Nicola Dell, assistant professor at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech, recently won two Best Paper awards at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in Montreal. Dell’s papers “A Stalker’s Paradise”: How Intimate Partner Abusers Exploit Technology” (co-authored by Professor of Computer Science Thomas Ristenpart) and “You Can Always Do Better!” The Impact of Social Proof on Participant Response Bias” cover research into the effect of technology on intimate partner violence and the use of social proof to prevent participant response bias in research studies.

Three other Cornell Tech faculty members and one PhD student also presented papers at the conference.

Shiri Azenkot, Assistant Professor at the Jacobs Institute

A Face Recognition Application for People with Visual Impairments: Understanding Use Beyond the Lab. Yuhang Zhao, Shaomei Wu, Lindsay Reynolds, Shiri Azenkot

Wendy Ju, Assistant Professor at the Jacobs Institute

VR-OOM: Virtual Reality On-rOad driving siMulation. David Goedicke, Jamy Li, Vanessa Evers, Wendy Ju. [Video]

Fast & Furious: Detecting Stress with a Car Steering Wheel. Pablo E. Paredes, Francisco Ordonez, Wendy Ju, James A. Landay. [Video]

Mor Naaman, Associate Professor at the Jacobs Institute

Yuhang Zhao, PhD student advised by Shiri Azenkot

Enabling People with Visual Impairments to Navigate Virtual Reality with a Haptic and Auditory Cane Simulation. Yuhang Zhao, Cynthia L. Bennett, Hrvoje Benko, Edward Cutrell, Christian Holz, Meredith Ringel Morris, Mike Sinclair