Cat Kutay is descended from seafarers of Celtic and Aboriginal origin. Cat is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Science and Technology at Charles Darwin University. She works with Aboriginal communities for online language learning and story sharing as a way for Aboriginal culture and knowledge to be acknowledged and integrated into Australian engineering approaches.
She is a Computer and Electrical Engineer. She manages projects developing software for web services for Indigenous Knowledge sharing including Aboriginal language learning and embed Indigenous Knowledge in university teaching. In particular she develops online and blended learning resources using narrative techniques, simulations, games and multimedia to provide more immersive techniques and practice-based learning. For online or workshop classes, she has researched agent support for online group learning based on student interaction patterns and improvements in learning based on social constructivist pedagogy.
Cat Kutay's research is in the areas of: Indigenous knowledge management, particularly through online and mobile systems; Human-computer Interaction, in particular the presentation of information for exploration and pattern matching; Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL); and Artificial agents for emergent narrative in games.