Technology & Leadership Center (Lopata Hall, Room 511)
Denis Gillet will present research on his work in European STEM initiatives, particularly the use of online labs and inquiry learning in Engineering classrooms. See one of the tools he's helped developed: www.golabz.eu
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Gillet received the MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) in 1988, and the PhD degree in Information Systems also from the EPFL in 1995. During 1992, he was appointed as Research Fellow at the Information Systems Laboratory of Stanford University in the United States. He is currently a faculty member at the EPFL School of Engineering, where he leads the React Group investigating Coordination and Interaction Systems. Dr. Gillet was Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (TLT). He is also the Programme Chair and a Steering Committee Member of the Joint Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning. During the academic year 2005-2006 he was on sabbatical leave as Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Between 2011 and 2013 he was a Guest Professor at the School of Software Engineering, Tongji University, and an Advisor for their Smart City initiative. Denis Gillet is affiliated at EPFL with the Center for Digital Education and member of the EPFL Editorial Committee for MOOCs. Currently, Denis Gillet is the Deputy Coordinator of the H2020 Next-Lab European Innovation Action Project (6M€) promoting the usage of online labs and inquiry learning for STEM Education. He is the Co-Founder and Vice-President of the EdTech Incubator recently created the EPFL Innovation Park.