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Jack Mostow

Professor Emeritus
Email: jmostow@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: NSH 3113
Phone: (412) 268-1330
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As of 2017 I am leading the RoboTutor team (www.robotutor.org), a $1M Finalist in the Global Learning XPRIZE Competition.  RoboTutor expands on my prior work on Project LISTEN’s Reading Tutor, which listens to children read aloud, to teach writing and numeracy as well.  RoboTutor offers exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary work in intelligent tutors, educational data mining, graphic design, speech technologies, cognitive and motivational psychology, human-computer interaction, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

Publications

Displaying 76 Publications
Improving Child Literacy in Africa: Experiments with an Automated Reading Tutor
G. Ayorkor Korsah, Jack Mostow, M Bernardine Dias, Tracy Morrison Sweet, Sarah M. Belousov, Malcolm Frederick Dias and Haijun Gong

Journal Article, Carnegie Mellon University, Information Technologies & International Development, Vol. 6, No. 2, June, 2010
Improving Child Literacy in Africa: Experiments with an Automated Reading Tutor
G. Ayorkor Korsah, Jack Mostow, M Bernardine Dias, Tracy Morrison Sweet, Sarah M. Belousov, Malcolm Frederick Dias and Haijun Gong

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, 3rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD2009), April, 2009
Does help help? Introducing the Bayesian Evaluation and Assessment methodology
Joseph E. Beck, K.-m. Chang, Jack Mostow and Albert Corbett

Conference Paper, report_number, Carnegie Mellon University, 9th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, pp. 383 - 394, June, 2008
4-Month Evaluation of a Learner-controlled Reading Tutor that Listens
Jack Mostow, Gregory Aist, Cathy Huang, Brian Junker, Rebecca Kennedy, Hua Lan, DeWitt Talmadge Latimer, R. O'Connor, R. Tassone, Brian Tobin and A. Wierman

Book Section/Chapter, The Path of Speech Technologies in Computer Assisted Language Learning: From Research Toward Practice, pp. 201 - 219, January, 2008
Experience from a Reading Tutor that listens: Evaluation purposes, excuses, and methods
Jack Mostow

Book Section/Chapter, Interactive Literacy Education: Facilitating Literacy Environments Through Technology, pp. 117 - 148, January, 2008
Faster, better task choice in a reading tutor that listens
Gregory Aist and Jack Mostow

Book Section/Chapter, The Path of Speech Technologies in Computer Assisted Language Learning: From Research Toward Practice, pp. 220 - 240, January, 2008
DeSIGN: An Intelligent Tutor to Teach American Sign Language
Ling Xu, Vinithra Varadharajan, Joyce Maravich, Rahul Tongia and Jack Mostow

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the SLaTE Workshop on Speech and Language Technology in Education. Carnegie Mellon University and International Speech Communication Association (ISCA)., October, 2007
When the Rubber Meets the Road: Lessons from the In-School Adventures of an Automated Reading Tutor that Listens
Jack Mostow and Joseph E. Beck

Book Section/Chapter, Scale-Up in Education, Vol. 2, pp. 183 - 200, January, 2007
Can automated questions scaffold children’s reading comprehension?
Joseph E. Beck, Jack Mostow and Juliet Bey

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, September, 2004
Lessons on using ITS data to answer educational research questions
Cecily Heiner, Joseph E. Beck and Jack Mostow

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the ITS2004 Workshop on Analyzing Student-Tutor Interaction Logs to Improve Educational Outcomes, August, 2004
Some useful design tactics for mining ITS data
Jack Mostow

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the ITS2004 Workshop on Analyzing Student-Tutor Interaction Logs to Improve Educational Outcomes, pp. 20 - 28, August, 2004
If I Have a Hammer: Computational Linguistics in a Reading Tutor that Listens
Jack Mostow

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, 42nd Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL-EACL 2004), July, 2004
Improving the Help Selection Policy in a Reading Tutor that Listens
Cecily Heiner, Joseph E. Beck and Jack Mostow

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the InSTIL/ICALL Symposium on NLP and Speech Technologies in Advanced Language Learning Systems, pp. 195 - 198, June, 2004
Using automated speech recognition to measure scaffolding and learning effects of word identification interventions in a computer tutor that listens
Joseph E. Beck, J. Sison and Jack Mostow

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, June, 2004
Which Help Helps? Effects of Various Types of Help on Word Learning in an Automated Reading Tutor that Listens
Jack Mostow, Joseph E. Beck and Cecily Heiner

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, June, 2004
Automatically assessing oral reading fluency in a computer tutor that listens
Joseph E. Beck, P. Jia and Jack Mostow

Journal Article, Technology, Instruction, Cognition and Learning, Vol. 1, pp. 61 - 81, January, 2004
Looking Ahead to Select Tutorial Actions: A Decision-Theoretic Approach
R.C. Murray, K. VanLehn and Jack Mostow

