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About Dr. Vivekanandan Suresh Kumar

Dr. Vivekanandan Kumar is Full Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at Athabasca University, Canada. He holds the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Discovery Grant on Anthropomorphic Pedagogical Agents, funded by the Government of Canada.

Imagine a world where software agents living inside your computer teach, play, study and mentor you — motivating your interests, challenging you and improving the way you live and learn. His research focuses on developing anthropomorphic agents, which mimic and perfect human-like traits to better assist learners in their regulatory tasks. His research includes investigating technology-enhanced erudition methods that employ Big Data Learning Analytics, Self-Regulated Learning, Co-Regulated Learning, Causal Modelling, and Machine Learning, to facilitate deep learning.

He earned his doctoral degree in Computer Science (PhD) from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, as the best graduating student in 2001. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Science Applications (MCA) as the first rank holder from Bharathiar University, India, where he also completed his bachelor’s degree (BSc) in Physics with a minor in Mathematics.

He launched his professional career in 1990 as a Scientist at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing in Mumbai, India. During this tenure, he won a United Nations fellowship to train at the Learning Research and Development Centre, University of Pittsburgh, USA. During his first academic appointment in 2001 as Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University, Canada, he worked as an Educational Technologist with the Asian Development Bank to develop an online learning infrastructure and a master’s degree programme in educational technology for the Open University of Sri Lanka. He took up an academic position as Senior Lecturer with Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand in 2006. Two years later, he returned to Canada as Associate Professor in Athabasca University’s School of Computing and Information Systems.

With backing from major research funds in Canada such as NSERC, SSHRC, and CFI, he has become an active member and contributor to the research community in Canada. With over 100 research publications in refereed journals, international refereed conferences, and book chapters, and with tightly focused professional activities that include being a journal editor, funding reviewer, and conference administrator, he strives to advance analytics-oriented, computer-mediated, causality-infused balance between learning efficiency and instructional effectiveness.

He is passionate about networked knowledge economies, social change through science fiction, empowerment of women through information and communication technologies, and comparative analyses of native cultures.

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Awards, Prizes & Honours

July 2014

Best Full Paper Award for Boulanger D., Seanosky J., Kumar V., Kinshuk, Panneerselvam K., Somasundaram T.S. (2014), Optimizing learning through smart causal analytics on learning (SCALE). Conference on Smart Learning Environments, pp. 275-282

May 2001

Best Computer Science Graduate Award of 2001 at the University of Saskatchewan

Apr 1997

Best Paper Award for Collins J.A., Greer J.E., Kumar V., McCalla G.I., Meagher P., Tkatch R. (1997), Inspectable User Models for Just-In-Time Workplace Training. UM’97, the Sixth International Conference on User Modeling, pp. 327–337

Sep 1995

NSERC Graduate Scholarship, University of Saskatchewan

Dec 1992

Fellow of the United Nations Development Program, Learning Research and Development Centre, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Jan 1992

Best Paper Award for Kumar V., Srinivas P., and Anjaneyulu K.S.R., A Review of Techniques in Intelligent Language Tutoring Systems. East-West Conference on Emerging Technologies in Education, Moscow, Russia, 1992, pp. n/a

May 1990

First Rank among Master of Computer Application students at Bharathiar University, India

May 1987

Third Rank among Bachelor of Science students at Bharathiar University, India

 

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Education & Degrees Awarded

  • Ph.D. (Computer Science), University of Saskatchewan, Canada, June 2001, askus@usask.ca, title: Helping the helper in peer help networks, Best graduate in 2001
  • M.C.A (Computer Science), Bharathiar University, India, April 1990, 1st Rank in University
  • B.Sc (Physics), Bharathiar University, India, April 1987, 3rd Rank in University
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Other Education & Training, Qualifications & Skills

  • Undertaking research with human participants, Massey University, 2007
  • PhD supervision, Massey University, 2007
  • Teaching and learning with technology, Simon Fraser University, 2003
  • Occupational health and safety committee training, Workers’ Compensation Board, 2003
  • Managing multiple projects, objectives and deadlines, SkillPath Seminars, 2002
  • Mastering educational technology and learning, TechBC/Simon Fraser Univ., Surrey, 2001
  • Occupational health and safety training, University of Saskatchewan, 1994
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Previous Work Experience

July 2014 – Sep 2015 – Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Athabasca University, Edmonton, Canada


July 2013 – Jan 2015 – Chair, Research Ethics Board
Athabasca University, Edmonton, Canada


July 2013 – Nov. 2014 – Program Director, Faculty of Science and Technology
Athabasca University, Edmonton, Canada


Aug 2008 – June 2015 – Associate Professor, School of Computing and Information Systems
Athabasca University, Edmonton, Canada


Sep 2006 – Jul 2008 – Senior Lecturer, Institute of Information Sciences and Technology
Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand


Sep 2006 – Jul 2008 – Adjunct Professor, School of Interactive Arts and Technology
Simon Fraser University, Surrey, Canada


Jun 2001 – Aug 2006 – Assistant Professor, School of Interactive Arts and Technology
(2001-2002, known as the Technical University of British Columbia)
Simon Fraser University, Surrey, Canada


Jan 2006 – Jul 2006 – Team Leader / Educational Technologist / Instructional Designer Multimedia Specialist
Deputed to Open University of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka


Jan 2004 – Jan 2006 – Co-Director, InfoNet Media Centre
Simon Fraser University, Surrey, Canada


Jun 2001 – Jun 2002 – Assistant Professor
Technical University of BC, Canada


Jan 2001 – Jun 2001 – Part-time PhD student
University of Saskatchewan, Canada


Sep 1995 – Dec 2000 – Full-time PhD student
University of Saskatchewan, Canada


Sep 1995 – Nov 1999 – Research Assistant, Advanced Research in Intelligent Educational Systems
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada


Dec 1992 – May 1993 – United Nations Fellow, Learning Research and Development Centre
University of Pittsburgh, USA


Sep 1990 – Aug 1995 – Scientist
Centre for Development of Advance Computing (previously, National Centre for Software Technology), Mumbai, India

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Industry Related Merits

Industry work experience

Nov 1999-Dec 2000 Systems Analyst, International Road Dynamics Inc., Saskatoon, Canada
Jul 1994-Nov 1994 Senior Software Engineer, Axes Technologies, Dallas, TX, USA

 

Industry / NGO Collaboration (Since 2008)

2015-2016 With Microsoft Inc., USA – Application of Azure in Open Learning Analytics
2015-ongoing With IMS Global, USA – Open Learning Analytics Platform
2014-ongoing With McGraw-Hill Education, USA – Big Data Learning Analytics
2014-2015 With Rotary International, Dharapuram, India
2014-ongoing With Xerox Inc., Canada – Ubiquitous computing
2014-ongoing With ComputeCanada, Canada – High performance computing
2014-ongoing With Albatross Gaming Inc., Canada – Big Data Game Strategy Analytics
2014-2015 With Troglo Inc., Canada – Big Data Analytics for Demography prediction
2013-ongoing With WestGrid, Canada – high performance computing
2013-ongoing With Cybera, Canada – high performance computing
2012-ongoing With Canadian Natural Resources Limited – AR/VR Training Analytics
2012-2013 With Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute – Big Data Learning Analytics
2012-ongoing With ARBRI – Athabasca River Basin Research Institute volunteer

 

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Research Funding, Leadership, Supervision

External Research Funding (Obtained)

Title

Funding Organization & Funding Program

Period

Amount

(in CAD)

Position

Junior Hockey Competence Analytics Mitacs Elevate, Canada 2017-2019 $110,000 Principal Investigator
Smart Learning Environment Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Canada 2017-2018 $13,200 Principal Investigator
The construction of a saltation model of learning within online learning environments NSERC USRA, Canada 2016 $10,175 Principal Investigator
Self-Regulated learning in gaming analytics NSERC USRA, Canada 2016 $10,175 Principal Investigator
Analytics framework for competence, confidence and regulation NSERC USRA, Canada 2016 $10,175 Principal Investigator
Competence analytics in gaming Mitacs Accelerate, Canada 2015-2016 $45,000 Principal Investigator
A Pedagogical Software Agent to Scaffold Self-Regulated Learning Initiatives NSERC USRA, Canada 2015 $10,175 Principal Investigator
Ubiquitous learning analytics NSERC Industrial Research Chair, Canada 2015-2020 $2,015,800 Co-Principal Investigator, PI: Dr Kinshuk
Demography modelling and analytics Troglo Inc. & Athabasca University, IRAP, Canada 2014–2015 $45,000 Principal Investigator
Pedagogical software agent for coding NSERC USRA, Canada 2014 $9,000 Supervisor
Self- and Co-Regulating Anthropomorphic Pedagogical Agents NSERC Discovery Grant, Canada 2013–2018 $75,000 Principal Investigator
Multimedia Object Research Platform Host (MORPH) for Adaptive and Mobile Learning CFI infrastructure funds, Canada 2013–2015 $934,000 Co-Principal Investigator, PI: Dr Sabine Graf
Tracing the Evolution of Learner Competency through Blended Online Courses Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute – PDIG Grant, Canada 2012–2013 $7,000 Principal Investigator
Adaptivity and Personalization in Informatics NSERC Industrial Research Chair Program, Canada 2010–2015 $2,280,000 Co-Principal Investigator, PI: Dr Kinshuk
Sentiment Analysis NSERC IRAP, Canada 2013 $10,000 Principal Investigator
Web annotation in Discussion Forums BC Campus funding, Canada 2009–2010 $20,000 Co-Principal Investigator, PI: Dr Cindy Xin
Mixed-Initiative Interfaces in LearningKit Massey University (from SFU), New Zealand 2007–2008 $60,000 Principal Investigator
Secure random number generation NSERC USRA, Canada 2004–2005 $13,000 Supervisor
Interoperability in Sustainable Learning Object Ecosystem NSERC – Learning Object Repository Networks (LORNET), Canada 2003–2008 $7,500,000 (SFU portion = 1,042,866) Co-Principal Investigator, PI: Dr Gilbert Paquette
Theory and Cognitive Tools to Enhance Learning Skills and Support Life-Long Learning SSHRC – Self-Regulated Learning (Learning Kit), Canada 2003–2007 $3,000,000 Co-Principal Investigator, PI: Dr Philip Winne
Technologies, Human and Social Factors, and Simulations and Games characteristics that are Engaging, Motivating, and Effective for Learning SSHRC – Simulations and Advanced Gaming Environments (SAGE), Canada 2003–2007 $3,000,000 Researcher, PI: Dr David Kaufmann
Personalized Distributed Computing NSERC Discovery Research Grant, Canada 2002–2006 $64,000 Principal Investigator
A technology for packaging legacy eLearning material Advanced Systems Institute (ASI), Canada 2003 $20,000 Principal Investigator
Infrastructure for Information Technology, Networks, and Media Research CFI/BCKDF InfoNet Media Centre, Canada 2002–2003 $1,000,000 Co-principal Investigator, Dr Tom Calvert

 

Internal Research Funding (Obtained)

Title

Funding Organization & Funding Program

Period

Amount

(in CAD)

Position

Real-time visual feedback: a study in coding analytics (ICALT 2017) Athabasca University, Canada, Academic and Professional Development Fund (APDF) 2017 $1,400 Principal Investigator
Open Research Athabasca University, Canada, Academic and Professional Development Fund (APDF) 2016 $1,000 Principal Investigator
Big data learning analytics Athabasca University, Canada, Mission Critical Research 2014 $6,000 Principal Investigator
Research Publications Analytics Athabasca University, Canada, Research Centre 2014–2015 $35,000 Principal Investigator
Cree Immersion and Moodle Learning Analytics Athabasca University, Canada, Mission Critical Research 2010–2011 $6,000 Principal Investigator
Semantic Technologies for Integrating Environments used in Learning of Programming Languages Athabasca University, Canada, Mission Critical Research 2009–2010 $6,000 Principal Investigator
Causal modelling of online learning activities Athabasca University, Canada, Athabasca Research Incentive Grants – Individual 2008–2011 $45,000 Principal Investigator
Large-scale modelling Graduate scholarships in support of two graduate students at Massey University, New Zealand 2006–2008 $35,000 Principal Investigator
Scientific Conference of the LORNET Research Network Simon Fraser University, Canada, Vice-President Academic’s Conference Fund 2005 $5,000 Principal Investigator
Cost Analysis and Modelling in eLearning workflow Simon Fraser University, Canada, PDF (UILO) Grant 2004–2005 $13,000 Principal Investigator
Academic Workflow Simon Fraser University, Canada, UILO Grant 2003 $12,000 Principal Investigator
Mixed-Initiative Interactions Simon Fraser University, Canada, Research Grant 2002–2004 $25,000 Principal Investigator
Mixed-Initiative Interfaces Technical University of British Columbia, Canada, Research Grant 2001 $20,000 Principal Investigator
Peer Help Networks Research Scholarship, University of Saskatchewan and NSERC, Canada 1996–1999 $36,000 Principal Investigator
Peer Help Networks Research/Teaching Assistantship, University of Saskatchewan and TeleLearn NCE, Canada 1995–1997 $15,000 Principal Investigator

 

Supervisor, Co-Supervisor, and Research Assistant Supervisor

While at Institution

Category

Supervision

Co-Supervision

Research Assistant Only

Total

Athabasca University Post-Doctoral Fellows  2 5 7
PhD (3 thesis supervision & 3 project supervision) 6 6
Masters 19 2 2 23
Undergraduates (includes USRA) 14 14
Others (MITACS, Exchange students) 5 2 7
Massey University Post-Doctoral Fellows
PhD 1 1
Masters 2 2
Undergraduates
Simon Fraser University Post-Doctoral Fellows
PhD 2 2
Masters 8 8 16
Undergraduates (includes USRA) 54 54
Others (Exchange students) 1 1
Total 36 24 73 133

 

Merits in teaching and pedagogical competence

 

Pedagogical Innovations

  • Open Research/Science – a socially networked open research environment that virtualises interactions, blends reality, leverages the affordances of a networked global community of researchers/scientists, and enables accumulation of data for powerful analytic solutions. Outcome: a VR Research Design Execution Engine
  • ICT4D policy choices to improve educational diversity – computational mechanisms that empower common public to validate research outcomes and conduct own research, guided by anthropomorphic pedagogical agents. Outcome: A mixed initiative interface for the consumption of research publications by the Public
  • Immutable student interactions repository – hosts interaction patterns of students, open exploratory models, and reusable content, shared by inter- and intra-disciplinary faculty members, using blockchain technology. Outcome: a distributed data repository system
  • Lean and Agile way of teaching Research Methods – measures and improves researching skills of student researchers, effectiveness of research supervisors and research capacity of institutions by modularising learning activities. Outcome: a Research Methods MOOC
  • Self- and Co-regulation (SRL/CRL) – engages learners in study-oriented self- and co-regulatory processes, to create, monitor, and adapt regulation-oriented initiatives and measure their impact. Outcome: a pluggable SRL/CRL component for Moodle, Eclipse and Word
  • Learning outcomes mapping – meaningfully connect learning outcomes, study activities, course content, students’ study episodes, assessment rubrics, competences and meta-competences. Outcome: a pluggable mapper for Moodle
  • Learner-initiated Instructional design – engages graduate students in the instructional design process of a course, empowering students to scope topics, choose assessment types, change submission deadlines, and commit to regulation initiatives. Outcome: a pluggable ID shareable blackboard in Moodle
  • Engaged lectures – measures and publishes information on student-engagement, at real-time, as and when students are engaged in study activities in lecture halls and in virtual reality worlds. Outcome: a video analyzer of body language, a video analyzer of facial expressions and a sentiment analyzer of textual interactions
  • Peer help – examines incentive-based peer-help model to measure preparedness of students for a targeted learning activity. Outcome: a repository and causal model of study activities of students

Courses Taught, Designed and Developed

  • I have instructed 5 graduate online courses and 10 undergraduate online courses at Athabasca University in Edmonton, Canada, since 2008. I have also designed and developed 9 new courses that incorporate transformative pedagogical innovations.
  • I have instructed 7 undergraduate courses at Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand, from 2006 to 2008.
  • I have designed, developed and instructed 12 graduate courses and 9 undergraduate courses at Simon Fraser University, Surrey, Canada, from 2001 to 2006
  • In 2006, I was deputed to the Open University of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka, to develop a curriculum on Distance and Online Learning. As part of this effort, I designed and developed 7 blended online courses in collaboration with local instructors.
  • During my doctoral studies at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, I taught the introductory course on Computer Science that registered over 350 students per offering.
  • As a Scientist at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing in Mumbai, India, I taught a number of non-credit courses on topics including Artificial Intelligence and Instructional Design.

Thesis Examiner

  • Since 2005, I have examined 6 PhD candidates and 49 MSc candidates.
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Scientific and Societal Impact of Research

RESEARCH FOCUS AND VISION

BIG DATA LEARNING ANALYTICS AND CAUSAL MODELLING

Imagine a software agent that calls your computer its home, helps you to study better, be your friend, and motivates you to act in your long-term best interest, consistent with your own deepest values, personal, social, and other standards. My research aims to build, deploy, and evaluate a suite of such agents called anthropomorphic agents that mimic and do better on human-like traits to assist learners in their regulatory tasks. Further, these agents will self-regulate, as well as causally model their own anthropomorphic traits such as initiative and subject matter competence in order to inspire high level of trust, shared perspective, and entitativity, thus increasing the learners’ willingness to view them as competent partner for co-regulation and to inspire learners to make the optimal regulatory changes. To sustain and to succeed in performing such tasks, the agents rely on big data learning analytics techniques where, 1) sensors continuously observe study episodes of learners, 2) distributed ontologies continuously instantiate study activities, 3) causal models continuously establish relationships among study experiences, 4) high performance platforms continuously offer real-time computing resources, and 5) pedagogical models continuously look for ways to motivate, engage, classify, learn, and promote subject knowledge and study skills. These agents aim to attune themselves to the needs of an individual learner or a group of learners, over life, to optimise learning experiences.

 

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Artificial Intelligence in Education

Big Data Learning Analytics
Intelligent Tutors and Smart Objects
User Modelling and Model Tracing

  • Causal Modelling

Knowledge Engineering, Representation, and Reasoning
Game-based causality
Longitudinal and Observational causal models
Discovery of causal models

  • Self-Regulated and Co-Regulated Learning

Computational Models of self- and co-regulation
Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning

  • Human-Computer Interaction

Mixed-Initiative
Real-time feedback and regulation

  • Technology-Enhanced Teaching, Learning, and Research

ICT4D

 

INVENTION DISCLOSURES, PATENTS AND COMMERCIALISATION

  • A spin-off company named Smart Informatics Limited (http://smart-informatics.com) was formed in 2014 to promote, market, and study the infusion of learning analytics in educational technology. I am one of the founder Directors of this company.

 

PUBLICATION / DISSEMINATION STATISTICS

Published/Accepted

2015- 2008-2014 1989-2007 Total
Books 0 1 0 1
Refereed book chapters 12 2 4 18
Refereed journal papers 3 5 4 12
Refereed conference papers 24 28 48 100
Keynote and invited presentations 7 29 7 43
Other publications 24 10 30 64
Total 70 75 93 238

 

CITATION STATISTICS (FROM GOOGLE SCHOLAR) AS OF 6 MAY 2017

Number of citations Cites/Year h-index i10-index
1266 60 16 24

 

TOP 5 CITATIONS (FROM GOOGLE SCHOLAR) AS OF 18 OCTOBER 2016

  • 132 Computer-supported collaborative learning: issues for research, see [C91].
  • 129 The intelligent helpdesk: supporting peer-help in a university course, see [C86].
  • 128 Supporting peer help and collaboration in distributed workplace env., see [J9].
  • 119 Supporting self-regulated learning with gStudy software, see [J7].
  • 65 Inspectable user models for just-in-time workplace training, see [C88].
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Portfolio of Teaching Merits

Portfolio of teaching merits of Vivek S. Kumar, PhD

October 2016

 

1. Pedagogical Training

Learning strategies and Student achievement workshop (McGraw-Hill Education, 2015)

  • The means to cultivate self-regulation, measurement scale for grit, boundaries of learner persistence, and learning strategies that improve acquisition and recall are some of the key areas of exploration at this workshop. A key question addressed in the workshop centered on the scope of computational models of pedagogy. For example, a computational model that induces self-regulated learning in teaching, as a true reflection of findings from the literature, contains numerous variables and relations. The workshop discussed semantic partitioning of such larger models, where the impact of smaller pedagogical interventions can still be measured and combined.

CyberSafe – securing online assets for students (Athabasca University, 2012)

  • This workshop was organized by Athabasca University to introduce risks associated with technology-infused pedagogies, particularly on learner backlash, security compliance considerations, social engineering, malware, and various other data security-related concepts.

Creating online exams (Athabasca University, 2010)

  • This workshop introduced online exam as a formative supplemental mechanism to contemporary final exams. Techniques for auto-marking and learner feedback were explored in the context of blended course offerings.

Writing eTexts (Athabasca University, 2009)

  • An e-TextBook is a book-length publication in digital form, consisting of interactive media. This workshop offered guidance to creation of instructor-developed eTexts as a supplemental resource to traditional text books.

Moodle training (Athabasca University, 2008)

  • This workshop introduced Moodle as a platform of interaction between students and instructors. Topics covered in the workshop include instructional design, navigational design, assessment of learner progress, and grading mechanisms.

Teaching and learning with technology (Simon Fraser University, 2003)

  • This workshop focussed on the adaptation of instructional design mechanisms in blended classrooms. Mapping of learner activities to assessment rubrics was explored in the context of interdisciplinary courses.

 

2. Teaching and supervision experience

Courses at Athabasca University, CANADA (2008 – )

Course Instructor

No. Title Credits Duration
COMP 697-699 Integration Project I/II/III 9 2009–present
COMP 696 Master’s Essay 3 2008–present
COMP 695 Research Methods in Information Systems 3 2012–present
COMP 684 Business Intelligence 3 2013–2015
COMP 683 Introduction to Learning and Knowledge Analytics 3 2014–2015
COMP 676-680 Integration Thesis 15 2010–present
COMP 657 Artificial Intelligence: Principles and Techniques 3 2012–2013
COMP 504 Object Structure and Programming 3 2008–2013
COMP 495-496 Computer and Information Systems Project I/II 6 2008–2015
COMP 494 Research Methods 3 2011–present
COMP 466 Advanced Technologies for Web-Based Systems 3 2010–2012
COMP 456 Artificial Intelligence 3 2008–2009
COMP 382 3D Programming in Java 3 2010–2013
COMP 347 Computer Networks 3 2010–2013
COMP 272 Data Structures and Algorithms (Java) 3 2008–2013
COMP 268 Introduction to Computer Programming (Java) 3 2009–2015
COMP 230 Storyboard Design and Development 3 2014–2015

 

Courses Designed and Developed – New Courses

No. Title Credits Duration
COMP 695 Research Methods in Information Systems 3 2013
COMP 684 Business Intelligence 3 2013
COMP 494 Research Methods 3 2009
COMP 382 3D Programming in Java 3 2011
COMP 272 Data Structures and Algorithm (Java) 3 2012
COMP 272 Data Structures and Algorithm (language neutral) 3 2013
COMP 268 Introduction to Computer Programming (Java) 3 2011, 2013
COMP 230 Storyboard Design and Development 3 2013
LBUI 584 Business Intelligence 1 2014

 

Courses at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand (2006 – 2008)

Courses Designed, Developed and Taught

No. Title Credits Duration
158.359 Human-Computer Interaction 3 2008
159.358 Computer Graphics and Visualization 3 2008
161.326 Statistical Machine Learning 3 2008
159.302 Artificial Intelligence 3 2006–2007
216.282 Computer Architecture and Program Design 3 2007–2008
159.254 Software Engineering A 3 2007–2008
159.202 Declarative Programming 3 2007–2008

 

Courses at Simon Fraser University, Surrey, Canada

Courses Designed, Developed and Taught

No. Title Credits Duration
IAT 883 Mixed-Initiative Interactions and Interfaces 3 2005
IAT 800 Foundations of Computing 3 2004–2005
ITEC 699 Very Large Scale Modelling (directed studies) 3 2003
ITEC 697-2 Soft Computing (directed studies) 3 2003
ITEC 694 Advanced Topics in Wireless Communications 2 2003
ITEC 697-1 Software Engineering Education (directed studies) 3 2003
ITEC 693 Foundations in Information Technology (taught) 1 2003
ITEC 696 Readings in Wireless Communication 2 2002
ITEC 695 Readings in Advanced Networking Protocols 2 2002
ITEC 610 Wireless Communication 1 2002
ITEC 609 Advanced Networking Protocols 1 2002
ITEC 603 Distributed Operating Systems 1 2001
ITEC 495 Directed Project 3 2002–2003
ITEC 491/2/3 Wireless Communication 3 2003
ITEC 494 Wireless Computing 1 2003
ITEC 404/5/6 Advanced Computing 3 2003–2005
ITEC 313 Systems Engineering 1 2001–2004
ITEC 314 Systems Development 1 2001–2004
ITEC 331/2/3 Computer Networks 3 2001–2002
ITEC 223 Introduction to Information Theory 1 2001–2002
ITEC 224 Integrated Data Services and Networks 1 2001–2002

