Julianna Martinez Ruiz

Research Facilitator, Computer Science, University of Florida

Julianna Martinez Ruiz is a Research Facilitator in the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering at the University of Florida. She holds a B.A. degree in Education from the University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus, and a teaching certificate from the Puerto Rico Department of Education. She works as an ESOL paraprofessional and a freelance illustrator. Currently, Julianna is part of the FLECKS project, assisting in the design of the system’s agents and providing classroom study support.


B.A., Education, English as a Second Language (2014)
   University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus


conference papers
[3]Confusion, Conflict, Consensus: Modeling Dialogue Processes during Collaborative Learning with Hidden Markov Models. Toni V Earle-Randell, Joseph B. Wiggins, Julianna Martinez Ruiz, Mehmet Celepkolu, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, Collin F. Lynch, Maya Israel, Eric Wiebe. The 24th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, 2023, pp. 615-626. [bib]
[2]It’s Challenging but Doable: Lessons Learned from a Remote Collaborative Coding Camp for Elementary Students. Yingbo Ma, Julianna Martinez Ruiz, Timothy D. Brown, Kiana-Alize Diaz, Adam M. Gaweda, Mehmet Celepkolu, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, Collin F. Lynch, Eric Wiebe. Proceedings of the 53rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), 2022, pp. 342-348. [bib] [doi]
[1]Building the Dream Team: Children's Reactions to Virtual Agents That Model Collaborative Talk. Joseph B Wiggins, Toni V Earle-Randell, Dolly Bounajim, Yingbo Ma, Julianna Martinez Ruiz, Ruohan Liu, Mehmet Celepkolu, Maya Israel, Eric Wiebe, Collin F Lynch, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the 22nd ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, 2022, pp. 1-8. [bib] [doi]