Yerika Jiménez

Yerika Jiménez

Contact Information

Education

  • Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing
    University of Florida                                                                                                            Gainesville, FL                                                                                                                  Expected Graduation date: May 2020   
  • B.S. in Computer Science
    Kean University                          
    Graduated: May 2014.

Research Interests

  • Computer Science Education
  • Human-Centered Computing
  • Educational Neuroscience 

Projects

Grants and Scholarships

  •  IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing Graduate Consortium [October 2018]
  •  Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Attendance Scholarship [February 2018]
  • CISE Department Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing travel  [June 2017]
  •  Harris Scholarship [April 2017]
  •  NSF Graduate Research Fellowship  [April 2016 – Present]
  • CRA-W Graduate Cohort Attendance Scholarship [April  2016]
  •  Alpha Epsilon Lambda Graduate School Honor Society [November 2015]
  • GEM Fellowship [2014 –Present]
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Human-Centered Computing S-STEM Fellowship   [ 2014 – 2016]
  • Eta Kappa Nu University of Florida [April  2015]
  • CRA-W Graduate Cohort Attendance Scholarship [April  2015]
  • Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Attendance Scholarship  [February 2015]
  •  Distinguished Fellows Writing Workshop (DFWW) [February 2015]
  • Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing travel grant [October 2014]
  •  Second Place – Research Paper Award from the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (Kean Chapter)  [April  2013]
  • First Place Undergraduate Research Project Award from the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society [April 2012]
  • Ronald E. McNair Achievement scholar  [2012-present]

Teaching Experience

As Supervising Teaching 

  • Introduction to Computer Science (CS) Education Research 
    Period:  Fall 2018
    University of Florida 

Publications 

Peer Reviewed Conferences Proceedings 

  • Jimenez, Y. (2018). Using Electroencephalography (EEG) to Understand and Compare Students’ Mental Effort as they Learn to Program Using Block-Based and Hybrid Programming Environments. IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC), Lisbon, Portugal.

  • Wang, J., Antonenko, P., Celepkolu, M., Jimenez, Y., Fieldman, E., Fieldman, A. Exploring Algebra Nation’s usability: Augmenting traditional usability testing methods with eye movement analysis. Paper to be presented at 2018 American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

  • Jimenez, Y. (2017). “Towards Understanding Student’s Mental Effort in Block-Based Programming Environments Using Electroencephalogram (EEG)”. Accepted at 2017 International Computing Education Research (ICER), Tacoma, WA.

  • Wang, J., Antonenko, P., Celepkolu, M., Jimenez, Y. (2017). Instructor presence in mathematics instructional videos: Effects on learning, visual attention, and perceptions. Accepted at 2017 American Educational Research Association, San Antonio TX.

  • Andujar, M., Morreale, P, Jimenez, Y., Jimenez, L., & Gilbert, J.E., (2016). Evaluation of User’s Affective Engagement While Interacting with Educational Technologies: A Pilot Study. In Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2016) and the Affiliated Conferences, AHFE 2016, pp. 97-106, Orlando, FL, July 27-31, 2016.

  • Jimenez, Y., & Gardner-McCune, C. (2015). Using App Inventor & History as a Gateway to Engage African American Students in Computer Science. Proceedings of IEEE RESPECT 2015 conference. Charlotte, NC. 978-1-5090-0151-4/15

  • Jimenez, Y. & Morreale, P. “Social Media and Impact on Interpersonal Communication”, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, Springer Computer Science, HCI (28), 2015, pp.91-96.

  • Jimenez, Y. & Morreale, P. “Design and Evaluation of a Predictive Model for Smart Phone Selection”, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), July 2013 (12), Vol. 8015, Springer Lecture Notes in CS, pp. 376-384.

  • Andujar, M., Aguilera, L., Jimenez, L., Zabe, F., Jimenez, Y. “Attracting High School Student to Computing: A Case Study with Drag-Drop Interfaces”, Proceedings of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, AACE: Chesapeake, VA, 2012, pp. 525-530.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  • Wang, J., Antonenko, P., Celepkolu, M., Jimenez, Y., Fieldman, E., Fieldman, A. (2018). Exploring relationships between eye tracking and traditional usability testing data. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.
  • King, L. J., Gardner-McCune, C., Vargas, P., & Jimenez, Y., (2013). “Re-Discovering and Re-Creating African American Historical Accounts through Mobile Apps: The role of mobile technology in history education”, The Journal of Social Studies Research (2014).

Book Chapter

  • Gardner-McCune, C. and Jimenez, Y. Historical App Developers: Integrating CS into K-12 through Cross-Disciplinary Projects in Moving Students of Color from Consumers to Producers of Technology, 1st ed. Hershey: IGI Global, 2017.

Peer Reviewed Conference Posters

  • Jimenez, Y.,  & Gardner-McCune, C. (2018). Usability Challenges that Novice Programmers Experience when Using Scratch for the First Time. IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC), Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Jimenez, Y., Gardner-McCune, C., & Lichtenstein, S. Understanding Novice Programmers Perceptions of their First Programming Experience. Accepted at 2017 International Computing Education Research (ICER), Tacoma, WA.

  • Jimenez, Y. (2017). Towards Understanding Student’s Mental Effort in Block-Based Programming Environments Using Electroencephalogram (EEG). Accepted at 2017 International Computing Education Research (ICER), Tacoma, WA.

  • Jimenez, Y., Hays, T., & Gardner-McCune, C. (2017, March). Computational Thinking App Design Mat: Supporting the Development of Students’ Computational Thinking Skills. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 711-711). ACM.

  • Jimenez, Y., & Gardner-McCune, C. (2015, August). Using App inventor & history as a gateway to engage African American students in computer science. In Research in Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology (RESPECT), 2015 (pp. 1-2). IEEE.

  • Jimenez, Y., and Gardner-McCune, C., 2014. “Using App Inventor to Engage African American Students,” Grace Hopper Computing Conference, October 8-10, 2014, Phoenix, AZ.

  • Jimenez Y., and Morreale P., 2014. “Design and Evaluation of a Predictive Model for Smart Phone Selection”, Grace Hopper Computing Conference, October 2-5, 2013, Minneapolis, MN, accepted for ACM Student Research Competition & poster presentation.

  • Andujar, M., Aguilera, L., Jimenez, Y., Zabe, F., & Morreale P. “Improving Hispanic High School Student Perceptions of Computing”, Proceedings of the 44th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE’13), Denver, CO, March 2013.

  • Aguilera, L., Andujar, M., Jimenez L., Zabe, F., Shah, Zabe, F. Jimenez, Y., & Morreale P., Innovative Programming Environments: A Comparative Study of Alice & Android App Inventor with High School Students, Grace Hopper Computing Conference, October 3-6, 2012, Baltimore, MD.