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Cognitive Heat

Current digital systems are largely blind to users’ cognitive states. Systems that adapt to users’ states show great potential for augmenting cognition and for creating novel user experiences. However, most approaches for sensing cognitive states, and cognitive load specifically, involve obtrusive technologies, such as physiological... (more)

Drone Near Me

Personal drones are becoming more mainstream and are used for a variety of tasks, such as delivery and photography. The exposed blades in conventional drones raise serious safety concerns. To address this, commercial drones have been moving towards a safe-to-touch design or have increased safety by adding propeller guards. The affordances of... (more)

Camera Based Two Factor Authentication Through Mobile and Wearable Devices

We introduce Pixie, a novel, camera based two factor authentication solution for mobile and wearable devices. A quick and familiar user action of... (more)

Exploring How Drivers Perceive Spatial Earcons in Automated Vehicles

Automated vehicles seek to relieve the human driver from primary driving tasks, but this substantially diminishes the connection between driver and... (more)


Chronic and widespread diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia require patients to monitor their food intake, and food journaling is currently the most common method for doing so. However, food journaling is subject to self-bias and recall errors, and is poorly adhered to by... (more)

How to Remember What to Remember

Digital reminder systems typically use time and place as triggers to remind people to perform activities. In this paper, we investigate how digital reminder systems could better support the process of remembering in a wider range of situations. We report findings from a survey and one-week diary study, which reveal that people want to remember to... (more)

Participatory Sensing or Participatory Nonsense?

Citizen Science with mobile and wearable technology holds the possibility of unprecedented observation systems. Experts and policy makers are torn... (more)


The current norm for measuring blood pressure (BP) at home is using an automated BP cuff based on oscillometry. Despite providing a viable and familiar method of tracking BP at home, oscillometric devices can be both cumbersome and inaccurate with the inconvenience of the hardware typically limiting measurements to once or twice per day. To address... (more)


Device-free human sensing is a key technology to support many applications such as indoor navigation and activity recognition. By exploiting WiFi signals reflected by human body, there have been many WiFi-based device-free human sensing applications. Among these applications, person identification is a fundamental technology to enable user-specific... (more)

Does this App Really Need My Location?

The enormous popularity of smartphones, their rich sensing capabilities, and the data they have about their users have lead to millions of apps being developed and used. However, these capabilities have also led to numerous privacy concerns. Platform manufacturers, as well as researchers, have proposed numerous ways of mitigating these concerns,... (more)

Detecting Gaze Towards Eyes in Natural Social Interactions and Its Use in Child Assessment

Eye contact is a crucial element of non-verbal communication that signifies interest, attention, and... (more)

Devices and Data and Agents, Oh My

With the advent of DIY smart homes and the Internet of Things comes the emergence of user interfaces for domestic human-building interaction. However, the design trade-offs between the different representations of a smart home’s capabilities are still not well-understood. In this work, we examine how four different smart home abstractions... (more)


Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT) is a premier journal series for research relevant to the post-PC era. Computing technology is becoming increasingly pervasive; embedded throughout the environment as well as in mobile devices, wearables, and the Internet of Things. This is leading to a transformative change in the utility that technology can provide to users and societies, and how people relate to technology. IMWUT covers a broad range of topics relevant to this change, such as mobile systems, wearable technologies, and intelligent environments. The scope includes research contributions in systems and infrastructures, new hardware and sensing techniques, and studies of user experiences and societal impact. IMWUT also welcomes contributions on new methodologies and tools, theories and models, as well as visionary and survey papers that help advance the field.

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Publication Years 2017-2017
Publication Count 123
Citation Count 0
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First Name Last Name Award
Gregory Abowd ACM Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions within Computer Science and Informatics (2009)
ACM Fellows (2008)
ACM Senior Member (2008)
Shyamnath Gollakota ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award (2012)
Shwetak N Patel ACM Fellows (2016)
James Scott ACM Senior Member (2012)

