Dr Kalina Yacef
Phone: +61 2 9351 6098
School of Information Technologies
Level 3 West, Building J12
University of Sydney
NSW, 2006, Australia
Educational Data Mining, Artificial Intelligence in Education, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, User Modelling, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, Computer-Human Adapted Interaction, Computer Science Education.
Kalina Yacef's research lies in the fields of Artificial Intelligence in Education, Educational Data Mining and Human Computer Interaction. It aims to create smart, personalised computing systems to support learning and teaching. A particular focus of her research is to create ways to mine the rich stream of interaction data between learners and computer systems, and build interfaces to control this data and visualise results.
Her projects are funded by the
Smart Services CRC and by the Australian Research Council.
She is the Editor of the Journal of Educational Data Mining (
JEDM). She serves as co-Program Chair of the international conference on Educational Data Mining (
EDM 2012) and the international conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2013).
L. Pizzato, T. Rej, J. Akehurst, I. Koprinska, K. Yacef, and J. Kay. Recommending people to people: The nature of reciprocal recommenders with a case study in online dating. User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction: The Journal of Personalization Research, 23(5):447-488, 2013. [View Details]
R. Martinez-Maldonado, K. Yacef, Y. Dimitriadis, M. Edbauer, and J. Kay. MTClassroom and MTDashboard: supporting analysis of teacher attention in an orchestrated multi-tabletop classroom. In International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2013, pages 119-128, 2013. [View Details]
VilaythongSouthavilay, K. Yacef, P. Reimann, and R. A. Calvo. Analysis of collaborative writing processes using revision maps and probabilistic topic models. 2013. [View Details]
R. Martinez-Maldonado, K. Yacef, and J. Kay. Data mining in the classroom: Discovering groups’ strategies at a multi-tabletop environment. In International Conference on Educational Data mining, EDM 2013, pages 121-128, 2013. [View Details]
R. Martinez-Maldonado, K. Yacef, and J. Kay. An automatic approach for mining patterns of collaboration around an interactive tabletop. In International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2013, pages 101-110, 2013. [View Details]
R. Martinez-Maldonado, Y. Dimitriadis, A. Martinez-Mones, J. Kay, and K. Yacef. Capturing and analysing verbal and physical collaborative learning interactions at an enriched interactive tabletop. International Journal on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 8(4):455-485, 2013. [View Details]
R. Martinez-Maldonado, A. Clayphan, K. Yacef, J. Kay, and C. J. Ackad. Sensing, tracking and modelling with ignition - a framework for supporting classroom collaboration. In Educational Interfaces, Software, and Technology 2012: 3rd Workshop on UI Technologies and Educational Pedagogy, 2012. [View Details]
R. Martinez-Maldonado, J. Kay, K. Yacef, and B. Schwendimann. Unpacking traces of collaboration from multimodal data of collaborative concept mapping at a tabletop. In International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Future of learning, ICLS 2012, pages 241-245, 2012. [View Details]
R. Martinez-Maldonado, K. Yacef, J. Kay, and B. Schwendimann. An interactive teacher’s dashboard for monitoring multiple groups in a multi-tabletop learning environment. In Proceedings of Intelligent Tutoring Systems, pages 482-492. Springer, 2012. [View Details]
L. A. Pizzato, J. Akehurst, C. Silvestrini, I. Koprinska, K. Yacef, and J. Kay. The effect of suspicious profiles on people recommenders. In J. Masthoff, B. Mobasher, M. C. Desmarais, and R. Nkambou, editors, 20th International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP 2012), pages 225-236. Springer, 2012. [View Details]
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