Erin Walker

Associate Professor, School of Computing and Information

Research Scientist, Learning Research & Development Center

Research Interests

Intelligent tutoring systems, computer-supported collaboration, tangible and embodied learning environments, human-robot interaction, technology for the developing world, personalized learning environments, learning technologies, human-computer interaction

Artifical Intelligence Automated Writing Evaluation Computer-supported Collaboration Intelligent Tutoring Systems Minoritized Groups Robotic Learning Environments

Related Research Areas

Learning Technology Motivation & Engagement

Recent Publications

Steele, C., Lobczowski, N., Davison, T., Yu, M., Diamond, M., Kovashka, A., Litman, D., Nokes-Malach, T., & Walker, E. (2022). It takes two: Examining the effects of collaborative teaching of a robot learner. In: Rodrigo, M.M., Matsuda, N., Cristea, A.I., Dimitrova, V. (eds) Artificial Intelligence in Education. Posters and Late Breaking Results, Workshops and Tutorials, Industry and Innovation Tracks, Practitioners’ and Doctoral Consortium. AIED 2022. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 13356. Springer, Cham.

Asano, Y., Litman, D., Mingzhi Yu, Lobczowski, N., Nokes-Malach, T., Kovashka, A., & Walker, E. (2022). Comparison of Lexical Alignment with a Teachable Robot in Human-Robot and Human-Human-Robot Interactions. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue, Edinburgh, UK. Association for Computational Linguistics.

Sanabria, A. A., Restrepo, M. A., Walker, E., & Glenburg, A. (2022). A reading comprehension intervention for dual language learners with weak language and reading skills. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.  

Gómez, L.E., Restrepo, M.A., Glenberg, A.M., & Walker, E. (2021). Enhancing question-asking during shared reading in immigrant Latino families. Journal of Latinos and Education.

Buddemeyer, A., Walker, E., & Alikhani, M. (2021). Words of wisdom: representational harms in learning from AI communication. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. LearnTec4EDI: Designing Learning Technologies for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Workshop, September 20th–24, 2021.

Erin Walker's Google Scholar profile

News and Awards

Erin Walker, SCI, has been named principal investigator for a National Science Foundation grant to study the use of robots in middle school math classrooms. Her co-principal investigators are Diane Litman, Computer Science, and Timothy Nokes-Malach, Psychology, and Adriana Kovashka, (SCI).

November 10, 2020


Kudos to LRDC Research Scientist and Associate Professor, School of Computing and Information (SCI), Erin Walker along with Leshell Hatley on their Google AI 2020 Award for Inclusion Research, for "Developing a Dialouge System for a Culturally-Responsive Social Programmable Robot."

October 26, 2020

Erin Walker, Diane Litman, Timothy Nokes-Malach, and Adriana Kovashka received a National Science Foundation award for their study on "Designing Effective Dialogue, Gaze, and Gesture Behaviors in a Social Robot that Supports Collaborative Learning in Middle School Mathematics."

September 14, 2020


Kudos to LRDC Research Scientist Erin Walker, School of Computing and Information, who has earned tenure.

June 22, 2020

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