Alumnus Sidney D'Mello Leading $20M AI Institute

Posted on 2021-05-15

Alumnus Sidney D'Mello (PhD 2009) is leading the NSF-funded AI Institute for Student-AI Teaming at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Awarded in August 2020, the five-year, $20M grant is a multidisciplinary effort involving nine universities along with public school districts, private companies, and community leaders.  The project aims to explore AI applications in education and workforce development, particularly among historically underrepresented students.

D'Mello, currently an associate professor in the Institute of Cognitive Science and the Department of Computer Science at CU Boulder, completed his PhD at the UofM in 2009 working with Emeritus Professors Stan Franklin and Art Graesser.

More information is available on the press release and NSF award abstract.