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Uri Wilensky is a mathematician, educator, learning technologist and computer scientist. He is involved in designing, deploying and researching learning technologies—especially for mathematics and science education. Much of his work of late has focused on the design of computer-based modeling and simulation languages, including networked collaborative simulations. He is very interested in the changing content of curriculum in the context of ubiquitous computation. A particular interest is in complexity and systems thinking.

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

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Grants 2001 2021

curriculum
participation
science
school
visualization
equity
learning
community
popularization
informal learning
equity
learning
community
popularization
informal learning
school model
mathematics
science
school
curriculum

Research Output 1991 2018

Agent Cognition Through Micro-simulations: Adaptive and Tunable Intelligence with NetLogo LevelSpace

Head, B. & Wilensky, U., Jan 1 2018, Springer Proceedings in Complexity. Springer, p. 71-81 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Microsimulation
Cognition
Agent-based Model
Greedy Algorithm
Model

Characterizing computational thinking in high school science

Swanson, H., Irgens, G. A., Bain, C., Hall, K., Woods, P., Rogge, C., Horn, M. S. & Wilensky, U., Jan 1 2018, In : Proceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS. 2, 2018-June, p. 871-878 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Students
science
school
Engineering technology
Electric network analysis
1 Citations

Cultivating Computational Thinking Practices and Mathematical Habits of Mind in Lattice Land

Pei, C. Y., Weintrop, D. & Wilensky, U., Jan 2 2018, In : Mathematical Thinking and Learning. 20, 1, p. 75-89 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Habits
habits
Mathematics
Learning
learning environment

Designing Educational Video Games to Be Objects-to-Think-With

Holbert, N. & Wilensky, U., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of the Learning Sciences.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Video Games
Particulate Matter
computer game
Molecular Structure
Mechanics

Developing multi-agent-based thought experiments: A case study on the evolution of gamete dimorphism

Aslan, U., Dabholkar, S. & Wilensky, U., Jan 1 2018, Multi-Agent Based Simulation XVIII - International Workshop, MABS 2017, Revised Selected Papers. Dimuro, G. P. & Antunes, L. (eds.). Springer Verlag, p. 47-61 15 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 10798 LNAI).

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

Experiment
Experiments
Large scale systems
Complex Systems
Model