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Dr Vanessa Echeverria is a Research Fellow in the Centre of Learning Analytics (CoLAM) group at Monash University. She also holds a position as Assistant Professor at Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) in Ecuador. Before joining Monash, she was a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where she worked with Professors Vincent Aleven and Nikol Rummel. She obtained her doctoral degree in 2020 at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, under the supervision of Prof. Simon Buckingham-Shum and Dr Roberto Martinez-Maldonado.

Vanessa’s research sits in an interdisciplinary space to leverage Human-Centered Computing and Artificial Intelligence disciplines by co-designing, testing and deploying educational AI solutions with different educational stakeholders and practitioners. These AI solutions are developed under the richness of multimodal data and analytics in physical and digital environments. Vanessa’s research also examines new methods for analysing and communicating meaningful insights extracted from analytics to practitioners and learners. Currently, Vanessa is working under the supervision of Dr Roberto Martinez-Maldonado and Prof. Dragan Gasevic, in the ARC project Teamwork Analytics.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Learning Analytics, Ph.D., Designing Feedback for Collocated Teams using Multimodal Learning Analytics, University of Technology Sydney

26 Oct 201620 Dec 2019

Award Date: 13 May 2020

External positions

Assistant Professor, Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral (ESPO) (Polytechnic School of the Coast)

1 Aug 2016 → …

Research area keywords

  • learning analytics
  • Human Centered AI
  • Collaborative Learning

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