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Drexel CCI Faculty, Students and Alumni Participate in International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction

May 17, 2017

Last week, several Drexel University College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) faculty members, students and alumni participated in the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017) at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver (May 6 to 11). 

The CHI Conference is the premier international conference for human-computer interaction (HCI), or the study of interfaces and intersections between people and technology. This year’s conference theme of “Explore, Innovate, Inspire” set the stage for facilitating collaboration and discussion on innovations in HCI. Presentations centered on a variety of topics concerning human factors in computing, from mental health to consumer data. 

CCI faculty and students were integral in the planning of a new conference program known as CHI Stories, wherein researchers related stories about unique experiences and ideas that have transformed and inspired them in their lives and careers.

The following CCI faculty, students and alumni participated at CHI 2017:

CHI Stories Chairs
Nazanin Andalibi, doctoral candidate, CCI
Andrea Forte, associate professor, CCI
Engineering Interactive Systems and Technologies - Associate Chair
Erin Solovey, assistant professor, CCI
Health, Accessibility, and Aging - Associate Chair
Gabriela Marcu, assistant professor, CCI

Late-Breaking Work Associate Chairs

Andrea Marshall, doctoral candidate, CCI
Asta Zelenkauskaite, assistant professor of communication, College of Arts and Sciences
Zhan Zhang, PhD ’16, CCI

Session Chair: Supporting Low Resource Communities
Gabriela Marcu

Session Chair: Difficulty and Challenges in Games; and What Things Look Like

Erin Solovey

Session: Interruptions and Email
“’If a Person is Emailing You, It just Doesn’t Make Sense’: Exploring Changing Consumer Behaviors in Email”
Nazanin Andalibi (with Frank R. Bentley and Nadiyana Daskalova)

Session: Behavior in Online Communications
“’People are Either too Fake or too Real’: Opportunities and Challenges in Tie-base Anonymity”
Nazanin Andalibi (with Xiao Ma, Louise Barkhuus, Mor Naaman)

Session: Social Justice
“Class Confessions: Restorative Properties in the Online Experience of Socioeconomic Stigma”
Nazanin Andalibi (with Eugenia Ha Rim Rho, Oliver L. Haimson, Melissa Mazmanian, Gillian R. Hayes)

Case Studies

Session: Advertising and Service Design
“It’s All About Coupons: Exploring Coupon Use Behaviors in Email”
Nazanin Andalibi (with Frank R. Bentley and Nadiyana Daskalova)

Doctoral Consortium
“Self-disclosure and Response Behaviors in Socially Stigmatized Contexts on Social Media: The Case of Miscarriage” 
Nazanin Andalibi

SIG Session: Bridging Communities for Better HIT
“Bridging Communities for Better HIT: Streaming Conversations from WISH on Challenges, Strategies, and Opportunities”
Gabriela Marcu (with Jing Zhang, Julie A. Kientz, Siddhant Ambulkar, Lena Mamykina, Laura R. Pina, Jina Huh)

Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH) 501/502
Gabriela Marcu (with Julie A. Kientz, Jina Huh, Laura R. Pina, Sid Ambulkar)

Late-Breaking Work
“Collecting and Managing Data in Public Health Research on Autism”
Gabriela Marcu (with Alexis D China, Hannah Findley, Anna Waligora)

“Design In The Wild: Lessons From Researcher Participation In Design Of Emerging Technology”
Alexandra Sarcevic, assistant professor; Leah Kulp, doctoral candidate

“Learnability Through Adaptive Discovery Tools in Voice User Interfaces”
Anushay Furqan, digital media ’17; Chelsea Myers, doctoral student; Jichen Zhu, assistant professor (all Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design)

Workshop Position Papers
“AgileFood: Facilitating Adaptive Food Donation to Address Hunger & Reduce Waste”
Erin Solovey (with Denisa Qori McDonald)

“Integrating Brain and Physiological Sensing with Virtual Agents to Amplify Human Perception”
Erin Solovey (with Reza Moradinezhad)

“Mental Health Markers in Language and Brain Data: Potential Diagnostic Use and Privacy Concerns”
Rachel Greenstadt, professor; Erin Solovey (with Denisa Qori McDonald and Girija Kaimal)

“Using speech in complex teamwork to support activity recognition”
Aleksandra Sarcevic, assistant professor (with S. Jagannath)

“Mindful Shopping: A Compulsive Buying Disorder Management Tool”
Ruixue Liu, doctoral student, CCI; Gabriela Marcu; Erin Solovey