Dr Susan Bergin

Computer Science

Lecturer
on sabbatical

Eolas
1st
110
(01) 708 6088

Biography

Susan is a Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science, Maynooth University since 1997. She holds a PhD in Computer Science, a Masters in Computer Science, a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education and a Bachelor of Science (management). She received a National Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2009 from then President Mary McAleese, in recognition of her commitment to integrating research into her teaching practice.

Susan’s research interests are in adaptive learning and affective computing. She pioneered the development of PreSS, a system that can predict performance of novice programmers with over 80% accuracy after minimal exposure to programming concepts. The accuracy of this system has been repeatedly re-validated over the past ten years. She is currently leading an international study, the largest of its kind, to predict programming performance of 1500 participating students and continues to work with her team on improving the systems ability. She also has a keen interest in the development of personalised adaptive learning systems, that consider behavioural, cognitive and psycho-physiological factors that influence a student in real-time online learning-enviornments. She is currently leading several PhD research projects on student engagement, anxiety in learning, educational analytics and adaptive technology.

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2013 'Discourse and Connectivity: Capturing the voice of educators'
O'Riordan F., Bergin S., Casey K., McNutt L. (2013) 'Discourse and Connectivity: Capturing the voice of educators' In: C. O'Farrell & A. Farrell (eds). Emerging Issues in Higher Education lll: From Capacity Building to Sustainability. Ireland: EDIN 2013. [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Towards automatic blotch detection for film restoration by comparison of spatio-temporal neighbours'
Gaughran, Peter and Bergin, Susan and Reilly, Ronan (2009) 'Towards automatic blotch detection for film restoration by comparison of spatio-temporal neighbours' In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Using support vector machines for passive steady state RF fingerprinting'
Zamora, Georgina O’Mahony and Bergin, Susan and Kennedy, Irwin O (2009) 'Using support vector machines for passive steady state RF fingerprinting' In: Novel Algorithms and Techniques in Telecommunications and Networking. Netherlands: Springer. [Details]
2009 'Steady state RF fingerprinting for identity verification: one class classifier versus customized ensemble'
Kroon, Barnard and Bergin, Susan and Kennedy, Irwin O and Zamora, Georgina O’Mahony (2009) 'Steady state RF fingerprinting for identity verification: one class classifier versus customized ensemble' In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [IR Link] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'A neurofeedback system to promote learner engagement'
Lockwood, James and Bergin, Susan (2016) 'A neurofeedback system to promote learner engagement'. arXiv preprint arXiv:1607.06232, [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'Using an innovative assessment approach on a real-world group based software project'
Bergin, Susan and Mooney, Aidan (2016) 'Using an innovative assessment approach on a real-world group based software project'. arXiv preprint arXiv:1609.07899, [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Using Machine Learning Techniques to Predict Introductory Programming Performance'
Bergin, S. Mooney A., Ghent J., and Quille K (2015) 'Using Machine Learning Techniques to Predict Introductory Programming Performance'. International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering (IJCSSE), 4 (12):323-328 [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'PreSS\#, A Web-Based Educational System to Predict Programming Performance'
Quille, Keith and Bergin, Susan and Mooney, Aidan (2015) 'PreSS\#, A Web-Based Educational System to Predict Programming Performance'. International Journal of Computer Science and Software Engineering (IJCSSE), 4 (7):178-189 [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'An analysis of alternative approaches for the distribution of lecture notes with the aid of a Virtual Learning Environment to promote class engagement'
Mooney, Aidan and Bergin, Susan (2014) 'An analysis of alternative approaches for the distribution of lecture notes with the aid of a Virtual Learning Environment to promote class engagement'. AISHE-J: The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 6 (2):1-13 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Using support vector machines and acoustic noise signal for degradation analysis of rotating machinery'
Scanlon P. and Bergin S. (2007) 'Using support vector machines and acoustic noise signal for degradation analysis of rotating machinery'. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE REVIEW, 28 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Using Support Vector Machines and Acoustic Noise Signal for Degradation Analysis of Rotating Machinery'
Scanlon, Patricia and Bergin, Susan (2007) 'Using Support Vector Machines and Acoustic Noise Signal for Degradation Analysis of Rotating Machinery'. Artif. Intell. Rev, 28 (1):1-15 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Predicting introductory programming performance: a multi-institutional multivariate study'
Bergin,S. and Reilly. R. (2006) 'Predicting introductory programming performance: a multi-institutional multivariate study'. COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION, 16 :303-323 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Programming: Factors That Influence Success'
Bergin, Susan and Reilly, Ronan (2005) 'Programming: Factors That Influence Success'. SIGCSE Bull, 37 (1):411-415 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Assessing the executive functions of students on a third level introductory programming course'
