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Abelardo Pardo

  • Dr
  • Associate Professor
  • The University of Sydney Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
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Research interests

learning analyticslearning contextualizationcomputer supported collaborative learningTechnology enhanced learning


Dr. Abelardo Pardo is Associate Professor and Associate Head of Teaching and Learning at the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, The University of Sydney. He has a PhD in Computer Science by the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the director of the Learning and Affect Technologies Engineering laboratory specialized in the design of adaptive and personalized software systems for learning. 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 member of the executive board of the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR).

Co-authors (158)


IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies

Associate Edditor

2014 - Present

International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments

Associate Editor

2012 - Present

Publications (5)

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

    • Pardo A
    • Dawson S
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  • A software engineering model for the development of adaptation rules and its application in a hinting adaptive e-learning system

    • Muñoz-Merino P
    • Delgado Kloos C
    • Muñoz-Organero M
    • et al.
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  • A Visual Analytics Method for Score Estimation in Learning Courses

    • De-la-Fuente-Valentin L
    • Pardo A
    • López Hernández F
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  • Learning Analytics Research, Theory and Practice: Widening the Discipline

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

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

Professional experience

Associate Professor

The University of Sydney Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies

September 2016 - Present

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)

Education history


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)