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Leadership

Oversight and guidance for the entire institute.

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H. Chad Lane
Associate Professor, Educational Psychology & Computer Science, UIUC

Principal Investigator
Director, INVITE AI Institute

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Rodney Hopson
Professor, Educational Psychology, UIUC

Evaluation Director

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Kristy Boyer
Professor, Computer and Information Science Engineering, UF

Co-Principal Investigator
Managing Director

2016_09_12 Jamie Payton
Jamie Payton
Professor, Computer & Information Sciences, Temple University

Co-Principal Investigator
Director of Broadening Participation in Computing and Outreach

Diego-Zapata-Rivera-2
Diego Zapata-Rivera
Cognitive and Technology Sciences Center, ETS

Co-Principal Investigator
Research Co-Director

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ChengXiang Zhai
Donald Biggar Willett Professor, Computer Science, UIUC

Co-Principal Investigator
Co-Research Director

Representative Datasets

Collect, analyize and share representative datasets for AI

Daniel-Lowd
Daniel Lowd
Associate Professor, Computer and Information Science, University of Oregon

Strand 1 Research Co-Lead

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Suma Bhat
Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UIUC

Strand 1 Research Co-Lead

Aditi Mallavarapu
Aditi Mallavarapu
Postdoctoral Research Associate, UIUC

INVITE repository

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Luc Paquette
Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, UIUC

Strand 2 Research Co-Lead

Beata-Beigman-Klebanov
Beata Beigman Klebanov
Principal Research Scientist, ETS

Senior Personnel, NLP, Relay Reader

Bhavya
Bhavya
PhD Candidate, Computer Science, UIUC

NLP and text mining

Vishruth Raj
Vishruth Raj
Graduate Student, Computer Science, UIUC
Daniel-Olds
Daniel Olds
PhD student, University of Oregon
Sam-Hum
Sam Hum
PhD Student, UIUC
Michael-Flor
Michael Flor
Senior Research Scientist, ETS

Senior Personnel, Computational Linguistics

Amanda-Griffith
Amanda Griffith
PhD student, University of Florida
Yingbo-Ma
Yingbo Ma
PhD student, University of Florida
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Kristy Boyer
Professor, Computer and Information Science Engineering, UF

Co-Principal Investigator
Managing Director

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ChengXiang Zhai
Donald Biggar Willett Professor, Computer Science, UIUC

Co-Principal Investigator
Co-Research Director

Amogh Mannekote
Amogh Mannekote
PhD student, University of Florida
Researcher Robin Jephthah Rajarathinam.
Robin Jephthah Rajarathinam
PhD Student, UIUC
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Anika Kabir
PhD student, University of Oregon
Adam Davies
Adam Davies
PhD Student, UIUC
Heather Broome
Heather Broome
PhD Student, UIUC

Learner Modeling

Domain-general learner modeling for adaptive support

Blair-Lehman
Blair Lehman
Research Scientist, ETS

Strand 2 Research Co-Lead

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Luc Paquette
Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, UIUC

Strand 2 Research Co-Lead

Beata-Beigman-Klebanov
Beata Beigman Klebanov
Principal Research Scientist, ETS

Senior Personnel, NLP, Relay Reader

Alexis-Lopez
Alexis Lopez
Senior Research Scientist, ETS

Senior Personnel, assessment, language learning

Jesse-Sparks
Jesse Sparks
Senior Research Scientist, ETS

Senior Personnel, learning sciences

Caitlin-Tenison
Caitlin Tenison
Research Scientist, ETS

Senior Personnel, cognitive architectures

Michael-Flor
Michael Flor
Senior Research Scientist, ETS

Senior Personnel, Computational Linguistics

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Jessica Gladstone
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, UIUC

Senior Personnel, developmental psychology

Emmanuel-Johnson
Emmanuel Dorley
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Information Sciences Institute, USC

Senior Personnel, pedagogical agents

Diego-Zapata-Rivera-2
Diego Zapata-Rivera
Cognitive and Technology Sciences Center, ETS

Co-Principal Investigator
Research Co-Director

Juan Pinto
Juan Pinto
Graduate Student, Curriculum and Instruction, UIUC
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Jina Kang
Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, UIUC

Senior Personnel, Educational Data Mining

STEM Learning Environments

Developing inclusive, socially-aware STEM learning environments

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H. Chad Lane
Associate Professor, Educational Psychology & Computer Science, UIUC

Principal Investigator
Director, INVITE AI Institute

Noah-Schroeder
Noah Schroeder
Professor, Educational Technology and Instructional Design, Wright State University

Strand 3 Research Co-Lead

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Maya Israel
Associate Professor, Education Technology and Computer Science, UF

Strand 3 Research Co-Lead

Sam-Hum
Sam Hum
PhD Student, UIUC
Robb-Lindgren
Robb Lindgren
Associate Professor, Educational Psychology, Curriculum & Instruction, UIUC

Senior Personnel, Learning Sciences, Design-based Research

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Jessica Gladstone
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, UIUC

Senior Personnel, developmental psychology

Emmanuel-Johnson
Emmanuel Dorley
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Information Sciences Institute, USC

Senior Personnel, pedagogical agents

Deborah-Rivas-Drake
Deborah Rivas-Drake
Professor, Psychology, University of Michigan

