Dr. Kaska Porayska-Pomsta

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

Research Interests

Dr. 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 Dr. Porayska-Pomsta aims to understand socio-cultural as well as cognitive ‎and affective determinants of successful communication and what constitutes success in ‎communication. Dr. 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.‎


Please see the list below for the most recent of Dr. Porayska-Pomsta’s publications. More ‎information about  Dr. Porayska-Pomsta including a more extensive publication list can be found ‎here‎:  Dr. Porayska-Pomsta’s Publications.

  • Porayska-Pomsta, K., Mavrikis, M., D’Mello, S., Conati, C., Baker, R. (2013). ‎Knowledge Elicitation Methods for Affect Modelling in Education, International ‎Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education. Vol.22, pp. 107–140. For full text click here
  • Porayska-Pomsta, K. and Mellish, C.S (2013). Modelling human tutor’s feedback to ‎inform natural language interfaces for learning. International Journal of Human – ‎Computer Studies 71, pp. 703-724. Click here
  • Porayska-Pomsta, K., Frauenberger, C., Pain, H., Rajendran, G., Smith, T., Menzies, ‎R., Foster, M. E., Alcorn, A., Wass, S., Bernadini, S., Avramides, K., Keay-Bright, W., ‎Chen, J., Waller, A., Guldberg, K., Good, J., Lemon, O. (2012). Developing ‎Technology for Autism: an interdisciplinary approach. Journal of Personal and ‎Ubiquitous Computing, Springer Verlag. ‎Click here
  • Wass, S., Porayska-Pomsta, K. and Johnson, M. (2011). Training Attentional Control ‎in Infants. Current Biology 21 (18), 1543-1547. ‎For full text click here.
  • Porayska-Pomsta, K. Anderson, K.; Bernardini, S.; Guldberg, K.; Smith, T.; Kossivaki, ‎L.; Hodgings, S.; and Lowe, I. (2013). Building intelligent authorable serious game ‎for autistic children and their carers. In Proceedings of the 10th International ‎Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment (ACE 2013), Twente, ‎Netherlands, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer pp.456-472. ‎Click here
  • Wass, S. and Porayska-Pomsta, K. (2013). The uses of cognitive training ‎technologies in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autism: International ‎Journal of Research and Practice. Click here