Satabdi Basu

Senior Computer Science Education Researcher, SRI International, Menlo Park, California

Dr. Satabdi Basu is a Senior Computer Science Education Researcher at the Center for Education, Research and Innovation at SRI International in Menlo Park, California. She conducts research in computer science education spanning the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of curricula, learning environments, assessments, and teacher professional development that foster computational competencies for K–12 students and teachers.

Dr. Basu’s broad interests extend to applying different forms of learning analytics to better understand, assess, and scaffold students and teachers in their use of technology-rich, open-ended environments that foster CS concepts and practices. In particular, Dr. Basu has a keen interest in exploring and leveraging the synergies between computational thinking and the disciplines of science, engineering, and mathematics.

She has been working on various facets of integrating computational thinking with STEM learning in K-12 for the last 9 years. Her research interests also include promoting K12 Artificial Intelligence (AI) education and using AI to scaffold student learning in other disciplines.

Dr. Basu is currently Principal Investigator for multiple National Science Foundation projects on K-12 CS education. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University, where she developed an integrated science and computational thinking environment for middle school students, and built artificially intelligent adaptive scaffolding for such an environment.