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Ayorkor Korsah

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Ayorkor Korsah
🏳️ NationalityGhanaian
💼 Occupation
Computer Engineer and Lecturer

G. Ayorkor Korsah (formerly G. Ayorkor Mills-Tettey) is the head of the department of Computer Science at Ashesi University College in Ghana.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Korsah majored in engineering at Dartmouth College, graduating Summa Cum Laude in June 2003. She attended Carnegie Mellon University for her doctoral work in computer science,[3] obtaining a PhD in 2011 for her thesis, "Exploring bounded optimal coordination for heterogeneous teams with cross-schedule dependencies".[4]


  • 2003 – August 2004

Visiting Lecturer, Computer Science; Ashesi University Computer Science Department, Accra, Ghana

  • June – September 2006

Visiting Lecturer, Ashesi University Computer Science Department, Accra, Ghana

  • September – December 2006

Teaching Assistant; Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA


Korsah and Ken Goldberg, co-founders of African Robotics Network (AFRON),[5] were awarded the 2013 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award for their work in founding the network and the "$10 Robot Design” challenge.[6][7]

Selected Publications[edit]

  • 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.


  1. "Curriculum Vitae, G. Ayorkor Korsah" (PDF). Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  2. "Department Head: Korsah, G. Ayorkor (PhD)". Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  3. "Curriculum Vitae: G. Ayorkor Korsah (G. Ayorkor Mills-Tettey)" (PDF). Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  4. Korsah, G. Ayorkor (January 2011). "Exploring bounded optimal coordination for heterogeneous teams with cross-schedule dependencies". The Robotics Institute Carnegie Mellon University. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  5. "Founders". African Robotics Network. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  6. "The African Robotics Network". Disruptor Awards. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  7. "Computer Scientists Are The Magicians Of Tomorrow – Dr. Ayorkor Korsah". Retrieved 20 January 2018.

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