Human-computer Interaction (HCI)

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John Chuang
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Bio-sensory computing; brainwave authentication; information economics and policy
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Interim Associate Dean & Head of School; Professor
Human-computer interaction, information visualization, computational linguistics, search and information retrieval, improving MOOCs and online education
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Assistant Professor (I School and EECS)
Data management, interactive or human-in-the-loop data analytics, information visualization, crowdsourcing, data science
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Human-computer interaction, tangible user interfaces
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Recent Publications

Diagram of a timeline of events for generating a recommendation for a sample learner
Mar 21, 2017

The path towards a more democratized learner success model for MOOCs has been hampered by a lack of capabilities to provide a personalized experienced to the varied demographics MOOCs aim to serve.  Primary obstacles to this end have been insufficient support of real-time learner data across platforms and a lack of maturity of recommendation models that accommodate the learning context and breadth and complexity of subject matter material in MOOCs. In this paper, we address both shortfalls with a framework for augmenting a MOOC platform with real-time logging and dynamic content presentation capabilities as well as a novel course-general recommendation model geared towards increasing learner navigational efficiency. We piloted this intervention in a portion of a live course as a proof-of-concept of the framework. The necessary augmentation of platform functionality was all made without changes to the open-edX codebase, our target platform, and instead only requires access to modify course content via an instructor role account.

The organization of the paper begins with related work, followed by technical details on augmentation of the platform’s functionality, a description of the recommendation model and its back-tested prediction results, and finally an articulation of the design decisions that went into deploying the recommendation framework in a live course.

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Human-computer Interaction (HCI) news

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Prof. Hany Farid and graduate student Shruti Agarwal have created a new forensic approach that can use the subtle characteristics of how a person speaks to recognize whether a new video of that individual is real or a fake.

Shazeda Ahmed

Ph.D. student Shazeda Ahmed writes that foreign media has painted a dystopian portrait of China’s social credit system. The reality is both less coherent and more complex.

Richmond Wong

Instead of looking for design solutions to fix existing problems in privacy, I School researchers used speculative design fictions to explore the potential privacy issues that may arise in future uses and adoptions of emerging biosensing technologies.

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I School researchers have developed a custom-fit earpiece that that can capture “passthoughts” through brainwave signals from the ear canal, and for the first time demonstrated one-step three-factor authentication.

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An increasing number of apps let users share their heartrate with friends. Now a pair of researchers are exploring how sharing your biosignals can affect your interpersonal interactions.

Professor Marti Hearst

Hearst’s HCI research includes user interfaces for search, information visualization of text, web site usability, and innovation in education.

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