Paulo Blikstein is an Associate Professor of Education, Technology and Design at Teachers College, Columbia University. An engineer by training, Blikstein holds a PhD in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University and an MSc from the MIT Media Lab, and was on the faculty at the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University from 2008–2018. His research focuses on how new technologies can deeply transform the learning of science, computer science, and engineering, and focuses on the applications of data mining and AI for learning. Blikstein created, in 2010, the first research-based program to bring makerspaces to schools, the FabLearn Project, which is now present in 22 countries. Blikstein also founded and directed the Stanford Lemann Center for Brazilian Education, a 10-year initiative to transform public education in Brazil. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Early Career Award and the AERA Jan Hawkins Early Career Award, Blikstein has published widely in journals such as the Journal of the Learning Sciences, Nature Biotech, the Journal of Engineering Education, and the Journal of Learning Analytics. He holds two patents for the development of Google Bloks, a tangible programming toolkit for preschool children, developed in collaboration with Google Creative Labs.