B. Bredeweg is with the Informatics Institute, Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904 (Room C3.261), 1098 XH Amsterdam, The Netherlands. E-mail: B.Bredeweg@uva.nl.
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Bert Bredeweg is an associate professor with the Theory of Computer Science section, one of the eight research groups within the Informatics Institute at the University of Amsterdam. Dr. Bredeweg researches artificial intelligence and education and focuses on interactive learning environments that enable learners to explore and acquire conceptual knowledge. His research is driven by fundamental questions about computational intelligence and includes themes such as knowledge capture, qualitative reasoning, learning by modeling, cognitive diagnosis, and human-computer interaction. Dr. Bredeweg has a significant number of refereed publications and recently coordinated the international DynaLearn project.
Bruce M. McLaren is a senior systems scientist in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and an adjunct senior researcher with the Center for e-Learning Technology (CeLTech) at Saarland University, Germany. Dr. McLaren has research interests in educational technology, collaborative learning, intelligent tutoring, and artificial intelligence. He has more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals, conferences, and workshops. In addition to his research background, Dr. McLaren has over 20 years experience in the commercial sector, applying research ideas to practical problems using artificial intelligence techniques.
Gautam Biswas is a professor of computer science, computer engineering, and engineering management in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and a senior research scientist in the Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) at Vanderbilt University. He conducts research in intelligent systems with his primary interests in hybrid modeling, simulation and analysis of complex embedded systems, and their applications to diagnosis, prognosis, and fault-adaptive control. In his research in learning sciences and technology, he is involved in developing simulation-based environments for learning and instruction. The most notable project in this area is the Teachable Agents project, where students learn science by building causal models of natural processes. He has also developed innovative educational data mining techniques for studying students' learning behaviors and linking them to metacognitive strategies. He has published extensively, and has more than 400 refereed journal and conference publications. He is a senior member of the IEEE.