Meet the Dean

Dr. Andrew Sears is a professor and Dean of the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Dr. Sears’ research explores issues related to human-centered computing and accessibility. His research projects have addressed issues associated with mobile computing, health information technologies, speech recognition, managing interruptions while working with information technologies, and assessing an individual's cognitive status via normal daily interactions with information technologies. Dr. Sears’ research has been supported by various industry leaders, government agencies, and foundations, including IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Verizon Foundation.

Dr. