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Jack Mostow
Emeritus Research Professor, RI
Office: NSH 4103
Phone: (412) 268-1330
Fax: 412-268-6436
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Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
Newell-Simon Hall, 4213
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
Administrative Assistant: Lynnetta J. Miller
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Jack Mostow is a Research Professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Robotics, Machine Learning, Language Technologies, and Human-Computer Interaction, and serves on the Steering Committee for the doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Educational Research. In 1992 he founded Project LISTEN to develop an automated Reading Tutor that listens to children read aloud. Project LISTEN won the Outstanding Paper Award at the Twelfth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence in August 1994, a United States patent in 1998, inclusion in the National Science Foundation's "Nifty Fifty" research projects in 2000, and the Allen Newell Medal of Research Excellence in 2003.

After earning his A.B. cum laude in Applied Mathematics at Harvard and his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon, Dr. Mostow held faculty positions at Stanford, University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute, and Rutgers. He has served as an Editor of Machine Learning Journal and of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, as Program Co-chair of the 1998 National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, as invited keynote speaker at the 2004 meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, and as Conference Chair of the 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems. He is a Voting Member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, at whose annual meetings he has presented his research. In 2010 he was elected President of the International Artificial Intelligence in Education Society.