Organizers

  • Daniel Spikol
    Assistant professor of Computer Science and Media Technology at Malmö University. He is group leader of Smart Learning at the Internet of Things and People Research center and the Computational Media Lab at the university. He investigates how technology-enhanced learning can support education. Over the last decade, he has investigated inquiry-based science learning and play with mobile devices. His current work explores how multimodal learning analytics can be used to understand small-group work on open-ended tasks with physical computing.

  • Marcelo Worsley
    Assistant professor of Learning Sciences and Computer Science at Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy and the McCormick School of Engineering. Worsley recently launched the technological innovations for inclusive learning and teaching (tiilt) lab (website forthcoming). The goal of my research is to advance society’s understanding of how students learn in complex learning environments by forging new opportunities for using multimodal technology.

  • Roberto Martinez-Maldonado
    Dr Roberto Martinez-Maldonado is a postdoctoral research associate at the Connected Intelligence Centre (CIC) at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia, working with Prof. Simon Buckingham Shum. He obtained his doctorate degree in 2014 from the Computer Human Adapted Interaction Research Group (CHAI) at the University of Sydney, Australia. He previously worked on Prof. Peter Goodyear’s Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Fellowship program – ‘Learning, technology and design: architectures for productive networked learning’ at Centre for Research on Computer Supported Learning and Cognition (CoCo) in the University of Sydney.

  • Emanuele Ruffaldi
    Dr. Ruffaldi is Assistant Professor at PERCRO of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. He received the PhD in Perceptual Robotics from SSSA nel 2006. Inside PERCRO he is leading the group “Sensing, Modelling and Learning for Humans”. He is PI of the H2020 robotic project RAMCIP, FP7 project PELARS, participating to FP7 REMEDI, and was WP leader in IP SKILLS. His research interests are in the field of virtual environments for robotics, machine learning and Human-Robot interaction. He has published 15 papers on ISI Journals, 10 book chapters, 70 conference papers and 2 international patents.

  • Davinia Hernandez-Leo
    Davinia Hernández-Leo is Associate Professor and Serra Húnter Fellow at the Information and Communications Technologies Department of Universitat Pompeu Fabra, the coordinator of the Educational Technologies research line of the Interactive Technologies Group (GTI), ViceDean of the UPF Engineering School and the Director of its Unit for Teaching Quality and Innovation. Her research interests are framed in the interdisciplinary intersection of Distributed Applications, Human-Computer Interaction, and Learning Sciences; with an emphasis on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, ICT-mediated orchestration of activities in physical spaces, Learning Design, Learning Analytics.

  • Manolis Mavrikis
    Reader in Learning Technologies at UCL Knowledge Lab, a research Centre based in the UCL Institute of Education faculty. Mavrikis research focus contributes to the mission of the Lab that’s goal is to understand and to develop digital technologies to support and transform education, and beyond. Mavrikis particular interests and experience lie at the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI), human-computer interaction (HCI), and educational technology (EdTech).

  • Mutlu Cukurova
    Mutlu Cukurova is a researcher in the Learning Sciences at the UCL Knowledge Lab, University College London. His research interests revolve around on the potential of Educational Technology to continuously support and evaluate students’ skill development and knowledge acquisition. His current research investigates the potential of Multimodal Learning Analytics to support collaborative problem-solving in the context of practice-based learning. He holds an MSc in Science Education with distinction, and his PhD thesis was on the impact of innovative teaching approaches on students’ knowledge and skill acquisition.

  • Xavier Ochoa
    Xavier Ochoa is a Principal Professor at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) in Guayaquil, Ecuador. He is the coordinator of the Research Group on Teaching and Learning Technologies (TEA) at ESPOL. He obtained his Ph.D at the University of Leuven in 2008 for his work on Learnometrics. Xavier has served in many coordination bodies in the field: the ARIADNE Foundation, the Latin American Community on Learning Technologies (LACLO), the Latin American Open Textbook Initiative (LATIn), the Global Brokered Exchange of Learning Objects (GLOBE) and the Society for Learning Analytics Research. He coordinates several international and regional projects in the field of Learning Technologies. His main research interests revolve around Multimodal Learning Analytics, Curricular Analytics and Personalized Learning.

  • María Jesús Rodríguez-Triana
    María Jesús Rodríguez-Triana is a Senior Researcher at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and Tallinn University. Her research lines address classroom orchestration, learning design, and learning analytics in ubiquitous and distributed learning environments. Currently, she is investigating the challenges towards the adoption of learning analytics (among practitioners, institutions, and policy makers) and how the integration of heterogeneous data (coming from the learning technologies, provided ad-hoc by the participants, and automatically collected from the environment) may contribute to overcome such barriers.

  • Luis P. Prieto, Tallinn University
    Luis P. Prieto is a Senior Researcher Fellow and former Marie Curie Fellow, at the School of Educational Sciences of Tallinn University (Estonia). His research deals with the design and evaluation of educational technologies for everyday use in the classroom, including distributed learning environments, tangible UIs, and their analysis using mobile eye-tracking and ubiquitous sensors. He has co-organized multiple research and teacher professional development workshops on the topics of orchestration of learning and learning analytics.