For the HCI qualifying exam, students will read and present 3-5 assigned research papers to an exam committee. The committee will ask questions throughout the presentation regarding the content of the papers and relevant background knowledge. To pass the exam, students must demonstrate both breadth and depth of knowledge in the field of human-computer interaction. In addition to the assigned papers, students should be familiar with the content represented in the background reading list.
Students will select three out of the four papers listed below. You have the option to choose 2 papers from the list. In this case, you will need to find another paper and have it approved by their committee. You will also need to write a one-page critique on the 3 papers you have chosen (the format and requirements of the critique can be found in the link below). These critiques must be submitted to the qual committee at least ONE week before their Qualifying Exam, unless otherwise stated by your qual committee chair.
Papers and Note for Spring 2018:
- Mariam Hassib, Daniel Buschek, Paweł W. Wozniak, and Florian Alt. 2017. HeartChat: Heart Rate Augmented Mobile Chat to Support Empathy and Awareness. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’17).
- Kelly Caine. 2016. Local Standards for Sample Size at CHI. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’16).
- Eytan Adar, Carolyn Gearig, Ayshwarya Balasubramanian, and Jessica Hullman. 2017. PersaLog: Personalization of News Article Content. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’17).
- Daniela Oliveira, Harold Rocha, Huizi Yang, Donovan Ellis, Sandeep Dommaraju, Melis Muradoglu, Devon Weir, Adam Soliman, Tian Lin, and Natalie Ebner. 2017. Dissecting Spear Phishing Emails for Older vs Young Adults: On the Interplay of Weapons of Influence and Life Domains in Predicting Susceptibility to Phishing. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’17).