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Mike holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, and a doctorate in Education from Harvard University. He is a learning scientist with a background in robotics, artificial intelligence, software engineering, and education.

This former software design engineer for Microsoft has also served as a faculty member at Harvard University, Dartmouth College, and the University of Texas. Mike co-founded and led education startup Native Brain, and has consulted for schools, non-profits, the federal government, and a range of industries. From data mining to predictive modeling to adaptive learning design, Mike is passionate about using data science to solve practical problems.

Mike enjoys writing and public speaking, especially on topics related to learning science, education and training, and educational technology. His most recent publications include a chapter in the book Research in Mind, Brain, and Education (Routledge, 2017) and his book Using Formative Assessment to Improve Student Outcomes in Classrooms (CAST Publishing, 2019).

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