Marcelo Worsley

Assistant Professor
Learning Sciences and
Computer Science
Northwestern University


Curriculum Vitae

I have carried many titles in recent history: Education Research, Computer Scientist, Chemical Engineer, Social Entrepreneur, Humanist, Teacher, Medical Researcher, Mentor, Tutor, Volunteer, Technology Consultant. Throughout these titles, I have maintained a central focus on promoting and improving Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education among underserved populations through hands-on learning. My objective is not that all students necessarily pursue STEM careers. Instead, I want for students to realize their agency as innovators and inventors and use that lens to critically examine the world around them. To this end, my goal is for students to be able to create solutions to the problems that they encounter, regardless of the context, by drawing on their unique set of life experiences and perspectives. At the same time I want to empower students to have access to the resources that they need in order to bring their ideas to fruition. This is one of the reasons for my current research efforts in multimodal learning analytics. To support these efforts, my past and present research has been dedicated to doing process-oriented studies and can be divided into four primary areas: designing meaningful hands-on learning experiences; extracting multimodal data; analyzing and interpreting multimodal data; developing naturalistic interfaces.