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André Brock - Interrogating the Role of Belief in Technology Design and Use

While STEM fields possess the capacity to analyze the technical and organizational properties of digital interfaces, services, and their associated user practices, they are underequipped to evaluate…

From  Timothy Trent on October 26th, 2020 4 plays 0  

Srijan Kumar - Advances in Social Media Safety and Integrity

The web enables people to interact with one another and shape opinion at an unprecedented speed and scale. However, the prevalence of disinformation and malicious users makes the web unsafe and…

From  Timothy Trent on September 18th, 2020 2 plays 0  

GVU/IPaT Research and Engagement Grants

The GVU Center and the Institute for People and Technology (IPaT), with additional support from GTRI support two separate types of grant proposals. Research Grants provide seed funding for new…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 12th, 2020 2 plays 0  

Emma Brunskill - Human-Focused Reinforcement Learning

There is increasing excitement about reinforcement learning--a subarea of machine learning for enabling an agent to learn to make good decisions. Yet numerous questions and challenges remain for…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 6th, 2020 24 plays 0  

Elisabetta Matsumoto - Twisted Topological Tangles or: the knot theory of knitting

Imagine a 1D curve, then use it to fill a 2D manifold that covers an arbitrary 3D object – this computationally intensive materials challenge has been realized in the ancient technology known…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 24th, 2020 26 plays 0  

Howard Wertheimer - Sustainable Campus Development - Why it Matters

Georgia Tech has been at the forefront of sustainability since its inception in the 1880's. This is evidenced by the fact that the original brick buildings on campus were made from indigenous…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 18th, 2020 2 plays 0  

Jeffrey Nichols - Rico and Beyond: A Mobile App Dataset for Interaction Mining and Machine Learning

Rico is a publicly available dataset of user interfaces from 9.7k Android apps produced in a collaboration between Google and UIUC. The dataset contains screenshots, user interface hierarchies, and…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 14th, 2020 18 plays 0  

Eva Wolfangel - How Technologies... Are Already Changing Lives

Science journalist Eva Wolfangel has specialized in investigating the effects of future technologies on society - by accompanying people who already make intensive use of these technologies today.…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 13th, 2020 6 plays 0  

Matthew Hong, Lara Martin, Emily Wall - Foley Scholars

Abstracts:Matthew Hong: Personalizing Health Management Through Human-Centered Data AugmentationDuring complex chronic treatment, adolescent patients (ages 10-19) must communicate all illness needs…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on January 30th, 2020 14 plays 0  

Krystina Madej - Serious Topics in Children's Digital Games

Games are an important form of play. While games are played by all age groups, for children, play and games are fundamental to learning and, for them, all play is serious. Serious games, which have…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on January 21st, 2020 8 plays 0  

Kathy Pham - Computing, Ethics and the Public Interest - What does this even mean?

Come for a lively talk and discussion about computing, ethics, and the public interest. The talk will range from ethics and responsibility in computer science, to honoring expertise across…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on December 6th, 2019 12 plays 0  

Kristian Kloeckl - The Urban Improvise: Improvisation-Based Design for Hybrid Cities

The built environment in today’s hybrid cities is changing radically. The pervasiveness of networked mobile and embedded devices has transformed a predominantly stable background for human…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 21st, 2019 16 plays 0  

Lisa Marks - Supporting Craft with Parametric Design Techniques

As industrial design continues to embrace digital manufacturing, we are in constant danger of losing the culturally indicative crafts that express individual cultures. As global wealth inequality…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 14th, 2019 14 plays 0  

HyunJoo Oh - Everyday Materials Transformed by Computing

Look around at some of the familiar objects and materials in your surroundings. These things can be transformed. By combining everyday materials with computing, we can extend and reimagine their…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 12th, 2019 39 plays 0  

Krystina Madej - Disney Animation: Story and Technology

Walt Disney is described variously as an American entrepreneur, a film producer, a pioneer of the American animation industry, the founder of the theme park industry. Public perception of him is of a…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 11th, 2019 16 plays 0  

Yanni Loukissas - All Data Are Local: Thinking Critically in a Data-Driven Society

In our data-driven society, it is too easy to assume the transparency of data. Instead, Yanni Loukissas argues in All Data Are Local, we should approach data sets with an awareness that data are…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 29th, 2019 17 plays 0