Accepted Papers and Notes

Accepted Papers

PeakTK: An Open Source Toolkit for Peak Forecasting in Energy Systems
Authors: Phuthipong Bovornkeeratiroj (University of Massachusetts Amherst); John Wamburu (University of Massachusetts, Amherst); David Irwin and Prashant Shenoy (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

The Six Conundrums of Building and Deploying Language Technologies for Social Good
Authors: Harshita Diddee, Kalika Bali, and Monojit Choudhury (Microsoft Research Labs); Namrata Mukhija (New York University)

A Descriptive Analysis of Cohesion within Virtual and Physical Small Groups of Mothers in Bandwidth-Constrained Communities, Cape Town
Authors: Sarah Dsane (University of Cape Town/Koforidua Technical University); Melissa Densmore and Yaseen Joolay (University of Cape Town)

“We dream of climbing the ladder, for getting there, we have to do our job better”: Designing for Teacher Aspirations in rural Côte d’Ivoire
Authors: Vikram Kamath Cannanure, Eloísa Avila, and Tricia Ngoon (Carnegie Mellon University); Yves Adji (Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny); Sharon Wolf (University of Pennsylvania); Kaja Jasinska (University of Toronto); Timothy Brown (Kigali Collaborative Research Centre); Amy Ogan (Carnegie Mellon University)

Use of Metric Learning for the Recognition of Handwritten Digits, and its Application to Increase the Outreach of Voice-based Communication Platforms
Authors: Devesh Pant (IIT Delhi); Dibyendu Talukder, Deepak Kumar, and Rachit Pandey (Gram Vaani); Aaditeshwar Seth and Chetan Arora (IIT Delhi)

Phone Sharing and Cash Transfers in Togo: Quantitative Evidence from Mobile Phone Data
Authors: Emily Aiken, Viraj Thakur, and Joshua Blumenstock (UC Berkeley)

Targeted Policy Recommendations using Outcome-aware Clustering
Authors: Ananth Balashankar (New York University); Samuel Fraiberger (World Bank); Eric Deregt (New York University); Marelize Gorgens (World Bank); Lakshminarayanan Subramanian (New York University)

Analysis of Media Bias in Policy Discourse in India
Authors: Anirban Sen (Microsoft Research India); Debanjan Ghatak, Gurjeet Khanuja, Kumari Rekha, Mehak Gupta, Sanket Dhakate, Kartikeya Sharma, and Aaditeshwar Seth (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi)

An Unsupervised Density Based Clustering Algorithm to Detect Election Anomalies : Evidence from Georgia’s Largest County
Authors: Khurram Yamin, Matthew Oswald, Nima Jadali, Yao Xie, Ellen Zegura, and Dima Nazzal (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Insights Into Incitement: A Computational Perspective on Dangerous Speech on Twitter in India
Authors: Saloni Dash and Rynaa Grover (Microsoft Research India); Gazal Shekhawat (London School of Economics); Sukhnidh Kaur and Dibyendu Mishra (Microsoft Research India); Joyojeet Pal (Univ of Michigan)

Devotees on an Astroturf: Media, Politics, and Outrage in the Suicide of a Popular FilmStar
Authors: Syeda Zainab Akbar (University of Washington); Ankur Sharma (Microsoft Vancouver); Dibyendu Mishra, Ramaravind Kommiya Mothilal, and Himani Negi (Microsoft Research); Sachita Nishal (Northwestern University); Anmol Panda and Joyojeet Pal (University of Michigan)

Making AI Explainable in the Global South: A Systematic Review
Authors: Chinasa T. Okolo (Cornell University); Nicola Dell (Cornell Tech); Aditya Vashistha (Cornell University)

Reliable Energy Consumption Modeling for an Electric Vehicle Fleet
Authors: Millend Roy, Akshay Nambi, Anupam Sobti, and Tanuja Ganu (Microsoft Research); Shivkumar Kalyanaraman (Microsoft); Shankar Akella, Jaya Subha Devi, and S A Sundaresan (Ashok Leyland)

Revealing Influences of Socioeconomic Factors over Disease Outbreaks
Authors: S Mahmudul Hasan (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology); Alabi Mehzabin Anisha (University of Central Florida); Rudaiba Adnin, Ishrat Jahan Eliza, Ishika Tarin, Sadia Afroz, and A. B. M. Alim Al Islam (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology)

Towards Continuous Streamflow Monitoring with Time-Lapse Cameras and Deep Learning
Authors: Amrita Gupta and Tony Chang (Conservation Science Partners); Jeffrey D. Walker (Walker Environmental Research, LLC); Benjamin Letcher (U.S. Geological Survey, Eastern Ecological Science Center)

