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Dr Kaska Porayska-Pomsta
UCL Institute of Education, Knowledge Lab
23-29 Emerald Street
  • Reader
  • IOE - Culture, Communication & Media
  • UCL Institute of Education

I hold a MA Joint Honours in Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence (1997) and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence (2003), both from the University of Edinburgh, School of Informatics.  Prior to joining the UCL IOE in 2006 as an Research Councils UK Academic Fellow, I worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, Informatics.

I am a member of the:
  1. management committee for the Centre for Educational Neuroscience,
  2. steering committee for the Institute of Digital Health 

Research Groups
Research Summary
I am a Reader in Adaptive Technologies for Learning and an RCUK Academic Fellow.  I hold an MA Joint Honours in Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, both from the University of Edinburgh.  Prior to joining the London Knowledge Lab, I worked as a Research Associate and then a Research Fellow at the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh. 

In my research I focus on developing fully interactive, adaptive technologies through real-time learner modelling, especially in relation to learners' affect and motivation, and AI-driven interaction, including natural language and non-verbal communication. I conduct my research in the context of virtual reality environments and often within the serious games paradigm.  As a linguist I aim to understand  socio-cultural as well as cognitive and affective determinants of successful communication and what constitutes success in communication. A related research focus of mine is on understanding what makes human-human communication and tutoring effective and how can human experience and expertise inform human-computer interaction and the design of intelligent components of an intelligent learning environment. I use Artificial Intelligence techniques to implement my models and I am keen to see those models become part of full-fledged interactive systems that can be used in the real-world by learners,  educators and researchers.  I have experience in working with children and adults, with and without special needs, in a variety of domains including social communication, affective self-regulation as well as well-defined subject domains such as physics and mathematics.

I am presently Head of Research for the Department of Culture, Communication and Media

Teaching Summary

  • Module leader, Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics in Education, MA Technology and Education
  • Module tutor, Research Methods in Learning Technologies
  • Module tutor, Educational Neuroscience

Academic Background
2004 PhD Doctorat – Artificial Intelligence University of Edinburgh
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