Research visit to California

goletaI (Nava) have just come back from a fantastic trip to California, supported and enabled by the generous SICSA PECE grant to visit the Four Eyes Lab at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Dr. John O’Donovan.

During my time at the 4Eyes lab I learned more about interactive visualizations, and we designed a user interface that contributes to the discovery of novel and relevant content, and improves perceived transparency and control. With Jay Byungkyu Kang, Tobias Höllerer and John O’Donovan at UCSB we worked on a submission for the workshop on interfaces and human decision making for recommender systems (IntRS) in conjunction with the ACM Recsys conference in Vienna. We are currently improving on this work in a system that uses live twitter data.

system-mockup1

The submission, titled Inspection Mechanisms for Community-based Content Discovery in Microblogs”, was accepted for publication.

I also visited and gave invited talks at Yahoo! Research (Sunyvale), and InTouch Health (Goleta).

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