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Raghavi Sakpal, Ph.D.

Associate Teaching Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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Computer Science
University of North Carolina
Computer Science
University of North Carolina
Computer Engineering
University of Pune, India


Dr. Raghavi Sakpal is an Associate Teaching Professor in Computer Science & Systems and serves as an Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the School of Engineering & Technology. Her current research focuses on using computational theories of Natural Language Processing and Intelligent Agents as tools to investigate and improve learning, and communication in social domains like education and healthcare, especially in a cross-cultural setting. 

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Selected Publications

Brearly, T.W., Sakpal, R., Wilson, D., Taber, K.H. (2016, March). “Development of a mTBI virtual standardized patient: Enhancing diagnostic reliability through interactive training”. Poster accepted for the annual University of North Carolina-Charlotte Military Culture conference, Charlotte, NC.

Raghavi Sakpal, Kieran-Jordine, Dale-Marie Wilson. Emotion Generation for Virtual Agents based on PMC (Personality-Mood-Culture) Cognitive Rules, 6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2015), July 2015, Accepted

Mohammed Ahmed, Raghavi Sakpal, Dale-Marie Wilson, David Cifu, Joel Scholten, Chloe A. Bomberger, Robin A. Hurley, Christine Elnitsky, Katherine H. Taber. (2014) “Creating a Virtual Mild TBI Patient: Conceptual Design and Initial Database Development”, American Neuropsychiatric Association 2014 (ANPA).

Jordine, K., Wilson, D, and Sakpal, R. (2014) “Logic Analyzer of Computer Programs using Relational Model”, HCI International 2014. (Accepted).

Raghavi Sakpal. (2012) “Virtual patients to teach cultural competency”, In Proceedings of the 14th ACM international conference on Multimodal interaction (ICMI ’12). ACM, New York, NY, USA,349-352. DOI=10.1145/2388676.2388754

Jensen, A. S., Wilson, Dale-Marie, Jordine, K. and Sakpal, R. (2012) “Detecting Elements of Culture Bias in Student Perceptions of Embodied Pedagogical Agents”, World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, 26 - 29 June 2012.