Topic outline

  • Introduction

    The 6th CyberPsychology and Behavioral Seminar is hosted by the Chinese Psychological Society, Youth Psychology, and Behavior Lab of Education Ministry and the School of Psychology of Central China Normal University. The seminar aims at providing a platform for researchers from psychology, educational technology or information science backgrounds to share their ideas and resources and help improve related research and implication.
  • Schedule

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  • Michelene T.H Chi

    Michelene T. H. Chi is the director of the Learning Sciences Institute and a foundation professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Arizona State University. She is a cognitive science researcher interested in issues of how students learn. She discovered an important phenomenon that self-explaining increases learning more than receiving explanations, and pioneered a method of analyzing verbal explanations that is both quantitative and qualitative. She has done seminal studies on many other learning methods, include learning from being tutored, from collaborating, and from observing and overhearing tutorial dialogues. Another area of her research focuses on the origin of scientific misconceptions and she has explored approaches to teaching emergent, robustly misconceived processes. Recently she introduced a framework (ICAP) that defines active learning by differentiating students’ learning activities as passive, active, constructive or interactive, and compares their relative effectiveness. She has over 100 publications and 25 of them have over 200 citations each. Two have been ranked the first and seventh most highly cited articles published in the journal Cognitive Science.
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  • Kurt VanLehn

    Kurt VanLehn is the Diane and Gary Tooker Chair for Effective Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. He founded and co-directed two large NSF research centers (Circle; the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center). He has published over 125 peer-reviewed publications, is a fellow in the Cognitive Science Society, and is on the editorial boards of Cognition and Instruction and the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education. Dr. VanLehn's research focuses on intelligent tutoring systems, classroom orchestration systems, and other intelligent interactive instructional technology.
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  • George Siemens

    George Siemens is an educator and researcher on learning, networks, analytics and visualization, openness, and organizational effectiveness in digital environments. He is the author of Knowing Knowledge, an exploration of how the context and characteristics of knowledge have changed and what it means to organizations today, and the Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning. Knowing Knowledge has been translated into Mandarin, Spanish, Persian, and Hungarian. Siemens is the Associate Director of the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute at Athabasca University, leading the learning analytics research team. Previously, he was the Associate Director, Research and Development, with the Learning Technologies Centre at the University of Manitoba. His Ph.D., through the University of Aberdeen, was on sensemaking and wayfinding in complex information settings. He is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences detailing the influence of technology and media on education, organizations, and society, having presented at conferences in more than 30 countries. His work has been profiled in provincial, national, and international newspapers (including NY Times), radio, and television. His research has received numerous national and international awards. He will receive an honorary doctorate from Universidad de San Martín de Porres for his pioneering work in learning, technology, and networks in May 2012.
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  • 唐杰 (Jie Tang)

    Jie Tang is a Tenured associate professor and also serves as the vice-Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Technology at Tsinghua University. He has been visiting scholar at Cornell University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Southampton University. His interests include social network analysis, data mining, and machine learning. He has published more than 200 journal/conference papers and holds 20 patents. His papers have been cited by more than 10,000 times (Google Scholar). He served as PC Co-Chair of CIKM’16, WSDM’15, Associate General Chair of KDD’18, and Acting Editor-in-Chief of ACM TKDD, Editors of IEEE TKDE/TBD and ACM TIST. He leads the project for academic social network analysis and mining, which has attracted more than 8 million independent IP accesses from 220 countries/regions in the world. He was honored with the UK Royal Society-Newton Advanced Fellowship Award, CCF Young Scientist Award, and NSFC Distinguished Young Scholar.
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  • Vasile Rus

