Moffat Mathews

Senior LecturerMoffat Mathews

Director of Studies (International)
Jack Erskine 213
Internal Phone: 92452

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

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.

Recent Publications

  • Chen X., Mitrovic A. and Mathews M. (2019) Investigating the Effect of Agency on Learning from Worked Examples, Erroneous Examples and Problem Solving. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education
  • Mitrovic A., Chen X. and Mathews M. (2018) Exploring Adaptive Strategies for Providing Learning Activities. Singapore: 26th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP '18), 8-11 Jul 2018. In Proceedings UMAP '18: 139-145.
  • 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.
  • Chen X., Mitrovic A. and Mathews M. (2017) How much Learning Support should be provided to novices and advanced students? Timisoara, Romania: IEEE 17th Int. Conf. on Advanced Learning Technologies, 3 Jul-7 Oct 2017. In ISSN: 2161-377X: 39-43.
  • Hayashi Y., Mathews M. and Supnithi T. (2017) Message from the chairs. In ICCE 2017 - 25th International Conference on Computers in Education: Technology and Innovation: Computer-Based Educational Systems for the 21st Century, Workshop Proceedings: i.