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Information Systems
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Zinayida Petrushyna (Kensche), M.Sc.

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Contact Information

Address: Lehrstuhl Informatik 5
6206, 2nd floor, building: E2
Ahornstr. 55
52056 Aachen
Phone: +49 / 241 / 80 21505
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 following concepts:

  • Social network analysis
  • Natural language processing
  • Actor Network Theory
  • I* Modelling

Currently she is working as a research assistant at the the information systems chair(Informatik 5), RWTH Aachen University.

Research Interests

  • Virtual Communities of Practice, Technology Enhanced Learning, Personal Learning Environements (PLE)
  • Web 2.0/Social Software, Social Network Analysis, Dynamic Network Analysis, Cross-media analysis
  • Concept mining, Data mining, Text mining
  • Natural language processing, Information retrieval, Emotional Web Intelligence
  • Game theory

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Person Publications

Verónica Rivera-Pelayo, María Jesús Rodríguez-Triana, Zinayida Petrushyna (Kensche), Simone Braun, Ana Loureiro, Ricardo Kawase


International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning , volume 5, number 2 , p. 97-106

Manh Pham, Yiwei Cao, Zinayida Petrushyna (Kensche), Ralf Klamma

Learning Analytics in a Teachers' Social Network

Hodgson, et al. (eds.): Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Networked Learning (NLC 2012), Maastricht, the Netherlands, April 2-4, 2012, pp. 414 - 421.

Riina Vuorikari, Adriana Berlanga, Romina Cachia, Yiwei Cao, Sibren Fetter, Anne Gilleran, Ralf Klamma, Yves Punie, Santi Scimeca, Peter Sloep, Zinayida Petrushyna (Kensche)

ICT-Based School Collaboration, Teachers' Networks and their Opportunities for Teachers' Professional Development - A Case Study on eTwinning

Advances in Web-Based Learning - ICWL 2011, Proceedings of 10th International Conference, Hong Kong, December 2011, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 7048, pp. 112-121, Springer Verlag

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