Associate Professor Paul Denny

BSc(Hons), MSc(Dist), PhD

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Associate Professor

Distinctions/Honours

ACM SIGCSE Best Paper Award – Computer Science Education Research Track (2019)
ACM ICER Top 6 Paper Award Prior to 2010 (2019)
ACM ACE Best Student Paper Award (2019)
QS Reimagine Education Overall Winner (2018)
QS Reimagine Education ICT Tools for Learning and Teaching Award Gold Winner (2018)
ACM ITiCSE Best Paper Finalist (2018)
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, 2018)
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)

  • Denny, P., Manoharan, S., Speidel, U., Russello, G., & Chang, A. (2019). On the fairness of multiple-variant multiple-choice examinations. SIGCSE 2019 - Proceedings of the 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education. 10.1145/3287324.3287357
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sathiamoorthy Manoharan, Ulrich Speidel, Giovanni Russello
  • Garner, J., Denny, P., & Luxton-Reilly, A. (2019). Mastery Learning in Computer Science Education. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 10.1145/3286960.3286965
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andrew Luxton-Reilly
  • Crow, T., Luxton-Reilly, A., Wünsche BC, & Denny, P. (2019). Resources and Support for the Implementation of Digital Technologies in New Zealand Schools. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 10.1145/3286960.3286969
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andrew Luxton-Reilly, Tyne Crow, Burkhard Wuensche
  • Li, C., Chan, E., Denny, P., Luxton-Reilly, A., & Tempero, E. (2019). Towards a Framework for Teaching Debugging. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 10.1145/3286960.3286970
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ewan Tempero, Andrew Luxton-Reilly
  • Denny, P. (2019). Four Million Questions and a Few Answers: Lessons From Research on Student-Generated Resources. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Global Computing Education, 1-1. Chengdu,Sichuan, China: ACM. 10.1145/3300115.3312507
  • Denny, P., Becker, B. A., Craig, M., Wilson, G., & Banaszkiewicz, P. (2019). Research This! Questions That Computing Educators Most Want Computing Education Researchers to Answer. Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research, 259-267. Toronto ON, Canada: ACM. 10.1145/3291279.3339402
  • Prather, J., Pettit, R., Becker, B. A., Denny, P., Loksa, D., Peters, A., ... Masci, K. (2019). First Things First: Providing Metacognitive Scaffolding for Interpreting Problem Prompts. Proceedings of the 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 531-537. Minneapolis, MN, USA: ACM. 10.1145/3287324.3287374
  • 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

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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