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September 17 2014
Diane Litman's paper selected as the ISCA best paper (2011-2013)

ISP faculty, Diane Litman's joint work with Katherine Forbes-Riley has been awarded the ISCA Best Paper Published in Speech Communication (2011-2013). The paper was selected by the Speech Communication editorial board under the coordination of Bernd Möbius, Editor-in-Chief and can be found under the following title:

Forbes-Riley, K. and Litman, D. Benefits and challenges of real-time uncertainty detection and adaptation in a spoken dialogue computer tutor. Speech Communication, vol 53, issue 9, pages 1115-1136, 2011

August 27 2014
Inaugural edition of the ISP's yearly newsletter

The first edition of our yearly newsletter is here. It has updates on ISP's research, people, activities, and accomplishments during the past year. Click here to read.

July 07 2014
Yun Huang's paper nominated for best paper award at EDM'14

Our paper on FAST student modeling for Java programming domain was nominated for best paper award at the 7th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2014). You can access the proceedings here.

June 16 2014
ISP at Inteligent Tutoring Systems (ITS '14) Conference

The International conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) is one of the pioneer conferences in the field of tutoring and educational systems. This year, the 12th ITS was held in Oahu, Hawaii. Intelligent Tutoring Systems is one of the major fields of research at ISP and many students, faculty and affiliates participated in ITS 2014.

ISP at ITS'14

Two faculty members, five current students, and eight ISP alumni presented their work at ITS this year.

February 27 2014
Two ISP faculties, Diane Litman and Rosta Farzan, have won Google research awards.

ISP Faculties, Diane Litman and Rosta Farzan, have won Google research awards 2014 for the projects "Peer Review Search & Analytics in MOOCs via Natural Language Processing" and "Hyperlocal online communities as third places" respectively. For more information click here.

November 23 2013
Brusilovsky Honored With Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grants

Peter Brusilovsky Professor at the ISP and iSchool is one of the four University of Pittsburgh faculty members who have been selected for 2013-14 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar grants. Administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is the flagship international educational exchange effort sponsored by the U.S. government.
Brusilovsky is focusing his Fulbright research on creating online learning tools for teaching computer and information sciences. He is working with research teams at three Finnish institutions—Aalto University, Helsinki University, and the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology. He is conducting the first of two Fulbright research sessions through the end of November 2013; the second session will take place from April to June 2014. For more information click here.

September 30 2013
Phillip Walker won the HFES CSTG Best Paper Award

Congratulations to Phillip Walker who just won Best Paper award for the paper "Different Levels of Automation for Human Influence of Robot Swarms" in 2013 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. One more best paper award for a good collection assembled by ISP students at top conferences!

July 14 2013
Mohammad Falakmasir won EDM 2013 Best Student Paper Award

Congratulations to Mohammad Hassan Falakmasir who just won EDM 2013 Best Student Paper award for the paper "A Spectral Learning Approach to Knowledge Tracing"
One more best student paper award for  a good collection assembled by ISP students at top conferences! Paper details here.

June 17 2013
Brusilovsky wins Army Contract to develop social personalized learning architecture

Peter Brusilovsky, Professor at the ISP and iSchool, has been awarded a contract by the United States Army Contracting Command to participate in the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative. Brusilovsky’ s contract, for $623,005 over a three-year period, will support his work on the architecture, algorithms, and interfaces for a Personal Assistant for Learning (PAL), one of the major endeavors undertaken by the ADL Initiative. Through a PAL, the Initiative will provide state of the art education and training -- using technology and innovative learning methodologies -- for workforce members in the Department of Defense and the federal government. Specifically, Brusilovsky will explore the benefits of open social learner modeling and adaptive navigation support to PAL users; he will then develop the infrastructure and algorithms necessary to implement social personalized learning over multiple domains as part of the ADL. This project leverages Brusilovsky’s vast experience in adaptive navigation, personalized learning, e-learning, and visualization tools and interfaces. For more information click here.

June 13 2013
Matthew Stokes is selected to participate in the NHGRI Advances in Genomics Research Summer Program

 Matthew Stokes is recently selected to participate in the NHGRI Advances in Genomics Research Summer Program, which is a fully-funded, week-long program held at the NIH.

 

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