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Agathe Merceron is associate professor and head of the Computer Science Department of the Engineering School ESILV Paris-La Defense. Her research interests include E-Tutoring, Data Mining applied to E-Learning, Multimedia in Teaching and Students Modeling, as well as formal methods and formal specifications. She has lived and worked in several countries including Germany where she was a researcher on Petri Net theory in the research group of Prof. Petri. Before coming back to France, she was at the University of Sydney where she has been a co-initiator of the Logic Tutor, a web-based tutoring tool for Logic.
Kalina Yacef is a lecturer
at the School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney. Her
research interests include Artificial Intelligence
in Education, Intelligent Teaching Systems and Intelligent Teaching Assistant
Systems, User Modeling, Educational Data Mining, Collaborative Learning.
One of her current focus is to create methods and tools to help teachers
teach better and/or more efficiently. She has been working on educational
data mining for a few years. One purpose of such mining is to feed the
findings back to the teachers to increase their awareness of their students’ progress
so they can tailor their teaching and to allow them to reflect on their
practice. Another purpose of this mining is to serve as a support for
student reflection. She was a co-initiator , with Agathe Merceron, of
the Logic Tutor (a web-based tutoring tool for Logic) and then created
the Logic-ITA, which embeds the Logic Tutor with teachers' tools to improve
the teacher's awareness of students' difficulties. She has authored around
30 peer-reviewed publications. She is a member of the Smart Internet
Technology Research Group at the University of Sydney.