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Masters Thesis

I have finally finished my Masters of Science degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I wrote my thesis on the plagiarism detection software that I wrote that has become the standard means of plagiarism detection at the CS department here.

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I hope that this work will only allow my work to be continued in the future and allow for further adoption of my method.

ITiCSE 2012 Slides

In a few weeks, I will be traveling with Michael Woodley to Haifa, Israel to attend the ITiCSE 2012 conference (conference on innovation and technology in computer science education). This will be my second trip to this conference as I traveled to Germany last summer to present work on another topic. This year, I will be presenting on the course that I have helped to develop at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign over the past six years. The paper can be seen in a previous post here, but the slide deck I will be using to present can be seen here:

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In addition to the week I will be spending in Israel, I will be making a side trip after to Istanbul, Turkey to meet with Professor Barış Aktemur at Özyeğin University there as he is replicating our course. This is the second ever installment worldwide of our programming studio concept, and we are excited to meet with him to discuss how his first semester of the course was as well as share our tips for success and learn from him what we can do to improve our course as well.

I’m looking forward to the trip to Asia very much, but not so much to the 20 hours of travel that it will take to get to Israel as well as the 8 hours of time difference that I will need to adjust to once I arrive. Wish me luck!

Programming Studio: Advances and Lessons Learned

I recently was first author on a tips paper which has been accepted to be published in the proceedings of ITiCSE 2012 in Haifa, Israel. The paper can be downloaded here.