Journal Article, International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, January, 2004
Using automated questions to assess reading comprehension, vocabulary, and effects of tutorial interventions
Jack Mostow, Joseph E. Beck, Juliet Bey, Andrew Cuneo, J. Sison, Brian Tobin and Joseph Valeri

Journal Article, Technology, Instruction, Cognition and Learning, Vol. 2, pp. 97 - 134, January, 2004
Improving Language Models by Learning from Speech Recognition Errors in a Reading Tutor that Listens
S. Banerjee, Jack Mostow, Joseph E. Beck and W. Tam

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Second International Conference on Applied Artificial Intelligence, December, 2003
Evaluating the Effect of Predicting Oral Reading Miscues
S. Banerjee, Joseph E. Beck and Jack Mostow

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 2003), pp. 3165 - 3168, September, 2003
Training a Confidence Measure for a Reading Tutor that Listens
Y.-C. Tam, Joseph E. Beck, Jack Mostow and S. Banerjee

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (Eurospeech 2003), September, 2003
Can automated questioning help children’s reading comprehension?
Joseph E. Beck, Jack Mostow, Andrew Cuneo and Juliet Bey

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED2003), pp. 380 - 382, July, 2003
Project LISTEN’s Reading Tutor: Interactive Event Description
Jack Mostow and Joseph E. Beck

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Supplemental Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED2003), pp. 30 - 32, July, 2003
An Embedded Experiment to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Vocabulary Previews in an Automated Reading Tutor
Jack Mostow, Joseph E. Beck, Juliet Bey, Andrew Cuneo, J. Sison and Brian Tobin

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Tenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Scientific Studies of Reading, June, 2003
Assessing student proficiency in a Reading Tutor that listens
Joseph E. Beck, P. Jia and Jack Mostow

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on User Modeling, pp. 323 - 327, June, 2003
Can Automated Emotional Scaffolding Affect Student Persistence? A Baseline Experiment
Jack Mostow, Joseph E. Beck and J. Valeri

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the Workshop on "Assessing and Adapting to User Attitudes and Affect: Why, When and How?" at the 9th International Conference on User Modeling (UM'03), pp. 61 - 64, June, 2003
Predicting student help-request behavior in an intelligent tutor for reading
Joseph E. Beck, P. Jia, J. Sison and Jack Mostow

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on User Modeling, pp. 303 - 312, June, 2003
Evaluation of an automated Reading Tutor that listens: Comparison to human tutoring and classroom instruction
Jack Mostow, Gregory Aist, Paul Burkhead, A. Corbett, Andrew Cuneo, S. Eitelman, Cathy Huang, Brian Junker, Mary Beth Sklar and Brian Tobin

Journal Article, Carnegie Mellon University, Journal of Educational Computing Research, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 61 - 117, January, 2003
Viewing and Analyzing Multimodal Human-computer Tutorial Dialogue: A Database Approach
Jack Mostow, Joseph E. Beck, R. Chalasani, Andrew Cuneo and P. Jia

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Fourth IEEE International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI 2002), pp. 129 - 134, October, 2002
Predicting oral reading miscues
Jack Mostow, Joseph E. Beck, Sylvia V. Winter, S. Wang and Brian Tobin

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Seventh International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP-02), September, 2002
A La Recherche du Temps Perdu, or As Time Goes By: Where does the time go in a Reading Tutor that listens?
Jack Mostow, Gregory Aist, Joseph E. Beck, R. Chalasani, Andrew Cuneo, P. Jia and K. Kadaru

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Sixth International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS'2002), June, 2002
Adding Human-Provided Emotional Scaffolding to an Automated Reading Tutor that Listens Increases Student Persistence
Gregory Aist, B. Kort, R. Reilly, Jack Mostow and R. Picard

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Sixth International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS'2002), June, 2002
Automated Comprehension Assessment in a Reading Tutor
Jack Mostow, Brian Tobin and Andrew Cuneo

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, ITS 2002 Workshop on Creating Valid Diagnostic Assessments, June, 2002
Can a Reading Tutor that Listens use Inter-word Latency to Assess a Student’s Reading Ability?
P. Jia, Joseph E. Beck and Jack Mostow

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, ITS 2002 Workshop on Creating Valid Diagnostic Assessments, June, 2002
Experimentally Augmenting an Intelligent Tutoring System with Human-Supplied Capabilities: Adding Human-Provided Emotional Scaffolding to an Automated Reading Tutor that Listens
Gregory Aist, B. Kort, R. Reilly, Jack Mostow and R. Picard

