The LED research group welcomes Batzaya (Zack) Batsaikhan! Zack is a doctoral student in Educational Studies specializing in Learning Technologies. With a rich background in product design, Human-Computer Interaction, and a passion for creating meaningful change, Zack brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our research group.
Zack is originally from Mongolia, and he holds an M.Sc. in Human-Computer Interaction from Iowa State University and a B.I.T in Information Technology from the Mongolian University of Science and Technology. Over the span of a decade, Zack has built and managed numerous successful innovative startups as well as designed and implemented human-centered digital products and services. His interests expand to developing an interdisciplinary approach to tackle complex social problems through design, technology, education, and entrepreneurship.
Zack has been featured in Forbes Mongolia’s 30 Under 30 list, was a Fulbright Scholar, Rumsfeld Fellow, LEAD Mongolia & Bhutan Fellow, and World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers alumnus. During U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Mongolia, Zack led his interview and hosted his visit with other Mongolian young entrepreneurs.
His academic and research interests include entrepreneurship in learning technologies, learner experience design, online learning design and development, applications of emerging technologies in education (AI/AR/VR), and human-computer interaction (HCI/UX/UI/IxD).
When Zack is not working, he enjoys traveling, climbing mountains, taking photographs, and spending time with his family.