Seminar

[Speaker] December 12th – Chad Lane, University of Illinois

November 29, 2017

Time: Tuesday, December 12th, 2017, 11:00 am-12:00 pm Location: 4405 Siebel Center Title: Technology-Enhanced Informal Learning: Bringing Advanced Learning Technologies into Museums and Out-of-School Settings Abstract: Although many of the most notable advances in Technology-Enhanced Learning research focus on formal …

[Speaker] November 14th – Lana Yarosh, University of Minnesota

November 8, 2017

Time: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017, 11:00 am-12:00 pm Location: 4405 Siebel Center Title: Social Connectedness Technologies for Critical Contexts Abstract: Social isolation is a critical and fundamental challenge for mental health and wellbeing. People are self-identifying as “lonely” at higher …

[Speaker] November 7th – Brent Hecht, Northwestern University

October 31, 2017

Time: Tuesday, November 7th, 2017, 11:00 am-12:00 pm Location: 4405 Siebel Center Title: The Origins, Present, and Future of Algorithmic Bias Abstract: From Microsoft’s racist chatbot to articles in Science, the issue of bias in algorithms has leaped from a …

[Speaker] December 5th – Zhe Chen, University of Illinois

Time: Tuesday, December 5th, 2017, 11:00 am-12:00 pm Location: 4405 Siebel Center Title: Interface Design for Chinese Text Input Abstract: Textual input of Chinese characters on smart devices is currently challenging. Interface design for various input methods, such as keyboards, …

[Speaker] October 31st – Shamsi Iqbal, Microsoft Research

October 20, 2017

Time: Tuesday, October 31st, 2017, 11:00 am-12:00 pm Location: 4102 Siebel Center Title: Being Productive in A Multitasking World Abstract: Artificial intelligence is fundamentally challenging what we envision as the future of work. Because now we can have machine intelligence …

[Speaker] October 24th – Chinmay Kulkarni, Carnegie Mellon University

October 18, 2017

Time: Tuesday, October 24th, 2017, 11:00 am-12:00 pm Location: 4405 Siebel Center Title: Designing an Interconnected Future of Learning and Work Abstract: Learning and work are at a tipping point: more than 20 million learners have enrolled in Massive Open …

[Speaker] October 17th – Dan Ferguson, CATME team, Purdue University

October 12, 2017

Time: Tuesday, October 17th, 2017, 11:00 am-12:00 pm Location: 4405 Siebel Center Title: What are the ‘secrets’ to being a good team member? Abstract: 81% of Fortune 500 corporations use team-based work structures. Managers and recruiters consistently rate the ability …

[Speaker] October 10th – Blase Ur, University of Chicago

October 1, 2017

Time: Tuesday, October 10th, 2017, 11:00 am-12:00 pm Location: 4405 Siebel Center Title: Helping Users Make Better Passwords Through Data-Driven Methods Abstract: Despite decades of research into developing security advice and interfaces, users still struggle to make passwords. This talk …

[Speaker] October 3rd – Eleanor O’Rourke, Northwestern University

September 26, 2017

Time: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017, 11:00 am-12:00 pm Location: 4405 Siebel Center Title: Educational Systems for Maximizing Learning Online and in the Classroom Abstract: The goal of my research is to develop novel computing systems that optimize student learning for …

[Speaker] September 26th – Sneha Krishna Kumaran, University of Illinois

September 21, 2017

Time: Tuesday, September 26th, 2017, 11:00 am-12:00 pm Location: 4405 Siebel Center Title: Why Should I Write Feedback? Increasing Quality and Involvement in Online Peer Feedback Exchange Abstract: Instructors are integrating the use of online peer review platforms to keep …

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