Professor Soh received two recent grants on Teacher Preparation:

1.  With PI Amanda Thomas of UNL, Soh as Co-PI received the NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, “NebraskaSTEM: Supporting Elementary Rural Teacher Leadership”.

2.  With PI Guy Trainin of UNL, Soh as Co-PI received the Google’s CS Teachers Professioanl Development grant, “Computer Science in Rural Nebraska”.

These are new efforts that Professor Soh has undertaken towards CS education, focusing on teacher preparation.

The special issue on Computing in Engineering edited by Professor Leen-Kiat Soh is now available at IEEE Transactions on Education, volume 61, issue no. 3

We have recently published the following journal papers:

Soh, L.-K., and S. Cooper (2018).  Guest Editorial Special Issue on Computing in Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Education, 61(3):165-166.

Peteranetz, M. S., A. E. Flanigan, D. F. Shell, and L.-K. Soh (2018). Helping Engineering Students Learn in Introductory Computer Science (CS1) Using Computational Creativity Exercises (CCEs), IEEE Transactions on Education, 61(3):195-203. Special Issue on Computing in Engineering.

Foruzan, E., L.-K. Soh, and S. Asgarpoor (to appear).  Reinforcement Learning Approach for Optimal Distributed Energy Management in a Microgrid, accepted to IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.

Peteranetz, M., A. Flanigan, D. F. Shell, and L.-K. Soh (2018). Career Aspirations, Perceived Instrumentality, and Achievement in Undergraduate Computer Science, Contemporary Educational Psychology, 53:27-44.

Stevens, J. R., and L.-K. Soh (2018).  Predicting Similarity Judgments in Intertemporal Choice with Machine Learning, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 25:627-635.

Our paper on implicit intelligence beliefs of computer science students, published in Contemporary Educational Psychology, is on the Top 10 most accessed papers for the year of 2017!

M.S. student Nancy Pham and undergraduate student Cale Harms have joined our research group!

Congratulations to Yi Liu! Our paper on his work has been accepted to IAAI’2018!

Our new Aida project website can be found at:

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.