Jonathan Rowe is a Research Scientist in the Center for Educational Informatics, Managing Director of the NSF AI Institute for Engaged Learning, and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University. He received the Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from North Carolina State University and the B.S. degree in Computer Science from Lafayette College. His research focuses on designing, developing, and evaluating advanced learning technologies, with an emphasis on game-based learning environments, multimodal learning analytics, intelligent narrative technologies, affective computing, user modeling, and intelligent tutoring systems.
Dr. Rowe is the author of more than one hundred publications, and his research has been recognized with several best paper awards, including best paper at the Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment Conference and the International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment. He has led development efforts on multiple game-based learning environment projects, including Crystal Island: Lost Investigation, which was nominated for Best Serious Game at the Unity Awards and the I/ITSEC Serious Games Showcase and Challenge. He has served as Program Chair and General Chair for the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment, and he currently serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education and IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Army Future Command.