Cynthia is a world recognized technology innovator and researcher in human-technology interaction design, whose focus is mainly young children and learning. Her technology serves as a foundation for our learning-to-read software, as well as the cloud-based software we use for remote applications. Cynthia founded and directs the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab, and she is also founder and Chief Scientist of Jibo, Inc.
Micah has a Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab and is a member of the Affective Computing Group. A background in computational cognitive science and computer science has allowed Micah to create unique technologies for helping people learn. Micah's research has ranged from the development and application of machine vision and robotics for helping toddlers learn language, to digital-tangible puzzle games for teaching facial expressions to children diagnosed with autism.
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Tinsley holds a PhD from the Interactive Cinema Group at the MIT Media Lab and a ScM in computer graphics from Brown University. He has developed interactive technology projects for children with the Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Science & Industry Chicago, Boston Museum of Science, Liberty Science Center, Georgia Aquarium, and SciTech Perth. He’s also developed media experiences for children through Disney, Warner Brothers, and an Emmy-nominated program for Discovery Kids. Tinsley is also a Research Affiliate at the MIT Media Lab.
David has a Masters Degree in Computer Science with a focus in parallel and distributed computing. He has 10 years of software and systems engineering experience. He is passionate about designing elegant, scalable, and robust systems to support rapid growth and currently leads engineering for Curious Learning.
Eric has been a member of the CL team since he joined Maryanne Wolf’s Center for Reading and Language Research as a freshman research assistant in 2012. He completed his B.S in Cognitive and Brain Sciences at Tufts in 2015. He is interested in cognitive neuroscience, psycholinguistics and game design, and excited by the vast potential for change their intersection presents.
Co-Founder & Director of Content
Stephanie is a linguist specializing in the interaction between the acquisition of spoken and written languages. For the last 15 years, she has worked to find solutions for struggling readers, including developing efficacy testing of the RAVE-O reading program and working as Assistant Director for Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts.
Co-Founder & Board Member
Robin is an expert in developmental neuropsychology, as well as measurement and research methodology with a focus on reading disabilities. He directs the rural US studies and also provides methodological design, program evaluation, and data analytic support for the project.
David is an experienced executive with 25 years in educational technology and digital learning. He has served in senior management roles in leading education organizations such as Pearson, Wireless Generation, and Amplify Education, and with leading technology companies such as Apple Computer. His experience includes general management, product development, technology management, business and market development, and sales, across both US and international education markets. He has a BA with highest honors from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.
Taylor co-founded PharmaSecure, a venture-backed mobile health company, in 2007, and has since worked as an advisor for startups, a consultant for mission-driven organizations, and a think tank researcher with Clayton Christensen and contributor to HBR.org. Taylor is an Echoing Green and Pop!Tech fellow, he serves on the boards of PharmaSecure and Vera Solutions, and he holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Co-Founder & Board Member
An international expert on the reading brain, reading and language development, and dyslexia, Maryanne is best known for her book, Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain, and the RAVE-O reading curriculum for early, struggling readers, funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Her work allows us to incorporate insights about how the brain learns to read into the Curious Learning System experience.