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Charles Isbell

Senior Associate Dean, Professor, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
Some Surprising Lessons Learned while Creating a Real MOOC-based Masters of Science

Dr. Charles Lee Isbell, Jr. received his B.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech in 1990 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT in 1998. After four years at AT&T Labs/Research, he returned to Georgia Tech to join the faculty of the College of Computing. Charles' research interests are varied, but recently he has been building autonomous agents that engage in life-long learning when in the presence of thousands of other intelligent agents, including humans. His work has been featured in the popular media, including the New York Times and the Washington Post as well as in technical collections. Charles also pursues reform in computing education. He was a developer of Threads, Georgia Tech’s structuring principle for computing curricula and one of the key developers in Georgia Tech’s new MOOC-supported Masters of Science in Computer Science, the first of its kind in the world. Recently, he has assumed the role of the Senior Associate Dean for the College.