Teaching

FALL 2021. CPSC 583: Introduction to Information Visualization.

Dept. of Computer Science, University of Calgary.

Principles of information representation, presentation and interaction. Development of mappings from data to visual structures and exploration, navigation, cues, distortion and emphasis techniques.

Instructor: Dr. Helen Ai He

FALL 2020 (Online). CSCI 1105: Introduction to Programming.

Undergraduate Program, Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University.

Instructor: Dr. Helen Ai He (Section 1) and Juliano Franz (Section 2). ~300 students in both sections.

Mid-term student evaluations: 4.77/5.0 (CS faculty mean: 4.05/5.0)

WINTER 2020. CSCI 1105: Introduction to Programming.

Undergraduate Program, Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University.

Instructor: Dr. Helen Ai He. 110 students.

The format of this class primarily included live coding / problem-solving examples in Python, and hand-tracing code on the whiteboard. Students were expected to purchase and read the textbook, so that in class, we focused primarily on experiential, interactive learning. Students also had the option to do “mindset exercises” for 1% bonus, which emphasized a learning mindset for how to handle stress, challenges and failure. Student evaluations: 4.46/5.0 (CS faculty mean: 4.07/5.0).