 

Curriculum development at Open University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

Courses Designed and Developed

No. Title Credits Duration
OUSL-ID Foundations of Instructional Design 3 2006
OUSL-IST Foundations of Information Systems & Technology 3 2006
OUSL-RM Research Methods 3 2006
OUSL-TPOL Theory and Practice of Online Learning 3 2006
OUSL-TEET Teacher Educator as an Educational Technologist 3 2006
OUSL-MET Mastering Educational Technology 3 2006
OUSL-DDE Designing for Digital Education 3 2006

 

Academic Courses at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

Course Taught

No. Title Credits Duration
CMPT 100 Introduction to Computer Science 3 1997–1998

 

External Examiner

  • PhD Thesis Examination, Bharathidasan University, India, 2016 (Ms. M Anusha: Multi-Objective Optimization for Knowledge Extraction Using Evolutionary Clustering Techniques)
  • PhD Thesis Examination, Avinashilingam University for Women, India, 2015 (Ms. N. Umadevi: Detection of tibia diaphysis fractures in X-ray images using features and ensemble classifiers)
  • PhD Thesis Examination, Avinashilingam University for Women, India, 2014 (Ms. G. Geetha: Detection of epileptic seizures with electroencephalogram using enhanced signal processing)
  • PhD Thesis Examination, Anna University, India, 2014 (J. Shanthini: Analysis and design of grid scheduling model for independent grid tasks)
  • PhD Thesis Examination, Hindustan University, India 2013 (Mr. S. Madhan Kumar: eCloudIDS A security enhancement framework for cloud computing environment)
  • PhD Thesis Examination, Anna University, India, 2012 (V. Vijayakumar: An efficient approach based on trust and reputation for secured selection of grid resources)
  • PhD Thesis Examination, Sathyabama University, India 2011 (G. Meera Gandhi: Studies on Intrusion detection using data mining and prevention activities in network environments)
  • MSc Thesis Examination, Simon Fraser University, Surrey, Canada, May 2007 (Lenny Tang: A 3-D computational model for the growth of multicellular tissues and its parallel implementation on a cluster)
  • PhD Comprehensive Examination, Simon Fraser Univ., Surrey, Canada, March 2005 (David LeBlanc)
  • MSc Thesis Examination, Simon Fraser University, Surrey, Canada, August 2005 (I-Ling Lin: Particle swarm optimization for solving constraint satisfaction problems)

 

Internal Examiner at Athabasca University

  • MSc Examination, Athabasca University, Canada, 2014 (Mr. Frederique Ako-Nai: 5R Adaptive Content Creation Platform)
  • MSc Examination, Athabasca University, Canada, 2014 (Mr. Abiodun Ibikunle Ojo: Learner Analytics and Visualization Techniques)
  • MSc Examination, Athabasca University, Canada, 2014 (Ms. Anh Mac: Knowledge Management Systems Architecture: Design and Analysis)
  • MSc Examination, Athabasca University, Canada, 2012 (Jonathan Esterhazy: Nonparametric Topic Models for Annotated Data)
  • MSc Examination, Athabasca University, Canada, 2012 (Geoffrey Marshall: Automatic Twitter Topic Analysis: Analyzing Noisy Text Streams with Infinite Hidden Markov Models)
  • MSc Examination, Athabasca University, Canada, 2012 (Brent Gawryluik: The future of exascale systems management: an investigation into the challenges of administering extreme-scale HPC systems before the year 2020)
  • MSc Examination, Athabasca University, Canada, 2012 (John Karsch: Oracles for web application testing)
  • MSc Examination, Athabasca University, Canada, 2011 (Donovan Francis: Adaptivity and personalization in ubiquitous systems)

 

Research Supervision

Post-doctoral fellows [completed: 5; current: 2]

Athabasca University, Canada

Dr. Geoffrey Glass Data analytics in sports 2017-2019 Supervisor
Dr. Chaohua Gong Smart learning environments 2017-2018 Supervisor
Dr. Kannan Govindarajan High-performance computing 2015-2017 Co-Supervisor
Dr. Junfeng Yang Smart learning environments 2015-2016 Co-Supervisor
Dr. Moushir El Bishouty Competence assessment in research methods 2014-2015 Co-Supervisor
Dr. Stella Lee User experience and self-directed learning 2014-2015 Co-Supervisor
Dr. Lanqin Zheng Co-regulated learning 2014-2015 Co-Supervisor

 

PhD students [completed: 7; current: 2]

University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Mr. Richard Tortorella Adaptive context-aware systems 2015- Co-Supervisor
Ms. Geetha Paulmani Transforming Research Culture – Measurement, analysis, and revitalization of processes and outcomes of contemporary research practices 2016- Co-Supervisor

 

University of Alberta, Canada

Mr. Amin Mousavi Competence assessment 2014-2015 Project Supervisor
Mr. Paul Butakor Causal modelling 2014-2015 Project Supervisor

 

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada

Mr. Geoffrey Glass Culture of software 2013-2014 Project Supervisor

 

Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

Ms. Stella Lee Self-directed learning 2010-2014 Co-Supervisor

 

Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Ms. Hiba Mustafa Promoting novice to expert transition in diagnostic problem-solving domains 2007-2008 Co-Supervisor

 

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada

Ms. Stephanie Chu Graphical navigational aids 2005-2008 Co-Supervisor

 

Simon Fraser University, Surrey, Canada

Mr. Andy Law Combinatorial auction 2002-2005 Co-Supervisor

 

Master’s Students [completed: 30; current: 9]

Athabasca University, Canada

Mr. Bruce Davidson Visualizing Healthcare Benefits through IS-Impact Model 2017- Co-Supervisor
Mr. Walter Moreno-Pachon Data visualisation in Learning Analytics 2016- Supervisor
Mr. Daniel Venne Computer Vision in Sports Analytics 2016- Supervisor
Mr. Joel Burrows Music Analytics 2016- Supervisor
Ms. Miao-Han Chang Clustering of annotations in online reading 2016- Co-Supervisor
Mr. Bertrand Sodjahin Big data in bioinformatics 2014- Supervisor
Mr. Alex Colic Enhancing search in enterprise content management systems with social tagging and semantic analysis 2013-2014 Supervisor
Ms. Judy Vathallor Big data learning analytics in MOOC 2012-2014 Supervisor
Ms. Lorna Brown Dashboards for learning analytics 2012-2014 Supervisor
Mr. Rahim Virani Big data platform for analytics 2012-2015 Supervisor
Ms. Diane Mitchnick Healthcare analytics 2011- Supervisor
Mr. Lino Forner Assessing instructional design of online courses 2010-2013 Supervisor
Mr. Steve Kalmar Student attrition in computer science courses: issues and guidelines 2010-2013 Supervisor
Ms. Ireti Fakinlede Anthropomorphic pedagogical agents 2010- Supervisor
Mr. Steven Harris Sentiment analytics: swings in motivation 2010- Supervisor
Mr. Clayton Clemens Writing analytics 2010-2017 Supervisor
Mr. Kevin Haghighat Regulating debugging competency using coding analytics 2009-2015 Supervisor
Mr. Rohit Chugh Managing SOA and MDA 2009-2011 Supervisor
Mr. Buvana Sankar Data warehousing in Informatica 2009 Graduated Supervisor
Mr. Walter Ridgewell Determination and exploitation of security vulnerabilities in networked game devices 2008-2011 Supervisor
Mr. Munir El Kadi Automated assessment of instructional design of online courses 2008-2011 Supervisor

 

Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

Mr. David Brokenshire Discovering causal models of self-regulated learning 2007-2008 Supervisor
Mr. Liam Doherty Writing Analytics 2007-2008 Supervisor

 

Simon Fraser University, Surrey, Canada

Mr. David Brokenshire Discovering causal models of self-regulated learning 2004-2007 Supervisor
Ms. Shilpi Rao Model tracing of coding styles of programmers: A formative approach 2003-2007 Co-Supervisor
Mr. Baljeet Dhaliwal Interoperability in LMS 2004-2006 Supervisor
Mr. Jonathan Hatol Movement ontology 2003-2006 Supervisor
Mr. John Chan Social user interfaces in Simulation and Advanced Gaming Environments 2004-2006 Supervisor
Ms. Wenting Ma Pedagogical metadata for learning objects 2003-2006 Co-Supervisor
Mr. Timmy Eap Modifying topologies of Peer-to-peer network to facilitate community exchange 2005-2006 Co-Supervisor
Ms. Yufen (Tina) Jiang Performance evaluation of SIP based conferencing architecture over the IEEE 802.11 network 2004-2006 Co-Supervisor
Ms. Jurika Shakya Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Dissemination in Mixed-Initiatives 2002-2005 Supervisor
Mr. Alain Deschenes Bioinformatics – Structure prediction and visualization of biomolecules 2002-2005 Co-Supervisor
Mr. Andrew Choi Towards Browsing Distant MetaData with Semantic Signature 2002-2005 Co-Supervisor
Ms. Lai Kuen Ontological Model for Representation of Learning Objectives 2002-2005 Co-Supervisor
Mr. Rui Wang Conducting Learning Object Review using an Iterative Model 2002-2005 Co-Supervisor
Mr. Behzad Samin Effects of Self-Regulated Learning in programming 2002-2004 Supervisor
Ms. Kate Han Learning object quality rating using BBN 2002-2004 Supervisor
Ms. Jean Jiang Multimedia in wireless communication 2001-2002 Supervisor

 

Mitacs Researchers [completed: 5; current: 0]
Mr. Lachlan Gepp Traffic flow optimization 2016 Supervisor
Ms. Dai Qichun Traffic analytics with distributed BBN 2015 Supervisor
Mr. Qingfeng Du Interactive interfaces for self-regulation 2014 Supervisor
Mr. Liao Ming Traffic analytics using BBN 2014 Supervisor
Mr. Marcello Vilela Data analytics – in learning and in traffic 2013 Supervisor

 

Graduate Students/Research Assistants [completed: 2]

Athabasca University, Canada

Mr. Vahid Bahreman Measuring research productivity 2015-2017 Supervisor
Mr. Joseph Glen Irwin Automating Propensity Score Analysis 2015-2016 Supervisor

 

Undergraduate Students/Research Assistants [completed: 5; current: 9]

Athabasca University, Canada

Ms. Claudia Guillot Music analytics 2014- Supervisor
Mr. Marc-André Dionne Sensors for analytics 2015-2017 Supervisor
Mr. Daniel Jacques Security in analytics 2015-2017 Supervisor
Ms. Isabelle Guillot Bilingual writing analytics 2014- Supervisor
Ms. Rébecca Guillot Augmented reality & Math analytics 2014- Supervisor
Mr. Josué Seanosky TKS knowledge structures 2014 Supervisor
Mr. Colin Pinnell Big data standardization 2014-2017 Supervisor
Mr. Jason Bell Continuous data collection and feedback 2014-2017 Supervisor
Ms. Lola Fakinlede Web culture and culture of software 2013-2014 Supervisor
Mr. Mukund Krishnan Code metrics in learning analytics 2013-2014 Supervisor
Mr. Jérémie Seanosky Sensors and dashboards 2013- Supervisor
Mr. David Boulanger Big data learning analytics: Data traffic 2012- Supervisor
Mr. Sheldon Chomiak Coding processes of programmers 2012-2013 Supervisor
Mr. Daniel Hamacher Learning traces in cognitive tutors 2012-2013 Supervisor

 

Visiting Students/Research Assistants [completed: 3; current: 0]

University of Chile, Chile

Mr. Alfonso Castillo Problem-solving analytics 2014 Supervisor

 

Anna University, Chennai, India

Mr. Kannan Govindarajan Learning analytics for engineering students 2012-2013 Supervisor

 

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India

Mr. Samir Menon Sustainable learning ecosystem 2005 Supervisor

 

