Awards & Recognition

President - International Society for Artificial Intelligence in Education - 2017-2019

Best Paper Award
The 19th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2018), 2018
Paper Title:  Student learning benefits of a mixed-reality teacher awareness tool in AI-enhanced classrooms.  Holstein, K., McLaren, B.M. & Aleven, V. (2018). In C. Rosé, R. Martínez-Maldonado, H.U. Hoppe, R. Luckin, M. Mavrikis, K. Porayska-Pomsta, B. McLaren and B. du Boulay (Eds.).  Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2018). LNAI 10947 (pp. 154-168).  Springer: Berlin.  

Best Student Paper Award
The 13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS '18), 2018
Paper Title:  Informing the design of teacher awareness tools through causal alignment analysis.  Holstein, K., McLaren, B.M. & Aleven, V.  (2018).  In J. Kay and R. Luckin (Eds.).  Proceedings of the 13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS’18)(pp. 104-111).

Best Poster Paper Award
The 18th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2017), 2017
Paper Title: Uncovering gender and problem difficulty effects in learning with an educational game. McLaren, B.M., Farzan, R., Adams, D.M., Mayer, R.E., & Forlizzi, J. (2017). In the Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2017) held in Wuhan, China.

Best Paper Award
The 24th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP 2016), 2016
Paper Title: Predicting individual differences for learner modeling in intelligent tutors from previous learner activities; by Eagle, M., Corbett, A., Stamper, J.,  McLaren, B. M., Baker, R., Wagner, A.,  MacLaren, B.,  &  Mitchell, A.  (2016). In F. Cena, M. Desmarais, D. Dicheva, J. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of the 24th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP 2016).  ACM, New York, NY.  (pp. 55-63)  ISBN 978-1-4503-4370-1/16/07. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2930238.2930255

Best Poster Paper Award
The 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2015), 2015
Paper Title: Examples are more efficient for learning than high-assistance instructional software; by McLaren, B. M.,  van Gog, T.,  Ganoe, C.,  Yaron, D.,  & Karabinos, M. In C. Conati,  N. Heffernan,  A. Mitrovic,  &  M. F. Verdejo (Eds.), Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED 2015). LNAI 9112 (pp. 710-713).

Elected to the Executive Committee of the Artificial Intelligence in Education Society (AI-ED Executive Committee) in October 2011, for a six-year term, 2012-2017

Online article about McLaren's and Forlizzi's educational games project  [ Read the Article ]

CNN article about Machine Ethics in which McLaren is quoted  [ Read the Article ]

Best Student Paper Award
The 21st International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, 2014
Paper Title: Adaptive support versus alternating worked examples and tutored problems: Which leads to better learning?; by Najar, A.S.,  Mitrovic, T.  & McLaren, B.M. In the Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP 2014). Aalborg, Denmark, July 7-11, 2014.

Recipient of an Erskine Fellowship, from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, Feb-Mar 2013; Taught a course in Intelligent Tutoring Systems, along with host, Tanja Mitrovic.

Finalist for Best Paper Award
The Eighth International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, 2006
Paper Title: Studying the effects of personalized language and worked examples in the context of a web-based intelligent tutor; by McLaren, B. M.,  Lim, S.,  Gagnon, F.,  Yaron, D.,  & Koedinger, K. R. In the Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS-2006). Jhongli, Taiwan, June 26-30, 2006.

Best Paper Award
The Seventh International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, 2004
Paper Title: Toward tutoring help seeking: Applying cognitive modeling to meta-cognitive skills; by Aleven, V., McLaren, B. M., Roll, I.  & Koedinger, K. R. In the Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS-2004). Conference held in Maceio, Brazil, August 30 - September 3, 2004.

Most Distinguished Paper Award
The First International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning, 1995
Paper Title: Reasoning with Reasons in Case-Based Comparisons. Conference held in 1995 in Sesimbra, Portugal. Paper co-authored with K. D. Ashley. Based on my 1994 Intelligent Systems Masters project.

Patents

Engineering Times Article, July 2001.
NSPE Ethics Cases Meet Artificial Intelligence. Article written about my Ph.D. research.

Recipient of a Mellon Fellowship.
September, 1998 to April, 1999.
Holder of prestigious scholarship award while completing my Ph.D.