The MSR neXus Research Team explores systems that help connect people, places, and devices. The Nexus group merges research in Computer Supported Collaborative Work, Computational Social Science, and Information Visualization to support rich connections across a variety of dimensions, including individual and community interactions, co-located and distributed collaboration; ambient and interactive visualization; and awareness displays.

neXus Team Members & Colleagues
Kori Inkpen Quinn
Kori Inkpen Quinn

John Tang
John Tang

Gina Venolia
Gina Venolia

Aaron Hoff
Aaron Hoff

Scott Counts
Scott Counts

Nathalie Riche
Nathalie Riche

Munmun De Choudhury
Munmun De Choudhury

Sasa Junuzovic
Sasa Junuzovic

Asta Roseway
Asta Roseway

Paul Johns
Paul Johns

Meredith Ringel Morris
Meredith Ringel Morris

Publications

2015

Kathryn Zyskowski, Meredith Ringel Morris, Jeffrey P. Bigham, Mary L. Gray, and Shaun Kane, Accessible Crowdwork? Understanding the Value in and Challenge of Microtask Employment for People with Disabilities, ACM – Association for Computing Machinery, March 2015

2014

Azadeh Forghani, Gina Venolia, and Kori Inkpen, Media2gether: Sharing Media during a Call, in ACM Group 2014, ACM, 11 November 2014

Seungwon Kim, Sasa Junuzovic, and Kori Inkpen, The Nomad and the Couch Potato: Enriching Mobile Shared Experiences with Contextual Information, in ACM Group 2014, ACM, November 2014

Emre Kıcıman, Scott Counts, Michael Gamon, Munmun De Choudhury, and Bo Thiesson, Discussion Graphs: Putting Social Media Analysis in Context, in Intl. Conf. on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM-14), AAAI, 2 June 2014

Tawfiq Ammari, Meredith Ringel Morris, and Sarita Yardi Schoenebeck, Accessing Social Support and Overcoming Judgment on Social Media among Parents of Children with Special Needs, in Proceedings of ICWSM 2014, AAAI, June 2014

Meredith Ringel Morris, Andreea Danielescu, Steven Drucker, Danyel Fisher, Bongshin Lee, m.c. schraefel, and Jacob O. Wobbrock, Reducing Legacy Bias in Gesture Elicitation Studies, in ACM Interactions Magazine, ACM, May 2014

Jeffrey M. Rzeszotarski and Meredith Ringel Morris, Estimating the Social Costs of Friendsourcing, in Proceedings of CHI 2014, ACM, April 2014

Seth Hunter, Pattie Maes, Anthony Tang, Kori Inkpen, and Sue Hessey, WaaZam! Supporting creative play at a distance in customized video environments (Best Paper Nomination), in ACM CHI 2014, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: CHI2014, April 2014

Munmun De Choudhury, Meredith Ringel Morris, and Ryen White, Seeking and Sharing Health Information Online: Comparing Search Engines and Social Media, in Proceedings of CHI 2014, ACM, April 2014

Jaime Teevan, Meredith Ringel Morris, and Shiri Azenkot, Supporting Interpersonal Interaction during Collaborative Mobile Search, in IEEE Computer, Special Issue on Collaborative Information Seeking, March 2014

Jaime Teevan, Meredith Ringel Morris, and Shiri Azenkot, Using Physical Signaling to Support Collaborative Mobile Search, in Extended Abstracts of CSCW 2014, ACM, February 2014

Meredith Ringel Morris, Kori Inkpen Quinn, and Gina Venolia, Remote Shopping Advice: Enhancing In-Store Shopping with Social Technologies, in Proceedings of CSCW 2014, ACM, February 2014

Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch, Brent Hecht, Meredith Ringel Morris, Jaime Teevan, and Darren Gergle, To Search or to Ask: The Routing of Information Needs Between Traditional Search Engines and Social Networks, in Proceedings of CSCW 2014, ACM, February 2014

Meredith Ringel Morris, Social Networking Site Use by Mothers of Young Children, in Proceedings of CSCW 2014, ACM, February 2014

