Karla Badillo-Urquiola

Assistant Professor University of Notre Dame

She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame in the Computer Science and Engineering Department. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Central Florida's School of Modeling, Simulation, & Training. My research lies at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction, Psychology, and Social Computing.

Her research takes on strength-based approaches to understanding the online experiences of teens, specifically those in foster care situations. Using qualitative and participatory methods, she explore spaces and technologies that support and contribute to the online safety and wellbeing of youth in foster care.

As a Latina in STEM, she leverage her interdisciplinary background to mentor students, like herself, on navigating the graduate school process in hopes of helping them find their inner strengths as researchers of color. She strive to serve as a bridge that unites different cultures and she fully bilingual (English-Spanish).

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Modeling and Simulation, Master’s Degree, Modeling and Simulation Jan 2016 - May 2022
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Even With Some Cons, AI Should Still Be Used to Empower Students in the Classrooms

Karla Badillo-Urquiola - August 16, 2023

The aim to empower students in this digital age has revolutionized how education is both delivered and received, with artificial intelligence (AI) at the forefront of this transformation. AI in the classroom presents an exciting opportunity, but it's not just about using it as a tool; it's equally about understanding its workings, strengths, and limitations.

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