Our Experts

The Science of Learning Institute includes a broad network of scientists, practitioners, and educators with expertise spanning basic and applied sciences.

Dr. Chadia Abras

Program Director, Distance Education, Center for Technology in Education enter for Technology in Education, School of Education
School of Education

I am interested in heuristics of success for online communities of interest, online learning communities, and best practices for supporting distance learning.

Dr. William Anderson

Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
School of Medicine

I am interested in motor learning and the effects of theta phase specific stimulation during working memory tasks on memory encoding.

Dr. Ana Arenivas

Instructor, Department of Neuropsychology
School of Medicine

I am interested in the use of various neuroimaging modalities to better understand cognitive and functional outcomes in various neurological conditions, such as “learning to ignore.”

Dr. Raman Arora

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Center for Language and Speech Processing
Whiting School of Engineering

I am interested in machine learning, speech recognition, and statistical signal processing.

Dr. Jay Baraban

Professor, Department of Neuroscience
School of Medicine

I am interested in deciphering the changes in synaptic function that underlie learning and memory.

Dr. Peter Barker

Professor, Departments of Radiology & Oncology; Research Scientist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute
Kennedy Krieger Institute, School of Medicine

I am interested in the development of magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy techniques for evaluating diseases of the human central nervous system.

Dr. Roghayeh Barmaki

Postdoctoral Researcher, Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics, Department of Computer Science
Whiting School of Engineering

I am interested in multimodal machine learning, technology-enhanced learning, and virtual reality with applications in education and training.

Dr. Amy Bastian

Professor, Department of Neuroscience; Director, Motion Analysis Laboratory
Kennedy Krieger Institute, School of Medicine

I am interested in motor learning in adults and children who have damage or disease of the central nervous system.

Dr. Marina Bedny

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

I am interested in brain development and plasticity, cognitive neuroscience, and conceptual development.

Dr. Dwight Bergles

Professor, Snyder Department of Neuroscience and Department of Otolaryngology
School of Medicine

I am interested in the mechanisms by which neurons and glial cells interact to support normal communication and learning in the nervous system.