Prof. Kaska Porayska-Pomsta

Prof. Kaska Porayska-Pomsta is a Professor in Adaptive Technologies for Learning and an RCUK ‎Academic Fellow at UCL Institute of Education.‎

Research Interests

Prof. Porayska-Pomsta’s research focuses on developing fully interactive, adaptive ‎technologies through real-time learner modelling, especially in relation to learners’ affect ‎and motivation, and AI-driven interaction, including natural language and non-verbal ‎communication. She conducts her research in the context of enhanced reality ‎environments and within the serious games paradigm. Her research has two main aims, to ‎provide new and effective modes of learning and teaching and to create research tools ‎that allow researchers, teachers and practitioners to learn about learning, teaching and ‎communication processes between humans and between humans and machines.‎

As a linguist Prof. Porayska-Pomsta aims to understand socio-cultural as well as cognitive ‎and affective determinants of successful communication and what constitutes success in ‎communication. Prof. Porayska-Pomsta has experience in working with children and adults, ‎with and without special needs, in a variety of domains including social communication, ‎affective self-regulation as well as well-defined subject domains such as physics and ‎mathematics.‎


See here for a full list of Prof. Porayska-Pomsta’s publications. Here are some recent ones:

  • Porayska-Pomsta, K., & Holmes, W. (2022). Conclusions: Toward ethical AIEDThe Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Education: Practices, Challenges, and Debates (pp. 271-281). doi:10.4324/9780429329067-14