Justin Edwards

Justin Edwards

Justin works a postdoctoral researcher in the Learning and Educational Technology (LET) research lab in the Faculty of Education and Psychology. He investigates how people speak to one another and to machines. His research focuses on the design of artificial agents which proactively speak to people and how proactive agent speech impacts people's ongoing tasks. His current research in the Triggers for collaborative learning regulation (TRIGGER) project aims to uncover how trigger events - challenging events that inhibit collaboration - can be detected by AI so that learners can receive support.

Research interests

  • Human-computer interaction
  • Conversational agents
  • Proactive speech
  • Self-regulated learning
  • Socially shared regulation of learning

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Faculty of Education and Psychology
Learning and Educational Technology (LET) research lab
P.O. Box 2000
University of Oulu