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December 7, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Situated Interaction in the Open World: New Systems and Challenges Sean Andrist Researcher (Microsoft Research) Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

In this talk, I will introduce a research effort at MSR we call “Situated Interaction,” in which we strive to design and develop intelligent...... Full Details

November 30, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Human+AI Collaboration: Improving the FATE of High Stakes Decision Making Kori Inkpen Principal Researcher, Microsoft Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

What do telepresence and bias have in common?  Not much. After 20+ years of thinking about how to help people connect and engage with others over...... Full Details

November 16, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Can I Use That?! Ethics, Law, and Norms for Other People’s Data Casey Lynn Fiesler Assistant Professor of Information Science, University of Colorado Boulder Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Your tweets, blog posts, photos, reviews, and dating profiles are all potentially being used for science. Though much of this research stems from...... Full Details

November 9, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm User, Agent, Subject, Spy: Information Systems for Human Flourishing Michael Ekstrand Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Boise State University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Every day, information access systems mediate our experience of the world beyond our immediate senses. Google helps us find what we seek, Amazon...... Full Details

November 2, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm How the Information Revolution is Changing Design Practice Hugh Dubberly Principal, Dubberly Design Office University Center - Connan Room

The proliferation of sensors, smart-connected products (IoT), the measurements they generate (big data), on-demand computing (the cloud), and...... Full Details

October 26, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Learning Programming at Scale: Code, Data, and Environment Philip Guo Assistant professor of Cognitive Science at UC San Diego Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Modern-day programming is incredibly complex, and people from all sorts of backgrounds are now learning it. It is no longer sufficient just to...... Full Details

October 12, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm From personal informatics to personal analytics: personalized decision-support in health Lena Mamykina Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

The increasing abundance of personal data related to health and wellness presents new opportunities for discovery and insight and can help...... Full Details

October 5, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm The Reflect! platform: A cognitive system for dealing with wicked problems in teams Michael Hoffmann Associate Professor for Philosophy in the School of Public Policy & Co-Director of the Center for Ethics and Technology, Georgia Tech Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Wicked problems are complex problems whose complexity results from the fact that they can be framed in a number of different ways, depending on...... Full Details

September 28, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Synthetic Teammates Christopher Myers Senior Cognitive Scientist & Cognitive Models Core Research Area Lead, Airman Systems, Air Force Research Laboratory Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

The rise in autonomous system research and development combined with the maturation of computational cognitive architectures holds the promise of...... Full Details

September 21, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm HCI Behind the Hospital Doors: EHR Challenges and Human Machine-Learning Interaction Susan Regli Human Factors Scientist, University of Pennsylvania Health System Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

This talk will address two aspects of hospital systems that sorely need attention from the human-computer interaction community. The first aspect...... Full Details

September 14, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Ethical Engagement and the Dark Side of User Experience Design Colin Gray Assistant Professor of Computer Graphics Technology, Purdue University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

The profession of user experience (UX) design has rapidly expanded in the past decade, impacting the design of user interfaces, the larger...... Full Details

August 31, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Interaction Design and Imaginaries: Beyond Behavior Change Dan Lockton Assistant Professor & Chair of Design Studies, Carnegie Mellon University School of Design Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

How we think about the world affects what we do. The imaginaries we have—the stories we tell ourselves and each other, the mental models, language...... Full Details

January 19, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Can We Design Machines to Be More Humane? Paul Pangaro Chair and Associate Professor, MFA Interaction Design, College for Creative Studies Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Billions of people use digital machines every day and we are all subject to their qualities. Who would question a quality that allows a digital...... Full Details

December 8, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Deep Learning for Understanding Driver Behavior in 275,000 Miles of Semi-Autonomous Driving Data Lex Fridman Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Today, and possibly for a long time to come, the full driving task is too complex an activity to be fully formalized as a sensing-acting robotics...... Full Details

December 1, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm If the Shoe Fits: Towards A Conceptual Model for Applied Deep Learning in Social Computing Carolyn P Rose Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

For more than a decade, a growing interest in automated processing of behavior traces has been in evidence across areas in HCI, perhaps especially...... Full Details

November 17, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Supporting People with Low Vision with Augmented Reality Shiri Azenkot Assistant Professor, Cornell Tech, Cornell University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)
About 19 million people in the US report difficulty seeing even with glasses or contact lenses. Many of these people
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November 3, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Computational Ecosystems: Tech-enabled Communities to Advance Human Values at Scale Haoqi Zhang Allen K. and Johnnie Cordell Breed Junior Chair of Design, Assistant Professor in Computer Science, Northwestern University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Despite the continued development of individual technologies and processes for supporting human endeavors, major leaps in solving complex human...... Full Details

October 27, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm How to Design with Openness: Shaping a Design Approach for Open and Growing Systems Joep Frens Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

In this lecture I argue that (interaction) design is changing from a “one product – one user” perspective towards a more “multiple products –...... Full Details

October 16, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm Special HCII Seminar: Soft Materials for Human Compatible Machines and Electronics Carmel Majidi Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University Newell-Simon Hall 3305

Professor Carmel Majidi directs the Integrated Soft Materials Lab at CMU, Mechanical Engineering department. Currently, his...... Full Details

