720 Computer Studies Building
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627
ROC HCI ‐ Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Rochester
|Web Programming||Spring 2013|
|Intro to HCI||Fall 2012|
Crowd Actors / Real-Time Crowd-Powered SystemsOur systems bring human computation into the everyday lives of people. Legion has the crowd reliably control robots, Scribe lets groups of non-experts caption speech in real-time as well as professional stenographers, and Chorus abstracts the crowd into an intelligent, interactive personal assistant.
Access TechnologyWe design, build, and deploy new access technology for people with disabilties. VizWiz lets blind people take a picture, speak a question they’d like to know about it and receive an answer in real-time from the crowd. It’s answered more than 50,000 questions, providing an unprecedented look into what blind people actually want to know.
Social Question Asking and FriendsourcingWe study how people engage with social media to ask and answer questions. In a recent large-scale study, we explored how and why blind users sent visual questions to social media versus an anonymous crowd.
Social Media Analysis and Big DataOur “big data” systems help people make better decisions. TwitterHealth tracks how disease spreads across using geo-tagged tweets and helps people better understand their risk and behavior.
"fetching my latest tweet..."