The AI Institute has a position open for a Post Doctoral researcher to conduct research in the area of AI and Ethics as it relates to narrative-centered learning environments and multimodal learning analytics which are two primary thrusts in our institute's research.
The Vanderbilt University team of the NSF AI ENGAGE Institute is conducting research on narrative-centered learning environments, embodied conversational agents, and multi-modal analytics directed toward K-12 STEM and Computer Science education. Advances in computing, storage, and sensing technologies have made it possible to collect and process large amounts of data from humans who use these environments. While these can lead to a better understanding of K-12 learners and their approaches to learning, these systems can also be intrusive and lead to the collection and use of personal data that the user is not aware of. Besides the machine learning systems used to analyze that data may exhibit bias, which makes it hard to establish the fairness and equity of these systems and approaches. Therefore, hand in hand with technology development, data analysis, and the learning environments being developed, the AI institute would like to develop and apply ethical standards and practices that address issues of privacy, bias, equity, and fairness associated with our learning environments.
Must have a Ph.D. in Education, Learning Sciences, and Computer Science. Experience in running classroom studies, data collection, and analysis. Some experience in running workshops related to AI and Ethics. Please submit all applications materials to Gautam Biswas at firstname.lastname@example.org.