This project promotes fair and ethical treatment of veterans in the future job landscape by providing the empirical knowledge needed to remove implicit bias and misconceptions against veterans and prepare veterans for obtaining and maintaining competitive positions in the future workforce. A partnership between Texas A&M University, University of Florida, and University of Pennsylvania, this project gathers empirical evidence to understand veterans’ common feelings, thoughts, and potential weaknesses in social effectiveness skills during the civilian job interviews. We are further designing a preliminary assistive technology enabled by artificial intelligence for promoting veterans’ interview skills in a tailored and inclusive manner, ultimately preparing them for the future workforce and broadening their participation in fields where they are traditionally underrepresented, such as computing. Please follow this link for more information.
PIs: Theodora Chaspari, Amir H. Behzadan, Winfred Arthur Jr., Sharon Lynn Chu, Ani Nenkova
Student researchers: Ellen Hagen, Ehsanul Haque Nirjhar, Md Nazmus Sakib, Neha Rani