Ryan Baker is Associate Professor of Cognitive Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University.
He earned his Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Baker served as the first technical director of the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center DataShop, the largest public repository for data on the interaction between learners and educational software. He served as the founding president of the International Educational Data Mining Society (2011-2015), and is currently serving as associate editor of the Journal of Educational Data Mining.
His research combines educational data mining and quantitative field observation methods to better understand how students respond to educational software, and how these responses impact their learning. He studies these issues within intelligent tutors, simulations, multi-user virtual environments, and educational games.