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KMi congratulates Dr. Joseph Kwarteng for successfully defending his doctoral thesis

On 19th March 2024, Dr. Joseph Kwarteng successfully defended his doctoral thesis, “Understanding Misogynoir: Challenges in Identifying Intersectional Hate”.  His PhD focuses on the phenomenon of “Misogynoir,” an intersectional hate speech, highlighting the combined racial and gender-based prejudices specifically targeting Black women and girls. It explores the challenges in identifying and understanding Misogynoir within digital…

OU’s Early Alert Indicators Dashboard (EAID) earns High Commendation at HESPA awards

The OU has been highly commended at the Higher Education Strategic Planners Association (HESPA) Awards for its innovative use of data to enhance student success. The institution’s pioneering project, the Early Alert Indicators Dashboard (EAID), popularly known as OU Analyse (OUA), was recognised for its transformative impact on student outcomes in remote learning environments. With over…

The Open University among the four winners of the Prestigious AI Fairness Innovation Challenge

The Open University proudly announces its success in the highly competitive AI Fairness Innovation Challenge delivered by the UK’s Department of Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) and Innovate UK. Out of 75 submissions nationwide, only four were selected for funding, with The Open University emerging as one of the coveted winners. This achievement underscores our…

OU Analyse has been highlighted in the inaugural issue of Academic Quality Standards

KMi’s OU Analyse, also known as the Early Alert Indicators Dashboard (EAID), is widely used at the OU to enhance student retention and has been highlighted as part of the inaugural issue of Academic Quality & Standards.  In this issue, Janet Hunter, a senior lecturer at the OU, described how she utilised the EAID to…

KMi participated at the MK Innovates Festival for the STEM in Schools Day

KMi was represented by three activities at the “MK Innovates Festival for the STEM in Schools Day”. The Knowledge Makers showcased an array of demonstrations ranging from innovative robots and intriguing puzzles to Lego and electronics projects, the Polifonia team presented a workshop on "Music Meets Machines", where it gave a look into cutting-edge technologies…

KMi presence at SEMANTiCS 2023

Last week, the Semantic Web Community gathered once again for another yearly top-notch event: the 19th International Conference on Semantic Systems; commonly known as SEMANTiCS 2023. The SEMANTiCS conference is a leading European conference focusing on Machine Learning, Data Science, Linked Data and Natural Language Processing. Over the years, SEMANTiCS has established itself as the…

OU Analyse Team wins prestigious Education Dataset Prize

The OU Analyse team, which works to identify students at the university who may need extra support, has been awarded the prestigious Educational Dataset Prize by the Educational Data Mining Society for their remarkable work with the ‘OULAD’ dataset. OU Analyse is a system powered by machine learning methods for early identification of students at risk of failing….

Shifting Power: Launching our UKRI FLF Project on AI and Justice

KMi is happy to announce the official launch of “Shifting Power”, a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship-funded project investigating the impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Justice. The project focuses on the perspectives of those with intersectional and/or non-normative identities that go underrepresented in AI research.  At the moment, the team is running two parallel studies….

KMi Doctoral Students present their research in Austin, Texas

Congratulations to three KMi’s Doctoral Students who presented their research to the international community in Austin Texas last week.   Ángel Pavón Pérez and Joseph Kwarteng presented papers at the 15th ACM Web Science Conference 2023 (WebSci 2023) in Austin Texas on 1st May. Each student were lead authors representing their co-author teams. Ángel took part…

Vice-Chancellor endorses the EAI Dashboard

The Vice-Chancellor has issued a video message to Associate Lecturers via internal channels to explain the importance of using the Early Alert Indicators Dashboard (EAID).  In his video message, Tim Blackman said: "We want to highlight to you the Early Alert Indicators Dashboard and, if you are not using it, ask you to use it"   Powered by Machine Learning methods, the…

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