My primary research focus is on the technology innovation and integration to advance the sciences of learning.
I am interested in the innovation and application of Artificial Intelligence technologies for students to learn, teachers to teach, and researchers to understand how people learn (and, more importantly, fail to learn!). I am therefore an engineer of transformative technologies and a practitioner to improve education.
I am also interested in studying the transformative theory of learning and teaching that brings us with the significant knowledge on how people learn and how people should be taught. I am therefore a learning scientist working on the empirical data collected from field studies conducted with the learning technologies that I invent.
My scholarly expertise thus spans education, learning science, cognitive science, and computer science.
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*
1. Namatame, M., & Matsuda, N. (2016) Development of a peer review system for art education and its evaluation. Transactions of Japan Society of Kansei Engineering.
2. Toyose, K., Asaba, N., Yamaguchi, H., & Nishino, K., Matsuda, N. (2015). Application of Waka-Kansei Database for Learning Japanese Waka in Middle School. Japan Journal of Educational Technology, 38(4), 329-340
3. Blessing, S. B., Aleven, V., Gilbert, S. B., Heffernan, N. T., Matsuda, N., & Mitrovic, A. (2015). Authoring Example-based Tutors for Procedural Tasks. In R. Sottilare, A. Graesser, X. Hu & K. Brawner (Eds.), Design Recommendations for Adaptive Intelligent Tutoring Systems: Authoring Tools (Vol. 3, pp. 71-94)
4. Li, N., Matsuda, N., Cohen, W. W., & Koedinger, K. R. (2015). Integrating representation learning and skill learning in a human-like intelligent agent. Artificial Intelligence, 219, 67-91. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.artint.2014.11.002 [Impact factor: 2.709]
5. Matsuda, N., Cohen, W. W., & Koedinger, K. R. (2015). Teaching the Teacher: Tutoring SimStudent leads to more Effective Cognitive Tutor Authoring. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 25, 1-34.
* Publication was joint-authored with students
College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)
Catapult Round 3 - Learning to Write in a Digital Age: Technology-Enhanced Intervention for Young At-Risk Writers (Funded amount $30,000). (Co-PI)
TAMU College of Education & Human Development (State)
2016/12/01 - 2018/05/31
Total Funding: 0.
EXP: Exploratory Study on the Adaptive Online Course and its Implication on Synergetic Competency. (PI)
2016/09/01 - 2018/08/31
Total Funding: 566,000.
Data-Driven Methods to Improve Student Learning from Online Courses. (PI)
2015/09/01 - 2017/07/03
Total Funding: 311,579.
Learning by Teaching a Synthetic Peer: Investigating the effect of tutor scaffolding for tutor learning. (PI)
2015/09/01 - 2017/09/30
Total Funding: 676,638.