Nell

I am an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University with a joint appointment in Computer Science and Learning Sciences. I received my PhD in 2016 from the Computer Science & Engineering Department at the University of Washington.

My research sits at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction and Learning Sciences. My interests in this area are broad, but I am particularly excited about designing and data-driven learning environments and educational games to improve student motivation, provide personalized learning experiences, and support formative assessment. For example, by work has focused on developing growth-mindset incentive structures in educational games, automatically generating personalized instructional scaffolding, and studying the design of video game tutorials and hint systems.