I'm a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. My research lies at the intersection of cognitive, learning, and computational sciences. I explore the flexibility of learning by studying how learning mechanisms adapt and apply differently to different contexts and people using carefully controlled laboratory studies, real-world studies and interventions, cognitive modeling, and learning analytics methods. The ultimate aim is to gain a better understanding of the learning process to develop fine-grained learning theories and models that can support effective educational interventions.
You can find more about my research and my current projects in the Research and Publication sections above.
You can contact me by emailing me: pcarvalh at cs dot cmu dot edu.
(If you are wondering how to pronounce my last name, it sounds like karr-vah-you. The “lh” is a consonant that sounds like the ‘ll’ in the english word ‘million’, if you were to really stretch it out)