Hello World!

My name is Ana Carolina Tomé Klock, and I am a Doctoral Researcher at the Tampere University (TAU) and a Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). I've been researching about gamification, human-computer interaction, and education since 2014. I am always open for collaboration in these or related topics, so feel free mail me if you want to.

Academic Career

Doctorate degree in Computer Science

03/2017 - Present

My current project is to promote ways to adapt game elements in gamified systems according to characteristics of user profiling, by encompassing knowledge from the areas of human-computer interaction, software engineering, artificial intelligence and games.

Master degree in Applied Computing

03/2015 - 02/2017

Master student in Applied Computing with a full scholarship, Member of the Computing in Education Research Group and Representative of the Collegiate between 2015 and 2016. In addition to participating in the Monitoring Program, I’ve researched in the area of Human-Computer Interaction, analyzing the influence of the application of the user-centered gamification in the interaction, communication, and performance of the students of an educational adaptive hypermedia system through a controlled experiment.

Professional Experiences

Doctoral Researcher

11/2019 - Present

The work is mainly composed of research-related activities including conducting empirical research, writing and publishing articles, acquiring (or assisting in acquiring) further funding, co-organizing seminars, meeting with companies, participating in industrial and academic conferences and conventions related to gamification in logistics and security.

Teaching Informatics 101 and Data Structures disciplines to Bachelors in Biomedical Informatics, Biomedicine, Psychology, and Nutrition courses.

Ruby on Rails Developer

06/2014 - 02/2015

Development of web applications for project management and business training with a gamified module, using Ruby and Javascript languages, MongoDB database, Git version control server, Scrum methodology, and HCI techniques. One of the obtained results was the increase in users’ rate of return from 30% to 80% by using the Thinking Aloud technique.

ADVPL and Clipper Developer

09/2013 - 05/2014

Development and enhancements of the company’s ERP system based on the needs exposed by users across various business sectors (e.g., HR, billing, tax, receipt, and maintenance). In addition to the understanding of business rules, ADVPL and Clipper languages, SQL Server 2008 and 2010 and SVN version control server were used.

ADVPL and Clipper Developer

11/2010 - 09/2013

Development of Shop Floor Control and Product Development modules of the ERP, as well as improvements in the Planning and Production control module. Knowledge of TOTVS Developer Studio, Visual Studio and Eclipse IDEs, Oracle and SQL Server 2012 databases and Team Foundation version control server.


Systematic reviews

Javascript & jQuery






A/B Testing

Usability evaluation

Ruby on Rails


R & Python


Data visualization



Book Chapters

Full papers published in Journals

Full papers published in Conferences

Short papers published in Conferences