ANI AGHABABYAN 8B Aggie Village, Logan, UT 84341 (435) 754-‐6285 [email protected] www.linkedin.com/in/aniaghababyan EDUCATION Ph.D. Degree, Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences M.S. Degree, Information Systems M.S. Degree, Business Administration Utah State University (USU), Logan, Utah B.S. Degree, Law and Political Science French University, Yerevan, Armenia 2014 (June) 2013 2009 2008 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Graduate Researcher 2012 - Present USU Instructional Technology Departments • Contributed to several successful grant applications (funded by NSF, Gates Foundations and Darpa) • Used data mining and data science tools and techniques to analyze educational video games’ back end data • Used Kurt API to analyze data from Scratch programming environment • Working with predictive statistical tools and techniques • Using R and Tableau for visualization modeling and D3 for dashboard design Teaching Assistant 2013 - 2014 USU Instructional Technology Departments • Contributed to the design and implementation of the Educational and Business Data Mining course. • Tutored students on data mining tools (e.g., R, Python IDLE, WEKA, SPSS, SQL) and techniques (e.g., Association Rule mining, Sequence Pattern mining, Inter-sequence Distance with Optimal Matching etc.) • Contributed to the design and implementation of the Big Data Analytics course • Tutored students on implementing analytics methods such as recommender systems, tableau data visualizations, exploratory and predictive models Web Developer/Programmer 2011 - 2013 USU Information Technology • Provided personalized programming services and web development solutions • Provided support with ezPlug content management system • Used cold fusion based environment to create web templates and plugins upon clients’ requests Web Developer USU Huntsman School of Business 2012 ANI AGHABABYAN, PG. 2 8B Aggie Village, Logan, UT 84341 [email protected] (435) 754-‐6285 • Co-created two new websites for the Business School • Worked on designing and coding personalized profile accounts for all current and prospective students • Contributed to the implementation of one-login secure system across all business school domains and plugins Web Master 2011 - 2012 USU Instructional Technology Department • Provided web support with content creation and management on the website • Maintained and updated the website plugins and new pages • Used Google Analytics tools to analyze department’s traffic over time. Web Developer 2011 - 2012 USU Center for e-Commerce and Business Analytics, USU • Negotiated a website design project with a client • Designed the website (using Photoshop and Illustrator) • Programmed the new website for Scandia Amusement parks in California (using SQL Server, ASP.Net as well as HTML/CSS) COMPUTER SKILLS Programming Languages & Frameworks • Visual Basic • Cold Fusion • SQL Server • Java Script • MySQL • jQuery • PL/SQL • Ruby on Rails • HTML • Python (XHTML) • D3 (familiarity) • CSS • Hadoop (HDFS) Programming tools & computer skills • MySQL • Data Mining/ Workbench Big Data Analytics • Visual Studio • Data Science • RStudio • Photoshop (CS5) • Virtual Box • MS Office • VMware Fusion • MS Visio • Android SDK • Tableau • WEKA • MS Publisher • Rapid Minder • Mondrian • Database Administration • GGobi • MS Windows XP/Vista/7, • • • • • • • • Hadoop Pig (PigLatin) Unix Command Line R Mac OS, UNIX/LINUX Illustrator (CS5) After Effect (familiarity) CMS (e.g., Drupal, Joomla, EZplug) Web Analytics (e.g., Google Analytics) ANI AGHABABYAN, PG. 3 8B Aggie Village, Logan, UT 84341 [email protected] (435) 754-‐6285 www.linkedin.com/in/aniaghababyan LINGUISTIC SKILLS English – fluent Russian – fluent French – advanced Armenian – native SELECTED CERTIFICATIONS AND ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE All Women’s Group API Winner • Backcountry.com Women’s Hackathon • Used product API to create a recommendation system based on customer’s reviews for products Educational Data Mining course on Coursera.com • TA for data visualizations’ week on Ryan Baker’s EDM 2013 2013 Wishopy.com 2012 • Created electronic business-project: HTML 5 based web site-project along with its Business Plan and Marketing Strategy SELECTED PUBLICATIONS Educational Data Mining & Learning Analytics Aghababyan, A., Dai, X., & Martin, T. (2014, July). Supervised Learning Methods for Predicting Student Success in a Digital Game Environment. Paper submitted to Educational Data Mining Conference, London, UK. Martin, T., Forsgren Velasquez, N., Aghababyan, A., & Maughan, J. (2014, July). Microgenetic Designs for Educational Data Mining Research. Paper submitted to Educational Data Mining Conference, London, UK. Aghababyan, A., Baker, J., & Martin, T. (2014, April). Students’ neurological response patterns while playing math games. Paper to be presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Martin, T., Petrick Smith, C., Forsgren Velasquez, N., Aghababyan, A., Janisiewicz, P., & Baker, S.. Learning fractions by splitting: Using learning analytics to illuminate the development of mathematical understanding. Journal of the Learning Sciences. Under Review. Aghababyan, A., Martin, T., Forsgren Velasquez, N., and Janisiewicz, P. (2013). Educational data mining: Illuminating student learning pathways in an online fraction game. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Educational Data Mining, Memphis, TN.
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