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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!

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.

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.

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.


Yuriy Sverchkov and Phillip Walker awarded the Andrew Mellon Fellowship

Two ISP graduate students, Yuriy Sverchkov and Phillip Walker, were awarded the Andrew Mellon Pre-doctoral Fellowship for the 2013-2014 academic year.  This is a very competitive fellowship. Congratulations to Yuriy and Phillip!

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