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I am an educational technology and learning science researcher with the Open-Ended Learning Environment research group at the Institute for Software Integrated Systems, Vanderbilt University. My research interests lie in learning science, educational technology, computing education research, collaborative learning, collaborative problem solving and development of technology-enhanced learning-teaching environments. Specifically, I am interested in using powerful blends of exploratory qualitative research methodology with learning analytics to inquire into:

  1. How experts and novices perform complex thinking processes during decision making and problem-solving?
  2. How to scaffold students in acquiring these thinking skills in intelligent technology-enhanced learning environments?
  3. How does collaborative problem-solving can help in acquiring these thinking skills?

I am pursuing my postdoctoral research under the guidance of Prof. Gautam Biswas, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering, Vanderbilt University.