Interdisciplinary Innovation

We combine educational research, natural language processing (NLP) in Machine Learning, and ethics of Artificial intelligence (Noble, 2018) to broaden the conversation on academic achievement and professional accomplishments. This helps us disrupt conversations around educational success and hiring practices.

Disrupting the Societal Status Quo

Structural inequalities in the society have been framed by race/ethnicity, poverty, migration, homelessness, and/or legal status. Being positioned in one or more of these creates an opportunity gap (See Carter & Welner, 2013 ). Despite the opportunity gap, we at LivedX believe that individuals’ lived experiences are rich in meaning and imbued with competencies that are worth documenting, validating, and credentialing. LivedX approaches peoples’ life experiences from an asset-based perspective. LivedX is forward looking and aspires to address these disparities by re envisioning what is possible for educational success and workplace hiring practices.




Carter, P. L., & Welner, K. G. (Eds.). (2013). Closing the opportunity gap: What America must do to give every child an even chance. Oxford University Press.

Noble, S.U (2018). Algorithms of oppression: How search engines reinforce racism. New York University Press. New York


Verma, G. (2020, June). Meeting the Colorado 2021 College and Career Graduation
Requirements: Micro-credentials, College Credit, and Machine Learning. Paper presentation, Annual Badging Summit, Online

Verma, G. (2020, ). Curating Experiences for Credentials. Presentation at the 1 Million Cups,
Santa Barbara, CA. Online Presentation. Click here to access the presentation