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Research Interests

Professor Wilensky has 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.

Education/Academic qualification

Media Arts and Sciences, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

… → 1993

Mathematics, MA, Brandeis University

… → 1977

Mathematics and Philosophy, BA, Brandeis University

… → 1977

Research interests

  • Agent-based modeling
  • Complex systems
  • Computer-based modeling
  • Connected learning
  • Constructionism
  • Education
  • Mathematics and science education in the context of computation

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Research Output

Constructivist dialogue mapping analysis of ant adaptation

Martin, K., Horn, M. & Wilensky, U., Jan 1 2020, In : Informatics in Education. 19, 1, p. 77-112 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Levelspace: A netlogo extension for multi-level agent-based modeling

    Hjorth, A., Head, B., Head, B. & Wilensky, U., Jan 2020, In : JASSS. 23, 1, 4.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Modeling and Measuring High School Students’ Computational Thinking Practices in Science

    Arastoopour Irgens, G., Dabholkar, S., Bain, C., Woods, P., Hall, K., Swanson, H., Horn, M. & Wilensky, U., Feb 1 2020, In : Journal of Science Education and Technology. 29, 1, p. 137-161 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Vectors of ct-ification: Integrating computational activities in stem classrooms

    Bain, C. & Wilensky, U., Feb 26 2020, SIGCSE 2020 - Proceedings of the 51st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education. Association for Computing Machinery, 1 p. (Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
  • Designing Educational Video Games to Be Objects-to-Think-With

    Holbert, N. & Wilensky, U., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of the Learning Sciences. 28, 1, p. 32-72 41 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 11 Scopus citations