Awards Granted to Students Under my Supervision at Athabasca University

  • Mr. Bertrand Sodjahin, Profiling Alberta’s Graduate Students Award, 2017, $2,500 CAD
  • Mr. Bertrand Sodjahin, Profiling Alberta’s Graduate Students Award, 2017, $800 CAD
  • Mr. Bertrand Sodjahin, 2017–3MT Internal Competition, 2017, $500 CAD
  • Ms. Diane Mitchnick, 2017–3MT Internal Competition, 2017, $250 CAD
  • Mr. Daniel Venne, Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship, 2017, $4,230 CAD
  • Ms. Diane Mitchnick, Athabasca University Graduate Student Research, 2017, 1,284 CAD
  • Mr. Bertrand Sodjahin, Access to Research Tools Award, 2016, $500 CAD
  • Mr. Bertrand Sodjahin, Excellence in Research Scholarship, 2016, $3,000 CAD
  • Mr. Colin Pinnell: Undergraduate Student Research Award, 2016, $10,175 CAD
  • Mr. Jason Bell: Undergraduate Student Research Award, 2016, $10,175 CAD
  • Mr. Bertrand Sodjahin, Alberta Innovates Technology Futures Master’s Scholarship, $5,000 CAD per year for 2 years (Sept. 1, 2016 to Aug. 31, 2018)
  • Mr. Bertrand Sodjahin, Profiling Alberta’s Graduate Students, 2016, $1,800 CAD
  • Mr. Bertrand Sodjahin, Athabasca University Graduate Student Research, 2016, $1,265 CAD
  • Mr. Steven Harris: Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, 2015-2017, $20,000 CAD
  • Mr. Colin Pinnell: Undergraduate Student Research Award, 2015, $9000 CAD
  • Mr. Bertrand Sodjahin: Athabasca University Graduate Student Research, 2015, $1,000 CAD
  • Mr. David Boulanger: Undergraduate Student Research Award, 2014, $9,000 CAD
  • Ms. Diane Mitchnick: Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, 2014, $20,000 CAD
  • Mr. David Boulanger: Undergraduate Student Research Award, 2013, $9,000 CAD
  • Ms. Ireti Fakinlede: Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, 2013, $20,000 CAD

 

3. Production of teaching materials

  • Noteworthy teaching material that I have produced include
    1. an engagement-rich research methods course that is offered for both graduate students and undergraduate students
    2. learning objects for language tutoring
    3. language-neutral course on programming
    4. language-neutral course on data structures, and
    5. regulation-enhancing classroom activities.
  • “Study guides” that specify learning strategies, timeline, expectations, rubrics, explanation of difficult concepts and supplemental resources have been custom designed and developed.
  • Computational environments such as Java tutors, short annotatable videos, cooperative blogs, closed discussion forums, and open-microphones for oral in-class group collaboration.

 

4. Development of teaching

  • I am an executive member of IASLE – International Association of Smart Learning Environments
  • I was a member of STLHE (Society for teaching and learning in higher education, Canada) and LTSC (IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee)
  • I am developing a computational analytics model that explicitly relates course learning outcomes, study activities, course content, students’ study episodes, assessment rubrics, competences and meta-competences. The model allows students and teachers to reflect and regulate on study habits and meta-study habits to improve grades and competences.

 

5. Other merits

  • I run weekly online “huddles” titled “incite insight” for researchers and students interested in the field of advanced educational technology and learning analytics.
  • My teaching philosophy stems from an old Indian saying – “Mother, Father, Teacher and then God” – epitomising the fundamental role teachers play in societal development and the responsibilities teachers must partake.
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Research Publications

Research publications of Vive S. Kumar, PhD

October 2016

BOOKS
(Published: 1; in preparation: 3)

[B1] Kumar, V., Kinshuk, Chang, M., Graf, S. Learning Analytics for You, Springer, In Preparation.
[B2] Kumar, V., Kinshuk, Fraser, S., Geetha, P., Research Methods : with Lean, Agile and Learning Analytics, OER, In Preparation
[B3] Glass, G., Kumar, V. Culture of Software, Open Education Resource, In Preparation.
[B4] Kumar, V., & Lin F. (2013). System and technology advancements in distance learning. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2032-2

 

REFEREED BOOK CHAPTERS
(Published: 17; Accepted 1)

[BC1] Clemens, C., Kumar, V.S., Boulanger, D., Seanosky, J., Kinshuk. (2017, accepted). Learning traces, competence, and causal inference for English composition. In A. Essa, R. Koper, V. Mao (Eds.) Big Data in Education, Springer.
[BC2] Pinnell, C., Paulmani, G., Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk. (2017). Curricular and learning analytics: a big data perspective. In B. Daniel, R. Butson (Eds.), Big Data and Learning Analytics in Higher Education, (pp. 125–145), Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-06520-5_9
[BC3] Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk, Pinnell, C., Paulmani, G. (2016, accepted). Analytics in authentic learning. In T-W. Chang, R. Huang, & Kinshuk (Eds.), Authentic learning through advances in technologies, (pp N/A), Springer.
[BC4] Guillot, C., Guillot, R., & Kumar, V. (2016). MUSIX: Learning Analytics in Music Teaching. In Y. Li and M. Chang (Eds.), State-of-the-Art and future directions of smart learning, (pp. 269–273). Springer Singapore. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-287-868-7_31
[BC5] Boulanger, D., Seanosky, J., Pinnell, C., Bell, J., Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk. (2016). SCALE: A competence analytics framework. In Y. Li and M. Chang (Eds.), State-of-the-Art and future directions of smart learning, (pp. 19–30), Springer. Chapter DOI: 10.1007/978-981-287-868-7_3.
[BC6] Seanosky, J., Boulanger, D., Pinnell, C., Bell, J., Forner, L., Baddeley, M., Kinshuk, Kumar, V.S. (2016). Measurement of quality of a course: Analysis to Analytics. In B. Gros, Kinshuk, M. Maina (Eds.), the future of ubiquitous learning: learning designs for emerging pedagogies, (pp. 199–216), Berlin, Germany: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-47724-3_11
[BC7] Guillot, C., Guillot, R., Kumar, V., & Kinshuk (2015). Enhancing Music Prowess through Analytics. In M. Chang, & F. Al-Shamali (Eds.), 2015 Proceedings of Science and Technology Innovations (pp. 93–104). Faculty of Science and Technology, Athabasca University, Canada.
[BC8] Guillot, R., Boulanger, D., Seanosky, J., Kumar, V., & Kinshuk (2015). Enhancing Mathematical Problem-Solving Experiences through Learning Analytics. In M. Chang, & F. Al-Shamali (Eds.), 2015 Proceedings of Science and Technology Innovations (pp. 57–73). Faculty of Science and Technology, Athabasca University, Canada.
[BC9] Sodjahin, B., Reckseidler-Zenteno, S., Lewenza, S., Kumar, V., & Wang, J. (2015). Identification of Low Nutrient Response Genes in the Bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa with Hierarchical Clustering. In M. Chang, & F. Al-Shamali (Eds.), 2015 Proceedings of Science and Technology Innovations (pp. 1–16). Faculty of Science and Technology, Athabasca University, Canada.
[BC10] Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk, Clemens, C., & Harris, S. (2015). Causal models and big data learning analytics. In Kinshuk, & R. Huang (Eds.), Ubiquitous learning environments and technologies (pp. 31–53). Berlin, Germany: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-44659-1_3
[BC11] Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk, Somasundaram, T.S., Boulanger, D., Seanosky, J., & Vilela, M. (2015). Big data learning analytics: A new perspective. In Kinshuk, & R. Huang (Eds.), Ubiquitous learning environments and technologies (pp. 139–158). Berlin, Germany: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-44659-1_8
[BC12] Kumar, V., Kinshuk, Somasundaram, T.S., Harris, S., Boulanger, D., Seanosky, J., Paulmani, G., & Panneerselvam, K. (2015). An approach to measure coding competency evolution. In M. Chang, & Y.Li (Eds.), Smart learning environments (pp. 27–43). Berlin, Germany: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-44447-4_2
[BC13] Kumar, V. (2011). Tracing the metacognitive competencies of online learners. In S. Graf, F. Lin, Kinshuk, & R. McGreal (Eds.), Intelligent and adaptive learning systems: Technology enhanced support for learners and teachers (pp. 198–212). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi: 10.4018/978-1-60960-842-2.ch013
[BC14] Kumar, V., Chang, M., & Leacock, T.L. (2011). Mobile computing and mixed-initiative support for writing competence, In S. Graf, F. Lin, Kinshuk, & R. McGreal (Eds.), Intelligent and adaptive learning systems: Technology enhanced support for learners and teachers (pp. 327–341). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi: 10.4018/978-1-60960-842-2.ch021
[BC15] Kumar, V., Groeneboer, C., Chu, S., Jamieson-Noel, D., & Xin, C. (2007). Case studies on learners and instructors in an e-learning ecosystem. In R.C. Sharma, & S. Mishra (Eds.), Cases on global e-learning practices: Successes and pitfalls (pp. 320–332). Hershey, PA: Information Science Publishing. doi: 10.4018/978-1-59904-340-1.ch024
[BC16] Kumar, V., Nesbit, J., Winne, P., Hadwin, A., Jamieson-Noel, D., & Han, K. (2007). Quality rating and recommendation of learning objects. In S. Pierre (Ed.), E-learning networked environments and architectures (pp. 337–373). London: Springer London. doi: 10.1007/978-1-84628-758-9_12
[BC17] Kumar, V., Chu, S., & Groeneboer, R.C. (2005). Personalizing instructional design processes to empower learners, case study. In D. Stockley, & J. Mighty (Eds.), Teaching more students (pp. 74–78). Kingston, Canada: Queen’s University Press.
[BC18] Greer, J.E., McCalla, G.I., Cooke, J.E., Collins, J.A., Kumar, V.S., Bishop, A.S., & Vassileva, J.I. (2000). Integrating cognitive tools for peer help: The intelligent intranet peer help-desk project. In S. Lajoie (Ed.), Computers as cognitive tools: The next generation, Vol. II, No more walls (2nd ed., pp. 69–96). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

 

REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
(Published: 10; Accepted 2)

[J1] Mitchnick, D., Clemens, C., Kagereki, J., Kumar, V.S., Fraser, S. (2017, accepted). Measuring the Written Language Disorder among Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of Writing Analytics, 1 (1), pp. N/A.
[J2] Kumar, V.S., Fraser, S.N., Boulanger, D. (2017). Discovering the predictive power of five baseline writing competences, Journal of Writing Analytics, pp. N/A.
[J3] Lee, S., Barker, T., & Kumar, V.S. (2016). Effectiveness of a learner-directed model for e-learning. Journal of educational technology & society, 19(3), 221-233. [5-Year Impact factor: 1.34; H Index: 40]
[J4] Ebner M., Kinshuk, Wohlhart D., Taraghi B., & Kumar V. (Special Issue Editors, 2015). Learning analytics. The journal of universal computer science, 21(1), 1-6. [Impact factor: 0.401 in 2013; H Index: 33]
[J5] Kumar, V., Boulanger, D., Seanosky, J., Kinshuk, Panneerselvam, K., & Somasundaram, T.S. (2014). Competence analytics. Journal of computers in education, 1(4), 251-270. doi: 10.1007/s40692-014-0018-6
[J6] Kumar, V., Graf, S., & Kinshuk. (2011). Causal competencies and learning styles: A framework for adaptive instruction. Journal of e-learning and knowledge society, 7, (3), 13–32. [H Index: 5]
[J7] Kumar, V., Chang, M., & Leacock, T. (2011). Ubiquitous writing: Writing technologies for situated mediation and proactive assessment. Ubiquitous learning: An international journal, 3, (3), 173–188.
[J8] Kumar, V.S., Gress, C.L.Z., Hadwin, A.F., & Winne, P.H. (2010). Assessing Process in CSCL: An Ontological Approach. Computers in Human Behavior, 26(5), 825–834. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2007.07.004 [Impact factor: 2.273 in 2012; H Index: 68]
[J9] Winne, P.H., Nesbit, J.C., Kumar, V., Hadwin, A.F., Lajoie, S.P., Azevedo, R., & Perry, N.E. (2006). Supporting self-regulated learning with gStudy software: The learning kit project. Technology, instruction, cognition and learning, 3(1-2), 105–113.
[J10] Kumar, V., Greer, J.E., & McCalla G.I. (2005). Assisting online helpers. International journal of learning technology, 1(3), 293–321. doi: 10.1504/IJLT.2005.006519
[J11] Greer, J., McCalla, G., Collins, J., Kumar, V., Meagher, P., & Vassileva, J. (1998). Supporting peer help and collaboration in distributed workplace environments. International journal of artificial intelligence in education, 9, 159–177. [H Index: 10]
[J12] Kumar, V.S., Anjaneyulu, K.S.R., & Gupte, U.A. (1997). Vidya: A situated call environment. Computer assisted language learning, 10(2), 149–172. doi: 10.1080/0958822970100204. [Impact Factor: 0.880 in 2013]

