Diane Litman is Professor of Computer Science, Senior Scientist with the Learning Research and Development Center, and Faculty Co-Director of the Graduate Program in Intelligent Systems, all at the University of Pittsburgh. Much of Dr. Litman's current research focuses on enhancing the effectiveness of educational technology through the use of spoken and natural language processing. Active projects include teaching writing and argumentation with AI-supported diagramming and peer review, automated essay assessment, learning analytics, entrainment and task success in team conversations, and spoken tutorial dialogue systems. Dr. Litman has been Chair of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, and has been awarded Senior Member status by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.
Speaker webpage: http://people.cs.pitt.edu/~litman/