Associate Professor; Head, Information Technology
Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change
James Cook University
Trina's current research projects include: combining text mining with semantic context for intelligence data extraction from the information found on the Web (current applications are in the mining and tourism sectors); semantic enablement of IoT and collective Intelligence for more efficient water conservation resource management; and data and AI driven virtual reality environments.
Trina Myers' research interests focus predominately on semantic technologies, sensor technologies, knowledge management, collective intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT). Semantic technologies (linked data) are a subset of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that enables the integration of knowledge, information and disparate data. Her dissertation articulated an eco-informatics use-case that applied semantic technologies in the marine biology domain to enable observational hypothesis-driven research through semantic inference over disparate marine and ecological datasets.