I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the University of Liverpool, UK. Previously, I received my PhD degree and worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Warwick. Before joining in Warwick, I was a MSc student at Zhejiang University, China.
My research interests lie in the field of Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) and Learner Analytics (LA). In particular, I am enthusiastic about the use of cognitive theories and educational technologies for enhancing student engagement, performance and completion rates. I am fascinated by using statistical modelling, data mining and machine learning to understand and predict learning behaviours as well as to shape behavioural changes.
I explore anti-disciplinary methods cutting across boundaries of Data Science, Design Science, and Behavioural Science. I apply technology-inspired, psychology-driven and people-centred approaches in the fields of education. I employ applied field-based research methods and intelligent technologies to ensure design is enjoyable, engaging, efficient and effective in order to enhance how people learn.
Keywords Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Learning Analytics, Gamification, Interactive Technologies, Participatory Design, Social Computing, User Modelling, Recommendation Systems, Machine Learning, Behavioural Analytics, Applied Artificial Intelligence