(Human + Machine) Learning Lab


The (Human + Machine) Learning lab (HPML lab) at the University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign (UIUC) conducts research on educational psychology, machine learning, and how these areas intersect. The lab consists primarily of people in the School of Information Sciences (iSchool) and the Department of Educational Psychology.

We develop data mining approaches to better understand and adapt to the experiences of students in digital learning environments. We focus especially on examining machine learning models and learning environments to reduce systematic biases against students, and thus improve the inclusiveness of online learning. As the lab name suggests, we take an interdisciplinary approach to answering research questions in areas like:

And more! We’re often looking for students, from undergraduates to perspective PhD students, so if these research areas are interesting to you, consider applying.