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Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg

<a href="https://people.epfl.ch/pierre.dillenbourg?lang=en">Pierre Dillenbourg</a> is professor in learning technologies in the School of Computer & Communication Sciences, at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). A former teacher in elementary school, he graduated in educational science (University of Mons, Belgium). He started his research on learning technologies in 1984. He obtained a PhD in computer science from the University of Lancaster (UK), in the domain of artificial intelligence applications for education. He is a fellow of the International Society for Learning Sciences.

Areas of expertise:


  • learning technologies (AI, AR, robotics, tangibles)

  • computer-supported collaborative learning

  • vocational education & training

  • human-computer interaction

Major works:


  • Director of the leading house ‘technologies for vocational education systems’

  • Former academic director of Center for Digital Education (over 2 million MOOC registrations)

  • Co-founder of the Swiss EdTech Collider, an incubator with 90 start-ups in learning technologies

  • Co-founder of the EPFL Center of Learning Sciences

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