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Angela Zavaleta-Bernuy

MSc Computer Science 22'

About

I am a graduate student at the University of Toronto, where I am pursuing a Masters in Computer Science. I am part of the Intelligent Adaptive Interventions Lab (IAI) advised by Professor Joseph Jay Williams where we combine human-computer interaction (HCI) and psychology by conducting randomized A/B comparisons in real-world settings.

My focus is in HCI and computer science education, and my current project focuses on interventions to help students with planning ahead and time management, in order to motivate them to stay on track when learning online and mitigate procrastination. If you are interested to learn more about my work experience, volunteering opportunites and more, check out my résumé.

This semester, I am one of the course instructors for CSC108: Introduction to Computing Programming. When I am not writing papers, conducting studies, teaching or studying, you can probably find me playing tennis, on twitter or doing reddit gifts exchanges.

Education

  • Master of Computer Science Candidate
  • University of Toronto - April 2022
  • Honours Bachelor of Science Co-op Software Engineering and Mathematics
  • University of Toronto - April 2020

Awards

  • Undergraduate Research Award
  • University of Toronto - April 2020

Projects & Conferences

Papers

Zavaleta Bernuy, A., Zheng, Q., Shaikh, H., Nogas, J., Rafferty, A., Petersen, A. & Williams, J.J. (2021, June). Using Adaptive Experiments to Rapidly Help Students. In International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (pp. 422-426). [Paper]

Zavaleta Bernuy, A., Zheng, Q., Shaikh, H., Petersen, A. & Williams, J.J. (2021, March). Investigating the Impact of Online Homework Reminders Using Randomized A/B Comparisons. In Proceedings of the 52nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 1346-1346). [Paper]

Zavaleta Bernuy, A. & Harrington, B. (2020, July). Developing Testing-First Labs For a Less Intimidating Introductory CS Experience. In Psychology of Programming Interest Group (pp. 66-74). [Paper]

Zavaleta Bernuy, A. & Harrington, B. (2020, June). What are We Asking our Students? A Literature Map of Student Surveys in Computer Science Education. In Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (pp. 418-424). [Paper] [Video]

Lightning Talks

Zavaleta Bernuy, A., Shaikh, H., Zheng, Q. & Williams, J.J. (2020, July). Messaging interventions to mitigate procrastination in online courses. In Computing Research Association Virtual Conference. [Video]

Zavaleta Bernuy, A. (2019, July). What are We Asking our Students?. In Proceedings of the eleventh annual International Conference on International Computing Education Research. [Slides]

Posters

D'souza, R., Zavaleta Bernuy, A. & Harrington, B. (2021, March). PyBuggy: Testing the Effects of Enhanced Error Messages on Novice Programmers. In Proceedings of the 52nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 1346-1346). [Abstract] [Poster]

Zavaleta Bernuy, A. (2020, February). What are We Asking our Students?. In Proceedings of the 51st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 1424-1424). [Abstract] [Poster]

TA Tutorial Notes

Here are some helpful notes from the courses I am or have been a TA. Enjoy!

CSCA48
CSCB58
MATB41
CSCA20
MATA30
MATA36
MATA02
MATB44