Publications

This page lists my most recent work. My CV provides a complete listing with more details.

Book Chapters

  • Ubiquitous computing for person-environment research: Opportunities, considerations, and future directions
    Measuring and Modeling Persons and Situations, 2021
    In Press.

  • Circadian Computing: sensing, modeling, and maintaining Biological Rhythms
    Mobile Health (Springer), 2017
    [doi] • [pdf]

Journal Articles

  • A Query Conundrum: The Mental Challenges of Using a Cognitive Assistant
    SN Computer Science, 2021
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • It Didn’t Sound Good with My Cochlear Implants: Understanding the Challenges of Using Smart Assistants for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Users
    Proceedings of the ACM Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT), 2020
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • Sensing technologies for monitoring serious mental illnesses
    IEEE Multimedia (Special Issue on New Signals in Multimedia), 2018
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • Personalized stress monitoring: a smartphone-enabled system for quantification of salivary cortisol
    Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 2018
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • Semi-Automated Tracking: A Balanced Approach for Self-Monitoring Applications
    IEEE Pervasive Computing, 2017
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • Development and Evaluation of a Smartphone-Based Measure of Social Rhythms for Bipolar Disorder
    Assessment (ASM), 2016
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • Automatic detection of social rhythms in bipolar disorder
    Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), 2015
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • Mobile Behavioral Sensing for Outpatients and Inpatients With Schizophrenia
    Psychiatric Services, 2015
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • Tracking Mental Well-Being: Balancing Rich Sensing and Patient Needs
    IEEE Computer, 2014
    [doi] • [pdf]

In the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) community, top-tier conferences are highly selective with often less than 30% acceptance rate (take a look at my CV for acceptance rates). Papers in those conferences are considered as top research contributions with impact comparable to journal articles.

Conference Papers

  • Assessing effectiveness and interpretability of light behaviors in smart speakers
    Conversational User Interfaces, 2021
    In Press.

Honorable Mention (top 5% of submissions)

  • ★ Will Deleting History Make Alexa More Trustworthy? Effects of Privacy and Content Customization on User Experience of Smart Speakers
    CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2020
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • Alexa as Coach: Leveraging Smart Speakers to Build Social Agents that Reduce Public Speaking Anxiety
    CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2020
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • AlertnessScanner: What Do Your Pupils Tell About Your Alertness
    Conference on human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services (MobileHCI), 2018
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • Understanding Challenges in Prehabilitation for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions
    Pervasive Health, 2018
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • Cognitive Rhythms: Unobtrusive and Continuous Sensing of Alertness Using a Mobile Phone
    Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 2016
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • Shining (Blue) Light on Creative Ability
    Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 2016
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • CrossCheck: Toward passive sensing and detection of mental health changes in people with schizophrenia
    Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 2016
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • Best paper award (top 2 papers) Mobile manifestations of alertness: Connecting biological rhythms with patterns of smartphone app use
    Conference on human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services (MobileHCI), 2016
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • Detecting and Capitalizing on Physiological Dimensions of Psychiatric Illness
    Conference on Physiological Computing Systems (PhyCS), 2016
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • Social (Media) Jet Lag: How Usage of Social Technology Can Modulate and Reflect Circadian Rhythms
    Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 2015
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • In Situ Design for Mental Illness: Considering the Pathology of Bipolar Disorder in mHealth Design
    Conference on human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services (MobileHCI), 2015
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • Collective Smile: Measuring Societal Happiness from Geolocated Images
    Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW), 2015
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • MoodLight: Exploring Personal and Social Implications of Ambient Display of Biosensor Data
    Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW), 2015
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • Towards Circadian Computing: “early to bed and early to rise” makes some of us unhealthy and sleep deprived
    Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 2014
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • Towards Population Scale Activity Recognition: A Framework for Handling Data Diversity
    AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2012
    [link] • [pdf]

  • An Epidemic Model for News Spreading on Twitter
    Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI), 2011
    [doi] • [pdf]

Workshop Papers & Abstracts

  • Nurse AMIE: Using Smart Speakers to Provide Supportive Care Intervention for Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer
    CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2021
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • Using Tweets to Assess Mental Well-being of Essential Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2021
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • Opportunities for Collaborative Clinical Work: Predicting Relapse Onset in Bipolar Disorder from Online Behavior
    Pervasive Health, 2020
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • WatchOver: using Apple watches to assess and predict substance co-use in young adults
    Mental health: Sensing & Intervention (MHSI) workshop at UbiComp, 2020
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • Investigating Users’ Perceptions of Light Behaviors in Smart-Speakers
    Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW), 2019
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • Can Alexa be your Therapist? How Back-Channeling Transforms Smart-Speakers to be Active Listeners
    Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW), 2019
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • Understanding the Needs and Challenges of Using Conversational Agents for Deaf Older Adults
    Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW), 2019
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • Conversational agents to provide couple therapy for patients with PTSD
    WellBeCoach: Smart Coaching Solutions for Health & Wellbeing workshop at Pervasive Health, 2018
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • Supporting constructive mental health discourse in social media
    Design4Diversity workshop at Pervasive Health, 2018
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • Assessing mental health issues on college campuses: preliminary findings from a pilot study
    Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 2016
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • Towards circadian computing: a sensing & intervention framework for body clock friendly technology
    Doctoral Colloquium at UbiComp, 2015
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • Biological rhythms and technology
    CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2014
    [doi] • [pdf]

Posters & Demos

  • Automatic detection of social rhythms in bipolar disorder via smartphone
    American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), 2015
    [pdf]

  • Circadian Computing: Towards bodyclock friendly technology
    Human Computer Interaction Consortium Workshop (HCIC), 2015
    [pdf]

  • SAINT: a scalable sensing and inference toolkit
    Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (ACM HotMobile), 2015
    [pdf]

  • Towards circadian computing: “early to bed and early to rise” makes some of us unhealthy and sleep deprived
    Intel Science and Technology Center for Pervasive Computing (ISTC-PC), 2014
    [pdf]

  • Developing a smartphone app to monitor mood, social rhythms, sleep and social activity: technology to support effective management of bipolar disorder
    American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), 2013
    [pdf]

  • MoodRhythm: Tracking and supporting daily rhythms
    Interactive demo in UbiComp, 2013
    [doi] • [pdf]

  • Clockwise: inferring chronotype and daily patterns from smartphone use
    Doctoral Colloquium at UbiComp, 2013
    [pdf]

  • Light, color, affect, and stress
    Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), 2013

  • Towards population scale activity recognition: a framework for handling data diversity
    Intel Science and Technology Center for Pervasive Computing (ISTC-PC), 2012