Benjamin B. Bederson

Benjamin B. Bederson

Benjamin B. Bederson

Affiliate Faculty
2117D Hornbake Library, South
(301) 405-3394


Dr. Benjamin B. Bederson has a lifetime of experience designing, building and studying interactive and educational systems. An ACM Distinguished Scientist, his research is on digital education, crowdsourcing, and interaction strategies. 

At the University of Maryland:

  • Teaching and Learning Transformation Center (TLTC) Assoc. Provost of Learning Initiatives & Executive Director
    • The TLTC inspires and supports effective, engaging, efficient, and equitable teaching innovations among the University’s instructors and assistants.
    • As director of the TLTC, Dr. Bederson is responsible for improving student learning outcomes and increasing outcome equity.  He also oversees the policies and process for intellectual property, revenue sharing, and development of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).
  • Computer Science Dept. Professor
  • College of Information Studies Affiliate Faculty
  • Institute of Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) Faculty
  • Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) Director (2000-2006)

Research Interest

  • Human computation
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Educational Technologies
  • Learning Analytics
  • Interaction Strategies

Recent Publications & Products


  • PhD, New York University
  • MS, New York University
  • BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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