Julianna Martinez Ruiz

Research Facilitator, Computer Science, University of Florida

Jule Martinez Ruiz is a graphic designer in the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering at the University of Florida. They possess a B.A. degree in Education from the University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus, and experience in illustration and graphic design. Their interest is to make learning visually appealing and accessible. Currently, Jule lends their creative effort to a variety of projects.


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


journal articles
[1]The impact of near-peer virtual agents on computer science attitudes and collaborative dialogue. Toni Earle-Randell, Joseph Wiggins, Yingbo Ma, Mehmet Celepkolu, Dolly Bounajim, Zhikai Gao, Julianna Martinez Ruiz, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, Maya Israel, Collin Lynch, Eric Wiebe. International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, vol. 40, 2024, pp. 100646. [bib] [doi]
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]