Dr. Phaedra S. Mohammed is a Computer Science Lecturer at the Department of Computing and Information Technology, at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus in Trinidad and Tobago.
Her research focuses on the use of Artificial Intelligence applied to Education for developing computational models of culture, producing techniques for modelling and generating natural language, and adding intelligent behaviour to educational learning environments.
She is a co-lead on the Bright Start project which aims to bridge reading instruction gaps experienced by young children in the Caribbean through the use of an intelligent speech technology-enabled autonomous reading tutor. The project recently garnered a prestigious Tool Competition learning engineering prize within the K-12 Accelerated Learning Track.
Dr. Mohammed is a member of the IEEE - Standards Association, Education Society and Women in Engineering, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Society for Learning Analytics Research and International Artificial Intelligence in Education Society.