Dr. Kumar earned his doctoral degree in Computer Science (PhD) from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, as the best graduating student in 2001. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Science Applications (MCA) as the first rank holder from Bharathiar University, India, where he also completed his bachelor’s degree (BSc) in Physics with a minor in Mathematics. His research focuses on developing anthropomorphic agents, which mimic and perfect human-like traits to better assist learners in their regulatory tasks. His research includes investigating technology-enhanced erudition methods that employ Big Data Learning Analytics, Self-Regulated Learning, Co-Regulated Learning, Causal Modelling, and Machine Learning, to facilitate deep learning. Dr. Kumar is also Full Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at Athabasca University, Canada.
Dr. Chang completed Masters degree in Information and Computer Engineering and doctoral degree in Electronics Engineering (PhD) from Chung-Yuan Christian University in Taiwan. His research mainly focuses on mobile learning and ubiquitous learning, museum e-learning, game-based learning, educational robots, learning behaviour analysis, data mining, intelligent agent technology, computational intelligence in e-learning, and mobile healthcare. He is also Full Professor in the School of Computing Information and Systems at Athabasca University, Canada.
Mr. Shaheen is a Management Consultant with more than 15 years of diversified and international experience operating at the intersection of technology and business. Throughout his career, Shaheen collaborated with and directed multidisciplinary stakeholders at all organizational levels to deliver successful business outcomes. He managed multiple innovation projects and engagements of complex nature to increase business competitiveness, improve performance and grow productivity. Mr. Shaheen holds an MBA degree from the University of Alberta. His research interests include: corporate strategy and society, competitive strategy, clean technology, education technology, knowledge utilization, and innovation.