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Welcome to the new semester! Graduate Students: LD, Adam, Hari, Anish, Shilpa, Doug, Bin; Undergraduate Students: Greg, Xi, Maanas, Spencer!  We have active projects: the Survey Informatics project funded by NSF CRN, the IDEASPERE project funded by NSF SaTC, the Ad Hoc Team Formation project, the Spectral Metadata Project, and the new NSF IUSE project on computational creativity.  Let’s have a productive year.

We have a new grant to continue work on computational creativity!  From the NSF IUSE program.

Another modeling paper based on our multiagent Computational ULM framework at ICCI*CC’2014: Shell, D. F., L.-K. Soh, and V. Chiriacescu (2014).  Modeling Self-Efficacy with the Computational Unified Learning Model, in Proceedings of the 13th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing (ICCI*CC14), London, UK, August 18-20, 2014, pp. 117-125.

Our collaborative work with Dr. Dasgupta of UNO is published! Jumadinova*, J., R. Dasgupta, and L.-K. Soh (2014).  Strategic Capability-Learning for Improved Multi-Agent Collaboration in Ad-Hoc Environments, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics-Part A, 44(8):1003-1014

Adam Eck built a simulation system for multiagent systems, and here it is!  Eck, A. and L.-K. Soh (2013).  MineralMiner: An Active Sensing Simulation Environment, Multiagent and Grid Systems, 9:197-226.

Adam Eck and I were at Paris, France to present our work at AAMAS’2014: Eck, A. and L.-K. Soh (2014). Online Heuristic Planning for Highly Uncertain Domains, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS’2014), Paris, France, May 5-9, 2014, pp. 741-748.

The paper and presentation was well received!

Yes! We presented at SIGCSE’2014 about our IC2Think work: Miller, L. D., L.-K. Soh, V. Chiriacescu, E. Ingraham, D. F. Shell, and M. Patterson Hazley* (2014). Integrating Computational and Creative Thinking to Improve Learning and Performance in CS1, Proceedings of the 45th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE’2014), March 5-8, Atlanta, GA, pp. 475-480.

Our multiagent framework for computational Unified Learning Model was very well received at ICCI*CC’2013 in New York:  Chiriacescu, V., L.-K. Soh, and D. F. Shell (2013). Understanding Human learning Using a Multiagent Simulation of the Unified Learning Model, in Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Cognitive Informatics & Cognitive Computing, July 16-18, Fordham University, NY, pp. 143-152.

Our work with Chad Brassil of School of Biological Sciences is published at CSCL’2013!  Eck, A., L.-K. Soh, and C. Brassil (2013). Supporting Active Wiki-based Collaboration. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL’13), Madison, Wisconsin, June 15-19, 2013, pp. 176-183.

We are hard at work.  Check out our IC2Think Project at http://cse.unl.edu/agents/ic2think/.