Social Agriculture: Examining the Affordances of social media for agricultural practices
Authors: Emrys Schoemaker (Caribou Digital, UK; Cornell Tech, USA); Reem Talhouk (Northumbria University, UK); Catherine Kamanu (Kilimo Source, Kenya); Eoghan McDonaugh, Chris McDonaugh, and Eliza Casey (Habitus Insight, UK); Adam Wills (Learn.Ink, UK); Finn Richardson (Kilimo Source, Kenya); Jonathan Donner (Caribou Digital, UK)

LoRaX: Repurposing LoRa as a Low Data Rate Messaging System to Extend Internet Boundaries
Authors: Morgan Vigil-Hayes and Md Nazmul Hossain (Northern Arizona University); Alexander K Elliott (Georgia Institute of Technology); Elizabeth M. Belding (University of California Santa Barbara); Ellen Zegura (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Complexity of Factor Analysis for Particulate Matter (PM) Data: A Measurement Based Case Study in Delhi-NCR
Authors: Ismi Abidi (IIT Delhi); Sagar Ravi Gaddam (Oplus); Saswat Kumar Pujari (Oracle); Chinmay Shirish Degwekar (Eightfold); Rijurekha Sen (IIT Delhi)

“I decided to forget about it!”: Exploring the Role of Intermediaries, Terrorist Assemblage, and Re-skilling in the Adoption of Cashless Transaction Systems in Bangladesh
Authors: Yasaman Rohanifar (Computer Science, University of Toronto); Sharifa Sultana (Information Science, Cornell University); Swapnil Nandy (Cardiff University); Pratyasha Saha (University of Dhaka); Md. Jonayed Hossain Chowdhury (Daffodil International University); Mahdi Nasrullah Al-Ameen (Utah State University); Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed (Computer Science, University of Toronto)

A Large-Scale Examination of Socioeconomic Fairness in Mobile Network Performance
Authors: Souneil Park (Telefonica Research); Pavol Mulinka (CTTC); Diego Perino (Telefonica Research)

Portrayals of Race and Gender: Sentiment in 100 Years of Children’s Literature
Authors: Anjali Adukia and Callista Christ (University of Chicago); Anjali Das (Columbia University); Ayush Raj (Saint Francis High School)

Samachar: Print News Media on Air Pollution in India
Authors: Karm Patel (VGEC Chandkheda); Rishiraj Adhikary, Zeel B Patel, and Nipun Batra (IIT Gandhinagar); Sarath Guttikunda (UrbanEmissions)

Characterizing Internet Access and Quality Inequities in California M-Lab Measurements
Authors: Udit Paul, Jiamo Liu, David Farias-llerenas, Vivek Adarsh, and Arpit Gupta (University of California Santa Barbara); Elizabeth Belding (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Invisible Work in Two Frontline Health Contexts
Authors: Joy Ming (Cornell University); Srujana Kamath (Independent Researcher); Elizabeth Kuo (Cornell Tech); Madeline Sterling (Weill Cornell Medicine); Nicola Dell (Cornell Tech); Aditya Vashistha (Cornell University)

Algorithmic Waste Reduction
Authors: Julius Ceasar Aguma (University of California, Irvine.); Michael Demirev (University of Calfornia, Irvine)

Landscape Optimization for Prescribed Burns in Wildfire Mitigation Planning
Authors: Weizhe Chen, Eshwar Prasad Sivaramakrishnan, and Bistra Dilkina (University of Southern California)

Accelerated Design and Deployment of Low-Carbon Concrete for Data Centers
Authors: Xiou Ge (University of Southern California); Richard T. Goodwin (IBM Research); Haizi Yu (University of Chicago); Pablo Romero and Omar Abdelrahman (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign); Amruta Sudhalkar and Julius Kusuma (Meta); Ryan Cialdella (Ozinga Ready Mix); Nishant Garg and Lav R. Varshney (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

Detecting Hotspots of Human-Wildlife Conflicts in India using News Articles and Aerial Images
Authors: Gokhan Egri, Xinran Han, and Zilin Ma (Harvard University); Priyanka Surapaneni and Sunandan Chakraborty (Indiana University)

Understanding power differentials and cultural differences in co-design with marginalized populations
Authors: Qinzhi Jiang, Mustafa Naseem, Jamie Lai, Kentaro Toyama, and Panos Papalambros (University of Michigan)

Telechain: Bridging Telecom Policy and Blockchain Practice
Authors: Sudheesh Singanamalla (Microsoft Research India / University of Washington); Apurv Mehra and Nishanth Chandran (Microsoft Research India); Himanshi Lohchab and Seshanuradha Chava (Tanla Platforms Limited); Asit Kadayan and Sunil Bajpai (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Government of India); Kurtis Heimerl and Richard Anderson (University of Washington); Satya Lokam (Microsoft Research India)

