Cardoso Leite

I’m a cognitive scientist studying and designing digital technologies to improve human learning.

Since 2017, I am an FNR ATTRACT fellow and Associate Professor in Digital Learning at the University of Luxembourg where I lead the xCIT research group (experimental cognitive information technologies;

My research is interdisciplinary—combining psychology, game design, computer science and machine learning—and focuses on creating and exploiting digital technologies, such as video games, to assess and improve human cognitive abilities. In 2018 we released our first game,, a personalized learning video game designed to help young children hone their counting skills. Various other projects are currently under construction.

I studied psychology and cognitive sciences, earned a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Paris Descartes and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig (Germany) and at the University of Geneva (Switzerland).

Research interests
Digital Learning
Machine Learning
Video Games
Game-based Learning
Personalized Learning