Nicholas Dronen

I am a computer science Ph.D. candidate working on applications of neural networks to automated essay scoring. By day I am a research scientist at Pearson Knowledge Technologies, where I investigate and develop methods for assessing human writing.

Research Interests

My academic and industry work combines diverse techniques from education, natural language processing, and machine learning. The core question I pursue is pedagogical: how do we help students write better using technology? This implies other questions, such as:

Research Areas


Research Groups

LISA Lab, University of Montreal

Computational & Biological Learning Laboratory, New York University

Machine Learning, University of Toronto