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  • U of I to lead National Artificial Intelligence Research Institute focused on STEM learning

    Photo of the INVITE leadership team members

    Scientists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will lead the INVITE Institute, a project that will invent and deploy new artificially intelligent learning technologies that are responsive and inclusive. The leadership team includes, from left: INVITE director Chad Lane, a professor of educational psychology and of computer science; research co-director ChengXiang Zhai, the Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering in computer science; electrical and computer engineering professor Suma Bhat; and evaluation director Rodney Hopson, a professor of evaluation in educational psychology.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Chad Lane, call 217-333-2245; email

    To reach ChengXiang Zhai, call 217-244-4943; email