Gina Venolia, Tom Erickson, John Tang, Ben Mazza, and Susan C. Herring, Lifestyle Teleworkers Speak Out! , in CSCW 2014 Extended Abstracts, ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, February 2014

Munmun De Choudhury, Andres Monroy-Hernandez, and Gloria Mark, "Narco" Emotions: Affect and Desensitization in Social Media during the Mexican Drug War, in Proceedings of CHI 2014, ACM, 2014

Jeffrey M. Rzeszotarski, Emma S. Spiro, Jorge Nathan Matias, Andres Monroy-Hernandez, and Meredith Ringel Morris, Is Anyone Out There? Unpacking Q&A Hashtags on Twitter, in Proceedings of CHI 2014, ACM, 2014

2013

Shaun Kane, Meredith Ringel Morris, and Jacob O. Wobbrock, Touchplates: Low-Cost Tactile Overlays for Visually Impaired Touchscreen Users, in Proceedings of ASSETS 2013, ACM, October 2013

John C. Tang, Jed R. Brubaker, and Catherine C. Marshall, What Do You See In The Cloud? Understanding the Cloud-Based User Experience through Practices, in Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2013, Springer, 2 September 2013

Anna Macaranas, Gina Venolia, Kori Inkpen, and John Tang, Sharing Experiences over Video: Watching Video Programs Together at a Distance, in Proc. INTERACT 2013, Springer, September 2013

Adam Fourney and Meredith Ringel Morris, Enhancing Technical Q&A Forums with CiteHistory, in Proceedings of ICWSM 2013, AAAI, July 2013

Jin-Woo Jeong, Meredith Ringel Morris, Jaime Teevan, and Daniel Liebling, A Crowd-Powered Socially Embedded Search Engine, in Proceedings of ICWSM 2013, AAAI, July 2013

Munmun De Choudhury, Scott Counts, Eric Horvitz, and Michael Gamon, Predicting Depression via Social Media., AAAI, July 2013

Sanjay Kairam, Meredith Ringel Morris, Jaime Teevan, Daniel Liebling, and Susan Dumais, Towards Supporting Search over Trending Events with Social Media, in Proceedings of ICWSM 2013, AAAI, July 2013

Juan Rubio, Kori Inkpen, Anna Ly, and Jessica Kaminsky, Workshop on: Enhancing Children’s Voices with Media and Technology Workshop, 24 June 2013

Munmun de Choudhury, Michael Gamon, Aaron Hoff, and Asta Roseway, "Moon Phrases": A Social Media Facilitated Tool for Emotional Reflection and Wellness., European Alliance for Innovation, May 2013

john c tang, henry chen, angela chin, alex hehmeyer, John suciu, jim palmer, and eran shtiegman, Current Perspectives on Awareness Information to Support Real-Time Communication, in Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, IEEE, May 2013

John C. Tang, Robert Xiao, Aaron Hoff, Gina Venolia, Patrick Therien, and Asta Roseway, HomeProxy: Exploring a Physical Proxy for Video Communication in the Home, in ACM Conference on Human Computer Interaction (CHI 2013), ACM Conference on Human Computer Interaction Paris, 2013, April 2013

Erin Brady, Meredith Ringel Morris, Yu Zhong, Samuel White, and Jeffrey P. Bigham, Visual Challenges in the Everyday Lives of Blind People, in Proceedings of CHI 2013, ACM, April 2013

Andres Monroy-Hernandez, danah boyd, Emre Kıcıman, Munmun De Choudhury, and Scott Counts, The New War Correspondents: The Rise of Civic Media Curation in Urban Warfare, in The 16th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW), ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 23 February 2013

Erin Brady, Yu Zhong, Meredith Ringel Morris, and Jeffrey P. Bigham, Investigating the Appropriateness of Social Network Question Asking as a Resource for Blind Users, in Proceedings of CSCW 2013, ACM, February 2013

Kori Inkpen, Brett Taylor, Sasa Junuzovic, John C. Tang, and Gina Venolia, Experiences2Go: Sharing Kids' Activities Outside the Home with Remote Family Members (Best Paper Nomination), in CSCW 2013, ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, February 2013

