Harold (Hal) Abelson is the Class of 1922 Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and a Fellow of the IEEE. Abelson leads the development of MIT App Inventor, a major focus of the MIT Center for Mobile Learning. App Inventor, originally started by Abelson when he was a visiting faculty member at Google Research, is a Web-based development system aimed at making it easy for young students—or anyone—to create their own mobile applications.

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