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Rena Youngblood — Computer Museum of America – What, When, Where, Why

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…

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Ellen Bass — Using Cognitive System Engineering Methods To Inform Human-Robot Collaboration In A Novel Precision Agriculture Application

Operational concepts for novel robotic systems employing a human supervisor require the consideration of enabling technologies, the needs of the human operators, and their interactions. Leveraging…

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Josiah Hester — Batteries Not Included: Reimagining Computing for the Next Trillion Devices

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…

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Richmond Wong — Ethics Work: Engaging Technology Values and Ethics through Design

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…

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Dhanaraj Thakur — Finding the Sweet Spot: Working At The Intersection Between Research and Technology Policy

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…

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MS-HCI Program — Recent Master's Projects

Abstracts:Captioning Group Conversations on Smart Glasses for People Who Are Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing, Gabriel BritainPeople who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH) tend to avoid group conversations with…

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Augusto Op den Bosch — Using the Virtual Proving Ground (VPG) to Expedite and Validate the Creation of Autonomous Solutions

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…

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Ashok Goel — National AI Institute for Adult Learning and Online Education: Vision, Goals and Plans

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…

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Nithya Sambasivan — The Myopia of Model Centrism

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…

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Jim McCann — What Do Knitting Machines Make?

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…

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Carl DiSalvo — Design as Democratic Inquiry

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…

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Lauren Margulieux — Building Theory in STEM Education Research: Spatial Encoding Strategies Theory and Multiple Conceptions Theory

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…

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Clio Andris — Human Network Regions as Spatial Units for COVID-19 Policy Implementation

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…

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Noopur Raval — Studying Intersectional Challenges in Gig Work: Lessons From the Global South

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…

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Q. Vera Liao — Human-Centered Explainable AI (XAI): From Algorithms to User Experiences

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…

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Krystina Madej — Representation of Disability in Children’s Video Games

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…

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