This page presents a list of funded projects performed by PAWS Lab. Most recent projects are show on the top of the list.
This project challenges the assumption that adaptive hypermedia systems require expensive knowledge engineering for domain and content modeling. It replaces carefully-crafted domain model with automatically-created domain models, lowering the cost of developing such systems while also providing a wider range of instructional paths through the content.
Supported by NSF grant IIS 1525186 (2015-2018). ==> more
Ensemble is a cross-university collaborative effort that aims to bring together the global community of computing educators around a growing set of content collections with high-quality educational resources.
Supported by NSF (2008-2014). ==> more
This project explores an alternative approach to encourage student online textbook reading using a social progress visualization interface.
Supported by Innovation in Education Award, University of Pittsburgh (2012-2013). ==> more
The project explored the use of personalization and mobile computing to increase user engagement in location-bound social systems.
Supported by Google (2010-2012). ==> more
The project explored a range of approaches, which can enable reliable social networking and personalization in communities, which exist for short period of time, like researchers attending a specific conference.
Supported by NSF (2010-2011). In collaboration with Jung Sun Oh. ==> more
 Modeling and Visualization of Latent Communities
The project focused on the problem of discovering latent communities from Social Web data and presenting this data in visual form.
Supported by the Institute for Defense Analysis and NSF (2010-2012). ==> more
 Personalized Exploratorium for Database Courses
The project focused on developing and evaluation of a personalized educational environment for teaching Database courses.
Supported by NSF (2007-2008). In collaboration with Vladimir Zadorozhny. ==> more
 GALE: Distillation with Utility-Optimized Transcription and Translation
Supported by DARPA (2005-2007) In collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University and IBM ==> more
 Personalized Access to Open Corpus Educational Resources through Adaptive Navigation Support and Adaptive Visualization
The project focused on developing technologies for personalized access to information based on adaptive navigation support, collaborative filtering, and information visualization.
Supported by NSF (2005-2010). ==> more
 Adaptive Explanatory Visualization for Learning Programming Concepts
The project focused on developing and studying adaptive explanatory visualization technologies for C and Java programming languages.
Supported by NSF (2004-2007). In collaboration with Michael Spring. ==> more
 Individualized Exercises for Assessment and Self-Assessment of Programming Knowledge
The project focused developing and evaluating a personalized assessment technology for programming courses.
Supported by NSF (2003-2005). ==> more
 Educational Software for Teaching and Learning Information Retrieval
Supported by Innovation in Education Award, University of Pittsburgh (2003-2004). ==> more
 Supporting Learning from Examples in a Programming Course
Supported by Innovation in Education Award, University of Pittsburgh (2001-2002). ==> more
 Adaptive Electronic Textbooks for World Wide Web
Supported by NSF (1997-1998). In collaboration with John Anderson and Gerhard Weber ==> more