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Bruce McLaren
Carnegie Mellon University
United States
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~bmclaren


Brief Bio
Bruce McLaren is a senior systems scientist at Carnegie Mellon University (USA) and an adjunct principal researcher with the Center for e-Learning Technology (CeLTech), Saarland University (Germany). He is passionate about how technology can support education and has dedicated his work and research to projects that explore how students can learn with Internet-based educational software. He is particularly interested in intelligent tutoring systems, e-learning principles and collaborative learning and technology for supporting and analyzing collaborative argumentation. He has more than 100 publications spanning pe er-reviewed journals, conferences, workshops, symposiums and book chapters. He has a Ph.D. and M.S. in intelligent systems and an M.S. in computer science from the University Of Pittsburgh (USA), as well as a B.S. (cum laude) in computer science from Millersville University. ... More >>


James Uhomoibhi
Ulster University
United Kingdom


Brief Bio
James Uhomoibhi, a native born of Nigeria is an academic of strong international standing in Physics, Computing and Engineering. He has a first degree in Physics from Nigeria, a BPhil degree from Italy and moved to the UK where he completed his MSc in Optoelectronics and Optical Information Processing and a PhD in Laser Physics. Following his initial appointment as lecturer in Queen’s University Belfast he completed a PGCHET in Higher Education. Today he is at University of Ulster where he was Faculty e-learning coordinator (2004-2015) and now lectures in Engineering whilst researching in computer science and edu cation. He is a visiting Professor of Physics, Computer Science and IT in two Nigerian Universities. He is also a visiting Professor of Science, Technology and Environmental Studies at the Open University in Tanzania. James is a Chartered Physicist and a member of the Institute of Physics; He is a Chartered IT Professional and a Fellow of BCS and also a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. James Uhomoibhi is the African Laser Centre Representative in Europe and has served as Head of SEFI Task Force on European Cooperation with Africa. SEFI is the European Society for Engineering Education. He also sits on the Board of the International Network for Engineering Education and Research (iNEER). He is a member of Council of SEFI and of the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. James Uhomoibhi is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee (DIC) and the International of the Institute of Physics (IoP). He is the founder and current Chair of the BCS e-Learning Specialist Group. In 2011 James Uhomoibhi was appointed a LEADS Scholar by the Nigerian National Universities Commission (NUC), charged with the responsibility of linking experts and academics in the Diaspora to the country. He is a recipient several academic and community awards including amongst others, the iNEER Global Achievement Award in Engineering Education (2011), Belfast Ambassadors Award (2012), BCS Long Service Award and the Distinguished Service Award of the Powerlist All Ireland African Leadership Excellence Award Programme, which he received in 2012. James Uhomoibhi very recently received the Sentinus Ambassador of the Year 2016 Award for outstanding works and contributions to STEM Education and Research Development and Implementation in Northern Ireland, UK. ... More >>

 

Program Co-Chairs


Mutlu Cukurova
UCL Knowledge Lab Institute of Education University College London
United Kingdom


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Nikol Rummel

Germany


Brief Bio

Dr. Nikol Rummel is a Full Professor and head of the Educational Psychology Lab in the Institute of Educational Research at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA. Her research focuses on instructional support for learning in computer-supported settings, with a focus on CSCL and on developing and evaluating adaptive collaborative learning support. Moreover, she develops methods for analyzing collaborative process data, in particular chat data and audio-video recordings of student dialog in combination with log data of students' learning processes. Dr. Rummel is president of the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS). She is Associate Editor of the Journal of the Learning Sciences, and Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, of the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, and of Learning & Instruction. She has been and is PI and Co-PI on numerous research grants by international funding agencies, such as: the DFG (German Science Foundation), the European Union, the US National Science Foundation (NSF), and the US Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

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Denis Gillet
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Switzerland


Brief Bio
Dr. Denis Gillet leads the Interaction Systems Group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), where he is also a board member of the Center for Learning Sciences and affiliated with the Center for Intelligent Systems. He served as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies and is a member of the IEEE Education Society Standards Committee. Dr. Gillet is the technical coordinator of a series of European initiatives in technology enhanced learning, such as Go-Lab, an innovation action for STEM education with online labs. He is also collaborating with international a nd non-governmental organizations for supporting digital capacity building in the global south. He is currently leading the Swiss Digital Skills Academy, a national initiative for promotion open educational resources and platforms. Dr. Gillet is the co-founder and the President of the Swiss EdTech Collider, an incubator for startups and nonprofit enterprises in digital education. He is also to co-founder and the President of the Graasp.org Association promoting digital education and open science solutions for social impact. ... More >>

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