Applying Learning from OMSCS to Build My First AI Product

Tuesday, April 30, 10:50-11:10 am
Room 236
Presenter: Li Liu
Modality: Traditional Talk


In this talk, I will share my journey of applying what I learned in OMSCS to build my first AI product: Upskill AI. When building it from scratch, I used research methods from CS 6750: Human-Computer Interaction to design the UI and analyze user needs. I designed the data models with principles from CS 6400: Database Systems Concepts and Design, researched literature on spaced repetition in CS 6460: Educational Technology, applied predictive algorithms from CS 7641: Machine Learning, and used the OMSCS community to gather feedback. Attendees will learn how to build AI products by putting what they learned in class into real applications.


Li Liu

Li Liu is a software engineer specializing in Data/ML/AI. With 5 years of experience, he has developed impactful data-intensive applications for different business domains such as retail, advertising, policy analysis, and e-commerce. He started OMSCS after getting his first master's degree in Computational Economics from the University of Chicago. He is from Shanghai and currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. He enjoys outdoor running, presenting at tech events, and networking.


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