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Computation in Engineering Education

Event Date: April 20, 2017
Speaker: Camilo Vieira, PhD
Speaker Affiliation: Postdoctoral Researcher, Computer and Information Technology, Purdue Polytechnic Institute
Type: Research Seminar
Time: 3:30 - 4:20 PM
Location: Arms B071
Priority: No
School or Program: Engineering Education
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Camilo Vieira
Camilo Vieira

The use of computing to solve complex problems has permeated most scientific and engineering areas. Computational Science and Engineering has now been included into the ACM CS curricula as "the application of computer science to solve problems across a range of disciplines." This research program focuses on taking advantage of computational tools and methods for three elements of instructional design in science and engineering:

  1. Promoting engineering student learning of computational science in their disciplinary context: content,
  2. Using computational tools and methods such as learning analytics to understand and characterize students' learning processes:assessment, and
  3. Supporting student disciplinary learning using computational tools such as computer programming and computer simulations: pedagogy.

Bio | Camilo Vieira is a PhD in Computer and Information Technology with specialization in Computational Science and Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette. He completed his undergraduate and his master’s studies at Universidad Eafit, in Medellin Colombia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering and a master’s degree in engineering. His research focuses on integrating computational science and engineering within the engineering curricula, as well as using computational tools and methods to support educational research and educational practices. He is currently a post-doctoral researcher for the ROCkETEd group at Purdue University, where he works with computational science education and learning analytics. He collaborates with several American and Colombian institutions in topics like computing education, engineering education research, and STEM education.