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Matt Huenerfauth
Associate Professor

2017 Submissions

Journal Paper

Kacorri, Hernisa, et al. "Regression Analysis of Demographic and Technology-Experience Factors Influencing Acceptance of Sign Language Animation." ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing 10. 1 (2017): 1-33. Print. *

Huenerfauth, Matt, et al. "Evaluation of Language Feedback Methods for Student Videos of American Sign Language." ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing 10. 1 (2017): 1-30. Print. *

Rathbun, Kevin, et al. "Eye Movements of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Viewers of Automatic Captions." Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities 5. (2017): 130-140. Web. *

Kafle, Sushant and Matt Huenerfauth. "Evaluating the Usability of Automatically Generated Captions for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing." Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. (2017): 165-174. Web. «

Huenerfauth, Matt, Kasmira Patel, and Larwan Berke. "Design and Psychometric Evaluation of an American Sign Language Translation of the System Usability Scale." Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. (2017): 175-184. Web. «

Berke, Larwan, Christopher Caulfield, and Matt Huenerfauth. "Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Perspectives on Imperfect Automatic Speech Recognition for Captioning One-on-One Meetings." Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. (2017): 155-164. Web. «

Albusays, Khaled, Stephanie Ludi, and Matt Huenerfauth. "Interviews and Observation of Blind Software Developers at Work to Understand Code Navigation Challenges." Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. (2017): 91-100. Web. «

Journal Editor

Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) journal, Volume 9, Issue 3. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2017. Print. *

Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) journal, Volume 9, Issue 2. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2017. Print. *

Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) journal, Volume 10, Issue 4. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2017. Print. *

Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) journal, Volume 10, Issue 3. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2017. Print. *

Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) journal, Volume 10, Issue 2. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2017. Print. *

Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) journal, Volume 10, Issue 1. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2017. Print. *

Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) journal, Volume 9, Issue 4. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2017. Print. *

Peer Reviewed/Juried Poster Presentation

Palan, Nidhi Rajendra, et al. "Teaching Inclusive Thinking in Undergraduate Computing." Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. Ed. A. Hurst, L. Findlater, M. Morris. New York, NY: ACM. *

Berke, Larwan and Matt Huenerfauth. "Displaying Confidence from Imperfect Automatic Speech Recognition for Captioning." Proceedings of the Effective Access Technologies Conference. Ed. D. Phillips. Rochester, NY: RIT. £

Al-khazraji, Sedeeq and Matt Huenerfauth. "Modeling the Speed and Timing of American Sign Language to Generate Animations." Proceedings of the Effective Access Technologies Conference. Ed. D. Phillips. Rochester, NY: RIT. £

Albusays, Khaled, Matt Huenerfauth, and Stephanie Ludi. "Towards a Better Understanding of Code Navigation Challenges Faced by Developers with Visual Impairments: Requirements Elicitation Study." Proceedings of the Effective Access Technologies Conference. Ed. D. Phillips. Rochester, NY: RIT. £

Kafle, Sushant and Matt Huenerfauth. "Effect of Speech Recognition Errors on Text Understandability for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing." Proceedings of the Effective Access Technologies Conference. Ed. D. Phillips. Rochester, NY: RIT. £

Berke, Larwan, et al. "Creating a Training Dataset for an Automatic Educational Feedback System for American Sign Language Students." Proceedings of the Effective Access Technologies Conference. Ed. D. Phillips. Rochester, NY: RIT. £

Kacorri, Hernisa and Matt Huenerfauth. "Continuous Profile Models in ASL Syntactic Facial Expression Synthesis." Proceedings of the The 11th Annual Machine Learning Symposium, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY, USA. Ed. M. Mohri et al. New York, NY: New York Academy of Sciences. *

Invited Keynote/Presentation

Berke, Larwan, et al. "Making the Best of Imperfect Automatic Speech Recognition for Captioning One-on-One Meetings." NTID Scholarship Symposium. National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Rochester, NY. 12 Jan. 2017. Conference Presentation. £

Elliot, Lisa, et al. "Communication Strategies in the Workplace Survey." NTID Scholarship Symposium. National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Rochester, NY. 12 Jan. 2017. Conference Presentation. £

Stinson, Michael, et al. "Field Study of Using Automatic Speech Recognition to Facilitate Communication between Deaf Students and Hearing Customers." NTID Scholarship Symposium. National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Rochester, NY. 12 Jan. 2017. Conference Presentation. £

Huenerfauth, Matt. "Linguistic and Assistive Technologies for People with are Deaf and Hard of Hearing." Hot Topics Speaker Series. RIT-RISE Scientists in Training Program for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Undergraduates at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 19 Sep. 2017. Lecture.

