UofM Computer Science Graduate Leads AI Institute

Alum runs $20 Million center to bring artificial intelligence into the classroom

A graduate of the UofM Department of Computer Science and researcher in the Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS), Dr. Sidney D’Mello, currently at University of Colorado – Boulder, is the principal investigator of a $20 million NSF AI Institute that was awarded last year. A research collaboration that will be led by the University of Colorado Boulder, the project is called the “U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) AI Institute for Student-AI Teaming”. It explores the role that artificial intelligence may play in the future of education and workforce development—especially in providing new learning opportunities for students from historically underrepresented populations in Colorado and beyond.

D’Mello received a Ph.D. in Computer Science (co-advised by Stan Franklin and Art Graesser) in 2009. We are always excited to hear about the success of our alumni.

Link to article featuring the AI announcement found here.