Research Projects

Principal Investigator: Vanessa Frias-Martinez
Funder: National Science Foundation
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.
Principal Investigator: Philip Piety, Elizabeth M. Bonsignore
Funder: National Science Foundation
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.
Principal Investigator: Ge Gao
Funder: National Science Foundation
This project investigates new ways to create grounding in multilingual teams engaged in collaborative writing. It will improve understanding and develop new tools.
Principal Investigator: Gregg Vanderheiden
Funder: US Dept of Education
A Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII) was made to change any devices’ interfaces for people who cannot use technologies due to barriers caused by their level of disability, literacy, and/or digital literacy.
Principal Investigator: Jessica Vitak
Funder: SSRC Rapid-Response Research Grants 2020
Funder: Other
Investigating American workers' attitudes toward workplace surveillance, including employers' collection of their data for workplace monitoring and efficiency tracking, which has shifted to working-at-home surveillance due to Covid-19.
Research Areas: Future of Work
Principal Investigator: Susannah PaletzPrincipal Investigator: Adam Porter
Funder: US Army Research Office
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.
Research Areas: Future of Work