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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

Modeling and representational infrastructure software; developing tools that enable users to simulate, explore and make sense of complex systems; developing new multi-agent modeling languages

Selected Publications

  • Wilensky, Uri; Horn, Michael S.; Brady, Corey; Hjorth, Arthur; Wagh, Aditi, “Frog Pond: A code-first learning environment on evolution and natural selection”, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, (2014)
  • Wilensky, U.; Jacobson, M., “Handbook of Learning Sciences, Vol. 2”, Cambridge University Press, (2014)
  • Wilensky, Uri; Horn, Michael S.; Brady, Corey E., “Education: Fostering computational literacy in science classrooms: An agent-based approach to integrating computing in secondary-school science courses”, Communications of the ACM, (2014)
  • Weintrop, D.; Wilensky, U., “Academic Knowledge Construction and Multimodal Curriculum Development.”, IGI Global, (2014)
  • Maroulis, Spiro; Bakshy, Eytan; Gomez, Louis; Wilensky, Uri, “Modeling the transition to public school choice”, JASSS, (2014)
  • Wilensky, Uri; Horn, Michael S.; Weintrop, David; Beheshti, Elham; Orton, Kai, “Interactive Assessment Tools for Computational Thinking in High School STEM Classrooms”, Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST, (2014)
  • Wilensky, Uri; Holbert, Nathan R., “Constructible authentic representations: Designing video games that enable players to utilize knowledge developed in-game to reason about science”, Technology, Knowledge and Learning, (2014)
  • Wilensky, Uri; Stroup, Walter M., “On the embedded complementarity of agent-based and aggregate reasoning in students' developing understanding of dynamic systems”, Technology, Knowledge and Learning, (2014)