Dr Shi, Lei

Thompson Yates · University of Liverpool, L3 5RB · (151) 794-9248 · lei.shi@liverpool.ac.uk

I joined University of Liverpool in July 2017, as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor). Previously, I worked and studied at University of Warwick.

I am interested in how people interact with technologies, how people interact with each other through technologies, and how people can get involved in co-designing technologies. I do interdisciplinary research on Data Science and Behavioural Science. I've been working in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, User Modelling, Gamification, Human-Computer Interaction, Behavioural Analytics and Participatory Design. Currently, my work focuses on Educational Big Data and Learning Analytics.

Publications

Teaching

University of Liverpool

Since 2017
COMP281 - Principles of C and Memory Management (Course Leader)
COMP39X - CS Final Year Projects (Supervisor)

University of Warwick

2011 - 2017
IB137 - Programming Solutions
CS411 - Dynamic Web-based Systems
CS252 - Fundamentals of Relational Databases

Zhejiang University

2010 - 2011
Digital Information and Interaction Design

Zhejiang Sci-Tech University

2009 - 2010
Web Applications Design and Development

Education

University of Warwick

October 2011 - September 2014
PhD Computer Science - Educational Intelligence

Zhejiang University

September 2008 - March 2011
MSc Computer Science - Human-Computer Interaction

Xidian University

October 2014 - July 2008
BSc Computer Science - Network Engineering

Grants & Awards

Researcher Link - Travel and Workshop Grant

March 2017
British Council Newton Fund, UK

IAS Early Career Fellowship 2014-2015

September 2014
Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick, UK

Best Student Paper Award

August 2014
The 13th International Conference on Web-based Learning, Tallinn, Estonia

Best Demo Award

July 2014
The 22nd International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, Aalborg, Denmark

Best Extended Abstract Award

August 2014
The 6th York Doctoral Symposium on Computer Science, York, UK

Best Paper Award

August 2014
The 13th International Conference on Web-based Learning, Prague, Czech Republic

Best Poster Award

August 2014
The 13th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Beijing, China

Chancellor’s International Scholarship 2011-2014

October 2011
Warwick Graduate School, University of Warwick, UK

Excellent Graduate Award

March 2011
Zhejiang Province, China’s government, China

Excellent Graduate Award

March 2011
Zhejiang University, China

Outstanding Postgraduate Leader Award x 2

2009 ~ 2010
Zhejiang University, China

Outstanding Postgraduate Student Award x 2

2009 ~ 2010
Zhejiang University, China

Excellent Student Award

July 2009
Zhejiang University, China

Gold Price, Software Design Award

June 2009
Infoteria Inc., Tokyo, Japan

Excellent Student Scholarship x 4

2005 ~ 2008
Xidian University, China

Excellent Student Leader Award x 4

2005 ~ 2008
Xidian University, China

Visiting

Visiting Researcher

December 2017
Northeastern University, Shenyang, China

Visiting Researcher

March 2017
Federal University of Alagoas, Maceió, Brazil

Visiting Researcher

October 2014
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Guest Visitor

August 2014
Skype Headquarter, Tallinn, Estonia

Guest Visitor

August 2013
London E-Learning Forum, London, UK

Visiting Researcher

October 2012
The HCI Group, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Guest Visitor

August 2010
Adobe Corporation, Shanghai, China

Guest Visitor

August 2009
Infoteria Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

Presentations & Talks

Immersion in eLearning

December 2017
College of Computer Science and Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China

Case Study on Distance Learning MBA Courses at Warwick Business School

March 2017
Researcher Link Workshop. Maceió, Brazil

Motivational Gamification Strategies Rooted in Self-Determination Theory

June 2016
The 13th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS). Zagreb, Croatia

Digital Co-Design Applied to Healthcare Environments

June 2016
The 15th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on HCI (INTERACT). Bamberg, Germany

Digital Crowdsourcing in Healthcare Environment Co-design

June 2016
The 14th International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD). Harbin, China

Digital Participatory Design: A Future Method?

July 2015
The 29th British Human Computer Interaction Conference (British HCI). Lincoln, UK

The Critical Role of Profiles in Social E-Learning Design

October 2014
The 15th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education (SIGITE). Atlanta, Georgia, US

Designing Visualisation and Interaction for Social E-Learning

September 2014
The 9th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL). Graz, Austria

Defining Learner Experience for Social Adaptive E-Learning

September 2014
The 4th Imperial College Computing Student Workshop (ICCSW). London, UK

Multifaceted Open Social Learner Modelling

August 2014
The 13th Int’l Conference on Web-based Learning (ICWL2014). Tallinn, Estonia

Contextual Gamification of Social Interaction

August 2014
The 13th Int’l Conference on Web-based Learning (ICWL2014). Tallinn, Estonia

Making It Game-Like: Gamified Social E-Learning

July 2014
The 22nd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation & Personalization (UMAP). Aalborg, Denmark

To Build Light Gamification upon Social Interactions

October 2013
The 6th York Doctoral Symposium on Computer Science (YDS). York, UK

Learning Behaviour Analysis in Social Adaptive E-Learning

October 2013
The 6th York Doctoral Symposium on Computer Science (YDS). York, UK

Evaluation of Social Adaptive eLearning Environment

September 2013
The 3rd Imperial College Computing Student Workshop (ICCSW). London, UK

Functioning Social Personalized Adaptive E-Learning

September 2013
The 8th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL). Paphos, Cyprus

Towards Understanding Learning Behavioural Patterns

August 2013
The 19th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS). Chicago, Illinois, USA

Social Personalised Adaptive E-Learning Environment

July 2013
The 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED). Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Social E-Learning in Topolor: A Case Study

July 2013
The 7th IADIS Conference on e-Learning 2013 (IADIS-EL). Prague, Czech Republic

Designing Social Personalized Adaptive E-Learning

July 2013
The 18th ACM Conference on Innovation & Tech in CS Edu. (ITiCSE). Canterbury, UK

Evaluation of Social Interaction Features in Topolor

July 2013
The 13th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT). Beijing, China

A Social Personalised Adaptive E-Learning System: Topolor

June 2013
The 21st Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP). Rome, Italy

Exploring Participatory Design for SNS-based AEH Systems

October 2012
The 11th IADIS International Conference of WWW/INTERNET (ICWI). Madrid, Spain

Apply the We!Design in E-learning 2.0 System Design

September 2012
The 2nd Imperial College Computing Student Workshop (ICCSW). London, UK

Industry Experience

Consultant (part-time)

November 2013 – March 2015
China IP Group Ltd., London, UK

Product Manager

March 2011 – September 2011
Vobile Inc., Hangzhou, China

Software Engineer Intern

September 2009 – August 2010
Alibaba Group, Hangzhou, China