UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Dr Moffat Mathews

Computer Science and Software Engineering

Fields of Research

  • Intelligent Educational Systems
  • Student modelling
  • Modelling pedagogical strategies
  • Domain/knowledge/ontological modelling
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Engineering Education

Researcher Summary

I am working in the area of Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED). This means that I am interested in AI, Education (especially teaching strategies), Psychology (particularly to do with learning and behaviour), and of course Computer Science & Software Engineering.

Our research group focuses on building intelligent and adaptive educational systems – systems that allow the student to explore and learn while receiving customised guidance. These systems are intelligent enough to

   * know about a particular domain semantically and syntactically (domain modelling),
   * know and reason about each student (student modelling) using their current knowledge on each of the
     domain concepts and the history of their performance in the system,
   * provide adaptive (customised) guidance to each student,
   * allow the student to see a visualisation of their student model, and
   * optionally allow the student to negotiate their student model (argue for a change in their student model).
     A change in their student model would lead to different adaptations.

Subject Area: Disciplines

Research Groups

Key Methodologies

  • Empirical evaluations
  • Datamining

Affiliations

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

  • Chen X., Mitrovic A. and Mathews M. (2017) Does Adaptive Provision of Learning Activities Improve Learning in SQL-Tutor? Wuhan, China: 18th Int. Conf. Artificial Intelligence in Education, 28 Jun-1 Jul 2017. In Springer LNAI 10331 LNAI 10331: 476-479. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Mitrovic A., Dimitrova V., Lau L., Weerasinghe A. and Mathews M. (2017) Supporting Constructive Video-based Learning: Requirements Elicitation from Exploratory Studies. Wuhan, China: Proc. 18th Int. Conf. Artificial Intelligence in Education, 28 Jun-1 Jul 2017. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series LNCS, volume 10331: 224-237. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61425-0_19. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Armstrong E., Mathews M. and Churcher N. (2016) Towards a social student model in a software engineering group project course. In ICCE 2016 - 24th International Conference on Computers in Education: Think Global Act Local - Main Conference Proceedings: 82-84. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Chen X., Mitrovic A. and Mathews M. (2016) Do Erroneous Examples Improve Learning in Addition to Problem Solving and Worked Examples? Zagreb, Croatia: 13th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, 6-10 Jun 2016. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Chen X., Mitrovic T. and Mathews M. (2016) Do novices and advanced students benefit from Erroneous Examples differently? In ICCE 2016 - 24th International Conference on Computers in Education: Think Global Act Local - Main Conference Proceedings: 46-53. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Gálvez J., Guzmán E., Conejo R., Mitrovic A. and Mathews M. (2016) Data calibration for statistical-based assessment in constraint-based tutors. Knowledge-Based Systems 97: 11-23. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.knosys.2016.01.024. (Journal Articles)
  • Mathews M., Mitrovic A., Ohlsson S., Holland J. and McKinley A. (2016) A Virtual Reality Environment for Rehabilitation of Prospective Memory in Stroke Patients. In Procedia Computer Science 96: 7-15. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2016.08.081. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Mitrovic A., Mathews M., Ohlsson S., Holland J. and McKinlay A. (2016) Computer-Based Post-Stroke Rehabilitation of Prospective Memory. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition : 1-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jarmac.2016.03.006. (Journal Articles)
  • Chen X., Mitrovic A. and Mathews M. (2015) How to Present Example-based Support to Improve Learning in ITSs? Hangzhou, China: 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2015), 30 Nov-4 Dec 2015. In ICCE 2015 Proceedings: 115-117. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • De Jong J., Mitrovic A. and Mathews M. (2015) Developing an Embedded Tutor for On-the-job Training. Hangzhou, China: 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2015), 30 Nov-4 Dec 2015. In ICCE 2015 Proceedings: 109-111. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Mitrovic A., Mathews M., Ohlsson S., Holland J., McKinely A., Ogden S., Bracegirdle A. and Dopping-Hepenstal S. (2014) A virtual reality environment for prospective memory training. Aalborg, Denmark: 22nd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP 2014), 7-11 Jul 2014. In Proceedings 1181: 93-98. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1181/#posters2014. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Baker RSJD., Corbett AT., Roll I., Koedinger KR., Aleven V., Cocea M., Hershkovitz A., de Caravalho AMJB., Mitrovic A. and Mathews M. (2013) Modeling and studying gaming the system with educational data mining. In Azevedo R; Aleven V (Ed.), International Handbook of Metacognition and Learning Technologies: 97-115. New York: Springer. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4419-5546-3_7#. (Chapters)
  • Mathews M., Mitrovic A., Lin B., Holland J. and Churcher N. (2012) Do your eyes give it away? Using eye tracking data to understand students' attitudes towards open student model representations. Chania, Crete, Greece: 11th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS), 14-18 Jun 2014. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 7315: 422-427. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30950-2_54. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Mathews MM. (2012) A Framework for Multiple Adaptable Pedagogical Strategies in Intelligent Tutoring Systems. http://hdl.handle.net/10092/7334. Christchurch, New Zealand. University of Canterbury. (Theses / Dissertations)
