Tanja Mitrovic




B.Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D.


Erskine Building  202

Contact Details

Phone: +64 3 364 2352, Ext: 6352
Fax: +64 3 364 2569

Undergraduate Courses

COSC265 Relational Database Systems
INFO125 Introduction to Programming with Databases

Graduate Courses

COSC420 Intelligent Tutoring Systems

Research Interests

I am the leader of ICTG (Intelligent Computer Tutoring Group) (see also old Web page).

  • Three of our ITSs are available on the Addison-Wesley's DatabasePlace.
  • The full Windows and Web versions of SQL-Tutor, an Intelligent Tutoring System for SQL, are available.
  • The Web version of KERMIT, an Intelligent Tutoring System for conceptual database design using the ER model, is available.
  • The Web version of NORMIT, an Intelligent Tutoring System for data normalization, is available.
  • CV.
  • My earlier work on INSTRUCT, Object-Oriented GIS and Machine Learning is also available.

Some recent papers:

  • Mitrovic, A., Ohlsson, S., Barrow, D. The effect of positive feedback in a constraint-based intelligent tutoring system. Computers & Education, vol. 60, no 1, 264-272, 2013.
  • Amalathas, S., Mitrovic, A., Ravan, S. Decision-Making Tutor: Providing on-the-job training for oil palm plantation managers. Research and Practice in Technology-Enhanced Learning RPTEL, 7(3), 131-152, APSCE, 2012.
  • Mitrovic, A. Fifteen years of Constraint-Based Tutors: What we have achieved and where we are going. User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction, vol. 22(1-2), 39-72, 2012.
  • Martin, B., Mitrovic, A., Koedinger, K., Mathan, S. Evaluating and Improving Adaptive Educational Systems with Learning Curves. User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction, vol 21, no 3, pp. 249-283, 2011. DOI 10.1007/s11257-010-9084-2, Winner of the 2011 James Chen award for the best UMUAI paper in 2011.
  • Mitrovic, A., Martin, B. Suraweera, P., Zakharov, K., Milik, N., Holland, J., McGuigan, N. ASPIRE: an authoring system and deployment environment for constraint-based tutors. Artificial Intelligence in Education, vol. 19(2), 155-188, 2009.
  • Weerasinghe, A., Mitrovic, A., Martin, B. Towards individualized dialogue support for ill-defined domains. Artificial Intelligence in Education, vol. 19(4), 357-379, 2009.
  • Thomson, D., Mitrovic, A. Preliminary evaluation of a negotiable student model in a constraint-based ITS. Research, Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, vol. 5(1), 19-33, World Scientific Publishing Company & Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education, 2010.
  • Suraweera, P., Mitrovic, A., Martin, B. Widening the Knowledge Acquisition Bottleneck for Constraint-based Tutors. Artificial Intelligence in Education, 20(2), 137-173, IOS Press, 2010. DOI 10.3233/JAI-2010-0005


Professional activities

Associate editor

Editorial Board Member

Journal reviewer

  • IEEE Intelligent Systems.
  • IJCEELL International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life Long Learning.
  • Computers & Education
  • ACM COmputing Surveys
  • Copmputers in Human Behavior
  • IEEE Transactions on Education
  • Information & Software Technology
  • Interactive Learning Environments
  • Annals of Cases on Information Technology (ACIT).

Program Co-Chair

Member of program committees of the following recent conferences:

  • Phone: +64 3 364 2362
    Fax: +64 3 364 2569
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    University of Canterbury
    Private Bag 4800, Christchurch
    New Zealand
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