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Sagaya passed her oral defence

Congratulations to Sagaya Amalathas, who successfully passed her PhD oral exam today!

ICTG at ITS2012 in Greece

This year, ITS 2012 took a place in Chania, Greece from 14th to 18th of June. It was the best time of the year to visit the Crete Island, the most populous of the Greek islands, and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.

Tanja, Amir and Atefeh attended the conference and presented four papers:

Prof. du Boulay to spend semester at UC

We welcome back Prof. Benedict du Boulay, who will be staying the first semester with us as a visiting Erskine Fellow. Prof. du Boulay will also be teaching the COSC420 Intelligent Tutoring Systems course.

Seminar: Supporting Learning Naturally - The Ecological Approach

Gord McCalla presents at CSSEProf. Gord McCalla will be presenting a departmental seminar titled "Supporting Learning Naturally: The Ecological Approach" on 1 April 2011. In this seminar, Gord will outline a philosophy that has led to the development of a framework for supporting learning called the ecological approach that allows a system to naturally evolve and change as the learning context changes. The talk will present past and current experiments in building ecological systems, and will look forward to possible future applications including the creation of a lifelong learning companion.

Christchurch earthquake

A 6.3M (MM VIII, depth 5km) earthquake struck the Christchurch region on 22 February 2011. The earthquake struck the city hard causing multiple fatalities (currently at 155 and increasing) and widespread damage (to buildings and the main infrastructure). Aftershocks are still continuing as rescue teams from NZ and around the world continue to work amidst the rubble. Essential services (including power, water, sewerage) are being slowly restored.

Amali and Sagaya win merit scholarships at ICCE 2010

Amali and Sagaya join other recipients of the merit scholarship at ICCE 2010

Congratulations to Amali Weerasinghe and Sagaya Amalathas who won merit scholarships to present their papers at the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2010) in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The ICCE is a meta-conference (containing six specialist tracks) and is organised by the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.

Seminar: Learning Crew Scheduling Constraints from Historical Schedules

Pramudi Suraweera presents at CSSEDr. Pramudi Suraweera will be presenting a seminar on Learning Crew Scheduling Constraints from Historical Schedules at the University of Canterbury (Erskine building) on Monday 13 December 2010 at 3:10pm.

3 year Post-doc position within the Intelligent Computer Tutoring Group

Applications are invited for a 3-year, fixed-term Post Doctoral Research Fellowship in the Intelligent Computer Tutoring Group within the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. The position is a part of the new project titled "Adaptive computer-based cognitive training for post-stroke rehabilitation", funded by the prestigious Marsden Fund of the Royal Society of New Zealand. The Fellow will be expected to contribute to the project, and enhance the research of the Department. A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science is required, as well as experience in Artificial Intelligence in Education and/or Cognitive Psychology. The candidate should have prior experience and future goals of publishing research. The successful applicant must be able to take up the position by 1 February 2011, or as soon as possible thereafter.

ICTG research team awarded a Marsden Grant

ICTG Marsden 2010 Project TeamTanja Mitrovic is leading a research team in a three-year project starting early next year that will explore adaptive computer-based cognitive training for post-stroke rehabilitation. Tanja has been awarded an $830,000 Marsden research grant for this project. The research team consists of Tanja Mitrovic (ICTG, UC), Stellan Ohlsson (University of Illinois, Chicago), Audrey McKinlay (Psychology, UC), and Moffat Mathews (ICTG, UC).

ICTG paper nominated for best student paper

A paper by Amali Weerasinghe et. al. has been nominated for the best student paper award at the International Conference on Computers in Education 2010 (ICCE 2010).

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