This spring, dozens of Cornell University scholars, spanning multiple departments and areas of expertise, head to the premiere annual conference in human-computer interaction – CHI – with an unprecedented number of accepted papers and related research.

Two Best Paper awards and an Honorable Mention highlight Big Red’s 20 accepted refereed papers. Among the Best Papers, “Design Within a Patriarchal Society...”, led by first author and Info Sci PhD Candidate Sharifa Sultana, examines the opportunities and issues that arise in designing technologies to support low-income rural women in Bangladesh, while “A Stalker’s Paradise…”, penned by lead author and Cornell Tech-based PhD Candidate Diana Freed, looks at how abusers in intimate partner violence exploit technology to harm victims. Elsewhere, Info Sci PhD Candidate Laewoo Kang's dual paper and art project, "Intermodulation", looks at theory, ethnography, and collaborative artwork to explore improvisational activity as both a topic and tool of multidisciplinary HCI inquiry. Kang's art piece will be exhibited at this year's conference.

Below, have a look at some of the work Cornell’s HCI researchers are bringing to Montreal this year.

Design Within a Patriarchal Society: Opportunities and Challenges in Designing for Rural Women in Bangladesh // Authors: Sharifa Sultana, François Guimbretière, Phoebe Sengers, and Nicola Dell (all of Cornell University)

"A Stalker's Paradise": How Intimate Partner Abusers Exploit Technology // Authors: Diana Freed (Cornell University), Jackeline Palmer (Hunter College), Diana Minchala (City College of New York), Karen Levy, Thomas Ristenpart, and Nicola Dell (all of Cornell University) 

Intermodulation: Improvisation and Collaborative Art Practice for HCI Inquiry // Authors:Laewoo Kang, Steven Jackson and Phoebe Sengers (all of Cornell University)

Automatic Diagnosis of Students' Misconceptions // Authors: Molly Q. Feldman (Cornell University), Ji Yong Cho (University of Pennsylvania), Monica Ong (Cornell University), Sumit Gulwani (Microsoft Research Redmond), Zoran Popovic (University of Washington), and Erik Andersen (Cornell University)

Beyond Translation: Design and Evaluation of an Emotional and Contextual Knowledge Interface for Foreign Language Social Media Posts // Authors: Hajin Lim, Dan Cosley, and Susan R. Fussell (all of Cornell University)

eKichabi: Information Access Through Basic Mobile Phones in Rural Tanzania // Authors: Galen Weld (Cornell University), Trevor Perrier (University of Washington), Jenny Aker (Tufts University), Joshua E. Blumenstock (University of California, Berkeley), Brian Dillon (University of Washington), Adalbertus Kamanzi (Institute of Rural Development Planning Tanzania), and Editha Kokushubira (Institute of Rural Development Planning Tanzania), Jennifer Webster (University of Washington), and Richard J. Anderson (University of Washington)

Enabling People with Visual Impairments to Navigate Virtual Reality with a Haptic and Auditory Cane Simulation // Authors: Yuhang Zhao (Microsoft Research & Cornell University), Cynthia L. Bennett (Microsoft Research & University of Washington), Hrvoje Benko (Microsoft Research), Edward Cutrell (Microsoft Research), Christian Holz (Microsoft Research), Meredith Ringel Morris (Microsoft Research), and Mike Sinclair (Microsoft Research)

A Face Recognition Application for People with Visual Impairments: Understanding Use Beyond the Lab // Authors: Yuhang Zhao (Cornell University/Facebook), Shaomei Wu (Facebook), Lindsay Reynolds (Facebook), and Shiri Azenkot (Cornell University) 

Fast & Furious: Detecting Stress with a Car Steering Wheel // Authors: Pablo E Paredes (Stanford University), Francisco Ordonez (Universidad San Francisco de Quito), Wendy Ju (Cornell University), and James Landay (Stanford University)

Keppi: A Tangible User Interface for Self-Reporting Pain // Authors: Alexander T. Adams (Cornell University), Elizabeth L. Murnane (Stanford University), Phil Adams (Cornell University), Michael Elfenbein (Cornell University), Pamara F. Chang (University of Cincinnati), Shruti Sannon, Geri Gay, and Tanzeem Choudhury (all of Cornell University)

A Multi-site Investigation of Community Awareness Through Passive Location Sharing // Authors: Emily Sun and Mor Naaman (both of Cornell University)

My Telepresence, My Culture? An Intercultural Investigation of Telepresence Robot Operators' Interpersonal Distance Behaviors // Authors: Solace Shen, Hamish Tennent, Houston Claure, and Malte Jung (all of Cornell University)

Privacy Lies: Understanding How, When and Why People Lie to Protect Their Privacy in Multiple Online Contexts // Authors: Shruti Sannon, Natalya N. Bazarova, and Dan Cosley (all of Cornell University)

RoMA: Interactive Fabrication with Augmented Reality and a Robotic 3D Printer // Authors: Huaishu Peng, Jimmy Briggs, Cheng-Yao Wang, Kevin Guo (all of Cornell University), Joseph Kider (University of Central Florida), Stefanie Mueller (MIT CSAIL), Patrick Baudisch (Hasso Plattner Institute), and François Guimbretière (Cornell University)

Regulating Feelings During Interpersonal Conflicts by Changing Voice Self-perception // Authors: Jean Marcel Dos Reis Costa (Cornell University), Malte Jung (Cornell University), Mary Czerwinski (Microsoft), François Guimbretière, Trinh Le, and Tanzeem Choudhury (Cornell University) 

Social Influence and Reciprocity in Online Gift Giving // Authors: René F. Kizilcec (Cornell University/Stanford University), Eytan Bakshy (Facebook), Dean Eckles (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Moira Burke (Facebook)

Upstanding by Design: Bystander Intervention in Cyberbullying // Authors: Dominic DiFranzo, Samuel Hardman Taylor, Franccesca Kazerooni, Olivia D. Wherry, and Natalya N. Bazarova (all of Cornell University)

Utilizing Narrative Grounding to Design Storytelling Games for Creative Foreign Language Production // Authors: Eda Zhang (New Oriental Education & Technology Group), Gabriel Culbertson, Solace Shen, and Malte Jung (all of Cornell University)

VR-OOM: Virtual Reality On-rOad driving siMulation // Authors: David Goedicke (Cornell University/University of Twente), Jamy Li (University of Twente), Vanessa Evers (University of Twente), and Wendy Ju (Cornell University)

"You Can Always Do Better!" The Impact of Social Proof on Participant Response Bias // Authors: Aditya Vashistha (University of Washington), Fabian Okeke (Cornell University), Richard Anderson (University of Washington), and Nicola Dell (Cornell University)


AI-Supported Messaging: An Investigation of Human-Human Text Conversation with AI Support // Authors: Jess Hohenstein and Malte Jung (Cornell University)

Designing for Transparency of Coffee Production Costs // Authors: Gilly Leshed, Liza Mansbach, and Michael Huang (all of Cornell University)

"It was a shady HIT": Navigating Work-Related Privacy Concerns on MTurk // Authors: Shruti Sannon and Dan Cosley (both of Cornell University)


Intermodulator: Interactive Audio-Visual System for Collaborative Improvisation // Artist: Laewoo Kang (Cornell University)