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Our new Aida project website can be found at: http://projectaida.org

This upcoming semester, our research lab will have the following students: On the Poem/Aida project: Yi Liu, Chulwoo (Mike) Pack; On the Computational Creativity IC2THink project: Vinay Singh and LD Miller (Post-doc); On the Food for Health project: Robert (Casey) Lafferty; On the SURGE project: Sudeep Basnet; On the Ad Hoc project: Elliot Sandfort. Let’s have a productive year!

Congratulations to Bin Chen and Pooja Ahuja, for having successfully defended their M.S. Thesis, in June and July, respectively!

Professor Leen-Kiat Soh and his collaborator Professor Liz Lorang are part of a large multi-national team that recently received funding for their work in digital humanities: Oceanic Exchange (OcEx), funded by multiple governments.

Professor Leen-Kiat Soh will become a Faculty Affiliate for the Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior at the University of Nebraska.

Our Computational Creativity Exercises team has just gotten a manuscript accepted to IEEE Transactions on Education: Computational Creativity Exercises: An Avenue for Promoting Learning in Computer Science.

Working with Dr. Jeff Stevens of the Adaptive Decision Making Lab (http://decisionslab.unl.edu), we have recently received funding from the NSF Decision, Risk, and Management Science (DRMS) program for “Similarity as a Process Model of Intertemporal Choice”.

Our paper in SIGCSE’2017 has been selected as one of the CS education research exemplary papers. Shell, D., L.-K. Soh, A. E. Flanigan, M. Peteranetz, and E. Ingraham (to appear). “Improving Students’ Learning and Achievement in CS Classrooms through Computational Creativity Exercises that Integrate Computational and Creative Thinking”

Professor Leen-Kiat Soh has been selected for the inaugural group of fellows for the Teaching Academy of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska. See news1 and new2.

Professor Leen-Kiat Soh helped co-found the CodeLNK group to promote K-12 CS education and outreach here in the city of Lincoln, NE. http://codelnk.org. The group has just had a successful event drawing almost 500 participants during the CS Education Week.