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STARS Publications

Abstracts in Conference Proceedings

  • Apilli, B., Hwang, J., and Xie, T., (2008), Combinatorial Testing of Access Control Policies, Proceedings of the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS 2008)
  • Barnes, T., (2009), BoF: Sustaining efforts to broaden participation in computing, ACM SIGCSE 2009
  • Barnes, T., and Dahlberg, T., (2007), Innovation in Broadening Participation in Computing: STARS Leadership Corps, Panel at Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing
  • Barnes, T., and Dahlberg, T., (2006), The STARS Alliance: Experiences in Broadening Participation in Computing, Grace Hopper Celebration
  • Barnes, T., Dahlberg, T., and Bean, K., (2009), Workshop: How to start a STARS Leadership Corps to improve retention and recruiting in computing, Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing
  • Bonto-Kane, M. and Griffin, C., (2009), Timed Causal State Splitting Reconstruction Algorithm (T-CSSR), Richard Tapia Conference Celebration of Diversity in Computing
  • Bonto-Kane, M. and St. Amant, R., (2008), Formal Computational Models give Guidance to Initial Design Efforts for Usability, Grace Hopper Conference for Women in Computing
  • Bonto-Kane, M., and St. Amant, R. , (2008), Examination of Variance in Production of Task Operators Questions GOMS Ability for a Quick Semi-Automated Usability Assessment of User Interfaces, Grace Hopper Conference for Women in Computing
  • Bonto-Kane, M., and St. Amant, R. , (2009), Variance in Execution of GOMS Keyboard Level Operators Show Alternative Directions in Designing and Evaluating Interfaces, Richard Tapia Conference Celebration of Diversity in Computing
  • Dahlberg, T., Barnes, T., Boyer, K., Seals, C., Lustria, M., Lawrence, A., and Strothman, J., (2007), Developing student leaders to invent the future, Panel at Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
  • Doran, K., (2009), EleMental: The Recurrence, Poster: ACM Student Research Competition at Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing 2009
  • Finkelstein, S., Nickel, A., Harrison, L., Reid, M., Suma, E., and Barnes, T., (2009), cMotion: A New Game Design to Teach Emotion Recognition and Programming Logic to Children Using Virtual Humans, Poster, IEEE Virtual Reality
  • Shores, L., Nietfeld, J., Hoffman, K., and McQuiggan, S., (2009), An Examination of Individual Differences in a Narrative Centered Learning Environment, Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2009, p. 3782-3788 (Best Poster Award)

Conference Papers

  • Apilli, B., Hwang, J., and Xie, Tao., (2009), Combinatorial Testing of Access Control Policies, Proceedings of the Celebration of Diversity in Computer Science (TAPIA 2009)
  • Barnes, T., Powell, E., Chaffin, A., and Lipford, H. , (2008), Game2Learn: Improving the engagement and motivation of CS1 students, ACM GDCSE
  • Barnes, T., Richter, H., Powell, E., Chaffin, A., and Godwin, A., (2007), Game2Learn: Building CS1 learning games for retention, Proc. ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiSCE 2007)
  • Biswas, T., and Dutta, R., (2011), Spatially Diffused Pathsets for Robust Routing in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks, Proceedings of the 54th IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM)
  • Bonto-Kane, M. and St. Amant, R., (2009), Computational Modeing Approaches Help Guide Early Design Efforts for Usability, Richard Tapia Conference Celebration of Diversity in Computing
  • Boyer, K., Grafsgaard, J., Ha, E., Phillips, R., and Lester, J., (2011), An Affect-Enriched Dialogue Act Classification Model for Task-Oriented Dialogue, Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, p. 1190-1199
  • Boyer, K., Ha, E., Wallis, M., Phillips, R., Vouk, M., and Lester, J., (2009), Discovering Tutorial Dialogue Strategies with Hidden Markov Models, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED '09)
  • Boyer, K., Lahti, W., Phillips, R., Wallis, M., Lester, J., and Vouk, M., (2010), Principles of Asking Effective Questions to Improve Student Problem Solving, Proceedings of the 41st SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE '10)
  • Boyer, K., Phillips, R., Ha, E., Wallis, M., Vouk, M., and Lester, J., (2009), Modeling Dialogue Structure with Adjacency Pair Analysis and Hidden Markov Models, Proceedings of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics - Human Language Technologies Conference (NAACL HLT) Companion Volume, 49-52
  • Boyer, K., Phillips, R., Wallis, M., Vouk, M., and Lester, J., (2009), The Impact of Instructor Initiative on Student Learning through Assisted Problem Solving, Proceedings of the 40th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE '09)
  • Boyer, K., Phillips, R., Wallis, M., Vouk, M., and Lester, J., (2008), Learner Characteristics and Feedback in Tutorial Dialogue, Proceedings of the Third ACL Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications, 53-61
  • Boyer, K., Phillips, R., Wallis, M., Vouk, M., and Lester, J., (2009), The Impact of Instructor Initiative on Student Learning: A Tutoring Study, Proceedings of the 40th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE '09), 14-18.
  • Boyer, K., Thomas, N., Rorrer, A., Cooper, D., and Vouk., M., (2010), Increasing Technical Excellence, Leadership and Commitment of Computing Students through Identity-Based Mentoring, Proceedings of the 41st SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE '10)
  • Chaffin, A., Doran, K., Hicks, D., and Barnes, T., (2009), Experimental Evaluation of Teaching Recursion in a Video Game, Sandbox 2009: ACM SIGGRAPH Video Game Proceedings
  • Dahlberg, T., Barnes, T., and Rorrer, A., (2007), The STARS Leadership Model for Broadening Participation in Computing, Proc. IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference
  • Dahlberg, T., Barnes, T., Rorrer, A., Seals, C., Lustria, M., Hawkes, L., (2008), The STARS Leadership Corps: Case studies in broadening participation in computing, IEEE Frontiers in Education 2008
  • Eagle, M. and Barnes, T., (2008), Wu's Castle: Teaching Arrays and Loops in a Game, ACM ITiCSE 2008
  • Eagle, M., and Barnes, T., (2009), Experimental evaluation of an educational game for improved learning in introductory computing, ACM SIGCSE 2009
  • Eagle, M., and T. Barnes, T., (2009), Evaluation of a Game-based Lab Assignment, ACM Foundations of Digital Games
  • Golovchinsky, G., Branham, S., Carter, S., et al., (2010), Let’s go from the Whiteboard, Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (CHI 2010)
  • Grafsgaard, J., Boyer, K., and Lester, J., (2011), Predicting Facial Indicators of Confusion with Hidden Markov Models, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction
  • Grafsgaard, J., Boyer, K., and Lester, J., (2012), Toward a Machine Learning Framework for Understanding Affective Tutorial Interaction, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems
  • Grafsgaard, J., Boyer, K., Phillips, R., and Lester, J., (2011), Modeling Confusion: Facial Expression, Task, and Discourse in Task-Oriented Tutorial Dialogue, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education
  • Grafsgaard, J., Boyer, K., Wiebe, E., and Lester, J., (2012), Analyzing Posture and Affect in Task Oriented Tutoring, Proceedings of the 25th Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference
  • Judge, T. and Neustaedter, C., (2010), Sharing Conversation and Sharing Life: Video Conferencing in the Home, Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (CHI 2010)
  • Judge, T., Neustaedter, C., and Kurtz, A., (2010), The Family Window: The Design and Evaluation of a Domestic Media Space, Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (CHI 2010)
  • Kim, H., Ravindra, P., and Anyanwu, K., (2011), From SPARQL to MapReduce: The Journey Using a Nested TripleGroup Algebra, Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB2011)
  • Neustaedter, C., Tang, A., and Judge, T., (2010), The Role of Community and Groupware in Geocache Creation and Maintenance, Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (CHI 2010)
  • Nietfeld, J., Shores, L., and Hoffman, K., (2009), Gender Differences in Motivation within a Narrative-Centered Learning Environment, Proceedings of The Hawaiian International Conference on Education
  • Ravindra, P., Hong, S., Kim, H., and Anyanwu, K., (2011), Efficient Processing of RDF Graph Pattern Matching on MapReduce Platforms, Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Data Intensive Computing in the Clouds (DataCloud-SC11)
  • Robison, J., McQuiggan, S., and Lester, J, (2009), Modeling Task-Based vs. Affect-Based Feedback Behavior in Pedagogical Agents: An Inductive Approach, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Education (AIED-2009), p. 25-32
  • Robison, J., McQuiggan, S., and Lester, J., (2009), Evaluating the Consequences of Affective Feedback in Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Proceedings of International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII-2009) (Best Student Paper Award)
  • Robison, J., Rowe, J., McQuiggan, S., and Lester, J., (2009), Predicting User Psychological Characteristics from Interactions with Empathetic Virtual Agents, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA-2009)
  • Rowe, J., Ha, E., and Lester, J., (2008), Archetype-Driven Character Dialogue Generation for Interactive Narrative, Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, 45-58.
  • Rowe, J., McQuiggan, S., Robison, J., and Lester, J., (2009), Off-Task Behavior in Narrative-Centered Learning Environments, Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Education (AIED-2009), p. 99-106.
  • Rowe, J., McQuiggan, S., Robison, J., Marcey, D., and Lester, J., (2009), StoryEval: An Empirical Evaluation Framework for Narrative Generation, Working Notes of 2009 AAAI Spring Symposium on Intelligent Narrative Technologies II
  • Seals, C., Agarwal, R., Rouse, K., Lindsey, R., Chilamantula, V., and Chapman, R., (2008), Computer Clubs Programs to Increase Computer Literacy, ADMI conference, on CD-ROM
  • Wahid, S., Branham, S., Cairco, L., McCrickard, D. S., and Harrison, S., (2009), Picking Up Artifacts: Storyboarding as a Gateway to Reuse, Proceedings of the IFIP TC.13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT '09), p. 528-541
  • Williams, A., Seals, C., Rouse, K., and Gilbert, J., (2006), Visual Programming with Squeak SimBuilder: Techniques for E-Learning in the Creation of Science Frameworks, Proceedings of E-Learn 2006 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education, on CD-ROM
  • Williams, L., McCrickard, S., Layman, L., and Hussein, K., (2008), Eleven Guidelines for Implementing Pair Programming in the Classroom, Agile 2008 Education Track, p. 445-453.

