At the nexus of learning and innovation
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Associate Professor Kalina Yacef's research lies in the fields of Artificial Intelligence in Education, Educational Data Mining and Human Computer Interaction. Her research aims to create smart, personalised computing systems to support learning and teaching, with a particular focus on creating 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).

Recent publications

McBroom, J., Yacef, K., Koprinska, I., Curran, J. (2018). A data-driven method for helping teachers improve feedback in computer programming automated tutors. 19th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2018), Cham: Springer. [More Information]

Frayon, S., Cavaloc, Y., Wattelez, G., Cherrier, S., Touitou, A., Zongo, P., Yacef, K., Caillaud, C., Lerrant, Y., Galy, O. (2018). Body image, body dissatisfaction and weight status of Pacific adolescents from different ethnic communities: a cross-sectional study in New Caledonia [Forthcoming]. Ethnicity and Health, Article in press, 1-16. [More Information]

Martinez Maldonado, R., Kay, J., Buckingham-Shum, S., Yacef, K. (2018). Collocated Collaboration Analytics: Principles and Dilemmas for Mining Multimodal Interaction Data [Forthcoming]. Human-Computer Interaction, In Press, 1-50. [More Information]

Diaz, C., Yacef, K. (2018). Detecting behaviour changes in accelerometer data. 3rd International Workshop on Knowledge Discovery in Healthcare Data (KDH@IJCAI-ECAI 2018), Stockholm: CEUR-WS.

Wellard, L., Jung, J., Kay, J., Rangan, A., Chapman, K., Watson, W., Hughes, C., Ni Mhurchu, C., Bauman, A., Gemming, L., Yacef, K., Koprinska, I., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2018). Examining the Frequency and Contribution of Foods Eaten Away From Home in the Diets of 18- to 30-Year-Old Australians Using Smartphone Dietary Assessment (MYMeals): Protocol for a Cross-Sectional Study. JMIR Research Protocols, 7(1), 1-17. [More Information]

Frayon, S., Cherrier, S., Cavaloc, Y., Touitou, A., Zongo, P., Wattelez, G., Yacef, K., Caillaud, C., Lerrant, Y., Galy, O. (2018). Nutrition behaviors and sociodemographic factors associated with overweight in the multi-ethnic adolescents of New Caledonia [Fortchoming]. Ethnicity and Health, , 1-17. [More Information]

Martinez-Maldonado, R., Echeverria, V., Santos, O., Dias Pereira dos Santos, A., Yacef, K. (2018). Physical learning analytics: A multimodal perspective. 8th International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference (LAK 2018), New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]

Yacef, K., Caillaud, C., Galy, O. (2018). Supporting learning activities with wearable devices to develop life-long skills in a health education app. 19th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED2018), Cham: Springer. [More Information]

Chow, S., Yacef, K., Koprinska, I., Curran, J. (2017). Automated data-driven hints for computer programming students. 25th ACM International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP 2017), New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]

Bouchet, F., Labarthe, H., Yacef, K., Bachelet, R. (2017). Comparining peer recommendation strategies in a MOOC. 25th ACM International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP 2017), New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]

Driessens, K., Santos, O., Yacef, K., Koprinska, I., Smirnov, E., Zaiane, O. (2017). EdRecSys 2017 workshop organizers' welcome. #ISOJ (International Symposium on Online Journalism), , 125-126. [More Information]

Dias Pereira dos Santos, A., Yacef, K., Martinez-Maldonado, R. (2017). Forro Trainer: Automated Feedback for Partner Dance Learning. 25th ACM International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP 2017), New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]

Martinez Maldonado, R., Echeverria, V., Yacef, K., Dias Pereira dos Santos, A., Pechenizkiy, M. (2017). How to capitalise on mobility, proximity and motion analytics to support formal and informal education? Joint 6th Multimodal Learning Analytics Workshop and the Second Cross-LAK Workshop, MMLA-CrossLAK 2017. CEUR-WS.

Dias Pereira dos Santos, A., Yacef, K., Martinez-Maldonado, R. (2017). Let's Dance: How to build a user model for dance students using wearable technology. 25th ACM International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP 2017), New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). [More Information]

Frayon, S., Cherrier, S., Cavaloc, Y., Wattelez, G., Touitou, A., Zongo, P., Yacef, K., Caillaud, C., Lerrant, Y., Galy, O. (2017). Misperception of weight status in the pacific: Preliminary findings in rural and urban 11- to 16-year-olds of New Caledonia. BMC Public Health, 17(1:25), 1-10. [More Information]

Martinez-Maldonado, R., Yacef, K., Dias Pereira dos Santos, A., Buckingham-Shum, S., Echeverria, V., Santos, O., Pechenizkiy, M. (2017). Towards Proximity Tracking and Sensemaking for Supporting Teamwork and Learning. 17th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2017), Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. [More Information]

Germanakos, P., Yacef, K. (2017). UMAP 2017 Doctoral consortium chairs' welcome. #ISOJ (International Symposium on Online Journalism), , 107. [More Information]

Bouchet, F., Labarthe, H., Bachelet, R., Yacef, K. (2017). Who wants to chat on a MOOC? Lessons from a peer recommender system. 5th European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit (EMOOCs 2017), Cham: Springer Verlag. [More Information]

Contact information

Associate Professor

Co-convenor of the Learning Analytics SIG

P: +61 2 9351 6098

F: +61 2 9351 3838

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