Seung Lee is a Research Scientist at the Center for Educational Informatics at North Carolina State University. Dr. Lee received his Ph.D. in Computer Science with an emphasis on artificial intelligence from North Carolina State University in 2012. His dissertation work investigated a supervised machine learning framework for narrative planning in game-based learning environments for K-12 science education. Dr. Lee brings many years of applied research and development in natural language processing, including extensive experience in the enterprise software industry. After completing his Ph.D., Dr. Lee joined the Text Analytics group at SAS Institute where he served as a Senior Staff Scientist developing natural language processing technologies. At SAS, his work focused on sentiment analysis, named-entity recognition, and information retrieval. Prior to completing his Ph.D., Dr. Lee worked for 4 years at a venture-backed natural language processing startup, where he developed a machine learning-based dialogue authoring tool suite for Fortune 500 companies. Dr. Lee joined the Center for Educational Informatics at North Carolina State University in 2018.
Dr. Lee’s research interests lie in applying AI and machine learning to creating adaptive learning environments for applications in education and training. Specifically, he is interested in developing intelligent tutoring systems and multimodal natural language dialogue systems for intelligent narrative-centered learning environments.