Roland Hübscher

  • Associate Professor, Information Design and Corporate Communication
  • Ph.D. University of Colorado
  • M.S. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
  • B.S. Höhere Technische Lehranstalt (HTL)
  • Office: Morison Hall - 288 | 781.891.2932 | rhubscher@bentley.edu
  • Department Phone: 781.891.2513 | Department Fax: 781.891.3167

Teaching Interests

Intelligent user interfaces; user experience design

Research Interests

Intelligent user interfaces; educational technology; user-experience design; cognitive science; artificial intelligence

Bio

Roland Hübscher received his PhD in Computer Science from University of Colorado, Boulder. His research interests are in the design of intelligent user interfaces for learners. His collaborative research with colleagues from educational psychology, physics, and computer science is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education. He has published in several fields including educational psychology, education and technology, data mining, visual programming languages, optimization, and computer and music.

Professional Links

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for Artificial Intelloigence Present
  • Association for Computing Machinery Present
  • Cognitive Science Society Present
  • International Society of the Learning Sciences Present
  • Publications

    Journal Articles


  • Hübscher, R. (2010). Assigning students to groups using general and context-specific criteria. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, (3) 3 178-189.
  • Hübscher, R. (2009). Computer-supported negotiation of course content. Computers & Education, Elsevier, (53) 726-732.
  • Puntambekar, S., Hübscher, R. (2005). Tools for Scaffolding Students in a Complex Learning Environment: What have we Gained and What have we Missed?. Educational Psychologist, (40) 1 1-12.
  • Puntambekar, S., Stylianou, A., Hübscher, R. (2003). Improving navigation and learning in hypertext environments with navigable concept maps. Human-Computer Interaction, (18) 4 395-428.
  • Zigurs, I., Reitsma, R., Lewis, C., Hübscher, R., Hayes, C. (1999). Accessibility of computer-based simulation models in inherently conflict-laden negotiations. Group Decision & Negotiation, (8) 6 511–533.
  • Hübscher, R. (1997). Visual Constraint Rules. Visual Languages and Computing, (8) 425-451.
  • Hmelo, C., Narayanan, N. H., Hübscher, R., Kolodner, J. L. (1996). A Multiple-Case-Based Approach to Generative Environments for Learning. VIVEK, A Quarterly in Artificial Intelligence, (9) 2-18.
  • Guzdial, M., Kolodner, J., Hmelo, C., Narayanan, H., Carlson, D., Rappin, N., Hübscher, R., Turns, J., Newstetter, W. (1996). Computer support for learning through complex problem solving. Communications of the ACM, (39) 4 43-45.
  • Uno, Y., Hübscher, R. (1995). Temporal-Gestalt Segmentation: Polyphonic Extensions and Applications to Works by Boulez, Cage, Xenakis, Ligeti, and Babbitt. Journal of Computers in Music Research, (5) 1-38
  • Hübscher, R., Glover, F. (1994). Applying Tabu Search with Influential Diversification to Multiprocessor Scheduling. Computers & Operations Research, (21) 8 877-884.

    Books


  • Moore, S. J., Hübscher, R. (2021). Public Relations and Intelligent User Interfaces. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge Forthcoming.

  • Book Chapters


  • Gribbons, W. M., Hübscher, R. (2014). Transforming HCI: The Art, Science and Business of User Experience Design In Heikki Topi and Allen Tucker, (Eds.) Information Systems and Information Technology, Volume 2 (Computing Handbook Set, Third Edition,) . 41 pages. Boca Rotan: Taylor and Francis
  • Puntambekar, S., Hübscher, R. (2013). Analyzing navigation patterns to scaffold metacognition in hypertext systems In Roger Azevedo and Vincent Aleven, (Eds.) International Handbook of Metacognition and Learning Technologies. 261–275. Springer
  • Frizell, S. S., Hübscher, R. (2008). Using Design Patterns to Support Effective E-Learning Design and Reuse In Lockyer, L, Bennett, S, Agostinho, S, Harper, B, (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Learning Design and Learning Objects: Issues, Applications and Technologies. 144-166. London, UK: Idea Group Publishing
  • Hübscher, R., Pittarese, T., Lanford, P. (2002). Navigation in e-Business Web Sites In Nansi, Shi, Murthy, V.K, (Eds.) Architectural Issues of Web-Enabled Electronic Business. 184-196. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing
  • Narayanan, H., Hübscher, R. (1998). Visual Language Theory: Towards a Human-Computer Interaction Perspective In Meyer, Bernd, Marriott, Kim, (Eds.) Visual Language Theory. 85-127. New York, NY: Springer Verlag
  • Gribbons, W. M., Hübscher, R. (). From HCI to User Experience: Moving Beyond Technology In Allen Tucker, (Eds.) Computer Science Handbook. New York: Taylor and Francis Group Forthcoming.

