Opening of the 2016 Learning With MOOCs conference at the University of Pennsylvania, PA.

About me

I am a Ph.D. student and research assistant at School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, the United Kingdom. I work in the area of Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining under the supervision of Prof. Dragan GaševićProf. George Siemens from the University of Texas at Arlington, and Prof. Marek Hatala from Simon Fraser University. My Ph.D. research is focused on the development of novel learning analytics methods based on the trace data collected by learning management systems and their use to improve inquiry-based online education. I also work as a part-time research assistant at the LINK research lab at the University of Texas at Arlington and data scientist for Genuine Market Research.


  •    Authored and co-authored 42 peer-reviewed research publications: 3 book chapters, 18 journal articles, 13 conference papers, 2 workshop papers, 4 technical reports, and 2 posters.
  •    Number of Google scholar citations: 14 . H-index: 17
  •    Best paper awards at LAK15 and HERDSA15 conferences
  •    Program co-chair for the Third International Learning With MOOCs conference (LWMOOCs'16), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
  •    Local chair for the 6th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference (LAK'16), University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  •    Research assistant at the LINK research lab, the University of Texas at Arlington
  •    One of the authors of the ``Preparing for the digital university`` report that was covered by the Chronicle of Higher Education
  •    Reviewer for several journals in the field of Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining: Journal of Learning Analytics, The Internet and Higher Education, Big Data & Society, Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies
  •    Principal investigator on the JISC awarded project (£5,000)
  •    Involved in several Learning Analytics research initiatives (MRI, HLDAEDM, DALMOOC)
  •    Organizer of two tutorials on Learning analytics and Educational Data Mining

Research interests

  • Learning Analytics
  • Educational Data Mining
  • Discourse and content analytics
  • Inquiry-based Learning
  • Self-regulated and social learning
  • Massive Open Online Courses
  • Digital, distance and online education
  • Text Mining
  • Social Network Analysis