The Eighth Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence 2018 (EAAI-18) has selected Ansaf Salleb-Aouissi as one of the EAAI 2018 New and Future AI Educators. Funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation, the award covers registration and travel, lodging, and participation in EAAI-18, where researchers and educators meet to discuss pedagogical issues related to teaching and using AI in education. The symposium, which is co-located with the 32st Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-18) Conference, will be held in New Orleans February 3 and 4.
A Lecturer-in-Discipline at Columbia since 2015, Salleb-Aouissi teaches courses in the fundamentals of artificial intelligence both in front of Columbia’s classrooms and as part of the online graduate-level MicroMasters program in Artificial Intelligence, a popular edX course with over 160,000 enrollments.
Salleb-Aouissi’s research interests lie in machine learning and data science. She has done research on frequent patterns mining, rule learning, and action recommendation and has worked on data science projects including geographic information systems and machine learning for the power grid. Her current research interest includes crowd sourcing, medical informatics and educational data mining.
Salleb-Aouissi received her PhD in computer science from
University of Orleans (France) in 2003