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Faculty in the department publish papers and articles in several arenas, including peer-reviewed journals, conferences, and popular media. Below you will find a selection of recent publications, as well as technical reports published internally.

Krall, J. R., Adibah, N., Babin, L. M., Lee, Y.-C., Motti, V. G., McCombs, M., McWilliams, A., Thornburg, J., & Pollack, A. Z. (2020). Estimating exposure to traffic-related PM2.5 for women commuters using vehicle and personal monitoring. Environmental Research, 187, 109644. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2020.109644
Purohit, H., Castillo, C., & Pandey, R. (2020). Ranking and grouping social media requests for emergency services using serviceability model. Social Network Analysis and Mining, 10(1), 22. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13278-020-0633-3
Krishnan, J., Purohit, H., & Rangwala, H. (2020). Unsupervised and Interpretable Domain Adaptation to Rapidly Filter Social Web Data for Emergency Services. ArXiv:2003.04991 [Cs, Stat]. http://arxiv.org/abs/2003.04991
Karbasian, H., & Johri, A. (2020). Insights for Curriculum Development: Identifying Emerging Data Science Topics through Analysis of Q&A Communities. Proceedings of the 51st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 192–198. https://doi.org/10.1145/3328778.3366817
Senarath, Y., & Purohit, H. (2020). Evaluating Semantic Feature Representations to Efficiently Detect Hate Intent on Social Media. 2020 IEEE 14th International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC), 199–202. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSC.2020.00041
Malik, A., Dhir, A., Kaur, P., & Johri, A. (2020). Correlates of social media fatigue and academic performance decrement: A large cross-sectional study. Information Technology & People, ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print). https://doi.org/10.1108/ITP-06-2019-0289
Johri, A. (2020, January 1). LITTLE WOES, ONE GREAT PROBLEM - ProQuest. https://search.proquest.com/openview/0eee3e4a2103f638f5a69f74350de0e2/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=33050
Lyons, M. X., & Gaj, K. (2020). Sampling from Discrete Distributions in Combinational Hardware with Application to Post-Quantum Cryptography. 2020 Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference & Exhibition (DATE), 610–613. https://doi.org/10.23919/DATE48585.2020.9116434
Song, X., Zhang, H., Akerkar, R. A., Huang, H., Guo, S., Zhong, L., Ji, Y., Opdahl, A. L., Purohit, H., Skupin, A., Pottathil, A., & Culotta, A. (2020). Big Data and Emergency Management: Concepts, Methodologies, and Applications. IEEE Transactions on Big Data, 1–1. https://doi.org/10.1109/TBDATA.2020.2972871
Lee, M., & Butler, B. S. (2020). Cultural Activity Diversity and Community Characteristics: An Exploratory Study. In A. Sundqvist, G. Berget, J. Nolin, & K. I. Skjerdingstad (Eds.), Sustainable Digital Communities (pp. 32–49). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-43687-2_3
Motti, V. G. (2020). Wearable Interaction. In V. G. Motti (Ed.), Wearable Interaction (pp. 81–107). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-27111-4_3
Motti, V. G., Kalantari, N., Mahapasuthanon, P., & Zheng, H. (2020). GEST-DC: Unifying Transportation and Air Quality Information in an mHealth Application. In T. Ahram & C. Falcão (Eds.), Advances in Usability and User Experience (pp. 385–398). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-19135-1_38
Motti, V. G., & Evmenova, A. (2020). Designing Technologies for Neurodiverse Users: Considerations from Research Practice. In T. Ahram, R. Taiar, S. Colson, & A. Choplin (Eds.), Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies (pp. 268–274). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-25629-6_42
Motti, V. G. (2020). Future Trends in Wearable Computing. In V. G. Motti (Ed.), Wearable Interaction (pp. 149–161). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-27111-4_5
Motti, V. G. (2020). Design Considerations. In V. G. Motti (Ed.), Wearable Interaction (pp. 41–79). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-27111-4_2
Motti, V. G. (2020). Design Guidelines and Evaluation. In V. G. Motti (Ed.), Wearable Interaction (pp. 109–148). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-27111-4_4
