Professor Michael J. Jacobson Ph.D.

Founder and CEO
Michael is one of the world's leading experts in research-based edtech and in the fields of the learning and cognitive sciences. He has spent over 20 years in R&D of advanced learning systems enabled by technologies such as 3D intelligent virtual reality systems, 2D computational modeling and visualization systems, and collaborative learning environments. Michael papers have been published in the most prestigious international research edtech journals and conferences. He has given numerous international invited keynote talks, and written two books, including Designs for Learning Environments of the Future: International Perspectives from the Learning Sciences, published by Springer.  He is also a Professor and Chair of Education in the Sydney School of Education of Social Work, an Honorary Associate in the University of Sydney School of Medical Sciences, and Co-Director of the Learning, Cognitive, and Brain Sciences Research Group. His passion is bringing engaging and powerful learning experiences, and effective and surprisingly easier teaching approaches to all schools to transform education globally.

Michael formed Pallas in 2014.