Moffat Mathews

College of Engineering Dean (International)Moffat Mathews

Senior Lecturer
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. (2020) Learning from Worked Examples, Erroneous Examples, and Problem Solving: Toward Adaptive Selection of Learning Activities. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies 13(1): 135-149. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TLT.2019.2896080.
  • Gilson F., Morales M. and Mathews M.. (2020) How Junior Developers Deal with Their Technical Debt? In Proc. of 2020 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Technical Debt (TechDebt): 51-61. ACM. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3387906.3388624.
  • 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 29(3): 396-424. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40593-019-00179-x.
  • Mitrovic A., Chen X. and Mathews M.. (2018) Exploring Adaptive Strategies for Providing Learning Activities. In Mitrovic A; Zhang J; Chen L; Chin D (Eds). Proceedings UMAP '18: 139-145. New York: ACM. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3209219.3209221.
  • Chen X., Mitrovic A. and Mathews M.. (2017) Does Adaptive Provision of Learning Activities Improve Learning in SQL-Tutor? In Andre E; Baker R; Hu X; Rodrigo M; du Boulay B (Eds). Springer LNAI 10331 LNAI 10331: 476-479. Springer.