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, ITS 2002 Workshop on Empirical Methods for Tutorial Dialogue Systems, June, 2002
Independent practice versus computer-guided oral reading: Equal-time comparison of sustained silent reading to an automated reading tutor that listens
Jack Mostow, Gregory Aist, J. Bey, Paul Burkhead, Andrew Cuneo, Brian Junker, Susan M. Rossbach, Brian Tobin, J. Valeri and S. Wilson

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Ninth Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, June, 2002
Viewing and Analyzing Multimodal Human-computer Tutorial Dialogue: A Database Approach
Jack Mostow, Joseph E. Beck, R. Chalasani, Andrew Cuneo and P. Jia

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, ITS 2002 Workshop on Empirical Methods for Tutorial Dialogue Systems, June, 2002
Evaluation of an automated Reading Tutor that listens: Comparison to human tutoring and classroom instruction
Jack Mostow, Gregory Aist, Paul Burkhead, Andrew Cuneo, S. Eitelman, Cathy Huang, Brian Junker, Mary Beth Sklar and Brian Tobin

Journal Article, Journal of Educational Computing Research, Vol. 28, January, 2002
A Decision-Theoretic Approach for Selecting Tutorial Discourse Actions
R. Charles Murray, Kurt Van Lehn and Jack Mostow

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the NAACL 2001 Workshop on Adaptation in Dialogue Systems, June, 2001
A hands-on demonstration of Project LISTEN’s Reading Tutor and its embedded experiments
Jack Mostow, Gregory Aist, Juliet Bey, Paul Burkhead, Andrew Cuneo, Susan M. Rossbach, Brian Tobin, Joe Valeri and Sara Wilson

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, The Second Meeting of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, June, 2001
A controlled evaluation of computer- versus human-assisted oral reading
Jack Mostow, Gregory Aist, Paul Burkhead, Albert Corbett, Andrew Cuneo, S. Eitelman, Cathy Huang, Brian Junker, B. Platz, Mary Beth Sklar and Brian Tobin

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the Tenth Artificial Intelligence in Education (AI-ED) Conference, May, 2001
A Decision-Theoretic Architecture for Selecting Tutorial Discourse Actions
R.C. Murray, K.V. Lehn and Jack Mostow

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the AIED-2001 Workshop on Tutorial Dialog Systems, May, 2001
Mining a database of reading mistakes: For what should an automated Reading Tutor listen?
James Fogarty, Laura Dabbish, David M. Steck and Jack Mostow

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the Tenth Artificial Intelligence in Education (AI-ED) Conference, May, 2001
Pause the Video: Quick but quantitative expert evaluation of tutorial choices in a Reading Tutor that listens
Jack Mostow, Cathy Huang and Brian Tobin

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the Tenth Artificial Intelligence in Education (AI-ED) Conference, May, 2001
4-Month Evaluation of a Learner-controlled Reading Tutor that Listens
Jack Mostow, Gregory Aist, Cathy Huang, Brian Junker, Rebecca Kennedy, Hua Lan, DeWitt Latimer IV, Rollanda O'Connor, Regina Tassone, Brian Tobin and Adam Wierman

Book Section/Chapter, Speech Technology for Language Learning, January, 2001
Balancing Learner and Tutor Control by Taking Turns: Faster and Better Mixed-Initiative Task Choice in a Reading Tutor that Listens
Gregory Aist and Jack Mostow

Book Section/Chapter, Speech Technology for Language Learning, January, 2001
Computer-assisted oral reading helps third graders learn vocabulary better than a classroom control – about as well as one-on-one human-assisted oral reading.
Gregory Aist, Jack Mostow, Brian Tobin, Paul Burkhead, Andrew Cuneo, Brian Junker and Mary Beth Sklar

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the Tenth Artificial Intelligence in Education (AI-ED) Conference, January, 2001
Evaluating tutors that listen: An overview of Project LISTEN
Jack Mostow and Gregory Aist

Book Section/Chapter, Smart Machines in Education: The coming revolution in educational technology., pp. 169 - 234, January, 2001
Improving story choice in a reading tutor that listens
Gregory Aist and Jack Mostow

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS?2000), pp. 645, June, 2000
Using Automated Within-Subject Invisible Experiments to Test the Effectiveness of Automated Vocabulary Assistance
Gregory Aist and Jack Mostow

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of ITS'2000 Workshop on Applying Machine Learning to ITS Design/Construction, Fifth International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, June, 2000
Measuring the Effects of Backchanneling in Computerized Oral Reading Tutoring
Gregory Aist and Jack Mostow

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the ESCA Workshop on Prosody and Dialog, September, 1999
Authoring New Material in a Reading Tutor that Listens
Jack Mostow and Gregory Aist

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the Sixteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-99), July, 1999
Reading and Pronunciation Tutor
Jack Mostow and Gregory Aist

