Doctoral Researcher in the Educational Technologies at DIPF
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George Ciordas-Hertel is a doctoral researcher at the Educational Technologies group of the DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education, based in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). He started his career as a software engineer in 2010 working for a network technology provider. There he worked on various software products related to web services and assistance through AI. In November 2017 he got accepted as a doctoral researcher at the DIPF on the topic of Trusted Multimodal Learning Analytics Infrastructures. His current research focuses on mobile sensing of students' physical context with smart wearables. Here, he uses AI techniques to assess the effects of the physical context on learning and the learner. In addition, he is concerned with the data protection requirements of these methods.
  • Multimodal Learning Analytics
  • Attentional Disengagement
  • Cognitive Load
  • Software Infrastructures
  • Reactive Systems
  • Mobile Sensing
  • Smart Wearables
  • Data Protection
  • Since 2017    Doctoral Researcher, Educational Technologies, DIPF
  • 2010 - 2017 Software Engineer, Flexoptix GmbH
  • 2008 - 2010 Master of Computer Science, TU-Darmstadt
  • 2004 - 2008 Bachelor of Computer Science, TU-Darmstadt
  • Best paper award in the area of Infrastructure and Technologies for Engineering Education at the 2020 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON)
  • Ciordas-Hertel, G.P. How to Complement Learning Analytics with Smartwatches? Proceedings of the 2020 InternationalConference on Multimodal Interaction; ACM: New York, NY, USA, 2020; pp. 708–712. doi:10.1145/3382507.3421151
  • Ciordas-Hertel, G.P.; Schneider, J.; Drachsler, H. Which Strategies are Used in the Design of Technical LA Infrastructure?: AQualitative Interview Study. 2020 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON); IEEE: Porto, 2020; pp. 96–105.doi:10.1109/EDUCON45650.2020.9125363
  • Ciordas-Hertel, G.P.; Schneider, J.; Ternier, S.; Drachsler, H. Adopting trust in learning analytics infrastructure: A structuredliterature review.Journal of Universal Computer Science2019,25, 1668–1686. doi:10.3217/jucs-025-13-1668
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