.3173885
  • Denny, P., Tempero, E., Garbett, D., & Petersen, A. (2017). Examining a student-generated question activity using random topic assignment. ITiCSE '17 Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, Part F128680, 146-151. New York, NY, USA: ACM. 10.1145/3059009.3059033
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/39865
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ewan Tempero, Dawn Garbett
  • Freeman, P., Watson, I., & Denny, P. (2016). Inferring student coding goals using abstract syntax trees. In A. Goel, M. B. Diaz-Agudo, T. Roth-Berghofer (Eds.) Case-Based Reasoning Research and Development, LNCS, volume 9969, 139-153. Atlanta, GA, USA: Springer Verlag. 10.1007/978-3-319-47096-2_10
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/32563
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ian Watson

Contact details

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 303 - Bldg 303
Level 5, Room 531
38 PRINCES ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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