Gloria Ashiya Katuka

Ph.D. Student, Computer Science, University of Florida

Gloria Ashiya Katuka is a Ph.D. student advised by Dr. Kristy Boyer in the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering at the University of Florida. Her research interests include trainable conversational AI, collaborative dialogue, game-based learning, pair programming, mobile computer-supported collaborative learning, and CS/AI education. Currently, she is a part of the Camp DIALOGS project, providing learning opportunities for middle school students to design and develop conversational agents using computer science and artificial intelligence.


Ph.D., Computer Science (Expected 2024)
   University of Florida

M.S., Information Systems (2020)
   University of Florida

B.S., Information Systems and Operations Management (2019)
   University of Florida


journal articles
[1]The Relationship between Co-Creative Dialogue and High School Learners' Satisfaction with their Collaborator in Computational Music Remixing. Gloria Ashiya Katuka, Alexander Webber, Joseph B. Wiggins, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, Brian Magerko, Tom McKlin, Jason Freeman. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), vol. 6 no. CSCW1, 2022, pp. 1-24. [bib]
conference papers
[5]Investigating Multimodal Predictors of Peer Satisfaction for Collaborative Coding in Middle School. Yingbo Ma, Gloria Ashiya Katuka, Mehmet Celepkolu, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM22), 2022, pp. To appear. [bib]
[4]Supporting Computational Music Remixing with a Co-Creative Learning Companion. Erin Truesdell, Jason Smith, Sarah Mathew, Tom McKlin, Gloria Ashiya Katuka, Amanda E. Griffith, Brian Magerko, Jason Freeman, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computational Creativity, 2021, pp. 113-121. [bib]
[3]My Partner was a Good Partner: Investigating the Relationship between Dialogue Acts and Satisfaction among Middle School Computer Science Learners. Gloria Ashiya Katuka, Richard T. Bex, Mehmet Celepkolu, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, Eric Wiebe, Bradford Mott, James Lester. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), 2021, pp. 51-58. [bib]
[2]Discovering Co-creative Dialogue States during Collaborative Learning. Amanda E. Griffith, Gloria Ashiya Katuka, Joseph B. Wiggins, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, Jason Freeman, Brian Magerko, Tom McKlin. Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, 2021, pp. 165-177. [bib]
[1]Using Dialogue Analysis to Predict Women’s Stress During Remote Collaborative Learning in Computer Science. Kimberly Michelle Ying, Gloria Ashiya Katuka, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE), 2021, pp. 60-66. [bib]