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Dr. Azevedo is a Professor in the School of Modeling Simulation and Training at the University of Central Florida. He is also an affiliated faculty in the Departments of Computer Science and Internal Medicine at the University of Central Florida and the lead scientist for the Learning Sciences Faculty Cluster Initiative. He received his PhD in Educational Psychology from McGill University and completed his postdoctoral training in Cognitve Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. His main research area includes examining the role of cognitive, metacognitive, affective, and motivational self-regulatory processes during learning with advanced learning technologies (e.g., intelligent tutoring systems, hypermedia, multimedia, simulations, serious games, immersive virtual learning environments). More specifically, his overarching research goal is to understand the complex interactions between humans and intelligent learning systems by using interdisciplinary methods to measure cognitive, metacognitive, emotional, motivational, and social processes and their impact on learning, performance, and transfer. To accomplish this goal, he conducts laboratory, classroom, and in-situ (e.g., medical simulator) studies and collects multi-channel data to develop models of human-computer interaction; examines the nature of temporally unfolding self- and other-regulatory processes (e.g., human-human and human-artificial agents); and, designs intelligent learning and training systems to detect, track, model, and foster learners, teachers, and trainers’ self-regulatory processes. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers, chapters, and refereed conference proceedings in the areas of educational, learning, cognitive, educational, and computational sciences. He was the former editor of the Metacognition and Learning journal and serves on the editorial board of several top-tiered learning and cognitive sciences journals (e.g., Applied Cognitive Psychology, International Journal of AI in Education, Educational Psychology Review, European Journal of Psychological Assessment). His research is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Institute of Education Sciences (IES), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Social Sciences and the Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Natural and Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC), Canada Research Chairs (CRC), and Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI). He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the recipient of the prestigious Early Faculty Career Award from the National Science Foundation.
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Dr. Adam Golden received his undergraduate degree at Emory University and began his medical career at the University of Miami. He continued his training in Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This was followed by a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine with the University of Miami in 1998. Dr. Golden is a practicing clinician and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine with board certifications in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He is currently the Associate Chief of Staff for Research at the Orlando VA Healthcare System. He is also a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine.

Post Doctoral Fellow

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Dr. Veena Mayya, is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the School of Global Health Management and Informatics, University of Central Florida. She is presently affiliated with the Department of Information and Communication Technology at Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India. Dr. Mayya has contributed research articles to esteemed journals and conference proceedings. She completed her Ph.D. in AI-based healthcare decision support systems at the National Institute of Technology, Surathkal, India, in 2022. Her primary research focus lies in healthcare analytics and developing AI-based clinical decision support systems using multimodal data.

Past Post Doctoral Fellow

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Dr. Shrirang A. Kulkarni worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the School of Global Health Management and Informatics, University of Central Florida. Before joining UCF he was an Associate Professor with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at National Institute of Engineering, Mysore, India. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from Visvesvaraya Technological University in the year 2012. His research work includes developing new algorithms for analysis of healthcare data using machine learning.
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Dr. Shu-Chuan (Jennifer) Yeh from the National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU) will spend one academic year at UCF to complete her research on effects of personality and job satisfaction on health of professionals. She is an associate dean and professor for the College of Management at NSYSU in Taiwan. Her research is centered in organizational studies, human resource management, and leadership.

Undergraduate Students

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Thuc Luong is an undergraduate student at the University of Central Florida pursuing his Bachelor's in Computer Science with the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Currently, he hopes to obtain invaluable programming and data analysis experience working under the EXCEL program's second-year undergraduate research program. Thuc's hobbies include playing the piano and watching movies.
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Hello! My name is Adithi, and I am a sophomore majoring in Data Science and double minoring in Statistics and Computer Programming. I work as an undergraduate researcher for a lab under the School of Global Health Management and Informatics and as a Learning Assistant for Calculus I with the iSTEM department. I’m proficient in programming in Python and currently learning to program in C. Furthermore, I have experience in utilizing statistics and calculus within certain disciplines. In my spare time, I like to read, watch movies, and draw.

Graduate Students

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Elizabeth is a graduate student working on her Computer Engineering Masters at University of Central Florida. She also graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Engineering and Computational Sciences from University of Central Florida with a minor in entrepreneurship and is hoping to pursue a Doctorate in Computer Engineering. Her research interests include application of computational sciences within the health industry, fintech, and sustainable and renewable energy systems. She is also interested in bringing research technology to market and hopes to continue doing research and design.
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Aishwarya Joshi is currently a Ph.D. student in Public Affairs. She is specializing in Health management and research track. She has completed her undergraduate degree in Dental Surgery from India and has worked in dental hospitals and rural communities of India for more than a year. She is currently working as a graduate research assistant and is involved with studies pertaining to behavioral health, Aging, Telehealth/ telemedicine, oral health, and nursing workforce issues. She is currently working on the research associated with telemedicine with Dr. Varadraj Gurupur.

Past Graduate Students

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Sanjay Shanbhag

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Muhammed Abdel Hamid Shelleh

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Ayan Nasir

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Jodh Singh Pannu

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