David Kellermann is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Engineering at UNSW Sydney. He is principally interested in human-centered A.I. to enhance the student experience in higher education. With a PhD in Computational Mechanics, David’s decade-plus experience in advanced computational modelling provided him with a more mechanistic view towards artificial intelligence: i.e. building structured frameworks around the classical universal-function approximation underpinning most AI. David has focused on educational technology, leading pioneering projects including human-centered conversational agents (bots) that function to connect people rather than replace them. He has implemented large scale machine-learning models for the prediction of student performance to enable the algorithmic generation of tailored learning content. David’s engineering classes have also broken new ground in collaborative decentralized examination, eliminating many forms of normative cheating in favor of cooperation-by-design. He has used ML and feature extraction to pre-grade hand drawn diagrammatic solutions. David’s most recent work includes more connected digital class experiences, with self and auto produced teaching studios, augmented by enhance student participation and immersive technologies including augmented reality and the metaverse.