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Adriana Wilde

Postgraduate research student

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Adriana is a Teaching Fellow for ECS since 2016 and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2013.

She studied for her B.CompSc. degree at the Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV).   She received 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.  Adriana is continuing her PhD as a part-time student following her full-time academic appointment.

Adriana is also a Senior Tutor for ECS and the MSc Mentors coordinator for FPSE.



•  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).



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

  • 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.


As a Teaching Fellow (2016- ), I am:
  • MSc Mentors Coordinator for FPSE
  • Supervisor of seven MSc projects and five part III projects (five projects ongoing)
  • 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 and in the 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.


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