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Dr. Zinayida Petrushyna (Kensche), M.Sc.

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Contact Information

Address: Lehrstuhl Informatik 5
6208, 2nd floor, building: E2
Ahornstr. 55
52056 Aachen
Phone: +49 / 241 / 80 21527
Fax: +49 / 241 / 80-22321

Short Biography

Zinayida Kensche, née Petrushyna got her Bachelor degree in Computer Science from Odessa National Polytechnic University in 2004. She finished Master program in Software System Engineering from RWTH Aachen in 2007.

Her master thesis was called "Network Modelling and Structural-Semantic Analysis of E-Learning Communities". She analysed communities in E-Learning area using social network analysis, natural language processing, sctor network theory and i* modelling.

She finished her PhD studies in November, 2015 where she presented her work "Modeling Communities in Information Systems: Informal Learning communities in Social Media".

Currently she is working as a postdoctoral researcher in information systems and databases group.

Her CV is here.

Research Interests

  • Data Science
  • Computational Social Science and Machine Learning
  • Community Evolution and Information Difussion
  • Agent-based Modeling and Simulation

Services to the community

  • co-organizer of the JTEL Summer School 2009-2011
  • treasurer of the 8th International Conference on Web-based Learning (ICWL2009), RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, 19-21 August 2009
  • reviewer of the IADIS E-learning conference 2009-2014
  • reviewer of the Workshop on Exploring the Fitness and Evolvability of Personal Learning Environments'11 (EFEPLE'11)
  • reviewer of the International Conference on Information'11, Process, and Knowledge Management'11 (eKnow'11)
  • reviewer of the IADIS Web Based Communities 2011
  • editor of the special issue on “Learning Analytics” for the International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning
  • reviewer of the European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning 2012-2016
  • reviewer of the Doctoral Consortium at European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning 2014-2016
  • reviewer for the Emerald Program: electronic library and information systems journal
  • reviewer for the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS 2013)
  • reviewer for the 3rd International Conference on Social Eco-Informatics (SOTICS 2013-2015)
  • reviewer for the “ECTEL meets ECSCW 2013” Workshop on Collaborative Technologies for Working and Learning
  • reviewer for the Social Network Analysis and Mining journal, 2015-2016
  • reviewer for Handbook of Learning Analytics & Educational Data Mining, 2016



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Person Publications

Zinayida Petrushyna (Kensche)

Predicting user movements between online forum communities

in 3rd GESIS Computational Social Science Winter Symposium, November 30 - December 1, 2016

Zinayida Petrushyna (Kensche), Mohsen Shahriari, Ralf Klamma

Asking an Expert or a Friend? Simulating Forum Communities of Learners Using Reciprocity and Preferential Attachment

accepted as a poster at 2nd GESIS Computational Social Science Winter Symposium 2015

Zinayida Petrushyna (Kensche), Ralf Klamma, Milos Kravcik

On Modeling Learning Communities

Design for Teaching and Learning in a Networked World. Proceedings 10th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2015, Toledo, Spain, September 15–18, 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 9307, pp. 254-267.

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