March 4th, 2020
Matthew Hong successfully defended his PhD dissertation, "Designing Collaborative Mobile Health Experiences for Adolescent Patients." Next, Matt will join Microsoft Research for an internship focused on AI prototyping. Afterward, he will begin a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Washington in their Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education.
December 8th, 2019
Our paper on the use of diaries to probe the illness experiences of adolescent patients and parental caregivers will be presented at the ACM CHI 2020 conference.
Abstract: Adolescents with chronic conditions must work with family caregivers to manage their illness experiences. To explore how technology can support collaborative documentation of these experiences, we designed and distributed a diary probe kit in a two-week field deployment with adolescent–parent dyads.
Three insights emerged from the study that highlight how technology can support shared illness management: 1) provide scaffolds to recognize physical and emotional experiences in the context of daily activities; 2) help families reconstruct patient experiences; and 3) adapt to individual preferences for capturing, representing and sharing experiences (e.g., as images, structured scales, sketches).
Paper authors include Matthew Hong, Udaya Lakshmi, Kimberly Do, Sampath Prahalad, Thomas Olson, Rosa Arriaga, and Lauren Wilcox. This research was funded by NSF award #1652302.
July 20th, 2019
Wilcox looks forward to co-chairing the workshop Identifying Challenges and Opportunities in Human–AI Collaboration in Healthcare at the ACM CSCW 2019 conference. The workshop chairs include Sun Young Park, Patricia Pei-Yi Kuo, Elizabeth Kaziunas, Andrea Barbarin, Astrid Chow, Karandeep Singh, and Walter Lasecki. Position Papers Due: September 26, 2019.
April 30th, 2019
Matt Hong was awarded the George Family Foundation Fellowship.
The George Family Foundation was established by Georgia Institute of Technology alumnus Bill George, who had a successful career in health care. He made significant contributions in health care delivery through his leadership and his many books on Authentic Leadership.
April 12th, 2019
Wilcox looks forward to serving on the Program Committee for the ACM CHI 2020 conference. She will be an Associate Chair on the Health subcommittee.
March 20th, 2019
Wilcox looks forward to presenting a paper at the ACM DIS 2019 conference.
Abstract: Interaction design is playing an increasingly prominent role in computing research, while professional user experience roles expand. These forces drive the demand for more design instruction in HCI classrooms. In this paper, we distill the popular approaches to teaching design to undergraduate and graduate students of HCI. Through a review of existing research on design pedagogy, an international survey of 61 HCI educators, and an analysis of popular textbooks, we explore the prominent disciplinary perspectives that shape design education in the HCI classroom. We draw on our analyses to discuss the differences we see in forms of design taught, approaches to adapting design instruction in computing-based courses, and the tensions faced by instructors of these classes. We conclude by arguing for the importance of pedagogical research on design instruction as a vital and foundational area of inquiry in Interaction Design and HCI.
The paper received Best Paper Award (top 1% of papers)! It is co-authored by Betsy DiSalvo, Richard Henneman, and Qiaosi (Chelsea) Wang.
Dec 5th, 2018
Wilcox looks forward to giving a talk at the Contemporary Challenges of AI in Healthcare: Verification, Big Data, and Investment conference at Emory University, December 14th & 15th. The conference is hosted by the Center for Ethics at Emory.
October 12th, 2018
Clayton Feustel presented work at the Ubicomp 2018 conference in Singapore. Our paper examines how people conducted personal and cohort data reviews using a subset of participants from a mobile-sensing study that collected physical activity, digital social activity, and perceived stress, from 47 students over three weeks. Participants preferred to use characteristics of the data (e.g., maxima, minima) and graphical presentation (e.g., appearance of trends) along with demographic identities (e.g., age, gender) when relating to cohorts. Our paper further characterizes how participants incorporated cohort data into their self-reflection process, and concludes with discussion of the implications for personal informatics systems that leverage the data of “people like me."
Aug 24th, 2018
Wilcox participated in Principles of Intelligence: A Celebration of Colleagues and Collaboration at Microsoft Research. She gave a short talk titled, Uniting Digital Health Advancements with Human Needs.
July 20th, 2018
Wilcox looks forward to visiting the Google AI Healthcare team in August to give her Grand Rounds talk: Care Machines: Lessons Learned from 10 Years of Studying Human Interactions with Health Data.
July 18th, 2018
Lauren Wilcox, Betsy DiSalvo, Thomas Ploetz, and David Joyner will collaborate on a new NSF award. The grant, Leveraging Behavioral and Physiological Feedback in the Design of Affect-Sensitive Distance Learning, investigates the feasibility of using wearable technologies and other types of sensing to gather more context about online learners. It will also explore the role of wearables in providing new types of feedback to multiple stakeholders participating in online courses.
This write-up of the project explains more!
