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J. Ben Schafer

Associate Professor
University of Northern Iowa
Department of Computer Science
316 ITTC Building
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0507

Current Schedule

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Summer 2021 (June 7 - July 30, 2021)

Fall 2021

Other Courses I have taught (last time I taught it)



My research interests have historically involved recommender systems, collaborative information systems, and agent assisted interfaces.  This draws from the fields of information retrieval, artificial intelligence (AI), and human computer interaction (HCI).  

I also have a strong interest in education, the use of computers in education, and teaching strategies for computer science education.  Related to this, I have been working on a variety of community outreach activities targeted at K-12 students. But most importantly, I have been co-leading the Computer Science Education team at UNI. 

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