Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Ph. D., Project Leader
I am a professor of the Ateneo de Manila University. I teach in the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science. My areas of specialization are educational technology, intelligent tutoring systems, and affective computing. In 2011, I established the Ateneo Laboratory for the Learning Sciences through a grant from the Department of Science and Technology’s Engineering Research and Development for Technology program.
I am currently studying students’ behavior and affect while using intelligent tutors, educational games, and other learning software. My collaborators include Dr. Rose Luckin and Dr. Kaska Porayska-Pomsta of the London Knowledge Lab, Dr. Ryan Baker of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Joseph Beck and Dr. Ivon Arroyo of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Dr. Noboru Matsuda of Texas A&M, and Dr. Amy Ogan of Carnegie Mellon University
Jessica O. Sugay, Research Associate
I am a Lecturer in the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science of the Ateneo de Manila University. I am currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Education, majoring in Information Technology Integration. I am also the Moderator of the student organization, the Computer Society of the Ateneo.
Walfrido David A. Diy, Lecturer
I am a lecturer in Ateneo de Manila University’s Department of Information Systems and Computer Science. I am interested in all things game-related, which includes affect-sensitive interfaces for games.
Eric Cesar E. Vidal, Jr., Lecturer
I am an Instructor at the Ateneo de Manila University. I received my B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science at Ateneo in 2001 and 2005, respectively. I was previously a graduate research assistant at Ateneo doing computer graphics research and teaching, and subsequently, a researcher at the National University of Singapore Games Lab in charge of developing an artificial intelligence planning system for game applications.
I am presently a researcher of the Ateneo Laboratory for the Learning Sciences, and I am currently developing an augmented reality framework for instructional games. My current research interests include augmented reality, serious games, computer graphics and artificial intelligence.