Dr. Nikol Rummel is a Full Professor and head of the Educational Psychology Lab in the Institute of Educational Research at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA.

    One of her main research interests is on developing and evaluating instructional support for collaborative learning, with a focus on in computer-supported settings (CSCL) and on adaptive collaborative learning support. Another focus of her work is on developing methods for analyzing process data from collaborative learning, in particular chat data and audio-video recordings of student dialog in combination with log data of students' learning processes.