Dr. Maria Cutumisu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education, at the University of Alberta in the area of Measurement, Evaluation, and Data Science since 2015. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta since 2018. Her research in the Assessment of Learning and Transfer (ALERT) lab draws on computing science and education and is funded by NSERC and SSHRC P.I. grants. She graduated with an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Computing Science from the Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta and she was a postdoctoral scholar in the AAA Lab at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Her research interests include feedback processing (SSHRC IDG grant), automatic feedback generation (NSERC DG grant), game-based assessments that support learning, computational thinking (e.g., the Callysto grant and CCTt tests, as well as the SSHRC IG grant), AI in games (e.g., reinforcement learning in computer role-playing games), serious games (e.g., the RETAIN game for neonatal resuscitation), as well as virtual character (i.e., agent) behaviours in interactive computer games and their applications in education. She has investigated the impact of K-16 students’ choices (e.g., willingness to choose critical feedback from interactive virtual characters and to revise) on learning outcomes and mindset within an online game-based assessment environment to understand how prepared students are to learn and innovate. She uses psychophysiological techniques (e.g., eye-tracking, electrodermal activity measures, and EEG) to provide a comprehensive understanding of students' learning and memory processes (SSHRC grant and Killam grant). She is also affiliated with the Centre for Research in Applied Measurement and Evaluation (CRAME), Centre for the Studies of Asphyxia and Resuscitation (CSAR), Centre for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (CMASTE), Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute (NMHI), and Women and Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI) at the University of Alberta.