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  • Nov. 25, 2014 -- Darina and Christo presented the paper "A Course Gamification Platform Supporting Student Motivation and Engagement" (co-authored by Keith Irwin and Swapna Talasila) at IEEE ICWOAL'14 in Dubai, UAE
  • Nov. 20, 2014 - Congrutalations to Swapna Talasila and Dhatri Piluri who successfully defended their Master project/thesis!
  • Sep. 1, 2014 -- Our IUSE Collaborative Proposal (NSF DUE-1432438) was funded and the project just started!.
  • Aug. 30, 2014 - The new IIS Group site launches.
  • Jul. 08, 2014 -- Christo Dichev presents a paper at the 14th IEEE Int. Conf. on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT’14), in Athens, Greece.
  • Jan. 10, 2014 -- Darina Dicheva is a PC Co-chair of the Track on Applications of Semantic Web technologies for E-Learning at the 4th IEEE Int. Conf. on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT’14), in Athens, Greece.
  • Dec. 18, 2013 -- Darina Dicheva presented a plenary talk at the 3rd IEEE WICT Conf. in Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Nov. 8, 2013 -- Dr. Lilian (Boots) Cassel, Member of the ACM Education Board and PI of the NSF Computing Pathway (Ensemble) visited our group to discuss merging of CS OER Portal with Ensemble.
  • Oct. 15, 2013 -- Welcome to Swapna Talasila who joined us!
  • Sep. 23, 2013 -- Darina Dicheva demonstrated the CS OER Portal at the 17th Int'l Conf. on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL), Malta
  • Aug. 1, 2013 -- Welcome to Michael Okpala who just joined us!
  • Jun. 12, 2013 -- Christo Dichev and Darina Dicheva presented at the NSF Web Science Workshop “Computing in Context” at NC A&T University.
  • May 21, 2013 -- Bria Hall was accepted in the HBCU-UP Summer Program and will be with us this summer again.
  • Feb. 22, 2013 -- Shequi’lla Whitaker, Bria Hall and Richard Propst participated in the Academic and Research Fair during Scholars Day 2013.
  •  Feb. 10, 2013 -- Congratulations to Tiffany Walker who just accepted a job offer with Accenture, Raleigh, NC. Good luck, Tiffany!
  • October 15th, 2012 -- Shequi'lla Whitaker and Richard Propst are again with us this year and we have a new Chancellor's Scholar joining our team - Bria Hall. Welcome Bria!
  • August 15th, 2012 -- Welcome to our new members Dhatri Pulluri and Apryll Monroe!
  • June 12th, 2012 -- Christo Dichev presented the paper "Is It Time to Change the OER Repositories Role?" at ACM/IEEE JCDL 2012, Washington, DC.
  • June 1st, 2012 -- Tiffany Walker joined us for the summer.
  • May 5th, 2012 -- Michael Geda is again with us this summer as a Provost's Scholar. Welcome, Mike!
  • March 3rd, 2012 -- Christo Dichev presented the paper "Open Educational Resources in Computer Science Teaching" at the ACM SIGCSE 2012, Raleigh, NC.
  • October 1st, 2011 -- Our paper "Can Collective Use Help for Searching?" was accepted for the IEEE 2011 Int. Conf. on Cyber-Enabled Distributed Computing and Knowledge Discovery.
  • September 15th, 2011 -- Shequi’lla Whitaker and Richard Propst joined our team. Welcome, guys!.
  • September 1st, 2011 -- Darina Dicheva chairs the 3rd Int'l Conf. on Software, Services & Semantic Technologies - S3T 2012.
  • July 5th, 2011 -- Luel Gonzales joined our team as an undergrad RA.
  • May 15th, 2011 -- Curan Clonch and Michael Geda are our summer 2011' RAs. Welcome!
  • April 14th, 2011 -- Curan Clonch presented at the annual CAS Undergrad Research Forum. Good job, Curan!
  • April 2nd, 2011 -- Dr. Lars Johnsen from the University of Southern Denmark will spend his sabbatical with our group. Welcome Lars!
  • February 8th, 2011 -- Charles Towery joined our group as an undergrad RA.
  • October 1st, 2010 -- Curan Clonch and Jacqual Hicks are our new undergrad RAs.
  • September 8h, 2010 -- Darina Dicheva chairs the 14th Int'l AIMSA Conference.
  • July 25h, 2010 -- SWEL is accepted as a special track at the 24th Int'l FLAIRS Conference.
