David Gerritsen

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In this paper we focus on modeling friendships between humans as a way of working towards technology that can initiate and sustain a lifelong relationship with users. We do this by predicting friendship status in a dyad using a set of automatically harvested verbal and nonverbal features from videos of the interaction of students in a peer tutoring study.(More)
Preface Culture has a profound effect on the way people interact with, react to, think and feel about knowledge, symbols, situations, etc. Yet it is underestimated in AIED research. Most of the currently influential learning systems have indeed been created by and for developed world contexts and with Western cultural perspectives in mind. However in recent(More)
Research shows the benefits of active learning in American college classrooms. International graduate students in American universities may face difficulties in teaching students with different cultural dispositions. The current research uses power distance to explore cultural juxtapositions in classrooms and personal informatics design to propose an(More)
Entire industries have grown up around the physiological, cognitive, and economic demands of technology on users, but there is little research into the specific psychological processes and implications of the social function of human-computer interaction (HCI), especially when the computer is programmed to mimic human norms. To understand this issue better,(More)
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