Seiji Isotani is an Educational Technologist, Scientist and Innovator. He holds the positions of Associate Professor of Computer Science and Co-Director of the Applied Computing in Education Laboratory at the University of São Paulo. He is also the co-founder of two startup companies that have won several innovation awards in the field of education and semantic technology.  His main research topics are: Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS), Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Ontologies and Semantic Web, Dynamic/Interactive Geometry, and technology-enhanced learning.  

Isotani’s research group focuses on understanding how computational technologies can be designed and improved to create smart learning environments that help students to achieve robust learning

Academic Positions

  • Present2014

    Associate Professor

    University of São Paulo, Brazil

  • 20142011

    Assistant Professor

    University of São Paulo, Brazil

  • 20112009

    Research Fellow

    Carnegie Mellon University, USA

  • 20092006

    Research Assistant

    Osaka University, Japan

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2009

    Ph.D. in Information Engineering

    Osaka University, Japan

  • M.Sc. 2005

    M.Sc. in Computer Science

    University of São Paulo, Brazil

  • B.Sc. 2002

    Bachelor in Computer Science

    University of São Paulo, Brazil

Honors and Awards

  • 2014
    IEEE Senior Member
  • 2013
    Excellence in Teaching Award, University of São Paulo
  • 2013
    Santander Science and Innovation Award, Santander Banking Group
  • 2008
    IEEE Computer Society Award for Academic Excellence
  • 2007
    2nd Place Award in the ACM Student Research Competition at SIGCSE