Bergin, S and Reilly, R (2005) 'Assessing the executive functions of students on a third level introductory programming course'. Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, 65 (5) [Details]
2003 'A Case Study on the Adaptive Maintenance of an Internet Application'
Bergin, Susan and Keating, John (2003) 'A Case Study on the Adaptive Maintenance of an Internet Application'. Journal of Software Maintenance, 15 (4):245-264 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2016 VEAP: A Visualisation Engine and Analyzer for preSS\#
Culligan, Natalie and Quille, Keith and Bergin, Susan (2016) VEAP: A Visualisation Engine and Analyzer for preSS\# Proceedings of the 16th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research New York, NY, USA, , pp.130-134 [Details]
2016 The Role of Anxiety when Learning to Program: A Systematic Review of the Literature
Nolan, Keith and Bergin, Susan (2016) The Role of Anxiety when Learning to Program: A Systematic Review of the Literature Proceedings of the 16th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research New York, NY, USA, , pp.61-70 [Details]
2016 An Innovative Approach to Improve Assessment of Group Based Projects
Bergin, Susan and Mooney, Aidan (2016) An Innovative Approach to Improve Assessment of Group Based Projects Proceedings of the 16th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research New York, NY, USA, , pp.12-20 [Details]
2015 Using focused attention to improve programming comprehension for novice programmers
Hegarty-Kelly, E. Mooney, A. and S Bergin (2015) Using focused attention to improve programming comprehension for novice programmers 3rd International Workshop on Eye Movements in Programming [Details]
2015 Examining the role of cognitive load in learning to program
Nolan K., Mooney A., and Bergin S. (2015) Examining the role of cognitive load in learning to program 3rd International Workshop on Eye Movements in Programming Finland, [IR Link] [Details]
2011 Teaching Discrete Structures: A Systematic Review of the Literature
Power, James F. and Whelan, Thomas and Bergin, Susan (2011) Teaching Discrete Structures: A Systematic Review of the Literature Proceedings of the 42Nd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education New York, NY, USA, , pp.275-280 [IR Link] [Details]
2011 Teaching discrete structures: a systematic review of the literature
Power, James F and Whelan, Thomas and Bergin, Susan (2011) Teaching discrete structures: a systematic review of the literature Proceedings of the 42nd ACM technical symposium on Computer science education , pp.275-280 [IR Link] [Details]
2010 Steady State RF Fingerprinting for Identity Verification: One Class Classifier Versus Customized Ensemble
Kroon, Barnard and Bergin, Susan and Kennedy, Irwin O. and Zamora, Georgina O'Mahony (2010) Steady State RF Fingerprinting for Identity Verification: One Class Classifier Versus Customized Ensemble Proceedings of the 20th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Berlin, Heidelberg, , pp.198-206 [IR Link] [Details]
2010 Towards Automatic Blotch Detection for Film Restoration by Comparison of Spatio-temporal Neighbours
Gaughran, Peter and Bergin, Susan and Reilly, Ronan (2010) Towards Automatic Blotch Detection for Film Restoration by Comparison of Spatio-temporal Neighbours Proceedings of the 20th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Berlin, Heidelberg, , pp.114-123 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 Towards automatic blotch detection for film restoration by comparison of spatio-temporal neighbours
Gaughran, Peter and Bergin, Susan and Reilly, Ronan (2009) Towards automatic blotch detection for film restoration by comparison of spatio-temporal neighbours Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science , pp.114-123 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 Steady State RF Fingerprinting for identity verification: One Class Classifier versus Customized Ensemble
Kroon, B., S. Bergin, I. Kennedy, G. O Mahony Zamora (2009) Steady State RF Fingerprinting for identity verification: One Class Classifier versus Customized Ensemble Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, AICS 2009 , pp.188-197 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 Towards Automatic Blotch Detection for Film Restoration
Gaughran, P., S. Bergin, R. Reilly (2009) Towards Automatic Blotch Detection for Film Restoration 20th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, AICS 2009 , pp.108-117 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 Q-Learning in Cognitive Radios
Hosey, N., S.Bergin, D.O'Donoghue (2009) Q-Learning in Cognitive Radios China-Ireland International Conference on Information and Communications Technology, CIICT 2009 , pp.67-73 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 Dirt and Sparkle Detection for Film Sequences
Gaughran, P., S. Bergin, R. Reilly (2009) Dirt and Sparkle Detection for Film Sequences China-Ireland International Conference on Information and Communications Technology,CIICT 2009 , pp.146-148 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 Parameter Estimation for a Model with Both Imperfect Test and Repair
Wilson, Simon and Flood, Ben and Goyal, Suresh and Mosher, Jim and Bergin, Susan and O'Brien, Joseph and Kennedy, Robert (2007) Parameter Estimation for a Model with Both Imperfect Test and Repair Proceedings of the 25th IEEE VLSI Test Symmposium Washington, DC, USA, , pp.271-276 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 Parameter estimation for a model with both Imperfect Test and Repair
Wilson. S, Bergin. S, Flood B, Goyal. S, Kennedy. R, Mosher. J, O'Brien. J. (2007) Parameter estimation for a model with both Imperfect Test and Repair 25th IEEE VLSI Test Symposium, Berkley, California, May 2007 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 Automated Assessment in CS1
