John Gabrieli is the director of the Athinoula A. Martinos Imaging Center at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT. He is an Investigator at the Institute, leading the Gabrieli Laboratory, with faculty appointments in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, where he holds the Grover Hermann Professorship.
Parag A. Pathak is the Jane Berkowitz Carlton and Dennis William Carlton Professor of Microeconomics at MIT, founding co-director of the NBER Working Group on Market Design, and founder of MIT's School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative (SEII), a laboratory focused on education, human capital, and the income distribution. Parag is also the recent recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal.
Cynthia Breazeal is an associate professor of media arts and sciences at MIT, where she founded and directs the Personal Robots group at the Media Lab. Her current research focuses on computational modeling dialogic co-reading interaction for improving child-parent conversational turn-taking.
Dr. Chris Caplice, Silver Family Research Fellow and Executive Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL) is currently researching ways to turn 'zombie' online learners into learners with discipline by introducing interventions into online classes.
For over 20 years Professor Duflo has been working on evaluating social policies to find effective and tested interventions to improve the lives of the poor. She has received numerous academic awards for her work, most notably the John Bates Clark Medal in 2010.
Kyle Keane holds a joint appointment as a Lecturer and Research Scientist in MIT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering where he created the Interactive Materials Education Laboratory (IMEL) to develop and validate methods of making education more socially, physically, and intellectually reciprocal for learners.
Stefanie Mueller is an assistant professor in the MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) department and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). Her research includes adaptive learning tools for shaping the future of education.
Dr. Ponce is the Executive Director of the Supply Chain Management MITx MicroMasters Program as well as a Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. Dr. Ponce and her team at MIT are currently researching ways to introduce interventions into online learning that will keep learners interested and engaged throughout the full online course.
Pawan Sinha is a professor of vision and computational neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT. His current research focuses on the insertion of novel video clips into online learning to stimulate engagement.
Jeff Dieffenbach is the Associate Director of the MIT Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili). Prior to joining MIT in that role, he worked in strategy, product management, business development, sales, and marketing roles for a range of traditional and digital education companies.
Eryn Heying is the Assistant Director of the MIT School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative (SEII), a MITili research effort that seeks to evaluate and improve education policies and programs. She brings experience in education, research, and nonprofit management to her role with MITili.
Steve Nelson is the Program Manager for MITili. He’s responsible for compiling MITili’s resources around personalized learning as well as managing MITili’s budgeting, grant process, communications and events.
Anna is a program manager at the School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative (SEII), working with senior leadership to manage grants, research, communications, and external partnerships. Her background is in education policy and research, non-profit management, and education technology.