  • July 10th, 2010 -- Our paper "Finding Resources & Collaborators within Digital Collections" is accepted at the IEEE/ACM Int'l Conference on Web Intelligence (accept. rate for regular papers 16.6%)
  • May 17th, 2010 -- Curan Clonch and John Holland are joining the IIS group as summer research interns. Welcome, guys!
  • April 9th, 2010 -- Mike Moran and Denita Snow presented at the annual CAS Undergrad Research Forum. Good job, guys!
  • March 24th, 2010 -- Rob Drayton is a recipient of the 2010 CAS Top Graduate Student Award. Congratulations, Rob!
  • March 3rd, 2010 -- Darina Dicheva is invited to present a talk in the Computer Science Dept. of UNCG, Greensboro, NC, March, 30, 2010, 9:30am.
  • November 1st, 2009 -- Denita Snow presented at the poster session of the 2009 HBCU-UP National Research Conference, Washington, DC, October 28-October 31, 2009.
  • October 27th, 2009 -- Darina Dicheva chairs the 1st Int'l Conf. on Software, Services and Semantic Technologies (S3T’09), Sofia, Bulgaria, October 28-29, 2009.
  • July 6th, 2009 -- Darina Dicheva co-chaired the Seventh Int'l Workshop on Ontologies and Social Semantic Web for E-Learning, Brighton, UK, July 7, 2009 (together with Riichiro Mizuguchi, Osaka University, Japan, and Niels Pinkwart, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany).
  • June 1st, 2009 -- Darina Dicheva is a Conference Workshop Chair of the 14th Int’l Conf. on Artificial Intelligence in Education – AIED’09, Brighton, UK, July 6-10, 2009 (together with Scotty Craig, University of Memphis).
  • May 19, 2009 -- Denita Snow, Tadeshia Thompson, and Erica Jackson are with us as interns supported by the 2009 Summer Undergrad Research Experience STEM Program. WELCOME guys!!!.
  • April 24, 2009 -- Denita Snow, Adam Williams, and Mike Moran presented at the annual CAS Undergraduate Research Forum.
  • April 18, 2009 -- Denita Snow presented in the paper/oral presentation student competition at the ADMI 2009 conference, April 17-19, 2009, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • April 5, 2009 -- Two Outstanding Student Awards for the IIS Group! Yi Zhu is the recipient of the CAS CS Outstanding Student—Research and Mike Moran of the CS Outstanding Student—Academics Awards. Congratulations, guys!
  • April 01, 2009 -- Mike Moran has been selected for the NC Space Grant Junior/Senior Undergrad Research Scholarship Program. Congratulations, Mike!
  • September 30, 2008 -- Denita Snow and Adam Williams presented at the 7th Annual OPT-ED Alliance Day, Greensboro, NC.
  • September 08, 2008 -- Darina Dicheva and Christo Dichev's paper entitled "Integrating Metadata Harvesting with Semantic Search" was accepted for the 2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM Web Intelligence Confererence.
  • August 12, 2008 -- Cris Brown was offered a position of software developer in the Vanguard Group, Inc., Charlotte NC. Cris, congratulations and best of luck in your new job!
  • June 24, 2008 -- The Sixth International Workshop on Applications of Semantic Web Technologies for E-Learning (SWEL'08) took place in conjunction with the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Montreal, Canada, June 23-27, 2008.
  • June 23, 2008 -- Darina Dicheva (WSSU) and Vania Dimitrova (University of Leeds, UK) presented a full-day tutorial on Semantic Web and Intelligent Learning Environments at the 20th Int'l Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems in Monreal, Canada, July 23, 2008. ITS is a premium conference in the advanced learning technology field.
  • May 19, 2008 -- Adam Williams(sophomore) and Denita Snow (junior) will be with us this summer as interns supported by the 2008 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). WELCOME guys!!!
  • April 21, 2008 -- Darina Dicheva is invited to present a talk at the Wake Forest University Computer Science Colloquium Series. The talk is scheduled for April 22nd, 3:30pm, in the Manchester Hall, Room 24, with a reception starting at 3pm. See http://www.cs.wfu.edu/.
  • April 17, 2008 -- Cris Brown, Will Thomas, Tim Campbell, Jerry Akouala, and Adam Williams presented at the annual CAS Undergraduate Research Forum. Well done, guys!
  • April 07, 2008 -- Will Thomas won third place in the paper/oral presentation student competition at the ADMI 2008 conference, April 3-6, 2008, Virginia Beach, Florida. Well done, Will!
  • April 01, 2008 -- After receiving 3 offers for a summer internship (with large companies), Will Thomas chose to be a 2008 Technology Summer Analyst (Application Developer) at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in New York. Good luck, Will!


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