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Jessica Roberts - Designing Technologies to Drive Curiosity

When we think about technology mediating human interactions with data, we often think about how it improves the practices of people’s usual activities, from making them more mindful of their…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 14th, 2019 2 plays 0  

Lining Yao - Materialized AI: Robotic Morphing Matter

Morphing matter harnesses the programmability in material structures and compositions to achieve transformative behaviors and integrates sensing, actuation, and computation to create adaptive and…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 14th, 2019 2 plays 0  

Greg Maletic - Playdate: Creating a new handheld video game console

Playdate — a tiny, yellow, handheld game console — made a bigger splash than its creators envisioned when it was announced this past May. Relying on a combination of old tech (a 1-bit…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 14th, 2019 4 plays 0  

GVU Center Brown Bag Seminar: Thomas Ploetz "Machine Learning for Sensor Data Analysis in HCI"

ABSTRACTMany contemporary systems in human computer interaction (HCI) including mobile and ubiquitous computing are based on some form of automated sensor data analysis. Prominent examples are…

From  Meghana Arundhati Melkote on November 30th, 2017 249 plays 0  

Bridging Public Health and Technology--- Why Innovation Matters

ABSTRACT Leveraging the power of data The factors affecting our health are wide-ranging, from inefficient or underfunded systems, to new and changing health threats, to natural disasters,…

From  Meghana Arundhati Melkote on November 16th, 2017 11 plays 0  

Can a Computer Improve Your Social Skills?

ABSTRACT Many people fear automation. They may see it as a potential job killer. They may also be concerned about what can be automated. Could we train a computer to teach us human skills? Should…

From  Meghana Arundhati Melkote on November 9th, 2017 10 plays 0  

Can Healthcare Become an iPhone?


ABSTRACTThe hidden secret of smartphones is their API that makes the phone’s sensors and data accessible and thereby facilitates app development on a global scale. The healthcare informatics…

From  Meghana Arundhati Melkote on November 2nd, 2017 7 plays 0  

Learning About Personal Experiences & Their Outcomes: Analyzing Social Media as an Observational Study

ABSTRACT For years now, millions of people share details about their real-world experiences on social media, including Twitter, LinkedIn, and Reddit. Using causal inference methods, we can data mine…

From  Meghana Arundhati Melkote on October 26th, 2017 10 plays 0  

GVU Distinguished Alum Brownbag Speaker: Fabricating Accessibility

Abstract With the increasing power and flexibility of technologies available to consumers, we are seeing a revolution in how assistive technology (AT) is being created and by whom. This talk will…

From  Meghana Arundhati Melkote on October 19th, 2017 41 plays 0  

Disrupt Education or Make It Better? The Rhetoric & Implementation of Educational Technology

ABSTRACT Karen Head’s book Disrupt This!: MOOCs and the Promises of Technology (UPNE, 2017) employs a rhetorical lens to deconstruct and analyze some of the arguments and vision statements…

From  Meghana Arundhati Melkote on October 12th, 2017 6 plays 0  

Transformative Work in Computing - Foley Scholars Research & ACCelerate Preview

Smithsonian ACCelerate Festival Preview Hear from the creators of Georgia Tech's juried projects accepted into the ACCelerate Creativity and Innovation Festival taking place Oct. 13-15, 2017,…

From  Meghana Arundhati Melkote on October 5th, 2017 10 plays 0  

Complexity and Distributed Ethnography & ACCelerate Preview

Smithsonian ACCelerate Festival Preview Hear from the creators of Georgia Tech's juried projects accepted into the ACCelerate Creativity and Innovation Festival taking place Oct. 13-15, 2017,…

From  Meghana Arundhati Melkote on September 28th, 2017 29 plays 0  

WebAR, WebVR, and the Democratization of Mixed Reality & ACCelerate Event

Come early ahead of the seminar for a preview of juried projects heading to the ACCelerate Creativity and Innovation Festival taking place Oct. 13-15, 2017, at the Smithsonian National Museum of…

From  Meghana Arundhati Melkote on September 14th, 2017 24 plays 0  

Platforms in the Public Interest: Lessons from Minitel

ABSTRACT Platforms such as Facebook predominate cyberspace today, providing private infrastructures for public culture. These systems are so massive that it's easy to forget that the digital…

From  Meghana Arundhati Melkote on September 14th, 2017 13 plays 0  

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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…

From  Eden Chandler on August 31st, 2017 21 plays 0  

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From  Sean Brennan on August 2nd, 2016 10 plays 0