Audrey Ekuban

Research Asst. for Mainstreaming Learning Analytics

I am currently engaged as a full-time Research Assistant in KMi. Funded by the Institute of Coding, I have been exploring ways in which Learning Analytics tools could be adopted across various academic institutions. In addition to liaising with these universities, I have been involved in writing Data Specification documents, data collection, data cleansing and the training of machine learning models. Prior to this, I have had several years’ experience working in Information Management as a Senior Systems Architect (Data Integration), at Anglia Ruskin University. I hold an MSc in Data Science which was gained from Goldsmiths, University of London. My MSc research project was entitled "Image Captioning with Deep Learning".

In addition to my Research Assistant role at KMi, I am also undertaking a part-time PhD, which I started in February 2020. The focus of my PhD is privacy-by-design, privacy-enhancing and decentralised technologies, that would students to retain data privacy, whilst at the same time allow academic institutions to benefit from ethically principled Learning Analytics. In this regard, my sub-research interests include Differential Privacy, Federated Learning, Homomorphic Encryption, Secure Multi-Party Computation, Blockchain.

Keywords

Data Science, Learning Analytics, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Deep Learning


Publications

Ekuban, Audrey, Mikroyannidis, Alexander, Third, Allan and Domingue, John(2021). Using GitLab Interactions To Predict Student Success When Working As Part Of A Team. In: Educating Engineers for Future Industrial Revolutions. ICL 2020. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1328.