How do I become a better academic reviewer? Join the ACM COMPASS Shadow Program Committee of course!​

How do I become a better academic reviewer? Join the ACM COMPASS Shadow Program Committee of course! I remember the first time I was asked to review a paper for a conference. Admittedly, the person who contacted me was going through their rolodex of contacts in the academy and probably reached out to me as… Continue reading How do I become a better academic reviewer? Join the ACM COMPASS Shadow Program Committee of course!​

A low-cost 3-D printed smartphone add-on spectrometer for diagnosis of crop diseases in field

A low-cost 3-D printed smartphone add-on spectrometer for diagnosis of crop diseases in field https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgpyS_rSy4M Authors: Godliver Owomugisha (Makerere University)Pius K. B. Mugagga (Makerere University)Friedrich Melchert (Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF) Ernest Mwebaze (Makerere University)John A. Quinn (Makerere University) Michael Biehl (University of Groningen) Session: 1.2.A: Development and economics Abstract: We present… Continue reading A low-cost 3-D printed smartphone add-on spectrometer for diagnosis of crop diseases in field

Information Access for Low-Resource Environments

Information Access for Low-Resource Environments Authors: Francis Dittoh (University for Development Studies) Hans Akkermans (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) Victor de Boer (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) Anna Bon (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) Wendelien Tuyp (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) André Baart (Bolesian BV) Session: 1.2D: Investigating online communities Abstract: In Africa, and other places around the world, there are numerous people… Continue reading Information Access for Low-Resource Environments

Twitter and political culture: Short text embeddings as a window into political fragmentation

Twitter and political culture: Short text embeddings as a window into political fragmentation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiHPg83U9ns Authors: Amar Budhiraja (Microsoft Research) Joyojeet Pal (Microsoft Research India) Session: 1.2D: Investigating online communities   Abstract: Mapping polarization and relationships in political discourse on social media is challenging since politicians’ positions and relationships can be hard to pin down. In… Continue reading Twitter and political culture: Short text embeddings as a window into political fragmentation

The Role of Digital Work Platforms in Negotiating New Power Dynamics: Experiences from a Social Digital Skills Platform in South Africa

The Role of Digital Work Platforms in Negotiating New Power Dynamics: Experiences from a Social Digital Skills Platform in South Africa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiHPg83U9ns Authors: Raphael Kamanga (VASTBlu and FinChatBot)Jeanna Matthews (Clarkson University) Session: 1.2D: Investigating online communities Abstract: Digital platforms can serve as a mediating agent between workers and employers, increasing the trust between parties previously… Continue reading The Role of Digital Work Platforms in Negotiating New Power Dynamics: Experiences from a Social Digital Skills Platform in South Africa

Approaches to Understanding Indigenous Content Production on Wikipedia

Approaches to Understanding Indigenous Content Production on Wikipedia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiHPg83U9ns Authors: Manasvini Sethuraman (Georgia Institute of Technology)Rebecca E. Grinter (Georgia Institute of Technology)Ellen Zegura (Georgia Institute of Technology) Session: 1.2D: Investigating online communities Abstract: With over 6 million articles and 38 million editors, English Wikipedia is one of the largest peer produced and edited encyclopedias on… Continue reading Approaches to Understanding Indigenous Content Production on Wikipedia

Understanding the Sensibility of Social Media Use and Privacy with Bangladeshi Facebook Group Users

Understanding the Sensibility of Social Media Use and Privacy with Bangladeshi Facebook Group Users https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiHPg83U9ns Authors: Sharifa Sultana (Cornell University, USA) Shaid Hasan (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology)Pratyasha Saha (University of Dhaka)Rokeya Akter (Khulna University)S.M. Raihanul Alam (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology) Raihan Islam Arnob (Utah State University)Md. Mirajul Islam (Bangladesh University of… Continue reading Understanding the Sensibility of Social Media Use and Privacy with Bangladeshi Facebook Group Users

Influenza Forecasting

Influenza Forecasting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBNpV_oaCko Authors: Navid Shaghaghi (Santa Clara University) Andres Calle (Santa Clara University)George Kouretas (Santa Clara University) Session: 1.2C Improving health outcomes   Abstract: In the 2018-19 influenza season, between 37.4 and 42.9 million people in the United States experienced flu like symptoms. From that number, 431 to 647 thousand were hospitalized and 36400… Continue reading Influenza Forecasting

Exploring Automated Q&A Support System for Maternal and Child Health in Rural India

Exploring Automated Q&A Support System for Maternal and Child Health in Rural India https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBNpV_oaCko Authors: Ankur Pandey (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology) Inshita Mutreja (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology)Saru Brar (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology)Pushpendra Singh (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology) Session: 1.2C: Improving health outcomes Abstract: Providing effective and efficient maternal and child healthcare… Continue reading Exploring Automated Q&A Support System for Maternal and Child Health in Rural India