W. Lewis Johnson

Dr. Johnson is the Director of the Center for Advanced Research in Technology for Education at the USC / Information Sciences Institute. His interests center on the use of artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction in education and lifelong learning. He leads several projects in this area.

He is also co-principal investigator in the following projects:


Dr. Johnson is a Senior Project Leader at USC / Information Sciences Institute and Research Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southern California (USC). Lewis Johnson received his A.B. degree in Linguistics in 1978 from Princeton University, and his Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Yale University in 1985. He is secretary and past president of the Artificial Intelligence in Education Society, associate editor of the journal Automated Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, program co-chair First International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, and program co-chair of the Intelligent User Interfaces conference.

When not working with computers, Lewis sings professionally in concert and on stage. He is a member of the American Guild of Musical Artists and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. His wife Kim and he produce and sell 100% Kona Coffee on their coffee farm in Hawaii.

Contact Information

University of Southern California
Information Sciences Institute
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