Prof. Roll’s research bridges between learning analytics and learning design to better understand, assess, and support the growth of learners into competent critical thinkers, scientists, and creative problem solvers. He does so by utilizing a variety of methodologies from the fields of education, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, data science, and human-computer interaction.
He has received many awards during his career, including the Technion Outstanding Instructor award (2020, 2021, and 2022); the Silver IMS Global Learning Impact Award for Scaling Pedagogical Knowledge and Practice (2019); the University of British Columbia President’s Staff Award for Leadership (2018); and the Best Paper Award from the International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (2004, 2006). He is also the recipient of numerous research grants, including one from the Israeli Innovation Authority in 2020 for developing an AI-based system for promoting collaborative learning processes in online environments.
Prof. Roll earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics as part of the Talpiot program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He later earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in human-computer interaction, both from Carnegie Mellon University. He joined the Technion faculty in 2019.