Enhancing the Educational Experience with ChatGPT and AI - University of Houston
Skip to main content

A free conference at the University of Houston

Friday, February 16, 2024

Save the date for 2024 EIT PRESENTS: Enhancing the Educational Experience with ChatGPT and AI

We are excited to announce the first UH “EIT Presents,” which will be held on February 16, 2024, at Stephen Power Farish Hall. Education Innovation and Technology is pleased to invite experts from Adobe to discuss their latest artificial intelligence (AI) applications for the classroom and beyond.

This event will feature a keynote address by Dr. Xiaoyang (Rebecca) Li, who received her doctorate at the University of Houston and is an Adobe Research Engineer in AI. She will discuss how Adobe’s GenAI products are helping faculty and students be more creative and productive. Adobe Pedagogical Evangelist, Todd Taylor, will discuss the role of AI in higher education. In addition, Microsoft representatives, Seth Jewell, Charisma Edwards, and Ambrosia Williams, will present Co-Pilot's exciting and productive features.

Thank you to all who attended.

View the Schedule

View the Presentation Recordings

Directions to the Stephen Power Farish Hall

Navigate to the University of Houston Welcome Center Garage, 4400 University Dr. The garage entrance is on Martin Luther King Blvd. In the garage, follow signs to level 3 visitor parking.

Once parked, walk starting from the point labelled "A"  to the venue entrance, Farish Hall, labelled "B" on the map. The Kiva Room is on the 1st floor.

Event Schedule

Farish Hall Kiva Room
Room 211
Room 307
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Check-in / Coffee, tea, etc, light breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.
9:10 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Session 1
Dr. Janet Lawler - Teaching Intentionally with AI: Transparency, Authenticity, and Student Self-Generation
*Dr. Cristian Morosan & *Tucker Johnson - Improving students’ engagement and assessment in the era of ChatGPT
*Dr. Cory Meals, *Dr Emily McGinnis, & *Dr. Julie Derges - IMELS.AI: Interactive Music Education Lesson Scaffold
10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Session 2
Todd Taylor, Adobe - Transforming and Differentiating the College Experience for All Students
Dr. Nouhad Rizk - Reflect Interact Create (RIC): A ChatGPT-based Model to Develop Students' Critical Thinking Skills
Dr. Jeff Morgan - AI and Core Level Mathematics
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Session 3
Cancelled Dr. Babu Sundaram, Fred McGhee, & Gosfrey Gutierrez - An AI-based Social Media Crawler to perceive UH Community Sentiments
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch, Seth Jewell, Charisma Edwards, & Ambrosia Williams - Microsoft Copilot: Your AI Assistant for Microsoft 365
1:10 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
Session 4
Dr. William Zahn & Danny Gavin - Strategies for Incorporating ChatGPT into the Digital Marketing Education Curriculum
Dr. Michael Kraten - Save the Blue Frog: Employing A.I. Technology to Develop an Anthropomorphic Character for an Interactive, Experimental, Role Playing Sustainability Education Game
Dr. Elizabeth Rodwell - Humans are Still in the Loop: GPT and other Conversational AI
2:20 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Session 5
Dr. Seth Chandler - Leveraging AI to Enhance Legal Education
Dr. Emese Felvegi, Aniko N. Fields, & Sarah Schmitz - ChatGPT for Learner Support
John McNally, Wolfram Alpha - Transforming Teaching: Prompting Techniques and Assessment Strategy for Learning with AI
3:10 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Session 6
*Dr. Jae Lee & *Dr. Youmei Liu - The Future of Education: Leveraging ChatGPT to Enhance Teaching and Learning
*Dr. Kiran Parthasarathy - Integrating AI into Introductory Accounting courses to facilitate student engagement and success
4:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Session 7
*Dr. Tian Chen - Lessons from Integrating GPT-4 and 3D Printing in a Course on Structural Optimization
*Dr. Zachary Zwald - ChatGPT as a Learning Tool: The Potential for Human-Machine Collaboration in the Political Science and Public Policy Classroom
*Teaching Innovation Program (TIP) grant awardees 2023-24

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Rebecca Li

Dr. Rebecca Li

Dr. Rebecca Li, the Co-founder and Release Tech Lead of the Firefly mono repo SDK, will introduce how Firefly's innovations have revolutionized creativity generation at Adobe. Launched as Adobe's first AI Art generation tool, Firefly has become a pivotal force within the creative industry.

The Firefly SDK Mono Repo serves as the vital link between development and deployment within the expansive Firefly ecosystem. As a pioneering founder of the Firefly SDK, Dr. Li has been instrumental in establishing it as the single source of truth for numerous dynamic teams. This pivotal role requires close collaboration with evolving research architectures and rapid adaptation to changing product requests.

Dr. Li has witnessed the remarkable transformation of the Firefly SDK community, growing from a small group of researchers to over 100 researchers and engineers in just months. She handles the intricate task of consolidating feature requests from stakeholders in model training, model conversion, performance evaluation, and production deployment. In her dual role as the Release Tech Lead, she oversees internal research model releases, manages weekly code base stable releases, and leads significant refactoring upgrades. Her visionary leadership has introduced robust collaboration and release workflows, enhancing version release efficiency and transparency for contributors.

Dr. Li's keynote will delve into Firefly's transformative impact on creativity generation. With her expertise, she offers invaluable insights into the ever-evolving landscape of creative AI, showcasing how Firefly has become a pioneering force within Adobe.