Christopher K. Riesbeck

Christopher K. Riesbeck

Christopher Riesbeck

Associate Professor, Learning Sciences
Associate Professor , Computer Science
1890 Maple
Evanston, IL 60201-3159
Phone: (847) 491-7279
Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center
Room 3-315
Sheridan Road, south of Technological Institute
Evanston, IL 60208-0001
Phone: (847) 491-3500


Chris Riesbeck is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Northwestern University. He received his PhD in computer science from Stanford University in 1974. His dissertation was on natural language understanding. He has been a visiting scholar at the Institute for the Study of Semantics and Cognition in Switzerland and at the Center for Human Information Processing at the University of California in San Diego, and was a research scientist in computer science at Yale University for 15 years.

He does research on case-based reasoning, memory-based language understanding, and intelligent interfaces for knowledge acquisition and teaching.



Year Degree Institution
1974 PhD Stanford University

Research Interests

Natural-language understanding, case-based reasoning, authorable learning-by-doing environments, critiquing tools for education.