Maithilee Kunda and Swaroop Vattam have both had papers accepted for poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, which will take place in Berlin, Germany, this summer. Congrats!
Professor Li Shu from University of Toronto visited DILab. She gave a talk entitled “Biological analogies and environmental lead-user insights as sources of ideas for conceptual design,” and engaged in a productive discussion on the use of natural language processing in biologically inspired design.
At the Georgia Tech Research & Innovation Conference (a.k.a., GTRIC), Bryan Wiltgen presented a poster that he co-authored with Dr. Ashok K. Goel. The poster was titled “Towards an Artificial Teammate: Understanding Team Interactions in Biologically Inspired Design”.
Gongbo Zhang, a Master’s student in Computer Science, has joined DILab. He will work on the Biologically Inspired Design project. Welcome, Gongbo!
Keith McGreggor gave an invited talk at the Lean Launchpad Educators Program for the NCIIA at UC-Berkeley. The Lean LaunchPad, taught at Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia, Caltech
Keith McGreggor kicked off the sixth I-Corps cohort for the NSF in Arlington, VA.
The Biologically Inspired Design undergraduate research team competed in Round 1 of the Georgia Tech Inventure Prize Competition. The competition is a faculty-led innovation competition for undergraduate students at Georgia Tech. Team members Nahla Osman, Marika Shahid, and Cherish Weiler presented a poster detailing their work on a fog and…
David Joyner presented a poster at the Georgia Tech Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Expo. David’s poster described his research on metacognitive tutoring in an interactive learning environment for supporting scientific modeling and inquiry in middle school science.
Maithilee Kunda successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation entitled “Visual Problem Solving in Autism, Psychometrics, and AI: The Case of the Raven’s Progressive Matrices Intelligence Test.” Her dissertation committee consisted of Professors Gregory Abowd, Ashok Goel (Chair), Nancy Nersessian, Eric Schumacher, Brian Scassellati and Isabelle Soulieres. (Congratulations Maithilee!)
Marshall Gillson graduated with a MS in CS. Marshall worked on the Meta-Thinking project at DILab. In particular, he helped extend an interactive game environment called GAIA in which game playing agents use meta-reasoning to adapt themselves to new rules. He will join Google in Boston. (Congratulations Marshall! Way to…