UMSI wins recognition from CHI

U-M School of Information (UMSI) faculty and PhD students have been awarded two Best Papers and three Honorable Mention designations for this year’s Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) conference, a significant recognition in the field. The Association for Computing Machinery’s CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference of human-computer interaction. This year, CHI 2018: Engage with CHI” takes place April 21–26 in Montreal, Canada.

One UMSI “Best Paper of CHI 2018” winner is “Keeping a Low Profile? Technology, Risk and Privacy among Undocumented Immigrants,” by Tamy GuberekAllison McDonaldSylvia SimioniAbraham H. MhaidliKentaro Toyama, and Florian Schaub. The other Best Paper winner is “Semi-Automated Coding for Qualitative Research: A User-Centered Inquiry and Initial Prototypes,” by PhD student Megh Marathe and Kentaro Toyama.

CHI 2018 Honorable Mentions went to:

  • “Entrepreneurship and the Socio-Technical Chasm in a Lean Economy,” by Tawanna Dillahunt, Vaishnav Kameswaran, Desiree McLain, Minnie Lester, Delores Orr, and Kentaro Toyama.
  • “Uncertainty Displays Using Quantile Dotplots or CDFs Improve Transit Decision-Making,by Michael Fernandes, Logan Walls, Sean Munson, Jessica Hullman, and Matthew Kay.
  • “Co-constructing Family Memory: Understanding the Intergenerational Practices of Passing on Family Stories,” by Jasmine Jones and Mark S. Ackerman
Author: Sheryl James, School of Information

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