Tanu Mitra received a Google Research Scholar Program award of $60,000 for Supporting Scalable Value-Sensitive Fact-Checking through Human-AI Intelligence.
Anastasia Schaadhardt has been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Her proposal was to address the inaccessibility of creativity tools for blind and low-vision users by designing, developing, and evaluating nonvisual interaction techniques for 2-D digital canvases. Congratulations, Anastasia!
Jevin West gave the Evnin Endowed Lecture at Princeton University on Tuesday, which was sponsored by the Council on Science and Technology and the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning. The title of his talk was “The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World.”
- gave an invited talk at Peking University, China on "Task-Based Intelligent Retrieval and Recommendation.”
- was interviewed by The Wall Street Journal for a piece about new federal regulations for hospitals to share medical procedure prices and the resulting efforts to block these pages from search results: “Hospitals Hide Pricing Data From Search Results.”
- presented a paper at the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR) conference last week with Ryen White: Shah, C., & White, R. W. (2021). “Bridging Task Expressions and Search Queries.” Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR).
- was quoted in a Lifewire article focused on Spotify’s new user-interface and their move to highlight their recommender systems (over search): “How Spotify Made Finding New Music Easier.”
Shawon Sarkar also joined the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR) conference last week. She was among the five Ph.D. students who participated and presented their dissertation research proposal at the CHIIR Doctoral Consortium. The title of her paper is “A Context-independent Representation of Task.”
Amanda Menking published an article in Global Perspectives (GP) titled, "Decolonizing the Internet by Decolonizing Ourselves: Challenging Epistemic Injustice through Feminist Practice." The article was co-authored with Camille E. Acey, Siko Bouterse, Sucheta Ghoshal, Anasuya Sengupta, and Adele G. Vrana.
Orson Xu’s paper about repurposing a device’s camera to take a person’s pulse and breathing rate was highlighted in a UW News story: “New system that uses smartphone or computer cameras to measure pulse, respiration rate could help future personalized telehealth appointments.”