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Adriana Wilde

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Adriana is studying a part-time PhD in Computer Science under the supervision of Ed Zaluska and Dave Millard. 

She studied for her B.CompSc. degree at the Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), receiving an honour mention for her final project, “A parallel algorithm for sparse LU decomposition by getting compatible sets”, which was presented at the XXI Latin American Conference on Informatics (in Brazil). She taught on a number of computer science undergraduate courses at UCV for six years. 

After this, she continued her education in the UK and achieved several teaching qualifications, including a PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education and Training. She was awarded an MSc in Computer Science by the Universities of Berne, Fribourg and Neuchâtel in Switzerland (specialism in Distributed Systems with a minor in Education).  During these studies, she worked as a teaching assistant at the Univesity of Fribourg on the “Computer Architecture” undergraduate course.

Her M.Sc dissertation, “Activity Recognition for Motion-Aware Pervasive Systems”, was completed during a research visit to the University of Southampton.  Subsequently she was awarded a Mayflower Scholarship for Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton, becoming a PhD candidate in Computer Science researching on learning analytics in higher education, whilst supporting the teaching in the department.  Subsequently, she became a full-time Teaching Fellow in Computer Science, from January 2016 to November 2017.  As part of her duties, she was a Senior Tutor for ECS and the MSc Mentors coordinator for FPSE.

Currently, she is an Associate Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of St Andrews.

Research

Grants

•  Co-Investigator in the MOOC Observatory Dashboard pump-priming project, funded by the Web Science Institute, with Su White as Principal Investigator (£5,000 in 2015/16 and £12,500 in 2016/17).  Other co-investigators: Manuel León-Urrutia and Ruth Cobos.

•  Higher Education Academy grant (£500) to organise the workshop “STEM Pedagogies: Best practice considerations”, in Southampton, UK, 11 July 2016.

•  Higher Education Academy grant (accommodation, travel and expenses) to attend “Inspire to succeed: Transforming teaching and learning in STEM” (#HEASTEM16). Higher Education Academy, Nottingham, January 2016.

•  MOOC Impact Acceleration travel award (£500) for dissemination of research in MOOCs.

•  ACM-W travel award (€300) to attend the ACM WomENcourage 2015 conference in Uppsala, Sweden, 24-26 September. Led an Unconference Session on “Data Mining”.

•  Athena SWAN Travel complement grant (£820) for a group of five ECS women to attend the ACM WomENcourage conference 2015.  I organised the trip and managed the budget.

•  INRIA travel awards for short research visits to NICLabs (Universidad de Chile) in March 2014 and in January 2015 (the latter co-funded by the EC project SemData, for €1,400).  Host: Dr. Javier Bustos-Jiménez.

•  SIGMOBILE travel grant (US$500.00) for attending the ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2014) in Seattle, US.  (though I declined as I was unable to attend for health reasons at the time).

•  Athena SWAN Travel grant (£60) to attend the ACM WomENcourage conference (1 March 2014) in Manchester, UK. Led an Unconference Session on “Learning Analytics”.

•  ACM-W Scholarship for Attendance at Research Conferences (US$1,200), to attend ICST’13, in Wellington New Zealand, in December 2013).

•  EINS travel grant for the Workshop “Towards Meaningful Consent: Perspectives on Online Consent” @DE2013, Salford, Manchester (5 November 2013).

•  Invited participant (with travel and registration award included) at the EINS Network of Excellence in Internet Science summer school in Annecy, France, October 2013.

•  Travel grant (US$500) to attend the ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2013) in Zurich, Switzerland (September 2013).

Professional

Qualifications

BCompSc(Hons), PGCE, MSc, MIfL, FHEA, IEEE(S)

Professional activities

I am a Visiting Researcher at the University of Chile (research visits in March 2014 and January 2015).

