Jeff Huang ⋅ Brown University

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407 CIT
115 Waterman Street
Providence RI 02912
401-863-5808
home@jeffhuang.com

I'm an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Brown University. My research areas span human-computer interaction and information retrieval, across the domains of mobile devices, self-tracking, games, and web search. My work involves decoding users' behavioral data to drive novel applications.

My Ph.D. is in Information Science from the University of Washington in Seattle, and my masters and undergraduate degrees are in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Before joining Brown, I analyzed search behavior at Microsoft Research, Google, Yahoo, and Bing. I was a Facebook Fellow and funded by a Google Research Award. I co-founded World Blender, a Techstars-backed company that makes geolocation mobile games.

Brown University students interested in doing research work with me can contact me with some information about yourself. Undergraduate and Masters students should expect to allocate 1-2 semesters for independent study, and I recommend taking one of my courses first or reading some of my papers. You can find me on the popular social networking platform called email.

Papers

pdf icon Mastering the Art of War: How Patterns of Gameplay Influence Skill in Halo
Jeff Huang, Thomas Zimmermann, Nachiappan Nagappan, Charles Harrison, Bruce Phillips
CHI 2013    (20% acceptance, Best Paper Honorable Mention)
pdf icon RevMiner: An Extractive Interface for Navigating Reviews on a Smartphone
Jeff Huang, Oren Etzioni, Luke Zettlemoyer, Kevin Clark, Christian Lee
UIST 2012    (21.5% acceptance)
pdf icon Improving Searcher Models Using Mouse Cursor Activity
Jeff Huang, Ryen W. White, Georg Buscher, Kuansan Wang
SIGIR 2012    (20% acceptance)
pdf icon User See, User Point: Gaze and Cursor Alignment in Web Search
Jeff Huang, Ryen W. White, Georg Buscher
CHI 2012    (23% acceptance)
pdf icon No Search Result Left Behind: Branching Behavior with Browser Tabs
Jeff Huang, Thomas Lin, Ryen W. White
WSDM 2012    (20.7% acceptance)
pdf icon Large-Scale Analysis of Individual and Task Differences in Search Result Page Examination Strategies
Georg Buscher, Ryen W. White, Susan T. Dumais, Jeff Huang
WSDM 2012    (20.7% acceptance)
pdf icon Remix and Play: Lessons from Rule Variants in Texas Hold'em and Halo 2
Gifford Cheung and Jeff Huang
CSCW 2012    (39% acceptance)
pdf icon Interactive Search Support for Difficult Web Queries
Abdigani Diriye, Giridhar Kumaran, Jeff Huang
ECIR 2012    (21% acceptance)
pdf icon No Clicks, No Problem: Using Cursor Movements to Understand and Improve Search
Jeff Huang, Ryen W. White, and Susan T. Dumais
CHI 2011    (26% acceptance, Best Paper Honorable Mention)
pdf icon Starcraft from the Stands: Understanding the Game Spectator
Gifford Cheung and Jeff Huang
CHI 2011    (26% acceptance)
pdf icon Optimal Strategies for Reviewing Search Results
Jeff Huang and Anna Kazeykina
AAAI 2010    (26.9% acceptance)
pdf icon Assessing the Scenic Route: Measuring the Value of Search Trails in Web Logs
Ryen W. White and Jeff Huang
SIGIR 2010    (16.7% acceptance, Best Paper Award)
pdf icon Studying Trailfinding Algorithms for Enhanced Web Search
Adish Singla, Ryen W. White, and Jeff Huang
SIGIR 2010    (16.7% acceptance)
pdf icon Analyzing and Evaluating Query Reformulation Strategies in Web Search Logs
Jeff Huang and Efthimis N. Efthimiadis
CIKM 2009    (14.5% acceptance, Best Student Paper Finalist)
pdf icon Graphstract: Minimal Graphical Help for Computers
Jeff Huang and Michael B. Twidale
UIST 2007    (17% acceptance)

Workshop & Short Papers

pdf icon Influence of Gameplay on Skill in Halo Reach
Jeff Huang, Thomas Zimmermann, Nachiappan Nagappan, Charles Harrison, Bruce Phillips
CHI Games User Research Workshop 2013
pdf icon Web User Interaction Mining from Touch-Enabled Mobile Devices
Jeff Huang and Abdigani Diriye
HCIR Workshop 2012
pdf icon On the Value of Page-Level Interactions in Web Search
Jeff Huang
HCIR Workshop 2011
pdf icon Conversational Tagging in Twitter
Jeff Huang, Katherine Thornton, and Efthimis N. Efthimiadis
Hypertext 2010    (35% acceptance)
pdf icon Parallel Browsing Behavior on the Web
Jeff Huang and Ryen W. White
Hypertext 2010    (35% acceptance)