Motti, V. G. (2020). Introduction to Wearable Computers. In V. G. Motti (Ed.), Wearable Interaction (pp. 1–39). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-27111-4_1
Klein, C., Lester, J., Rangwala, H., & Johri, A. (2019). Technological barriers and incentives to learning analytics adoption in higher education: insights from users. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 31(3), 604–625. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12528-019-09210-5
Hashemi, M. (2019). Automatic Inference of Road and Pedestrian Networks From Spatial-Temporal Trajectories. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 20(12), 4604–4620. https://doi.org/10.1109/TITS.2019.2916588
Hashemi, M. (2019). Enlarging smaller images before inputting into convolutional neural network: zero-padding vs. interpolation. Journal of Big Data, 6(1), 98. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40537-019-0263-7
Nalluru, G., Pandey, R., & Purohit, H. (2019). Classifying Relevant Social Media Posts During Disasters Using Ensemble of Domain-agnostic and Domain-specific Word Embeddings. ArXiv:1911.05165 [Cs]. http://arxiv.org/abs/1911.05165
Malik, A., Hiekkanen, K., Hussain, Z., Hamari, J., & Johri, A. (2019). How players across gender and age experience Pokémon Go? Universal Access in the Information Society. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10209-019-00694-7
Boateng, G., Motti, V. G., Mishra, V., Batsis, J. A., Hester, J., & Kotz, D. (2019). Experience: Design, Development and Evaluation of a Wearable Device for mHealth Applications. The 25th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1145/3300061.3345432
Motti, V. G. (2019). Designing emerging technologies for and with neurodiverse users. Proceedings of the 37th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication, 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1145/3328020.3353946
de Lima Salgado, A., Federici, F. M., de Mattos Fortes, R. P., & Motti, V. G. (2019). Startup workplace, mobile games, and older adults: a practical guide on UX, usability, and accessibility evaluation. Proceedings of the 37th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1145/3328020.3353948
Malik, A., Heyman-Schrum, C., & Johri, A. (2019). Use of Twitter across educational settings: a review of the literature. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 16(1), 36. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41239-019-0166-x
Motti, V. G. (2019). Assistive wearables: opportunities and challenges. Adjunct Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, 1040–1043. https://doi.org/10.1145/3341162.3349573
Hashemi, M., & Hall, M. (2019). Detecting and classifying online dark visual propaganda. Image and Vision Computing, 89, 95–105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.imavis.2019.06.001
Klein, C., Lester, J., Nguyen, T., Justen, A., Rangwala, H., & Johri, A. (2019). Student Sensemaking of Learning Analytics Dashboard Interventions in Higher Education. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 48(1), 130–154. https://doi.org/10.1177/0047239519859854
Motti, V. G. (2019). Persona Cards: Introducing Users With Diverse Needs To Enhance Accessibility Teaching. Innovations in Teaching & Learning Conference Proceedings, 11, Hall-Hall. https://doi.org/10.13021/itlcp.2019.2516
Almatrafi, O., & Johri, A. (2019). Systematic Review of Discussion Forums in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 12(3), 413–428. https://doi.org/10.1109/TLT.2018.2859304
Evmenova, A. S., Graff, H. J., Genaro Motti, V., Giwa-Lawal, K., & Zheng, H. (2019). Designing a Wearable Technology Intervention to Support Young Adults With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Inclusive Postsecondary Academic Environments. Journal of Special Education Technology, 34(2), 92–105. https://doi.org/10.1177/0162643418795833
Malik, A., Li, Y., Karbasian, H., Hamari, J., & Johri, A. (2019, March). Live, Love, Juul: User and Content Analysis of Twitter Posts about Juul [Text]. https://doi.org/info:doi/10.5993/AJHB.43.2.9
Krishnan, N. K., Johri, A., Chandrasekaran, R., & Pal, J. (2019). Cashing out: digital payments and resilience post-demonetization. Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1145/3287098.3287103
Chan, J. L., & Purohit, H. (2019). Challenges to Transforming Unconventional Social Media Data into Actionable Knowledge for Public Health Systems During Disasters. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1017/dmp.2019.92
