Inactive Research Projects

Adaptive Heads-up Displays for Simultaneous Interpretation
Principal Investigator(s):
Funder: National Science Foundation
Research Areas: Accessibility and Inclusive Design
Spearheading the development of new technology that will aid translators - providing automatic interpretation that is displayed for the translator and is particularly valuable for translating nuanced content.
AISL: Innovations in Development: Community-Driven Project That Adapt Technology for Environmental Learning in Nature Preserves
Principal Investigator(s): Jennifer J. Preece
Funder: National Science Foundation
Research Areas: Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization > Information Justice, Human Rights, and Technology Ethics > Social Networks and Online Communities > Youth Experience, Learning, and Digital Practices
Engaging members of low-income and minority communities in environmental projects that are meaningful to their lives and can promote informal STEM learning. The researchers will look at how these projects impact participants and identify the key factors that influence the development of such community projects.
CAREER: Finding Levers for Privacy and Security by Design in Mobile Development
Principal Investigator(s): Katie Shilton
Funder: National Science Foundation
Research Areas: Data Privacy and Sociotechnical Cybersecurity > Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization > Information Justice, Human Rights, and Technology Ethics
Delving into why app developers have a low rate of prioritizing user data protection by looking at how developers define privacy and security, what would encourage them to prioritize data protection, and how can development tools encourage developers to implement more security features during design.
CAREER: Ubilytics: Harnessing Existing Device Ecosystems for Anywhere Sensemaking
Principal Investigator(s): Niklas Elmqvist
Funder: National Science Foundation
Research Areas: Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization > Human-Computer Interaction > Smart Cities and Connected Communities
Proposing a comprehensive new approach called ubiquitous analytics (ubilytics) for harnessing ever-present digital devices into unified environments for anywhere analysis and sensemaking of data. Looking at applications for scientific discovery, classroom learning, and police investigation.
CCE STEM: Finding Practices that Cultivate Ethical Computing in Mobile and Wearable Application Research & Development
Principal Investigator(s): Katie Shilton
Funder: National Science Foundation
Research Areas: Data Privacy and Sociotechnical Cybersecurity > Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization > Information Justice, Human Rights, and Technology Ethics
Looking at mobile and wearable app development to discover factors that encourage discussion and action on ethical challenges amongst developers. Findings will be incorporated into curriculum for students in mobile app courses, and the impact on ethics education will be evaluated.
CCE STEM: Standard: Collaborative: The Development of Ethical Cultures in Computer Security Research
Principal Investigator(s): Katie Shilton
Funder: National Science Foundation
Research Areas: Data Privacy and Sociotechnical Cybersecurity > Information Justice, Human Rights, and Technology Ethics
Examining how computer security researchers navigate ethical dilemmas when using big data and shared network resources to expose vulnerabilities - from ethical self-regulation to the sharing of ethics expectations in research communities.
Center for Excellence in Human Language Technology (COE HLT) TTO8.16-21
Principal Investigator(s): Douglas W. Oard
Funder: Johns Hopkins University Other
Research Areas: Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning, and Information Retrieval > Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization
Exploring highly innovative technologies to automatically analyze a wide range of speech, text, and document data in multiple languages.
CHS: Small: Innovation Through Analogical Search
Principal Investigator(s): Joel Chan
Funder: Carnegie Mellon University Other
Research Areas: Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning, and Information Retrieval > Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization
Building computational tools enabling users to connect problems in one field with solutions from another field, i.e. facilitate searching for analogies drawn from one domain to help with innovative thinking and reasoning in another domain.
Civil Rights in the National Capital Region: A research-driven exhibition in collaboration with the National Park Service
Principal Investigator(s): Diana E. Marsh
Funder: USDOI National Park Service
Research Areas: Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning, and Information Retrieval > Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization > Library and Information Science > Youth Experience, Learning, and Digital Practices
Students are working with Dr. Marsh and NPS curators throughout the 2020-2021 academic year to research and produce an online exhibit highlighting NPS sites and materials in the National Capital Region related to the history of civil rights. Drawing on the heritage sites and collections holdings of the NPS in the National Capital Region, the interns are assisting curators in all aspects of research and content development, with a broader goal to increase public awareness of the NPS sites and collections in the National Capital Region.
Collaboration Network for Excellent Education and Research in Dependable and Secure Distributed Systems (CREDENCE)
Principal Investigator(s): Keith Marzullo
Funder: University System of Maryland Foundation Inc. Other
Research Areas: Smart Cities and Connected Communities
Building a collaborative network of leading computer science departments and laboratories in Brazil, Canada and the US to advance the design and validation of security/reliability-critical distributed systems, such as smart homes and cities, cloud computing, smart energy and cryptocurrency systems.

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