School of Education
June 1, 2013
Visiting Fulbright Scholar Researches Data Mining Technology in Education
Eliseo Reategui is a professor in the Faculty of Education at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil, working in the graduate program of Computers in Education (PGIE). Currently he is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar in the UC Irvine School of Education.
Professor Reategui has a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of London, England, and has been working with the development and application of computers in education for many years. As a scholar, Professor Reategui’s work focuses primarily on the use of data mining technology especially to support reading and writing, and he has published numerous research papers in major journals and in conference proceedings in the field of computers in education. Throughout the years his research team has built a text mining tool called Sobek that has been used successfully in several educational applications, such as second language learning, text summarization, evaluation of discussion forums, and project-based learning. The tool is available for download at the following URL:http://sobek.ufrgs.br/
In addition to his work on the use of data mining technology in Education, Professor Reategui coordinates a project on the development and use of exergames as a pedagogical tool in physical education classes, a joint project with the Canadian Exergaming Research Center, at Calgary University, with collaboration from the Multimedia and Communications Lab – KOM, at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany.
Professor Reategui also is a CNPq researcher (the Brazilian National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development) and CAPES consultant (Foundation for the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel).
Prior to working as a professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Professor Reategui worked at Kalisto Entertainment, in Bordeaux, France, applying artificial intelligence concepts in computer games. He also has been a computer science consultant for the company Cognition in Paris, France, working in knowledge management projects for large corporations such as Peugeot, Airbus and Thompson.