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  • Poster accepted at SIGCSE 2023

    The poster proposal entitled “rvcodec.js:an educational converter for RISC-V instructions” that I co-submitted with Hikari Nicole Sakai and Abhiroop Sohal was accepted at SIGCSE 2023 (the 54th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education).

  • Paper accepted at SIGCSE 2023

    The paper entitled “Group Work in (too) Large CS Classes with (too) Few Resources: an Experience Report” which I co-wrote with Madison Brighman and that explains the strategy I have developed for grading groupwork in ECS 150, was accepted at SIGCSE 2023 (the 54th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education).

    In addition, I will be part of a panel called “It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time” where I will share my story of (mis-?)using the winky face emoticon ;)

  • LupLab is recruiting for the upcoming school year

    LupLab is currently recruiting UCD students (master’s and undergrads) for the upcoming 2022/2023 school year, on a variety of projects. More information in the call for applications (only accessible with a UCD account).

  • Talk proposal accepted at iCSTW22

    Our talk proposal entitled “Evaluating group work in large CS classes” was accepted at iCSTW22 (2022 Illinois Computer science Summer Teaching Workshop), which will be held virtually mid-August!

  • Congratulations to the LupLab graduates of 2022!

    For receiving an M.S. in CS, congratulations to Garrett Hagopian (who is now thinking of a career in teaching!). For receiving a B.S. in CS, congratulations to Madison Brigham (joining Qualtrics), Noah Rose Ledesma (joining Google), Laura Hinman (joining VMWare), and Hikari Sakai (joining Amazon). For receiving a B.S. in CSE, congratulations to Kevin Peng (interning at Wind River) and Melissa Jost (interning at the NSA).

  • Noah Rose Ledesma gets best TA award from CS students

    Congratulations to Noah for receiving the best TA awards from the undergraduate CS students. Noah just TA’ed two of my classes this past year (ECS 150 in WQ22 and ECS 36C in SQ22) and did a terrific job so the award doesn’t really come as a surprise!

  • LupIO support in upstream gem5

    Two undergraduate students (Laura Hinman and Melissa Jost) successfully ported the LupIO collection of education-friendly devices to the research simulator gem5 last summer and their work has now been upstreamed. More details in this blog post.

  • Poster accepted at SIGCSE 2022

    The poster proposal entitled “LupSeat: a random seating chart generator to prevent exam cheats” that I co-submitted with Hiroya Gojo and Philip Breault was accepted at SIGCSE 2022 (the 53rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education).

  • Paper accepted at SIGCSE 2022

    The paper entitled “Design and evaluation of ‘The Missing CS Class,’ a student-led undergraduate course to reduce the academia-industry gap” that I co-wrote with Noah Rose Ledesma, Stephen Ott, Grant Wilson, and Aakash Prabhu, was accepted at SIGCSE 2022 (the 53rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education).

  • Publishing ECS 150 course materials

    It is my great pleasure to release the entire “lecturing” part of the course “ECS 150: Operating Systems and System Programming”, exactly as I taught it in the fall and the winter of this past year. The website includes all the lecture slides and videos, and all of the project-unrelated discussion slides and videos, for a total of almost 35 hours worth of lecture materials!

  • Publishing ECS 36C course materials

    It is my great pleasure to release the entire “lecturing” part of the course “ECS 36C: Data Structures, Algorithms, and Programming”, exactly as I taught it last year in the spring. The website includes all the lecture slides and videos, and all the discussion worksheets and videos, for a total of almost 40 hours worth of lecture materials!

  • Paper accepted at WCAE'21

    The paper entitled “LupIO: a collection of education-friendly I/O devices” which I recently submitted to WCAE 2021 (the Workshop on Computer Architecture Education –held in conjuction with ISCA, one of the best conferences in computer architecture) was accepted.

  • Hanson Family Undergraduate Publication Award

    Congratulations to Madison Brigham for being selected as one of the winners of this year’s Hanson Family Undergraduate Publication Award for her ACM ITiCSE paper on Gender differences in class participation in core CS courses!

  • Member of the College of Engineering DEI committee

    I’m happy to announce that I was selected to serve a 1-year term, in 2021/2022, as a member of the College of Engineering DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Committee.

  • Four students to present at UC Davis URC conference

    Four students from LupLab will present their work at the 32nd Annual UC Davis Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities Conference. Madison Brigham will talk about her work on class participation in core CS classes, Hiroya Gojo will present his automatic seat assignment tool, Zesheng Xing will present his github takedown tool, and Arjun Kahlon will talk about his ongoing effort to develop a commenting system for code gists.

  • Paper accepted at ITiCSE 2021

    The paper entitled “Gender Differences in Class Participation in Core CS Courses” that Madison Brigham and I submitted at ITiCSE 2021 (the 26th annual ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education) was accepted.

  • Talk at SoTL 2020

    Congratulations to Madison Brigham for presenting our study on “Gender Differences in Class Participation in Core Computer Science Classes” at SoTL’2020 to a live (online) audience!

  • Best teaching award 2019/2020

    I’m happy to announce that I won the Best Teaching Award of the CS department, given by the College of Engineering. Recognition video is now available.

  • LupLab's website is live!

    In order to fully establish the creation of the LupLab@UCD, we’re launching this website. Happy browsing!