I also serve (or have served) as a reviewer for :

  • Journal of Mobile Information Systems (Hindawi, IF: 1.462).
  • ACM Web Science 2015.
  • 8th International Conference on Sensing Technologies, ICST 2014.  I was the Special Session chair.
  • Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing. (Springer, IF: 0.835)
  • IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics & Applications, ISIEA 2013
  • 5th International Workshop on Smart Environments and Ambient Intelligence, SEnAmI 2013 
  • IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics & Applications, ISIEA 2012 
  • 4th International Workshop on Sensor Networks and Ambient Intelligence, SeNAmI 2012
  • Personal and Ubiquitous Computing Journal. (Springer, IF: 1.498)

Conferences attended

  • FutureLearn Academic Network meetup. British Council, London, UK, November 2017.
  • What Works in Assessment and Feedback: Simply Better.  Southampton, UK, September 2017.
  • 4th ACM-W WomENcourage conference, Barcelona, Spain, September 2017.
  • Innovative Language Teaching and Learning at University (InnoConf17). Milton Keynes, UK, June 2017. 
  • FutureLearn Academic Network meetup. Milton Keynes, UK, June 2017.
  • European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit (EMOOCs 2017), May 2017.
  • FutureLearn Academic Network meetup. Lancaster, UK, April 2017.
  • Learning Analytics and Knowledge.  Vancouver, Canada, March 2017.
  • FutureLearn Academic Network meetup. Barcelona, Spain, January 2017.
  • Computer Education Practice Conference.  Durham, UK, January 2017.
  • XIX Congreso Internacional EDUTEC 2016. Alicante, Spain, November 2016.
  • 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp 2016). Heidelberg, Germany, September 2016.
  • Contributed to the 3rd ACM-W WomENcourage conference. Linz, Austria, September 2016.
  • High Impact Pedagogies Conference.  Southampton, UK, September 2016
  • HCI and the Educational Technology Revolution Workshop (HCIEd) in Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI 2016). Bari, Italy, June 2016.
  • Inspire to succeed: Transforming teaching and learning in STEM (#HEASTEM16). Higher Education Academy, Nottingham, January 2016.
  • Contributed to the 9th International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST 15). Auckland, New Zealand, December 2015.
  • LACE SoLAR Flare 2015: Research into Practice.  Society of Learning Analytics Research. Open University, Milton Keynes, October 2015. 
  • 2nd ACM-W WomENcourage conference.  Uppsala, Sweden, September 2015  (where I led an unconference session in Data Mining).
  • 1st Symposium on First Year Teaching: Reflecting on the changing needs of our students, Southampton, September 2015.
  • WS Education Workshop, part of WEB SCIENCE 2015, Oxford, UK, June 2015
  • Contributed to the 8th International Conference on Sensing Technologies (ICST 2014). Liverpool, UK, September 2014.
  • 1st ACM-W WomENcourage conference.  Manchester, UK, March 2014.  (where I led an unconference session in Learning Analytics)
  • Improving Student Satisfaction with Assessment and Feedback conference, Southampton, UK, February 2014.
  • 7th International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST). Wellington, New Zealand, December 2013.
  • Digital Economies 2013: Open Digital (DE2013). MediaCityUK, Salford, UK, November 2013.
  • EINS Network of Excellence in Internet Science Summer School. Annecy, France, October 2013.
  • 2013 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp 2013). Zurich, Switzerland, September 2013.
  • Anita Borg Scholars Retreat. Google Zurich,Switzerland, July 2013.
  • 1st International Workshop on Internet Science and Web Science Synergies (part of WEB SCIENCE 2013, collocated with CHI 2013), Paris, France, May 2013.
  • Digital Literacies Conference: The Online Learner and MOOCs, Southampton, UK, April, 2013.
  • The 10th International Conference on Pervasive Computing (Pervasive 2012), Newcastle University, UK, June 2012.
  • The Connected Past, Southampton, UK, March 2012.
  • Contributed to the IEEE International Conference on User Science and Engineering (i-USEr 2010), Sha-Allam, Malaysia, December 2010.
  • Workshop on Context Awareness in Pervasive Environments (CAPE 2010), Fribourg, Switzerland, 24-25 June 2010.
  • II Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Adaptive Systems, ISAS’99. H. Mühlenbein and A. Ochoa (ed). La Habana, Cuba, 1999.
  • XLVI AsoVAC Annual Convention.  Venezuelan Association for the Promotion of Science, Barquisimeto, Venezuela, 1996. 
  • XXI Latin American Conference on Informatics, PANEL'95.  Gramado, Brazil, August 1995.
  • IFIP WG10.3 Working Conference on Applications in Parallel and Distributed Computing, Caracas, Venezuela, April 1994.

