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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

Members

The list below shows Durham University research staff who are members of IMEMS. Click the member's name to see a more detailed biography and department.

We also welcome anyone from outside the University with an interest in our work to join. Membership is free of charge. You will receive invitations to our programme of events, with a weekly emails digest about what is happening in the Insitute and further afield. To join IMEMS contact: admin.imems@durham.ac.uk

Professor Alexandra Cristea, FBCS, FHEA, SMIEEE

Personal web page

(email at alexandra.i.cristea@durham.ac.uk)

Bio

Alexandra I. Cristea is Professor, Head of the Innovative Computing research group at the Computer Science Department, Durham University. Her research includes user modelling and personalisation, web science, learning analytics, semantic web, social web, authoring, with over 250 papers on these subjects (over 3700 citations on Google Scholar, h-index 31). Especially, her work on frameworks for adaptive systems has influenced many researchers and is highly cited (with the top paper with over 180 citations and growing). She is within the top 50 researchers in the world in the area of educational computer-based research according to Microsoft Research. Prof. Cristea has been highly active and has an influential role in international research projects. She is experienced in running research projects and has led various projects - Newton funded workshop on Higher Education for All ('14-'18), Santander funded Education for disadvantaged pupils ('14-18'), Warwick-funded project APLIC ('11-;12), EU Minerva projects ALS (06-09) and EU Minerva ADAPT (’02-’05); as well as participated as university PI in several EU FP7 projects - BLOGFOREVER (’11-’13), GRAPPLE (’08- ’11), PROLEARN (’07) and as co-PI in the Warwick-funded Engaging Young People with Assistance Technologies (’13-’15) also featured by the BBC. She has been organizer of workshops, co-organizer, panelist and program committee member of various conferences in her research field (including, for example, UMAP, ED-MEDIA, Hypertext, Adaptive Hypermedia, ICCE, ICAI). She is a member of the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, executive peer reviewer of the IEEE LTTF Education Technology and Society Journal and she was co-editor of the Advanced Technologies and Learning Journal. She acted as UNESCO expert for adaptive web-based education at a high-level (Ministry of Education and Educational institutes) meeting of East European countries, educational invited expert for the Romanian prime minister, as well as EU expert for H2020, FP7, FP6, eContentPlus. She is a BCS fellow, a HEA fellow, IEEE Senior Member and IEEE CS member, EATEL (European Association of Technology Enhanced Learning) founding member, ACM member.

IoC TechUP Project Application Site Open!

The application site for TechUP is here!

We've launched successfully the IoC TechUP project! The main page of the TechUP project is here. See an initial page with contact information here

One hundred women across the north and midlands will have the chance to retrain in the digital sector thanks to a new online programme. 

This is part of a wider IoC funding initiative. See also more information here. The Institute of Coding is organising an IoC conference to celebrate this new direction of research and work (see more information here).

Durham University, together with a group of 16 industry partners, has received over £500,000 from the Institute of Coding (IoC) to launch a new programme to retrain women in technology.

TechUP is led by Durham in partnership with Edge Hill, Nottingham and York universities and will run across the north and midlands of the UK. The programme is open to women with degrees in any subject.

Publications

Research Interests

  • Adaptive, personalised web
  • Applied AI
  • Learner Analytics Data Analytics
  • Semantic Web
  • Social Web
  • User Modelling
  • Web Science

Selected Publications

Chapter in book

Conference Paper

Journal Article

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Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Computer Science: Web Science
  • Computer Science: Learner Analytics
  • Education: Learner Analytics

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