    Vasile Rus is the professor at at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Memphis. He is also a member of the Institute for Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis. Dr. Rus conducts state-of-the-art research and teaching in the area of language and information processing. He has been exploring fundamental topics such as natural language based knowledge representations, semantic similarity, and question answering as well as applications such as intelligent tutoring systems and software defect knowledge management. Dr. Rus has received research awards to support his work from the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Education Sciences, Office of Naval Research, and other federal agencies. He has been a Principal Investigator or co-Principal Investigator on awards totaling more than $6.2 million. For his work on automated methods to handle software defect reports in large-scale software development projects, Dr. Rus has been named a Systems Testing Research Fellow of the FedEx Institute of Technology. He has published more than 80 scientific articles in premier peer-reviewed international conferences and journals, as well as book chapters.
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  • David Williamson Shaffer

    David Williamson Shaffer is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Educational Psychology and a Game Scientist at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. Before coming to the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Shaffer taught grades 4-12 in the United States and abroad, including two years working with the Asian Development Bank and US Peace Corps in Nepal. His M.S. and Ph.D. are from the Media Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he taught in the Technology and Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Shaffer was a 2008-2009 European Union Marie Curie Fellow. He studies how new technologies change the way people think and learn.
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  • 胡祥恩 (Xiangen Hu)

    Dr. Xiangen Hu is a professor in the Department of Psychology, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department at The University of Memphis (UofM) and senior researcher at the Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS) at the UofM and is professor and Dean of the School of Psychology at Central China Normal University (CCNU). Dr. Hu received his MS in applied mathematics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, MA in social sciences and Ph.D. in Cognitive Sciences from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Hu is the Director of Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Partnership Laboratory at the UofM, and is a senior researcher in the Chinese Ministry of Education’s Key Laboratory of Adolescent Cyberpsychology and Behavior. Dr. Hu's primary research areas include Mathematical Psychology, Research Design and Statistics, and Cognitive Psychology. More specific research interests include General Processing Tree (GPT) models, categorical data analysis, knowledge representation, computerized tutoring, and advanced distributed learning. Dr. Hu has received funding for the above research from the US National Science Foundation (NSF), US Institute of Education Sciences (IES), ADL of the US Department of Defense (DoD), US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA), US Army Research Laboratories (ARL), US Office of Naval Research (ONR), UofM, and CCNU.
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  • James Hou-fu Liu

    James is currently President of the Asian Association of Social Psychology (see the website at after having previously served as its Secretary-General and Treasurer. From 2008-2011 he was Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Journal of Social Psychology (he now serves as Senior Editor). Together with AASP President-Elect Allan Bernardo, he edits an annual Special Issue of the Journal of Pacific Rim Studies on the practice of social psychology for social change in Asia and the Pacific Rim. He is accomplished in cross-cultural and indigenous psychology, having thought a lot about how Chinese philosophy and culture influences the present day psychology and practices of Chinese people today (with several articles written with his father, the eminent neo-Confucian philosopher Shu-hsien Liu). He is currently investigating the concept of “benevolent authority” as a cultural script for maintaining social order in higher power distance, collectivist societies. James has more than 180 refereed publications at have been cited more than 6000 times.
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  • 朱莉琪 (Liqi Zhu)

    Liqi Zhu is a professor at the Institute of Psychology at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. She is the deputy director of the Key Laboratory of Behavioral Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the deputy director of the Academic Degrees Committee of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the director of the Chinese Psychological Association. Dr. Zhu’s main research interests are cognitive development and social behavior development. She has been leading or has participated in a number of National Natural Science Foundation projects, 973 projects, key deployment projects of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and international cooperation projects. She has published in the top journals such as "Child Development", "Cognition" and, "Psychological Science", etc. She is currently the China Regional Coordinator of the International Association for Behavioral Development (ISSBD), the deputy editor of Child Development, the deputy editor of the International Journal of Psychology and the editor of the Journal of Psychology, Psychological Science and Progress in Psychological Science.
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  • 雷雳 (Li Lei)

