Graduate Computing student and QED Lab Member Michael Clemens has been selected to receive a 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP). Michael is studying how to use musical play to teach computer science to 5th through 8th graders who are vision or hearing impaired. As the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the GRFP has a long history of selecting recipients who achieve high levels of success in their future academic and professional careers. This highly competitive fellowship provides the recipient with financial support for three years, over a five-year fellowship period.
Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera (QED Lab Director) and R. Michael Young have had their paper Desiderata for a Computational Model of Human Online Narrative Sensemaking accepted for publication at the 2019 AAAI Spring Symposium on Story-enabled Intelligence. The paper presents a set of constraints that computational models ought to satisfy should they purport to represent/encode the cognitive processes involved in online (i.e. during reading/viewing) human narrative sensemaking.
The Quantitative Experience Design Lab has been awarded $169,698.75 by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) via a subcontract through Charles River Analytics to advance the development of a Predictive System for Cyber Hostility using Integrated Computational Models (PSYCHIC).
I am happy to announce that the QED Lab has been selected for the 2018 Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR), an intensive 10-week research experience at the University of Utah. This means that we will be awarded funds to recruit a student to work with over the summer, from May 23, 2018 to August 3, 2018. If you are interested in learning more about the project, click here.