October 13, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Design at the Interface Daniel Cardoso Llach Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

At the dawn of the information age Herbert Simon advanced a view of design as a ‘science of the artificial’ that could be expressed by statements...... Full Details

September 29, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Prototyping a More Positive Future Sophia Brueckner Assistant Professor, Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Sophia Brueckner is a futurist artist, designer, and engineer. Inseparable from computers since the age of two, she believes she is a cyborg. At...... Full Details

September 22, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm User Research: The Designer’s Ticket to Informing Strategy Jeremy Koempel Co-Founder and Design Lead, Bessemer Alliance Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

The rate of change in our world is breathtaking. Many organizations simply cannot evolve quick enough to capitalize on this change and prepare for...... Full Details

September 15, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Practical Learning Research at Scale (and Relevance to HCI Education) Ken Koedinger Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Massive scale education has emerged through online tools such as Wikipedia, Khan Academy, and MOOCs. The number of students being reached is...... Full Details

September 8, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm HCII Seminar Series: Post-Doc Talks Paulo Carvalho, Irene-Angelica Chounta, Patrick Carrington, Sang-Won Bae Post-Doctoral Researchers, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Speaker 1: Paulo Carvalho

Talk Title: Beyond reading in educational contexts: Spending more time...... Full Details

September 1, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Morphing Matter: Designing Bioinspired Transformative Materials and Interfaces Lining Yao Assistant Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)
Technology, one might claim, is designed to recapitulate biology: as we strive to design physical objects and architecture that are...... Full Details
June 2, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Tracking Behavioral Symptoms of Mental Health and Delivering Personalized Interventions Using Mobile and Wearable Devices Tanzeem Choudhury Associate Professor, Computing and Information Systems, Cornell University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Mobile and ubiquitous computing research has led to new techniques for cheaply, accurately, and continuously...... Full Details

May 5, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm All the World's a Stage: Mobile Computing Across Multiple Contexts to Support Science On-The-Go Chris Quintana Associate Professor in Educational Studies, School of Education, University of Michigan Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

As computing devices continue to evolve from personal computers to mobile and wearable technologies, new learning opportunities are opening up....... Full Details

April 28, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Deception and Trust in a Post-Truth World Jeff Hancock Professor, Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, Stanford University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

How is the rewiring of communication in the network age changing how we deceive and trust one another? How can we trust that news story, or a...... Full Details

April 14, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm TALK CANCELED: How Games Move Us: Emotion by Design Katherine Isbister Professor, Computational Media Department, University of California Santa Cruz Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Designers know games can evoke empathy and intense connection. But everyday non-expert conversations about games still rarely touch on this truth...... Full Details

April 7, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm The Challenges and Opportunities for Real-time Ridesharing Services to Address Unemployment Barriers Among Low-Resourced Populations Tawanna Dillahunt Assistant Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Improved transportation is a key predictor for upward economic mobility, and the relationship between transportation and economic mobility is...... Full Details

March 31, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Innovators and their Others: Entrepreneurial Citizenship in Transnational India Lilly Irani Assistant Professor of Communication & Science Studies, University of California San Diego Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

This talk focuses on how valorized forms of work become models of citizenship. Today, the halls of TED and Davos reverberate with optimism that ...... Full Details

March 24, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm CANCELED: Tracking Behavioral Symptoms of Mental Health and Delivering Personalized Interventions Using Mobile and Wearable Devices Tanzeem Choudhury Associate Professor, Computing and Information Sciences, Cornell University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

CANCELED: Mobile and ubiquitous computing research has led to new techniques for cheaply, accurately, and continuously collecting data on human...... Full Details

March 3, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Predictive Interaction Jeffrey Heer Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

How might we architect interactive systems that have better models of the tasks we're trying to perform, learn over time, help refine ambiguous...... Full Details

February 24, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Asking Technology: A Step Too Far or Not Far Enough? Yvonne Rogers Director, UCL Interaction Centre, University College London Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Much of HCI research involves asking people questions, either through interviews, surveys, design sessions, evaluation studies, voting, polling...... Full Details

February 17, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Achieving Real Virtuality: Closing the Gap Between the Digital and the Physical Daniel Wigdor Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

As digital interaction spreads to an increasing number of devices, direct physical manipulation has become the dominant metaphor in HCI. The...... Full Details

February 10, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm In A Flash: Crowdsourcing Organizations, Collaborations, and Research Michael Bernstein Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

Crowdsourcing envisions computational systems that enable complex collective achievements. However, today's crowdsourcing techniques are limited...... Full Details

February 3, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Participatory Design as a Practice in the Learning Sciences Betsy N. Disalvo Assistant Professor, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

The goal of the learning sciences is to not only understand the phenomena of learning, but also to impact educational practices and enable more...... Full Details

January 20, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm Aesthetics of Intelligence: Designing User Experience for Systems of Smart Things Lin-Lin Chen Professor, Industrial and Commercial Design, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

The vision of a smart environment, where invisible technologies seamlessly support people’s daily activities, is closer to becoming reality. After...... Full Details

January 12, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am Instrumented and Connected: Designing Next-Generation Learning Experiences Tovi Grossman Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)

The history of computing is rich with examples of how computers, among their many purposes, serve as tools which enhance our ability to learn. As...... Full Details