CEO and Creative Lead at Enuma
Sooinn Lee is the Co-Founder and CEO of Enuma, Inc., an education technology company that is developing early education applications that help all learners, including those with special needs, to be independent learners.
Sooinn led her team to develop Todo Math and Todo English, popular education apps that have been downloaded more than 9 million times. In 2019, Enuma’s Kitkit School won the Global Learning XPRIZE competition, by helping children in remote villages to read, write and do math independently with tablet software.
She was named as an Ashoka Fellow and a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year (2020).
Thomas and Lydia Moran Associate Professor Of Learning Science at Carnegie Mellon University
Amy Ogan is an educational technologist focusing on ways to make learning experiences more engaging, effective, and enjoyable. Her training spans many disciplines, with undergraduate degrees in computer science and Spanish, and a Ph.D. in human-computer interaction supported by a fellowship from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). She has been named a Rising Star in EECS by MIT, a World Economic Forum Young Scientist, received the McCandless Chair and the Thomas and Lydia Moran Professorship in Learning Science, and been awarded the Jacobs Early Career Fellowship to study the use of educational technologies in emerging economies. She has been a visiting researcher at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and has conducted field research on the deployment of educational technology across many international sites. Her research is supported by the National Science Foundation, Google, the McDonnell Foundation, and the Jacobs Foundation.
Professor of Human-Computer Interaction and Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University
Kenneth R. Koedinger is a professor of Human Computer Interaction and Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Koedinger has an M.S. in Computer Science, a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, and experience teaching in an urban high school. His multidisciplinary background supports his research goals of understanding human learning and creating educational technologies that increase student achievement. His research has contributed new principles and techniques for the design of educational software and has produced basic cognitive science research results on the nature of student thinking and learning.
Koedinger directs LearnLab, which started with 10 years of National Science Foundation funding and is now the scientific arm of CMU’s Simon Initiative. LearnLab builds on the past success of Cognitive Tutors, an approach to online personalized tutoring that is in use in thousands of schools and has been repeatedly demonstrated to increase student achievement, for example, doubling what algebra students learn in a school year.
He was a co-founder of CarnegieLearning, Inc. that has brought Cognitive Tutor based courses to millions of students since it was formed in 1998. Dr. Koedinger has authored over 250 peer-reviewed publications and has been a project investigator on over 45 grants.
Founder and Chief Scientist at Carnegie Learning
Steve Ritter is Founder and Chief Scientist at Carnegie Learning. He has been developing, analyzing and evaluating educational technology for over 20 years. He earned his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University and was instrumental in the development and evaluation of the Cognitive Tutors for mathematics. He is the author of numerous papers on the design, architecture and evaluation of Intelligent Tutoring Systems and other advanced educational technology. He currently leads the research team at Carnegie Learning, focusing on improving the educational effectiveness of its products and services. Each year, over 500,000 students use Carnegie Learning’s mathematics curricula.
Director of Product Design at Riiid US
Yaroslav Zubko is Product Design Director at Riiid Labs. Previously, Yaroslav was the lead product designer in the revenue team at Tinder. In this role, Tinder became the #1 top grossing app in the App Store and one of the top grossing products in mobile history. He was awarded Designer of the Year 2019 at the Ukrainian IT Awards International, which honors the best IT specialists in Ukraine. He received Master of Law at Kyiv national university of trade and economics.