REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Course Hero, an online learning platform where members can access over 20 million course-specific study resources contributed by a community of students and educators, today announced the appointment of Preetham Vishwanatha as Vice President of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. In the past 20 years, Vishwanatha has built large-scale machine intelligence platforms for evidence-driven decision-making in ad tech, commerce exchanges, retail demand chain solutions, and cloud-based analytics domains. He brings distinguished expertise in stochastic optimization for large-scale systems, vision computing, and computational linguistics. He is a published author and accomplished speaker.
"For more than 10 years, Course Hero has helped students graduate confident and prepared," said Andrew Grauer, founder and CEO of Course Hero. "For the last several years, we have done this by providing an easy-to-navigate library of course- and school-specific study resources. But as we look to the future, we want to go further in boosting the active learning experiences of students, significantly increasing their success rates to graduate. We believe artificial intelligence is critical to that endeavor. We're excited to have Preetham spearheading the AI vision and efforts for us."
Vishwanatha, who joins Course Hero from global mobile advertising and marketing platform InMobi, assumes full responsibility for building Course Hero's machine learning and artificial intelligence capability, including engineering, platforms, and research to enable semantic and narrative intelligence around educational content and learning experiences for students.
Under Vishwanatha, the team will build and operationalize a semantic knowledge graph that will enable AI to autonomously tailor bespoke learning experiences personalized to individual student needs, learning styles, and skills. The team will also create similar graph intelligence to help educators formulate unique content.
"We're on the precipice of a paradigm shift in the field of edtech," said Vishwanatha. "The edtech of the past has focused on providing students with better access to existing learning materials and experiences. The edtech of the future will center around creating bespoke learning outcomes tailored to the individual learner, and artificial intelligence will be a key ingredient to accelerate this."
About Course Hero
Course Hero is an online learning platform where members can access over 20 million course-specific study resources contributed by a community of students and educators. The platform includes Practice Problems, study guides, videos, class notes, and step-by-step explanations to help with every college class—from economics to literature, biology to history, accounting to psychology, and everything in between. Course Hero has been recognized as one of the 2018 Technology Fast 500 by Deloitte and named a 2018 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal.
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