CRAY Colloquium: Towards AI-Powered Data-Informed Education

The computer science colloquium takes place on Mondays from 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. This week's speaker, Sihem Amer-Yahia (Grenoble Alpes), will be giving a talk titled "Towards AI-Powered Data-Informed Education".


The Covid-19 health crisis has seen an increase in the use of digital work platforms from videoconferencing systems to MOOC-type educational platforms and crowdsourcing and freelancing marketplaces. These levers for sharing knowledge and learning constitute the premises of the future of work. Educational technologies coupled with AI hold the promise of helping learners and teachers. However, they are still limited in terms of learner and teacher agency and learning opportunities. I will describe research at the intersection of data-informed recommendations and education theory and discuss with ethical considerations in building educational platforms.


Sihem Amer-Yahia is a Silver Medal CNRS Research Director and Deputy Director of the Lab of Informatics of Grenoble. She works on exploratory data analysis and fairness in job marketplaces. Sihem was Principal Scientist at QCRI, Senior Scientist at Yahoo! Research and Member of Technical Staff at at&t Labs. Sihem served as PC chair for SIGMOD 2023 and is the coordinator of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative for the data management community.
Start date
Monday, Oct. 16, 2023, 11:15 a.m.
End date
Monday, Oct. 16, 2023, 12:15 p.m.