Wellness Sensing Using Wearable Sensors

Title: Wellness Sensing Using Wearable Sensors Duration: One semester (February – June 2012) Responsible TA: Dr. Zerrin Yumak Student Name: Javier Martin De Valmaseda Goals: Develop a stable platform for mobile sensor data collection, labeling and post visualization method. Solution: Android mobile application for activity labelling and accelerometer data collection. Keywords: mobile sensors, pervasive healthcare, […]

HealthyTogether: Exploring Social Incentives for Mobile Fitness Applications

Title: HealthyTogether: Exploring Social Incentives for Mobile Fitness Applications Dates: 2012 – present Researchers: Yu Chen and Pearl Pu Keywords: Mobile fitness applications; gamification; competition; cooperation, group interaction. Abstract: A crucial element in many mobile fitness applications is gamification that makes physical activities fun. While many methods focus on competition and individual users’ interaction with the game, […]

Recognizing Emotions in Olympic Tweets

Title: Fine-Grained Emotion Analysis in the Tweets about Olympic Games Dates: 2012-current Researchers: Valentina Sintsova and Pearl Pu Keywords: Emotion Recognition, Social Media Analysis, Emotion Visualization, Human Computation Description: Social media platforms such as Twitter or Sina Weibo have become a common way for people to share opinions and emotions. Sports events are traditionally accompanied by strong […]

Emotional Kineticons in Online Social Environment

Title: Emotional Kineticons in Online Social Environment Duration: One semester (February – June 2012) Responsible TA: Yu Chen Student Name: Alfredo Cerezo Luna Goals: Visualize and express emotions in online social environments. Solution: Embed emotion in Facebook profile pictures. Keywords: Interface Design, Emotion Visualization Abstract: We started by defining a library of 9 kineticons according […]

Empatheticons

Title: Empatheticons: Designing Emotion Awareness Tools for Group Music Experience Year: 2012 Researchers: Yu Chen and Pearl Pu Keywords: Group music player, user experience, social interaction, group influence, emotion awareness, emotion presentation Description: Online group music players provide music playlists for a group of people. In such systems, group members sometimes listen to group songs individually. How to […]

ResQue

Title: ResQue: A User-Centric Evaluation Framework for Recommender  Systems Dates: 2010 – 2011 Researchers: Rong Hu, Li Chen and Pearl Pu Keywords: Recommender systems, quality of user experience, e-Commerce recommender, post-study questionnaire. Abstract: This research was motivated by our interest in understanding the criteria for measuring the success of a recommender system from users’ point view. Even though […]

CoFeel

Title: Designing emotion annotation interface for group recommender systems Dates: 2011 Researchers: Yu Chen and Pearl Pu Keywords: Emotion awareness; emotion annotation; group recommender systems; group influence  Abstract: Group recommender systems help users to find items of interest collaboratively. Support for such collaboration has been mainly provided by interfaces that visualize membership awareness, preference awareness and decision […]

GroupFun

Title: Group recommender systems as a voting problem Year: 2010-2012 Researchers: George Popescu and Pearl Pu Keywords: Voting, Recommender systems, Group decision making, Social choice, Social websites, Dynamic selection, Preference aggregation, User incentives, Game Theory, Music preference, online user decision and behavior, social websites Abstract: Aggregating users’ individual preference and recommending a common set of items for a […]