Jeff Huang ⋅ Brown University

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



HCI Group

Student FAQ

Curriculum Vitae

I'm an Associate Professor in Computer Science at Brown University. My research is in Human-Computer Interaction, where I am interested in building personalized systems based on user behavior data. These systems are applied to attention, mobile, and health. I am primarily funded by the NSF, NIH, and ARO, and have received the NSF CAREER award, Facebook Fellowship, and ARO Young Investigator Award.

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 co-founded World Blender, a Techstars-backed company that makes geolocation mobile games.

Brown University students interested in joining my group should review our active projects and read about the expectations. Ph.D. applicants please read the Student FAQ.

Papers from my Research Group

pdf icon Portalware: Exploring Free-Hand AR Drawing with a Dual-Display Smartphone-Wearable Paradigm
Jing Qian, Tongyu Zhou, Meredith Young-Ng, Jiaju Ma, Angel Cheung, Xiangyu Li, Ian Gonsher, Jeff Huang
DIS 2021
pdf icon Self-E: Smartphone-Supported Guidance for Customizable Self-Experimentation
Nediyana Daskalova, Eindra Kyi, Kevin Ouyang, Arthur Borem, Sally Chen, Sung Hyun Park, Nicole Nugent, Jeff Huang
CHI 2021    [website]
pdf icon Sochiatrist: Signals of Affect in Messaging Data
Talie Massachi, Grant Fong, Varun Mathur, Sachin Pendse, Gabriela Hoefer, Jessica Fu, Chong Wang, Nikita Ramoji, Nicole Nugent, Megan Ranney, Daniel Dickstein, Michael Armey, Ellie Pavlick, Jeff Huang
CSCW 2020    [website]
pdf icon Sketchy: Drawing Inspiration from the Crowd
Shaun Wallace, Brendan Le, Luis Leiva, Aman Haq, Ari Kintisch, Gabrielle Bufrem, Linda Chang, Jeff Huang
CSCW 2020    [website]
pdf icon SleepBandits: Guided Flexible Self-Experiments for Sleep
Nediyana Daskalova, Jina Yoon, Yibing Wang, Cintia Araujo, Guillermo Beltran, Nicole Nugent, John McGeary, Joseph Jay Williams, Jeff Huang
CHI 2020    [website]
pdf icon Portal-ble: Intuitive Free-Hand Manipulation in Unbounded Smartphone-based Augmented Reality
Jing Qian, Jiaju Ma, Xiangyu Li, Benjamin Attal, Haoming Lai, James Tompkin, John Hughes, Jeff Huang
UIST 2019    [website]
pdf icon Rewind: Automatically Reconstructing Everyday Memories with First-Person Perspectives
Neille-Ann Tan, Han Sha, Eda Celen, Phucanh Tran, Kelly Wang, Gifford Cheung, Philip Hinch, Jeff Huang
IMWUT 2018
pdf icon Remotion: A Motion-Based Capture and Replay Platform of Mobile Device Interaction for Remote Usability Testing
Jing Qian, Arielle Chapin, Alexandra Papoutsaki, Fumeng Yang, Klaas Nelissen, Jeff Huang
IMWUT 2018    [website]
pdf icon The Eye of the Typer: A Benchmark and Analysis of Gaze Behavior during Typing
Alexandra Papoutsaki, Aaron Gokaslan, James Tompkin, Yuze He, Jeff Huang
ETRA 2018    [website]
pdf icon Lessons Learned from Two Cohorts of Personal Informatics Self-Experiments
Nediyana Daskalova, Karthik Desingh, Alexandra Papoutsaki, Diane Schulze, Han Sha, Jeff Huang
IMWUT 2017
pdf icon Drafty: Enlisting Users to be Editors who Maintain Structured Data
Shaun Wallace, Lucy van Kleunen, Marianne Aubin-Le Quere, Abraham Peterkin, Yirui Huang, Jeff Huang
HCOMP 2017    [website]
pdf icon SearchGazer: Webcam Eye Tracking for Remote Studies of Web Search
Alexandra Papoutsaki, James Laskey, Jeff Huang
CHIIR 2017    (Best Paper Finalist)    [website]
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 (Topics in Cognitive Science), 9(2), 2017
pdf icon SleepCoacher: A Personalized Automated Self-Experimentation System for Sleep Recommendations
Nediyana Daskalova, Danaë Metaxa, Adrienne Tran, Nicole Nugent, Julie Boergers, John McGeary, Jeff Huang
UIST 2016    [website]
pdf icon WebGazer: Scalable Webcam Eye Tracking Using User Interactions
Alexandra Papoutsaki, Patsorn Sangkloy, James Laskey, Nediyana Daskalova, Jeff Huang, James Hays
IJCAI 2016    [website]
pdf icon Crowdsourcing from Scratch: A Pragmatic Experiment in Data Collection by Novice Requesters
Alexandra Papoutsaki, Hua Guo, Danaë Metaxa, Connor Gramazio, Jeff Rasley, Wenting Xie, Guan Wang, Jeff Huang
HCOMP 2015    (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

