About LAVA

We are a group of researchers, staff and students working in the fields of learning analytics, learning sciences, education research, visual analytics, data visualization or some combination of these fields. We are especially interested in using visual analytics, statistical analysis and/or data mining approaches to try to explore large sets of data about students, teaching, or learning, to try to better

“understand and optimize learning and the environments in which learning occurs”
(see SoLAR)

We meet informally every week to share ideas and work in progress, to brainstorm over problem data sets, to learn from each other about new techniques or approaches, or to discuss recently published work in the field. Group members take it in turn to lead sessions or present work. Occasionally we invite guest speakers.

New members are always welcome.

In spring 2017, we will meet every Tuesday from 2-3pm, usually in DL-011 (David Lam room 11, in the basement beneath Triple O’s see map.

We occasionally use other venues, however, so check the calendar for speaker/event details and any updates to meeting information.