Rumors, smears and conspiracy theories can now spread quickly through email, blogs and other social media. Recipients of such messages may not question their validity. Moreover, even upon careful investigation and reflection, not everyone will agree about the validity of particular claims. This project examined ways to make it easier for people to determine if the information they are reading is credible or not.
Human computer interaction
Mobile sensing and interaction technology, combined with the power of social computing, provide new opportunities for understanding and impacting health-oriented behavior change.
Proposed by UMSI Assistant Professor Predrag Klasnja, this project aims to utilize user-centered design process to develop a mobile-phone application that leverages passive mood tracking to support self-management in bipolar disorder. Paul Resnick, professor in the School of Information, and Emily Mower Provost, assistant professor in Computer Science and Engineering, are collaborating with Klasnja on this project.
Assistant Professor Mark Newman has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Award, the most prestigious award the NSF makes to junior faculty who show exceptional leadership promise. The award will be used to develop better techniques in the early stages of design for software applications that involve human-computer interaction.