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Abelardo Pardo

  • Professor
  • Dean Academic
  • University of South Australia Division of IT Engineering and the Environment
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Abelardo Pardo is Professor and Dean academic at the Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment, University of South Australia. He has a PhD in Computer Science by the University of Colorado at Boulder. His areas of research are learning analytics, software tools for collaboration and personalized learning processes, and software systems to improve teaching practice and student outcomes. He has participated in national and international projects funded by the Office for Teaching and Learning (Australia), National Science Foundation (USA), and the European Union. He serves as member of the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technology and the Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments, and as associate editor of the Journal of Learning Analytics. He is also the president elect of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR).


IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies

Associate Edditor

2014 - Present

International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments

Associate Editor

2012 - Present

Recent publications

  • Learning analytics: How can data be used to improve learning practice?

    • Pardo A
    • Dawson S
  • Rule-based detection of emotions in the Khan Academy platform

    • Leony D
    • Muñoz-merino P
    • Ruipérez-valiente J
    • et al.

Professional experience

Dean Academic

University of South Australia Division of IT Engineering and the Environment

March 2018 - Present

Associate Professor

The University of Sydney Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies

September 2016 - March 2018(2 years)

Senior Lecturer

The University of Sydney

January 2015 - September 2016(2 years)


School of Electrical and Information Engineering

November 2012 - December 2014(2 years)

Associate Professor

University Carlos III of Madrid

September 2000 - October 2012(12 years)

Member of technical staff

Mentor Graphics Corporation

September 1997 - July 2000(3 years)

Adjunct Professor

Tufts University

August 1999 - December 1999(4 months)



University of Colorado at Boulder

September 1992 - August 1997(5 years)

MSc in Computer Science

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) Barcelona (Spain)

September 1986 - June 1992(6 years)