Neil Heffernan is a computer science professor at WPI. He developed ASSISTments, a web-based learning platform with his wife Cristina Heffernan.







Dr. Heffernan is currently recruiting students for IQP and MQP projects. Please read about these projects to learn more and see if this is a fit for you!




One of the Nation's Most Proven Educational Technologies

Dr. Heffernan and his wife Cristina Heffernan founded the ASSISTments platform in 2003.

Today, the platform assists thousands of students across the country improve their math scores. To learn more, visit the ASSISTments website

What is ASSISTments?

In addition to his AI research and work with the ASSISTments Foundation, Dr. Heffernan teaches several undergraduate and graduate courses at WPI:

  • Artificial Intelligence for Adaptive Educational Technology (CS 568). (Teaching now)
  • User Modeling, which focuses on educational data mining (CS 565).
  • Special Topics: Online Education (CS 525).
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (CS 4341). Will teach in August 2019.