BiographyHimanshu Verma is a doctoral candidate at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, under the supervision of Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg within the CRAFT lab.
He is currently working on the LiveLab Project which aims to study the collaboration between students who work at the Rolex Learning Center, and assist the collaboration with appropriate technology meant to enhance collaboration.
He obtained his Bachelor of Technology degree from Gurukul Kangri University (India) in Computer Sciences in 2008 and then a Master of Technology degree from Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad (India) in the interdisciplinary field of Human Computer Interaction.
His master thesis was based on Information Retrieval, where he tried to extract the thematic structure of any document using Unsupervised Machine Learning and then implemented the semantic search capability along with disambiguating the word sense.
His research interests include Human Computer Interaction, Machine Learning, Computer Supported Collaborative Work, Cognitive Science and Information Retrieval.
Latent Social Information in Group Interactions with a Shared Workspace. EPFL, Lausanne, 2015..
Looking AT versus Looking THROUGH: A Dual Eye-tracking study in MOOC Context. Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, 2015..
Watching MOOCs together: investigating co-located MOOC study groups, in Distance Education, vol. 35, num. 2, p. 217-233, 2014.
MOOC Learning in Spontaneous Study Groups: Does Synchronously Watching Videos Make a Difference?. EMOOCs 2014, the Second MOOC European Stakeholders Summit, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2014..
Mobile technology for awareness of time progression and its impact on meetings. International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, San Diego, California, USA, 2013..
MOOCs are More Social than You Believe, 2013.
Complementarity of Input Devices to Achieve Knowledge Sharing in Meetings. The 16th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 2013..
Group Dynamics Findings from Coordination in Problem Solving and Decision Making Meetings. International Conference on Supporting Group Work, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA, 2012..
Paper Interfaces for Learning Geometry. 7th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2012..
Effects of Input Device Familiarity on Content Creation and Sharing in Meetings. CHI, Austin, Texas, USA, 2012..
Eye-tracking perspectives of students learning trough MOOCs, submitted to International Journal of Technology in Higher Education.