A/Prof 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).
K. Yacef and H. Drachsler. Proceedings of the Workshops at the LAK 2014 Conference co-located with 4th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK 2014), Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, March 24-28, 2014, volume 1137 of CEUR Workshop Proceedings. CEUR-WS.org, 2014. [View Details]
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]
V. Southavilay, K. Yacef, P. Reimann, and R. A. Calvo. Analysis of collaborative writing processes using revision maps and probabilistic topic models. In Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK), pages 38-47, 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 analyzing 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]
P. Reimann and K. Yacef. Using Process Mining for Understanding Learning. Handbook of Design in Educational Technology. Routledge, 2013. [View Details]
H. C. Lane, K. Yacef, J. Mostow, and P. I. Pavlik. Artificial Intelligence in Education - 16th International Conference, AIED 2013, Memphis, TN, USA, July 9-13, 2013. Proceedings, volume 7926 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, 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]
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