SCI alumna Sherry Sahebi recently received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her project "Time-Aware Multi-Objective Recommendation in Online Learning Environments." This research project will focus on recommender systems for online education and how to optimize them to suit students' long-term learning goals. These systems often recommend one type of learning activity, ignore the importance of studying time intervals, and satisfy one learning goal. Sahebi's project will develop computational models and algorithms that can suggest various types of personalized learning activities and optimally selected study times for students, serving a variety of different learning goals.
Sahebi received a PhD from the Intelligent Systems Program at SCI. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University at Albany. Her research interests include data mining and machine learning with a focus on human-centered applications, such as recommender systems, educational systems, and online social networks.
Please join us in congratulating Sherry on this exciting project!