Senior Researcher

Mohammed Saqr leads the lab of learning analytics at UEF School of Computing which was, according to Scopus, Europe's most productive learning analytics lab in 2021. Mohammed had a PhD in learning analytics from Stockholm University, Sweden. Before joining UEF in Finland, Mohammed had a post-doc at University of Paris. Mohammed's research interests are interdisciplinary including learning analytics and big data in education, network science, science of science, medicine, and Open science. Mohammed' PhD thesis was awarded the best thesis, he got several international research awards (e.g., best papers) and obtained the University of Michigan Office of Academic Innovation fellowship. Mohammed obtained funding from prestigious institutions: Swedish Research Council (as Co-PI) and Academy of Finland (as PI) for Idiographic learning analytics as well as several other grants. Mohammed is an academic editor in four prestigious academic journals, organised and contributed to several international conferences and presented several invited keynotes. Mohammed's current collaboration network includes Finland, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Australia, France, Switzerland, UK, and USA. For a full list of papers see Researchgate.

Contact info


Faculty of Science and Forestry, School of Computing



+358 45 332 7735


Teaching Activities

  • Learning analytics
  • Social network analysis
  • Philosophy of Science
Current PhD students
  • Ramy Elmoazen, Quantitative ethnography of knowledge construction in Problem-Based Learning: A learning analytics approach. Dr. Mohammed Saqr, Prof. Matti Tedre, School of Computing, UEF; Prof. Laura Hirsto, School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education, UEF.
  • Sami Heikkinen, Process mining and automatic feedback as a tool to support self-regulated learning. Prof. Matti Tedre, Dr. Mohammed Saqr, UEF; Assistant Prof. Jonna Malmberg, University of Oulu.
  • Rhythm Rajiv Bathia, From big data to person-based learning analytics: exploring the opportunities and challenges, India. Dr. Mohammed Saqr, Prof. Matti Tedre, UEF.
  • Maria Miiro Kafuko a student at the University of Eastern Finland. Studying using learning analytics to scale up support to collaborative learning groups.
  • Meysam Abedi, a student at the University of Eastern Finland who is studying the securing of students' records for learning analytics and issues around privacy and ethics.

Societal Activities

Research groups and research projects

Advancing and pushing the boundaries of methods, innovation and bringing new methods that unlocks the potentials of big data is what I do every day. From multi-channel sequence mining to idiographic and within-person multi-level hierarchical regression models, the search for what works is what drives my passion to work. A few examples of my works:

Research groups - UEF