Department of informatics King's college london
Elizabeth Sklar is an Associate Professor in the Computer and Information Science department at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY). She received her PhD in Computer Science from Brandeis University, after working at MIT/Lincoln Lab for nearly 10 years as a scientific programmer. Dr Sklar was a non-tenure track faculty member in the Computer Science department at Columbia University for 4 years before taking her present position at Brooklyn College in 2005. Her research interests include interactive learning systems, multiagent simulation of learning environments, and educational robotics. She is a PI or Co-PI on multiple grants from the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Education, all of which center around learning and interaction, in humans and/or multiagent systems; and she is actively involved in outreach efforts. Dr Sklar has published nearly 100 papers in refereed conferences, workshops and journals. She received the RoboCup Scientific Challenge Award in 2002 for her work on evaluating the effectiveness of educational robotics. She is a founding chair of RoboCupJunior, an international educational robotics initiative, and has served on program and organizing committees for many international AI-related conferences. She is on the board of Trustees for the RoboCup Federation and on the advisory board for the Institute for Personal Robotics in Education (IPRE).