Towards operationalizing the communal production and management of public (open) data: a pedestrian network case study
Authors: Nicholas Bolten and Anat Caspi (University of Washington)

Exploring Community Needs for Disaster Shelters Using Cultural Probes
Authors: Aarjav Chauhan (University of Toronto); Jasmine Yiyuan Qin (re+collective inc); Jonathan Sury (Columbia University); Robert Soden (University of Toronto)

DynCNN: Application Dynamism and Ambient Temperature Aware Neural Network Scheduler in Edge Devices for Traffic Control
Authors: Omais Shafi and Sachin Kumar Chauhan (IIT Delhi); Gayathri Ananthanarayanan (IIT Dharwad); Rijurekha Sen (IIT Delhi)

Sophistication with Limitation: Understanding Smartphone Usage by Emergent Users in India
Authors: Meghna Gupta (Microsoft Research, India); Devansh Mehta (Voicedeck Technologies); Anandita Punj (Navana Tech); Indrani Medhi Thies (Microsoft Research)

6 Years Later: Examining Long-term Project Outcomes
Authors: Elijah Greisz and Philip Garrison (University of Washington)

Role of Mass Media in Monitoring and Influencing the Performance of Social Welfare Schemes in India
Authors: Ashima Mittal, Sahil Dahake, Tanmay Patel, Utsav Deep, Diwakar Prajapati, Akshay Gupta, Vivek Singh, Aadish Jain, and Aaditeshwar Seth (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi)

Mobilizing Digital Volunteers to Support Underserved Communities in India During COVID-19 Lockdown
Authors: Devansh Mehta and Vishnu Prasad (Voicedeck Technologies); Tarun Chitta and Srinivas Naik (IIIT-Naya Raipur); Amit Prakash (IIIT-Bangalore); Aditya Vashistha (Cornell University)

Accepted Notes

Note: Image-based Prediction of House Attributes with Deep Learning
Authors: Weimin Huang, Alex Olson, Elias B. Khalil, and Shoshanna Saxe (University of Toronto)

Note: Sailing the data sea to advance research on the Sustainable Development Goals
Authors: Andy Spezzatti (AI for Good Foundation), Elham Kheradmand (University of Montreal), Kartik Gupta (University of Western Ontario), Marie Peras (AgroParitech), Roxaneh Zaminpeyma (McGill University)

Note: Home Location Detection from Mobile Phone Data: Evidence from Togo
Authors: Rachel Warren (University of California, Irvine); Emily Aiken (University of California, Berkeley); Joshua Blumenstock (UC Berkeley)

Note: CORONOSIS: Corona Prognosis via a Global Lens to Enable Efficient Policy-making Both at Global and Local Levels
Authors: Ishrat Jahan Eliza, Md Hasibul Husain Hisham, Mohammad Nuwaisir Rahman, Ajwad Akil, Abir Mohammad Turza, Fahim Morshed, and Nazmus Sakib (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology); Sriram Chellappan (University of South Florida); A. B. M. Alim Al Islam (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology)

Note: Examining the Gender Digital Divide in ICT: A Closer Look at Ghana, South Africa, and India
Authors: Connie Liu, Kassie Wang, Miyuki Goay, and Sofia (Hee Won) Yoon (Cornell University)

Note: Assessing Cancer Patient Usability of a Mobile Distress Screening App
Authors: Alyssa Donawa, Christian Powell, Rong Wang, and Ming-Yuan Chih (University of Kentucky); Eliah Aronoff-Spencer (University of California San Diego); Corey E. Baker (University of Kentucky)

Note: Cheating and Morality Problems in the Tertiary Education Level: A COVID-19 Perspective in Bangladesh
Authors: Md Ulfat Tahsin, Ifti Azad Abeer, and Nova Ahmed (North South University)

Note: A Sociomaterial Perspective on Trace Data Collection: Strategies for Democratizing and Limiting Bias
Authors: Dipto Das (University of Colorado Boulder), Arpon Podder (Khulna University of Engineering & Technology), Bryan Semaan (University of Colorado Boulder)

Note: Towards Community-Empowered Network Data Action Beatriz
Authors: Palacios Abad (Georgia Institute of Technology), Elizabeth Belding (University of California Santa Barbara), Morgan Vigil-Hayes (Northern Arizona University), Ellen Zegura (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Note: Towards Devising an Efficient VQA in the Bengali Language
Authors: S M Shahriar Islam, Riyad Ahsan Auntor, Minhajul Islam, and Mohammad Yousuf Hossain Anik (BRAC University, Dhaka); A. B. M Alim Al Islam (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology); Jannatun Noor (BRAC University, Dhaka)

Note: Leveraging Question Answering to Understand Context Specific Patterns in Fact Checked Articles in the Global South
Authors: Arshia Arya and Saloni Dash (Microsoft Research, India); Syeda Zainab Akbar (University of Washington); Joyojeet Pal (University of Michigan); Anirban Sen (Microsoft Research, India)