May 17th, 2018
Who should have access to adolescents’ electronic personal health records? Our paper, now published in JAMIA, reveals reasons for variability in privacy features for adolescents and parental proxies. This study is part of a larger collaborative research effort with Marianne Sharko and Jessica Ancker at Weill Cornell Medical College, exploring current policies surrounding access to electronic health records of adolescents, and characterizing the capabilities needed to ensure privacy and confidentiality of adolescents' health data. This paper was selected as Editor's Choice.
May 1st, 2018
Wilcox looks forward to co-chairing the Student Design Challenge at the AMIA 2018 Annual Symposium.
May 1st, 2018
The Georgia Tech Pediatric Technology Center awarded funding to PIs Shamim Nemati (Emory), Gari Clifford (Emory), Kevin Maher (CHOA), and Wilcox, to pursue a new project focused on preventing bloodstream infections through interpretable machine learning: A FHIR-Enabled Interpretable Deep Learning Platform for Timely Prediction of Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infections
April 23rd, 2018
Watch Matthew Hong's ACM CHI 2018 conference presentation, Visual ODLs: Co-Designing Patient-Generated Observations of Daily Living to Support Data-Driven Conversations in Pediatric Care
April 13th, 2018
Wilcox attended the CCC event on Sociotechnical Interventions For Health Disparity
April 8th, 2018
Wilcox visited the Stanford HCI group to present a talk titled, Designing for teens' and young adults' engagement with digital health.
March 29th, 2018
Wilcox is part of an ACM Future of Computing Academy (FCA) working group arguing for changes to the peer review process,
Nov 6th, 2017
Wilcox chaired the 7th Workshop on Interactive Systems in Health Care, held at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2017 Symposium.
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Aug 29th, 2017
Aug 17th, 2017
PI Mary Beth Weber (Emory University) and Co-PI Lauren Wilcox will receive funding from the Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research (GCDTR) Pilot & Feasibility Pilot Award Program for their proposal, Mobile Health Based Type 2 Diabetes Management in South Asian Immigrants with Arshed Quyyumi (Co-I), Heval Mohamed Kelli (Co-I) and Yi-An Ko (Co-I).
May 26th, 2017
Wilcox will serve on the Health, Accessibility, and
Apr 29th, 2017
Special congratulations to the MS-HCI graduates who were awarded Best
Apr 25th, 2017
Apr 22nd, 2017
Wilcox has been selected to participate in the ACM Future of Computing Academy. She will join an inaugural class of early career computing professionals, to shape the academy’s governance structure and agenda and will attend the ACM celebration of 50 years of Turing Awards.
Apr 10th, 2017
Wilcox will serve as general chair of the Workshop on Interactive Systems in
Feb 10th, 2017
Wilcox received the NSF CAREER Award for her proposal, “Adaptive, Collaborative User Interfaces for Chronically Ill Adolescents’ Personal Data Management.” The award will support research investigating how computational tools can be designed and developed to support collaborative generation and management of
Jan 16th, 2017
Wilcox will co-chair the Leveraging Patient-Generated Data for Collaborative Decision Making in Healthcare workshop at the International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth 2017) May 23rd, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.
Nov 8th, 2016
Wilcox will visit the Interactive and Social Computing group at the University of Michigan on 11/22/2016 to give a talk highlighting research in the Hx Lab.
Oct 8th, 2016
Wilcox will serve on the Technical Program Committee for the 11th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (Pervasive Health 2017).
Oct 7th, 2016
The Hx Lab will
Jun 27th, 2016
Wilcox looks forward to participating in the Class of 1969 Teaching Fellows program at Georgia Tech, for the 2016-17 academic year.
Jun 23rd, 2016
Wilcox will participate as a mentor in the Student Opportunity Lab (SOL) at the 2016 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. She will also serve as a poster judge for the Student Research Competition. GHC will take place in Houston, Texas this year on October 19th-21st.
Jun 21st, 2016
Wilcox will participate in the new Georgia Diabetes Translation Research Center funded by the
Jun 1st, 2016
Matthew Hong was selected to participate in the Health Data Exploration Project's 2016 Summer Institute. The intensive training institute focuses on research methods for working with personal health data. It includes participants from a variety of relevant disciplines including public health, medicine, informatics, human-computer interaction, computer science, data science, and design.
Mar 1st, 2016
CS PhD student Christina Kelley received an Honorable Mention for her NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Proposal. She will receive enhanced access to cyberinfrastructure resources including supercomputing time in support of her research.
Jan 3rd, 2016
Wilcox will serve the Scientific Program Committee (SPC) for the AMIA 2016 Annual Symposium.
Dec 15th, 2015
Thank you AIG Science for a gift award to seed research on mobile pain management interventions.
Oct 9th, 2015
Wilcox will serve on the Technical Program Committee for the 10th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (Pervasive Health 2016).
Jun 16th, 2014
Wilcox will receive a Georgia Tech/IPaT and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta research grant, with Aarti Sekhar, MD at Emory Healthcare and Stephen Simoneaux, MD at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) to investigate how access to pediatric radiology reports can be broadened to include a