People

LoE Team

PROJECT TEAM

Chia Shen (PI), Director SDR Lab, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
Judy Diamond (Co-PI), Professor and Curator, University of Nebraska State Museum
Margaret Evans (Co-PI), Associate Research Scientist, Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan
Michael Horn (Co-PI), Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Learning Sciences, Northwestern University
Florian Block (Research Associate), SDR Lab, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
Brenda Caldwell Phillips (Research Associate), SDR Lab, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

External Evaluators

Jim Hammerman, Director, STEM Education Evaluation Center (SEEC) at TERC
Jon Christiansen, Researcher, STEM Education Evaluation Center (SEEC) at TERC
Amy Spiegel (Senior Personnel), Research Associate Professor, Center for Instructional Innovation, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Life Science Advisers

Gonzalo GiribetJames HankenHopi E. HoekstraJonathan Losos, Andrew BerryDavid MindellMark WestneatSebastian Velez Alan Bond.

Science Writers

Ann Downer-Hazell

Collaborators

Chad Brassil
Hanspeter Pfister

Research Assistants

Chris Chua (Undergraduate student, National University of Singapore)
Pryce Davis (Ph.D., Northwestern University)
Linying Ji (Ed.M., Mind, Brain, Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education)
Novall Khan (Ed. M., Mind, Brain, Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education)
Larry Kyrala (MS, Harvard Extension School)
Zeina Atrash Leong (Graduate student, Northwestern University)
Yongqiang Qin (Ph.D., Tsinghua University)
Rachel Shulman (Undergraduate student, Harvard University)
Nathan Tardiff (Mind, Brain, Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education)
Azalea Vo (Undergraduate student, Harvard University)
Nan Xin (Ed. M., Mind, Brain, Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education)

News & Press
  • Best of CHI 2015 Best Paper Award: Proposed a novel Group Identification Algorithm in a dynamic visitor flow and engagement metrics for statistical analysis in interactive informal learning environments. Demonstrated effects of two typical study methodologies (pdf).
  • Coming soon! We are working on a digital Evolution Lab with the WGBH/NOVA Labs team.
  • PBS NOVA Engaging Science blog
  • Live Showcase of BATand paper presentation at Games, Learning and Society 2014 (watch video...)
  • Seeing Science: Biomedical Computation Review writes about the DeepTree. (read more...)
  • Harvard Gazette:: The watchword is innovation (read more...)
  • SEAS News Release: Museum exhibit developed at SEAS puts evolution at visitors’ fingertips (read more...)

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