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