San Jose, CA – Jul 18, 2017 – ScootPad, a leading personalized learning platform, today announced the appointment of Dr. Emma Brunskill to its Advisory Board.
Dr. Emma Brunskill is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University. Dr. Brunskill’s goal is to increase human potential through advancing interactive machine learning. She has been named a 2015 Young Investigator by the Department of the Navy in 2015 and was awarded $510,000 to support her research regarding online reinforcement learning. Dr. Brunskill completed her PhD in Computer Science from MIT.
“We’re very fortunate to have someone as widely respected and accomplished as Dr. Brunskill on our advisory board,” said Bharat Kumar, ScootPad’s Co-Founder & CEO. “Dr. Brunskill’s guidance and experience are invaluable in helping us transform and scale personalized learning leveraging recent advances in AI and machine learning.”
“I’m very excited about how AI and machine learning can help improve student outcomes,” said Dr. Brunskill. “ScootPad provides an excellent opportunity for me to help radically transform the adaptive learning experience using AI.”
About Dr. Brunskill
- Emma Brunskill, Dept. of Computer Science, Stanford University
- Brunskill Named 2015 ONR Young Investigator
- “Learning to Improve Learning” presentation at World Economic Forum (2014)
- PhD Thesis, MIT 2009 and Publications
Founded in 2011, ScootPad is a leading adaptive learning platform for grades K-8. Delivering highly personalized and accelerated learning through adaptive algorithms, predictive analytics, data visualization, and gamification, ScootPad has become a “go-to” platform for 40,000+ schools across 9,000+ districts. With its comprehensive design, ScootPad has become a classroom staple, providing teachers and students with a full suite of features that are accessible anywhere, any time, on any device. For more information, visit https://www.scootpad.com or follow us on Twitter @ScootPad.