The Prof. Ram Kumar Educational Data Mining Test of Time Award

Created by a generous donation of the Prof. Ram Kumar Memorial Foundation, the Prof. Ram Kumar Educational Data Mining Test of Time Award is given annually to a paper published in the Journal of Educational Data Mining, the International Conference on Educational Data Mining, or an Educational Data Mining workshop prior to that conference. Papers must have been published at least 8 years prior to receiving the award. Papers are awarded by a committee of leaders in the field, selected by the Board of Directors of the International Educational Data Mining Society. Current committee members are ineligible to receive the award, but former committee members are eligible to receive the award.

Award winners receive a prize of $2,000 and free registration to attend and present an award talk at the International Conference on Educational Data Mining.

Award Winners

2021

The Q-matrix Method: Mining Student Response Data for Knowledge
Tiffany Barnes
Initially published at the 2005 Educational Data Mining Workshop (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2005)
Tiffany Barnes will give the award talk at the 15th Educational Data Mining Conference (EDM 2022).

2020

Data Mining to Classify Students
Cristóbal Romero, Sebastián Ventura, Pedro G. Espejo and César Hervás
Initially published at the 1st International Conference on Educational Data Mining (Montreal, Canada, 2008)
Cristóbal Romero gave the award talk at the 14th Educational Data Mining Conference, held virtually.

2019

The state of Educational Data Mining in 2009: A review and future visions
Ryan S. Baker & Kalina Yacef
Initially published in Vol. 1 No. 1 of the Journal of Educational Data Mining (2009)
Ryan Baker and Kalina Yacef gave the award talk at the 13th International Conference on Educational Data Miningheld virtually.

2018

Predicting Students Dropout: A Case Study
Gerben W. Dekker, Mykola Pechenizkiy & Jan M. Vleeshouwers
Initially published at the 2nd International Conference on Educational Data Mining (Cordoba, Spain, 2009)
Mykola Pechenizkiy gave the award talk at the 12th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (Montreal, Canada, 2019)

2017

An open repository and analysis tools for fine-grained, longitudinal learner data
Kenneth R. Koedinger, Kyle Cunningham, Alida Skogsholm & Brett Leber
Initially published at the First International Conference on Educational Data Mining (Montreal, Canada, 2008)
Ken Koedinger gave the award talk at the 11th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (Buffalo, NY, USA, 2018)