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Environmental and Climate Research, Social Science
Data Mining, Machine Learning
Relevant Projects:

The Weather Underground, LectureTools, Echo360


Senior Vice President for Teaching Innovations, Echo360 Inc.

Amazon Education

Perry Samson


Climate and Space Science, College of Engineering
School of Information

Arthur F Thurnau Professor, Professor of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, College of Engineering and Professor of Information, School of Information

The capacity to predict student success depends in part on our ability to understand “educationally purposeful” student behaviors and motivations and the relationship between behaviors and motivations and academic achievement. My research focuses on how to collect student behaviors germane to learning at a higher granularity and analyze the relationships between student performance and behaviors.

Ultimately this research is aimed at designing and constructing an “earlier warning system” wherein student guidance is quasi-automated and informed by motivation, background and behaviors and delivered within weeks of the beginning of classes.

9.9.2020 MIDAS Faculty Research Pitch Video.