Yancy Vance Paredes

699 S Mill Ave · Tempe, AZ 85281 · yvmparedes [at] asu [dot] edu

I am currently a PhD student at Arizona State University working under the supervision of Dr. Sharon Hsiao. My research interests include adaptive educational systems, educational data mining, data analytics, machine learning, novice programmers, and intelligent tutoring systems.


Arizona State University

Doctor of Philosophy
Computer Science

GPA: 4.00

January 2017 - present

Ateneo de Manila University

Master of Science
Computer Science

Completed 39 credits toward the degree

November 2012 - March 2016

Ateneo de Davao University

Bachelor of Science
Information Technology

Summa Cum Laude and Class Salutatorian

June 2008 - March 2012


Computing Systems and Informatics Research Laboratory

Research Assistant under the supervision of Sharon I-Han Hsiao, Ph.D.

January 2017 - present

Ateneo Laboratory for the Learning Sciences

Graduate Student under the supervision of Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Ph.D.

November 2013 - December 2016


Paredes, Y.V., Hsiao, I.-H. & Lin, Y. (2018). Personalized Guidance on How to Review Paper-based Assessments. Full research paper presented at the International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2018) [in press]

Paredes, Y.V., Azcona, D., Hsiao, I.-H. & Smeaton, A. (2018). Learning by Reviewing Paper-based Programming Assessments. Full research paper presented at the 13th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2018) [nominated for best paper award] [paper]

Paredes, Y.V., Azcona, D., Hsiao, I.-H. & Smeaton, A. (2018). Predictive Modelling of Student Reviewing Behaviors in an Introductory Programming Course. Paper presented at the Educational Data Mining in Computer Science Education Workshop (CSEDM 2018) [paper]

Paredes, Y.V., Huang, P.-K. & Hsiao, I.-H. (2017). Understanding Student’s Reviewing and Reflection Behaviors Using Web-based Programming Grading Assistant. Demo paper presented at the 10th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2017) [paper]

Villamor, M., Rodrigo, M.M.T, Paredes, Y.V., Martinez, J., Samaco, J.D. & Cortez, J.F. (2017). Assessing the Collaboration Quality in the Pair Program Tracing and Debugging Eye-Tracking Experiment. Poster presented at the 18th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2017) [paper]

Paredes, Y.V., Huang, P.-K., Murphy, H. & Hsiao, I.-H. (2017). A Subjective Evaluation of Web-based Programming Grading Assistant: harnessing digital footprints from paper-based assessments. Paper presented at the 2nd International Workshop on Learning Analytics Across Spaces (CROSS-LAK 2017) [paper]

Cimafranca, D.G, Pelobello, N.J. & Paredes, Y.V. (2015). Profiling Moodle Servers for Usage and Activity. Short paper presented at the Workshop on Computation: Theory and Practice (WCTP 2015)

Andres, J. M. L., Rodrigo, M. M. T., Sugay, J. O., Banawan, M. P., Paredes, Y.V., Dela Cruz, J. S., & Palaoag, T. (2015). More fun in the Philippines?  Factors affecting transfer of Western field methods to one developing world context. 6th International Workshop on Culturally Aware Tutoring Systems (CATS 2015) held in conjunction with the Artificial Intelligence in Education Conference (AIED 2015) [paper]

Banawan, M., Villamor, M., Paredes, Y.V., Tecson, C., Badoy, W., Geralde, J. R., Rodrigo, M. M. T. (2014). An Examination of Affect and its Relationship with Learning among Students using SimStudent. Short paper presented at the International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2014) [paper]


9th Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference (LAK 2019)

Website Manager

March 4-8, 2019, Tempe, Arizona

1st Information and Computing Education Conference (ICE 2018)

Program Committee

October 4-6, 2018, Cebu, Philippines

12th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2017)

Additional Reviewer

September 12-15, 2017, Tallinn, Estonia


Arizona State University

Graduate Teaching Associate

Undergraduate courses handled: Data Structures and Algorithms, Object-Oriented Programming and Data Structures, Introduction to Informatics, Computer Science Capstone Project, and Principles of Programming Languages

January 2017 - present

Ateneo de Davao University

Full-Time Instructor

Undergraduate courses taught: Fundamentals of Programming, Object-Oriented Programming, Data Structures and Algorithms, Database Management Systems I, Web Application Development Using Django Web Framework, and Introduction to Data Science

April 2012 - March 2016


Web-Based Programming Grading Assistant

An online research platform that aids the digitization, grading, and distribution of paper-based assessments. This system is used by some of the Computer Science courses at the Arizona State University.

January 2017 - present

ORB Management System

A cloud service running on Amazon Web Service and written using Django web framework and MySQL. It aims to provide a free online platform for room owners to advertise to prospective tenants their rooms for rent. It includes an accounting subsystem to help room owners manage their business.

November 2015 - present

Davao City Jeepney Guide

A free Android application written using Java and powered by Google Maps API. It aims to help tourists or locals in riding the jeepney in Davao City. It suggests possible jeepney routes from point A to point B. No Internet connection is required to use the application.

August 2015 - present

Design and Implementation of an Online Repository Web Service Using Cloud Computing

A system written using Java and MySQL. It aims to provide users an online repository web service in the cloud where they can manage their research works and share it to different institutions.

November 2010 - December 2011

Fer-Air Car-Aircon Repair Shop Management Information System

A system written using VB.NET and MySQL. It aims to automate and improve the business’ processes and integrate the job order, billing, inventory and cash disbursement systems.

June 2009 - March 2010


Programming Languages & Tools