Ivon Arroyo

Portrait of Ivon Arroyo

Ivon Arroyo

Associate Professor
Math, Science, & Learning Technologies

Email iconivon@umass.edu

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Education

Ed.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2003
M.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2000
B.S., Universidad Blas Pascal, Argentina, 1995

Biography

A true inter-disciplinarian, Dr. Arroyo’s research bridges Learning Sciences, Computer Science, Data Science, and Educational/Cognitive Psychology. Her expertise is in the design and implementation of novel technologies for learning and assessment for mathematics and Computational Thinking, for students throughout the K-12 level. She and her team create intelligent tutoring systems that automatically assess students’ math skills, affective states and metacognitive states, respond to students in real time, and report strengths and weaknesses (in real time) to the teacher, as students are working on computers or mobile devices. Her group also works on Wearable Learning, the use of mobile electronic devices to enable multi-player educational  math games/activities that can be implemented in classrooms or Afterschool programs, indoors or outdoors, involving embodied, hands-on and physical learning—integrating math concepts such as measurement/geometry, gestures, and physical movement. Dr. Arroyo enjoys teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level because of the opportunity to impart knowledge and skills to students, as well as mentor a new generation of Learning Scientists that have dual strengths in computation and core learning sciences, allowing for an invaluable combination of technological innovation with theoretical knowledge of how people learn.

Research

  • Best paper award, 2009 - 14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education
  • Best paper award, 2010 - 3rd International Conference on Educational Data Mining
  • Nomination to Best paper award, 2010 - 10th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems
  • Fulbright Fellow, 1996 - Fulbright Masters Program
  • First prize at the XXIII JAIIO undergraduate student-level contest, 1994 - SADIO (Argentine Society of Informatics), for the research and development project on COMPUTER VISION
  • Department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies