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Geri Gay


Areas of Interest

HCI, mobile computing, information visualization, affective presence, social and collaborative computing


Dr. Geri Gay is the Kenneth J. Bissett Professor and Chair of Communication at Cornell University and a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow. She is also a professor in Information Science and the director of the Interaction Design Lab at Cornell. Her research focuses on social and technical issues in the design and application of interactive communication technologies. Specifically, she is interested in social navigation, persuasive computing, affective computing, social networking, mobile computing, and design theory. Currently, she receives funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Google, National Institute of Health, USDA and private donations.


  • Abdullah, S., Matthews, M., Murnane, E., Gay, G. & Choudhury, T. 2014. Circadian Computing: How “Early to Bed and Early to Rise” Makes Some of Us Unhealthy and Sleep Deprived. Ubicomp 2014.
  • Baumer, E.P.S., Khovanskaya, V., Matthews, M., Reynolds, L., Sosik, V.S., and Gay, G.K. (2014). Reviewing Reflection: On the Use of Reflection in Interactive System Design. in ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS). (Vancouver, BC). ACM
  • Adams, P., Rabbi, M., Rahman, T., Matthews, M., Voida, A., Gay, G., Choudhury, T., and Voida, S. (2014). Towards personal stress informatics: Comparing minimally invasive techniques for measuring daily stress in the wild. Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare.
  • Matthews, M., Abdullah, S., Gay, G. & Choudhury, T. (2014). Tracking Mental Well-Being: Striking the Right Balance between Rich Sensing and Patient Needs, IEEE Computer.
  • Adams, P., Baumer, E.P.S., Gay, G.K. (2014). Staccato Social Support in Mobile Health Applications. in Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). Toronto, Canada.
  • Matthews, M., Gay, G., and Doherty, G. (2014) Taking Part: Role-play in the Design of Therapeutic Systems. Proceedings of ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). Toronto, Canada (Honorable Mention award).
  • Snyder, J., Baumer, E.P.S., Halpern, M., Adams, P., Voida, S., and Gay, G. (2014). Making Things Visible: Visual Approaches in Design Research and Practice. Journal of Human Computer Interaction, Special Issue on Design Thinking, ed. Jack Carroll and Scott Klemmer. DOI
  • Baumer, E.P.S., Cipriani, C., Davis, M., He, G., Jeffrey-Wilensky, J., Kang, J., Lee, J., Zupnick, J., and Gay, G. (2014). Broadening Exposure, Questioning Opinions, and Reading Patterns with Reflext: a Computational Support for Frame Reflection. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 11(1), 45-63. DOI