Albert T. Corbett

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Dr. Albert T. Corbett
Residence Pittsburgh, PA
Citizenship USA
Nationality USA
Fields Cognitive psychology, human–computer interaction
Institutions Carnegie Mellon University, University of South Carolina
Alma mater Brown University, University of Oregon (PhD)

Albert T. Corbett is an associate research professor emeritus of human–computer interaction at Carnegie Mellon University.[1] He is widely known for his role in the development of the Cognitive Tutor software,[2] leading to one article with over 1,000 citations.[3] Along with John Robert Anderson, he developed the Bayesian Knowledge Tracing algorithm, which is used in Cognitive Tutor software.[4] This work has been particularly influential in the educational data mining community—over half of the EDM conference papers published in 2011 and 2012 cited Bayesian Knowledge-Tracing.[5][6]

Corbett studied psychology at Brown University, and obtained a doctorate in psychology from the University of Oregon.[7] His doctoral advisor was Wayne Wickelgren.

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  1. ^ "HCII Webpage". 2011. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  2. ^ "IF 2X + 4X = 7X, THIS TUTORING SOFTWARE CAN HELP". Philadelphia Inquirer. October 15, 1998. Retrieved 18 August 2011. 
  3. ^ J. Anderson; A. Corbett; K. Koedinger; R. Pelletier (1995). "Cognitive tutors: Lessons learned". Journal of the Learning Sciences. 4 (2): 167–207. doi:10.1207/s15327809jls0402_2. 
  4. ^ A. Corbett; J. Anderson (1995). "Knowledge tracing: Modeling the acquisition of procedural knowledge". User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction. 4 (4): 253–278. doi:10.1007/bf01099821. 
  5. ^ "EDM 2011 published proceedings". 2011. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  6. ^ "EDM 2012 published proceedings". 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-03. 
  7. ^ "Corbett CV". 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-20.