Education Initiatives

I am active in teaching, educational research and technology development, and leadership of educational strategy and policy initiatives.

My educational research has pioneered educational mapping efforts at MIT and led to the development of educational technologies that are used in various institutions around the world.

The Mapping Lab: Research and development of next-generation data analytics and visualization technologies for education.

At The Mapping Lab, we are developing scalable educational technologies that enable data-driven decisions in education—analytics on learners that tell us how they're browsing and using learning resources, learning analytics that inform curation and packaging of modular content, and learner analytics that tie to formative assessments driven by data. We are also developing the enabling edtech to put us a step closer to the next generation of educational models—models that move towards adaptive personalized learning, enabled by guided learning pathways and competency-based approaches.


Collaborating with community colleges to address the need for scalable differentiated instruction—our FbW edtech uses digital sensors and feedback to aid a human teacher, just as an aircraft fly-by-wire system aids a human pilot.

In collaboration with Quinsigamond Community College, Arapahoe Community College and edX

Funded by the Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) First in the World Program

Xoces outcomes mapping: Linking and structuring learning outcomes, modules and subjects

Mapping learning outcomes—our interactive visualization (available as an open-source repo) has been used to map learning outcomes across programs at several institutions worldwide.

In collaboration with MIT Office of Digital Learning Strategic Education Initiatives.

Funded by the Lord Foundation, MIT ODL & SUTD International Design Center

Future of MIT Education

Co-Chair: Institute-wide Task Force on the Future of MIT Education

“I believe we can and should take the lead in helping to invent the future of education more broadly — both on our campus and beyond.” — MIT President L. Rafael Reif

MIT Online Education Policy Initiative

Co-Chair: MIT Online Education Policy Initiative

The MIT Online Education Policy Initiative studies the impacts of online learning on the higher education community from a policy perspective.

Education Leadership

MIT Online Education Policy Initiative

Co-chair of the MIT Online Education Policy Initiative

Future of MIT Education

Co-chair of the Task Force on the Future of MIT Education

At MIT, I serve as Chair of the MIT OpenCourseWare Faculty Advisory Board and co-Chair of the MIT Online Education Policy Initiative. From 2013–2014, I served as co-Chair of the Institute-wide Task Force on the Future of MIT Education. From 2011–2013, in my role as Associate Department Head, I led the educational strategic planning for the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, including charting a course for the department's initial ventures into online education.


Unified Engineering: Signals and Systems · 2011, 2016, 2017

16.06 Principles of Automatic Control · 2001–2006, 2014

16.90 Computational Methods for Aerospace Engineering · 2001–2008, 2010, 2014, 2017

16.888 Multidisciplinary System Design Optimization · 2002–2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014

16.110 Flight Vehicle Aerodynamics · 2004

16.920 Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations · 2010