Johri, A. (2019, January 1). SISYPHUS IN THE DIGITAL WORKPLACE - ProQuest. https://search.proquest.com/openview/dbc0e4f54e81f4e9b64253bc8a82abad/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=33050
Purohit, H., Kanagasabai, R., & Deshpande, N. (2019). Towards Next Generation Knowledge Graphs for Disaster Management. 2019 IEEE 13th International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC), 474–477. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICOSC.2019.8665638
Le, H., Johri, A., & Malik, A. (2019). Curating Tweets: A Framework for Using Twitter for Workplace Learning. ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings. https://par.nsf.gov/biblio/10106512-curating-tweets-framework-using-twitter-workplace-learning
Purohit, H., & Pandey, R. (2019). Intent Mining for the Good, Bad, and Ugly Use of Social Web: Concepts, Methods, and Challenges. In N. Agarwal, N. Dokoohaki, & S. Tokdemir (Eds.), Emerging Research Challenges and Opportunities in Computational Social Network Analysis and Mining (pp. 3–18). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94105-9_1
Purohit, H., Dubrow, S., & Bannan, B. (2019). Designing a Multimodal Analytics System to Improve Emergency Response Training. In P. Zaphiris & A. Ioannou (Eds.), Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Designing Learning Experiences (pp. 89–100). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-21814-0_8
Stabile, B., Grant, A., Purohit, H., & Rama, M. (2019). “She Lied”: Social construction, rape myth prevalence in social media, and sexual assault policy. Sexuality, Gender & Policy, 2(2), 80–96. https://doi.org/10.1002/sgp2.12011
Lee, M., & Butler, B. S. (2019). How are information deserts created? A theory of local information landscapes. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 70(2), 101–116. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.24114
Chhetri, C., & Motti, V. G. (2019). Eliciting Privacy Concerns for Smart Home Devices from a User Centered Perspective. In N. G. Taylor, C. Christian-Lamb, M. H. Martin, & B. Nardi (Eds.), Information in Contemporary Society (pp. 91–101). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15742-5_8
Zheng, H., Motti, V. G., Giwa-Lawal, K., Evmenova, A., & Graff, H. (2019). Evaluating WELI: A Wrist-Worn Application to Assist Young Adults with Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Inclusive Classes. In D. Lamas, F. Loizides, L. Nacke, H. Petrie, M. Winckler, & P. Zaphiris (Eds.), Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2019 (pp. 114–134). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29384-0_7
Motti, V. G. (2019). Wearable Technologies in Education: A Design Space. In P. Zaphiris & A. Ioannou (Eds.), Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Ubiquitous and Virtual Environments for Learning and Collaboration (pp. 55–67). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-21817-1_5
Chowdhury, B., Johri, A., Kafura, D., & Lohani, V. (2019). Be Constructive: Learning Computational Thinking Using ScratchTM Online Community. In M. A. Herzog, Z. Kubincová, P. Han, & M. Temperini (Eds.), Advances in Web-Based Learning – ICWL 2019 (pp. 49–60). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-35758-0_5
Brozina, C., Knight, D. B., Kinoshita, T., & Johri, A. (2019). Engaged to Succeed: Understanding First-Year Engineering Students’ Course Engagement and Performance Through Analytics. IEEE Access, 7, 163686–163699. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2945873
Klein, C., Lester, J., Rangwala, H., & Johri, A. (2018). Learning Analytics Tools in Higher Education: Adoption at the Intersection of Institutional Commitment and Individual Action. The Review of Higher Education, 42(2), 565–593. https://doi.org/10.1353/rhe.2019.0007
Karbasian, H., Purohit, H., Handa, R., Malik, A., & Johri, A. (2018). Real-Time Inference of User Types to Assist with more Inclusive and Diverse Social Media Activism Campaigns. Proceedings of the 2018 AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society, 171–177. https://doi.org/10.1145/3278721.3278781
Tecuci, G., Meckl, S., Marcu, D., & Boicu, M. (2018). Evidence-based Detection of Advanced Persistent Threats. Computing in Science and Engineering, 20(6-Special Issue on Evidence-based Reasoning and Applications), 54–65. https://doi.org/10.1109/MCSE.2018.2873854
 
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