    Li Lei is a professor of the Renmin University of China. He is a member of the Chinese Psychological Association, the deputy director of the Network Psychology Committee of the Chinese Psychological Association, and the editor of journals such as Psychological Development and Education, Progress in Psychological Science, and Associate Editor of School Psychology International. Dr. Lei’s research interests include personality and social development of children and adolescents, and cyberpsychology. His has studied the intervention of problematic behaviors of the primary and secondary school students, the sociality and mental health of students with learning disabilities, the characteristics, and intervention of bully in primary and secondary school students, and the relationship between teenagers' Internet usage and their psychological development. He has published over 170 journal articles and 100 books. He won many rewards, such as Outstanding Achievement Award of Beijing Philosophy and Social Science, the China Book Award, and the National Book Award. In recent years, he has devoted himself to the research of internet and youth development.
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  • 朱廷劭 (Tingshao Zhu)

    Tingshao Zhu is the scholar of the "Hundred Talents Program" of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received a Ph.D. from the Institute of Computing Technology of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999 and the University of Alberta in Canada in 2005. Dr. Zhu’s research interests include machine learning and network behavior psychology. , He was the first person using a data mining technique to explore rules underneath the Chinese rhythm, the Chinese words and sentences. The machine learning method he proposed has been widely used to train the user's browsing behavior model. He has studied various internet user features including user personality, mental health, attitude towards society and provided intervention based on the prediction of user behavior. He has led major grants such as the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Ministry of Science and Technology 973 and 863, the National Social Science Fund, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences Class A Pilot Project, and published more than 60 papers.
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  • 周宗奎 (Zongkui Zhou)

    Zongkui Zhou a Professor of School of Psychology of the Central China Normal University, the director of the Key Laboratory of Adolescent Cyberpsychology and Behavior, Ministry of Education. He is also the executive director of the Chinese Psychological Association, the director of the Network Psychology Committee of the Chinese Psychological Association and the China Psychology Associate Director of the Society for Developmental Psychology. Dr. Zhou’s research interests are the developmental and educational psychology, cyberpsychology, and mental health education. His long-term research concerns include the social and personality development of children and adolescents, the growth and education of left-behind children in rural areas, the mental health education in primary and secondary schools, and the psychological and behavioral development of adolescents. He has led more than 10 projects including the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the major projects of the National Social Science Fund, and the international collaborative projects. He has been entitled leading talent of several national projects.
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  • 蔡志强 (Zhiqiang Cai)

    Zhiqiang Cai is a research professor in Institute for Intelligent Systems, the University of Memphis. He has an M Sc. degree in computational mathematics received in 1985 from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, P. R. China. He was an associate professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology from 1994 through 2001, a visiting associate professor at Sudan University of Science and Technology from 1996 through 2000, a visiting associate professor at the University of Paris VI in 1995. His current research interests are in algorithm design and software development for tutoring systems and natural language processing.
  • 温忠麟 (Zhonglin Wen)

  • Industry Track 2: Adaptive Learning System and Its Promise On Improving Student Learning

    Zhen Xue, the data scientist at Yixue Squirrel AI since March 2018. He is an expert in mathematical modeling, having 15 years of experience in data processing and analysis. He received Ph.D. in high energy physics from University of Science and Technology of China under the supervising of professor Zizong Xu, then worked at BEPC national laboratory. He was responsible for the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of the luminosity monitor at BEPCII(Beijing Electron Positron Collider Upgrade project). The luminosity monitor was the first luminosity monitor in China that can measure the colliding luminosity bunch by bunch. BEPCII project won the National Science & Technology Progress Award (first class). Zhen Xue published more than 20 English papers in top journals and is one of the authors of the book “Beijing Spectrometer III” published by Shanghai science and technology press.
  • Industry Track 1: 围绕 LMS 的教学教育研究

  • Workshops

    • We offer a workshop on the last day (Oct. 11) of the summit.  Follow this link below to see more (and register).

    CohMetrix Workshop

    (recording available later)

    • Additional Workshops:
      • ENA workshop by David Shaffer (recording download here with password  SxRrW3k3)
      • AutoTutor workshop by Zhiqiang Cai (recording download
        • Part 1  here with password  3GmzcT8H (20 min)
        • Part 2 here with password  TmNcM9vf(115 min)