Dr. Orrin Murray is the Director of Technology and R&D for UChicago Impact. Working across a portfolio of tools, he serves as the primary link between researchers, domain experts and technology experts. Drawing on his computer industry experiences and learning sciences training, at UChicago Impact, Dr. Murray has developed and launched innovative data visualizations applications. His current interests push into the contemplative practices and social/emotional learning in education arenas and in the application of cognitive computing/machine learning to address teaching and learning challenges. Prior to UChicago Impact, Murray held a joint faculty appointment in Curriculum and Instruction and Learning, Design and Technology at Penn State. He has graduate degrees from the University of Michigan (PhD and AM), the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia (MBA), and a BA from Williams College.