Professor David Gibson, is Curtin University’s Director of Learning Futures, Education Theme Leader of the Curtin Institute for Computation and the UNESCO Chair of Data Science in Higher Education Learning and Teaching. Gibson’s research focuses on leadership and policy studies, games and simulations in education, learning analytics, complex systems analysis and the use of technology to personalize learning via cognitive modeling, design and implementation. He has over 90 publications on these topics. He is the creator of simSchool, a classroom flight simulator for preparing educators, and eFolio an online performance-based assessment system and provides vision and sponsorship for Curtin University’s Global Challenge, a mobile, game-based learning platform. He received his doctorate from the University of Vermont in 1999 with a study of complex systems modeling of educational change.