Computer Science and Robotics
- Ph.D. in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence,
Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- Bachelor of Engineering,
Dartmouth College, USA
- Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science modified with Engineering,
Dartmouth College, USA
As a computer science teacher, my goals are to help students develop a strong understanding of the fundamental concepts of computer science, and along with this, an enthusiasm and excitement about the field. I want to help students appreciate the breadth of computer science, and realize the significant impact that they can have on problems from a wide variety of disciplines, from economics through biological sciences to education.
I am committed to helping students develop problem-solving and critical reasoning skills as well as confidence that they can be active agents of their own learning. I would like them to learn to work effectively in teams, to appreciate the value of interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving, and to communicate clearly with a variety of audiences, both technical and non-technical.
I enjoy teaching both core courses in the Computer Science curriculum and elective or advanced courses related to my research interests in robotics, artificial intelligence, and algorithms. I also enjoy working one-on-one with students on their senior theses and other research projects.
Courses taught at Ashesi University:
- Programming II
- Data Structures and Algorithms
- Algorithm Design and Analysis
My academic interests are related to the intersection of algorithm design, artificial intelligence, and robotics. Being passionate about education and development, I am also very interested in work that applies these knowledge areas in addressing development challenges. My PhD dissertation involved developing algorithms for optimal coordination of constrained multi-robot teams. Other past and current projects, in collaboration with others, include developing path-planning algorithms for robots, studying the potential role of automated tutoring in improving literacy in Ghana, and using machine learning algorithms and mobile devices to determine road surface quality.
- G. Ayorkor Korsah, Anthony Stentz, and M. Bernardine Dias, “A comprehensive taxonomy for multi-robot task allocation”, The International Journal of Robotics Research, October 2013 Vol 32, Issue 12: pp. 1495-1512
- G. Ayorkor Korsah, Balajee Kannan, Brett Browning, Anthony Stentz and M. Bernardine Dias, “xBots: An Approach to Generating and Executing Optimal Multi-Robot Plans with Cross-Schedule Dependencies,” 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 2012.
- G. Ayorkor Korsah, Jack Mostow, M. Bernardine Dias, Tracy Morrison Sweet, Sarah M. Belousov, M. Frederick Dias, Haijun Gong, “Improving Child Literacy in Africa: Experiments with an Automated Reading Tutor,” Information Technologies & International Development, vol 6 no. 2, 2010.