Miscellaneous, United States Patent No. 5,920,838, July, 1999
Collaborative Research on Learning Technologies: An Automated Reading Assistant That Listens
Jack Mostow

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the NSF Human-Computer Interaction Grantees Workshop (HCIGW99), February, 1999
Guiding Spoken Dialogue with Computers by Responding to Prosodic Cues
Jack Mostow

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the NSF Human-Computer Interaction Grantees Workshop (HCIGW99), February, 1999
Giving Help and Praise in a Reading Tutor with Imperfect Listening – Because Automated Speech Recognition Means Never Being Able to Say You’re Certain
Jack Mostow and Greg Aist

Journal Article, CALICO Journal, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 407 - 424, January, 1999
How effective is unsupervised data collection for children’s speech recognition?
Gregory Aist, Peggy Chan, X.D. Huang, L. Jiang, Rebecca Kennedy, DeWitt Talmadge Latimer, Jack Mostow and Calvin Yeung

Conference Paper, International Conference on Speech and Language Processing (ICSLP98), December, 1998
Estimating the Effectiveness of Conversational Behaviors in a Reading Tutor that Listens.
Gregory Aist and Jack Mostow

Conference Paper, AAAI Spring Symposium on Applying Machine Learning to Discourse Processing, March, 1998
When Listening Is Not Enough: Potential Uses of Vision for a Reading Tutor that Listens.
John Kominek, Gregory Aist and Jack Mostow

Conference Paper, AAAI Spring Symposium on Intelligent Environments, March, 1998
When Speech Input is Not an Afterthought: A Reading Tutor that Listens
Gregory Aist and Jack Mostow

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the Workshop on Perceptual User Interfaces, October, 1997
Adapting Human Tutorial Interventions for a Reading Tutor that Listens: Using Continuous Speech Recognition in Interactive Educational Multimedia
Gregory Aist and Jack Mostow

Conference Paper, CALL'97 Conference on Multimedia, September, 1997
A Database of Children’s Speech
Jack Mostow and

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the NSF Human-Computer Interaction Grantees Workshop (HCIGW97), August, 1997
Collaborative Research on Learning Technologies: An Automated Reading Assistant That Listens
Jack Mostow

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the NSF Human-Computer Interaction Grantees Workshop (HCIGW97), August, 1997
Guiding Spoken Dialogue with Computers by Responding to Prosodic Cues
Jack Mostow

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the NSF Human-Computer Interaction Grantees Workshop (HCIGW97), August, 1997
Pilot Evaluation of Project LISTEN’s Reading Tutor [VIDEO]
Jack Mostow

Miscellaneous, July, 1997
The Sounds of Silence: Towards Automated Evaluation of Student Learning in a Reading Tutor that Listens
Jack Mostow and Gregory Aist

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the Fourteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-97), pp. 355-361, July, 1997
A Reading Tutor that Listens [VIDEO]
Jack Mostow

Miscellaneous, DARPA CAETI Community Conference, November, 1996
Demonstration of a Reading Coach that Listens
Jack Mostow, A.G. Hauptmann and Steven F. Roth

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, pp. 77 - 78, November, 1995
Guiding Spoken Dialogue with Computers by Responding to Prosodic Cues
Jack Mostow and

Conference Paper, Proceedings of NSF Interactive Systems Program Grantees Workshop, November, 1995
A Prototype Reading Coach that Listens
Jack Mostow, Steven F. Roth, A. G. Hauptmann and M. Kane

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the Twelfth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-94), American Association forArtificial Intelligence, pp. 785 - 792, August, 1994
A Prototype Reading Coach that Listens: Summary of Project LISTEN
A. G. Hauptmann, Jack Mostow, Steven F. Roth, M. Kane and A. Swift

Conference Paper, Proceedings ARPA Workshop on Human Language Technology, March, 1994
A Reading Coach that Listens [VIDEO]
Jack Mostow, Steven F. Roth, Alex Hauptmann, M. Kane, A. Swift, Lin Chase and B. Weide

Miscellaneous, Twelfth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI94), January, 1994
Speech Recognition Applied to Reading Assistance for Children: A Baseline Language Model
A. G. Hauptmann, Lin Chase and Jack Mostow

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology (EUROSPEECH93), pp. 2255-2258, September, 1993
Getting Computers to Listen to Children Read: A New Way to Combat Illiteracy [VIDEO]
Jack Mostow, Steven F. Roth, Alex Hauptmann, M. Kane, A. Swift, Lin Chase and B. Weide

Miscellaneous, July, 1993
Towards a Reading Coach that Listens: Automated Detection of Oral Reading Errors
Jack Mostow, A. G. Hauptmann, Lin Chase and Steven F. Roth

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the Eleventh National Conference on ArtificialIntelligence (AAAI93), American Association for Artificial Intelligence, pp. 392 - 397, July, 1993
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