Dr Shi, Lei

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

My research interests lie in how to co-design and co-evaluate user experience in digital contexts, and how to sustain user behaviours and 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, healthcare, wellbeing, and information systems management. 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 play, study, work and live.

Experience

  • 07.2017~Present University of Liverpool, Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
  • 10.2011~07.2017 University of Warwick
    • 10.2014~07.2017 Research Fellow, Teaching Fellow, Information Systems Consultant
    • 10.2011~09.2014 PhD Student (Computer Science - Educational Intelligence)
  • 09.2008~03.2011 Zhejiang University, MSc Student (HCI, Computer Science)
  • 09.2004~07.2008 Xidian University, BEng Student (Network Enineering)

Keywords HCI, Gamification, User Modeling, Recommender Systems, Big Data, Machine Learning, Computational Intelligence, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Behavioural Analytics, Applied AI.

Grants

CONFAP – THE UK ACADEMIES Research Mobility Grant

June 2018

PROGRAD/UTFPR – Innovative Methodologies for Undergraduate Education

February 2018

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

Student Travel Support Award

July 2014

Student Travel Support Award

June 2013

Chancellor’s International Scholarship 2011-2014

October 2011

Awards

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

Student Travel Support Award

July 2014

Student Travel Support Award

June 2013

Chancellor’s International Scholarship 2011-2014

October 2011

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

Publications


More Papers on Google Scholar

Teaching

University of Liverpool

Since 2017
COMP39X - CS Final Year Projects (Supervision)
  • Analytics of Educational Big Data to Explore Student Behavioural Patterns (2018-2019)
  • Implementation and Evaluation of an Intelligent Educational System using Gamification (2018-2019)
  • Implementation and Evaluation of an Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) for Programming Modules (2018-2019)

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

Visiting

Visiting Professor

October 2018
Applied Computing in Education Laboratory, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Visiting Professor

May 2018
Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

In-depth Exploration of Engagement Patterns in MOOCs

November 2018
The 19th Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE 2018), Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Demographic Indicators Influencing Learning Activities in MOOCs: Learning Analytics of FutureLearn Courses

August 2018
The 27th International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD2018), Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Big Data and Learning Analytics

May 2018
Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

Professional Activities

Coordinator

2017 - present
Virtual Patient Working Group, University of Liverpool

Panel Member

2017 - present
Digital Education, University of Liverpool

Panel Member

2017 - present
Computer Science UG Module Review Board, University of Liverpool

Panel Reviewer

2015 - present

Panel Member

2015 - 2017
Sustainable Cities Global Research Priority Team, University of Warwick

Paper Reviewer

  • Journal articles: IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, Computers & Education, Computing and Informatics, World Wide Web Journal, IEEE Multimedia
  • Book "The Evolution of the Internet in the Business Sector: Web 1.0 to Web 3.0" IGI Global
  • Conferences papers: Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED), Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS), , Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE), User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP), Education Technology And Computers (ICETC)

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