> Robin Stewart
I used to be a grad student in human-computer interaction. My research focused on visual ways to interact with data and models. I sometimes call this direct manipulation 2.0. For example, OmniGraphSketcher lets users visually manipulate quantitative data and ideas. And TeraFractal features an interface for directly and intuitively adjusting fractal parameters.
I am also interested in using this approach to take digital textbooks and reference works to their logical conclusion: interactive applications for learning, exploring, and referencing each area of study. GraphSketcher starts to do this for economics. TeraFractal starts to do this for fractal math. They are the tip of the iceberg.
- *Best of CHI (top 1% of submissions): Robin Stewart and m.c. schraefel. 2009. Graph Sketcher: Extending Illustration to Quantitative Graphs. Proceedings of the 27th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'09), Boston, MA.
- Robin Stewart, Gregory Scott, and Vladimir Zelevinsky. 2008. Idea Navigation: Structured Browsing for Unstructured Text. Proceedings of the 26th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'08), Florence, Italy.
- Robin Stewart, Andrea Danyluk, and Yang Liu. 2006. Off-Topic Detection in Conversational Telephone Speech. Proceedings of the Analyzing Conversations in Text and Speech (ACTS) Workshop at HLT-NAACL, New York City, NY.
- J. Hale, I. Shafran, L. Yung, B. Dorr, M. Harper, A. Krasnyanskaya, M. Lease, Y. Liu, B. Roark, M. Snover and R. Stewart. 2006. “PCFGs with Syntactic and Prosodic Indicators of Speech Repairs.” Proceedings of COLING and Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (COLING-ACL), Sydney, Australia.
- B. Roark, Y. Liu, M. Harper, R. Stewart, M. Lease, M. Snover, I. Shafran, B. Dorr, J. Hale, A. Krasnyanskaya and L. Yung. 2006. “Reranking for Sentence Boundary Detection in Conversational Speech.” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Toulouse, France.
- B. Roark, M. Harper, E. Charniak, B. Dorr, M. Johnson, J. Kahn, Y. Liu, M. Ostendorf, J. Hale, A. Krasnyanskaya, M. Lease, I. Shafran, M. Snover, R. Stewart, L. Yung. 2006. “Sparseval: Evaluation Metrics for Parsing Speech.” Proceedings of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), Genoa, Italy.
- Direct Manipulation 2.0: Why scientific software should also be fun for 3-year-olds (April 2011, Williams College Computer Science Colloquium)
- OmniGraphSketcher and Direct Manipulation 2.0 (July 2009, dub, Seattle, WA)
- Graph Sketcher: Extending Illustration to Quantitative Graphs (April 2009, CHI'09, Boston, MA)
- Idea Navigation: Structured browsing for unstructured text (April 2008, CHI'08, Florence, Italy)
- Idea Navigation: Structured browsing for unstructured text (October 2007, HCIR'07, Cambridge, MA)
- Extendable, Semantics-Driven Parsing of Pidgin Language (May 2007, MIT)
- Off-Topic Detection in Conversational Telephone Speech (June 2006, ACTS Workshop at NAACL'06, New York City)
- Thesis Defense (May 2006, Williams College)
- A Small Talk (March 2006, Williams College)
- Thesis Research Proposal (August 2005, Johns Hopkins)
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