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Nicolas Thiéry

Chief Technical Officer

Nicolas Thiéry joined McGraw Hill Education in August 2013. As Chief Technology Officer of ALEKS, he oversees ALEKS technology operations and management, including all software engineering, programming, IT, systems and network administration. Dr. Thiéry is also a member of the Engineering Leadership Group of McGraw Hill Education’s Digital Product Group.

Prior to joining McGraw Hill Education, Dr. Thiéry was co-founder of ALEKS Corporation and had been the company’s CTO from its inception, in 1999, until it was acquired by McGraw Hill Education in 2013. He was a key member of the team that originally developed ALEKS as a NSF funded project at the University of California, Irvine. He was instrumental in the decision to make ALEKS a web-based software in 1994 and designed the program’s foundational architecture and applications.

Dr. Thiéry holds a Ph.D. degree in Mathematical Behavioral Sciences from the University of California, Irvine, a Diplôme d’Ingénieur (MS degree in Computer Science and Telecommunications Engineering) from L’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne (Telecom Bretagne) in Brest, France, and a Diplôme d’Etudes Avancées en Informatique (MS degree in Computer Science) from the Université de Rennes, France.

Representative Awards/Papers

2004 Codie Award for Best Post Secondary Education Instructional Solution from the Software and Information Industry Association (accepted on behalf of ALEKS Corporation).

Thiéry, N. (2001). Dynamically Adapting Knowledge Spaces. University of California, Irvine. Doctoral Dissertation.

Cosyn, E., & Thiéry, N. (2000). A Practical Procedure to Build a Knowledge Structure. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 44.

Thiéry, N., Cosyn, E., Lauly, D., Yu, L.-J., & Falmagne, J.-C. (1995). Knowledge Space Assessment via the Web. In O’Reilly & Associates, Inc., Poster proceedings of 4th International WWW Conference. Boston, Dec. 11-14.