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Me I am a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with the Learning Research and Development Center and the Center for Instructional Design and Distance Education at the University of Pittsburgh. I graduated with a BS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007 and a Ph.D in Computer Science from North Carolina State University in 2014.

 

Research Interests

My research lies in the intersection of Education, Narrative, and Artificial Intelligence. I have applied artificial intelligence and data mining techniques in educational technology to support students in writing, middle-grade science, and computer science.

Dissertation

Ph.D Dissertation Discovery-Based Goal Recognition in Interactive Narrative Environments, Department of Computer Science, NC State University. [link]
Advisor: Dr. James Lester

Senior Thesis Partial Recognition and Reasoning about Actions, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois
Advisor: Dr. Eyal Amir

Publications

Conference Publications

Wookhee Min, Alok Baikadi, Bradford Mott, Jonathan Rowe, Barry Liu, Eun Ha and James Lester. A Generalized Multidimensional Evaluation Framework for Player Goal Recognition. To Appear In Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment, Burlingame, California. 2016

Alok Baikadi, Christian Schunn, Carrie Demmans-Epp and Yanjin Long. Redifining “What” In Analyses of Who Does What in MOOCs. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Educational Data Mining, Raleigh, NC. pp. 569-570. 2016

Alok Baikadi, Christian Schunn and Kevin Ashley. Understanding Revision Planning in Peer-Reviewed Writing. In Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Educational Data Mining, Madrid, Spain. pp. 544 – 548. 2015 [pdf]

Alok Baikadi, Jonathan Rowe, Bradford Mott and James Lester. Generalizability of Goal Recognition Models in Narrative-Centered Learning Environments. In Proceedings of the Twenty First International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, Aalborg, Denmark. pp. 278 – 289. 2014 [pdf]

Eun Young Ha, Alok Baikadi, Carlyle J. Licata, Bradford W. Mott and James C. Lester. Exploring the Effectiveness of Lexical Ontologies for Modeling Temporal Relations with Markov Logic. In Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual SIGDIAL Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue, Tokyo, Japan. pp. 75–79. 2010 [pdf]

Conference Presentations

Loretto, A., Godley, A. & Baikadi, A. (2015, December). A think-aloud study of adolescent writers’ peer review and revision strategies. Paper presented at the 2015 Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, Carlsbad, CA.

Workshop Publications

Alok Baikadi, Christian Schunn, and Kevin Ashley. Impact of Revision Planning in Peer-Reviewed Writing. To Appear In Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Computer-Supported Peer Review in Education, Raleigh, NC. 2016.

Alok Baikadi, Jonathan P. Rowe, Bradford W. Mott, and James C. Lester. Improving Goal Recognition in Interactive Narratives with Models of Narrative Discovery Events. In Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on Intelligent Narrative Technologies, Boston, MA, pp. 2-8, 2013 [pdf]

Alok Baikadi, Jonathan P. Rowe, Bradford W. Mott, and James C. Lester. Toward Narrative Schema-Based Goal Recognition Models for Interactive Narrative Environments. In Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on Intelligent Narrative Technologies, Stanford, CA, pp. 2-7, 2012. [pdf]

Alok Baikadi and Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera. Towards finding the fundamental unit of narrative: A Proposal for the Narreme. In Proceedings of the 2012 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 44-46, 2012. [pdf]

Alok Baikadi, Julius Goth, Christopher M. Mitchel, Eun Young Ha, Bradford W. Mott, and James C. Lester. Towards a Computational Model of Narrative Visualization. In Proceedings of the
Fourth Workshop on Intelligent Narrative Technologies, Stanford, California, pp. 2-9, 2011. [pdf]

Eun Young Ha, Alok Baikadi, Carlyle Licata, and James C. Lester. NCSU: Modeling Temporal Relations with Markov Logic and Lexical Ontology. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation, Uppsala, Sweden, pp. 341-344. 2010. [pdf]

Julius Goth, Alok Baikadi, Eun Young Ha, Jonathan Rowe, Bradford Mott, and James Lester. Exploring Individual Differences in Student Writing with a Narrative Composition Support Environment. In Proceedings of the First NAACL HLT Workshop on Computational Linguistics & Writing (CL&W), Los Angeles, California, pp. 56-64, 2010. [pdf]