Our Team

Faculty Leadership

John
Gabrieli
Director of MITili

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
Pathak
Deputy Director of MITili

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. 

Associated Faculty

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Josh
Angrist
Professor

Angrist's research interests include the economics of education and school reform; social programs and the labor market; the effects of immigration, labor market regulation and institutions; and econometric methods for program and policy evaluation.

Cynthia
Breazeal
Associate Professor

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. 

Chris
Caplice
Director, MITx MicroMaster's Program in Supply Chain Management

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. 

Esther
Duflo
Professor

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
Lecturer and Research Scientist

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.

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Eric
Klopfer
Professor

Eric's work uses a Design Based Research methodology to span the educational technology ecosystem, from design and development of new technologies to professional development and implementation.

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Pattie
Maes
Professor of Media Technology

Pattie Maes is a professor in MIT's Program in Media Arts and Sciences. She runs the Media  Lab's Fluid Interfaces research group, which aims to radically reinvent the human-machine experience. Coming from a background in artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction, she is particularly interested in the topic of cognitive enhancement, or how immersive and wearable systems can actively assist people with memory, attention, learning, decision making, communication, and wellbeing. 

Stefanie
Mueller
Assistant Professor, EECS

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. 

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Hae Won
Park
Research Scientist

Hae Won Park is a Research Scientist at the Personal Robots Group at MIT Media Lab. Hae Won’s work focuses on developing interactive social machines that deeply personalize to their users over a long-term interaction, attending to each individual’s unique needs and goals including learning, emotional and social well-being. 

Eva
Ponce
Executive Director - MITx MicroMasters in SCM

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
Professor

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. 

Staff

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Jeff
Dieffenbach
Associate Director

jdieff@mit.edu

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. 

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Eryn
Heying
Assistant Director, MITili / SEII Programs

eheying@mit.edu

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.

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Steve
Nelson
Program Manager

smnelson@mit.edu

Steve is focused on helping find research solutions to solve all education issues: from K12, Higher Ed, and Workplace Learning. Steve works with research partners on the campus of MIT to facilitate transformational learning objectives and create education best practices.

 

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Anna
Vallee
Program Manager, SEII

avallee@mit.edu

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.