Alexandria Katarina Vail

Ph.D. Student
akvail@ncsu.edu

I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at North Carolina State University, working under a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. My research interests lie in natural language processing of tutorial dialogue, examining how the speech of different student personalities and archetypes can act as an indicator of learning, engagement, and frustration, and how these groups of students react to different varieties of tutorial dialogue.

education

Ph.D., Computer Science (in progress)
   North Carolina State University

B.S., Computer Science and Mathematics (2015)
    Minors in Physics and Cognitive Science
   North Carolina State University

publications

conference papers
2015
[5]The Mars and Venus Effect: The Influence of User Gender on the Effectiveness of Adaptive Task Support. Alexandria K. Vail, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, Eric N. Wiebe, James C. Lester. Proceedings of the 23nd International Conference on User Modelling, Adaptation, and Personalization, Dublin, Ireland, 2015, pp. 265-276. [bib]
2014
[4]The Additive Value of Multimodal Features for Predicting Engagement, Frustration, and Learning during Tutoring. Joseph F. Grafsgaard, Joseph B. Wiggins, Alexandria K. Vail, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, Eric N. Wiebe, James C. Lester. Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI), Istanbul, Turkey, 2014, pp. 42-49. [bib]
[3]Predicting Learning and Engagement in Tutorial Dialogue: A Personality-Based Model. Alexandria Katarina Vail, Joseph F. Grafsgaard, Joseph B. Wiggins, James C. Lester, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI), Istanbul, Turkey, 2014, pp. 255-262. [bib]
[2]Adapting to Personality Over Time: Examining the Effectiveness of Dialogue Policy Progressions in Task-Oriented Interaction. Alexandria Katarina Vail, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the 15th Annual SIGDIAL Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2014, pp. 41-50. [bib]
[1]Identifying Effective Moves in Tutoring: On the Refinement of Dialogue Act Annotation Schemes. Alexandria Katarina Vail, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS), Honolulu, Hawaii, 2014, pp. 199-209. [bib]