Regular Internal Faculty Collaborators
Andrew is a Professor, Teaching Stream in the Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences (with a cross-appointment in the Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy) at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). He takes special pride in his role as an educator and has received the University of Toronto’s President’s Teaching Award and the OCUFA Teaching Award. Andrew led the development of an online exercise system used in CS courses at U of T that provides a platform for exploration of student learning, and he also uses mixed methods to investigate barriers to student success in computing programs.
Pan Chen is a first-year Ph.D. student in Computer Science who is interested in the intersection of computer science and data science. His research focuses on improving user interfaces through an adaptive experiment engine that uses artificial intelligence to personalize interventions to assist people.
Over the past year, he has developed tools to deploy course content with adaptive content at OLI, contributing to the lab's top 3 position in the XPrize Digital Learning Challenge. He is currently working on democratizing the adaptive experiment tool to make it more accessible for anyone to conduct their experiments.
Pan Chen is also exploring new ways to help students with their online homework, such as generating code summarizations using LLMs and providing an option for students to complete their assignments by speaking. He plans to conduct adaptive experiments himself to determine the effectiveness of these innovations in assisting people.
Mahima Tirunelveli Santhakumar
Regular External collaborators