Vania Dimitrova

Vania Dimitrova (PhD in AI in Education, Leeds) is Associate Professor in Intelligent Systems in the School of Computing, University of Leeds, Co-director of the Leeds University Research Centre in Digital Learning, and Director of Technology-enhanced learning strategy at the Leeds Institute of Medical Education. She leads a research activity on AI for augmenting human intelligence. This develops methods for knowledge capture, ontological modelling and reasoning, user/group modelling, and user-adaptive interactive systems. She is involved in several multi-disciplinary projects on (a) knowledge-enriched intelligent decision systems and (b) user behaviour modelling for intelligent support for self-regulation and soft skills learning. Her work is funded by a range of sources, e.g. EU, UK research councils, the UK technology strategy board. She coordinated ImREAL (EU) that developed culturally-enhanced personalised simulators for learning, and led personalisation for decision making in Dicode (EU). She is associate editor of the International Journal of AI in Education (IJAIED), member of the editorial board of the personalisation journal (UMUAI), and was associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (IEEE TLT). She is a member of the executive Committee of the International AI in Education society; and regularly acts as EU projects reviewer.