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Uri Wilensky

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Education and Social Policy


2145 Sheridan Road
Ford Room 3.221
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Center for Connected Learning


Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Ph.D. Media Arts and Sciences, MIT, Cambridge, MA

M.A. Mathematics, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

B.A. Mathematics and Philosophy, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Research Interests

I have several distinct research interests. A major interest is in the design of learning technologies. Another major interest is agent-based modeling and the design of ABM languages. Modeling and representational infrastructure software; developing tools that enable users to simulate, explore and make sense of complex systems.

Selected Publications

  • Pratim Sengupta, Uri Wilensky, “Understanding electric current using agent-based models”, CSEDU 2016 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, (2016)
  • David Weintrop, Nathan Holbert, Michael S. Horn, Uri Wilensky, “Computational thinking in constructionist video games”, International Journal of Game-Based Learning, (2016)
  • David Weintrop, Elham Beheshti, Michael Horn, Kai Orton, Kemi Jona, Laura Trouille, Uri Wilensky, “Defining Computational Thinking for Mathematics and Science Classrooms”, Journal of Science Education and Technology, (2016)
  • Alina Lungeanu, Sophia Sullivan, Uri Wilensky, Noshir S. Contractor, “A computational model of team assembly in emerging scientific fields”, Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference, (2016)
  • Bryan Head, Arthur Hjorth, Corey Brady, Uri Wilensky, “Evolving agent cognition with Netlogo LevelSpace”, Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference, (2016)
  • Matthew Berland, Uri Wilensky, “Comparing Virtual and Physical Robotics Environments for Supporting Complex Systems and Computational Thinking”, Journal of Science Education and Technology, (2015)
  • Corey Brady, Nathan Holbert, Firat Soylu, Michael Novak, Uri Wilensky, “Sandboxes for Model-Based Inquiry”, Journal of Science Education and Technology, (2015)
  • David Werntrop, Uri Wilensky, “The challenges of studying blocks-based programming environments”, Proceedings - 2015 IEEE Blocks and Beyond Workshop, Blocks and Beyond 2015, (2015)