Schedule: Spring 2013
A 4-week long non-residential computer science camp for 7th and 8th grade girls will begin in June 2011. Female instructors will engage campers with an original curriculum that emphasizes computational thinking within an active learning environment.
Each week of the camp will have a technology theme (game programming, robotics, health applications, forensics, etc.) and include one or two field trips to local companies such as Flying Rhinoceros, Intel, or Vernier Software and Technology.
An RSS Feed Analysis Application and Corpus Builder
The RSS Feed Analysis Application and Corpus Builder is a software application that downloads given RSS feeds and compiles them into a corpus. The user simply supplies RSS feed addresses and the application automatically connects to the feeds, downloads them, and strips any formatting tags.
The application incorporates the Expat XML parser to identify the tags in the RSS feeds, and the users have the flexibility to define what they would like to keep and what is to be stripped.
The application was tested on a project to analyse Middle Eastern Blogs. Thirty-seven blogs were downloaded using the RSS Feed Analyser and compiled into a corpus of 131,836 words.
- B.Sc. Computer Science, 1997, King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia
- M.Sc. Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence), 1998, University of Essex, UK
- Ph.D. Computer Science, 2003, University of Lancaster, UK