Paper accepted to Educational Technology and Society

March 31, 2010- The following paper is accepted for publication in Educational Technology and Society: Swaroop S. Vattam, Ashok K. Goel, Spencer Rugaber, Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver, Rebecca Jordan, Steven Gray & Suparna Sinha. Understanding Complex Natural Systems by Articulating Structure-Behavior-Function Models. Accepted for Educational Technology & Society, Special Issue on…

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Papers accepted to Design Theory and Methods

March 27, 2010- The following two papers are accepted for presentation to the 2010 ASME Conference on Design Theory and Methods to be held in Montreal, Canada in August 2010. Michael Helms, Swaroop Vattam & Ashok Goel. The Effects of Functional Modeling on Understanding Complex Biological Systems. To appear in…

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Misc. May 2010 News

May 2010- Swaroop Vattam successfully defends his thesis proposal entitled “Mediated Analogy: From Practice to Theory to Technology.” His thesis committee includes Professors Janet Kolodner, Mary Lou Maher, Nancy Nersessian and Jeannette Yen. Maithilee Kunda presents the paper “Can the Raven’s Progressive Matrices Intelligence Test Be Solved by Thinking in…

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Papers accepted to CogSci 2010

The following two papers have been accepted for publication in Proc. 2010 Cognitive Science Conference: Ashok K. Goel, Swaroop S. Vattam, Spencer Rugaber, David Joyner, Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver, Rebecca Jordan, Sameer Honwad, Steven Gray, Suparna Sinha. Functional and Causal Abstractions of Complex Systems. To appear in Proc. 32nd Annual Meeting…

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Paper accepted to ICLS

January 30, 2010- The following paper has been accepted for presentation to the 2010 ICLS conference in Chicago, June 2010: Suparna Sinha, Steven Gray, Cindy Hmelo-Silver, Rebecca Jordan, Sameer Honwad, Catherine Eberbach, Spencer Rugaber, Swaroop Vattam & Ashok Goel. Appropriating Conceptual Representations: A Case of Transfer in a Middle School…

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Vattam, Helms, and Goel attend Creativity and Cognition

October 27-30, 2009- Swaroop Vattam, Michael Helms & Ashok Goel participate in the Seventh ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition, Berkeley, California. Swaroop presents the paper “Nature of Creative Analogies in Biologically Inspired Innovative Design” to the conference. Ashok Goel hosts a GVU reception for the conference participants and it…

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Jones accepted postdoctoral position at Maryland

September 2009- Joshua Jones takes a postdoctoral position at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. AT UMBC, Josh will work with Marie des Jardins and Tim Oates. Way to go, Josh! We will miss you but are happy for you. The paper “A Computational Model of Visual Analogies in Design. Journal…

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BID paper accepted to Creativity and Cognition

June, 2009- Swaroop Vattam, Michael Helms & Ashok Goel’s paper “Nature of Creative Analogies in Biologically Inspired Innovative Design,” has been accepted for presentation at the Seventh ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition, Berkeley, California, October 2009.

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Paper published in AI in Engineering Design Journal

February 2009- The paper “Structure, Behavior & Function of Complex Systems: The SBF Modeling Language,” coauthored by Ashok Goel, Spencer Rugaber & Swaroop Vattam is published in the International Journal of AI in Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing (Special Issue on Developing and Using Engineering Ontologies, 23: 23-35, 2009.)

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