Traynor. D, Bergin. S, Gibson, P. (2006) Automated Assessment in CS1 Australian Computing Education Conference, 16-19 January, 2006 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 Automated Assessment in CS1
Traynor, Des and Bergin, Susan and Gibson, J. Paul (2006) Automated Assessment in CS1 Proceedings of the 8th Australasian Conference on Computing Education - Volume 52 Darlinghurst, Australia, Australia, , pp.223-228 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 The influence of motivation and comfort level on learning to program
Bergin. S, Reilly. R. (2005) The influence of motivation and comfort level on learning to program Proceedings of the 17th Workshop of the Psychology of Programming Interest Group, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, June 2005 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 A framework for the maintenance and evolution of ePolicy-guided web applocations
Bergin. S, Keating. J.G, Benoit. A, Masullo. M, Jackson (2005) A framework for the maintenance and evolution of ePolicy-guided web applocations Group Decision and Negotiation, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, July 2005 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Examining the Role of Self-regulated Learning on Introductory Programming Performance
Bergin, Susan and Reilly, Ronan and Traynor, Desmond (2005) Examining the Role of Self-regulated Learning on Introductory Programming Performance Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Computing Education Research New York, NY, USA, , pp.81-86 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Assessing the executive functions of students on a third level introductory programming course
Bergin, S and Reilly, R (2005) Assessing the executive functions of students on a third level introductory programming course 37TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE EUROPEAN BRAIN AND BEHAVIOUR SOCIETY [Details]
2005 Examining the role of Self-Regulated Learning on Introductory Programming Performance
Bergin. S, Reilly. R, Traynor. D. (2005) Examining the role of Self-Regulated Learning on Introductory Programming Performance First International Computing Education Research Workshop, Seattle, USA, October 2005 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Programming: Factors that influence success
Bergin. S, Reilly. R. (2005) Programming: Factors that influence success ACM SIGCSE Bulletin, Proceedings of the 36th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, February 2005 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 Programming: Factors That Influence Success
Bergin, Susan and Reilly, Ronan (2005) Programming: Factors That Influence Success Proceedings of the 36th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education New York, NY, USA, , pp.411-415 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 An Overview of the Integration of Problem Based Learning into an existing Computer Science Programming Module
O'Kelly, J., Mooney, A., Bergin, S., Gaughran, P. and Ghent, J. (2004) An Overview of the Integration of Problem Based Learning into an existing Computer Science Programming Module Pleasure by Learning, Cancun, Mexico, 2004 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 Assessing programming Aptitude: A web-based adaptive testing system with remedial instruction
Bergin. S, Reilly. R. (2004) Assessing programming Aptitude: A web-based adaptive testing system with remedial instruction 16th Workshop of the Programming Interest Group, Carlow IT, April 2004 [Details]
2004 Initial findings on the impact of an alternative approach to Problem Based Learning in Conputer Science
O'Kelly, J., Bergin, S., Dunne, S., Gaughran, P., Ghent, J. and Mooney, A. (2004) Initial findings on the impact of an alternative approach to Problem Based Learning in Conputer Science Pleasure by Learning, Cancun, Mexico, 2004 [IR Link] [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2001 The Evolution of Telecom Technologies: Current Trends and Near-Future Implications.
Murtagh, Fionn and Keating, John and Bergin, Susan and Harper, Chris and McParland, Geraldine and Farid, Mohsen (2001) The Evolution of Telecom Technologies: Current Trends and Near-Future Implications. Unknown, Ireland. [IR Link] [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2006 Statistical and machine learning models to predict programming performance.
Bergin, Susan (2006) Statistical and machine learning models to predict programming performance. Thesis [IR Link] [Details]
2001 Visualization and modelling of highly structured mobile phone pricing data.
Bergin, Susan (2001) Visualization and modelling of highly structured mobile phone pricing data. Thesis [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
2006 A multi-institutional multivariate study to predict introductory programming performance.
Bergin. S, Reilly. R. (2006) A multi-institutional multivariate study to predict introductory programming performance. Technical Publication [Details]
2004 A case study on the adaptive maintenance of an internet application.
Bergin S, Keating J.G. (2004) A case study on the adaptive maintenance of an internet application. Technical Publication [Details]
2001 An online tariffication system: www.b4ucall.com.
Bergin S, Keating J.G. (2001) An online tariffication system: www.b4ucall.com. Technical Publication [Details]
2001 An analysis of mobile phone calling costs in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Bergin S, Keating J.G. (2001) An analysis of mobile phone calling costs in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Technical Publication [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
2006 NUI Maynooth Postgraduate Symposium, Maynooth Ireland, 2006.
Bergin. S, Reilly. R. (2006) NUI Maynooth Postgraduate Symposium, Maynooth Ireland, 2006. Workshops [Details]
2004 NUI Maynooth Postgraduate Symposium, Maynooth Ireland, 2004.
Bergin. S, Reilly. R. (2004) NUI Maynooth Postgraduate Symposium, Maynooth Ireland, 2004. Workshops [Details]