  • Mitrovic A., Mathews M. and Holland J. (2012) Exploring two strategies for teaching procedures. Chania, Crete, Greece: 11th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS), 14-18 Jun 2012. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LCNS) 7315:: 499-504. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30950-2_64. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Williamson CJ., Mitrovic A., Bebbington A., Mathews M., Suraweera P., Martin B., Thomson D. and Holland J. (2012) Thermo-Tutor: An intelligent tutoring system for thermodynamic cycle analysis. Wellington, New Zealand: Chemeca2012, 23-26 Sep 2012. http://www.conference.net.au/chemeca2012/papers/237.pdf. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Holland J., Baghaei N., Mathews M. and Mitrovic A. (2011) The Effects of Domain and Collaboration Feedback on Learning in a Collaborative Intelligent Tutoring System. Auckland, New Zealand: 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2011), 28 Jun-1 Jul 2011. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS): Artificial Intelligence in Education 6738: 469-471. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21869-9_72. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Mitrovic A., Williamson C., Bebbington A., Mathews M., Suraweera P., Martin B., Thomson D. and Holland J. (2011) Thermo-Tutor: An Intelligent Tutoring System for Thermodynamics. Amman, Jordan: 2011 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), 4-6 Apr 2011. In 2011 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference EDUCON: 378-385. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON.2011.5773164. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Baker RSJD., Mitrovic A. and Mathews M. (2010) Detecting Gaming the System in Constraint-Based Tutors. Hawaii, HI, USA: User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP), 20-24 Jun 2010. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS): User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization 6075,: 267-278. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-13470-8_25. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Yudelson M., Brusilovsky P., Mitrovic A. and Mathews M. (2010) Using Numeric Optimization to Refine Semantic User Model Integration of Educational Systems. Pittsburgh, PA, USA: 3rd International Conference on Educational Data Mining, 11-13 Jun 2010. In Proceedings: 221-230. http://educationaldatamining.org/EDM2010/uploads/proc/edm2010_submission_35.pdf. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Brusilovsky P., Mitrovic A., Sosnovsky S., Mathews M., Yudelson M., Lee D. and Zadorozhny V. (2009) Database Exploratorium: A Semantically Integrated Adaptive Educational System. Trento, Italy: The 7th International Workshop on Ubiquitous User Modeling (UbiqUM 2009), 22-26 Jun 2009. : 24-48. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Mathews M. and Mitrovic A. (2009) Does framing a problem-solving scenario influence learning? Hong Kong: 17th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2009), 30 Nov-4 Dec 2009. In Proceedings: 27-34. http://www.icce2009.ied.edu.hk/pdf/c1/proceedings027-034.pdf. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Sosnovsky S., Brusilovsky P., Yudeslon M., Mitrovic A., Mathews M. and Kumar A. (2009) Semantic Integration of Adaptive Educational Systems. In Kuflik T; Berkovsky S; Carmagnola F; Heckmann D (Ed.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 5830: Advances in Ubiquitous User Modelling: 134-158. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-05039-8_8. (Chapters)
  • Mathews M. and Mitrovic A. (2008) Do Students Who See More Concepts in an ITS Learn More? Montreal, Canada: 1st International Conference on Educational Data Mining, 20-21 Jun 2008. In Educational Data Mining 2008: Proceedings: 266-273. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Mathews M. and Mitrovic T. (2008) How Does Students' Help-Seeking Behavior Affect Learning? Montreal, Canada: 9th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS 2008), 23-27 Jun 2008. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 5091,: 363-372. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-69132-7_40. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Mathews M. and Mitrović T. (2008) How does students' help-seeking behaviour affect learning? In Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5091 LNCS: 363-372. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-69132-7-40. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Mathews M., Mitrovic A. and Thomson D. (2008) Analyzing high-level help-seeking behaviour in ITSs. Hannover, Germany: 5th International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and adaptive Web-based systems, 29 Jul-1 Aug 2008 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Matthews M., Mitrovic A. and Thomson D. (2008) Analyzing high-level help seeking behaviour in ITSs. Hanover, Germany: 5th International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems (AH 2008), 29 Jul-1 Aug 2008. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 5149(AH 2008): 312-315. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Mathews M. and Hunt R. (2007) Evolution of wireless LAN security architecture to IEEE 802.11i (WPA2). In Proceedings of the 4th IASTED Asian Conference on Communication Systems and Networks, AsiaCSN 2007: 292-297. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Mathews M. and Hunt R. (2007) Evolution of Wireless LAN Security Architecture to IEEE 802.11i (WPA2). Phuket, Thailand: Fourth International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) Asian Conference on Communication Systems and Networks (AsiaCSN 2007), 2-4 Apr 2007. In Communication Systems and Networks (AsiaCSN 2007): 561-806. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Mathews M. and Mitrović A. (2007) Investigating the effectiveness of problem templates on learning in Intelligent Tutoring Systems. In Proceedings of NZCSRSC 2007, the 5th New Zealand Computer Science Research Student Conference (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Mathews M. and Mitrovic A. (2007) The Effect of Problem Templates on Learning in Intelligent Tutoring Systems. Los Angeles, CA, USA: 13th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2007), 9-13 Jul 2007. In Frontiers in Artifical Intelligence and Applications 158: 611-613. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Mathews M., Challa M., Chu CT., Jian G., Seichter H. and Grasset R. (2007) Evaluation of spatial abilities through tabletop AR. Hamilton, New Zealand: The 7th ACM SIGCHI New Zealand chapter's international conference on Computer-human interaction: design centered HCI, 20-20 Dec 2007. In ACM International Conference Proceeding Series 254: 17-24. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1278963. (Conference Contributions - Published)