First Name Last Name Paper Counts
Vassilis Kostakos 1
Silvia Santini 1
Caterina Cinel 1
Yiming Pu 1
Vivian Li 1
Balz Maag 1
Olga Saukh 1
Sangwon Bae 1
Lama Nachman 1
René Mayrhofer 1
Amarjeet Singh 1
Isaac Johnson 1
Mark Levine 1
Avelie Stuart 1
Koji Yatani 1
Lynne Baillie 1
Ganesan Deepak 1
Piotr Sapiezynski 1
Thomas Plötz 1
Shangguan Longfei 1
Jun Han 1
Cathleen Mack 1
Gregory Abowd 1
Simon Butscher 1
Lothar Thiele 1
Jingao Xu 1
Ryan Kurtz 1
Gabriel Haas 1
Damith Ranasinghe 1
C Perry 1
Brent Hecht 1
Gül Çalıklı 1
Vikram Mehta 1
Felix Kosmalla 1
Antonio Krüger 1
Rostaminia Soha 1
Ha Trinh 1
Du Junzhao 1
Evangelos Niforatos 1
Qiuyue Xue 1
Harald Reiterer 1
Shengdong Zhao 1
James Taylor 1
Bryce Kellogg 1
Nan Zhao 1
Denzil Ferreira 1
Keyu Chen 1
Christian Winkler 1
Jeremy Gummeson 1
Milan Jain 1
Vikas Chandan 1
J Henderson 1
Arosha Bandara 1
Martin Weigel 1
Jürgen Steimle 1
Christian Holz 1
Can Liu 1
Florian Daiber 1
Frederik Wiehr 1
James Scott 1
Moses Akazue 1
Adrian Clear 1
Mayberry Addison 1
Sune Lehmann 1
Xin Wang 1
Marc Langheinrich 1
Sumeet Jain 1
Maximilian Dürr 1
Yiqin Lu 1
Yuanchun Shi 1
Lei Yu 1
Anind Dey 1
Enrico Rukzio 1
Chouchang(JACK) Yang 1
Alanson Sample 1
Johannes Schöning 1
Jan Kučera 1
Luke Hutton 1
Blaine Price 1
Janne Lindqvist 1
Mahmoud Hassan 1
Gregory Abowd 1
Sam Finnigan 1
Paul Baumann 1
Zhou Zimu 1
Geoff Ward 1
Anandghan Waghmare 1
Kent Lyons 1
Ru Zhao 1
Chun Yu 1
Shyamnath Gollakota 1
Lieming Tang 1
Judy Kay 1
Chenshu Wu 1
Zheng Yang 1
Juan Puyana 1
David Dobbelstein 1
Rainhard Findling 1
Bashar Nuseibeh 1
Artem Dementyev 1
Silvia Santini 1
Geremy Farr-Wharton 1
David Wind 1
Darren Edge 1
Liu Sicong 1
Zimu Zhou 1
Megan Banks 1
Vamsi Talla 1
Nicholas Lane 1
Zuwei Yin 1
Asaph Azaria 1
Joseph Paradiso 1
Tammy Chung 1
Rahul Shah 1
Jonathan Huang 1
James McCann 1
James Scott 1
Gradeigh Clark 1
Rob Comber 1
Marlin Benjamin 1
Arkadiusz Stopczynski 1
Jure Leskovec 1
Yu Guan 1
Cheng Zhang 1
Sinan Hersek 1
Omer Inan 1
Gourab Ghoshal 1
Mohammed Hoque 1
Alex Mariakakis 1
Shwetak Patel 1
Scott Hudson 1
Daniel Hintze 1
Philipp Hintze 1
Nicholas Chen 1
Steve Hodges 1
Ciaran McCormick 1
Brian Suffoletto 1
Patrick Olivier 1
Martin Halvey 1
Karim Ladha 1
Gummeson Jeremy 1
R Asadi 1
Timothy Bickmore 1
Kenneth Cunefare 1
Hugo Barbosa 1
Xin Yi 1
Lauren Phillipi 1
Joshua Smith 1

Affiliation Paper Counts
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 1
University of Melbourne 1
Johannes Kepler University Linz 1
Princeton University 1
Northumbria University 1
University College London 1
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh 1
National University of Singapore 1
University of Strathclyde 1
Siemens Schweiz AG 1
Peking University 1
Newcastle University, United Kingdom 1
Glasgow Caledonian University 1
Bremen University 1
University of Adelaide 1
University of Tokyo 1
Stanford University 1
University of Oulu 1
University of Munster 1
Saarland University 2
University of Sydney 2
Northwestern University 2
University of Exeter 2
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi 2
University of Minnesota System 2
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 3
University of Lugano 3
Carnegie Mellon University 3
University of Essex 3
University of Konstanz 3
Northeastern University 3
MIT Media Laboratory 4
Xidian University 4
University of Ulm 4
Technical University of Denmark 4
University of Pittsburgh 4
University of Rochester 5
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich 5
University of Massachusetts Amherst 5
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) 5
Microsoft Research 6
Open University 6
Tsinghua University 8
Georgia Institute of Technology 10
University of Washington, Seattle 10

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