Research Projects

CAREER: Data-driven Models of Human Mobility and Resilience for Decision Making
Principal Investigator(s): Vanessa Frias-Martinez
Funder: National Science Foundation
Research Areas: Data Privacy and Sociotechnical Cybersecurity > Future of Work
Using cell-phone data to better understand the reactions and movement of people in violent or disaster events, specifically looking at droughts in Haiti, armed conflicts in Colombia, and floods in Bangladesh, with the aim of providing decision makers with data-driven models they can use to create preparedness and response plans.
Collaboration in the Future of Work: Developing Playable Case Studies to Improve STEM Career Pathways
Principal Investigator(s): Philip Piety Elizabeth M. Bonsignore
Funder: National Science Foundation
Research Areas: Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization > Future of Work > Youth Experience, Learning, and Digital Practices
Developing role playing computer games for the classroom to encourage STEM learning. Students can collaborate with each other and fictional characters in an authentic scenario using a multimedia interface supported by chatbots, videoconferencing, and interactive STEM tools.
CRII: CHS: Investigating Multilingual Teams Communication and Collaborative Writing
Principal Investigator(s): Ge Gao
Funder: National Science Foundation
Research Areas: Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization > Future of Work > Information Justice, Human Rights, and Technology Ethics > Youth Experience, Learning, and Digital Practices
This project investigates new ways to create grounding in multilingual teams engaged in collaborative writing. It will improve understanding and develop new tools.
Human-Agent Teaming on Intelligence Tasks
Principal Investigator(s): Susannah Paletz
Funder: US Army Research Office
Research Areas: Future of Work
Our goal is to create a platform for running experiments that would simulate an AI intervention into intelligence analysis tasks, specifically involving a human shift handover. Participants would work through materials, including notes and feedback from the “previous” analyst, to solve a fictional intelligence task. This study examines how potential AIs can influence team cognition and decision making.
UMD Break Through Tech
Principal Investigator(s):
Funder: Cornell University Other
Research Areas: Future of Work

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