I am a member of the research faculty at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA (USA).

My research is in the Learning Sciences, particularly in educational technology, collaborative learning, e-learning principles, the application of AI techniques to educational systems, and intelligent tutoring systems.

My Ph.D. is from the Intelligent Systems Program at the University of Pittsburgh in 1999. I also have extensive experience in software design and development and project management.

  • Article about LASAD, McLaren's and Pinkwart's collaborative argumentation and learning environment.  [ pdf ]
  • Invited talk, November 12, 2014, Texas A&M.  “How the Networked World, Our Understanding of Collaborative Learning, and Advanced Technology are Converging for New Learning Opportunities.”   [  Watch the invited talk  ]
  • Online article about McLaren's and Forlizzi's educational games project  [ Read the Article ]

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My personal interests include hiking, biking, volleyball, and skiing. Also, I love travelling and a glass of good red wine.