• CASCADE LAB

    at the University of Illinois of Urbana-Champaign


    COGNITIVE COMPUTATIONS AND SOCIAL DYNAMICS LAB

Welcome

Our research lies at the intersection of cognitive science, AI, and human-computer interaction.
In general, we are interested in applying knowledge of the human mind to inform design of intelligent systems and interfaces.

We are interested in improving human-machine interactions in cognitive tasks such as information search, knowledge exploration, spatial reasoning, remote communication, and interactive skill learning.
We conduct empirical experiments, design intelligent interfaces, and develop computational models to characterize and predict cognition computations and how social dynamics emerge from distributed cognition.

Research


Emerging socio-computer interactions demand new methods to understand how various design features of online tools may moderate the percolation of information and gradually shape social opinions, influence social choices, and moderate collective action. We are interested in intelligent interfaces that mitigate selective exposure to information and polarization of opinions.

We are interested in developing and evaluating innovative technologies that improve the effectiveness of healthcare practices of professionals as well as to provide access to better services and health information for patients and the general public. Our research focuses on search and consumption of online health information, digital health interventions, and decision and communication support for physicians.

Publications

2017

Dey, S., Duff, B., Karahalios, K., Fu, W.-T. (2017) The Art and Science of Persuasion: Not All Crowdfunding Campaign Videos Are The Same. In Proceedings of the ACM CSCW conference, Portland, Oregon. [PDF]
Xiao, Z., Yao, Y., Yen, C.H., Dey, S., Wauck, H., Leake, J. M., Wolters, A., Woodard, B. S., Fu, W.-T. (2017) A scalable online platform for evaluating and training visuospatial skills of engineering students. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the American Society of Engineering Education, Columbus, Ohio. [PDF]
Yen, C.-H., Lee, Y.H., & Fu, W.-T. (2017). Improving the Efficiency of Allocating Crowd Donations with Agent-Based Simulation Model. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling & Prediction (SBP). Washington, DC [PDF]
Dey, S., Karahalios, K., & Fu, W.-T. (2017). Understanding the Effects of Endorsements in Scientific Crowdfunding. In Proceedings of the ACM CHI conference, Denver, Colorado. [PDF]
Wauck, H., Yen, G., Fu, W.-T., Gerber, E., Dow, S., & Bailey, B.P. (2017). From in the Class or in the Wild? Peers Provide Better Design Feedback Than External Crowds. In Proceedings of the ACM CHI conference, Denver, Colorado. [PDF]
Jahanbakhsh, F., Fu, W.-T., Karahalios, K., Marinov, D., & Bailey, B. P. (2017). You Want Me to Work with Who? Stakeholder Perceptions of Automated Team Formation in Engineering Courses. In Proceedings of the ACM CHI conference, Denver, Colorado. [Best paper] [PDF]
Wauck, H., & Fu, W.-T. (2017). A Data-Driven, Multidimensional Approach to Hint Design in Video Games. In Proceedings of the ACM IUI conference, Limassol, Cyprus. [PDF]
Wauck, H., Xiao, Z., Chiu, P.-T., & Fu, W.-T. (2017). Untangling the Relationship Between Spatial Skills, Game Features, and Gender in a Video Game. In Proceedings of the ACM IUI conference, Limassol, Cyprus. [PDF]
Gao, M., Do, H.-J., & Fu, W.-T. (2017). An Intelligent Interface for Organizing Online Opinions on Controversial Topics. In Proceedings of the ACM IUI conference, Limassol, Cyprus. [PDF]
Yao, Y., Chiu, P.-T., & Fu, W.-T. (2017). A Gestural Interface for Practicing Children’s Spatial Skills. In Proceedings of the 22Nd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces Companion (IUI ’17 Companion). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 43–47. [PDF]

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Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL 61801
Office: Siebel Center 4226
Phone: (217) 244-8617
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