I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Sciences (iSchool) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, with a joint appointment in the Department of Educational Psychology. I am also a faculty affiliate at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and a faculty affiliate in Illinois Informatics.

I completed my PhD in Computer Science at the University of Notre Dame. Subsequently, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, where I worked with Luc Paquette.

Research & Service

My research employs statistics and machine learning to model emotion, engagement, and learning, with a special focus on the fair treatment of students who are members of underrepresented groups. My work has included automatic emotion detection from facial expressions, measurement of emotion during computer programming education, and other topics related to learning and affective computing.

Papers resulting from my research have been published at journals and peer-reviewed conferences, where I also regularly present on my research.


Zhang, Y., Paquette, L., Baker, R., Ocumpaugh, J., Bosch, P., Munshi, A., & Biswas, G. (2020). The Relationship Between Confusion and Metacognitive Strategies in Betty’s Brain. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge.

Andres, A., Ocumpaugh, J., Baker, R., Slater, S., Paquette, L., Jiang, Y., Karumbaiah, S., Bosch, P., Munshi, A., Moore, A., & Biswas, G. (2019). Affect Sequences and Learning in Betty's Brain. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge ( pp. 383-390).

Jay, V., Henricks, G., Bosch, P., Perry, M., Bhat, S., Williams-Debosz, D., Angrave, L., & Shaik, N. (2020). Online discussion forum help-seeking behaviors of students underrepresented in STEM. ( 14 ed). Nashville, TN: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2020.: International Society of the Learning Sciences.


Analyzing Learning with Speech Analytics and Computer Vision Methods: Technologies, Principles, and Ethics 2 (2020). ISLS: Nashville TN.

Patterns and outcomes of online help-seeking behavior for students underrepresented in STEM (2020). American Educational Research Association: San Francisco.

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Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology



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