My name is Irene-Angelica Chounta and currently, I am a Junior Professor (tenure-track) in “Computational Methods in Modeling and Analysis of Learning Processes” at the Department of Computer Science and Applied Cognitive Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany. My research focuses on computational learning analytics for technology-enhanced learning, Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED) and educational technologies. My main research interest is to model learners’ behaviour in order to provide adaptive and personalized feedback, either in formal or informal contexts.
I was born and raised in Athens, Greece and I have lived and worked in Germany, Estonia, and the USA. Currently, I serve as a Communications Co-Chair for the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS), and I am an active member of the International Artificial Intelligence in Education Society (IAIED) where I serve as a publication chair for the AIED conference series and the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR).
I believe that education is the answer to many questions, along with kindness and understanding. I also believe in working together to achieving common goals. My overarching goal is to empower humans to aim for their dreams and beyond of what is “possible” and to use my privilege and power to provide opportunities and support those around me – especially, youth from underrepresented groups and minorities. Everyone has a right to education.
My research group
In the University of Duisburg-Essen, I lead the research group colaps: In colaps we aim to explore the use of computational data analytics, namely machine-learning and data mining, with the aim to support learning from the perspective of personalization and adaptation and in relation to tutoring feedback and scaffolding. Find more information on our website: https://www.uni-due.de/colaps/