Note: Learn Online: High School Students’ Adoption of Online Learning in Bangladesh during COVID-19 Pandemic
Authors: Rudaiba Adnin, Sadia Afroz, and Sadia Sharmin (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology)

Note: Campus Plate: Reducing Food Waste and Food Insecurity on College Campuses using Smartphones
Authors: Brian Krupp and Franklin Lebo (Baldwin Wallace University)

Note: “Picking Sides”: The influencer-driven #HijabBan discourse on Twitter
Authors: Soham De (Ashoka University), Anmol Panda and Joyojeet Pal (University of Michigan)

Note: Incentive Compatible Mechanisms for Efficient Procurement of Agricultural Inputs for Farmers through Farmer Collectives
Authors: Mayank Ratan Bhardwaj, Azal Fatima, Inavamsi Enaganti, and Yadati Narahari (Indian Institute of Science)

Note: Understanding the Role of Technology-mediated Solutions for Women’s Safety in Urban India
Authors: Jasmeet Kaur (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (India)); Meghna Gupta (Microsoft Research, India); Pushpendra Singh (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology)

Note: Plant Leaf Disease Network (PLeaD-Net): Identifying Plant Leaf Diseases through Leveraging Limited-Resource Deep Convolutional Neural Network
Authors: Joyanta Jyoti Mondal, Md. Farhadul Islam, and Sarah Zabeen (BRAC University); A. B. M. Alim Al Islam (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology); Jannatun Noor (BRAC University)

Note: Urbanization and Literacy as factors in Politicians’ Social Media Use in a largely Rural State: Evidence from Uttar Pradesh, India
Authors: Asmit Kumar Singh (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi); Jivitesh Jain, Lalitha Kameswari, and Ponnurangam Kumaraguru (International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad); Joyojeet Pal (University of Michigan)

Note: Unavoidable Service to Unnoticeable Risks: A Study on How Healthcare Record Management Opens the Doors of Unnoticeable Vulnerabilities for Rohingya Refugees
Authors: Fariha Tasmin Jaigirdar and Carsten Rudolph (Monash University), Rayhan Rashed (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)), Nahiyan Uddin (University of Asia Pacific), Chris Bain (Monash University), A.B.M Alim Al Islam (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology)

Note: “Use YouTube Now in COVID”: Understanding Technology Adoption of Indigenous Communities during COVID-19 Pandemic in Bangladesh
Authors: Rahat Jahangir Rony, Anik Sinha, Shajnush Amir, Syeda Shabnam Khan, Anik Saha, Ifti Azad Abeer, and Nova Ahmed (North South University)

Note: Studying Sustainable Practices of Appalachian Trail Community based on Reddit Topic Modelling Analysis
Authors: Morva Saaty (Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA); Jaitun Vijaybhai Patel (Department of Computer Science , Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA); Norhan Abdelgawad (School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Tech, Arlington, VA, USA); Jeffrey Marion (U.S. Geological Survey, Virginia Tech Field Station, Blacksburg, VA, USA); D. Scott McCrickard (Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA); Shalini Misra and Kris Wernstedt (School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Tech, Arlington, VA, USA)

Note: ReGNL: Rapid Prediction of GDP during Disruptive Events using Nightlights
Authors: Rushabh Musthyala, Rudrajit Kargupta, Hritish Jain, and Dipanjan Chakraborty (BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus)

Note: Using Causality to Mine Sjögren’s Syndrome related Factors from Medical Literature
Authors: Pranav Dhananjay Gujarathi, Sai Krishna Reddy Gopi Reddy, Venkata Mani Babu Karri, and Ananth Reddy Bhimireddy (Indiana University); Anushri Singh Rajapuri (Regenstrief Institute); Manohar Reddy, Mounika Sabbani, Biju Cheriyan, and Jack VanSchaik (Indiana University); Thankam Thyvalikakath (Indiana University School of Dentistry); Sunandan Chakraborty (Indiana University)

Note: “Fear is Grounded in Reality”: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Refugees’ Access to Health and Accessibility Resources in the United States
Authors: Foad Hamidi and Zulekha Karachiwalla (University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC))

Note: Evaluating Trust in the Context of Conversational Information Systems for New Users of the Internet
Authors: Anurag Aribandi, Divyanshu Agrawal, and Dipanjan Chakraborty (BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus)

Note: Importance of Digital Profile Pictures on Social Media Perceived by Different Groups
Authors: Dipto Das (University of Colorado Boulder); Malay Bhattacharyya (Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata); Laura S. Gaytan-Lugo (University of Colima); Ebtisam Alabdulqader (King Saud University); Nova Ahmed (North South University)