Huenerfauth, Matt. "Linguistic and Assistive Technologies for People with are Deaf and Hard of Hearing." GCCIS Research Showcase. Thomas B. Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 28 Apr. 2017. Keynote Speech.

Huenerfauth, Matt. "Learning from Human Movements to Create Accurate Sign Language Animations." Move 78 Seminar on Artificial Intelligence. Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 27 Mar. 2017. Guest Lecture.

Kafle, Sushant and Matt Huenerfauth. "Modeling the Effect of Speech Recognition Errors on Text Understandability for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing." Move 78 Retreat on Artificial Intelligence. Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 17 Feb. 2017. Conference Presentation.

Berke, Larwan, et al. "Creating a Training Dataset for an Automatic Educational Feedback System for American Sign Language Students." Move 78 Retreat on Artificial Intelligence. Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 17 Feb. 2017. Conference Presentation.

Al-khazraji, Sedeeq and Matt Huenerfauth. "Modeling the Speed and Timing of American Sign Language to Generate Animations." Move 78 Retreat on Artificial Intelligence. Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 17 Feb. 2017. Conference Presentation.

External Scholarly Fellowships/National Review Committee

2/1/2017 - 2/1/2018
     Google Faculty Research Awards Program
     Amount: $56,902 *

7/1/2017 - 7/1/2018
     Hearing Health Foundation
     Amount: $23,616 *

9/1/2017 - 8/31/2020
     National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF-GRF)
     Amount: $138,000 *

National/International Competition Award Winner

Huenerfauth, Matt. ACM Association for Computing Machinery. Distinguished Member. New York, NY, 2017. *

Kafle, Sushant and Matt Huenerfauth. The 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS\'17). SIGACCESS Best Paper Award. Baltimore, MD, 2017. «

Huenerfauth, Matt, Kasmira Patel, and Larwan Berke. The 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS\'17). SIGACCESS Best Paper Award Nominee. Baltimore, MD, 2017. «

2016 Submissions

Journal Paper

Huenerfauth, Matt and Hernisa Kacorri. "Eyetracking Metrics Related to Subjective Assessments of ASL Animations." Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities 4. (2016): 69-78. Web. *

Published Conference Proceedings

Kacorri, Hernisa and Matt Huenerfauth. "Continuous Profile Models in ASL Syntactic Facial Expression Synthesis." Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Ed. Katrin Erk and Noah Smith. Stroudsburg, PA: Association for Computational Linguistics, 2016. Print. «

Elliot, Lisa, et al. "Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals’ Perceptions of Communication with Hearing Colleagues in Small Groups." Proceedings of the 18th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '16). Ed. Jinjuan Heidi Feng and Matt Huenerfauth. New York, NY: ACM, 2016. Print. «

Zhang, Chenyang, Yingli Tian, and Matt Huenerfauth. "Multi-Modality American Sign Language Recognition." Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2016). Ed. Fernando Pereira and Guarav Sharma. New York, NY: IEEE, 2016. Print. «

Dilsizian, Mark, et al. "The Importance of 3D Motion Trajectories for Computer-based Sign Recognition." Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Corpus Mining, The 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016). Ed. Eleni Efthimiou, et al. Paris, France: ELRA, 2016. Print. *

Kacorri, Hernisa, et al. "Centroid-Based Exemplar Selection of ASL Non-Manual Expressions using Multidimensional Dynamic Time Warping and MPEG4 Features." Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Corpus Mining, The 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016). Ed. Eleni Efthimiou, et al. Paris, France: ELRA, 2016. Print. *

Kacorri, Hernisa and Matt Huenerfauth. "Selecting Exemplar Recordings of American Sign Language Non-Manual Expressions for Animation Synthesis Based on Manual Sign Timing." Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies, INTERSPEECH 2016. Ed. Heidi Christensen, et al. Grenoble, France: ISCA, 2016. Web. *

Kafle, Sushant and Matt Huenerfauth. "Effect of Speech Recognition Errors on Text Understandability for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing." Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies, INTERSPEECH 2016. Ed. Heidi Christensen, et al. Grenoble, France: ISCA, 2016. Web. *

Invited Paper

Feng, Jinjuan Heidi and Matt Huenerfauth. "Overview of the ASSETS 2016 conference." SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing. (2017). Web. ∆

