A/Prof Kalina Yacef
CHAI Principal

Contact Details

E-mail: kalina.yacef@sydney.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9351 6098

School of Information Technologies
Level 3 West, Building J12
University of Sydney
NSW, 2006, Australia

Web-site: http://sydney.edu.au/it/~kalina

Photo of A/Prof Kalina Yacef

Research Interests

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).

Current Projects

Recent Publications

R. Martinez-Maldonado, A. Pardo, N. Mirriahi, K. Yacef, J. Kay, and A. Clayphan. The latux workflow: Designing and deploying awareness tools in technology-enabled learning settings. In LAK15, Learning Analytics and Knowledge, page to appear. ACM, 2015. [View Details]

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]

R. Martinez-Maldonado, A. Clayphan, K. Yacef, and J. Kay. Mtfeedback: providing notifications to enhance teacher awareness of small group work in the classroom. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, pages (In press- accepted august 2014), 2014. [View Details]

R. Martinez-Maldonado, A. Clayphan, K. Yacef, and J. Kay. Towards providing notifications to enhance teacher’s awareness in the classroom. In International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS, pages 510-515. Springer, 2014. [View Details]

C. Lemonnier, R. Martinez-Maldonado, and K. Yacef. "tell me about the process": Exploring visual analytics to unveil collaboration and concept mapping processes. In Workshop on Intelligent Support for Learning in Groups, held at International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 2014, Honolulu, Hawaii, US, 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]

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