This project builds on models of computational creativity to develop a curiosity-driven cognitive systems approach to personalize a learning trajectory will increase curiosity as well as the learners’ intrinsic motivation and knowledge retention.Community-driven Citizen Science Projects
New funding for an expanded version NatureNet by the NSF Advances in Informal Science Learning Program.The Connected Learner
This project studies the impact of active learning, professional learning, and learning for a purpose in diverse populations in CS education: funded by the NSF Revolutionizing Engineering Education Program.Quick Links
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Professor in the Department of Software and Information Systems, College of Computing and Informatics, UNC Charlotte: The Department of Software and Information Systems (SIS) is best known for its teaching and research in intelligent systems, human centered design, and cyber security. The Department has 20 faculty, 55 PhD students, 200 MS students, and 330 undergraduate students. SIS contributes significantly to regional and international efforts in Cybersecurity, Data Science, and CS Education research.
Director of the Center for Education Innovation, College of Computing and Informatics, UNC Charlotte: The Center for Education Innovation (CEI) was established in 2013 to focus and encourage innovation in CS education. The CEI has over 20 externally funded projects in flipped classroom education, lightweight teams, innovative digital technologies for education, and service learning. The CEI places an emphasis on CS education methods that develop T-shaped computing professionals and researchers.
Co-Director in the HCI Lab, Department of Software and Information Systems, College of Computing and Informatics, UNC Charlotte: The HCI Lab at UNC Charlotte focuses on creativity, ubiquitous computing, novel interaction technologies, recommender systems, interaction with big data, and usable security. The HCI Lab has 5 faculty, 4-6 undergraduate researchers, 1-3 MS researchers, 12-15 PhD students, and a Research Professor.