Ekaterina Muravevskaia

Ekaterina Muravevskaia

Contact Information


  • Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing (December 2021)
    University of FLorida, fl, usa.

    Graduated on december, 2021.
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science
    Clemson University, Clemson, SC USA.
    Graduated on May, 2015.
  • M.Ed. in Early Childhood Development
    Manchester University, Manchester, Great Britain.
    Graduated on December, 2014.
  • Diploma in Engineering of Information Processing and Management
    Moscow States University of Printing Arts, Moscow, Russia.
    Graduated on June, 2008.

Research Interests

  • Educational Technologies
  • Social and Human-Centered Computing
  • Virtual Reality
  • Early Childhood Development 
  • Empathy Developing in Young Children


  • VR Empathy Fame for Children
  • Mobile Game for Prosocial Behavior promotion in Children 

Grants and Scholarships

  • Outstanding International Student Award. Universtity of Florida, 2017
  • Invited Participant of the Doctoral Consortium at Human Computer Interaction Play (CHI Play) Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2017
  • Invited Participant of the Doctoral Consortium at the Interaction and Design for Children (IDC), Stanford University, USA, 2017
  • Finalist at the Game Based Learning Conference’s Game Competition, Graz, Austria, 2017
  • Invited Participant of the Grad Cohort, Computing Research Association for Women (CRA-W), 2016
  • Fulbright Scholarship for M.Sc. at Clemson University, SC, USA. Scholar of the 2013 – 2015th cohort, Russia.
  • 1st prize Award for Poster Presentation at the “Fulbright Simposium“, Clemson University, 2014
  • Russian Government Grant for M.Ed. at Manchester University, UK. Scholar of the 2012 – 2014th cohort.
  • Red Diploma Distinction (TOP 5% student), Moscow State University of Printing Arts, 2008
  • Scholarship for excellence in academic achievements, Moscow State University of Printing Arts, 2004 – 2008
  • Moscow Mayor’s scholarship for academic achievements, Moscow State University of Printing Arts, 2004 – 2008



Conference Papers

  •  Muravevskaia, E., Tavassoli, F., & Gardner-McCune, C. (2016, June). Developing children’s cultural awareness and empathy through games and fairy tales. In Proceedings of the The 15th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (pp. 701-706). ACM.  Link to ACM library: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2935998

  • Muravevskaia, E. (2017, October). Empathy Development in Young Children Using Interactive VR Games. In Extended Abstracts Publication of the Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (pp. 715-718). ACM.  Link to ACM library: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3133229


Posters and Abstracts

  • Muravevskaia, C. Gardner-McCune (2017). Educational Virtual Reality Game for Promoting Empathy in Young Children. Proceedings of the 11th European Conference of Games Based Learning. Graz, Austria.

  • Muravevskaia (2017). Interactive Games for Promoting Empathy in Young Children. 16th Interactive Design and Children (IDC) Conference (abstract)

  • Muravevskaia, C. Gardner-McCune (2016). Storytelling through Social Constructivism lenses: Fairytale as a tool for teaching culture-related topics in art classroom. 33rd Psychology and Art conference. Reims, France (abstract)

  • Muravevskaia (2014). Using Computer-Based Instruction (CBI) to Teach Art Concepts to Young Learners. Thesis. Manchester University, UK (not published)