August 28, 2023: High School Interns Present to iSAT

Aug. 28, 2023

Our iSAT Interns presented their research surrounding teacher views of having AI Partners/CoBi in the classroom! This presentation was incredibly valuable to our Institute as it gave us a clearer idea of what teachers what from an AI Partner and can help us narrow in on some of the traits...


August 21, 2023: iSAT's Nikhil Krishnaswamy Talks about Implications of AI on NPR Podcast

Aug. 21, 2023

Strand 1's Nikhil Krishnaswamy was interviewed for NPR's The Pulse and shared his perspective about AI's implications for trade jobs. In additon to being part of the iSAT Team, Nikhil is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Colorado State University. You can listen to the entire...


August 14th, 2023: Data Collection Team Training Helps our Researchers Prepare for Fall

Aug. 14, 2023

iSAT held a data collection training last week, which resulted in the data collectors developing additional research skills – specifically how to take field notes. Now that they no longer need to set up and troubleshoot equipment (the student recorder has been improved so that students and teachers can now...

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August 7th, 2023: iSAT’s Principal Investigator Sidney D’Mello Presents at ISRE Early Career Researcher Section (ECRS) 2023 Webinar Series

Aug. 8, 2023

Dr. Sidney D’Mello, a Professor in the Institute of Cognitive Science and Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, is representing the discipline of Affective Computing with his talk titled “Affect Detection from Wearables in the 'Real' Wild: Fact, Fantasy, or Somewhere In-between?” in the first webinar...


July 31, 2023: iSAT Partners with World Denver and TechGirls!

July 31, 2023

iSAT welcomed 5 students as part of a partnership with World Denver and TechGirls for a day of job shadowing and learning all about what we do at iSAT. The girls learned about our AI Partner “CoBi” and how it was developed. TechGirls is an international summer exchange program designed...


July 24, 2023: Great Event at Casa de la Esperanza!

July 24, 2023

iSAT participated in a wonderful community event at Casa de la Esperanza in Longmont last week. Team members shared about our mission, the Sensor Immersion curriculum, and CoBi - our AI Partner. Casa de La Esperanza is a housing community and learning center dedicated to helping agriculture workers and their...


July 21st, 2023: iSAT Featured at Silicon Flatirons Variety Showcase

July 21, 2023

Hosted by CU Boulder, the Silicon Flatirons Variety Showcase highlights creative startup ventures from the community and the campus. At last week’s Variety Showcase, our PI Sidney D’Mello presented on iSAT and the great work the team is doing!

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July 17th, 2023: Huge Congratulations to iSAT’s Martha Palmer!

July 17, 2023

iSAT’s Co-Principal Investigator (and Strand 1 leader) Martha Palmer was just awarded the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award by the prestigious Association of Computational Linguistics! This well-deserved award highlights her decades of innovation and hard work. Congratulations, Martha!

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July 10, 2023: iSAT Participates in Natural Language Processing Conference at Stanford

July 10, 2023

Stanford Digital Education has a fantastic feature recapping the Natural Language Processing conference held at Stanford in May. The goal of the conference was to explore the use of AI for student-centered instruction and brought together education researchers, ed tech entrepreneurs, and funders to increase collaboration in the field. Much...

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July 3, 2023: SAT Shares Knowledge with The Toyota Research Institute!

July 3, 2023

iSAT’s Principal Investigator, Sidney D’Mello, and Co-Principal Investigator, Leanne Hirshfield, met with a group from The Toyota Research Institute, North America (TRI-NA) in Ann Arbor to discuss trust regarding human autonomous systems. The Toyota Research Institute was founded in 2008 and is working to discover next generation core technology to...