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IU School of Informatics and Computing announces Colloquia for spring 2010

January 14, 2010

The IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI is pleased to announce its Colloquia for spring 2010. Colloquia provide IUPUI students, faculty and staff the opportunity to hear from leading researchers in the dynamic fields of informatics, media arts, and the health and life sciences. Presentations begin January 22, 2010 with speaker Eli Blevis, Ph.D., and his lecture titled, “Collaborative competitive challenge-based studio learning (C3SL) in the context of HCI and HCC.”

Blevis is an Associate Professor of Informatics in the Human-Computer Interaction Design program at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing and Computing in Bloomington. Blevis has created a novel pedagogical paradigm for human-computer interaction (HCI) and human-centered computing (HCC) called collaborative competitive challenge-based studio learning (C3SL). This new paradigm presents learners with design research and concept challenges based on social issues. These social issues manifest as individual, collaborative and competitive activities involving public presentation and critique. This paradigm hopes to foster greater human-centrism, social values and ethics in the research and practice of HCC and HCI.

Lectures will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in room 252 of the Informatics and Communications Technology Complex (IT) located at 535 West Michigan Street in Indianapolis, unless otherwise noted. There is no cost of admission and all lectures are open to the public. No reservations are necessary. Location and time are subject to change, so please visit soic.iupui.edu/colloquia for the most current schedule of distinguished speakers and topics, as well as video of past presentations.

The following are scheduled lectures for spring 2010:

Friday, January 22: Collaborative competitive challenge-based studio learning (C3SL) in the context of HCI and HCC
Eli Blevis, Ph.D., Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing and Computing
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
IT 252

Friday, February 12: Systems biology of the skeletal system
Hioki Yokota, Ph.D., IUPUI Schools of Engineering and Medicine
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
IT 252

Friday, March 12: PointAssist: Analyzing sub-movement characteristics to aid in pointing tasks
Juan Pablo Hourcade, Ph.D., University of Iowa
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
IT 252

Friday, March 26: TBA
Isaac S Kohane, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
IT 252

Wednesday, April 7: Primate communication: Its evolution and the origins of the Uncanny Valley
Asif Ghazanfar, Ph.D., Princeton University
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lilly Auditorium

Friday, April 16: Decision support systems using Bayesian networks
Dominik Aronsky, M.D., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
IT 252

Friday, April 23: Personalized medicine
Clay Marsh, M.D., Ohio State University
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
IT 252

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