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Professor

Dr. Kyu Han Koh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at California State University, Stanislaus. Dr. Koh has compiled extensive research records on educational data analytics: knowledge transfer between game and simulation design, creativity analysis, skill progression and learning performance in programming.

Dr. Koh's research is focused on using data analytics to improve the learning of computational thinking. He has developed a number of tools and techniques for collecting and analyzing data about student learning, and he has used this data to improve the design of computational thinking curricula and assessments. His work has the potential to make computational thinking more accessible to all students, regardless of their background or ability level.

Recent News

2024 Summer STEAM Camps Completed

As part of the Computational Thinking Education program,Dr. Koh successfully completed the two-week Basic Scratch, Advanced Scratch, and Python camps. Approximately 40 students from local elementary and middle schools participated in these educational camps, where they learned about game development, animation, mathematics, 3D printing, and Python programming.

KELS Podcast

Dr. Koh appeared on a podcast hosted by the Korean Edutech/Learning Sciences Researcher Network (KELS). During the podcast, Dr. Koh shared practical ideas on how to utilize local contexts to deepen students' understanding and involvement in AI.

Podcast link https://tinyurl.com/mrr3pkvp


2024 Spring CS Camps Completed

As part of the Computational Thinking Education program, Dr. Koh successfully completed the CS Fundamentals and Discovery camps on May 2nd. Approximately 30 students from local elementary schools participated in these camps to learn about game and robot programming.

2024 NERDS Camp

Dr. Koh participated in the 2024 "Networking for Engagement and Re-Design in STEM Teaching" (NERDS) Camp to learn applied improvisation techniques for building community in his classes. He also explored how to employ culturally sustaining, creative storytelling techniques in classroom lessons and assessments for college courses.

Global AI & SW Program

The 1st Global AI & SW Program has been successfully completed. This program was organized by the Innovative Learning and Design Lab at California State University Stanislaus, the Intelligent Software Education Research Institute at Jeju National University, and the Jeju Special Self-Governing Provincial Office of Education. 

Eighteen high school students from Jeju, South Korea, participated in this program. Throughout the duration of this three-day program (January 15-17, 2024), participating students actively engaged in presenting their research, designing various software prototypes with college student mentors, and discussing ethical issues in software development with computer science faculty.

2023 Fall CS Discovery Camp

As part of the Computational Thinking Education program, Dr. Koh started the CS Discovery camp on October 5th, 2023. Fifteen students from local elementary schools participated in this camp to learn advanced programming concepts.

2023 Fall CS Fundamentals Camp

Congratulations to twelve outstanding students who have successfully completed the 2023 Fall Computer Science Fundamentals program! With each graduate, we are spreading the joy of computer science throughout the Central Valley, one student at a time.

Computer Science Thursday 

As part of the Computational Thinking Education program, Dr. Koh started the CS Fundamentals camp on September 7th, 2023. Fifteen students from local elementary schools participated in this camp to learn basic programming concepts.

Global Internship Program

The 1st Global Internship Program has been successfully completed. This program was organized by the Innovative Learning and Design Lab at California State University Stanislaus and the Artificial Intelligence for Medical Imaging Lab at Soonchunhyang University. 

Throughout the duration of the internship, which took place between August 31st and September 15th, 2023, participating students actively engaged in presenting their research, mentoring undergraduate students, and collaborating with international experts.

Hackathon Mentor

During July 2023, Dr. Koh participated as an expert mentor in the Green Wave Hackathon, where high school students competed at Jeju National University, Jeju in South Korea. 

Computing Sustainable Computing

During July and August 2023, Dr. Koh was invited to give a talk to share his thoughts on Sustainable Computing at three Korean universities (Soonchunhyang University, Jeju National University, and Korea University).

International CS Fundamentals Facilitator

Dr. Koh has completed the International CS Fundamentals Facilitator Training, which involved 18 hours of professional development and individual work organized by Code.org.

Summer of Computer Science

During June, 2023, Dr. Koh offered a three-week summer computer camp for two different age groups: 1st to 3rd graders and 4th to 6th graders. 

STEM-NET Faculty Fellows Grant 

Dr. Koh is nominated and accepted to join STEM-NET Faculty Fellows Grant program for 2023-2024 year.

The goal of the Fellows Grants is to support and encourage the development of a strong program of research or scholarship by faculty members in STEM fields. STEM-NET Fellows awards help fund activity that supports the submission of large external grants aligned with STEM-NET's mission and help further the vision.

No. 9 contributor to Computational Thinking research worldwide

According to a recent study published in ACM Transactions on Computing Education, Dr. Koh is the No. 9 most active contributor among thousands of researchers in computational thinking in the last 15 years.

Most Influential Paper Award 

Dr. Koh received a Most Influential Paper Award at VL/HCC 2020 for his Computational Thinking Pattern Analysis research. 

Coding Boot Camp

Stanislaus State and Tongmyong University Students Completed a Coding Boot Camp.

Lab research featured in the university magazine

What we've done

Dr. Koh has completely immersed himself in the study of Learning Data Analytics research (learning assessment in computational thinking education, information visualization, educational data mining, and big data in computer science education), a highly interdisciplinary research field. He has studied in both front-end (social learning, motivation, engagement, and professional development studies) and back-end (learning assessment, cyberlearning infrastructure design, and learning at scale studies) education research.