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In the News

Lindsay Page and Jennifer Iriti’s research on the Pittsburgh Promise, specifically, high school retention rates and persistence for college completion, figures prominently in the October 27 Pittsburgh Business Times. Article here.

New Grants

Melissa Libertus and collaborator Aidan Wright Klaus have been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for their project "Tell Me About Math: A Longitudinal Training Study on the Effects of Parent-child Interactions and Parental Cognition on Children's Math Abilities."


The International Society for Design and Development in Education (ISDDE) has awarded the prestigious 2015 ISDDE Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Education Design to Solomon Garfunkel, Director of the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP). ISDDE was co-founded by Lauren Resnick, and Chris Schunn is the outgoing chair of the society.

New Publications

Shifting the Load: a Peer Dialogue Agent that Encourages its Human Collaborator to Contribute More to Problem Solving. Howard, C., Jordan, P., Di Eugenio, B. and Katz, S. (2015) International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, Special Issue on AI-supported Education in Computer Science. 2015.   Article here.


CNBC Brown Bag
November 9, 6:00 pm, Mellon Institute Social Room, CMU
Kevin Jarbo, graduate student in Psychology, CMU, presents "Highway from the Danger Zone: Feedback learning competes with perceptual bias during risky spatial decisions." Ivan Smalianchuk, University of Pittsburgh presents "Ventral Premotor Cortex Control of Head and Eye Movements."
Biomedical Engineering Seminar
November 10, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Doherty Hall A302, CMU
Karel Svoboda, Janelia Research Campus, presents "Probing Frontal Cortical Networks during Motor Planning."

Cognitive Brown Bag
November 11, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, 9th Floor LRDC
Joe Stafura, Graduate Student in Psychology, presents “The Effects of Differing Word-by-word Presentation Rates on ERP Responses During Reading.” More information on the Cognitive Brown Bag series here:

LRDC Reading and Language Group
November 13, 10:00-11:30, Glaser Auditorium, LRDC 2nd Floor
LRDC Research Scientist Byeong-Young Cho presents “Reading in a Digital World: Adolescent Readers’ Choosing, Evaluating, and Learning from Online Sources.”

ISP AI Forum
November 13, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, 5317 Sennott Square
LRDC graduate student Jaromir Savelka and Huma Hashemi, graduate students of the Intelligent Systems Program, present "Applying an Interactive Machine Learning Approach to Statutory Analysis" and "Parse Tree Fragmentation of Ungrammatical Sentences," respectively. 


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