Advanced Distributed Learning - Memphis Intelligent Tutoring Systems Center
Memphis Intelligent Tutoring Systems Center Capabilities

Several positions are available for programmers, post-doctoral researchers, and projector coordinators at the Advanced Distributed Learning Center for Intelligent Tutoring Systems Research & Development in the Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS) at the University of Memphis. Individuals who fill these positions will help to develop the next generation of intelligent tutoring systems that use conversational agents to assist students to learn. This research is highly interdisciplinary and involves collaborations with students, staff, and faculty in several departments, including computer science, psychology, mathematics, engineering, and education. Please let your friends/students know about these positions and encourage them to contact Dr. Xiangen Hu (xhu@memphis.edu) if they are interested. All positions will begin July 1, 2012 and will be a minimum of two-years in duration pending funding and performance.

Brief description of requirements for these positions:
  • Computer Programmers (multiple positions)
    • At least four years programming experience
    • Preferred Computing Platform: Cloud computing
    • Programming environment: Python (preferred), C#, Java.
    • Interface: HTML5, FLASH, 3D environments (Second-life, Unity)
  • Post-doc Researcher 1: Cognitive Sciences
    • PhD in cognitive sciences or related area
    • Focus Research Area & Skills: Human-computer-interaction (HCI), instructional design & technology, or learning environments in virtual worlds
  • Post-doc Researcher 2: Computational Linguistics
    • PhD in Cognitive sciences or related area
    • Focus Research Area & Skills: Intelligent tutoring systems, computational linguistics, or semantic analysis
  • Post-doc Researcher 3: Computer Engineering
    • PhD in computer engineering or related area
    • Focus Research Area & Skills: Software engineering
  • Project Coordinator:
    • Expertise: Familiar with policy & procedure related to government contracts
The ADL-CITSRD is located in the FedEx Institute of Technology (FIT) on the campus of the University of Memphis. Researchers associated with the center are faculty, researchers, post-doctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students in the Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS). The center researchers have extensive experience in research, development, and evaluation of advanced learning environments.
Research Capabilities
Cognitive studies of learning systems
Impact study of Learning Technology in Applied Settings
Development Capabilities
ITS enhancement of learning content
Service Capabilities
Usability Analysis for Learning Environments
Text Analysis Using Computational Linguistics Tools
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