Information Sciences and Technology well-represented at 2019 CHI Conference

May 10, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) was well-represented at the Association for Computing Machinery’s 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, held in Glasgow, Scotland, May 4-9.

The conference accepted five papers from Penn State, three of which involve researchers from the College of IST, including one that received honorable mention recognition. IST researchers on two additional projects presented their posters in the conference’s late-breaking work track. 

“Our college has a long track-record of path-breaking research in human-computer interaction,” said Prasenjit Mitra, associate dean for research at the College of IST. “This year, our scholars presented several papers in various areas ranging from ride-sharing to crowdsourcing to online education. The honorable mention at the premier conference in computer-human interaction is recognition of the quality of the research in IST.”

College of IST research represented at the 2019 CHI Conference includes:

  • Master’s degree students Anita Chen and Chi-Yang Hsu, doctoral student Ning Ma, and assistant professor Benjamin Hanrahan, for their paper, “Navigating Ride-Sharing Regulations: How Regulations Changed the ‘Gig’ of Ride-Sharing for Drivers in Taiwan.”
  • Assistant Professor Benjamin Hanrahan, in collaboration with researchers from six other universities, for a poster, “Worker Demographics and Earnings on Amazon Mechanical Turk: An Exploratory Analysis,” in the late-breaking work track.
  • Doctoral student Sooyeon Lee and Distinguished Professor of Information Sciences and Technology John Carroll, in collaboration with researchers from Uber Technologies, Inc., for their paper “Understanding and Designing for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Drivers on Uber.”
  • Assistant Professor Ting-Hao "Kenneth" Huang and computer science graduate student Ting-Yao "Edward" Hsu, in collaboration with Yen-Chia Hsu of Carnegie Mellon University, for a late-breaking work track poster, “On How Users Edit Computer-Generated Visual Stories.”
  • Doctoral student Na Sun, postdoctoral scholar Xiying Wang, and Associate Dean for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies Mary Beth Rosson, for their paper, “How Do Distance Learners Connect?” This paper earned an honorable mention at the conference.

The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference of human-computer interactions. The conference joins individuals from different disciplines, backgrounds and communities to investigate new and creative ways to build technology that works for people and society.

Last Updated May 10, 2019