The Applied Intelligence Research Centre has a diverse team.
Mariana is a Ph.D. candidate at Dublin Institute of Technology, funded by Fiosraigh Scholarship Programme. She holds a Master’s degree in Education and her research interest focus on the use of technology for learning. Mariana's Ph.D. project aims to understand how video games can help students to learn and which elements of game design are important to implement educational video games in the classroom. The final objective of her Ph.D. is to develop a video game for primary school students to learn Mathematics. Mariana also has experience as a science writer – in the past, she worked for a science communication magazine and for a science museum.