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Our AIR@NE project has completed its summer professional development institute for Cohort 3 of K-8 school teachers in Nebraska. See

Two papers of ours, with former post-doctoral researcher Markeya Peteranetz, and current graduate student Patrick Morrow, have been accepted to SIGCSE’2020, to be presented in March, 2020, in Portland, OR. The paper titles are: “Development and Validation of the Computational Thinking Concepts and Skills Test”, and “A Multi-level Analysis of the Relationship between Instructional Practices […]

Our paper, in collaboration with researchers from Oberlin College (Prof. Adam Eck) and University of Georgia (Prof. Prashant Doshi), has been accepted to AAAI’2020, to be presented in New York, NY, in February. The paper title is: Scalable Decision-Theoretic Planning in Open and Typed Multiagent Systems.

Together with Professor Liz Lorang, and doctoral students Yi Liu and Mike Pack, our team successfully concluded our project with the Library of Congress on investigating machine learning and image processing research to improve digital library.

Together with collaborators Professor Adam Eck (Oberlin College) and Professor Prashant Doshi (Univ. of Georgia), we recently received funding from NSF IIS Robust Intelligence program to do Multiagent Systems research in decentralized planning in complex and open environments.

With Co-PIs Wendy Smith, Gwen Nugent, Guy Trainin, and Kent Steen, last year we received funding from NSF’s CSforAll RPP program for our project to adapt, implement, and research K-12 CS education in the state of Nebraska (the AIR@NE project). Recently, we successfully concluded two summer courses, with a cohort of 28 teachers!

Congratulations to Krishna Venkata and Sudeep Basnet for having successfully defended their M.S. theses!

Together with collaborators Deepti Joshi, Ashok Samal, Regina Werum, and Mike Hayes, we have received new funding from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to expand our work on anticipating social unrest!

We recently received new funding from the Library of Congress to continue to work on our intelligent analysis of historical documents. Ph.D. students Yi Liu and Mike Pack are now in Washington, D.C. to work with the Library of Congress. They will be there for six weeks.

The RICE Lab recently presented two technical papers at SIGCSE’2019, presented a poster at RESPECT’2019, presented a poster at the CSforAll RPP session at SIGSCE’2019, organized a successful workshop on computational creativity at SIGCSE’2019, and presented the IC2Think project at the NSF Showcase at the conference.