  • Conference Proceedings


  • Hübscher, R.Puntambekar, S. (2008). Integrating knowledge gained from data mining with pedagogical knowledge , (1st International Conference on Educational Data Mining)
  • Muehlmann, B. W.Baldwin, A. A.Hickman, C. F.Hübscher, R. (2008). Tax strategy patents: Intelligent or just useful for tax advising? , (Seventeenth Annual Research Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies in Accounting, Auditing and Tax)
  • Hübscher, R.Muehlmann, B. W. (2006). A Cognitive Model of Tax Problem Solving , (Fifteenth Annual Research Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technology)
  • Hübscher, R.Muehlmann, B. W.Ono, M. (2005). Scaffolding Tax Professionals Using the Original Tax Code , (Fourteenth Annual Research Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Emerg. Tech. in Accounting, Auditing and Tax)
  • Lanford, P.Hübscher, R. (2004). Trustworthiness in E-Commerce , (42nd Annual ACM Southeast Conference)
  • D'Amico, J.Hübscher-Younger, T.Hübscher, R.Narayanan, H. (2003). Applying Contextual Design to Build a Course Scheduler: A Case Study , (41st Annual ACM Southeast Conference)
  • Frizell, S.Hübscher, R. (2002). Supporting the Application of Design Patterns in Web Course Design , (E-Learn--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications)
  • Hübscher, R.Puntambekar, S. (2002). Adaptive Navigation for Learners in Hypermedia is Scaffolded Navigation , (Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-based Systems)
  • Frizell, S.Hübscher, R. (2002). Aligning Theory and Web-based Instructional Design Practice with Design Patterns , (Proceedings of E-Learn--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthc. & High. Ed)
  • Hübscher, R. (2001). What's in a Prerequisite? , (International Conference on Advanced Learning Technology)

  • Conference Papers


  • Iten, G., Stöcklin, M., Hübscher, R., Opwis, K. (). The impact of interactive visual simulations on learning statistics. Forthcoming.

