Fernando J. Rodríguez

Ph.D. Student
fjrodri3@ncsu.edu

I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science advised by Dr. Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. My research interests include computer science education, collaborative learning, and game-based learning. Currently, I am researching how undergraduate students with little prior programming experience use pair programming to complete a game programming task.

education

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

B.S., Computer Engineering (2011)
   University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus

publications

conference papers
2015
[3]Discovering Individual and Collaborative Problem-Solving Modes with Hidden Markov Models. Fernando J. Rodríguez, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED), Madrid, Spain, 2015, pp. 408-418. [bib]
2014
[2]CS Principles Goes to Middle School: Learning How to Teach "Big Data". Philip Sheridan Buffum, Allison G. Martínez-Arocho, Megan Hardy Frankosky, Fernando J. Rodríguez, Eric N. Wiebe, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the 45th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), Atlanta, Georgia, 2014, pp. 151-156. [bib]
2013
[1]Repairing Disengagement in Collaborative Dialogue for Game-Based Learning. Fernando J. Rodríguez, Natalie D. Kerby, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED), Memphis, Tennessee, 2013, pp. 807-810. [bib]
workshop papers
2013
[1]Informing the Design of a Game-Based Learning Environment for Computer Science: A Pilot Study on Engagement and Collaborative Dialogue. Fernando J. Rodríguez, Natalie D. Kerby, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of The 1st Workshop on AI-Supported Education for Computer Science (AIEDCS), Memphis, Tennessee, 2013, pp. 30-39. [bib]