 

BOOK REVIEW
(Published: 1)

[BR1] Kumar, V. (2011). Process guide for students for interdisciplinary work in computer science/informatics, 2nd edition. Journal of educational technology & society, 14(2), 287-288. [5-Year Impact factor: 1.34; H Index: 40]

 

REFEREED CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS
(Published: 98; Accepted: 2)

[C1] Guillot, I., Paulmani, G., Kumar, V., & Fraser, S.N. (2017, Accepted). Case studies of Industry-Academia Research Collaborations for Software Development with Agile, 23rd International Conference on Collaboration and Technology (CRIWG 2017), Saskatoon, Canada, Aug. 8-11.
[C2] Chang, M-H., Kuo, R., Essalmi, F., Chang, M., Kumar, V., & Kung, H-Y. (2017, Accepted). Usability Evaluation Plan for Online Annotation and Student Clustering System – A Tunisian University Case., HCI International 2017, Vancouver, Canada, July 9–14.
[C3] Sodjahin, B., Kumar, V.S., Lewenza, S., Reckseidler-Zenteno, S. (2017). Bayesian Networks to Model Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Survival Mechanism and Identify Low Nutrient Response Genes in Water, In Canadian conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 341-347, Edmonton, Canada, May 16-19, Springer
[C4] Sodjahin, B., Kumar, V.S., Lewenza, S., Reckseidler-Zenteno, S. (2017). Probabilistic Graphs to Model Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Survival Mechanism and Infer Low Nutrient Water Response Genes, IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, pp. 2552-2558, Donostia – San Sebastián, Spain, June 5-8
[C5] Govindarajan, K., & Kumar, V.S. (2017), An Intelligent Load Balancer for Software Defined Networking (SDN) based Cloud Infrastructure, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Electrical, Computer and Communication Technologies (IEEE ICECCT 2017), pp. 1259-1264, Coimbatore, India, Feb 22-24
[C6] Somasundaram T.S., Govindarajan, K., Kumar, V.S. (2016), Swarm Intelligence (SI) based Profiling and Scheduling of Big Data Applications, IEEE Conference on Big Data, Session on Intelligent Data Mining, pp. 1875-1880, Washington, DC, USA, Dec 5-8.
[C7] Boulanger, D., Seanosky, J., Guillot, R., & Kumar, V. S. (2017). Breadth and Depth of Learning Analytics. In E. Popescu, Kinshuk, M. K. Khribi, R. Huang, M. Jemni, N-S. Chen, & D.G. Sampson (Eds.), Innovations in Smart Learning (pp. 219-223). Springer Singapore. Workshop at the 3rd International Conference on Smart Learning Environments, Tunis, Tunisia, September 28-30. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-2419-1_30
[C8] Govindarajan, K., Boulanger, D., Seanosky, J., Bell, J., Pinnell, C., & Kumar, V. S. (2016). Assessing Learners’ Progress in a Smart Learning Environment using Bio-Inspired Clustering Mechanism. In E. Popescu, Kinshuk, M. K. Khribi, R. Huang, M. Jemni, N-S. Chen, & D.G. Sampson (Eds.), Innovations in Smart Learning (pp. 49-58). Springer Singapore. 3rd International Conference on Smart Learning Environments, pp. n/a, Tunis, Tunisia, September 28-30. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-2419-1_9
[C9] Govindarajan, K., Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk. (2016). Dynamic Learning Path Prediction – A Learning Analytics Solution, 8th International Conference on Technology for Education T4E 2016, pp. 188-193, Bombay, India, December 2-5, 2016.
[C10] Boulanger, D., Seanosky, J., Clemens, C., Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk. (2016). A smart competence analytics solution for English writing, International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, pp. 468-472, Austin, TX, USA, July 25-28.
[C11] Lewkow, N., Field, J., Zimmerman, N., Riedesel, M., Essa, A., Boulanger, D., Seanosky, J., Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk, Kode, S. (2016). A scalable learning analytics platform for automated writing feedback, Educational Data Mining, pp. 109-112, Raleigh, NC, USA, June 29 – July 2. [ACM]
[C12 Lewkow, N., Field, J., Zimmerman, N., Riedesel, M., Essa, A., Boulanger, D., Seanosky, J., Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk, Kode, S. (2016). A scalable learning analytics platform for automated writing feedback, ACM conference on Learning @ Scale, pp. 109-112, Edinburgh, UK, April 25–26. [ACM]
[C13] Seanosky, J., Jacques, D., Kumar, V., & Kinshuk (2016). Security and Privacy in Bigdata Learning Analytics. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Big Data and Cloud Computing Challenges (ISBCC–16’), Chennai, India, March 10–11 (pp. 43-55). Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-30348-2_4
[C14] Mitchnick, D., Kumar, V., Kinshuk, & Fraser, S. (2016). Using Healthcare Analytics to Determine an Effective Diagnostic Model for ADHD in Students. 2016 IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI), (pp. 1-4). Las Vegas February 24-27 doi: 10.1109/BHI.2016.7467133
[C15] Govindarajan, K., Kumar, V. S., Boulanger, D., Seanosky, J., Bell, J., Pinnell, C., & Somasundaram, T. S. (2016). Software-Defined Networking (SDN)-Based Network Services for Smart Learning Environments: The Role of SDN in Smart Competence LEarning Analytics platform (SCALE). In State-of-the-Art and Future Directions of Smart Learning (pp. 69-76). Springer Singapore. [Springer] Paper presented at the 2015 International Conference on Smart Learning Environments, Sinaia, Romania, 23–25 December (pp. N/A).
[C16] Govindarajan, K., Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk (2015). Parallel Particle Swarm Optimization (PPSO) Clustering for Learning Analytics, IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE Big Data 2015), pp. 1461-1465, Santa Clara, CA, USA, doi: 10.1109/BigData.2015.7363907. [IEEE]
[C17] Govindarajan, K., Kumar, V.S., Boulanger, D., Kinshuk (2015). Learning Analytics Solution to Reduce Learners’ Course Failure Rate, International Conference on Technology for Education (T4E 2015), (pp. 83-90), Warangal, India, doi: 10.1109/T4E.2015.14. [IEEE]
[C18] Prajapati, U., Sharma, A., Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk (2015). Analytics using trackers in the field of education, International Conference on Technology for Education (T4E 2015), pp. 31-34, Warangal, India, doi: 10.1109/T4E.2015.7. [IEEE]
[C19] Boulanger, D., Seanosky, J., Pinnell, C., Bell, J., Kumar V.S., Kinshuk (2015). SCALE: a Learning Domain-Generic Evidence-based Competence Analytics Framework, International Conference on Smart Learning Environments, Sinaia, Romania (pp. 19-30). [Acceptance rate: 23%] [IEEE]
[C20] Govindarajan, K., Boulanger, D., Seanosky, J., Bell, J., Pinnell, C., Kumar, V. S., & Somasundaram, T. S. (2015, July). Performance Analysis of Parallel Particle Swarm Optimization Based Clustering of Students. In Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), 2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Hualien, Taiwan (pp. 446–450), doi: 10.1109/ICALT.2015.136. [IEEE]
[C21] Govindarajan, K., Somasundaram, T.S., Boulanger, D., Kumar, V.S., & Kinshuk. A framework for Scheduling and Managing Big Data Applications in a Distributed Infrastructure. Seventh International Conference on Advanced Computing (ICoAC 2015), Chennai, India, 15–17 December (pp. 1–6). doi: 10.1109/ICoAC.2015.7562784 [IEEE]
[C22] Zheng, L., El-Bishouty, M.M., Pinnell, C., Bell, J., Kumar, V., & Kinshuk (2015). A framework to automatically analyze regulation. In G. Chen, V. Kumar, Kinshuk, R. Huang, & S.C. Kong (Eds.), Emerging issues in smart learning. In proceedings of the International Conference on Smart Learning Environment 2014, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, 24–25 July (pp. 23–30). Berlin, Germany: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-44188-6_3 [Acceptance rate: 44%] [Springer]
[C23] Boulanger, D., Seanosky, J., Kumar, V., Kinshuk, Panneerselvam, K., & Somasundaram, T.S. (2015). Smart learning analytics. In G. Chen, V. Kumar, Kinshuk, R. Huang, & S.C. Kong (Eds.), Emerging issues in smart learning. In proceedings of the International Conference on Smart Learning Environment 2014, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, 24–25 July (pp. 289–296). Berlin, Germany: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-44188-6_39 [Acceptance rate: 44%] [Springer]
[C24] Seanosky, J., Boulanger, D., Kumar, V., & Kinshuk (2015). Unfolding learning analytics for big data. In Chen, V. Kumar, Kinshuk, R. Huang, & S.C. Kong (Eds.), Emerging issues in smart learning. In proceedings of the International Conference on Smart Learning Environment 2014, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, 24–25 July (pp. 377–384). Berlin, Germany: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-44188-6_52 [Acceptance rate: 44%] [Springer]
[C25] Boulanger, D., Seanosky, J., Baddeley, M., & Kumar, V. (2014, December). Learning Analytics in the Energy Industry: Measuring Competences in Emergency Procedures. In Technology for Education (T4E), 2014 IEEE Sixth International Conference on, Kerala, India, 18–21 December (pp. 148–155). doi: 10.1109/T4E.2014.44 [IEEE]
[C26] Harris, S.C., Zheng, L., Kumar, V., & Kinshuk. (2014). Multi-dimensional sentiment classification in online learning environment. In proceedings of the 2014 IEEE Sixth International Conference on Technology for Education, Clappana, Kerala, India, 18–21 December (pp. 172–175). doi: 10.1109/T4E.2014.50 [IEEE]
[C27] Zheng, L., Kumar, V., & Kinshuk. (2014). The role of co-regulation in synchronous online learning environment. In proceedings of the 2014 IEEE Sixth International Conference on Technology for Education, Clappana, Kerala, India, 18–21 December (pp. 241–244). doi: 10.1109/T4E.2014.49 [IEEE]
[C28] Forner, L., Kumar, V.S., & Kinshuk. (2013). Assessing design of online courses using Bayesian belief networks. In proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Fifth International Conference on Technology for Education, Kharagpur, India, 18–20 December (pp. 36–42). doi: 10.1109/T4E.2013.17 [Acceptance rate: 13.5%] [IEEE]
[C29] Govindarajan, K., Somasundaram, T.S., Kumar, V., & Kinshuk. (2013). Continuous clustering in big data learning analytics. In proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Fifth International Conference on Technology for Education, Kharagpur, India, 18-20 December (pp. 61–64). doi: 10.1109/T4E.2013.23 [Acceptance rate: 13.5%] [IEEE]
[C30] Fakinlede, I., Kumar, V., Wen, D., & Kinshuk. (2013). Conversational forensics: Building conversational pedagogical agents with attitude. In proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Fifth International Conference on Technology for Education, Kharagpur, India, 18–20 December (pp. 65-68). doi: 10.1109/T4E.2013.52 [Acceptance rate: 13.5%] [IEEE]
[C31] Ridgewell, W., Kumar V., & Kinshuk. (2013). Immersive and authentic learning environments to mitigate security vulnerabilities in networked game devices. In proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Signal-Image Technology & Internet-Based Systems, Kyoto, Japan, 2–5 December (pp. 1042–1048). doi: 10.1109/SITIS.2013.168 [Acceptance rate: 47.3%] [IEEE]
