Tan recieves Best Student Paper Award at international conference

UW–Madison’s Yuanru Tan received the Best Student Paper Award at this year’s International Conference on Quantitative Ethnography, which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct. 15-19.

Yuanru Tan imageTan is a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Psychology’s Learning Sciences program. Her paper, “Ordered Network Analysis,” introduces ONA as a solution to model and visualize collaborative problem solving by accounting for not only the interactive, interdependent, and temporal nature of collaborations — but also the order of events unfolding over time in collaborative processes

Tan’s co-authors on this paper include Andrew Ruis, Cody Marquart, Zhiqiang Cai, Mariah A. Knowles, and David Williamson Shaffer. Tan is advised by Shaffer, the Sears Bascom Professor of Learning Analytics and a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Learning Science with the Department of Educational Psychology.

The researchers are excited about the potential applications and contributions that ONA can bring to studies in various disciplines.


Tan accepts the Best Student Paper Award at the International Conference on Quantitative Ethnography in Copenhagen, Denmark.