Group Members

Principle Investigator & Director

Carrie DEMMANS EPP (BSc, MSc, PhD)

Carrie is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta and a Research Affiliate with the UBC Language Sciences Initiative. and the Centre for Research in Applied Measurement in Education (CRAME).

She is interested in the use of technology for supporting learning and assessment. She develops, deploys, and studies educational technologies for language learning and other domains. A large portion of her work has involved the development and visualization of models and analytics. These models and analytics are then used to support the decision making of human and computational agents. To build these systems, she has employed techniques from the areas of software engineering, human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, and psychology.

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Graduate Students

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Alaa ALAJMY (MSc thesis-based program, Computing Science)

Alaa is interested in student experiences and wellbeing in STEM education.



 Minghao CAI (PhD, Computing Science)

Minghao’ s research interests include mixed-reality in education/learning, Educational Technology, Human-computer Interaction, and Artificial Intelligence.

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High School Students

High school students join our group in July and August and help us with our research and software development activities as part of the Department of Computing Science‘s High School Internship Program (HIP) and the Faculty of Science‘s WISEST Summer Research Program (SRP).

This year three SRP students joined our group: Adya DUTT, Sabrina LOU, and Divya PRASAD