Journal Editor

Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 8, Number 3. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2016. Print. *

Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 8, Number 4. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2016. Print. *

Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 9, Number 1. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2016. Print. *

Feng, Jinjuan Heidi and Matt Huenerfauth, ed. Proceedings of the 18th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2016. Print. «

Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 8, Number 1. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2016. Print. *

Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 8, Number 2. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2016. Print. *

Invited Keynote/Presentation

Huenerfauth, Matt. "Accessibility in U.S. Computing Degrees." White House Disability Inclusive Technology Summit. American Association of People with Disabilities (AADP) and the White House Office of Public Engagement. Washington, DC. 7 Nov. 2016. Address. ∆

Huenerfauth, Matt and Raja Kushalnagar. "Accessible Computing Research for Users who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing." University of Washington Computer Science and Engineering and Microsoft Research Summer Institute. Microsoft Research and University of Washington. Seattle, WA. 5 Jul. 2016. Address. ∆

Ludi, Stephanie, Vicki Hanson, and Matt Huenerfauth. "Ethical Inclusion of People with Disabilities through Undergraduate Computing Education." Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM Principal Investigator Meeting. National Science Foundation. Arlington, VA. 15 Sep. 2016. Conference Presentation. ∆

Huenerfauth, Matt. "Accessibility in Academia: What’s Happening? How Can we Change?" TeachAccess Kickstart Workshop. Yahoo!. Sunnyvale, CA. 20 Apr. 2016. Address. ∆

External Scholarly Fellowships/National Review Committee

6/1/2016 - 5/31/2017
     NSF AdvanceRIT Connect Grants Program
     Amount: 4620 ≠

2015 Submissions

Journal Paper

Huenerfauth, Matt and Hernisa Kacorri. "Best Practices for Conducting Evaluations of Sign Language Animation." Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities 3. (2015): 20-32. Web. *

Book Chapter

Kacorri, Hernisa and Matt Huenerfauth. "Comparison of Finite-Repertoire and Data-Driven Facial Expressions for Sign Language Avatars." Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Access to Interaction Volume 9176 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Ed. Margherita Antona and Constantine Stephanidis. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2015. 393-403. Print. *

Published Conference Proceedings

Huenerfauth, Matt and Hernisa Kacorri. "Augmenting EMBR Virtual Human Animation System with MPEG-4 Controls for Producing ASL Facial Expressions." Proceedings of the The Fifth International Workshop on Sign Language Translation and Avatar Technology (SLTAT), Paris, France, April 9-10, 2015. Ed. Michael Filhol. Paris, France: n.p., 2015. Web. *

Ebling, Sarah and Huenerfauth, Matt. "Bridging the gap between sign language machine translation and sign language animation using sequence classification." Proceedings of the SLPAT 2015: 6th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies, Dresden, Germany, September 11, 2015. Ed. Jan Alexandersson, et al. Stroudsburg, PA: Association for Computational Linguistics, 2015. Web. «

Kacorri, Hernisa and Matt Huenerfauth. "Evaluating a Dynamic TimeWarping Based Scoring Algorithm for Facial Expressions in ASL Animations." Proceedings of the SLPAT 2015: 6th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies, Dresden, Germany, September 11, 2015. Ed. Jan Alexandersson, et al. Stroudsburg, PA: Association for Computational Linguistics, 2015. Web. «

Huenerfauth, Matt, Lu, Pengfei, and Kacorri, Hernisa. "Synthesizing and Evaluating Animations of American Sign Language Verbs Modeled from Motion-Capture Data." Proceedings of the SLPAT 2015: 6th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies, Dresden, Germany, September 11, 2015. Ed. Jan Alexandersson, et al. Stroudsburg, PA: Association for Computational Linguistics, 2015. Web. «

Huenerfauth, Matt, et al. "Comparing Methods of Displaying Language Feedback for Student Videos of American Sign Language." Proceedings of the 17th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers & Accessibility (ASSETS '15), Lisbon, Portugal, October 2015. Ed. Yeliz Yesilada and Jeffrey P. Bigham. New York, NY: ACM, 2015. Print. «

Kacorri, Hernisa, et al. "Demographic and Experiential Factors Influencing Acceptance of Sign Language Animation by Deaf Users." Proceedings of the 17th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers & Accessibility (ASSETS '15), Lisbon, Portugal, October 2015. Ed. Yeliz Yesilada and Jeffrey P. Bigham. New York, NY: ACM, 2015. Print. «

