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Mark Floryan


Hongning Wang

Lecturer in Computer Science

Office: Rice Hall, Room 203
Phone: 434-243-3087
Email: mfloryan@cs.virginia.edu
Home Page: Mark Floryan

Department of Computer Science
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Virginia
85 Engineer's Way, P.O. Box 400740
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4740

Areas Of Interest

Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS), Artificial Intelligence, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Exploratory Learning Environments (ELE), Computer Science Education

Biographical Sketch

Mark Floryan received his Ph.D. in 2013 from UMass Amherst, where he worked in the Center for Knowledge Communication with Beverly Woolf. He is now a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at UVa. His work focuses on leveraging student data submitted to an ITS to facilitate the efficient development of intelligent educational systems. He is also interested in Serious Games. The UVa Student ACM Chapter voted him the ACM Professor of the year in 2014.

Research

For more information on Prof. Floryan's research, please visit his research page.

Selected Publications

  • Mark Floryan, Beverly Woolf. "Improving the Efficiency of Automatic Knowledge Generation through Games and Simulations". Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education. Memphis, TN (2013)
  • Mark Floryan, Beverly Woolf. "Authoring Expert Knowledge Bases for Intelligent Tutors through Crowdsourcing". Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education. Memphis, TN (2013)
  • Mark Floryan, Toby Dragon, Beverly Woolf. "When Less is More: Focused Pruning of Knowledge Bases to Improve Recognition of Student Conversation". Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems. Chania, Crete (2012)
  • Mark Floryan, Beverly Woolf. "Rashi Game: Towards an Effective Educational 3D Gaming Experience". Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies. Athens, GA (2011)