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Congratulation ISP Alumni Matthias Grabmair

Congratulations to ISP Alumni Matthias Grabmair for joining Language Technology Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Matthias Grabmair ('2016) is listed in new faculty profiles for fall 2017. Click to know more >>  

NSF Grants by ISP Faculty

ISP Faculty Dr. Rebecca Hwa along with ISP Director, Dr. Diane Litman and School of Education Professor Dr. Amanda Godley, has been awarded an NSF grant for the project titled: "Development of Human Language Technologies to Improve Disciplinary Writing and Learning through Self-Regulated Revising"

Read more on NSF website


ISP Faculty Dr. Adriana Kovashka and Dr. Rebecca Hwa , has been awarded an NSF grant for the project titled: "RI: Small: Modeling Vividness and Symbolism for Decoding Visual Rhetoric"

Read more on NSF website

ISP Paws Lab received the Best Student Award


PAWS lab paper "Fine-Grained Open Learner Models: Complexity Versus Support" lead by Julio Guerra just received James Chen Best Student Paper Award at UMAP 2017 conference in Bratislava. [ Link ]  The paper was advised by two ISP faculty Dr. Peter Brusilovsky and Dr. Christian Schunn.

James Chen Best Student Paper Awards is the most respected Best Student Paper award in the field of user modeling and personalization. The award is given for a full conference paper for which the first (and primary) author is a student. The University of Pittsburgh is the clear leader in producing James Chen Award winners as can be seen in the link

Former ISP students Rosta Farzan and Min Chi also received this award in the past.  Dr. Rosta Farzan also received this award twice as a student in 2006 and 2009 and once again as an advisor of a winning student in 2011.
ISP Alumni - Steve Casner's book reviewed on Bookshelf @WSJ by Edward Kosner

ISP Alumni Steve Casner featured in the current issue of "Psychology Today" for his book "Careful"

Do cell phones distract? Know more about it in the book "Careful: A User’s Guide to Our Injury-Prone Minds"  by ISP Alumni Steve Casner.

There is an exclusive 2-page story published in the current issue of Psychology Today.

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