Cornell University
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Nitesh Goyal

Areas of Interest

Collective Intelligence, Sensemaking, Visual Analytics


Nitesh is a PhD candidate in Information Science, minoring in Communication, at Cornell University. His advisor is Prof Sue Fussell. He works with Prof. Dan Cosley, Prof. Lee Humphreys, and Prof. Sara Kiesler (Carnegie Mellon University) .

His research focuses on understanding how technologies can support people to collaborate together and co-create knowledge from the dispersed information around them. He is working to help crime analysts make sense of data together and solve long pending crimes. His designs reduce cognitive tunneling and biases usually plagued when we encounter new information. He has also explored how games can have pedagogical effect on young children, especially their speech and pronunciation. His work has been supported by National Science Foundation Grants (PI: Susan Fussell), and MacArthur Genius Grant (PI: John Canny).

He recieved a Masters in Science in HCI and CSCW at RWTH University, Aachen, Germany, with thesis at University of California, Berkeley in 2010.


Nitesh Goyal, Gilly Leshed, Dan Cosley, and Susan R. Fussell. 2014. Effects of implicit sharing in collaborative analysis. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 129-138.

Nitesh Goyal, Gilly Leshed, and Susan R. Fussell. 2013. Effects of Visualization and Note-taking on Sensemaking and Analysis. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2721-2724.

Nitesh Goyal, Gilly Leshed, and Susan R. Fussell. 2013. Leveraging partner's insights for distributed collaborative sensemaking. In Proceedings of the 2013 conference on Computer supported cooperative work companion (CSCW '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 15-18.

Bill Tomlinson, Joel Ross, Paul Andre, Eric Baumer, Donald Patterson, Joseph Corneli, Martin Mahaux, Syavash Nobarany, Marco Lazzari, Birgit Penzenstadler, Andrew Torrance, David Callele, Gary Olson, Six Silberman, Marcus Stünder, Fabio Romancini Palamedi, Albert Ali Salah, Eric Morrill, Xavier Franch, Florian Floyd Mueller, Joseph 'Jofish' Kaye, Rebecca W. Black, Marisa L. Cohn, Patrick C. Shih, Johanna Brewer, Nitesh Goyal, Pirjo Näkki, Jeff Huang, Nilufar Baghaei, and Craig Saper. 2012. Massively distributed authorship of academic papers. In CHI '12 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 11-20.

Anuj Tewari, Nitesh Goyal, Matthew K. Chan, Tina Yau, John Canny, and Ulrik Schroeder. 2010. SPRING: speech and pronunciation improvement through games, for Hispanic children. InProceedings of the 4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD '10). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 47 , 11 pages.

Nitesh Goyal, William Miner, and Nikhil Nawathe. 2012. Cultural differences across governmental website design. In Proceedings of the 4th international conference on Intercultural Collaboration(ICIC '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 149-152.

Nitesh Goyal. "COMET: Collaboration in Mobile Environments by Twisting" Proc. ECSCW 2009 29 (2009).

Nitesh Goyal. "Grading a Microcontroller: A Travelling Salesman Problem Application." ICECE'06. IEEE International Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2006