Hasan, Husker researchers create AI-based app to boost STEM grades

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(From left) Bilal Khan, Mohammad Hasan and Neeta Kantamneni are developing an app called Messages from a Future You, aimed at providing students with targeted, real-time interventions that boost their performance in STEM courses. (Craig Chandler / University Communication and Marketing)
(From left) Bilal Khan, Mohammad Hasan and Neeta Kantamneni are developing an app called Messages from a Future You, aimed at providing students with targeted, real-time interventions that boost their performance in STEM courses. (Craig Chandler / University Communication and Marketing)

Mohammad Hasan, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to help undergraduate STEM students improve their academic performance. His project will strengthen the pipeline of college graduates prepared for STEM jobs, the number of which in the United States is expected to expand by about 10 percent by 2030.

With a three-year, $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Hasan is developing a machine-learning-based app, called Messages from a Future You, aimed at providing students with targeted, real-time interventions that boost their performance in STEM courses. Using the app, students can engage in dialogue with their “future self” — an avatar derived from the student’s photograph — about how to boost their grade.





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