Samiha Marwan

Samiha Marwan

Post Doctoral Researcher (CI Fellow)

University of Virginia

Samiha is passionate about helping students learn how to code and improving students’ problem solving skills. Her research focuses on designing and evaluating different design choices of automated support, particularly next-step hints and formative feedback, to improve students’ cognitive outcomes (e.g. performance and learning), and affective outcomes (e.g. motivation and persistence). Samiha’s PhD research resulted in a system that provides enhanced next-step hints that have been shown to improve students’ performance, and a system that provide adaptive immediate formative feedback that has been shown to improve students’ performance, motivation, and persistence. Samiha has been awarded a CI-Fellowship award and will start her post-doc in Spring 2022. Her future work will focus on the development of instructional designs to improve students’ subgoals decomposition skills in programming classrooms.

  • Computing Education Research
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2021

    North Carolina State University

  • M.S. in Computer Science, 2016

    The British University in Egypt

  • B.S. in Computer Science, 2012

    Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt