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Athabasca University

Past Research Chairs

Dr. Martin Connors

Dr. Martin Connors is the Canada Research Chair in Space Science, Instrumentation and Networking and Professor in the Centre for Science at Athabasca University. A world-renowned expert in asteroids and near-earth objects, his research interests include Auroral currents, craters on Earth and on Venus, technology in science education and impact and dynamics of asteroids. Dr. Connors and two colleagues, Paul Weigert and Christian Veillet, discovered Earth’s first Trojan Asteriod in 2011. Dr. Connors is also in charge of the Athabasca University Geophysical Observatory located in northern Alberta.

Dr. Dragan Gašević

Dr. Dragan Gašević was a Canada Research Chair in Semantic Technologies and an Associate Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at Athabasca University. His research interests include semantic and social technologies for self-regulated, collaborative and organizational learning; learning analytics, service-oriented architectures, and software language engineering. Dr. Gašević is dedicated to research with high impact results and closely collaborates with industrial partners, including IBM Canada and Warranty Life. A recipient of numerous research awards, Dr. Gašević is holder of the Discover Grant of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada.

Dr. Kinshuk

Dr. Kinshuk was the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, and Full Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at Athabasca University, Canada. He also holds the NSERC/iCORE/Xerox/Markin Industrial Research Chair for Adaptivity and Personalization in Informatics, funded by the federal and provincial governments of Canada and by industries. His research interests include learning technologies, mobile, ubiquitous and location aware learning systems, cognitive profiling and interactive technologies. Dr. Kinshuk is dedicated to advancing research on the innovative paradigms, architectures and implementations of online and distance learning systems for individualized and adaptive learning in increasingly global environments.

Updated August 10 2018 by Student and Academic Services

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