Jack Mostow, PhD

Jack Mostow, PhD, is a Research Professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Robotics, Machine Learning, Language Technologies, and Human-Computer Interaction, and serves on the Steering Committee for CMU’s doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Educational Research. In 1992 he founded Project LISTEN to develop an automated Reading Tutor that listens to children read aloud. Project LISTEN won the Outstanding Paper Award at the Twelfth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence in August 1994, a United States patent in 1998, inclusion in the National Science Foundation’s “Nifty Fifty” research projects in 2000, and the Allen Newell Medal of Research Excellence in 2003. After earning his A.B. in Applied Mathematics at Harvard and his PhD in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon, Dr. Mostow held faculty positions at Stanford, University of Southern California’s Information Sciences Institute, and Rutgers. He has served as an Editor of Machine Learning Journal and of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, as Program Co-chair of the 1998 National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, and as Conference Chair of the 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring System. In 2010 he was elected President of the International Artificial Intelligence in Education Society.