Professors Leen-Kiat Soh and Steve Cooper have co-founded the Research and Innovation in Computer Education (RICE) Laboratory. Please check us out at

We have just successfully concluded our IDEAS’2016 Workshop at AAMAS, Singapore. IDEAS’2016

Our group has received a new grant from NGA to predict social unrest, with Dr. Deepti Joshi of Citadel, and Dr. Ashok Samal and Dr. Regina Werum here at University of Nebraska. The project name is SURGE. It is a two-year grant.

Our Aida Poem Analysis project has been featured on the 2014-2015 Research at the University report:

We have two papers accepted to SIGCSE’2016!

Flanigan, A., M. Peteranetz, D. F. Shell, and L.-K. Soh (2016). Students’ Initial Course Motivation and Their Achievement and Retention in College CS1 Courses, accepted to SIGCSE’2016, Memphis, TN, March 2-5.

Eck, A., L.-K. Soh, and D. F. Shell (2016). Investigating Differences in Wiki-based Collaborative Activities between Student Engagement Profiles in CS1, accepted to SIGCSE’2016, Memphis, TN, March 2-5.

Our work in computational creativity has just recently been published on Communications of the ACM: Here

Our joint work with Dr. Liz Lorang in intelligent image analysis on archival newspapers on poem identification has been published: Here is the paper

Take a look at Lincoln, NE! A recent ranking of Lincoln, NE as a college town!

Our journal paper “Developing an Image-Based Classifier for Detecting Poetic Content in Historic Newspaper Collections” was accepted to the D-Lib Magazine. This is joint work with Dr. Liz Lorang and students M. Datla and S. Kulwicki.

We have a technical paper accepted to ICER’2015 @ Omaha, NE! “Exploring Changes in Computer Science Students’ Implicit Theories of Intelligence across the Semester”. This is joint work with Dr. Duane Shell, and his students Flanigan and Peteranetz.