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.
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 Proc. 2010 ASME Conference on Design Theory and Methods, Montreal, Canada, August 2010.
Swaroop Vattam, Michael Helms & Ashok Goel. Biologically Inspired Design: A Macrocognitive Account. To appear in Proc. 2010 ASME Conference on Design Theory and Methods, Montreal, Canada, August 2010.
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 Pictures?” to IMFAR-2010 in Philadelphia.
Joshua Jones graduates with a Ph.D. in Computer Science! Congratulations Josh!
Josh is now a postdoctoral research scientist with Marie des Jardins and Tim Oates at University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Adity Dokania, Shantanu Gupta, Rohan Tewari, Bryan Wiltgen and Deepak Zambre graduate with a M.S. in Computer Science! Congratulations all!
Adity is joining The MathWorks in Boston, Deepak is joining Microsoft in Seattle, and Bryan is joining the Ph.D. program at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
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.
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.
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 is fun time!
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 of Cognitive Systems Research,” coauthored by Jim Davies, Ashok Goel & Nancy Nersessian is published in the Journal of Cognitive Systems Research. (Special Issue on Analogies – Integrating Cognitive Abilities, 10:204-215.)
The paper “Biologically Inspired Design: Products and Processes,” coauthored by Michael Helms, Swaroop S. Vattam & Ashok K. Goel is published in the journal Design Studies (30(5):606-622).
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.
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.)