Duties

As a Teaching Fellow (2016-2017), I was:
  • MSc Mentors Coordinator for FPSE
  • Supervisor of seven MSc projects and five part III projects
  • Lecturer and examiner for: Interaction Design,Business Information Systems, Cloud Application Development, and Distributed Computing and Networks
  • Senior Tutor for ECS
  • ECS representative in Senate 
  • FPSE representative in the Researching Assesment Practices SIG
As a Mayflower Scholar (2011-2016), I have been:
  • MSc Mentors Coordinator (2011-2013, 2015- )
  • Senior Tutor for ECS (provided assistance to Julian Field for a few weeks) 
  • Lecturer and examiner for: Computer Networking in Organisations, Wireless and Mobile Networks, Computer Networks, Data Communications Networks, and Distributed Systems
  • Examiner for Cloud Application Development (COMP3207), Scripting Languages (COMP3001), Rich Internet Applications (INFO6005)
  • Supervisor of two Part III projects for MEng in Electronic Engineering
  • Supervisor of one Part III project for BSc in IT in Organisations 
  • Supervisor of one Part IV research project for an MEng in Computer Science
  • Supervisor of one Part IV research review for an MEng in Electronic Engineering
  • Co-supervisor of eight MSc in Web Technologies’ final projects, and
  • Committee member in ECS Athena SWAN and in the Faculty Ethics Committee.

Publications

Wilde, Adriana, Bruegger, Pascal and Hirsbrunner, Beat (2010) An overview of human-computer interaction patterns in pervasive systems At International Conference on User Science and Engineering 2010, Sha-Allam, Malaysia. 13 - 15 Dec 2010.

Wilde, Adriana, Brügger, Pascal, Hirsbrunner, Béat and Hadorn, Benjamin (2010) ROBIN: activity based robot management system At International Conference on User Science and Engineering 2010, Sha-Allam, Malaysia. 13 - 15 Dec 2010. 6 pp.

Wilde, Adriana, Gabriela (2011) Activity recognition for motion-aware pervasive systems University of Fribourg (Switzerland), Department of Informatics, Masters Thesis , 104pp.

Wilde, Adriana and Zaluska, Ed (2013) Revisiting activity theory within the internet of things At 1st International Workshop on Internet Science and Web Science Synergies. 01 May 2013. 6 pp.

Wilde, Adriana, Zaluska, Ed and Davis, Hugh (2013) 'Happiness': Can pervasive computing assist students to achieve success? At UbiComp'13 (Doctoral School), Zurich, Switzerland. 08 - 12 Sep 2013. 4 pp.

Wilde, Adriana, Zaluska, Ed and Davis, Hugh (2013) Can pervasive computing make you happy? At Google Scholarship Retreat 2013 (Europe Middle East and Africa), Switzerland. 30 Jun - 03 Jul 2013. 1 pp.

Wilde, Adriana, Zaluska, Ed and Davis, Hugh (2013) Happiness At The 2013 ACM Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (Doctoral School), Switzerland. 08 - 12 Sep 2013.

Wilde, Adriana, Paverd, Andrew, Gasser, Oliver and McGregor, Moira (2013) EINS PRIME - perception and realisation of information privacy using measurements and ethnography At Towards Meaningful Perspectives on Online Consent Workshop at Digital Economy Conference 2013: Open Digital, United Kingdom. 05 Nov 2013.

Wilde, Adriana, Oliver, Richard and Zaluska, Ed (2013) Developing a low-cost general-purpose device for the internet of things At The 7th International Conference on Sensing Technology, Wellington, New Zealand. 03 - 05 Dec 2013.

Wilde, Adriana (2014) Adapting to class sizes: what feedback fits best? At Improving Student Satisfaction with Assessment and Feedback, United Kingdom. 27 Feb 2014.

León, Claudia and Wilde, Adriana (2014) Paridad de género en estudios de postgrado en ciencias de la computación en Venezuela At XL Conferencia Latinoamericana en Informática (CLEI 2014), Uruguay. 15 - 19 Sep 2014. 7 pp.

Oliver, Richard, Wilde, Adriana and Zaluska, Ed (2014) Reprogramming embedded systems at run-time At 8th International Conference on Sensing Technologies, Liverpool, United Kingdom. 02 - 04 Sep 2014. , pp. 124-129.

Wilde, Adriana, Streeting, Robert and Zaluska, Ed (2013) Unobstrusive human activity recognition using smartphones and Hidden Markov Models Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing (Submitted).