Published Journal Papers

  • Barnes, T., Dahlberg, T., Buch, K., & Bean, K., (2009), The STARS Leadership Corps: An Innovative Computer Science Learning Community, Learning Community Journal, 1, 2, 5-18
  • Bell-Watkins, K., Barnes, T., and Thomas, N., (2009), Developing computing identity as a model for prioritizing dynamic K-12 computing curricular standards, J. Comput. Small Coll. 24, 3 (Jan. 2009), 125-131
  • Boyer, K., Phillips, R., Wallis, M., Vouk, M., and Lester, J., (2009), Investigating the Role of Motivation in Computer Science Education through One-on-One Tutoring, Computer Science Education, Vol. 19 No. 2, 111-136
  • Dahlberg, T., Barnes, T., Buch, K., & Bean, K., (2010), Incorporating service learning into a computing leadership seminar, Computer Science Education, 20, 3, 169-180
  • Dahlberg, Teresa and Barnes, Tiffany and Buch, Kim and Bean, Karen, (2010), Applying service learning to computer science: attracting and engaging under-represented students, Computer Science Education, vol. 20, num. 3, pg. 169-180
  • Davis, M., Watkins, K. Z., and Allen, D., (2009), SoTL Commons Conference: A Spirit of Inquiry, Invited Essay on SoTL, International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, vol. 3, no. 2
  • Ray, K. and Chakraborty, A., (2011), A fuzzy version of default logic, International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics, Volume 4, Issue 1, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 5-24
  • Seals, C.D., Rouse, K., McMillian, Y. Williams, A., Gilbert, J., and Chapman, R., (2008), Computer Gaming at Every Age: A Comparative Evaluation of Alice, Journal of Educational Technology, Vol.5 No. 3
  • Swanier, C., Seals, C.D., and Billionaire, E., (2009), Visual Programming: A Programming Tool for Increasing Mathematics Achievement, Journal of Educational Technology, Vol.6 No. 2. pp. 1-5
  • Watkins, K. Z., (2009), Peer Evaluation as a Needed Web 2.0 Activity in Project Management for Teaching Practical Software Engineering, roceedings of the 2009 ACM Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education Conference, pages 173 – 177
  • Watkins, K. Z. and Cook, R., (2009), Learning to Culturally Whip Up a Computer, Proceedings for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, pages 14.1
  • Watkins, K. Z. and Watkins, M., (2009), Towards Minimizing Pair Incompatibility to Help Retain Under-represented Groups in Beginning Programming Courses, ACM Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, vol. 25, no. 2, pages 221 – 227
  • Williams, A., Rouse, K., and Seals, C.D., (2008), Enhancing Reading Literacy in Elementary Children using Programming for Scientific Simulations, International Journal on E-Learning, 8:1 (15%)