Huenerfauth, Matt, et al. "Designing Tools to Facilitate Students Learning American Sign Language." Proceedings of the Effective Access Technologies Conference, Rochester, New York, USA. November 10, 2015. Ed. Dan Phillips. Rochester, NY: n.p., 2015. Web. £

Kacorri, Hernisa, et al. "Measuring Participant Characteristics that Relate to Sign Language Technology Acceptance." Proceedings of the Effective Access Technologies Conference, Rochester, New York, USA. November 10, 2015. Ed. Dan Phillips. Rochester, NY: n.p., 2015. Web. £

Journal Editor

McCoy, Matt Huenerfauth, Kathleen F., ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 7, Issue 4. New York, NY: ACM, 2015. Print. *

Huenerfauth, Matt and McCoy, Kathleen F., ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 6, Issue 1. New York, NY: ACM, 2015. Print. *

Huenerfauth, Matt and McCoy, Kathleen F., ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 6, Issue 2. New York, NY: ACM, 2015. Print. *

Huenerfauth, Matt and McCoy, Kathleen F., ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 6, Issue 3. New York, NY: ACM, 2015. Print. *

Huenerfauth, Matt and McCoy, Kathleen F., ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 6, Issue 4. New York, NY: ACM, 2015. Print. *

Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 7, Issue 1. New York, NY: ACM, 2015. Print. *

Huenerfauth, Matt and McCoy, Kathleen F., ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 7, Issue 2. New York, NY: ACM, 2015. Print. *

Huenerfauth, Matt and McCoy, Kathleen F., ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 7, Issue 3. New York, NY: ACM, 2015. Print. *

Invited Keynote/Presentation

Huenerfauth, Matt. "Comparing Methods of Providing Feedback for Student Videos of American Sign Language." Language Science Research Mixer. Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 4 Nov. 2015. Lecture.

Huenerfauth, Matt. "Learning to Generate Understandable Animations of American Sign Language." Center for Imaging Science Seminar. Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 9 Sep. 2015. Lecture.

Huenerfauth, Matt. "Learning to Generate Understandable Animations of American Sign Language." Seminar, Ph.D. Program in Computing and Information Sciences. Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 8 May 2015. Lecture.

Huenerfauth, Matt. "Learning to Generate Understandable Animations of American Sign Language." Seminar, Office of the Associate Dean for Research. National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 16 Apr. 2015. Lecture.

Huenerfauth, Matt. "Conducting Experiments with People Who are Deaf to Evaluate ASL Technologies." Seminar, SIGCHI Chapter at RIT. Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 22 Apr. 2015. Lecture.

External Scholarly Fellowships/National Review Committee

9/1/2014 - 8/31/2018
     National Science Foundation
     Amount: 537997 *

12/1/2015 - 12/31/2019
     National Science Foundation
     Amount: 449987 *

8/20/2014 - 6/30/2016
     National Science Foundation
     Amount: 59964 *

2014 Submissions

Journal Paper

Lu, Pengfei and Matt Huenerfauth. "Collecting and Evaluating the CUNY ASL Corpus for Research on American Sign Language Animation." Computer Speech & Language 28. 3 (2014): 812-831. Print. *

Book Chapter

Kacorri, Hernisa, Allen Harper, and Matt Huenerfauth. "Measuring the Perception of Facial Expressions in American Sign Language Animations with Eye Tracking." Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 8516. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2014. 549-559. Web. *

Published Conference Proceedings

Kacorri, Hernisa and Matt Huenerfauth. "Implementation and Evaluation of Animation Controls Sufficient for Conveying ASL Facial Expressions." Proceedings of the The 16th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS'14). Ed. Sri Kurniawan and John Richards. New York, NY: ACM Press, 2014. Web. *

Huenerfauth, Matt. "Learning to Generate Understandable Animations of American Sign Language." Proceedings of the The 2nd Annual Effective Access Technologies Conference. Ed. RIT. Rochester, NY: n.p., 2014. Web.

Huenerfauth, Matt and Hernisa Kacorri. "Release of Experimental Stimuli and Questions for Evaluating Facial Expressions in Animations of American Sign Language." Proceedings of the The 6th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Beyond the Manual Channel, The 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2014), May 31, 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland. Ed. Nicoletta Calzolari et al. Paris, France: European Language Resources Association, 2014. Web. *

Journal Editor

Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 5, Issue 3. New York, NY: ACM, 2014. Print. *

Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 5, Issue 4. New York, NY: ACM, 2014. Print. *