Anthony Chen

Anthony Chen is a part time graduate student at Georgia Tech studying computer science with a specialization in machine learning. He graduated from Santa Clara University in 2023 with a bachelor of science in computer science. Anthony is interested in the intersections of artificial intelligence, education, and intelligent systems.

Learn more here: https://achen2089.github.io/.

Stephen Buckley

Stephen Buckley is working on a Master’s in Computer Science at Georgia Tech, concentration in machine learning. Stephen is a Graduate Research Assistant for the VERA project, and his research focuses on personalized learning in inquiry-based modeling. Stephen also achieved his Bachelor’s in Computer Science at Georgia Tech.

Chidimma Anyi

Chidimma Anyi is a graduate student in Computer Science at Georgia Tech, specializing in Human-Computer Interaction. Chidimma holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering. Within the DILab, she works on the SAMI project. Outside of Georgia Tech, she works as a data analyst with a college, and volunteers to tutor K-12 students.
She is interested in the areas of Human-AI interaction and the application of AI in education.

Pratyusha Maiti

Pratyusha Maiti is a research scientist and faculty member working on the Jill Watson project in DILab. Pratyusha holds a Master’s in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. Her research interests lie in the conjunction of Natural Language Processing and Cognitively Inspired AI Design. Outside DILab, Pratyusha loves watching anime, arcade gaming, reading historical fiction, and cafe-hopping. 

Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pratyushamaiti/

Sandeep Kakar

Sandeep Kakar is a Research Scientist in the Design & Intelligence lab of the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interest centers around using artificial intelligence to improve learning outcomes in online education. He holds an MS in Computer Science. His previous education includes a Ph.D. in Physics and an MBA.

Rahul Dass

Rahul Dass is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Georgia Tech. Currently, he leads the VERA and Ivy teams at DILab and AI-ALOE with research interests in personalized learning and self-explanation. Prior to joining GT, as a U-LINK interdisciplinary fellow with a background in Responsible AI, he obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Miami in 2022. He previously interned at Amazon as an Applied Scientist with the AWS Responsible AI team and volunteered as Lead Data Scientist at a non-profit tackling news disinformation. In his free time, he enjoys cooking and visiting National and State Parks with his family.

Ploy Thajchayapong

Ploy Thajchayapong has her Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University. She worked as a post-doc at Georgia Tech before joining Tech Industry in Data Science field.  After 8 years in a Big 4 consulting firm and an AI start-up, she is now a Research Scientist at AI-ALOE and DILab.

Rhea Basappa

Rhea R B (Rhea Ravandur Basappa) is pursuing a Master’s in Computer Science and specialising in Interactive Intelligence. She is currently working on the SAMI project in Dilab. Rhea has a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from India. Outside of Dilab she enjoys dancing and trains in Bharatanatyam.

Research Interests: Human-AI interaction, AI in education and the intersection of AI and Cognitive Science.