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Faculty and Students to be Recognized at Premiere Conference

March 28, 2014


Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) ­faculty and students will be recognized for their outstanding research at the premiere international conference on human-computer interaction, the Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI).

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CHI 2014 is a celebration of the conference’s one of a kind diversity; from the broad range of backgrounds of its attendees, to the diverse spectrum of communities and fields on which the conference and its research have an impact.

During the conference, students will showcase their research papers and posters, exchange ideas, and improve their communication skills while competing for prizes.

Faculty member, Amy Voida, assistant professor of human-computer interaction, will be recognized with the “Best of CHI Honorable Mention Award” for her paper “Shared Values/Conflicting Logics: Working Around E-Government Systems”. This award honors exceptional submissions that were identified as being among the top 5% of all submission to CHI 2014.

Three additional faculty and six Ph.D. students had their “work-in-progress” papers accepted at CHI 2014 as well:

  • Three work-in-progress papers were accepted from graduate students in the  Grappa Lab, co-authored with the lab director and assistant professor of media arts and science and human-computer interaction Mark Pfaff: Arthur Liu’s “WiredIn: Using Visual Feedback to Support Task Resumption,” Ryan Sukale’s “QuoDocs: Improving Developer Engagement in Software Documentation Through Gamification,” and Afarin Pirzadeh’s  “Designing Multi-Touch Gestures to Support Emotional Expression in Instant Messaging.”
  • Faculty members Anthony Faiola and Brad Doebbeling joined with three Ph.D. students, Preethi Srinivas (HCI), Yamini Karanam (HCI), and David Chartash (Health Informatics) in their paper: “VizCom:A Novel Workflow Model for ICU Clinical Decision Support.” Anthony Faiola is associate professor and Director of Human-Computer Interaction, and Brad Doebbeling is professor and Chair of the BioHealth Department.

The annual CHI conference is the premier international conference on human-computer interaction, which brings together students and experts from over 60 countries, representing different cultures and different application areas, whose diverse perspectives influence each other.

The CHI 2014 conference will take place April 26th through May 1st at the Metro Toronto Metro Centre in Toronto, Canada, a city known for its one of a kind cultural diversity


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Dr. Voida’s paper

VizCom:A Novel Workflow Model for ICU Clinical Decision Support


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