Carrie Demmans Epp, PhD, MSc, BSc

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science - Computing Science


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science - Computing Science



I am interested in the use of technology for supporting learning and assessment. I have done this through the development, deployment, and study of educational technologies for language learning and other domains. A large portion of this work has involved the development and visualization of models and analytics. These models and analytics are then used to support the decision making of computational agents and users. 

To build these systems, I have employed techniques from the areas of software engineering, human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, and psychology. I have also exploited ubiquitous computing technologies to support the learning opportunities that are present in the learner’s non-academic environment.

Lab - EdTeKLA Research Group

The Educational Technology, Knowledge, Language, and Learning Analytics (EdTeKLA) Research Group creates technologies to support people's learning and then uses those technologies to study how people learn. We develop

  • experimental technologies to support learning,
  • language-learning technologies,
  • adaptive learning technologies,
  • learning analytics, and
  • ways of communicating information about learning.

We then use those technologies to understand how people learn so that we can make better technologies that enable people to get the support that they need.


At the undergraduate level, I teach human-computer interaction (CMPUT 302).

At the graduate level, I teach adaptive educational technologies (CMPUT 664).

I also co-teach introduction to natural language processing with Greg Kondrak and Denilson Barbosa (CMPUT497/501)

Featured Publications

Carrie Demmans Epp, Krystle Phirangee

Contemporary Educational Psychology, Special Issue on Mobile Technology, Learning, and Achievement: A Critical Perspective on the Role of Mobile Technology in Education. 2019 July; 59 (2019)

Alok Baikadi, Carrie Demmans Epp, Christian D. Schunn

Information and Learning Science. 2018 January; 119 (9/10):572-585

Demmans Epp, C.

Journal of Interactive Media in Education (JIME), special issue on Migrants, Education, and Technology. 2017 January; 2017 (1):1-13

Demmans Epp, C., Phirangee, K., & Hewitt, J.

Journal of Learning Analytics (JLA). 2017 January; 4 (3):47–75

Demmans Epp, C., & Bull, S.

IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies. 2015 January; 8 (3):242–260

Delaney Lothian, Gokce Akcayir, Carrie Demmans Epp

International Workshop on Supporting Lifelong Learning co-located with the 20th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AIED 2019). 2395