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Erik Andersen

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  • Erik Andersen
  • Dept: Computer Science
  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Address: 445 Gates Hall
  • Phone: 607 255-8306
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Biography

I explore how computer science and human-computer interaction can make education more engaging, automated, and adaptive. I am particularly interested in automatic creation of educational content, including adaptive progressions of practice problems, step-by-step demonstrations, and diagnosis of misconceptions. I am a co-creator of multiple educational video games, some of which have won international awards and attracted millions of players.

Research Interests

Selected Publications

  • Culbertson, G., E. Andersen, W. White, D. Zhang, M. Jung. 2016. "Crystallize: An Immersive, Collaborative Game for Second Language Learning." Paper presented at ACM Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW)
  • Culbertson, G., S. Wang, M. Jung, EriK Andersen. 2016. "Social Situational Language Learning through an Online 3D Game." Paper presented at Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)
  • Wang, S., F. He, EriK Andersen. 2017. "A Unified Framework for Knowledge Assessment and Progression Analysis and Design." Paper presented at ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)
  • Wang, S., F. He, EriK Andersen. 2017. "PathViewer: Visualizing Pathways through Student Data." Paper presented at ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)
  • Arawjo, I., C. Y. Wang, A. Myers, EriK Andersen, F. Guimbretière. 2017. "Teaching Programming with Gamified Semantics." Paper presented at ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)

Selected Awards and Honors

  • NSF CISE Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) 2017
  • Best Work in the Primary School Category, 38th NHK Japan Prize (team award for Refraction) 2011
  • Grand Prize, Disney Learning Challenge, SIGGRAPH (team award for Refraction) 2010
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship 2008
  • 1 Best Paper Award, 1 Best Student Paper Award, 3 Best Paper Nominations 2007

Websites

Education

  • BS (Computer Science and Linguistics), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007
  • MS (Computer Science), University of Washington, 2010
  • Ph D (Computer Science & Engineering), University of Washington, 2014