Spanning the departments of Computer Science, Information Science, and Communication, bridging campuses in Ithaca, NY, and New York City, scholars and innovators at Cornell University are guiding the field of human-computer interaction. Each year, our rundown of Cornell papers at the annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems illustrates Big Red’s influence, and 2019 is no different.
By our count, Cornell University contributed 21 refereed papers (and several others in various workshops) at this year’s CHI, including two Honorable Mention recognitions. Notable papers include:
- René Kizilcec and a Stanford coauthor found that showing women in an ad for online STEM courses, along with a diversity statement, bumped women enrollment up by 26 percent.
- Maurice Jakesch and his Cornell and Stanford coauthors discovered we humans may not be ready to fully trust Airbnb hosts who rely on an algorithm to write their host profiles.
- Anthony Poon and his Cornell colleagues explored SMS and WhatsApp as tools to improve exam scores among African youths.
Have a look at what we’re bringing to CHI, and we’ll see you May 4 through 9 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Honorable Mention recognition: Heimdall: A Remotely Controlled Inspection Workbench For Debugging Microcontroller Projects
Authors: Mitchell Karchemsky (UC Berkeley), J.D. Zamfirescu-Pereira (Cornell Tech), Kuan-Ju Wu (UC Berkeley), François Guimbretière (Cornell), and Bjoern Hartmann (UC Berkeley)
Honorable Mention recognition: Implicit Communication of Actionable Information in Human-AI Teams
Authors: Claire Liang, Julia Proft, Erik Andersen, and Ross Knepper (all of Cornell)
AI-Mediated Communication: How the Perception that Profile Text was Written by AI Affects Trustworthiness
Authors: Maurice Jakesch (Cornell Tech), Megan French (Stanford), Xiao Ma (Cornell Tech), Jeff Hancock (Stanford), and Mor Naaman (Cornell Tech)
Concept-Driven Visual Analytics: an Exploratory Study of Model- and Hypothesis-Based Reasoning with Visualizations
Authors: In Kwon Choi (Indiana University-Purdue University), Taylor Childers (Indiana University-Purdue University), Nirmal Kumar Raveendranath (Indiana University-Purdue University), Swati Mishra (Cornell), Kyle Harris (Indiana University-Purdue University), and Khairi Reda (Indiana University-Purdue University)
Cultivating Care Through Ambiguity: Lessons from a Service Learning Course
Authors: Samar Sabie and Tapan Parikh (both from Cornell Tech)
Designing Interactive 3D Printed Models with Teachers of the Visually Impaired
Authors: Lei Shi (Cornell Tech), Holly Lawson (Portland State), Zhuohao Zhang (Zhejiang University), and Shiri Azenkot (Cornell Tech)
Engaging High School Students in Cameroon with Exam Practice Quizzes via SMS and WhatsApp
Authors: Anthony Poon, François Guimbretière, Sarah Giroux, Nicola Dell, Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue (all of Cornell University and Cornell Tech)
"Everyone Has Some Personal Stuff": Designing to Support Digital Privacy with Shared Mobile Phone Use in Bangladesh
Authors: Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed (Info Sci PhD '17, now at the University of Toronto), Md. Romael Haque (Marquette), Irtaza Haider (Georgia Tech), Jay Chen (NYU), and Nicola Dell (Cornell Tech)
Face and Ecological Validity in Simulations: Lessons from Search-and-Rescue HRI
Authors: Lorin Dole (Cornell Tech) and Wendy Ju (Cornell Tech)
“I was really, really nervous posting it”: Communicating about Invisible Chronic Illnesses across Social Media Platforms
Authors: Shruti Sannon (Cornell), Elizabeth L. Murnane (Info Sci PhD '17, now at Stanford), Natalya Bazarova (Cornell), and Geri Gay (Cornell)
Interpretive Impacts of Text Visualization: Mitigating Political Framing Effects
Authors: Eric P.S. Baumer (Lehigh), Jaime Snyder (Washington), and Geri Gay (Cornell)
Is Now A Good Time? An Empirical Study of Vehicle-Driver Communication Timing
Authors: Robert Semmens (NYU), Nikolas Martelaro (Accenture), Pushyami Kaveti (Northeastern), Simon Stent (Cambridge), and Wendy Ju (Cornell Tech)
Overcoming Distractions during Transitions from Break to Work using a Conversational Website-Blocking System
Authors: Vincent WS Tseng (Cornell); Matthew L. Lee; Laurent Denoue, and Daniel Avrahami (all from FXPAL)
Power, Privacy, and Invisible Labor on Amazon Mechanical Turk
Authors: Shruti Sannon and Dan Cosley (both of Cornell)
Psychologically Inclusive Design: Cues impact women’s participation in STEM education
Authors: René Kizilcec (Cornell) and Andrew J. Saltarelli (Stanford)
SeeingVR: A Set of Tools to Make Virtual Reality More Accessible to People with Low Vision
Authors: Yuhang Zhao (Cornell Tech), Ed Cutrell (Microsoft Research), Christian Holz (Microsoft Research), Meredith Ringel Morris (Microsoft Research), Eyal Ofek (Microsoft Research), and Andrew D. Wilson (Microsoft Research)
Social Media TestDrive: Real-World Social Media Education for the Next Generation
Authors: D. DiFranzo, S. Taylor, Y.H. Choi, A. Purington, J.G. Taft, J. Whitlock, and Natalya Bazarova (all of Cornell)
Unintended Consonances: Methods to Understand Robot Motor Sound Perception
Authors: Dylan Moore (Stanford), Paula Varela (Nofima), Tobias Dahl (SINTEF), Wendy Ju (Cornell Tech), Tormod Naes (Nofima), and Ingunn Berget (Nofima)
What.Hack: Engaging Anti-Phishing Training Through a Role-playing Cyber Defense Simulation Game
Authors: Zikai Wen (Cornell), Zhiqiu Lin (Carleton), Rowena Chen (Cornell), and Erik Andersen (Cornell)
When Do People Trust Their Social Groups?
Authors: Xiao Ma (Cornell Tech/Facebook), Justin Cheng (Facebook), Shankar Iyer (Facebook), and Mor Naaman (Cornell Tech)
Witchcraft and HCI: Morality, Modernity, and Postcolonial Computing in Rural Bangladesh
Authors: Sharifa Sultana (Cornell), Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed (University of Toronto/Cornell)
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