Who is Kenneth Koedinger?
Kenneth R. Koedinger is a professor of human-computer interaction and psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. He is founding and current director of the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center. He is widely known for his role in the development of the Cognitive Tutor software. He is widely published in cognitive psychology, intelligent tutoring systems, and educational data mining, and his research group has repeatedly won "Best Paper" awards at scientific conferences in those areas, such as the EDM2008 Best Paper, ITS2006 Best Paper, ITS2004 Best Paper, and ITS2000 Best Paper.
Koedinger studied mathematics and computer science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, working with Richard Lehrer, and obtained a doctorate in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University. His doctoral advisor was John Robert Anderson. He then worked as a Research Scientist, Associate Professor, and finally full Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He has had many prestigious graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, in particular Neil Heffernan and Vincent Aleven.
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