Advanced Distributed Learning - Memphis Intelligent Tutoring Systems Center
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Art Graesser
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Dr. Art Graesser is a professor in the Department of Psychology and an adjunct professor in Computer Science at the University of Memphis. Dr. Graesser received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California at San Diego.  His primary research interests are in cognitive science, discourse processing, and the learning sciences. More specific interests include knowledge representation, question asking and answering, tutoring, text comprehension, inference generation, conversation, reading, education, memory, artificial intelligence, and human-computer interaction. He served as editor of the journal Discourse Processes (1996–2005) and is the current editor of Journal of Educational Psychology. He is president of the Society for Text and Discourse and past president of Artificial Intelligence in Education. In addition to publishing approximately 500 articles in journals, books, and conference proceedings, he has written two books and edited nine books (one being the Handbook of Discourse Processes). He and his colleagues have designed, developed, and tested cutting-edge software in learning, language, and discourse technologies, including AutoTutor, AutoCommunicator, HURA Advisor, SEEK Web Tutor, MetaTutor, Operation ARIES!, Coh-Metrix, Question Understanding Aid (QUAID), QUEST, and Point&Query.

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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