Wilde, Adriana, Zaluska, Ed and Millard, David (2015) Student success on face-to-face instruction and MOOCs At Web Science Education: Curriculum, MOOCs and Learning, United Kingdom. 28 Jun - 01 Jul 2015. 2 pp.

Ojuroye, Olivia and Wilde, Adriana (2015) SIRI on your wrist: making your home smart At WomENcourage 2015, Sweden. 24 - 26 Sep 2015.

Wilde, Adriana (2015) Student smartphones: tools or barriers? Attitudes amongst students in higher education in Chile and the UK At WomENcourage 2015 conference, Sweden. 24 - 26 Sep 2015.

Ojuroye, Olivia, Wilde, Adriana and Torah, Russel (2015) Prototyping a Voice-Controlled Smart Home Hub, Wirelessly Integrated with a Wearable Device At 9th International Conference on Sensing Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. 08 - 10 Dec 2015.

Wilde, Adriana (2016) Understanding persuasive technologies to improve completion rates in MOOCs At "HCI and the Educational Technology Revolution" HCI Educators Series at AVI 2016, Bari, Italy. 07 Jun 2016. 2 pp. (In Press).

Leon Urrutia, Manuel, Wilde, Adriana, White, Su, Earl, Graeme and Harris, Lisa (2016) Cross-institutional MOOC data analysis and visualisation: a call for collaboration At FutureLearn Academic Network, Glasgow, United Kingdom. 07 Jun 2016. 27 pp.

Ojuroye, Olivia, Torah, Russel, Beeby, Steve and Wilde, Adriana (2016) Autonomy is the key: from smart towards intelligent textiles At Workshop on Autonomous Everyday Objects, Heidelberg, Germany. 12 - 16 Sep 2016. 4 pp, pp. 678-681. (doi:10.1145/2968219.2968558).

Ballesteros Mesa, Miguel and Wilde, Adriana (2016) Recommendations arising from performing data analytics on FutureLearn courses At FutureLearn Academic Network (FLAN) Meeting, Leicester, United Kingdom. 24 Oct 2016. 28 pp.

Ojuroye, Olivia, Torah, Russel, Beeby, Stephen and Wilde, Adriana (2016) Smart textiles for smart home control and enriching future wireless sensor network data In, Postolache, Octavian Adrian, Mukhopadhyay, Subhas Chandra, Jayasundera, Krishanthi P. and Swain, Akshya K. (eds.) Sensors for everyday life: healthcare settings. Cham, CH, Springer pp. 159-183. (Smart Sensors, Measurement and Instrumentation, 22). (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-47319-2_9).

Wilde, Adriana, Ballesteros Mesa, Miguel and Leon Urrutia, Manuel (2016) Hacia un marco de análisis del aprendizaje en cursos en línea Masivos y Abiertos: informando al proveedor In, Roig-Vila, Rosabel (eds.) EDUcación y TECnología. Propuestas desde la investigación y la innovación educativa. Barcelona, ES, Octaedro pp. 276-277.

Ballesteros Mesa, Miguel and Wilde, Adriana (2016) Data analytics for MOOC providers At EDUTEC 2016, Alicante, Spain. 09 - 11 Nov 2016. 1 pp.

Wilde, Adriana and Zaluska, Ed (2016) Held-by-hand learners: a survey of technologies to support positive behaviours of Higher Education students today In, Roig-Villa, Rosabel (eds.) Tecnología, Innovación e Investigación en los Procesos de Enseñanza-Aprendizaje. Barcelona, Editorial Octaedro pp. 3122-3132.

Wilde, Adriana, Leon Urrutia, Manuel and White, Su (2016) Tracking collective learner footprints: aggregate analysis of MOOC learner demographics and activity At 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville, Spain. 14 Nov 2015 - 16 Nov 2016 . , pp. 1404-1413. (doi:10.21125/iceri.2016.1319).

Cobos, Ruth, Wilde, Adriana and Zaluska, Ed (2017) Comparing attrition prediction in FutureLearn and edX MOOCs At FutureLearn Workshop in Learning Analytics and Knowledge 2017, Vancouver, Canada. 13 - 17 Mar 2017. 20 pp.

Wilde, Adriana, Leon Urrutia, Manuel and Borthwick, Kate, (2017) Understanding language: understanding MOOC learners Rosell-Aguilar, Fernando, Beaven, Tita and Fuertes-Gutierrez, Mara (eds.) In Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference in the Innovative Language Teaching and Learning at University.

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