Vincent Aleven is an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Human–Computer Interaction Institute,.Aleven was named a top author in Computer Education by Microsoft. He is also a co-founder of Carnegie Learning, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based company that markets Cognitive Tutor™ math courses that include intelligent tutoring software.His research focuses on intelligent tutoring systems and educational games. His group developed Cognitive Tutor Authoring Tools (CTAT) which allows to create intelligent tutoring systems without programming. Aleven is the founder of Mathtutor,a free website for middle-school math intelligent tutoring systems. Aleven's group has been awarded several best paper awards, including a best paper award at EDM2013, a best student paper award at AIED2009, and the cognition and student learning prize at the Cognitive Science conference 2008. Aleven has mentored many prestigious postdocs and PhD students, including Amy Ogan, Ryan S. Baker, Matthew Easterday, Martina Rau, and Ido Roll.