Jessica Roberts

How do we learn from data?

As a learning scientist working primarily in informal education, I investigate how interactive technologies mediate social, free-choice learning experiences. I am an assistant professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech where I lead the Technology Integrated Learning Environments (TILES) lab. Our projects in human-computer interaction (HCI) and human-centered computing (HCC) design technologies to support learning across contexts, with an emphasis on how people learn through, with, and about data.

I earned my Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Chicago in Learning Sciences with a specialization in data visualization and geographic information systems (GIS). I have presented my work on formal and informal learning at such conferences as the the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), the International Conference of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Interaction Design and Children (IDC), Museums and the Web (MW), the Visitors Studies Association (VSA), the Social Science History Association (SSHA), and the American Educational Researchers Association (AERA).