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Department of Computer Science and Technology

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I am a dedicated Ph.D student driven by the desire to make a positive impact on the teaching and learning of AI within K-12 educational settings. My educational journey began with a bachelor's degree in economics and mathematics from the University of Ghana, followed by a master's degree in mathematical sciences from the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences. Subsequently, I relocated to Germany, where I served as a research associate at Leuphana University under the mentorship of Professor Burkhardt Funk. In this role, I co-organized the DATAx project, which aimed to introduce first-year students to Data Analysis using Python. My overarching objective is to actively contribute to the advancement of research in computing education.


My PhD project focuses on investigating and enhancing strategies to improve the instruction of artificial intelligence (AI) within K-12 educational environments. This investigation encompasses an in-depth understanding of educators' motivation and readiness to impart AI education in schools, and aims to devise an intervention to enhance their preparedness for teaching AI. Dr. Sue Sentance, the director of the Raspberry Pi Computing Education Research Center, supervises and guides this project.


  1. Introduction to Scientific Computing(Part IA)
  2. Core Statistics using R for Bioinformatics training programme

Professional Activities

  1. PhD student at the Computer Science and Technology department 
  2. Trainer for the Bioinformatics research training programme in Cambridge, England
  3. Research associate and the co-organiser of the DATAx project at the Leuphana University, Germany
  4. Data collection and curation head for NLP Ghana organisation.
  5. Teaching assistant at the department of mathematics, University of Ghana, Ghana



  1. Addo, S. A. (2023, September). Are You Ready to Teach AI in Schools? Teachers' Perspectives of Teaching AI in K-12 Settings. In Proceedings of the 2023 Conference on United Kingdom & Ireland Computing Education Research (pp. 1-1).

  2. Addo, S. A., & Sentance, S. (2023, December). Teachers' Motivation for Teaching AI in K-12 settings. In Proceedings of the 2023 Conference on Human Centered Artificial Intelligence: Education and Practice (pp. 43-43).
  3. Designing for motivation, when there is none: lessons of designing a python-based data literacy program mandatory for all students.

    J van Deest, SA Addo

    IASE 2021 Satellite Conference, Available from: DOI: 10.52041/iase.krbgx

  4. Azunre, P., Osei, S., Addo, S., Adu-Gyamfi, L. A., Moore, S., Adabankah, B., ... & Hayfron-Acquah, J. B. (2021). Nlp for ghanaian languages. arXiv preprint arXiv:2103.15475.
  5. Azunre, P., Osei, S., Addo, S., Adu-Gyamfi, L. A., Moore, S., Adabankah, B., ... & Hayfron-Acquah, J. B. (2021). English-twi parallel corpus for machine translation. arXiv preprint arXiv:2103.15625.
  6. Azunre, P., Osei, S., Addo, S., Adu-Gyamfi, L. A., Moore, S., Adabankah, B., ... & Hayfron-Acquah, J. B. (2021). Contextual text embeddings for twi. arXiv preprint arXiv:2103.15963.

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