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Uri Wilensky

Professor of Computer Science

Professor of Education and Social Policy

Lorraine Morton Professor


2120 Campus Drive
Annenberg Room 337
Evanston, IL 60208

847-467-3818Email Uri Wilensky


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Center for Connected Learning


Computer Science


Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence


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, the design and history of Modeling and representational infrastructure,; developing tools that enable users to simulate, explore and make sense of conplex systems.

Selected Publications

  • Head, Bryan; Hjorth, Arthur; Brady, Corey; Wilensky, Uri, Evolving agent cognition with Netlogo LevelSpace, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.:3122-3123 (2016).
  • Brady, Corey E; Weintrop, David; Gracey, Ken; Anton, Gabby; Wilensky, Uri, The CCL-parallax programmable badge, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc:139-144 (2015).
  • Weintrop, David; Beheshti, Elham; Horn, Michael; Orton, Kai; Jona, Kemi; Trouille, Laura; Wilensky, Uri, Defining Computational Thinking for Mathematics and Science Classrooms, Journal of Science Education and Technology 25(1):127-147 (2016).