Fernando J. Rodríguez

Ph.D. Candidate, Human-Centered Computing, University of Florida
fjrodriguez@ufl.edu

Fernando Rodríguez is a Ph.D. candidate in Human-Centered Computing advised by Dr. Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. His research interests include computer science education and collaborative learning. He was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for his research on how undergraduate students with little prior programming experience use pair programming to complete problem-solving activities and how we can best support these students during this collaboration. Currently, Fernando is part of the CS-CLIMATE project, developing collaboration support interventions for introductory computer science education.

education

Ph.D., Human-Centered Computing (Expected 2021)
   University of Florida

M.S., Computer Science (2015)
   North Carolina State University

B.S., Computer Engineering (2011)
   University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus

publications

journal articles
2020
[1]Understanding Women's Remote Collaborative Programming Experiences: The Relationship between Dialogue Features and Reported Perceptions. Kimberly Michelle Ying, Fernando J. Rodríguez, Alexandra Lauren Dibble, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction (CHI), vol. 4 no. CSCW3, Article 253, 2020, pp. 1-29. [bib]
conference papers
2021
[12]CS1 Students’ Perspectives on the Computer Science Gender Gap: Achieving Equity Requires Awareness. Kimberly Michelle Ying, Alexia Charis Martin, Fernando J. Rodríguez, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the International Conference on Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology (RESPECT), 2021, pp. 1-9. [bib]
[11]Confidence, Connection, and Comfort: Reports from an All-Women's CS1 Class. Kimberly Michelle Ying, Fernando J. Rodríguez, Alexandra Lauren Dibble, Alexia Charis Martin, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, Sanethia V. Thomas, Juan E. Gilbert. Proceedings of the 52nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), 2021, pp. 699-705. [bib]
2020
[10]Cluster-Based Analysis of Novice Coding Misconceptions in Block-Based Programming. Andrew Emerson, Andy Smith, Fernando J. Rodríguez, Eric N. Wiebe, Bradford W. Mott, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, James C. Lester. Proceedings of the 51st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), Portland, Oregon, 2020, pp. 825-831. [bib]
2019
[9]Predicting Early and Often: Predictive Student Modeling for Block-Based Programming Environments. Andrew Emerson, Andy Smith, Cody Smith, Fernando J. Rodríguez, Eric N. Wiebe, Bradford W. Mott, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, James C. Lester. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM), 2019, pp. 39-48. [bib]
[8]"I Impressed Myself With How Confident I Felt": Reflections on a Computer Science Assessment for K-8 Teachers. Hannah E. Chipman, Fernando J. Rodríguez, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), 2019, pp. 1081-1087. [bib]
2018
[7]"I Think We Should...": Analyzing Elementary Students' Collaborative Processes for Giving and Taking Suggestions. Jennifer Tsan, Fernando J. Rodríguez, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, Collin Lynch. Proceedings of the 49th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), Baltimore, Maryland, 2018, pp. 622-627. [bib]
2017
[6]How Block Categories Affect Learner Satisfaction with a Block-Based Programming Interface. Fernando J. Rodríguez, Kimberly Michelle Price, Joseph Isaac Jr., Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, Christina Gardner-McCune. Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC), Raleigh, North Carolina, 2017, pp. 201-205. [bib]
[5]Expressing and Addressing Uncertainty: A Study of Collaborative Problem-Solving Dialogues. Fernando J. Rodríguez, Kimberly Michelle Price, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2017, pp. 207-214. [bib]
[4]Exploring the Pair Programming Process: Characteristics of Effective Collaboration. Fernando J. Rodríguez, Kimberly Michelle Price, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the 48th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), Seattle, Washington, 2017, pp. 507-512. [bib]
2015
[3]Discovering Individual and Collaborative Problem-Solving Modes with Hidden Markov Models. Fernando J. Rodríguez, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED), Madrid, Spain, 2015, pp. 408-418. [bib]
2014
[2]CS Principles Goes to Middle School: Learning How to Teach "Big Data". Philip Sheridan Buffum, Allison G. Martínez-Arocho, Megan Hardy Frankosky, Fernando J. Rodríguez, Eric N. Wiebe, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the 45th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), Atlanta, Georgia, 2014, pp. 151-156. [bib]
2013
[1]Repairing Disengagement in Collaborative Dialogue for Game-Based Learning. Fernando J. Rodríguez, Natalie D. Kerby, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED), Memphis, Tennessee, 2013, pp. 807-810. [bib]
workshop papers
2019
[3]Toward a Responsive Interface to Support Novices in Block-Based Programming. Fernando J. Rodríguez, Cody R. Smith, Andy Smith, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, Eric N. Wiebe, Bradford W. Mott, James C. Lester. Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE Blocks and Beyond Workshop, Memphis, Tennessee, 2019. [bib]
2017
[2]Toward Conversational Agents that Support Learning: A Look at Human Collaborations in Computer Science Problem Solving. Fernando J. Rodríguez, Kimberly Michelle Price, Mickey Vellukunnel, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the Conversational UX Design CHI 2017 Workshop, Denver, Colorado, 2017. [bib]
2013
[1]Informing the Design of a Game-Based Learning Environment for Computer Science: A Pilot Study on Engagement and Collaborative Dialogue. Fernando J. Rodríguez, Natalie D. Kerby, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of The 1st Workshop on AI-Supported Education for Computer Science (AIEDCS), Memphis, Tennessee, 2013, pp. 30-39. [bib]
posters
2020
[2]Gender Differences in Stress, Perceived Competence, and Perceived Choice during Remote Collaborative Problem Solving. Kimberly Michelle Ying, Fernando J. Rodríguez, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), Nashville, Tennessee, 2020, pp. 799-800. [bib]
[1]Novice Debugging in Block-Based and Hybrid Environments. Phoebe Martinez, John Lopez, Fernando J. Rodríguez, Joseph B. Wiggins, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the 51st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), Portland, Oregon, 2020, pp. 1291. [bib]