Mojarad, Shirin, Nicholas Lewkow, Alfred Essa, Jie Zhang, and Jacqueline Feild. “Quasi-experimental design for causal inference using Python and Apache Spark: a hands-on tutorial.” In Proceedings of the Seventh International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference, pp. 502-503. ACM, 2017.

Agnihotri, Lalitha, Alfred Essa, and Ryan S. Baker. “Impact of student choice of content adoption delay on course outcomes.” In LAK, pp. 16-20. 2017.

Essa, Alfred. “A possible future for next generation adaptive learning systems.” Smart Learning Environments 3, no. 1 (2016): 16.

Lewkow, Nicholas, Jacqueline Feild, Neil Zimmerman, Mark Riedesel, Alfred Essa, David Boulanger, Jeremie Seanosky, Vive Kumar, and Sandhya Kode. “A Scalable Learning Analytics Platform for Automated Writing Feedback.” In Proceedings of the Third (2016) ACM Conference on Learning@ Scale, pp. 109-112. ACM, 2016.

Xie, Jun, Alfred Essa, Shirin Mojarad, Ryan S. Baker, Keith Shubeck, and Xiangen Hu. “Student Learning Strategies and Behaviors to Predict Success in an Online Adaptive Mathematics Tutoring System.”  Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Educational Data Mining, 460-465.


Agnihotri, Lalitha, Ani Aghababyan, Shirin Mojarad, Mark Riedesel, and Alfred Essa. “Mining Login Data for Actionable Student Insight.” International Educational Data Mining Society(2015).

Lewkow, Nicholas, Neil Zimmerman, Mark Riedesel, and Alfred Essa. “Learning Analytics Platform, towards an Open Scalable Streaming Solution for Education.” International Educational Data Mining Society (2015).

Ferguson, Rebecca, Doug Clow, Leah Macfadyen, Alfred Essa, Shane Dawson, and Shirley Alexander. “Setting learning analytics in context: overcoming the barriers to large-scale adoption.” In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Learning Analytics And Knowledge, pp. 251-253. ACM, 2014.

Essa, Alfred, and Hanan Ayad. “Student success system: risk analytics and data visualization using ensembles of predictive models.” In Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on learning analytics and knowledge, pp. 158-161. ACM, 2012.

Essa, Alfred, and Hanan Ayad. “Improving student success using predictive models and data visualisations.” Research in Learning Technology 20, no. sup1 (2012): 19191.

Essa, Alfred H. “Innovation and strategic advantage: Lessons from open source.” International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life Long Learning 17, no. 1 (2007): 3-14.