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Winslow Burleson

Associate Professor
Affiliated Associate Professor, Tandon School of Engineering
Affiliated Associate Professor, Courant Institute
Affiliated Associate Professor, College of Global Public Health

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433 First Avenue
Room 740
New York, NY 10010
United States

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Professional overview

Winslow Burleson joined the New York University College of Nursing as Associate Professor in September 2014. Win leads the NYU-X Lab (www.nyu-x.org) advancing transformations in Health, Technology, Education, and Innovation. He is the Principal Investigator for the 5 year, $4 million NSF Major Research Infrastructure project, "Development of Experiential Supercomputing: A Transdisciplinary Research and Innovation Holodeck." Previously, Win was an Assistant Professor at the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, in the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, and Senior Sustainability Scientist at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University (ASU). He was recently selected as a Fulbright Specialist Roster Candidate in Computer Science. As a social inventor, he led Motivational Environments, a 20-person research group advancing human-centered technology and design strategy to improve quality of life through increased creativity, learning, and health. Win was recognized by ASU as an outstanding professor and by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) as “one of the nation’s leading engineering researchers and educators” for service and leadership roles in advancing world-class transdisciplinary research and education for minority and under-served learners. Win has raised over $11 million in collaborative funding and received the best paper award at the 2009 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, the field’s top conference, showing Affective Learning Companions’ ability to have large-scale societal impact on thousands of students, by bringing cyber-enabled learning research into classroom settings. Win has been awarded 10 patents, four inventor and innovator awards from IBM Research, two Time Magazine Awards for the top 10 and top 50 inventions of the year, authored over 100 scientific publications, exhibited at the Pompidou Centre, and performed in Carnegie Hall.

Honors and awards
White House Fellow Regional Finalist (New York, NY) (2015)
Professional membership
Association for Computing Machinery

Mining Creativity Research to Inform Design Rationale in Open Source Communities

Burleson, W., & Tripathi, P. (2017). Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans In ICT Environments 7, (142-163). 10.17011/ht/urn.2011081711243 Jyvaskyla University Library.

Resistive Dressing System: A Capabilities Study for Personalized Support of Dressing Activities for People Living with Dementia

Burleson, W., Lozano, C., Ravishankar, V., Rowe, J., Mahoney, E., & Mahoney, D. (2015). Iproceedings 1, (e13).

Evaluation of a meta-tutor for constructing models of dynamic systems

Zhang, L., VanLehn, K., Girard, S., Burleson, W., Chavez-Echeagaray, M.E., Gonzalez-Sanchez, J., & Hidalgo-Pontet, Y. (2014). Computers & Education 75, (196-217). 10.1016/j.compedu.2014.02.015 Elsevier BV.

An Experimental Deployment of a Portable Inflatable Habitat in Open Water to Augment Lengthy In-Water Decompression by Scientific Divers

Lombardi, M., Burleson, W., Godfrey, J., & Fryburg, R. (2013). Marine Technology Society Journal 47, (52-63). 10.4031/mtsj.47.6.4 Marine Technology Society.

Defining the Behavior of an Affective Learning Companion in the Affective Meta-tutor Project

Girard, S., Chavez-Echeagaray, M.E., Gonzalez-Sanchez, J., Hidalgo-Pontet, Y., Zhang, L., Burleson, W., & VanLehn, K. (2013). Lecture Notes in Computer Science (21-30). 10.1007/978-3-642-39112-5_3 Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Gender differences in the use and benefit of advanced learning technologies for mathematics.

Arroyo, I., Burleson, W., Tai, M., Muldner, K., & Woolf, B.P. (2013). Journal of Educational Psychology 105, (957-969). 10.1037/a0032748 American Psychological Association (APA).

Translation+ pendaphonics = movement modulated media

Lahey, B., Burleson, W., & Streb, E. (2012). 10.1145/2341931.2341933 ACM Press.

An analysis of students’ gaming behaviors in an intelligent tutoring system: predictors and impacts

Muldner, K., Burleson, W., Van de Sande, B., & VanLehn, K. (2011). User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction 21, (99-135). 10.1007/s11257-010-9086-0 Springer Nature.

Innovation Cooperation: Energy Biosciences and Law

Burleson, E. and Burleson W. (2011). University of Illinois Law Review (651-694).

Affect-aware tutors: recognising and responding to student affect

Woolf, B., Burleson, W., Arroyo, I., Dragon, T., Cooper, D., & Picard, R. (2009). International Journal of Learning Technology 4, (129). 10.1504/ijlt.2009.028804 Inderscience Publishers.

Automatic prediction of frustration

Kapoor, A., Burleson, W., & Picard, R.W. (2007). International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 65, (724-736). 10.1016/j.ijhcs.2007.02.003 Elsevier BV.

Gender-Specific Approaches to Developing Emotionally Intelligent Learning Companions

Burleson, W., & Picard, R.W. (2007). IEEE Intelligent Systems 22, (62-69). 10.1109/mis.2007.69 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Developing creativity, motivation, and self-actualization with learning systems

Burleson, W. (2005). International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 63, (436-451). 10.1016/j.ijhcs.2005.04.007 Elsevier BV.

Assistive Dressing System: A Capabilities Study for Personalized Support of Dressing Activities for People Living with Dementia

Burleson, W., Mahoney, D., Lozano, C., Ravishankar, V., Rowe, J., Mahoney, E., JMIR Medical Informatics