January 2011- Professor Cindy Hmelo-Silver presents a join Rutgers-Georgia Tech paper on “Foregrounding Behaviors and Functions to Promote Ecosystem Understanding” to the Ninth Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu.
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 Creative Design; to appear in print fall 2010.
Sinha presents in Chicago
June 2010- Suparna Sinha presents a joint Rutgers-Georgia Tech paper “Appropriating Conceptual Representations: A Case of Transfer in a Middle School Science Teacher” to the Ninth International Conference of the Learning Sciences in Chicago.
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 of the Cogntive Science Society, Portland, August 2010.
Maithilee Kunda, Keith McGreggor & Ashok Goel. Taking a Look (Literally!) at the Raven’s Intelligence Test: Two Visual Solution Strategies. To appear in Proc. 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cogntive Science Society, Portland, August 2010.
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 Science Teacher. To appear in Proc. Ninth International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Chicago, June 28-29, 2010.
DILab advertises for two postdoc positions
July 2009- Design & Intelligence Laboratory advertises two postdoctoral research scientists positions. One position is in AI Game Playing and Software Agents (the GAIA project) and the other is in AI, Learning Sciences and Educational Technology (the ACT project).
DILab wins IES grant
June, 2009- DILAB wins major grant from IES! The US Dept. of Education’s Institute for Education Science has awarded a three-year grant entitled “Systems and Cycles: Using Structure-Behavior-Function Thinking as a Conceptual Tool for Understanding Complex Natural Systems in Middle School Science.” This is an inter-disciplinary, inter-university project involving the Graduate School of Education and the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University and the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Paper presented at AERA
April 2009- The paper “Modeling Practices as a Function of Task Structure,” coauthored by Rebecca Jordan, Cindy Hmelo-Silver, Steven Gray, Ashok Goel & Spencer Rugaber was presented to the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, California, April 2009.
Goel presents at NSF REESE PI Workshop
February 17-19, 2009- Ashok Goel presented DILab’s work learning functional models of complex systems to the NSF REESE PI Workshop in Washington, DC. See the ACT project for more details.