Brown Bag Seminars at the GVU Center.

Recent Submissions

  • National AI Institute for Adult Learning and Online Education: Vision, Goals and Plans 

    Goel, Ashok (2022-03-10)
    NSF has recently established a National AI Institute for Adult Learning and Online Education (AI-ALOE) headquartered at Georgia Tech. The AI-ALOE Institute seeks to address the societal challenges of lifelong learning, ...
  • The Myopia of Model Centrism 

    Sambasivan, Nithya (2022-02-24)
    AI models seek to intervene in increasingly higher stakes domains, such as cancer detection and microloan allocation. What is the view of the world that guides AI development in high risk areas, and how does this view ...
  • What Do Knitting Machines Make? 

    McCann, James L. (2022-02-17)
    Industrial knitting machines are used to fabricate many complex objects, including gloves, sweaters, layered cloth, and shaped fiber reinforcement for composites. But, fundamentally, what is it that knitting machines are ...
  • Designing a critical machine learning educational program with and for children 

    Arastoopour Irgens, Golnaz (2022-02-10)
    The world is becoming increasingly reliant on artificial intelligence (AI) technologies that collect, store, and analyze our data. Such technologies improve our quality of life, but they also (re)perpetuate inequities and ...
  • Living in Data 

    Thorp, Jer (2021-10-21)
    To live in data is to be incessantly extracted from, to be classified and categorized, statisti-fied, sold and surveilled. Data (our data) is mined and processed for profit, power and political gain. Our clicks and likes ...
  • Representation of disability in children’s video games 

    Madej, Krystina (2021-10-28)
    While video game accessibility for people with disability has been given serious thought and been addressed by video game developers since the early 2000s, representation of disability in video games has been less well ...
  • Human-Centered Explainable AI (XAI): From Algorithms to User Experiences 

    Liao, Q. Vera (2021-11-04)
    Artificial Intelligence technologies are increasingly used to make decisions and perform autonomous tasks in critical domains. The need to understand AI in order to improve, contest, develop appropriate trust and better ...
  • Studying Intersectional Challenges in Gig Work: Lessons From the Global South 

    Raval, Noopur (2021-11-11)
    With the rise and proliferation of gig economy platforms providing ride hailing, food delivery and other app-based services on-demand in major urban centers of the world, there have been major transformations in work and ...
  • Human Network Regions as Spatial Units for COVID-19 Policy Implementation 

    Andris, Clio (2021-11-18)
    In the U.S., COVID-19 messaging and policy implementation (i.e. school closures and stay-at-home orders) are largely administered at the state level. This can be problematic, as functional metropolitan areas can straddle ...
  • Design as Democratic Inquiry 

    DiSalvo, Carl (2022-01-20)
    In this talk, I’ll share my new book, Design as Democratic Inquiry. This book discusses a series of projects grounded in collaborations with communities and institutions. In these collaborations, I explore the potentials ...
  • Building Theory in STEM Education Research: Spatial Encoding Strategies Theory and Multiple Conceptions Theory 

    Margulieux, Lauren (2022-01-13)
    Education research frequently calls for theory-building work to better explain the mechanisms of how people learn. This talk discusses two theories developed based on a synthesis of work across multiple education-related ...
  • AI-CARING How Use Inspired Research with Older Adults Informs the Future of AI 

    Mynatt, Elizabeth D. (2021-10-14)
    We anticipate that AI will play a pivotal role in supporting the goals of older adults to “age in place” and sustain quality of life and independence. However, designing these technologies requires supporting the actions ...
  • How Health Informatics Will Transform Healthcare 

    Braunstein, Mark (2021-09-30)
    Computers have been used in healthcare from their earliest days. Much visionary work was done in the 1950's and 60's but it inevitably failed to achieve acceptance for technical and non-technical reasons we will discuss. ...
  • Exploring the promise and peril of emotion AI, designing for emotional meaning-making with data, imagining an affirmative biopolitics with data 

    Howell, Noura (2021-09-23)
    Emotion AI, which predicts psychological characteristics from data, offers potentially transformative benefits for societal well-being, productivity, and security. Drawing on increasingly available biodata-data about ...
  • Fostering public understanding of AI through education and design 

    Long, Duri (2021-09-09)
    As artificial intelligence is integrated into our schools, homes, and workplaces, it becomes increasingly important to foster public understanding of AI. My research has explored two important facets of this issue—developing ...
  • GVU Center Overview and Funded Research Projects 

    Edwards, Keith (2021-08-26)
    In the first GVU Brown Bag Seminar of the academic year, Keith Edwards, GVU Center Director and Professor of Interactive Computing, will kick off our talk series with an overview of the GVU Center detailing its unique ...
  • Imagine All The People On A Trustworthy Internet 

    Chetty, Marshini (2021-04-01)
    Imagine a world where the Internet caters to all types of users and hosts trustworthy content. Right now, this world seems far off for many reasons. For instance, this world would require us to think more broadly of user ...
  • MS-HCI Program | Recent Master’s Projects 

    Golino, Matt; Gupta, Nandita; Hill, Jordan (2021-03-25)
    Matt Golino: Meditation in VR: From Master's Project to Startup. I will talk about the journey of taking my MS-HCI master's project from idea, to research project, to implementation, to longitudinal study, to startup! I'll ...
  • The Future is Collectivism: Exploring Technology Co-Design From a Lens of Critical Design 

    Harrington, Christina (2021-03-18)
    The question of who gets to contribute to design futures and technology innovation is an important topic across design and computing fields. This conversation has grave implications for communities that often find themselves ...
  • Designing Not Knowing 

    Devendorf, Laura (2021-03-11)
    As a design researcher and educator working in human-computer interaction, I often find myself in the business of "empowering" students by teaching them design. As a professor, I write grant proposals that use the magic ...

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