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Keith Edwards — 2021 Fall GVU Brown Bag Kickoff

GVU Center Brown Bag: GVU Center Overview and Funded Research ProjectsIn the first GVU Brown Bag Seminar of the academic year, Keith Edwards, GVU Center Director and Professor of Interactive…

From  Tim Trent on August 30th, 2021 1 plays 0  

Christina Harrington — The Future is Collectivism: Exploring Technology Co-Design From a Lens of Critical Design

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…

From  Tim Trent on April 15th, 2021 4 plays 0  

Marshini Chetty — Imagine All The People On A Trustworthy Internet

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…

From  Tim Trent on April 15th, 2021 19 plays 0  

GVU Center Foley Scholar Talks — Spring 2021

Ceara Byrne: Technology for Working and Service DogsIn the Animal Computer Interaction (ACI) lab, I create and study technologies that improve communication between working dogs, such as dogs trained…

From  Tim Trent on March 16th, 2021 1 plays 0  

Laura Devendorf — Designing Not Knowing

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…

From  Tim Trent on March 15th, 2021 7 plays 0  

Kurtis Heimerl — Reclaiming the Internet: A Journey to Community-Held Cellular Infrastructure

Mobile network operators (MNOs) are a critical component of today’s Internet access landscape. Originally borne of wireline voice telephony access, innovations in wireless data connectivity…

From  Tim Trent on March 10th, 2021 6 plays 0  

Krystina Madej — Bringing Narrative Authoring into Social Media

When social media is perceived only as a vehicle for posting personal history narratives, the potential for using its affordances to create literary narratives is lost. We can use social…

From  Tim Trent on February 25th, 2021 8 plays 0  

Gregory D. Abowd - Ignorance is Bliss: A retrospective on my career at Georgia Tech

On July 15, 1994, I began my career on the faculty in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. Throughout my career, I have cherished the over half a dozen opportunities I have had to give GVU…

From  Tim Trent on February 11th, 2021 501 plays 0  

Elizabeth D. Mynatt - From Tire Tracks to Subway Maps: How Computing Innovation Fuels US Industries

At the close of 2020, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released the report, Information Technology Innovation: Resurgence, Confluence, and Continuing Impact. As the…

From  Tim Trent on January 29th, 2021 11 plays 0  

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  Tim 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  Tim Trent on September 18th, 2020 3 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  Katie Gentilello on March 12th, 2020 3 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  Katie Gentilello on March 6th, 2020 31 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  Katie Gentilello on February 24th, 2020 57 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  Katie Gentilello on February 18th, 2020 7 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  Katie Gentilello on February 14th, 2020 24 plays 0