  • Presentations

  • Hübscher, R. (2019). “UX and the Peak of the AI Hype Cycle” Presented at the UXPA Boston Meeting of the User Experience Professional Association (UXPA) Boston Waltham, MA
  • Iten, G., Heinz, S., Stöcklin, M., Hübscher, R., Opwis, K. (2014). “The impact of interactive visual simulations on learning statistics” Presented at the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Toronto
  • Hübscher, R. (2011). “Interdisciplinary collaboration” Presented at the International Society of the Learning Sciences 9th International Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning (CSCL2011) Hong Kong
  • Puntambekar, S., Rebello, S., Narayanan, H., Hübscher, R. (2010). “Learning Science from Design Activities and Simulations” Presented at the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Symposium on Perceptual Characteristics and Concept Mastery: What Makes a Difference? 22nd Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science Boston, MA
  • Hübscher, R., Puntambekar, S. (2008). “Integrating knowledge gained from data mining with pedagogical knowledge” Presented at the1st International Conference on Educational Data Mining Montreal, Canada
  • Muehlmann, B. W., Baldwin, A. A., Hickman, C. F., Hübscher, R. (2008). “Tax strategy patents: Intelligent or just useful for tax advising?” Presented at theSeventeenth Annual Research Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies in Accounting, Auditing and Tax Anaheim, CA
  • Hübscher, R., Puntambekar, S. (2007). “CoMPASS scaffolding with log file data” Presented at theAmerican Educational Research Association Chicago, IL
  • Muehlmann, B. W., Hübscher, R., Baldwin, A. A. (2007). “For which issues in tax advising should the development of AI applications be fruitful?” Presented at theSixteenth Annual Research Workshop on AI and Emerging Technologies in Acct., Audit. and Tax Chicago, IL
  • Hübscher, R., Puntambekar, S., Nye, A. (2007). “Domain Specific Interactive Data Mining” Presented at theWorkshop on Data Mining for User Modeling, 11th International Conference on User Modeling Corfu, Greece
  • Hübscher, R., Muehlmann, B. W. (2006). “A Cognitive Model of Tax Problem Solving” Presented at theFifteenth Annual Research Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technology Washington, D.C.
  • Hübscher, R., Muehlmann, B. W., Ono, M. (2005). “Scaffolding Tax Professionals Using the Original Tax Code” Presented at theFourteenth Annual Research Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Emerg. Tech. in Accounting, Auditing and Tax San Francisco, CA
  • Lanford, P., Hübscher, R. (2004). “Trustworthiness in E-Commerce” Presented at the42nd Annual ACM Southeast Conference Huntsville, AL
  • Hübscher, R., Puntambekar, S. (2004). “Modeling Learners as Individuals and as Groups” Presented at theAdaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems Eindhoven, Holland
  • D'Amico, J., Hübscher-Younger, T., Hübscher, R., Narayanan, H. (2003). “Applying Contextual Design to Build a Course Scheduler: A Case Study” Presented at the41st Annual ACM Southeast Conference Savannah, GA
  • Hübscher, R., Puntambekar, S. (2002). “Adaptive Navigation for Learners in Hypermedia is Scaffolded Navigation” Presented at theAdaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-based Systems Malaga, Spain
  • Frizell, S., Hübscher, R. (2002). “Supporting the Application of Design Patterns in Web Course Design” Presented at theE-Learn--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications Denver, CO
  • Frizell, S., Hübscher, R. (2002). “Aligning Theory and Web-based Instructional Design Practice with Design Patterns” Presented at theProceedings of E-Learn--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthc. & High. Ed Montreal
  • Hübscher, R., Puntambekar, S. (2001). “Navigation Support for Learners in Hypertext Systems: Is More Indeed Better?” Presented at theArtificial Intelligence in Education: AI-ED in the Wired and Wireless Future San Antonio, TX
  • Hübscher, R. (2001). “What's in a Prerequisite?” Presented at theInternational Conference on Advanced Learning Technology Madison, WI
  • Hübscher, R. (2000). “Logically Optimal Curriculum Sequences for Adaptive Hypermedia Systems” Presented at theInternational Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-based Systems Trento, Italy
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Committee Chair for Search Committee 2017 - Present
  • Assurance Of Learning (AOL) coordinator 2015 - Present
  • Hiring committee member 2015 - Present
  • Committee Chair for Mentoring program 2011 - Present
  • Committee Member for Thesis committee 2003 - Present
  • Committee Member for IDCC Progrgram Redesign 2021 - 2021
  • University Service


  • Committee Member for Sabbatical Committee 2020 - Present
  • Committee Chair for Joint Chairs 2020 - 2021
  • Committee Chair for Faculty Evaluation Committee 2016 - 2018
  • Mentor (Faculty) for First Year Seminar 2017 - 2017
  • Committee Member for Faculty Evaluation Committee 2015 - 2016
  • co-chair for Faculty Affairs Committee (FAC) 2011 - 2012
  • Professional Service


  • Reviewer, Journal Article for IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies 2014 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Computers & Education 2010 - Present
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for International Conference of the Learning Sciences 2008 - Present
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for International Conference on Educational Data Mining and Science 2008 - Present
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society 2003 - Present
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 1997 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Heliyon Journal 2021 - 2021
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for HAIW2020: Human-AI Workshop @ECAI2020 - 2020
  • Reviewer, Grant Proposal for NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Review Panel 2020 - 2020
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for AMS Review (Official Publication of the Academy of Marketing Science) 2019 - 2019
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for DESRIST 2019 - 2019
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICCS) 2017 - 2017
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of the Learning Sciences 2016 - 2017
  • Reviewer, Grant Proposal for Nazarbayev University via ORAU 2017 - 2017
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Educational Psychologist 2015 - 2015
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for Artificial Intelligence In Education 2015 - 2015
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Mathematical and Computer Modelling of Dynamical Systems 2015 - 2015
  • Reviewer, Grant Proposal for Nazarbayev University via ORAU 2014 - 2014
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Educational Data Mining 2014 - 2014
  • Reviewer, Grant Proposal for The Israel Science Foundation (ISF) 2014 - 2014
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci) 2014 - 2014
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for International Conference of the Learning Sciences 2013 - 2013
  • Reviewer of Academic Program MAS HCID for University of Applied Sciences, Rapperswil 2012 - 2012