Bio

Giora Alexandron joined the department of Science Teaching in November 2017, after serving as the Chief Data Scientist of the Center for Educational Technology, where he worked on personalization and learning analytics in Intelligent Tutoring Systems for Math and Reading Comprehension in K12. Prior to that he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Physics Department at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). There, he conducted educational data mining research on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) of edX, and was mentored by Prof. Dave Pritchard, pioneer of MOOCs research, and mentor of two Nobel Laureates in Physics. <\p> Giora holds a PhD in Computer Science Education from Weizmann Institute of Science (2014), under the supervision of Prof. David Harel and Prof. Michal Armoni; MSc in Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University (2005), under the supervision of Prof. Micha Sharir and Prof. Haim Kaplan, and BA in Computer Science from the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yafo (2001). Before his doctoral studies, he developed algorithms and tools for system modeling and hardware verification in Verisity, an Israeli-based start-up, and then in Cadence Design Systems that acquired it. Was born and raised in a Kibbutz in the Northern part of Israel.