Doctoral students

Computer Science – 44

Meysam Abedi, Securing and encryption of students private data. Dr. Mohammed Saqr, Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF.

Hilma Ndapewa Aludhilu, Namibia, Artificial intelligent-driven software testing framework for software start-ups in Namibia. Prof. Markku Tukiainen, Dr. Ilkka Jormanainen, Dr. Tapani Toivonen, UEF; Prof. Erkki Sutinen, University of Turku.

Adjei Amaniampong, Ghana, Exploring visualization tools and frameworks for K-12 machine learning teaching: A design research study. Dr. Ilkka Jormanainen, Prof. Matti Tedre, UEF; Associate Prof. Solomon Sunday Oyelere, Luleå University of Technology.

Sami Andberg, Finland, Utilising eye-tracking data to diagnose early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Associate Prof. Roman Bednarik, Prof. Anne Koivisto, UEF.

Ebenezer Anohah, Ghana, Integration of indigenous practices into computing education: The case of computing studies in Ghana. Dr. Jarkko Suhonen; Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF.

Muhammad Anwar, Pakistan, Enhancing the identification process of learning styles using cognitive traits and considering dynamic aspects. Prof. Sabine Graf, Athabasca University, Canada; Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF.

Rhythm Rajiv Bathia, India, From big data to person-based learning analytics: exploring the opportunities and challenges, India. Dr. Mohammed Saqr, Prof. Matti Tedre, UEF.

Nacir Bouali, Morocco. Virtual reality generation from natural language. Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF; Prof. Violetta Cavalli-Sforza, Al Alkhawayn University.

Wayne Brown, Canada. Improving simulation-based healthcare education through human actors and wearable technology. Prof. Kinshuk, Dr. Richard A.W. Tortorella, University of North Texas; Prof. Matti Tedre, UEF.

Marc Denojean-Mairet, Canada, Smart learning environment: A framework for smart devices and social media in identifying learning. Prof. Kinshuk, University of North Texas; Prof. Matti Tedre, UEF.

Ramy Elmoazen, Egypt, Quantitative ethnography of knowledge construction in Problem-Based Learning: A learning analytics approach. Dr. Mohammed Saqr, Prof. Matti Tedre, School of Computing, UEF; Prof. Laura Hirsto, School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education, UEF.

Albert Gonzalez, Spain, Encouraging Computer Science arete in academia – a narrative inquiry. Prof. Markku Tukiainen; Prof. Marjatta Vanhalakka-Ruoho, UEF.

Madina Hamishi, Tanzania, Web-based financial management skills training for women in informal saving groups in urban Tanzania. Dr. Jarkko Suhonen, Prof. Matti Tedre, UEF; Dr. Alsen Florian Kapinga, Dr. Nasibu Rajabu Mramba, College of Business Education.

Behzad Joze Hashemian, Finland, CSCSCL model for optimizing nonlinear storyline in DIS. Prof. Markku Tukiainen, Dr. Ilkka Jormanainen, UEF.

Muhammad Mustafa Hassan, Pakistan, Jeliot M: An Ethnocomputing oriented way to visualize programs on a mobile platform. Dr. Andrés Moreno, European Chemicals Agency; Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF.

Sami Heikkinen, Finland, Process mining and automatic feedback as a tool to support self-regulated learning. Prof. Matti Tedre, Dr. Mohammed Saqr, UEF; Assistant Prof. Jonna Malmberg, University of Oulu.

Mikko J. Hyttinen, Finland, Blended learning and social software in higher education – new perspectives to the design and implementation of computing courses. Dr. Jarkko Suhonen, Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF.

Mark Gachara Irura, Kenya, The use of machine translation techniques for Gĩkũyũ to English language. Prof. Markku Tukiainen, School of Computing, UEF; Prof. Kimmo Kettunen, School of Humanities, UEF.

Satu Järvinen, Finland. Using digital micro certificates in the recognition and validation of skills of the informal sector in Africa. Dr. Ilkka Jormanainen, Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF; Dr. Erick Gankam Tambo, United Nations University.

Maria Miiro Kafuko, Uganda, Facilitating collaborative group work at scale using learning analytics. Dr. Mohammed Saqr, UEF; Associate Prof. Joseph Kizito Bada, Makerere University Business School; Dr. Jarkko Suhonen, Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF.

Anna Mark Kayanda, Tanzania, Developing decision making in Tanzanian academic institutions through improved information systems. Prof. Matti Tedre, UEF; Prof. Lazaro S.P. Busagala, College of Business Education.

Markku Kääriäinen, Finland, The development of pedagogical teaching and learning quality in online VisCoS studies. Dr. Jarkko Suhonen; Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF.

Mikko Laamanen, Finland, Development of theatre robotics and evaluating its learning impact. Dr. Ilkka Jormanainen, Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF.

Alem Habte Mare, Eritrea, Improving teacher effectiveness by integrating Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into teacher education and development programs in Eritrea: Local context within local perspectives. Dr. Ilkka Jormanainen, Prof. Matti Tedre, UEF.

