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Adriana Wilde 

PhD researcher in Computer Science (part-time)

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Adriana Wilde is an Associate Lecturer at the University of St Andrews, pursuing a part-time PhD in Computer Science under the supervision of Ed Zaluska and Dave Millard at the University of Southampton, focusing on factors related to student success in Higher Education and MOOCs, as well as the use of technology for teaching, assessment and feedback.

Adriana’s background is multidisciplinary but with a strong dual interest in education and technology. Following her B.CompSc.(Hons) degree at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, Adriana delivered several computer science courses there. She also holds several teaching qualifications from the UK, including a PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education and Training, and has taught in diverse educational environments, including primary schools, further education colleges as well as universities.

Adriana has been awarded an MSc in Computer Science by the Universities of Berne, Fribourg and Neuchâtel in Switzerland (with specialism in Distributed Systems and a minor in Education), and was a Mayflower Scholar for Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, becoming a PhD candidate and a Teaching Fellow in the same department. She has supervised fifteen MSc projects: in Data Science (5), Computer Science (2), Web Technologies (6), and Software Engineering (2) and six final-year undergraduate dissertations.

Adriana’s latest publications can be found in PURE


Currently (2018/19): Human-Computer Interaction Principles and Methods, Teaching and Communication in Science, Object-Oriented Programming, Visual Analytics.


Wilde, Adriana, Bruegger, Pascal and Hirsbrunner, Beat (2010) An overview of human-computer interaction patterns in pervasive systems. 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. 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. 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? 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? 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. 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. 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. 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? 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. "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. 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. In UbiComp '16: Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct. ACM. pp. 678-681 . (doi:10.1145/2968219.2968558).

Ballesteros Mesa, Miguel and Wilde, Adriana (2016) Recommendations arising from performing data analytics on FutureLearn courses. 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. (Smart Sensors, Measurement and Instrumentation, , (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-47319-2_9), 22) Cham, CH. Springer, pp. 159-183. (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 (ed.) 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. 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 (ed.) 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. Gómez Chova, L, López Martínez, A and Candel Torres, I (eds.) In ICERI2016 Proceedings (browse). IATED Academy. 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. 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.

Wilde, Adriana and Ojuroye, Olivia (2018) Ubiquitous embodied learning with e-textiles. In UK Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Systems Research Symposium. University of Cambridge..

Ojuroye, Olivia, Olamide, Wilde, Adriana, Gabriela, Torah, Russel and Beeby, Stephen (2016) Autonomy is the key. UbiComp16.

Ojuroye, Olivia, Olamide and Wilde, Adriana, Gabriela (2019) On the feasibility of using electronic textiles to support embodied learning. In, Buchem, Ilona, Klamma, Ralf and Wild, Fridolin (eds.) Perspectives on Wearable Enhanced Learning (WELL): Current Trends, Research, and Practice. Springer. (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-64301-4).


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