Carrie Demmans Epp is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta. She joined the University of Alberta, where she teaches courses on human-computer interaction and the use of artificial intelligence in educational applications, after completing her postdoctoral research at the Learning Research and Development Center of the University of Pittsburgh. Before moving to Pittsburgh, Carrie held Weston and Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowships. She was also a visiting researcher with the Open Learner Models at Birmingham group (UK) and the Graduate School of Language, Communication, and Culture at Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan. She earned her PhD from the University of Toronto, where she developed an adaptive mobile-assisted language-learning tool and explored its use. While earning her MSc at the University of Saskatchewan, Carrie integrated her undergraduate studies in Russian and Computer Science by building an adaptive pronunciation tutor that supported student motivation.
Carrie’s work focuses on the development and study of adaptive educational technologies and the mechanisms that are used to provide feedback to learners within these environments. Her work integrates human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, psychology, psychometrics, and education to support a variety of populations that include university students, underprivileged children, students in special education settings, and language learners.