Mzomwe Yahya Mazana, Tanzania, Technology in education: Impact assessment of ICT developments in higher education in Tanzania. Prof. Matti Tedre, School of Computing, UEF; Dr. Calkin Suero Montero, School of Educational Sciences and Psychology, UEF.

Salseng Mrong, Bangladesh, Educational robotics and visualization tool aided machine intelligence education, Dr. Ilkka Jormanainen, Prof. Matti Tedre, UEF.

Nkundwe Moses Mwasaga, Tanzania, Ethno supercomputing. Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF; Prof. Mike Joy, University of Warwick.

Veronica Omeni, UK, Developing cultural awareness and intercultural communication skills through on-line interaction and instructional web-based technology in an educational context. Prof. Markku Tukiainen, School of Computing, UEF; Dr. Calkin Suero Montero, School of Educational Sciences and Psychology, UEF; Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni, Universita della Svizerra italiana.

Gospel Oparaocha, Nigeria, Inter-firm networks and entrepreneurship innovations in the Nigerian ICT sector: Stories of ICT enabled open innovation platform in emerging markets context. Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF; Dr. Mikko Rajala, Confidante Ltd.

Josephat O. Oroma, Uganda, Improving programming education in a developing country: A case of Tumaini University – Iringa. Prof. Markku Tukiainen, Dr. Ilkka Jormanainen, UEF.

Vasileos Paliktzoglou, Greece, Higher education students’ perceptions of acceptance, engagement and experience with social media as a collaborative learning tool – the SMCLT integration structural model. Dr. Jarkko Suhonen, Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF.

Geetha Paulmani, India, Lean research culture: Measurement, analysis, and revitalization of processes and outcomes of contemporary research practices. Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF; Prof. Kinshuk, University of North Texas; Prof. Vive Kumar; Athabasca University.

Veruschka Pelser-Carstens, South Africa. Developing a serious game design framework for educational tabletop games with digital components. Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF; Dr. Carolina Islas Sedano, University of Turku; Dr. Verona Leendertz, North-West University.

Joel Rumanyika, Tanzania, Improving street vendors’ market expansion through mobile technologies: A strategy in Tanzanian environment. Prof. Matti Tedre, UEF; Dr. Mikko Apiola, University of Turku.

Ismaila Sanusi, Nigeria, Machine learning for K-12 education. Associate Prof. Solomon Sunday Oyelere, Luleå University of Technology; Dr. Jarkko Suhonen, Prof. Markku Tukiainen, School of Computing, UEF; Dr. Henriikka Vartiainen, School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education, UEF.

Christoph Scheib, Germany, Business Information Management in media industries across various business activities. Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF; Prof. Artur Lugmayr, Curtin University.

Annastasia Shipepe, Namibia, A design study on the impact of educational robotics and sensor technology in Namibia. Prof. Markku Tukiainen, Dr. Ilkka Jormanainen, UEF; Prof. Erkki Sutinen, University of Turku; Dr. Kauna Mufeti, University of Namibia.

Pasi Silander, Finland, Digitalization in education: From computer-assisted education to era of AI and learning analytics. Prof. Matti Tedre, UEF.

Brian Stewart, Canada, Economic and sustainability growth factors of online learning. Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF; Prof. Kinshuk, University of North Texas.

Radiet Taddese, Eritrea. Effective management of ICT innovation and its impact to SDG: Case studies in Eritrea. Dr. Ilkka Jormanainen, Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF.

Janne Tyni, Finland. Effects of different rewards systems on learning experience in educational and serious games. Associate Prof. Roman Bednarik, Prof. Matti Tedre, UEF.

Hongxin Yan, Canada. Build a personalized online course design model based on differentiated instruction principles and practices. Prof. Markku Tukiainen, UEF; Prof. Kinshuk, University of North Texas; Prof. Cindy Ives, Dr. Fuhua Lee, Athabasca University.

Samuel Tewelde Yigzaw, Eritrea. Knowledge management model for ICT use in higher education & research: The case of Eritrea. Prof. Markku Tukiainen; Dr. Ilkka Jormanainen, UEF.

Michael Yingbull, Canada, Impact of the use of authentic learning traces in post secondary Information Technology education. Prof. Matti Tedre, UEF; Prof. Kinshuk, Dr. Richard A.W. Tortorella, University of North Texas.

Education – 3

Serkan Baykusoglu, UK, Transforming education through technology-enhanced learning: The use of Tablet PCs in secondary education and the impact on learning and teaching. Prof. Teemu Valtonen, UEF.

Amor Jebali, Tunisia, The impact of social media on undergraduate students’ self-regulation and collaborative intelligence. Prof. Pertti Väisänen; Prof. Teemu Valtonen, UEF.

Juho Kahila, Finland, Digital games and metagames as an informal learning environment for children and young people. Prof. Teemu Valtonen; Prof. Matti Tedre, UEF.