Symposium and Workshop Proceedings

  • Boyer, K., Ha, E., Phillips, R., Wallis, M., Vouk, M., Lester, J., (2009), Inferring Tutorial Dialogue Structure with Hidden Markov Modeling, Proceedings of the Fourth NAACL HLT Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications (EducationNLP), 19-26.
  • Boyer, K., Lahti, W., Phillips, R., Wallis, M., Vouk, M., and Lester, J., (2009), An Empirically Derived Question Taxonomy for Task-Oriented Tutorial Dialogue, Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Question Generation
  • Nietfeld, J., Shores, L., and Cao, L., (2010), Can Motivation and Beliefs Scales Predict Classroom Performance?, Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA-2010)
  • Rowe, J., McQuiggan, S., Robison, J., Marcey, D., and Lester, J., (2009), StoryEval: An Empirical Evaluation Framework for Narrative Generation, Working Notes of the 2009 AAAI Spring Symposium on Intelligent Narrative Technologies II
  • Shores, L. and Nietfeld, J., (2013), Challenges and Potential Solutions to Encourage Self-Regulation in Game-Based Learning Environments, Proceedings of the 4th Biennial Meeting of the EARLI Special Interest Group 16 Metacognition (in press)
  • Shores, L., Robison, J., Rowe, J., Hoffman, K., and Lester, J., (2009), Narrative-Centered Learning Environments: A Self-Regulated Learning Perspective, Working Notes of the 2009 AAAI Fall Symposium on Cognitive and Metacognitive Educational Systems

Submitted Journal Papers

  • Dahlberg, T., Barnes, T. Buch, K., & Rorrer, A., (2013), The STARS Alliance: Viable Strategies for Attracting, Retaining, Supporting, and Developing Underrepresented Students in Computing. Association of Computer Machinery, Transactions of Computing Education, Special Issue on Broadening Participation
  • Dahlberg, T., Barnes, T., Bean, K., & Buch., K. , (2013), Engaging Under-represented Computer Science Students in Service: An Innovative Course and Case Study Findings, Computer Science Education (in review)
  • Seals, C., Agarwal, R., Agarwal, S., and Evans, C., (2013), Experiences of computing camps to aid at risk youth with CAMP ROC: Reaching Our Children, Journal of Transformative Education (in review)

Submitted Conference Papers

  • Nietfeld, J., Shores, L., and Hoffmann, K., (2013), The Effect of Narrative Centered Learning Environments on Student Application Level Knowledge, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education (in review)
  • Shores, L., Hoffmann, K., and Nietfeld, J., (2013), The Impact of Narrative-Centered Learning Environments on Situational Interest and Problem-Solving Transfer, Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Eastern Educational Research Association (EERA) (in review)

How To Get Involved

Sponsor a STARS Corps Student

Does your company or organization want to help further the impact STARS is making on women and minorities involved in computing? If so, we have multiple opportunities to partner with STARS!

Participate in the STARS Celebration

Join us for our annual leadership conference highlighting the achievements of our STARS Corps students and schools. Speakers, panelists, sponsors, community partners and general attendees are welcome!

Adopt the STARS Leadership Corps Model

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