Papers, Pre/Post-Prints, and Presentations by Faculty in the School of Interactive Computing.

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  • Designing and processing parametric models of steady lattices 

    Gupta, Ashish; Kurzeja, Kelsey; Rossignac, Jarek; Allen, George; Kumar, Pranav Srinivas; Musuvathy, Suraj (2018)
    Our goal is to facilitate the design, analysis, optimization, and additive manufacturing of a specific class of 3D lattices that may comprise an extremely large number of elements. We target curved lattices that exhibit ...
  • RangeFinder: Accelerating ball-interference queries against steady lattices 

    Kurzeja, Kelsey; Rossignac, Jarek (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018)
    Advances in additive manufacturing techniques are enabling the fabrication of new microstructures and materials. These may often be defined in terms of a set of balls and of beams that each connects two balls. To support ...
  • Pink Boxes and Chocolate-dipped Broccoli: Bad Game Design Providing Justifications for Reluctant Learners 

    DiSalvo, Betsy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-02)
    The use of games to make boring activities fun is usually a bad idea. The thoughtless use of points and badges as a method of “gamification” is usually a bad idea. Pandering to stereotypes about women by making games pink ...
  • Unsupervised Learning for Lexicon-Based Classification 

    Eisenstein, Jacob (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017)
    In lexicon-based classification, documents are assigned labels by comparing the number of words that appear from two opposed lexicons, such as positive and negative sentiment. Creating such words lists is often easier ...
  • Mwangaza Trip Report Spring 2014 

    Bruce, Carrie; Tomlinson, Brianna J.; Walker, Bruce (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This document summarizes the notes from the research trip to Kenya completed in March 2014.
  • Towards a Canine-Human Communication System Based on Head Gestures 

    Valentin, Giancarlo; Alcaidinho, Joelle; Howard, Ayanna; Jackson, Melody M.; Starner, Thad (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAssociation for Computing Machinery, 2015-11)
    We explored symbolic canine-human communication for working dogs through the use of canine head gestures. We identified a set of seven criteria for selecting head gestures and identified the first four deserving further ...
  • FIDO—Facilitating interactions for dogs with occupations: wearable communication interfaces for working dogs 

    Jackson, Melody M.; Valentin, Giancarlo; Freil, Larry; Burkeen, Lily; Zeagler, Clint; Gilliland, Scott; Currier, Barbara; Starner, Thad (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-01)
    Working dogs have improved the lives of thousands of people throughout history. However, communication between human and canine partners is currently limited. The main goal of the FIDO project is to research fundamental ...
  • Wearable Alert System for Mobility-Assistance Service Dogs 

    Valentin, Giancarlo; Freil, Larry; Alcaidinho, Joelle; Zuerndorfer, Jay; Mason, Celeste; Jackson, Melody M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-10)
    We present a study of a wearable alert system for mobility-assistance dogs. Our focus in this study is on assessing sensor and dog activation reliability for the purpose of understanding both system and dog training ...
  • From HCI to ACI: User-centered and Participatory design in Canine ACI 

    Valentin, Giancarlo (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-10-26)
    As is the case with new scientific disciplines, Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI) has motivated the re-examination of solved and unsolved issues in the philosophy of science. Using canine-human interaction as an example, ...
  • The Challenges of Wearable Computing for Working Dogs 

    Valentin, Giancarlo; Alcaidinho, Joelle; Jackson, Melody Moore (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-09)
    We present two case studies on creating wearables for dogs and discuss them in terms of challenges of safety, space, weight and comfort, that motivated them. You can use these case studies and our design process as a ...
  • A Dynamic and Dual-Process Theory of Humor 

    Li, Boyang (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-05)
    The cognitive mechanism of humor has been studied for centuries, with multiple seemingly incompatible theories proposed. Recent research in emotions suggests human emotions are tightly coupled and closely interact with ...
  • Canine Reachability of Snout-based Wearable Inputs 

    Valentin, Giancarlo; Alcaidinho, Joelle; Friel, Larry; Zeagler, Clint; Jackson, Melody; Starner, Thad (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-09)
    We designed an experiment with the goal of assessing wearable reachability for canines. We investigated the effect of placement on the ability of dogs to reach on-body interfaces with their snouts. In our pilot study, seven ...
  • Assessment of Working Dog Suitability from Quantimetric Data 

    Alcaidinho, Joelle; Valentin, Giancarlo; Yoder, Nate; Tai, Stephanie; Mundell, Paul; Jackson, Melody (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-10)
    We propose new approaches to assessing the suitability of potential working dogs for a given occupation. The main focus is placed on continuously-recording technology that does not rely on constant human observation. ...
  • Identifying regional dialects in online social media 

    Eisenstein, Jacob (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-08-06)
    Electronic social media offers new opportunities for informal communication in written language, while at the same time, providing new datasets that allow researchers to document dialect variation from records of natural ...
  • Facilitating Interactions for Dogs with Occupations: Wearable Dog - Activated Interfaces 

    Jackson, Melody; Zeagler, Clint; Valentin, Giancarlo; Martin, Alex; Martin, Vincent; Delawalla, Adil; Blount, Wendy; Eiring, Sarah; Hollis, Ryan; Kshirsagar, Yash; Starner, Thad (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAssociation for Computing Machinery, 2013-09)
    Working dogs have improved the lives of thousands of people. However, communication between human and canine partners is currently limited. The main goal of the FIDO project is to research fundamental aspects of wearable ...
  • An underwater wearable computer for two way human-dolphin communication experimentation 

    Kohlsdorf, Daniel; Gilliland, Scott; Presti, Peter; Starner, Thad; Herzing, Denise (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-09)
    Research in dolphin cognition and communication in the wild is still a challenging task for marine biologists. Most problems arise from the uncontrolled nature of field studies and the challenges of building suitable ...
  • Mimesis Aegis: A Mimicry Privacy Shield 

    Lau, Billy; Chung, Simon; Song, Chengyu; Jang, Yeongjin; Lee, Wenke; Boldyreva, Alexandra (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-07)
    Users are increasingly storing, accessing, and exchanging data through public cloud services such as those provided by Google, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft. Although users may want to have faith in cloud providers ...
  • A Directory Service for Multi-Literate Users 

    Sin, Mark; Escobedo, Marco; Best, Michael L. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2004)
    User directory services, such as a database service cataloging people in a company or community, are important components today to many online applications. Furthermore, the design of computer applications and interfaces ...
  • The telecommunications policy process in post-conflict developing countries: the case of Liberia 

    Best, Michael L.; Thakur, Dhanaraj (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to develop an understanding of the telecommunications policy process in immediate post-conflict countries and how that process differs from traditional settings. Design/methodology/approach ...
  • Special Editorial from Michael Best 

    Best, Michael L. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, 2012)

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