Advanced Distributed Learning - Memphis Intelligent Tutoring Systems Center
Max Louwerse

Dr. Max M. Louwerse is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Institute for Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis. Dr. Louwerse received M.A. degrees in language and literature (cum laude) from the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands and has a Ph.D. degree in Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He studied and taught at the University of Florida, and was a postdoctoral fellow and visiting assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Memphis. He has been published in a variety of journals, edited an interdisciplinary volume on thematics and received awards for his teaching and research. His interests cover a wide range of topics in interdisciplinary research related to computational psycholinguistics, including cohesion and coherence relations in discourse comprehension and production, multimodal communication, mixed initiative dialog, narrative structure and various other aspects of discourse processing. He has been PI on an NSF grant on multimodal communication, and Co-PI or senior researcher on grants on coherence metrics, speech recognition, emotion sensing and intelligent tutoring systems.

The ADL-CITSRD is located in the FedEx Institute of Technology (FIT) on the campus of the University of Memphis. Researchers associated with the center are faculty, researchers, post-doctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students in the Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS). The center researchers have extensive experience in research, development, and evaluation of advanced learning environments.
Research Capabilities
Cognitive studies of learning systems
Impact study of Learning Technology in Applied Settings
Development Capabilities
ITS enhancement of learning content
Service Capabilities
Usability Analysis for Learning Environments
Text Analysis Using Computational Linguistics Tools
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