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  • Dec 2017 Paper on Modeling Uncertainty-based False Information Propagation in Social Networks, with Jin-Hee Cho, Scott Rager and Sibel Adali received best paper award at the 2017 IEEE conference on Global Communications (GlobeCom'17). Conference Website. Big congrats to first author Jin-hee who led the work. Award announcement is available here.
  • Aug 2017 Giving a community talk in Santa Barbara on "Artificial Intellience: Past, Present and Future", with William Wang from CS/UCSB. Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Vista Del Monte. More Details Available Here
  • Aug 2017 Program is now available for our Interfaces and Decision Making for Recommender Systems (IntRS) workshop (come join us at RecSys in Lake Como!) #intrs
  • July 2017 Papers accepted/published at ACM RecSys, IEEE VR, IEEE Globecom and ACM CHI
  • Jan 18 2017 Giving a keynote talk on "UI and Interaction Design for Recommender Systems" at the Awareness Interfaces and Interactions (AWARE) Workshop in Limassol, Cyprus this March. The workshop is part of the ACM IUI'17 conference. More details here
  • Dec 18 2016 Delighted to announce that I'll receive an ACM inaugural award for Most-Influential-Paper of the IUI conference series. Award and talk (with Barry Smyth) will happen at IUI'17 in Cyprus. The paper is about "Trust in Recommender Systems" (from my PhD days, but still a hot topic today!) IUI announcment is here
  • Dec 18 2016 I will visit Prof. Nakajima's group in Kyoto, Japan, and give a guest lecture to Prof. Tanaka's research group at Kyoto University in Japan
  • Dec 16 2016 My first "Remote" PhD Defense committee. Best of luck to James Schaffer! I'll dial in from Seoul, Korea on Saturday morning!
  • Dec 14 2016 I gave a guest lecture at the Dept. of Computer Science at Aalto University in Finland. Thanks to Antti Kangasrääsiö and Samuel Kaski's Machine Learning group for inviting me!talk announcment
  • Dec 2016 Our ACM TiiS Special Issue on "Human Interaction with Artificial Advice Givers" is available in the ACM DL
  • Dec 2016 Visiting TauCHI, Tampere and ML Group, Oulu, Finland. Part of our NSF funded "Edutech" Project
  • Dec 2016 Attended I/ITSEC conference in Orlando, Florida to demo new interactive annotation software for augmented reality on Microsoft's HoloLens.
  • Nov 2016 Our paper on "HopTopics: Interactive Social Content Discovery" was presented at SocInfo in Seattle. Thanks to Byungkyu Kang for attending and presenting the work.
  • Jul 2016 ACM TiiS Journal Special Issue on Human Interaction With Artificial Advice Givers will be out soon! We received great papers for this!
  • June 2016 Papers accepted to Human Factors jounral, UMAP 2016, ASONAM 2016, RecSys/IntRS'16
  • June 2015 I am co-chairing the IntRS workshop at ACM RecSys again this year. It will be awesome: We have lots of high quality papers! Anthony Jameson has agreed to give the keynote, and we have 62 signups already!!
  • May 2015 Looking forward to research and sabbatical visits to the lab this summer by Dr. Nava Tintarev (Aberdeen, Scotland) and Prof. Shinsuke Nakajima (Kyoto-Sangyo, Japan)
  • May 2015 Pomotion case from Assistant to Associate at UCSB was approved!
  • Jan 2015 I will serve as General Co-Chair of the 21st ACM Intelligent User Interfaces conference for 2016, with Jeff Nichols (Google) and Jalal Mahmud (IBM).
  • Jan 2015 I will serve as an Associate Editor for an upcoming ACM Transactions on Intelligent Information Systems Journal special issue on "Human Interaction with Artificial Advice Givers"
  • Jan 2015 Full papers forthcoming at ACM IUI 2015 and AAAI FLAIRS 2015
  • Mar 2014 Our paper "Decision-making in Abstract Trust Games: A User Interface Perspective" won the Best Paper Award at IEEE International Inter-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA), March 3-6, 2014, San Antonio, TX, USA.
  • Oct 2013 Our workshop on Data-driven User Behavioral Modelling and Mining from Social Media at CIKM 2013 in San Fran was a great success. We had 40+ registered attendees and a great discussion. Visit the workshop web page here!