Papers as a Student

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    (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
pdf icon Improving Searcher Models Using Mouse Cursor Activity
Jeff Huang, Ryen White, Georg Buscher, Kuansan Wang
SIGIR 2012
pdf icon User See, User Point: Gaze and Cursor Alignment in Web Search
Jeff Huang, Ryen White, Georg Buscher
CHI 2012
pdf icon No Search Result Left Behind: Branching Behavior with Browser Tabs
Jeff Huang, Thomas Lin, Ryen White
WSDM 2012
pdf icon Large-Scale Analysis of Individual and Task Differences in Search Result Page Examination Strategies
Georg Buscher, Ryen White, Susan Dumais, Jeff Huang
WSDM 2012
pdf icon Remix and Play: Lessons from Rule Variants in Texas Hold'em and Halo 2
Gifford Cheung and Jeff Huang
CSCW 2012
pdf icon Interactive Search Support for Difficult Web Queries
Abdigani Diriye, Giridhar Kumaran, Jeff Huang
ECIR 2012
pdf icon No Clicks, No Problem: Using Cursor Movements to Understand and Improve Search
Jeff Huang, Ryen White, and Susan Dumais
CHI 2011    (Best Paper Finalist)
pdf icon Starcraft from the Stands: Understanding the Game Spectator
Gifford Cheung and Jeff Huang
CHI 2011
pdf icon Optimal Strategies for Reviewing Search Results
Jeff Huang and Anna Kazeykina
AAAI 2010
pdf icon Assessing the Scenic Route: Measuring the Value of Search Trails in Web Logs
Ryen White and Jeff Huang
SIGIR 2010    (Best Paper Award)
pdf icon Studying Trailfinding Algorithms for Enhanced Web Search
Adish Singla, Ryen White, and Jeff Huang
SIGIR 2010
pdf icon Conversational Tagging in Twitter
Jeff Huang, Katherine Thornton, and Efthimis Efthimiadis
Hypertext 2010 short paper
pdf icon Parallel Browsing Behavior on the Web
Jeff Huang and Ryen White
Hypertext 2010 short paper
pdf icon Analyzing and Evaluating Query Reformulation Strategies in Web Search Logs
Jeff Huang and Efthimis Efthimiadis
CIKM 2009    (Best Student Paper Finalist)
pdf icon Graphstract: Minimal Graphical Help for Computers
Jeff Huang and Michael Twidale
UIST 2007

Curious about the backstory behind my papers?


Papers Led by Collaborators

pdf icon Scalable Scalable Vector Graphics: Automatic Translation of Interactive SVGs to a Multithread VDOM for Fast Rendering
Michail Schwab, David Saffo, Nicholas Bond, Shash Sinha, Cody Dunne, Jeff Huang, James Tompkin, Michelle A. Borkin
TVCG (Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics), to appear    [website]
pdf icon Evaluating Pan and Zoom Timelines and Sliders
Michail Schwab, Sicheng Hao, Olga Vitek, James Tompkin, Jeff Huang, Michelle Borkin
CHI 2019    [website]
pdf icon EasyPZ.js: Interaction Binding For Pan and Zoom Visualizations
Michail Schwab, James Tompkin, Jeff Huang, Michelle Borkin
VIS 2019 short paper    [website]
pdf icon Investigating the Effectiveness of Cohort-Based Sleep Recommendations
Nediyana Daskalova, Bongshin Lee, Jeff Huang, Chester Ni, Jessica Lundin
IMWUT 2018
pdf icon SEEDE: Simultaneous Execution and Editing in a Development Environment
Steven Reiss, Qi Xin, Jeff Huang
ASE 2018
pdf icon An Analysis of Automated Visual Analysis Classification: Interactive Visualization Task Inference of Cancer Genomics Domain Experts
Connor Gramazio, Jeff Huang, David Laidlaw
TVCG (Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics), 24(8), 2017
pdf icon Strokes of Insight: User Intent Detection and Kinematic Compression of Mouse Cursor Trails
Daniel Martín-Albo, Luis Leiva, Jeff Huang, Réjean Plamondond
IPM (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
JAAMAS (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
TVCG (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
IPM (Information Processing & Management), 51(2), 2015    [website]
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

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

Associate Professor
Computer Science
Brown University

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

Teaching

User Interfaces
Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020

HCI Seminar
Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2018, Spring 2020

Livestreaming Reimagined
Spring 2021

Computer Science Research Methods
Spring 2019

Personal Informatics Seminar
Spring 2016

Information Retrieval
Fall 2010 (University of Washington)

Ph.D. Students

Dr. Alexandra Papoutsaki (2017) landed her dream position as Assistant Professor at Pomona College

Dr. Nediyana Daskalova (2020) was a pioneer for flexible self-experimentation systems, and became a research scientist at Spotify

Jing Qian

Shaun Wallace

Talie Massachi

Tongyu Zhou

On Personal Data Management

Productivity Workflow with a single .txt file

This Page is Designed to Last manifesto for preserving content on the web

Sleep Behavior during the coronavirus pandemic

Extracting Data from Tracking Devices

On Academia "Meta"

The struggle for each paper and how they got published

Recommendation Letter protocol for less stress

Finding Advisors+Departments for your Computer Science Ph.D.

Computer Science Professors spreadsheet with background info

Best Paper Awards in top Computer Science conferences

Publishing Quality Images and Typography in papers