Jeff Huang ⋅ Brown University

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

Office hours: Tues 2:30-4:30pm except Oct 18, Nov 15

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 received a Google Research Award. I co-founded World Blender, a Techstars-backed company that makes geolocation mobile games. My research group is currently funded by NSF and NIH, including the NSF CAREER award.

Brown University students interested in doing research work with me should review my HCI group's active projects and expect to allocate 1–2 semesters for independent study. Contact me with some information about your interests. You can find me on the popular social networking platform called email.

Conference Papers

pdf icon SleepCoacher: A Personalized Automated Self-Experimentation System for Sleep Recommendations
Nediyana Daskalova, Danaë Metaxa-Kakavouli, Adrienne Tran, Nicole Nugent, Julie Boergers, John McGeary, Jeff Huang
UIST 2016    (20.6% acceptance rate)
pdf icon WebGazer: Scalable Webcam Eye Tracking Using User Interactions
Alexandra Papoutsaki, Patsorn Sangkloy, James Laskey, Nediyana Daskalova, Jeff Huang, James Hays
IJCAI 2016    (25% acceptance rate)
pdf icon Crowdsourcing from Scratch: A Pragmatic Experiment in Data Collection by Novice Requesters
Alexandra Papoutsaki, Hua Guo, Danae Metaxa-Kakavouli, Connor Gramazio, Jeff Rasley, Wenting Xie, Guan Wang, Jeff Huang
HCOMP 2015    (30% acceptance rate, Best Paper Finalist)
pdf icon Masters of Control: Behavioral Patterns of Simultaneous Unit Group Manipulation in StarCraft 2
Eddie Yan, Jeff Huang, Gifford Cheung
CHI 2015    (23% acceptance rate)
pdf icon A Strategy-Aware Technique for Learning Behaviors from Discrete Human Feedback
Robert Loftin, James MacGlashan, Bei Peng, Matthew Taylor, Michael Littman, Jeff Huang, David Roberts
AAAI 2014    (28% acceptance rate)
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 rate, Best Paper Finalist)
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 rate)
pdf icon Improving Searcher Models Using Mouse Cursor Activity
Jeff Huang, Ryen W. White, Georg Buscher, Kuansan Wang
SIGIR 2012    (20% acceptance rate)
pdf icon User See, User Point: Gaze and Cursor Alignment in Web Search
Jeff Huang, Ryen W. White, Georg Buscher
CHI 2012    (23% acceptance rate)
pdf icon No Search Result Left Behind: Branching Behavior with Browser Tabs
Jeff Huang, Thomas Lin, Ryen W. White
WSDM 2012    (20.7% acceptance rate)
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 rate)
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 rate)
pdf icon Interactive Search Support for Difficult Web Queries
Abdigani Diriye, Giridhar Kumaran, Jeff Huang
ECIR 2012    (21% acceptance rate)
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 rate, Best Paper Finalist)
pdf icon Starcraft from the Stands: Understanding the Game Spectator
Gifford Cheung and Jeff Huang
CHI 2011    (26% acceptance rate)
pdf icon Optimal Strategies for Reviewing Search Results
Jeff Huang and Anna Kazeykina
AAAI 2010    (26.9% acceptance rate)
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 rate, 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 rate)
pdf icon Conversational Tagging in Twitter
Jeff Huang, Katherine Thornton, and Efthimis N. Efthimiadis
Hypertext 2010    (35% acceptance rate, short paper)
pdf icon Parallel Browsing Behavior on the Web
Jeff Huang and Ryen W. White
Hypertext 2010    (35% acceptance rate, short paper)
pdf icon Analyzing and Evaluating Query Reformulation Strategies in Web Search Logs
Jeff Huang and Efthimis N. Efthimiadis
CIKM 2009    (14.5% acceptance rate, Best Student Paper Finalist)
pdf icon Graphstract: Minimal Graphical Help for Computers
Jeff Huang and Michael B. Twidale
UIST 2007    (17% acceptance rate)

Journal Papers

pdf icon Master Maker: Understanding Gaming Skill through Practice and Habit from Gameplay Behavior
Jeff Huang, Eddie Yan, Gifford Leung, Nachiappan Nagappan, Thomas Zimmermann
Topics in Cognitive Science, to appear
pdf icon Strokes of Insight: User Intent Detection and Kinematic Compression of Mouse Cursor Trails
Daniel Martín-Albo, Luis Leiva, Jeff Huang, Réjean Plamondond
Information Processing & Management, 52(6), 2016
pdf icon Learning Behaviors via Human-Delivered Discrete Feedback
Robert Loftin, Bei Peng, James MacGlashan, Michael Littman, Matthew Taylor, Jeff Huang, David Roberts
Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, 30(1), 2016
pdf icon Representing Uncertainty in Graph Edges: An Evaluation of Paired Visual Variables
Hua Guo, Jeff Huang, David Laidlaw
Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 21(10), 2015
pdf icon Building a Better Mousetrap: Compressing Mouse Cursor Activity for Web Analytics
Luis Leiva, Jeff Huang
Information Processing & Management, 51(2), 2015

Workshop Papers

pdf icon Learning Something from Nothing: Leveraging Implicit Human Feedback Strategies
Robert Loftin, Bei Peng, James MacGlashan, Michael Littman, Matthew Taylor, Jeff Huang, David Roberts
RO-MAN 2014
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

Assistant Professor
Computer Science
Brown University

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

Office hours: Tues 2:30-4:30pm except Oct 18, Nov 15


HCI Group

Student FAQ

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Website

Teaching

User Interfaces
Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

Personal Informatics Seminar
Spring 2016

HCI Seminar
Spring 2014, Spring 2015

Information Retrieval
Fall 2010 (University of Washington)

Ph.D. Students

Alexandra Papoutsaki

Nediyana Daskalova

Jing Qian

Resources

Computer Science Professors spreadsheet with background info

Best Paper Awards in top Computer Science conference

Search Engine Query Logs available for download

Microsoft Band Data extraction

Publishing Papers in Word that look professional

Press

PC World
Web developers, meet WebGazer: software that turns webcams into eye-trackers

The Register
Brown boffins brew eye-tracking Javascript

Softpedia
WebGazer Uses JavaScript and Your Webcam to Track Eye Movements

MIT Technology Review
The Next Big Thing in Analytics: Tracking Your Cursor's Every Move

Kotaku
Why, Exactly, Do People Enjoy Watching StarCraft Games?

GeekWire
'Hello, computer!' UW prof and students search outside the box

PNAS
Kickstart your research

Slashdot
Researchers Track Mouse Movements and Hesitations

97.3 KIRO FM
University of Washington student wins Facebook Fellowship

The Escapist
Research Paper Attempts to Prove Why StarCraft Is Fun to Watch

Seattle Times
Facebook "fellows" two UW students

Slashdot
Why People Watch StarCraft, Instead of Playing

PC Magazine
Invisible Cursor-Tracking Program Knows What Your Eyes Have Seen

Wall Street Journal
Geeks Beat Jocks as Bar Fight Breaks Out Over Control of the TV

Fresh Consulting
World Blender: Transforming the Gaming Landscape

ZDNet
2012-2013 Facebook Fellowship winners announced

1Up.com
Why We Love StarCraft So Much