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Visiting Fellows in Educational Development
Dillon Hall in the Fall

Ying Ai Tian

June 15 - August 15, 2015

Ying Ai Tian

TIAN Ying Ai is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science at Beijing Information Science and Technology University (BISTU) in China. She has been devoted to computer science teaching and research for more than ten years, especially in the area of software development. In 2010, she was awarded the third Teacher Experimental Teaching Skills Contest in BISTU, and in the same year she received the Best Excellent Experimental Project Awards.

The courses she has taught include Software Development Technology, Software Engineering, Data Structure, Database Technology and Programming Languages, etc. Since 2007, she began researching teaching methods. In 2008, she received funding for research on the innovative teaching methods in software developing. She has also participated in many relevant teaching reform projects and course construction projects, which were supported by BISTU, the municipality of Beijing, and the Ministry of Education in China, respectively. She has published six papers on database course construction reform, digital resource platform construction, and software development course teaching methods. In 2014, she participated the International Faculty Development Program in University of Windsor, Canada. In 2015, she received another BISTU teaching reform fund support and began research on the assessment of computer software development courses.

Professor Tian has also been engaging in academic research work on document format standards, XML technology, and document processing technologies. She has held or participated several research projects supported by BISTU, the municipality of Beijing, Ministry of Science and Technology in China, and has published more than 10 papers. She was the recipient of the IBM Faculty Award 2010. She is one of the authors of the book Open Document Format Standards and Interoperability.