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In March 2021, Colin Maly completed his Senior Thesis: Evaluating a New Software Engineering Program: Performance and Confidence of Majors. His work is part of Professor Soh’s research in the RICE Lab.

Congratulations to Anup Adhikari. He has successfully defended his MS Thesis in November 2021: Agent-Based Modeling of Spread of Social Unrest based on Infectious Disease Spread Model

Professor Soh and his colleagues recently have a paper accepted to ACM Transactions on Computing Education: Flanigan, A., M., Peteranetz, D. Shell, and L.-K. Soh (to appear). Shifting Beliefs in Computer Science, accepted to ACM Transactions on Computing Education.

Mike Pack recently published a paper of a project related to his doctoral dissertation: Pack, C., L.-K. Soh, and E. Lorang (2022). Visual Domain Knowledge-Based Multimodal Zoning for Textual Region Localization in Noisy Historical Document Images, Journal of Electronic Imaging30(6),

Welcome, Bala Duggirala and Kendric Thompson, to the IAMAS Lab. Bala has joined our Open/OASYS project while Kendrick has joined our SURGE project.

Professor Leen-Kiat Soh and his collaborators recently have a journal paper accepted to the ACM Transactions on Computing Education “Shifting Beliefs in Computer Science”.

Congratulations to Yi Liu for having one of this papers accepted to the Journal of Electronic Imaging.

Professor Leen-Kiat Soh is a program co-chair for SIGCSE Technical Symposium 2022, to be held in Providence, Rhode Island, US. Please check out the conference website at:

Professor Leen-Kiat Soh recently presented a poster, on behalf of his AIR@NE team, at ASEE’2021, as part of an NSF-organized session. Soh, L.-K., G. Nugent, W. Smith, G. Trainin, J. Sutton, and K. Steen (2021).  A Comprehensive Professional Development Program for K-8 Teachers to Teach Computer Science, Proceedings of the 2021 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, virtual, July 26-29.

Our team is publishing two papers at FIE’2021, one with collaborators Colin Maly and Suzette Person on software engineering education, one with collaborators at AIR@NE on K-8 teacher professional development to teach CS.

  1. Maly, C., S. Person, and L.-K. Soh (2021).  Integrating Software Engineering Concepts with Coding Fundamentals: A New Approach to Software Engineering Education, Proceedings of the 2021 Frontiers in Education (FIE’2021), Lincoln, NE, USA, October 13-16.
  2. Morrow, P., L.-K. Soh, G. Nugent, W. Smith, G. Trainin, and K. Steen (2021).  SWOT Analysis of Two Different Designs of Summer Professional Development Institutes for K-8 CS Teachers, Proceedings of the 2021 Frontiers in Education (FIE’2021), Lincoln, NE, USA, October 13-16.