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Durham University

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Dr Lei Shi, PhD

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. I am a member of the Innovative Computing Group and an associate of the Institute for Data Science. I am interested in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). 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 (external).

I am the module leader of L2 Artificial Intelligence. I teach UG L2 submodule Machine Learning and MSc module Retail Science.

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

Research Groups

Department of Computer Science

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

Chapter in book

Conference Paper

Doctoral Thesis

  • Shi, Lei (2014). Scaffolding for Social Personalised Adaptive e-Learning. University of Warwick. PhD.

Journal Article

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