Senior Personnel, social and emotional learning

Researcher Robin Jephthah Rajarathinam.
Robin Jephthah Rajarathinam
PhD Student, UIUC
Chris-Palaguachi
Chris Palaguachi
Research Assistant, Educational Psychology, UIUC

Graduate Student

Shan-Zhang
Shan Zhang
PhD student, University of Florida
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Joanne Barrett
K-12 CS Teacher Consultant, University of Florida

Senior Personnel

Toni Earle-Randell
Toni Earle-Randell
PhD student, University of Florida

FLEXpert

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Jina Kang
Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, UIUC

Senior Personnel, Educational Data Mining

Jeff Ginger - adjunct lecturer, School of Information Sciences
Jeff Ginger
Research Scientist, Educational Psychology, UIUC

Technology and Community Engagement

Chris Davis Jaldi
Chris Davis Jaldi
Graduate student, Computer Science, Wright State University

Broadening Participation in Computer Science

Promoting diversity and inclusion as well as education and workforce development

Maya-Israel-1
Maya Israel
Associate Professor, Education Technology and Computer Science, UF

Strand 3 Research Co-Lead

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Rodney Hopson
Professor, Educational Psychology, UIUC

Evaluation Director

Alexis-Lopez
Alexis Lopez
Senior Research Scientist, ETS

Senior Personnel, assessment, language learning

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Colleen Lewis
Associate Professor, Computer Science, UIUC

Co-lead, broadening participation in computing

Kristy-Boyer-3
Kristy Boyer
Professor, Computer and Information Science Engineering, UF

Co-Principal Investigator
Managing Director

2016_09_12 Jamie Payton
Jamie Payton
Professor, Computer & Information Sciences, Temple University

Co-Principal Investigator
Director of Broadening Participation in Computing and Outreach

Diego-Zapata-Rivera-2
Diego Zapata-Rivera
Cognitive and Technology Sciences Center, ETS

Co-Principal Investigator
Research Co-Director

Vidushi Ojha
Vidushi Ojha
Graduate Student, Computer Science, UIUC
Leilani-Bell
Leilani Bell
PhD student, School Psychology, Temple University

BPC and EWF

Jeff Ginger - adjunct lecturer, School of Information Sciences
Jeff Ginger
Research Scientist, Educational Psychology, UIUC

Technology and Community Engagement

Cross-Strand Collaboration

Cultivating connections between strands

Noah-Schroeder
Noah Schroeder
Professor, Educational Technology and Instructional Design, Wright State University

Strand 3 Research Co-Lead

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Suma Bhat
Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UIUC

Strand 1 Research Co-Lead

Aditi Mallavarapu
Aditi Mallavarapu
Postdoctoral Research Associate, UIUC

INVITE repository

Jesse-Sparks
Jesse Sparks
Senior Research Scientist, ETS

Senior Personnel, learning sciences

Robb-Lindgren
Robb Lindgren
Associate Professor, Educational Psychology, Curriculum & Instruction, UIUC

Senior Personnel, Learning Sciences, Design-based Research

2016_09_12 Jamie Payton
Jamie Payton
Professor, Computer & Information Sciences, Temple University

Co-Principal Investigator
Director of Broadening Participation in Computing and Outreach

Diego-Zapata-Rivera-2
Diego Zapata-Rivera
Cognitive and Technology Sciences Center, ETS

Co-Principal Investigator
Research Co-Director

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ChengXiang Zhai
Donald Biggar Willett Professor, Computer Science, UIUC

Co-Principal Investigator
Co-Research Director

Evaluation

Establishing accountability and measuring the strength of our collaborations

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H. Chad Lane
Associate Professor, Educational Psychology & Computer Science, UIUC

Principal Investigator
Director, INVITE AI Institute

Mostafa-Hanafy
Mostafa Hanafy
PhD Student, UIUC

Research Assistant

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Rodney Hopson
Professor, Educational Psychology, UIUC

Evaluation Director

Daniel-Lowd
Daniel Lowd
Associate Professor, Computer and Information Science, University of Oregon

Strand 1 Research Co-Lead

Caitlin-Tenison
Caitlin Tenison
Research Scientist, ETS

Senior Personnel, cognitive architectures

Emmanuel-Johnson
Emmanuel Dorley
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Information Sciences Institute, USC

Senior Personnel, pedagogical agents

Kristy-Boyer-3
Kristy Boyer
Professor, Computer and Information Science Engineering, UF

Co-Principal Investigator
Managing Director

Diego-Zapata-Rivera-2
Diego Zapata-Rivera
Cognitive and Technology Sciences Center, ETS

Co-Principal Investigator
Research Co-Director

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ChengXiang Zhai
Donald Biggar Willett Professor, Computer Science, UIUC

Co-Principal Investigator
Co-Research Director

Ramya Kumaran
Ramya Kumaran
PhD Student, UIUC

Research Assistant

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Joanne Barrett
K-12 CS Teacher Consultant, University of Florida

Senior Personnel

Operations

Personnel supporting all components of the institute

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Jule Martinez
Research Coordinator, Computer & Information Science & Engineering, UF

Graphic Designer

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Tim Brown
Research Coordinator, Computer & Information Science & Engineering, UF
Jeff Ginger - adjunct lecturer, School of Information Sciences
Jeff Ginger
Research Scientist, Educational Psychology, UIUC

Technology and Community Engagement