The University of Memphis ADL Partnership Lab is located in the FedEx Institute of Technology (FIT) on the campus of the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee. Researchers associated with the lab include faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students in the Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS).
The researchers at the lab have extensive experience in research, development, and evaluation of advanced learning environments, but welcome collaboration with other researchers and policymakers who share similar goals. Areas of expertise include:
The University of Memphis ADL Partnership Lab’s primary R&D focuses on complex learning environments, specifically how computer technology can improve learning. Activities range from basic research on cognitive psychology of learning and memory to software development for Intelligent Tutoring Systems.
The lab facilitates the research required to address current and future training challenges faced by the military, government, academia, and civilian workforce through the applied use of learning technologies, such as natural dialogue systems and intelligent tutoring systems.
Dr. Xiangen Hu is a professor in the Department of Psychology at The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee.
Dr. Hu received his Master’s degree in applied mathematics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (1985), and a Master’s degree in Social Sciences (1991) and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Sciences (1993), both from the University of California, Irvine.
He joined the University of Memphis in 1993.
Dr. Hu’s primary research areas include Mathematical Psychology, Research Design and Statistics, and Cognitive Psychology. His specific research interests range from human learning and memory, computational linguistics and artificial intelligence to mathematical psychology, where he has published extensively.
Dr. Hu has been active in the ADL Initiative from its beginning, becoming one of the early advocates of SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model), especially during his tenure as an R&D director at an e-Learning company in Memphis.
He has developed several e-Learning applications and served as computational architect for several federal grants at the Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS) at The University of Memphis. Dr. Hu served as president for the Society for Computers in Psychology (SCiP) from 2008 to 2009.
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