[C32] Govindarajan, K., Somasundaram, T.S., Kumar, V.S., & Kinshuk. (2013). Particle swarm optimization (PSO)-based clustering for improving the quality of learning using cloud computing. In proceedings of the 2013 IEEE 13th International Conference on Advanced learning technologies, Beijing, China, 15–18 July (pp. 495–497). doi: 10.1109/ICALT.2013.160 [Acceptance rate: 17.3%] [IEEE]
[C33] Clemens, C., Kumar, V., & Mitchnick, D., (2013). Writing-based learning analytics for education, workshop on learning analytics. In proceedings of the 2013 IEEE 13th International Conference on Advanced learning technologies, Beijing, China, 15–18 July (pp. 504-505). doi: 10.1109/ICALT.2013.164 [Acceptance rate: 17.3%] [IEEE]
[C34] Wang, M., Kumar, V., Chuang, H-H., & Spector, J.M. (2013). E-portfolios in both formal and informal learning contexts. In proceedings of the 2013 IEEE 13th International Conference on Advanced learning technologies, Beijing, China, 15–18 July (pp. 515). doi: 10.1109/ICALT.2013.171 [Acceptance rate: 17.3%] [IEEE]
[C35] Fakinlede, I., Kumar, V., & Wen, D. (2013). Knowledge representation for context and sentiment analysis. In proceedings of the 2013 IEEE 13th International Conference on Advanced learning technologies, Beijing, China, 15–18 July (pp. 493-494). doi: 10.1109/ICALT.2013.158 [Acceptance rate: 17.3%] [IEEE]
[C36] Fakinlede, I., Kumar, V., Wen, D., & Graf, S. (2013). Auto generating APA persona. In proceedings of the 2013 IEEE 13th International Conference on Advanced learning technologies, Beijing, China, 15–18 July (pp.473-474). doi: 10.1109/ICALT.2013.181 [Acceptance rate: 17.3%] [IEEE]
[C37] Haghighat, K., Clemens, C., Kumar V., & Kinshuk. (2012). Tracing student learning process in mixed-initiative learning environments. In proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Technology Enhanced Education, Kerala, India, 3–5 January (pp. 1-3). doi: 10.1109/ICTEE.2012.6208663 [Acceptance rate: 12%] [IEEE]
[C38] Lee, S., Barker, T., & Kumar, V. (2011). Learning preferences and self-regulation – Design of a learner-directed e-learning model. In T. Kim, H. Adeli, H.K. Kim, H.J. Kang, K.J. Kim, A. Kiumi, & B.H. Kang (Eds.), Software engineering, business continuity, and education. In proceedings of the International Conferences, ASEA, DRBC and EL 2011, Held as Part of the Future Generation Information Technology Conference, FGIT 2011, in Conjunction with GDC 2011, Jeju Island, Korea, December 8-10 (pp. 579–589). Berlin, Germany: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-27207-3_63 [Springer]
[C39] Lee, S., Barker, T., & Kumar, V. (2011). Models of eLearning: The development of a learner-directed adaptive eLearning system. In S. Greener & A. Rospigliosi (Eds.), In proceedings of the 10th European conference on e-learning, Brighton, UK, November 10–11 (pp. 390–398). [Acceptance rate: 45.2%]
[C40] Ridgewell, W., Kumar, V., Lin, O., & Kinshuk. (2011). OpenSim virtual worlds as platforms for enhanced learning concepts. In proceedings of the 2011 11th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Athens, Georgia, USA, 6–8 July (pp. 623–624). doi: 10.1109/ICALT.2011.192 [Acceptance rate: 24.6%] [IEEE]
[C41] Clemens, C., Chang, M., Wen, D., Kumar, V., Lin, O., & Kinshuk. (2011). Traces of writing competency – Surfing the classroom, social, and virtual worlds. In proceedings of the 2011 11th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Athens, Georgia, USA, 6–8 July (pp. 625–626). doi: 10.1109/ICALT.2011.193 [Acceptance rate: 24.6%] [IEEE]
[C42] Kinshuk, Chang, M., Dron, J., Graf, S., Kumar, V., Lin, O., Tan, Q., Wen, D., & Yang, G. (2011). Transition from e-learning to u-learning: Innovations and personalization issues. In proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Technology for Education, Chennai, India, 14–16 July (pp. 26–31). doi: 10.1109/T4E.2011.13 [Acceptance rate: 12.4%] [IEEE]
[C43] Kumar, V., Chang, M., & Leacock, T. (2010), Ubiquitous writing: In search of traces of writing skills and opportunities for proactive feedback. Paper presented at the International Conference on Ubiquitous Learning, Vancouver, Canada, 10–11 December (pp. N/A).
[C44] El Kadi, M., & Kumar, V. (2010). Evaluation of instructional design using Bayesian belief networks. In proceedings of the ICEM-CIME 2009 Conference – Literacy and You in a Digital Age, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 6–8 October (pp. 132–145).
[C45] El Kadi, M., & Kumar, V. (2010). MI-IDEM: A model to evaluate instructional design using Bayesian belief networks. In proceedings of the 2010 9th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, Cappadocia, Turkey, 29 April–1 May (pp. 1–8). doi: 10.1109/ITHET.2010.5480071
[C46] Kumar, V., Lee, S., El-Kadi, M., Manimalar, P.-D., Somasundaram, T.S., & Sidhan, M. (2009). Open instructional design. In proceedings of the International Workshop on Technology for Education, Bangalore, India, 4– 6 August (pp. 42–48). doi: 10.1109/T4E.2009.5314104 [Acceptance rate: 38.5%] [IEEE]
[C47] Brokenshire, D., & Kumar, V. (2009). Discovering causal models of self-regulated learning. In V. Dimitrova et al. (Eds.). In proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, Brighton, UK, 6–10 July (pp. 257–264). doi: 10.3233/978-1-60750-028-5-257 [Acceptance rate: 28.8%]
[C48] Doherty, L., & Kumar, V. (2009). Teaching programming through games. In proceedings of the International Workshop on Technology for Education, Bangalore, India, 4– 6 August (pp. 111–113). doi: 10.1109/T4E.2009.5314120 [Acceptance rate: 38.5%] [IEEE]
[C49] Somasundaram, T.S., Manimalar, P.D., Kannan, G., Kumar, V., Sidhan, M. (2009). Grid learning management system with role-based access control. In proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Computing (ICAC 2009), Chennai, India, (pp. 167-171).
[C50] Kumar, V. (2008). Critical-mass in e-education. In proceedings of the Eighth IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Cantabria, Spain, 1–5 July (pp. 1009–1010). doi: 10.1109/ICALT.2008.297 [Acceptance rate: 29.6%] [IEEE]
[C51] Rao, S., & Kumar, V. (2008). A theory-centric real-time assessment of programming. In proceedings of the Eighth IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Cantabria, Spain, 1–5 July (pp. 139–143). doi: 10.1109/ICALT.2008.288 [Acceptance rate: 29.6%] [IEEE]
[C52] Brokenshire, D., & Kumar, V. (2008). Causal models for learning technology. In proceedings of the Eighth IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Cantabria, Spain, 1–5 July (pp. 262–264). doi: 10.1109/ICALT.2008.132 [Acceptance rate: 29.6%] [IEEE]
[C53] Jiang, Y., Polydorou, P., & Kumar, V. (2007). Performance evaluation of SIP voice conferencing over IEEE 802.11: User agent in a single subnet. In proceedings of the IET-UK International Conference on Information and Communication Technology in Electrical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, 20–22 December (pp. 951–958).
[C54] Doherty, L., Kumar, V., & Winne, P. (2007). Assisted ontology instantiation: A learningKit perspective. In proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Niigata, Japan, 18–20 July (pp. 265–267). doi: 10.1109/ICALT.2007.75 [Acceptance rate: 23.5%] [IEEE]
[C55] Rao, S., Doherty, L., & Kumar, V. (2007). Towards mixed-initiative interactions in novice programming. In proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Niigata, Japan, 18–20 July (pp. 822–824). doi: 10.1109/ICALT.2007.267 [Acceptance rate: 23.5%] [IEEE]
[C56] Kumar, V. (2007). Inspectable collaborations in online distributed classrooms. In proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Niigata, Japan, 18–20 July (pp. 909–910). doi: 10.1109/ICALT.2007.162 [Acceptance rate: 23.5%] [IEEE]
[C57] Kumar, V. (2007). Innovations in e-pedagogy. In proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Niigata, Japan, 18–20 July (pp. 945–946). doi: 10.1109/ICALT.2007.160 [Acceptance rate: 23.5%] [IEEE]
[C58] Ma, W., & Kumar, V. (2007). Toward an ontology for pedagogical metadata, In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), In proceedings of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Vancouver, Canada, 25 June (pp. 4116–4122). Chesapeake, VA: AACE
[C59] Rao, S., Kumar, V., Hatala, M., & Gasevic, D. (2007). Mixed-initiative interfaces to recognize, regulate, and reflect programming styles. In proceedings of the 20th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence Workshop, Hyderabad, India, 6–12 January (pp. 71–78). [Acceptance rate: 34.4%]
[C60] Kumar V. (2007). Capturing and disseminating shareable learning experiences. In proceedings of the 20th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence Workshop, Hyderabad, India, 6–12 January (pp. 107–114). [Acceptance rate: 34.4%]
[C61] Leacock, T.L., Winne, P.H., Kumar, V., & Shakya, J. (2006). Using technology to support self-regulation in university writing. In proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Kerkrade, Netherlands, 5–7 July (pp. 1073-1075). doi: 10.1109/ICALT.2006.1652632 [Acceptance rate: 27.6%] [IEEE]
[C62] Kumar, V., Groeneboer, C., Chu, S., Jamieson-Noel, D., Xin, C., & Rao, S. (2005). Sustainable online learning technologies for students. Paper presented at The 7th International Conference on Cognitive Systems, New Delhi, India, 14–15 December (pp. n/a). Available from: http://www.niitcrcs.com/iccs/. [Acceptance rate: 33.3%]
[C63] Rao, S., Vora, R., Dhar, S., Salvi, S., & Kumar, V. (2005). Development of a transport layer using SMS. Paper presented at The 7th International Conference on Cognitive Systems, New Delhi, India, 14–15 December (pp. n/a). Available from: http://www.niitcrcs.com/iccs/. [Acceptance rate: 33.3%]
[C64] Brokenshire, D., Kumar, V., & Shakya, J. (2005). Providing information for mixed initiative interaction via interoperable user modeling. In D.W. Aha, & G. Tecuci (Eds.), Mixed-initiative problem-solving assistants. In proceedings of the American Association of Artificial Intelligence Fall Symposia, Arlington, Virginia, 4–6 November (pp. 16-21). Menlo Park, California: The AAAI Press.
[C65] Doherty, L., Whitney, M., Shakya, J., Jordanov, M., Lougheed, P., Brokenshire, D., Rao, S., Menon, S., & Kumar, V. (2005). Mixed-initiative in computer games: Algorithmic content creation in open-ended worlds. In D.W. Aha, & G. Tecuci (Eds.), Mixed Initiative Problem-Solving Assistants. In proceedings of the American Association of Artificial Intelligence Fall Symposia, Arlington, Virginia, 4–6 November (pp. 46-50). Menlo Park, California: The AAAI Press.
[C66] Doherty, L., Lougheed, P., Brokenshire, D., Jordanov, M., Rao, S., Shakya, J., & Kumar, V. (2005). Recognizing opportunities for mixed-initiative interactions in novice programming. In D.W. Aha, & G. Tecuci (Eds.), Mixed Initiative Problem-Solving Assistants. In proceedings of the American Association of Artificial Intelligence Fall Symposia, Arlington, Virginia, 4–6 November (pp. 51-56). Menlo Park, California: The AAAI Press.
