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Universitat Pompeu Fabra

The TIDE lab (Interactive & Distributed Technologies for Education) is part of the Engineering School of Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. Universitat Pompeu Fabra is a public university in Barcelona, founded in 1990, that stands out for its quality in teaching, research, and international outreach.

TIDE  has expertise in research around design, development and evaluation of technology-enhanced learning applications, learning design, analytics to support teaching and learning, (co-)authoring and social tools, computer-supported collaborative learning, serious games, mobile learning, competence development and assessment tools, interoperability specifications, …  through European and national research and innovation projects. The group is led by a Full Professor and a team of members including senior and postdoc researchers, a developer, PhD students, and research assistants. TIDE has developed a number of educational tools that are available for the community and has also a large experience in designing and offering teacher development workshops and courses.

Team members: 

Davinia Hernández-Leo is Full Professor at the Department of Information and Communications Technologies Department (DTIC) at UPF, the coordinator of the Interactive and Distributed Technologies for Education group (TIDE), Vice-Dean of the UPF Engineering School and the Head of its Unit for Teaching Quality and Innovation. She obtained a degree and a Ph.D on Telecommunication Engineering at University of Valladolid, Spain, and has been visiting researcher at Open University of the Netherlands, Fulbright Scholar at Virginia Tech and visiting academic at the University of Sydney. Her has published extensively and received several awards, including best paper awards and the European award for excellence in the field of CSCL technology. She has also received Teaching Awards (Vicens Vives) and the ICREA Academia Award from the Catalan Government in 2019. Currently, she is the Vice-President of the European Association for Technology-Enhanced Learning, a member of the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions of Learning Technologies and the Steering Committee of the European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning.

Milica Vujovic is a INPhINIT “la Caixa” Marie Curie PhD candidate in Interactive and Distributed Technologies for Education (TIDE) Group in the Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona. Architectural and mechanical engineer with a history of working in the academia, architecture, mechanical and industrial engineering industry. Also, owns previous experience in teaching, within multidisciplinary subjects held at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade. Subjects referred to human interaction in smart environments and mechatronic solutions in architecture. Obtained a Master's Degree in Architecture (2011) and Master's Degree from Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (2014). Skilled in SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Revit and Matlab. Her research interests focus on Mechatronics, Human Computer Interaction and Smart Environment.


Josep Ferrer is a current Intelligent Interactive Systems Master student in the UPF. He is a physics engineering graduate from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona. He has been working as a data analyst and is currently joining the TIDE research group as a research assistant, to participate in the Teaspils project helping out with data analysis tasks.
His research interests are focused on Biomedical engineering, Social Interaction, Big data and Computational Semantics. His Master Thesis will focus on characterizing the mobility of the Catalan society using mobile phone data.

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