Wanli Xing

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Technological improvement of measurements for the electrical recordings from individual neurons within network is essential in neuroscience today. Here, we present a novel automatic positioning and sensing microelectrode array (APSMEA), which simultaneously positioned desired number of neurons onto 48 recording microelectrodes automatically and scathelessly(More)
Microelectrode arrays (MEAs) provide a means to investigate the electrophysiological behavior of neuronal systems through the measurements from neuronal culture preparations. Changes in activity patterns of neuronal networks are usually detected by applying neural chemicals. Because of the difficulties of fabricating the arrays, and the delicate and less(More)
In this paper we propose an automated strategy to assess participation in a multi-mode math discourse environment called Virtual Math Teams with Geogrebra (VMTwG). A holistic participation clustering algorithm is applied through the lens of activity theory. Our activity theory-informed algorithm is a step toward accelerating heuristic approaches to(More)
Developing new methods and technologies in order to pattern neurons into regular networks is of utmost scientific interest in the field of neurological research. An efficient method here is developed for trapping neurons and constructing ordered neuronal networks on bioelectronic chips by using arrayed negative dielectrophoretic (DEP) forces. A special(More)
Designing kiosk touch screen interfaces challenges our basic knowledge of human-computer interaction. Touch screens are used by people of all ages and educational levels for a wide variety of applications. An empirical study on a kiosk touch screen design was conducted to test the cues and factors influencing user performance by examining design elements(More)
Building a student performance prediction model that is both practical and understandable for users is a challenging task fraught with confounding factors to collect and measure. Most current prediction models are difficult for teachers to interpret. This poses significant problems for model use (e.g. personalizing education and intervention) as well as(More)
The goal of the present study was to uncover new insights about the learning analytics community by analyzing Twitter archives from the past four Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK) conferences. Through descriptive analysis, interaction network analysis, hashtag analysis, and topic modeling, we found: extended coverage of the community over the years;(More)
In this paper, we study the spontaneous cortical neuronal network in hopes of finding a reliable indicator of burst initiation pathway, which would allow us to study burst initiation in conjunction with burst propagation in future research. Electrical activity is recorded using a 96-electrode microelectrode array on a weekly batch culture (half of the(More)
UNLABELLED Etiologic diagnoses of lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) have been relying primarily on bacterial cultures that often fail to return useful results in time. Although DNA-based assays are more sensitive than bacterial cultures in detecting pathogens, the molecular results are often inconsistent and challenged by doubts on false positives,(More)
Assessment in Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) is an implicit issue, and most assessments are summative in nature. Process-oriented methods of assessment can vary significantly in their indicators and typically only partially address the complexity of group learning. Moreover, the majority of these assessment methods require time-intensive(More)