Huang presents social computing, AI research at CSCW 2019

Yun Huang
Yun Huang, Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Yun Huang presented her research at the 22nd ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2019), which was held November 9-13 in Austin, Texas. CSCW is the premier venue for experts from industry and academia to explore the technical, social, material, and theoretical challenges of designing technology to support collaborative work and life activities.

Huang presented the paper, "Higher Education Check-Ins: Exploring the User Experience of Hybrid Location Sensing," in which she and Syracuse University graduate students explored how university students apply automatic (enabled by Bluetooth Low Energy beacon) and manual location-sharing services to conduct check-ins for an academic purpose, such as students sharing class attendance with their instructor. According to Huang, their findings showed that several social, technological, and psychological factors impacted the students' use of different check-in mechanisms. Using the check-in system that was designed and developed by Huang's research team, students became punctual for their classes; some showed up earlier to leave a good impression on their instructor; and they felt a greater sense of responsibility for taking their class attendance. The research showed how a collaborative system had the potential of promoting students' sense of belonging on campus.    

Huang also presented outcomes of recent research collaborations at two CSCW preconference workshops, "The Future of Work(places)" and "Good Systems: Ethical AI for CSCW."

"One workshop was with scholars Dede Ma and Pengyi Zhang from Peking University in China on emotional experiences of ridesharing drivers," Huang said. "The other was a workshop with Yi-Chieh Lee, a computer science PhD student at Illinois, and Naomi Yamashita of NTT Communication Science Laboratories, on ethical concerns of self-disclosure in chatbot AI interaction."

Huang's research areas include social computing, human-computer interaction, mobile computing, and crowdsourcing. Before joining Illinois, she was a faculty member in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University and a postdoc fellow at Carnegie Mellon University. She received her PhD from the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. She earned her bachelor's degree from the Department of Computer Science and Technology at Tsinghua University, in Beijing, China.

Updated on
Backto the news archive

Related News

IOPN to launch textbook series with titles by Wong, Wolske

The Illinois Open Publishing Network is excited to announce the upcoming release of two open access textbooks, Instruction in Libraries and Information Centers: An Introduction by Laura Saunders and iSchool Adjunct Lecturer Melissa A. Wong and A Person-Centered Guide to Demystifying Technology by iSchool Teaching Assistant Professor Martin Wolske. These textbooks represent the first in the Windsor & Downs Press series OPN Textbooks, which seeks to publish high-quality open access textbooks for higher education across the disciplines. 

Diesner to join IAspire Leadership Academy

Associate Professor and PhD Program Director Jana Diesner has been named a fellow in the second cohort of the IAspire Leadership Academy, a leadership program aimed at helping STEM faculty from underrepresented backgrounds ascend to leadership roles at colleges and universities. The IAspire Leadership Academy is part of Aspire Alliance's Institutional Change Initiative, led by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the University of Georgia.

Jana Diesner

Schneider awarded Linowes Fellowship

Assistant Professor Jodi Schneider has been named a 2020-2021 Linowes Fellow by the Cline Center for Advanced Social Research at the University of Illinois. The fellowship "provides exceptionally promising tenure-stream faculty with opportunities for innovation and discovery using the Cline Center'

Jodi Schneider

Diesner lab to present research at computational social science conference

Members of Associate Professor and PhD Program Director Jana Diesner's Social Computing Lab will present a tutorial, paper, and posters at the 6th Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2), which will be held virtually from July 17-20. The conference brings together academic researchers, industry experts, open data activists, and government agency workers to explore challenges, methods, and research questions in the field of computational social science.

Knox elected president of Beta Phi Mu

Associate Professor and Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Emily Knox has been elected president of Beta Phi Mu, the international honor society for library and information studies. 

Emily Knox