Xu Wang
xuwang@cs.cmu.edu

My research is to support more people learn in effective ways. To achieve this goal, I conduct two types of research activities.
1) I study the cognitive processes behind human problem solving and learning. 2) Based on the insights, I develop computational methods and systems to support scalable teaching and learning.
I evaluate such techniques in authentic learning environments.


I'm on the job market this year, looking for acdemic and industry research positions.
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Research · Teaching · Diversity · CV


Bio
Xu Wang is a PhD candidate in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, advised by Dr. Ken Koedinger and Dr. Carolyn Rose. She conducts interdisciplinary research within the fields of Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Science, Artificial Intelligence and Education. Before coming to CMU, she received a Masters in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor’s in Science from Beijing Normal University. She has also worked in the User Interface Research Group at Autodesk Research.


Publications

Content Creation through Human-Machine Partnership

UpGrade: Sourcing Student Open-Ended Solutions to Create Scalable Learning Opportunities
Xu Wang, Srinivasa Talluri, Carolyn Rose and Ken Koedinger
Learning@Scale'2019
pdf · ACM DL · slides



Leveraging Community-Generated Videos and Command Logs to Classify and Recommend Software Workflows
Xu Wang, Benjamin Lafreniere, Tovi Grossman
CHI'2018
pdf · ACM DL




Conversational Agent to Support Group Discussion

Contrasting Explicit and Implicit Scaffolding for Transactive Exchange in Team Oriented Project Based Learning
Xu Wang, Miaomiao Wen, Carolyn Rose
CSCL'2017
pdf · ISLS Repository · slides



An Intelligent-Agent Facilitated Scaffold for Fostering Reflection in a Team-based Project Course
Sreecharan Sankaranarayanan, Xu Wang, Cameron Dashti, Marshall An, Clarence Ngoh, Majd Sakr, and Carolyn Rose
AIED'2019
pdf · Springer



Coordinating Collaborative Chat in Massive Open Online Courses
Gaurav Tomar, Sree Sankaranarayanan, Xu Wang, Carolyn Rose
ICLS'2016
pdf · ISLS Repository




Collaborative Learning at Scale

Public Peer Review Motivates Higher Quality Feedback
Xu Wang, Yali Chen, Amanda Godley, Carolyn Rose
ICLS'2018
pdf · ISLS Repository  · Slides



When Optimal Team Formation is a Choice – Self-Selection versus Intelligent Team Formation Strategies in a Large Online Project-Based Course
​Sree Sankaranarayanan, Cameron Dashti, Chris Bogart, Xu Wang, Majd Sakr, Carolyn Rose
AIED'2018
pdf · Springer



Transactivity as a Predictor of Future Collaborative Knowledge Integration in Team-Based Learning in Online Courses
​Miaomiao Wen, Keith Maki, Xu Wang, Steven Dow, James Herbsleb, Carolyn Rose
EDM'2016
pdf · ERIC



Towards triggering higher-order thinking behaviors in MOOCs
Xu Wang, Miaomiao Wen, Carolyn Rose
LAK'2016
pdf · ACM DL

Investigating How Student’s Cognitive Behaviors in MOOC Discussion Forums Affect Learning Gains
Xu Wang, Diyi Yang, Miaomiao Wen, Ken Koedinger, Carolyn Rose
EDM'2015
pdf · ERIC


Augmented Reality for Education


A Case Study of Augmented Reality Simulation System Application in a Chemistry Course
​Su Cai, Xu Wang, Feng-Kuang Chiang (Undergraduate Thesis)
Computers in Human Behavior
pdf · Elsevier

Using the Augmented Reality 3D Technique for a Convex Imaging Experiment in a Physics Course
​Su Cai, Feng-Kuang Chiang, Xu Wang,
International Journal of Engineering Education
pdf

Simulation Teaching in 3D Augmented Reality Environment
​Su Cai, Xu Wang, Mengnan Gao, Shengquan Yu
IIAI'2012
pdf · IEEE DL