Brown Bag Seminars at the GVU Center.

Recent Submissions

  • Computer Museum of America – What, When, Where, Why 

    Youngblood, Rena (2022-10-05)
    This seminar is presented by Rena Youngblood, Executive Director of Computer Museum of America (CMoA) located in Roswell, GA. Rena will share how and why the museum was started, how they managed the pandemic, their goals ...
  • Using Cognitive System Engineering Methods To Inform Human-Robot Collaboration In A Novel Precision Agriculture Application 

    Bass, Ellen J. (2022-10-13)
    Operational concepts for novel robotic systems that include human supervisory control require the consideration of enabling technologies, the needs of the human operators, and their interactions. This presentation discusses ...
  • Batteries Not Included: Reimagining Computing for the Next Trillion Devices 

    Hester, Josiah (2022-09-29)
    For decades our smart devices, from wireless sensor networks to FitBits, have generally assumed stable, reliable power from a battery or wall outlet. These devices are exploding in numbers and quickly becoming the foundational ...
  • Ethics Work: Engaging Technology Values and Ethics through Design 

    Wong, Richmond (2022-09-22)
    Growing public discussions, legislative actions, and worker actions call for greater consideration of social values and ethics during technology development. In response, approaches such as compliance checklists have been ...
  • MS-HCI Program — Recent Master's Projects 

    Bhatnagar, Aditi; Britain, Gabriel; Dong, Jason; Herbert, Aayahna; Junnarkar, Suyash; Khandavalli, Neha; Singhal, Kaavya; Smith, Tymirra; Terry, Josh (2022-03-31)
    Captioning Group Conversations on Smart Glasses for People Who Are Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing, Gabriel Britain. People who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH) tend to avoid group conversations with hearing people, as they find it ...
  • Finding the Sweet Spot: Working At The Intersection Between Research and Technology Policy 

    Thakur, Dhanaraj (2022-03-17)
    How can we design research that informs technology policy debates? How can research help advance human rights advocacy in those debates? And at the same time how can that research be novel and offer a contribution to the ...
  • Using the Virtual Proving Ground (VPG) to Expedite and Validate the Creation of Autonomous Solutions 

    Op den Bosch, Augusto (2022-09-01)
    Background: Trimble is committed to delivering autonomy solutions that bring value to our customers faster than ever before. But creating autonomy solutions is not an easy task. These new technologies need to control real ...
  • 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. ...

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