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Dr Lei Shi, PhD FHEA

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Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 48131
Room number: E231

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Hello, I'm Lei, a member of the AIHS research group and an associate of the Institute for Data Science. I am interested in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) in general. My research lies at the intersection of machine learning, behavioural analytics and interaction design. I investigate theoretical aspects of Human-AI interaction, collaboration and co-creation, as well as its practical applications in real-world settings such as education and social innovation.

I lead the Learning Lab.

I am the module leader of COMP2261 Artificial Intelligence. In the academic year 2020-2021, I teach Machine Learning (L2) and Retail Science (MSc).

More details of what I do, please visit my personal webpage.

Research Groups

Department of Computer Science

  • Innovative Computing

Research Interests

  • Machine Learning
  • Behavioural Analytics
  • Interaction Design
  • Gamification
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence
  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems

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