Faculty Directory
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


Uri Wilensky's Homepage

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

Selected Publications

  • Vermeer, Wouter H.; Smith, Justin D.; Wilensky, Uri; Brown, C. Hendricks, High-Fidelity Agent-Based Modeling to Support Prevention Decision-Making, Prevention Science (2022).
  • Kelter, Jacob; Peel, Amanda; Bain, Connor; Anton, Gabriella; Dabholkar, Sugat; Horn, Michael S.; Wilensky, Uri, Constructionist co-design, British Journal of Educational Technology 52(3):1043-1059 (2021).
  • Bain, Connor; Wilensky, Uri, Vectors of ct-ification, Association for Computing Machinery:1361 (2020).
  • Hjorth, Arthur; Head, Bryan; Head, Bryan; Wilensky, Uri, Levelspace, JASSS 23(1) (2020).
  • Weintrop, D.; Wilensky, Uri, Transitioning from introductory block-based and text-based environments to professional programming languages in high school computer science classrooms, Computers and Education 142 (2019).
  • Arastoopour Irgens, Golnaz; Dabholkar, Sugat; Bain, Connor; Woods, Philip; Hall, Kevin; Swanson, Hillary; Horn, Michael; Wilensky, Uri, Modeling and Measuring High School Students’ Computational Thinking Practices in Science, Journal of Science Education and Technology 29(1):137-161 (2020).
  • 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).