Mehmet Celepkolu

Research Scientist, Computer Science, University of Florida
mckolu@ufl.edu

Mehmet Celepkolu is a Research Scientist in the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering. His research interests include computer science education, instructional design, collaborative/pair programming environments and natural language processing.

education

Ph.D., Computer Science (2020)
   University of Florida

M.S., Computer Engineering (2012)
   University of Florida

B.S., Computer and Educational Technologies (2010)
   Ankara University, Turkey

publications

journal articles
2022
[4]Fostering Balanced Contributions among Children through Dialogue Visualization. Mehmet Celepkolu, Aisha Galdo, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2022, pp. 1-13. [bib]
2021
[3]Designing a Visualization Tool for Children to Reflect on Their Collaborative Dialogue. Mehmet Celepkolu, Joseph B. Wiggins, Aisha Chung Galdo, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, vol. 27 no. 100232, 2021, pp. 1-14. [bib]
2019
[2]On the Same Wavelength: Exploring Team Neurosynchrony in Undergraduate Dyads Solving a Cyberlearning Problem With Collaborative Scripts. Pavlo D. Antonenko, Robert Davis, Jiahui Wang, Mehmet Celepkolu. Mind, Brain, and Education, vol. 13 no. 1, 2019, pp. 4-13. [bib]
2018
[1]Exploring Relationships Between Eye Tracking and Traditional Usability Testing Data. Jiahui Wang, Pavlo Antonenko, Mehmet Celepkolu, Yerika Jimenez, Ethan Fieldman, Ashley Fieldman. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, vol. 35 no. 6, 2018, pp. 483-494. [bib]
conference papers
2023
[16]AI Made By Youth: A Conversational AI Curriculum for Middle School Summer Camps. Yukyeong Song, Gloria Ashiya Katuka, Joanne Barrett, Xiaoyi Tian, Amit Kumar, Tom McKlin, Mehmet Celepkolu, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, Maya Israel. Proceedings of the 37TH AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2023, pp. To appear. [bib]
[15]A Summer Camp Experience to Engage Middle School Learners in AI through Conversational App Development. Gloria Ashiya Katuka, Yvonika Auguste, Yukyeong Song, Xiaoyi Tian, Amit Kumar, Mehmet Celepkolu, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, Joanne Barrett, Maya Israel, Tom McKlin. Proceedings of the 54th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 2023, pp. To appear. [bib]
2022
[14]Investigating Multimodal Predictors of Peer Satisfaction for Collaborative Coding in Middle School. Yingbo Ma, Gloria Ashiya Katuka, Mehmet Celepkolu, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM22), 2022, pp. 133-144. [bib]
[13]Detecting Impasse During Collaborative Problem Solving with Multimodal Learning Analytics. Yingbo Ma, Mehmet Celepkolu, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the 12th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference (LAK22), 2022, pp. 45-55. [bib]
[12]Don't Just Paste Your Stacktrace: Shaping Discussion Forums in Introductory CS Courses. Amogh Mannekote, Mehmet Celepkolu, Aisha Chung Galdo, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, Maya Israel, Sarah Heckmann, Kristin Stephens-Martinez. Proceedings of the 53rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), 2022, pp. 1164-1164. [bib]
[11]Pair Programming in a Pandemic: Understanding Middle School Students’ Remote Collaboration Experiences. Aisha Chung Galdo, Mehmet Celepkolu, Nicholas Lytle, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the 53rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), 2022, pp. 335-341. [bib]
[10]It’s Challenging but Doable: Lessons Learned from a Remote Collaborative Coding Camp for Elementary Students. Yingbo Ma, Julianna Martinez Ruiz, Timothy D. Brown, Kiana-Alize Diaz, Adam M. Gaweda, Mehmet Celepkolu, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, Collin F. Lynch, Eric Wiebe. Proceedings of the 53rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), 2022, pp. 342-348. [bib]
[9]Building the Dream Team: Children's Reactions to Virtual Agents That Model Collaborative Talk. Joseph B Wiggins, Toni V Earle-Randell, Dolly Bounajim, Yingbo Ma, Julianna Martinez Ruiz, Ruohan Liu, Mehmet Celepkolu, Maya Israel, Eric Wiebe, Collin F Lynch, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the 22nd ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, 2022, pp. 1-8. [bib] [doi]
[8]Early Design of a Conversational AI Development Platform for Middle Schoolers. Amit Kumar, Xiaoyi Tian, Mehmet Celepkolu, Maya Israel, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC), 2022, pp. 1-3. [bib] [doi]
2021
[7]My Partner was a Good Partner: Investigating the Relationship between Dialogue Acts and Satisfaction among Middle School Computer Science Learners. Gloria Ashiya Katuka, Richard T. Bex, Mehmet Celepkolu, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, Eric Wiebe, Bradford Mott, James Lester. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), 2021, pp. 51-58. [bib]
[6]The Challenge of Noisy Classrooms: Speaker Detection During Elementary Students’ Collaborative Dialogue. Yingbo Ma, Joseph B. Wiggins, Mehmet Celepkolu, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, Collin Lynch, Eric Wiebe. Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, 2021, pp. 268-281. [bib]
2020
[5]Upper Elementary and Middle Grade Teachers’ Perceptions, Concerns, and Goals for Integrating CS into Classrooms. Mehmet Celepkolu, Erin O’Halloran, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the 51st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), Portland, Oregon, 2020, pp. 965-970. [bib]
[4]Exploring Middle School Students’ Reflections on the Infusion of CS into Science Classrooms. Mehmet Celepkolu, David Austin Fussell, Aisha Chung Galdo, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, Eric N. Wiebe, Bradford W. Mott, James Lester. Proceedings of the 51st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), Portland, Oregon, 2020, pp. 671-677. [bib]
2018
[3]Thematic Analysis of Students’ Reflections on Pair Programming. Mehmet Celepkolu, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the 49th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), Baltimore, Maryland, 2018, pp. 771-776. [bib]
[2]The Importance of Producing Shared Code Through Pair Programming. Mehmet Celepkolu, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the 49th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), Baltimore, Maryland, 2018, pp. 765-770. [bib]
2017
[1]Think First: Fostering Substantive Contributions in Collaborative Problem-Solving Dialogues. Mehmet Celepkolu, Joseph B. Wiggins, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, Kyla McMullen. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2017, pp. 295–302. [bib]
workshop papers
2019
[2]Visualizing Pair Programming Dialogue: An Exploratory Study of Student Reflections on Summative and Time-Series Visualizations. Mehmet Celepkolu, David Austin Fussell, Aisha Chung Galdo, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. 3rd Educational Data Mining in Computer Science Education (CSEDM) Workshop, 2019. [bib]
2018
[1]Predicting Student Performance Based on Eye Gaze During Collaborative Problem Solving. Mehmet Celepkolu, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer. Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Group Interaction Frontiers in Technology (GIFT), 2018. [bib]
posters
2020
[1]Student Reflections on Pair Programming in Middle School: A Thematic Analysis. Mehmet Celepkolu, Aisha Chung Galdo, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, Eric N. Wiebe, Bradford Mott, James C. Lester. Proceedings of the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), Nashville, Tennessee, 2020, pp. 803-804. [bib]