Diego Zapata-Rivera - Educational Testing Service

posted May 12, 2014, 9:26 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 17, 2014, 10:49 PM by Xiangen Hu ]
Biography: Diego Zapata-Rivera is a senior research scientist in the Research & Development Division at Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ. He obtained a bachelors in computer science from EAFIT University in Colombia in 1995. In 2003, he earned a Ph.D. in computer science (with a focus on artificial intelligence in education) from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.

His current research interests include the design, development, and evaluation of adaptive, assessment–based gaming and learning environments, evidence–centered design and evaluation, virtual communities, English language learning, Bayesian student modeling, open student models and the design and evaluation of innovative score reports that clearly communicate assessment information to educational stakeholders.

Dr. Zapata-Rivera has produced over 90 publications including journal articles, book chapters, and technical papers. He has also served as a reviewer for several international conferences and journals. He has been a committee member and organizer of international conferences and workshops in his research areas.

(Bio source: https://sites.google.com/site/dzapatarivera/home)