[C67] Lougheed, P., Brokenshire, D., Bogyo, B., Jordanov, M., & Kumar, V. (2005). Applications of mixed-initiative interfaces and intelligence to electronic portfolios. In D.W. Aha, & G. Tecuci (Eds.), Mixed Initiative Problem-Solving Assistant. In proceedings of the American Association of Artificial Intelligence Fall Symposia, Arlington, Virginia, 4–6 November (pp. 86-88). Menlo Park, California: The AAAI Press.
[C68] Rao, S., Menon, S., Shakya, J., Jordanov, M., Doherty, L., & Kumar, V. (2005). The importance of contexts in mixed-initiative interactions for online help. In D.W. Aha, & G. Tecuci (Eds.), Mixed Initiative Problem-Solving Assistants: In proceedings of the American Association of Artificial Intelligence Fall Symposia, Arlington, Virginia, 4–6 November (pp. 100-105). Menlo Park, California: The AAAI Press.
[C69] Shakya, J., Menon, S., Doherty, L., Jordanov, M., & Kumar, V. (2005). Recognizing opportunities for mixed-initiative interactions based on the principles of self-regulated learning. In D.W. Aha, & G. Tecuci (Eds.), Mixed Initiative Problem-Solving Assistants. In proceedings of the American Association of Artificial Intelligence Fall Symposia, Arlington, Virginia, 4–6 November (pp. 117-122). Menlo Park, California: The AAAI Press.
[C70] Lougheed, P., Bogyo, B., Brokenshire, D., & Kumar V. (2005). Formalizing electronic portfolios in the SPARC ePortfolio tool. In D. Dicheva, & L. Aroyo (Eds.). In proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Applications of Semantic Web Technologies for E-Learning at the 3rd International Conference on Knowledge Capture, Banff, Canada, 2–5 October (pp. 9-18).
[C71] Menon, S., Shakya, J., & Kumar, V. (2005). Rule-based mixed-initiative scaffolding. In D. Dicheva, & L. Aroyo (Eds.), In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Applications of Semantic Web Technologies for E-Learning at the 3rd International Conference on Knowledge Capture, Banff, Canada, 2–5 October (pp. 19-26).
[C72] Shakya, J., & Kumar, V. (2005). Capturing and disseminating the principles of self-regulated learning in an ontological framework. In D. Dicheva, & L. Aroyo (Eds.). In proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Applications of Semantic Web Technologies for E-Learning at the 3rd International Conference on Knowledge Capture, Banff, Canada, 2–5 October (pp. 27-35).
[C73] Kumar, V., Winne, P., Hadwin, A., Nesbit, J., Jamieson-Noel, D., Calvert, T., & Samin, B. (2005). Effects of self-regulated learning in programming. In D. J.-T. Yang, & Kinshuk (Eds.). In proceedings of the Fifth IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 5–8 July (pp. 383–387). IEEE Computer Society Press. doi: 10.1109/ICALT.2005.131 [Acceptance rate: 23%] [IEEE]
[C74] Kumar, V., Nesbit, J., & Han, K. (2005). Rating learning object quality with distributed Bayesian belief networks. In D. J.-T. Yang, & Kinshuk (Eds.). In proceedings of the Fifth IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 5–8 July (pp. 685–687). doi: 10.1109/ICALT.2005.230 [Acceptance rate: 23%] [IEEE]
[C75] Kumar, V., Groeneboer, C., & Chu, S. (2005). Sustainable learning ecosystem, tutorial. In D. J.-T. Yang, & Kinshuk (Eds), IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies. Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 5–8 July. IEEE Computer Society Press. [IEEE]
[C76] Hadwin, A. F., Nesbit, J. C., Jamieson-Noel, D., Winne, P. H., & Kumar, V. (2005). Tracing self-regulated learning in an e-learning environment. Understanding complex and dynamic learning processes as situated in context: The case of self-regulated learning. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Division C – Learning and Instructions, Montreal, Canada, April (pp. n/a).
[C77] Bogyo, B., Lougheed, P., Kumar, V., & Fee, J. (2004). ePortfolio systems serving multiple clientele. In proceedings of the 2nd International conference on ePortfolio, La Rochelle, France, 28–29 October (pp. 17–24).
[C78] Brokenshire, D., Bogyo, B., & Kumar, V. (2004). Towards an upper-level ontology for information exchange in ePortfolios. In proceedings of the 2nd International conference on ePortfolio, La Rochelle, France, 28–29 October (pp. 25–30).
[C79] Lougheed, P., Johnson, R., Jordanov, M., Bogyo, B., Kumar, V., & Fee, J. (2004). Securing electronic portfolios. In proceedings of the 2nd International conference on ePortfolio, La Rochelle, France, 28–29 October (pp. 264–272).
[C80] Fee, E. J., Kumar, V., Lougheed, P., Bogyo, B., Jordanov, M., & Johnson, R. (2004). SPARC ePortfolios: Issues for research. In proceedings of the 2nd International conference on ePortfolio, La Rochelle, France, 28–29 October (pp. 310–317).
[C81] Choi, A., Kumar, V., Liou, W., & Groeneboer, C. (2004). An Integrated Cost Model for Blended Learning Environments. In L. Cantoni, & C. McLoughlin (Eds.). In proceedings of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Lugano, Switzerland, 21–26 June (pp. 1012–1019). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
[C82] Kumar, V. (2004). An instrument for providing formative feedback to novice programmers. In Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association, Division I – Education in the professions. Paper session – Relationship between teaching and learning (13.032). San Diego, CA, USA, 12–16 April (p. 72). San Diego, CA: AERA.
[C83] Kumar, V., Shakya, J., Groeneboer, R.C., & Chu, S. (2004). Toward an ontology of teaching strategies. In F. Akhras, & B. du Bolay (Eds.), Workshop on modelling human teaching tactics and strategies. In proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Workshop on Teaching Tactics and Strategies, 30 August–3 September 2004, Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil, (pp. 71–80). [Acceptance rate: 39%]
[C84] Kaufman D., Bizzochi J., Calvert T., Kumar V., Fenrich P. (2004). Comment les jeux éducatifs, les simulations et les jeux de simulation favorisent-ils l’apprentissage? (colloque/atelier). Les simulations dans le domaine de la santé, 72 Congres de l’Acfas, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, (pp. n/a).
[C85] Tang, L., Wiese, K., & Kumar, V. (2004). Genetic algorithm based OSPF network routing using LEDA. In A.Y. Tawfik, & S.D. Goodwin (Eds.), Advances in Artificial Intelligence. In proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Canadian Society for Computational Studies of Intelligence, Canadian AI, London, Canada, 17–19 May (pp. 571–572). doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-24840-8_62
[C86] Han, K., Kumar, V., & Nesbit, J. (2003). Rating learning object quality with Bayesian belief networks. In A. Rossett (Ed.), In Proceedings of the World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (pp. 1598–1601). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
[C87] Kumar V. (2002). Embedding human reasoning in soft computing. Second International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems, Santiago, Chile, 1–4 December (pp. 625–633). [Acceptance rate: 63.6%]
[C88] Kumar, V.S., McCalla, G.I., & Greer, J.E. (2001). Personalized contexts in help systems. In E. Stroulia, & S. Matwin (Eds.), Advances in artificial intelligence. In proceedings of the 14th Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Ottawa, Canada, 7–9 June (pp. 162–171). Berlin, Germany: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/3-540-45153-6_16 [Springer]
[C89] Kumar, V.S., Greer, J.E., & McCalla, G.I. (2000). Pedagogy in peer-supported helpdesks. In proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Based Computer Systems, August 2000, Mumbai, India (pp. 205–216).
[C90] Kumar, V., McCalla, G.I., & Greer, J.E. (1999). Helping the peer helper. In proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, Le Mans, France, 19–23 July (pp. 325–332).
[C91] Kumar, V. (1999). User models for helping the helper in peer help networks. In J. Kay (Ed.), In proceedings of the International Conference on User modeling (pp. 335–336). Vienna, Austria: Springer Vienna. doi: 10.1007/978-3-7091-2490-1_41 [Springer]
[C92] Greer, J.E., McCalla, G.I., Cooke, J., Collins, J.A., Kumar, V., Bishop, A., & Vassileva, J. (1998). The intelligent helpdesk: Supporting peer-help in a university course. In B.P. Goettl, H.M. Halff, C.L. Redfield, & V.J. Shute (Eds.), In proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent tutoring systems, San Antonio, TX, USA, 16-19 August (pp. 494–503). Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/3-540-68716-5 [Springer]
[C93] Vassileva, J., Deters, R., Greer, J.E., McCalla, G.I., Kumar, V., & Mudgal, C. (1998). A multi-agent architecture for peer-help in a university Course. Workshop on Pedagogical Agents, In proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, San Antonio, TX, USA, August, (pp. 64–68).
[C94] Collins, J.A., Greer, J.E., Kumar, V.S., McCalla, G.I., Meagher, P., & Tkatch, R. (1997). Inspectable user models for just-in-time workplace training. In A. Jameson, C. Paris, & C. Tasso (Eds.), User modeling. Paper presented at The Sixth International Conference on User Modeling, Chia Laguna, Sardinia, Italy (pp. 327–337). Vienna, Austria: Springer Vienna. doi: 10.1007/978-3-7091-2670-7_33 [Best paper award]
[C95] Greer, J.E., McCalla, G.I., Kumar, V., Collins, J.A., & Meagher, P. (1997). Facilitating Collaborative Learning in Distributed Organizations. In proceedings of the Second International Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning, Toronto, ON, Canada, December (pp. 76–85).
[C96] McCalla, G.I., Greer, J.E., Kumar, V.S., Meagher, P., Collins, J.A., Tkatch, R., & Parkinson, B. (1997). A peer help system for workplace training. In proceedings of the 8th World Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, Kobe, Japan, August (pp. 183–190).
[C97] Kumar, V.S. (1996). Computer-supported collaborative learning: Issues for research. In proceedings of the 8th Annual Graduate Symposium on Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, (pp. n/a).
[C98] Kumar, V., Anjaneyulu K.S.R., (1995) An evaluation strategy for computer-aided language learning courseware. In proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Cognition and Education: A Multidisciplinary Perspective, Varanasi, India, December (pp. n/a).
[C99] Kumar V., (1992) Collaborative Intelligent Tutoring Systems: A Learning Environment. In proceedings of the 1st African Conference on Research in Computer Science, Yaounde, Cameroun, October (pp. n/a).
[C100] Kumar V., Srinivas P., and Anjaneyulu K.S.R., (1992) A Review of Techniques in Intelligent Language Tutoring Systems. In proceedings of the East-West Conference on Emerging Technologies in Education, Moscow, Russia, April (pp. n/a). [Best paper award].

