Education

How to make campus life better with AI technology

Written by Michael Dawisha | AI/Watson, Analytics, Education

In many organizations, business intelligence is the exclusive province of IT specialists and business analysts. However, those of us at Michigan State University (MSU) have a different approach. At MSU’s Division of Residential and Hospitality Services (RHS), we put IBM Watson Analytics (now known as Cognos Analytics) into the hands of our operations managers. Its ...read more


How IBM Garage helps improve predictive analysis

Written by Dr. R. Todd Watkins Jr. | Analytics, Cloud, Education...

When we started working with the IBM Garage team, we never imagined we’d turn our whole system on its head, find new purposes for data we were about to discard, and improve our predictive capabilities. We developed the XComP (eXtensible Competencies Platform) system at East Carolina University (ECU) in 2011. The XComP system helps schools ...read more


How AI is helping to transform education in Japan

Written by Hajime Shirouzu | AI/Watson, Cloud, Education

A fourth-grade science class is just beginning. Students are settling into their seats as the teacher poses a question: Why does a heated aluminum can collapse when it is rapidly cooled? Instead of consulting a textbook or listening to a lecture, students are assigned to one of three experiments. One experiment involves cooling a bag ...read more


Advancing medical imaging research with deep learning

Written by Xiaoyu Jiang and Yong Wang | AI/Watson, Education, Healthcare...

With the rise of connected healthcare, medical data is proliferating at an exponential rate. Sources such as electronic health record (EHR) systems, clinical trials, genetic sequencing, research studies and radiologic imaging all generate useful data, but the sheer volume has the potential to overwhelm physicians hoping to better serve their patients. Recent gains in computing ...read more


Interns unlock real-world business value with high-tech AI skill

Written by Ellen Durnin | AI/Watson, Analytics, Education

When you think of a student internship, what comes to mind? Ordering office supplies? Managing social media? How about using artificial intelligence to solve an organization’s toughest challenges? In fact, some of our students at Southern Connecticut State University are using advanced analytics to mine data for local businesses through the School of Business’ IBM ...read more


The surprising truth about student achievement

Written by Michael Ben-Avie | AI/Watson, Analytics, Education

What’s the secret to a successful college career? At the Office of Assessment and Planning at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU), it’s our job to find out. What we discovered may surprise you. Studying the data We’ve been collecting student data for many years—running longitudinal cohort studies on every class since 2007. That data includes ...read more


AI technology helps protect teens from cyberbullying

Written by Tina Meier | AI/Watson, Education, Social Service...

An astonishing 87% of youth have witnessed cyberbullying. In 2017 alone, over 13 million American children were bullied or cyberbullied. For me, the struggle against bullying and cyberbullying is a personal one. In October of 2006, my 13-year-old daughter Megan took her own life as a result of cyberbullying. Committed to helping prevent similar tragedies, ...read more


Advancing academic and industry research with AI

Written by Hossein Haj-Hariri | AI/Watson, Education, Industrial Products...

Students at the University of South Carolina’s College of Engineering and Computing are some of the best in the country, and even the world. As dean of the college, I think it’s critical for the university to support them by providing the richest and most advanced research opportunities possible. Our deep partnerships and long-term research ...read more


Can smart facilities management help slow tuition increases?

Written by Jeff Golden | AI/Watson, Analytics, Education

If you walk around a university like ours, one of the really cool things you see is how our facilities management people are woven into the buzz of student activity all around campus. It’s refreshing because it shows that students are aware that things like heat, air conditioning and lighting – things they can easily ...read more