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ALEKS Corporation is the leader in the creation of web-based artificially intelligent educational software. ALEKS assessment and learning technologies were originally developed by a team of cognitive scientists and software engineers at the University of California, Irvine, with major funding from the National Science Foundation. ALEKS is founded on a field of ground-breaking research in mathematical cognitive science and applied mathematics known as Knowledge Space Theory. Through adaptive questioning, ALEKS accurately assesses a student's knowledge state, and then delivers targeted instruction on the exact topics a student is most ready to learn. ALEKS has been used by millions of students in more than 100 academic subjects ranging from elementary school mathematics to Precalculus at thousands of schools and other educational institutions throughout the world.
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ALEKS Corporation's mission is to assist educators and learners in dramatically improving learning outcomes through the delivery of superior and artificially intelligent assessment and learning course products.
ALEKS Corporation is headquartered in Irvine, California and is a Delaware corporation formed in November 1996 by Jean-Claude Falmagne, the Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors, Nicolas Thiéry, the Company's Chief Technology Officer, Eric Cosyn, the Company's Director of Applied Research, and their fellow researchers. Dr. Falmagne is Professor Emeritus of Cognitive Sciences at UCI. He is an internationally recognized researcher in the Cognitive Sciences and Applied Mathematics, and one of the two developers of Knowledge Space Theory. In 1993, Dr. Falmagne assembled a team of software engineers, mathematicians, and cognitive scientists at UCI, including Drs. Thiéry and Cosyn. Dr. Falmagne's team created the core of the ALEKS interactive software and system for portions of the Arithmetic and Algebra curricula. In May 1997, ALEKS Corporation and the University of California entered into an exclusive worldwide license.
All key members of the original team that are responsible for the creation of ALEKS at UCI are shareholders and officers of ALEKS Corporation. During April 1998, R. G. Wilmot (Wil) Lampros began working with ALEKS, and was appointed President in January 1999. The Company began normal business operations on August 2, 1999, making ALEKS available in the two-year college market in the United States for Arithmetic (Basic Math) and Algebra 1 (Beginning Algebra). Since then, the Company has continued to enhance and expand the ALEKS software and system, and has substantially increased its product offerings to include numerous courses for both K-12 and Higher Education.
ALEKS currently has over 150 employees including content writers, editorial and production staff, software engineers, computer programmers, mathematicians, mathematical cognitive scientists, Research and Development (R&D) professionals, business professionals and support staff. In addition, the Company employs professional academics on a consulting basis to assist in writing and reviewing ALEKS content in various disciplines.
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