"SoundWatch," by Dhruv Jain et al., provides an example of HCI research's vital role in designing architectures that trade off different computational capabilities...Jeffrey P. Bigham From Communications of the ACM | June 2022
We present SoundWatch, a smartwatch-based deep learning application to sense, classify, and provide feedback about sounds occurring in the environment.
Dhruv Jain, Hung Ngo, Pratyush Patel, Steven Goodman, Khoa Nguyen, Rachel Grossman-Kahn, Leah Findlater, Jon Froehlich From Communications of the ACM | June 2022
The authors of "Cognitive Biases in Software Development" rightly highlight the need for situated studies that examine cognitive bias 'in the wild' during software...Marian Petre From Communications of the ACM | April 2022
We conducted a two-part field study to examine the extent to which cognitive biases occur, the consequences of these biases on developer behavior, and the practices...Souti Chattopadhyay, Nicholas Nelson, Audrey Au, Natalia Morales, Christopher Sanchez, Rahul Pandita, Anita Sarma From Communications of the ACM | April 2022
"Eyelid Gestures for People with Motor Impairments," by Mingming Fan et al., addresses the accessibility of mobile devices to people with motor impairments.
Tiago Guerreiro From Communications of the ACM | January 2022
We present an algorithm to detect nine eyelid gestures on smartphones in real time and evaluate it with 12 able-bodied people and four people with severe motor...Mingming Fan, Zhen Li, Franklin Mingzhe Li From Communications of the ACM | January 2022
"Software-Defined Cooking Using a Microwave Oven," by Haojian Jin et al., introduces a feedback mechanism to microwave heating through a technique the authors call...Fadel Adib From Communications of the ACM | December 2021
We present software-defined cooking (SDC), a low-cost closed-loop microwave oven system that aims to heat food in a software-defined thermal trajectory.
Haojian Jin, Jingxian Wang, Swarun Kumar, Jason Hong From Communications of the ACM | December 2021
"Liquid Testing with Your Smartphone," by Shichao Yue and Dina Katabi, proposes a novel technique for determining the surface tension of a liquid by leveraging...Tam Vu From Communications of the ACM | October 2021
"3D Localization for Subcentimeter-Sized Devices," by Iyer, et al., neatly separates and solves the problems of robotic locomotion, sensing, localization, and communications...Prabal Dutta From Communications of the ACM | March 2021
We present the first localization system that consumes microwatts of power at a mobile device and can be localized across multiple rooms in settings such as homes...Rajalakshmi Nandakumar, Vikram Iyer, Shyamnath Gollakota From Communications of the ACM | March 2021
The system described in "SATURN: An Introduction to the Internet of Materials" works passively, energized essentially by static electricity generated as layers...Joseph A. Paradiso From Communications of the ACM | December 2020
We propose an Internet of Materials, where the very materials of objects and surfaces are augmented or manufactured to have computational capabilities.
Nivedita Arora, Thad Starner, Gregory D. Abowd From Communications of the ACM | December 2020
"Computing Value of Spatiotemporal Information," by Heba Aly et al., describes a technique for computing the monetary value of a person's location data for a potential...Cyrus Shahabi From Communications of the ACM | September 2020
We investigate the intrinsic value of location data in the context of strong privacy, where location information is only available from end users via purchase.
...Heba Aly, John Krumm, Gireeja Ranade, Eric Horvitz From Communications of the ACM | September 2020
"Automating Visual Privacy Protection Using a Smart LED," presents a new technique to address the issue of cameras capturing proprietary or private information—it...Marco Gruteser From Communications of the ACM | February 2020
We introduce LiShield, which automatically protects a physical scene against photographing, by illuminating it with smart LEDs flickering in specialized waveforms...Shilin Zhu, Chi Zhang, Xinyu Zhang From Communications of the ACM | February 2020
"Fundamental Concepts of Reactive Control for Autonomous Drones" introduces the notion of "reactive control" in which an autopilot's control logic is run only intermittently...John Baillieul From Communications of the ACM | October 2018
We conceive a notion of reactive control that allows drones to execute the low-level control logic only upon recognizing the need to, based on the influence of...Luca Mottola, Kamin Whitehouse From Communications of the ACM | October 2018