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Gregory Aist

Gregory Aist

Assistant Professor, Department of English, Iowa State University

Department of English
Iowa State University
203 Ross Hall
Ames, IA 80011


  • Assistant Professor, Department of English, Iowa State University


Gregory Aist, Assistant Professor, received his Ph.D. (2000) in Language and Information Technologies and M.S. (1997) in Computational Linguistics at Carnegie Mellon University. His research and teaching interests include natural language processing and computer-assisted learning, driven by and applied to literacy and new literacies. He has a particular interest in computer-assisted learning embedded in authentic contexts such as school or work, and especially in human-computer spoken dialogue to support learning in those contexts. He is also interested in curriculum design, especially in the areas of computer literacy, computational thinking, and research methods. Research projects he has worked on have ranged from automated tutoring for reading (at Carnegie Mellon) to emotions in learning (at MIT) to spoken dialogue systems (at Rochester) to training systems for astronauts and fighter pilots (at NASA Ames and the Air Force Research Laboratory respectively) to new media and virtual reality (at Arizona State).


  • PhD, Language and Information Technologies, Carnegie Mellon University, 2000
  • MS, Computational Linguistics, Carnegie Mellon University, 1997