Our Team

Neil Heffernan


Neil Heffernan is a professor of Computer Science and the Director of the Learning Sciences and Technologies program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He developed ASSISTments to help teachers be more effective in the classroom and to conduct research to improve the quality of education. He is passionate about educational data mining and randomized controlled experimentation.

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Korinn Ostrow


Korinn received her Ph.D. in Learning Sciences & Technologies (LS&T) in May 2018 from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), where she was advised by Neil Heffernan and worked in the ASSISTments Lab Her background is rooted in Cognitive Psychology and Research Methods, with a B.S. in Psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.S. in LS&T from WPI. Korinn now serves as a Research Scientist, writing grant proposals to support the research made possible by E-TRIALS.

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