Hello, I'm Lei, an Assistant Professor at Durham University. I hold a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Warwick (2014) and an MSc in Digital Art and Design from Zhejiang University (2011). Before joining Durham (2019), I was a Research Fellow at the University of Warwick, and then a Lecturer at the University of Liverpool.
My research lies at the intersection of Human-Centred Computing and Artificial Intelligence. I investigate both theoretical aspects of Human-AI interaction and its practical applications in authentic real-world settings. I am particularly interested in how humans perceive, interact, collaborate and co-create with AI, especially in the fields of education, healthcare and well-being, and social innovation.
Keywords: Intelligent Tutoring Systems Behavioural Analytics Open User Modelling Gamification Applied AI Explainable AI Human-AI Co-creation
E231, Department of Computer Science, Durham University, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK
lei dot shi at durham dot ac dot uk
+44 (0) 191 33 48131
I am keen to supervise highly self-motivated PhD students who have similar research interests to mine. If you have a master degree in artificial intelligence, data science, applied statistics, human-technology interaction, cognitive sciences, cognitive and/or experimental psychology, learning science, applied linguistics, instructional design, industrial design, innovation sciences, or similar, you are encouraged to contact me informally with your draft idea, CV and other background and supporting materials. I am happy to help you develop your research proposal, and then make a formal application to PhD study at Durham Computer Science. Visiting scholars and students are also welcome. (useful link)