Yu “Bryan” Guo
PhD Student, Learning Sciences
Center for Connected Learning and Computer-Based Modeling
School of Education and Social Policy
Education and Training
Ph.D. Student (9/2012—now)
Learning Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
Cumulative GPA: 3.93
Graduate Research Assistant (3/2013—now)
The Center for Connected Learning and Computer-Based Modeling (CCL)
under the supervision of Dr. Uri Wilensky.
Master of Education (5/2010)
Instructional Psychology & Technology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
Bachelor of Science (7/2005)
Computer Science, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.
Bachelor of Arts (7/2005)
English Language & Literature, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.
Honors and Awards
University Fellowship, The Graduate School
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. (2012-2013)
Cleo Cross International Scholarship, International Programs
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. (3/2010)
Dallas Area Education Alumni Scholarship, Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. (5/2009)
Second Place Award of Teachers’ Instructional Skill Contest,
Beijing Municipal Education Commission, Beijing, China. (11/2007)
Guo, Y. & Wilensky, U. (2016). Small bugs, big ideas: Teaching complex systems principles through agent-based models of social insects. In C. Gershenson, T. Froese, J. M. Siqueiros, W. Aguilar, E. J. Izquierdo & H. Sayama (Eds.), Proceedings of the Artificial Life Conference 2016 (pp. 664-665). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.7551/978-0-262-33936-0-ch105
Guo, Y., Wagh, A., Brady, C., Levy, S. T., Horn, M. S., & Wilensky, U. (2016). Frogs to Think with: Improving Students’ Computational Thinking and Understanding of Evolution in A Code-First Learning Environment. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference of ACM SIGCHI Interaction Design and Children (IDC 2016). Manchester, UK. June 21—24. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2930674.2930724
Guo, Y., & Wilensky, U. (2016). Learning About Complex Systems with the BeeSmart Participatory Simulation. In proceedings of Constructionism 2016. Bangkok, Thailand. February 1 — 5. http://e-school.kmutt.ac.th/constructionism2016/Constructionism%202016%20Proceedings.pdf
Guo, Y., Xing, W., & Lee, H. (2015). Identifying Students’ Mechanistic Explanations in Textual Responses to Science Questions with Association Rule Mining. In Proceedings of the IEEE 2015 International Conference on Data Mining. Atlantic City, NJ. November 14 —17. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICDMW.2015.225
Guo, Y., & Wilensky, U. (2014) Beesmart: a microworld for swarming behavior and for learning complex systems concepts. Proceedings of the Constructionism 2014 Conference. Vienna, Austria. August 2014.
Guo, Y., Wagh, A., Levy, S. T., Brady, C., Horn, M. S., & Wilensky, U. (2017, April). Using learning analytics to characterize programming practices in a code-first environment for learning about evolution. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Special Interest Group: Learning Sciences), San Antonio, TX, April 27 – May 1.
Guo, Y. (2016, August). Teaching Students from Grade School to Grad School about Swarm Intelligence, Evolution, and Other Powerful Ideas with Agent-Based Modeling. Invited talk at the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior and the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University. Ithaca, NY. August 31. 2016
Guo, Y., & Wilensky, U. (2016, June). Investigating student’s difficulties with randomness in complex systems and the affordance of agent-based models as a representational form. Paper presented at the Jean Piaget Society 46th annual meeting. Chicago, IL, June 9 — 11.
Guo, Y., & Wilensky, U. (2016, April). Students’ Difficulties With Randomness in Complex Systems: A Design-Based Research Study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Special Interest Group: Learning Sciences), Washington, DC, April 8 – 12.
Guo, Y., Xing, W., & Lee, H. (2016, April). Identifying Students’ Mechanistic Explanations in Textual Responses to Science Questions with Association Rule Mining. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Special Interest Group: Learning Sciences), Washington, DC, April 8 – 12.
Guo, Y. (2014, September) BeeSmart: Learning Complex Systems Through a Computer Simulation-Based Curricular Unit on Social Insects’ Swarming Behavior. Departmental Seminar of the Learning Science Program. Evanston, IL. September 22, 2014
Guo, Y. (2011, March). The open tech lab: Implementing free Internet technology in online and face-to-face classrooms. Presentation at 2010 Hartland E-Learning Conference. Edmond, OK, March 7-8, 2011.
Eseryel, D., Ge, X., Law, V., Guo, Y., Ifenthaler, D., & Miller, R. (2010, May). A longitudinal study on the impact of digital game-based learning on complex problem solving skill acquisition: The effect of system dynamics modeling as a scaffold for self-regulation. Paper presented at the 2010 Annual Convention of American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO, April 30-May 4, 2010.
Ge, X., Eseryel, D., Miller, R. B., Law, V., Hayes, T., & Guo, Y. (2009, October). Implementing technology-rich design-based research: Complexities and challenges. Paper presented at the 2009 Annual Convention of Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Louisville, KY, October 27-31, 2009.
Guo, Y. and Wilensky, U. (2016). NetLogo BeeSmart – HubNet model. http://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/models/BeeSmartHubNet. Center for Connected Learning and Computer-Based Modeling, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
Guo, Y. and Wilensky, U. (2014). NetLogo BeeSmart – Hive Finding model. http://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/models/BeeSmart-HiveFinding. Center for Connected Learning and Computer-Based Modeling, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
Eseryel, D., Guo, Y., & Law, V. (2012). Interactivity design and assessment framework for educational games to promote motivation and complex problem-solving skills. In D. Ifenthaler, D. Eseryel, & X. Ge. (Eds.) Assessment in game-based learning (pp. 257–285). New York, NY: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3546-4_14
Lin, H., Dyer, K., & Guo, Y. (2012). Exploring Online Teaching: A Three-Year Composite Journal of Concerns and Strategies from Online Instructors. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 15(3). Retrieved from http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/fall153/lin_dyer_guo153.html
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