Winning Week at CHI 2019

“The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction. [CHI] is a place where researchers and practitioners gather from across the world to discuss the latest in interactive technology.” -CHI 2019, Glasgow, Scotland, May 4-9, 2019.

This year, Stony Brook University professors, students, and their collaborators had 8 papers in CHI 2019. Of those 8 papers, 2 won CHI 2019 Honourable Mentions awards.

The first of these 2 papers was “VIPBoard: Improving Screen-Reader Keyboard for Visually Impaired People with Character-Level Auto Correction” by Xiaojun Bi (assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook) and collaborators from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The second paper was “SmartEye: Assisting Instant Photo Taking via Integrating User Preference with Deep View Proposal Network” by Dimitris Samaras (associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook) along with graduate students from the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics as well as graduate students involved in the Computer Vision Lab.

Other Stony Brook Computer Science faculty members who had papers published include Roy Shilkrot (Assistant Professor) and I.V. Ramakrishnan (Professor and Associate Dean for Research). The Department of Computer Science is part of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Stony Brook University. Samir Das, Professor and Chair of the Computer Science Department, congratulated Stony Brook members involved, “Congratulations to Xiaojun, Roy, IV and Dimitris and their students and collaborators for an outstanding Stony Brook show in CHI 2019!”.

This year’s theme is ‘Weaving the Threads of CHI’. “This is reflected in our celtic knot logo, a symbol of strength and friendship. Threads are interconnected and interwoven, without clear beginning or end. We are the threads of CHI, people from different disciplines, cultures, sectors, communities, backgrounds – designers, researchers, practitioners – weaving together into one community, with the common purpose of technology that works for people and society”, as stated on the CHI 2019 website.

All papers involving Stony Brook University students and faculty published in CHI 2019:

1. Suwen Zhu, Jingjie Zheng, Shumin Zhai, Xiaojun Bi (2019) "i'sFree: Eyes-Free Gesture Typing via a Touch-Enabled Remote Control". CHI 2019. 10 pages

2. Wenzhe Cui, Jingjie Zheng, Blaine Lewis, Daniel Vogel, Xiaojun Bi (2019) "HotStrokes: Word-Gesture Shortcuts on a Trackpad". CHI 2019. 10 pages.

3. Syed Masum Billah, Yu-Jung Ko, Vikas Ashok, Xiaojun Bi, IV Ramakrishnan (2019) "Accessible Gesture Typing for Non-Visual Text Entry on Smartphones".  CHI 2019. 10 pages.

4. Shirin Feiz, Syed M Billah, Vikas Ashok, Roy Shilkrot, IV Ramakrishnan, “Towards Enabling Blind People to Independently Fill out Paper Forms” CHI 2019. 10 pages.

5. Weinan Shi, Chun Yu, Shuyi Fan, Feng Wang, Tong Wang, Xin Yi, Xiaojun Bi, Yuanchun Shi (2019) "VIPBoard: Improving Screen-Reader Keyboard for Visually Impaired People with Character-Level Auto Correction" CHI 2019. 10 pages.

6. Feng Tian, Xiangmin Fan, Junjun Fan, Yicheng Zhu, Jing Gao, Dakuo Wang, Xiaojun Bi, Hongan Wang (2019) "What Can Gestures Tell? Detecting Motor Impairment in Early Parkinson's from Common Touch Gestural Interactions". CHI 2019. 10 pages.

7. Yiqin Lu, Chun Yu, Shuyi Fan, Xiaojun Bi, Yuanchun Shi (2019) "Typing on Split Keyboards with Peripheral Vision". CHI 2019. 10 pages.

8. Shuai Ma, Zijun Wei, Feng Tian, Xiangmin Fan, Jianming Zhang, Xiaohui Shen, Zhe Lin, Jin Huang, Radomir Mech, Dimitris Samaras, Hongan Wang. 2019. “SmartEye: Assisting Instant Photo Taking via Integrating User Preference with Deep View Proposal Network.” CHI 2019, 12 pages.

 

Images from some of Professor Xiaojun Bi’s papers presented at CHI 2019    

-Arianna Chen, CS Student