Jiang Yang, Scott Counts, Meredith Ringel Morris, and Aaron Hoff, Microblog Credibility Perceptions: Comparing the United States and China, in Proceedings of CSCW 2013, ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, February 2013

Meredith Ringel Morris, Collaborative Search Revisited, in Proceedings of CSCW 2013, ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, February 2013

2012

Dan Liebling and Meredith Ringel Morris, Kinected Browser: Depth Camera Interaction for the Web, in Proc. 2012 ACM Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, ACM, November 2012

Meredith Ringel Morris, Web on the Wall: Insights from a Multimodal Interaction Elicitation Study , in Proceedings of Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, ACM, November 2012

Sasa Junuzovic, Kori Inkpen, John Tang, Mara Sedlins, and Kristie Fisher, To see or not to see: A study comparing four-way avatar, video, and audio conferencing for work, in GROUP 2012, ACM Conference on Supporting Groupwork, October 2012

cathy marshall and John C. Tang, That syncing feeling: Early user experiences with the cloud, in Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2012, ACM, 11 June 2012

Brent Hecht, Jaime Teevan, Meredith Ringel Morris, and Dan Liebling, SearchBuddies: Bringing Search Engines into the Conversation, in Proc. ICWSM 2012, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, 4 June 2012

Jed R. Brubaker, Gina Venolia, and John C. Tang, Focusing on Shared Experiences: Moving beyond the camera in video communication, in Proc. DIS 2012, ACM, June 2012

John C. Tang, Jennifer Marlow, Aaron Hoff, Asta Roseway, Kori Inkpen, Chen Zhao, and Xiang Cao, Time Travel Proxy: Using Lightweight Video Recordings to Create Asynchronous, Interactive Meetings, in CHI 2012, ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction, 5 May 2012

Sasa Junuzovic, Kori Inkpen Quinn, Tom Blank, and Anoop Gupta, IllumiShare: Sharing Any Surface, in CHI 2012, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, May 2012

Kori Inkpen, Honglu Du, Asta Roseway, Aaron Hoff, and Paul Johns, Video Kids: Augmenting Close Friendships with Asynchronous Video Conversations in VideoPal, in CHI 2012, ACM, May 2012

Meredith Ringel Morris, Scott Counts, Aaron Hoff, Asta Roseway, and Julia Schwarz, Tweeting is Believing? Understanding Microblog Credibility Perceptions, in Proceedings of CSCW 2012, ACM, February 2012

Jeremy T. Barksdale, Kori Inkpen, Mary Czerwinski, Aaron Hoff, Paul Johns, Asta Roseway, and Gina Venolia, Video Threads: Asynchronous Video Sharing for Temporally Distributed Teams, in CSCW 2012, ACM, February 2012

2011

Honglu Du, Kori Inkpen, Konstantinos Chorianopoulos, Mary Czerwinski, Paul Johns, Aaron Hoff, Asta Roseway, Sarah Morlidge, John Tang, and Tom Gross, VideoPal: Exploring Asynchronous Video-Messaging to Enable Cross-Cultural Friendships, in ECSCW 2011, Springer, 26 September 2011

Michail N. Giannakos, Konstantinos Chorianopoulos, Paul Johns, Kori Inkpen, and Honglu Du, Children’s Interactions in an Asynchronous Video Mediated Communication Environment, in Interact 2011, Springer, 7 September 2011

David Sirkin, Gina Venolia, John Tang, George Robertson, Taemie Kim, Kori Inkpen, Mara Sedlins, Bongshin Lee, and Mike Sinclair, Motion and Attention in a Kinetic Videoconferencing Proxy, in Interact 2011, Springer, 7 September 2011

Munmun de Choudhury, Scott Counts, and Czerwinski, Find Me the Right Content! Diversity-based Sampling of Social Media Content for Topic-centric Search. , Int'l AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media , July 2011

Munmun de Choudhury, Scott Counts, and Mary Czerwinski, Identifying relevant social media content: leveraging information diversity and user cognition, HT '11, June 2011

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