<body bgcolor="#E6E0F8"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><div align="center"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><div style="background-color: white; border: 2px solid black; padding-left: 10px; padding-right: 10px; width: 1000px;" align="justify"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><div align="center"></div><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><div align="center"><span style="font-size: 300{be7c69d0dd1766318263e3228d8108fdc7c2d3d2deca85f5f6760051b0a05740};"><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><br/>Mark Klein, PhD<br/></span><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->Principal Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology</div><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr /><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><table width=700px border=0><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><tr><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><td align=center><a href="https://cci.mit.edu/klein/">Welcome</a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><td align=center><a href="https://cci.mit.edu/klein/news-2/">News</a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><td align=center><a href="https://cci.mit.edu/klein/research/">Research</a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><td align=center><a href="https://cci.mit.edu/klein/teaching/"><b>Teaching</b></a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><td align=center><a href="https://cci.mit.edu/klein/engagement/">Engagement</a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><td align=center><a href="https://cci.mit.edu/klein/vita/" >Curriculum Vita</a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><td align=center><a href="https://cci.mit.edu/klein/bio/" >Personal Info</a><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --></table><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><hr /><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><table border=0 cellspacing=5 width=700px><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><tr><td valign=top bgcolor=#33EDFF width=100>Experience<td><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->I have prepared and taught highly-rated <b>full-semester classes</b> at universities in <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->addition to scores of tutorials at businesses and conferences throughout the world. I have <b>advised</b> Masters and PhD students, post-docs and <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->young faculty members at MIT and throughout the world. <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><tr><td valign=top bgcolor=#33EDFF width=100>Philosophy<td><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->My goal as a teacher is to help students <b>find the simple in the complex</b>, so they can have a clear and comprehensive<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->understanding of the goals, techniques and open questions in a given field. I am told that I have a gift for this. <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->I also work hard to engage students in an <b>interactive</b> process, <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->rather than just lecture at them. I make extensive use of <b>novel social computing tools</b> of my own design, such as <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->the <a href=https://cci.mit.edu/klein/deliberatorium.html>Deliberatorium</a>, to augment <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->the learning experience. I also use peer-evaluated <b>class projects</b> <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->to provide students with a simple but complete experience of the research life cycle. I've found that <b>teaching and research are mutually supportive</b>,<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->so I often use my own research and real-world experience to enrich the class materials. As an advisor, I strive to help students find a path <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->that <b>elicits their passion</b> and builds on their strengths. <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->This has I believe helped them be more creative and productive and has led to many long-standing research collaborations.<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><tr><td valign=top bgcolor=#33EDFF width=100>Breadth<td> <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->My diverse research portfolio has given me a deep background, suitable for teaching <i>upper-level</i> classes in <b>artificial intelligence, social computing, multi-agent systems, knowledge management, and business process engineering</b>. <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->Perhaps my most unique contribution as <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->a teacher is developing, over the last decade, a <b>full semester class on social computing</b>, a comprehensive, well-organized, <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->multi-disciplinary overview of the goals, insights, challenges, techniques and possible future directions for this very important emerging field. <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><p><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->I am, in addition, an active developer with substantial experience with languages including Java, Javascript, Common Lisp, <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->prolog, python, matlab and others, and with web-based and machine learning systems. This, along with my PhD in <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->artificial intelligence, means that I would feel comfortable teaching a <b>wide range of introductory computer and information systems courses</b> including data structures and algorithms, web and other programming, databases, artificial intelligence, and so on.<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><tr><td valign=top bgcolor=#33EDFF width=100>Diversity<td><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->I view diversity as a <b>source of joy and value</b> and actively seek it out for myself and others. I've travelled extensively, <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->and have taught, advised, and collaborated with students, researchers, faculty and others from North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. I speak four languages (English French Spanish and Japanese) and have taught graduate <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->level classes in Japanese. Through these experiences, I have learned to be very <b>mindful of differing cultural preferences</b> e.g. <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->in terms of being assertive in public, handling conflicts implicitly or openly, and so on, and have developed approaches for making <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->the best of each context. In more restrained collectivist cultures like Japan, for example, I've used anonymous online in-class polls <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->to foster classroom participation. In more unrestrained cultures such as Brazil's, I often make use of small-group discussion formats <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->such as the "World Café" to engender more discussion by parallelizing it. My wife is the organizer for the annual General Assembly <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->for the Unitarian Universal Association (a liberal religious denomination) and through her I have learned much about understanding <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->and respecting cultural sensitivities along religious, political, gender identity, sexual orientation, and racial lines. I look <!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->forward to whatever further opportunities I get to teach or collaborate with people with diverse cultures, skills, and perspectives.<!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --></table></body><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --></html>