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS (LOCAL CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SYMPOSIUMS, POSTERS, BLOGS)
(Published: 65; Accepted: 1)

[O1] Jemeric, Z., Kumar, V., & Graf, S. (2017). MORPH: Supporting the Integration of Learning Analytics at Institutional Level, 7th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, Vancouver, Canada, pp. 596-597, March 13–17.
[O2] Sodjahin, B., Kumar, V.S., Lewenza, S., Reckseidler-Zenteno, S. (2017). Modeling Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Survival Mechanism and Identifying Low Nutrient Response Genes in Water with Machine Learning Techniques, Poster, ISCB NGS-Barcelona – Structural Variation and Population Genomics Conference, (pp. N/A), Barcelona, Spain, 3-4 April.
[O3] Kumar, V., Romero, J., Romyn, D., Essa, A., Chen, N-S., Spector, J., Kinshuk, Paulmani, G. (2016), Open Research, Panel at the Canadian Science Policy Conference: A New Innovation Agenda for Canada: What are we building, (pp. N/A), Ottawa, ON, Canada, November 8-10.
[O4] Boulanger, D., Seanosky, J., Govindarajan, K., Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk (2015), Big Data Learning Analytics with OpenACRE, Workshop at the CyberSummit: Generation D – Data Scientists of Tomorrow, (pp. N/A), Banff, AB, Canada, September 29-30.
[O5] Seanosky, J., Jacques, D., Boulanger, D., Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk (2015), Protecting students’ information in the context of learning analytics, Presentation at the CyberSummit: Generation D – Data Scientists of Tomorrow, (pp. N/A), Banff, AB, Canada, September 29-30.
[O6] Yang, J., Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk (2015), Evolution of LMSs: findings from the comparison of social learning platforms for music learning, Presentation at the Athabasca University Graduate Student Conference, 25-27 September, (pp. N/A), Edmonton, Canada.
[O7] Mitchnick, D., Kumar, V.S., Fraser, S. (2015), An integrated computational model to diagnose Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Presentation at the Athabasca University Graduate Student Conference, 25-27 September, (pp. N/A), Edmonton, Canada.
[O8] Dai, Q., Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk (2015), Traffic flow optimization, Presentation at the Athabasca University Graduate Student Conference, 25-27 September, (pp. N/A), Edmonton, Canada.
[O9] Clemens, C., Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk (2015), Writing analytics, Presentation at the Athabasca University Graduate Student Conference, 25-27 September, (pp. N/A), Edmonton, Canada.
[O10] Sodjahin, B., Reckseidler-Zenteno, S., Kumar, V.S., Lin, S., Wang, J. (2015), Machine learning techniques to identify and model low nutrient response genes in pseudomonas aeruginosa bacterium, Presentation at the Athabasca University Graduate Student Conference, 25-27 September, (pp. N/A), Edmonton, Canada.
[O11] Govindarajan, K., Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk (2015), Particle swarm optimization for learning analytics, Presentation at the Athabasca University Graduate Student Conference, 25-27 September, (pp. N/A), Edmonton, Canada.
[O12] Harris, S., Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk (2015), Using Natural Language Processing to Identify Students Experiencing Academic Difficulty in a Digital Education Environment, Presentation at the Athabasca University Graduate Student Conference, 25-27 September, (pp. N/A), Edmonton, Canada.
[O13] Guillot, I., Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk (2015), Measuring the listening skills of online learners, Presentation at the Athabasca University Graduate Student Conference, 25-27 September, (pp. N/A), Edmonton, Canada.
[O14] Guillot, C., Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk (2015), Music analytics, Presentation at the Athabasca University Graduate Student Conference, 25-27 September, (pp. N/A), Edmonton, Canada.
[O15] Guillot, R., Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk (2015), Analytics in mathematical problem solving, Presentation at the Athabasca University Graduate Student Conference, 25-27 September, (pp. N/A), Edmonton, Canada.
[O16] Boulanger, D., Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk (2015), LAMBDA: A learning analytics platform, Presentation at the Athabasca University Graduate Student Conference, 25-27 September, (pp. N/A), Edmonton, Canada.
[O17] Boulanger, D., Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk (2015), SCALE: Computational models of learning outcomes, Presentation at the Athabasca University Graduate Student Conference, 25-27 September, (pp. N/A), Edmonton, Canada.
[O18] Seanosky, J., Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk (2015), Ethics, security, privacy and anonymity in learning analytics, Presentation at the Athabasca University Graduate Student Conference, 25-27 September, (pp. N/A), Edmonton, Canada.
[O19] Pinnell, C., Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk (2015), Scaffolding SRL activities in online learning, Presentation at the Athabasca University Graduate Student Conference, 25-27 September, (pp. N/A), Edmonton, Canada.
[O20] Pinnell, C., Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk (2015), Continuous measurement of course quality, Presentation at the Athabasca University Graduate Student Conference, 25-27 September, (pp. N/A), Edmonton, Canada.
[O21] Fakinlede, I., Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk (2015), GIOIA: Linguistic competence in conversation agents, Presentation at the Athabasca University Graduate Student Conference, 25-27 September, (pp. N/A), Edmonton, Canada.
[O22] Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk (2015), Explicit pedagogy, Presentation at the Athabasca University Graduate Student Conference, 25-27 September, (pp. N/A), Edmonton, Canada.
[O23] Govindarajan, K., Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk (2015), Software-Defined networking and learning analytics, Presentation at the Athabasca University Graduate Student Conference, 25-27 September, (pp. N/A), Edmonton, Canada.
[O24] Paulmani, G., Pinnell, C., Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk (2015), Curricular learning analytics, Presentation at the Athabasca University Graduate Student Conference, 25-27 September, (pp. N/A), Edmonton, Canada.
[O25] Virani, R., Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk (2015), Modelling and technology perspectives of big data learning analytics, Presentation at the Athabasca University Graduate Student Conference, 25-27 September, (pp. N/A), Edmonton, Canada.
[O26] Guillot, C., Guillot, R., Kumar, V.S., Kinshuk (2015), Music Analytics, Poster at the International conference on smart learning environments, Sinaia, Romania (pp. 267-271).
[O27] Kumar V. (2014-) Research blog, http://LearningAnalytics.ca/research
[O28] Vathalloor, J., Kumar, V.S. (2013), Assessment of Instructional Design Using Student-Content & Tutor-Content Interaction Data, Presentation at the 1st International Graduate Research Workshop on Adaptivity and Personalization in Informatics, 23-24 March, pp. 23-24, Edmonton, Canada
[O29] Clemens, C., Mitchnik, D., Kumar, V.S. (2013), Competence Models in Writing, Presentation at the 1st International Graduate Research Workshop on Adaptivity and Personalization in Informatics, 23-24 March, p. 25, Edmonton, Canada
[O30] Glass, G., Kumar, V.S. (2013), Culture of Software, Presentation at the 1st International Graduate Research Workshop on Adaptivity and Personalization in Informatics, 23-24 March, pp. 27-28, Edmonton, Canada
[O31] Forner, L., Kumar, V.S. (2013), Assessing Instructional Design of Online Courses Using Bayesian Belief Networks, Presentation at the 1st International Graduate Research Workshop on Adaptivity and Personalization in Informatics, 23-24 March, pp. 29-30, Edmonton, Canada
[O32] Fakinlede, I., Kumar, V.S. (2012), Reusable intelligent pedagogical agents, First international symposium on smart learning environments, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
[O33] Kinshuk, Chang, M., Dron, J., Graf, S., Kumar, V.S., Lin, F., Tan, Q., Wen, D., Yang, G. (2011). Transition from e-Learning to u-Learning: Innovations and Personalization Issues. Invited paper. Proceedings of the International Conference on Technology for Learning (T4L 2011), IEEE Computer Society, July 2011, Chennai, India, pp. 26-31.
[O34] Graf, S., Kinshuk, Chen, N.S., Chang, M., Dron, J., Wen, D., Kumar, V.S., Tan, Q., Yang, G., Lin F. (2011). Adaptabilidad y Personalización de Ambientes de Aprendizaje Ubicuos – Un enfoque basado en estilos de aprendizaje (in Spanish; English title: Adaptivity and Personalization in Ubiquitous Learning Environments – Learning Styles based Approach). Invited paper. Revista Magisterio 52 (5), pp. 30-39.
[O35] Kinshuk, Graf, S., Chang, M., Dron, J., Wen, D., Kumar, V., Tan, Q., Yang, G., Lin, F. (2010). Adaptivity and Personalization in Ubiquitous Learning Environments. Invited paper. Proceedings of the II Congreso Internacional de Ambientes Virtuales de Aprendizaje Adaptativos y Accesibles (CAVA2010), September 2010, Cartagena, Colombia.
[O36] Kannan G, Somasundaram T.S., Kumar V.S. (2010). SaaS based E-Learning Management System, International Conference Tamil Semmozhi Manadu, Coimbatore, India, pp. N/A.
[O37] Rao S., Kumar V., Hatala M., Gasevic D. (2006). Capturing Programming Styles in a Mixed-Initiative Coding Environment, Poster at the I2LOR Conference, November, Montreal, Canada.
[O38] Rao, S., Kumar V., Hatala M., Gasevic D. (2006). Mixed-Initiative Interfaces to Recognize, Regulate, and Reflect Programming Styles, Poster at the I2LOR Conference, November, Montreal, Canada.
[O39] Kumar V. (2006). Instructional Design and Development Workflow for Online Course Development, White paper, Open University of Sri Lanka.
[O40] Kumar V. (2006). Post-Graduate Programme in Instructional Design and Digital Education, White paper, Open University of Sri Lanka.
[O41] Lougheed P., Bogyo B., Brokenshire D., Kumar V. (2005). Formalizing electronic portfolios, Poster at the I2LOR – E-Learning for the Future: from Content to Services, 2nd Annual Scientific Conference of LORNET research network.
[O42] Shakya J., Kumar V. (2005). Ontological representations of self-regulated learning Models, Poster at the I2LOR – E-Learning for the Future: from Content to Services, 2nd Annual Scientific Conference of LORNET research network, Vancouver, Canada.
[O43] Brokenshire D., Kumar V. (2005). An ontological framework to collect and disseminate user model data, Poster, Poster, I2LOR – E-Learning for the Future: from Content to Services, 2nd Annual Scientific Conference of LORNET research network, Vancouver, Canada.
[O44] Bogyo B., Brokenshire D., Lougheed P., Jordanov M., Doherty L., Kumar V. (2005). Populating and metatagging electronic profiles with gStudy learning objects, Poster at the I2LOR – E-Learning for the Future: from Content to Services, 2nd Annual Scientific Conference of LORNET research network, Vancouver, Canada.
[O45] Doherty L., Kumar V. (2005). Mixed-initiative and ontology-based agents as learning objects in educational games, Poster at the I2LOR – E-Learning for the Future: from Content to Services, 2nd Annual Scientific Conference of LORNET research network, Vancouver, Canada.
[O46] Rao S., Kumar V. (2005). Context-aware mixed-initiative interactions for online help, Poster at the I2LOR – E-Learning for the Future: from Content to Services, 2nd Annual Scientific Conference of LORNET research network, Vancouver, Canada.
[O47] Hatol J., Kumar V. (2005). Semantic representation and interaction in dance objects using Laban notation, Poster at the I2LOR – E-Learning for the Future: from Content to Services, 2nd Annual Scientific Conference of LORNET research network, Vancouver, Canada.
[O48] Jiang Y., Polydorou P., Kumar V. (2005). Performance evaluation of multimedia conferencing for PDA Users in collaborative learning environments, Poster at the I2LOR – E-Learning for the Future: from Content to Services, 2nd Annual Scientific Conference of LORNET research network, Vancouver, Canada.
[O49] Shakya, J. Kumar, V. Hatala, M. (2004). Constructing Ontologies for Semantic Web Applications, Tutorial, I2LOR, LORNET conference, Montreal.
[O50] Kumar, V.S. (2004). Learning Object Repository Interoperability – Overview of Projects, I2LOR, LORNET conference, Montreal.
[O51] Kumar, V.S. (2004). LORNET Theme 1 Workshop on Interoperability, Simon Fraser University, Surrey campus, full-day workshop, Surrey, BC, Canada.
[O52] Kumar, V.S. (2004). Ontology Research: What, Why, and How, Laboratory of Ontology Research, Simon Fraser University, Surrey campus, full-day workshop, Surrey, BC, Canada.
[O53] Kumar V.,Groeneboer R.C., Chu S. (2002). Sustainable Learning Ecosystem in Post-Secondary Online Education, Vidyakash-2002 (online learning), full-day tutorial, Mumbai, India.
[O54] Poonian J., Kumar V., Wiese K. (2002). Performance analysis of multiplexed stereoscopic videos in a CAVE environment. Technical Report, SFU Surrey.
[O55] Vassileva, J., Greer J.E., McCalla G.I., Deters R., Zapata D., Mudgal C., Kumar V., Bowes J. (1998). Integrating Cognitive Tools for Peer Help: the Intelligent Intranet Peer Help-Desk Project. TeleLearning Networks of Centres of Excellence Conference, Vancouver, Canada, November 14. (Best Poster Award).
[O56] Kumar V., Greer J.E., McCalla G.I. (1998). Software Tools to Support Peer Helpers: How to react when someone yells HELP! Poster. TeleLearning Networks of Centres of Excellence Conference, Vancouver, Canada, November 14.
[O57] Kumar V.,Yellanki L. (1998). A constraint-based online generative testing system on WWW. Technical Report. CMPT 826, Department of Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan.
[O58] Kumar V. (1997). CSCL Environments for distributed peer collaboration. Doctoral Consortium. Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, Toronto, Canada.
[O59] Kumar V. (1997). Collaborative problem solving – a programming experiment and methodology, Tech Report, CMPT862, Department of Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan.
[O60] Kumar V. (1996). Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning: Issues for Research. Graduate Symposium, University of Saskatchewan.
[O61] Kumar V. (1995). A Model for Courseware Evaluation. Innovations in Educational Technology Conference, Minot, USA.
[O62] Kumar V., Anjaneyulu K.S.R. (1995). An evaluation strategy for computer-aided language learning courseware. The second international symposium on cognition and education: A multidisciplinary perspective. Varanasi, India.
[O63] Kumar V. (1994). Vidya – an immersive multi language tutor. User Manual. National Centre for Software Technology, Department of Electronics, Mumbai, India.
[O64] Kumar V. (1992). Collaborative Intelligent Tutoring Systems: A Learning Environment. 1st African Conference on Research in Computer Science, Yaounde, Cameroon, 14-20 October.
[O65] Kumar V. (1989). Learning systems for semantic interpretation in NLP – an introduction. Western Regional Conference, VV Nagar, India.
[O66] Kumar V. (1989). Machine learning by analogy – an introduction. Second inter engineering college academic meet, Sibpore, India.

 

MY PHD THESIS AND MASTERS AND BACHELORS PROJECTS
(Published: 3)

[T1] Vivekanandan Suresh Kumar (2001). Helping the helper in peer help networks, PhD thesis, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
[T2] Vivekanandan Suresh Kumar (1990). Intelligent Tutoring Systems: a shell approach, Master’s research, Bharathiar University, India.
[T3] Vivekanandan Suresh Kumar (1987). Efficiency analysis of solar flat-plate collector, B.Sc. research, Bharathiar University, India
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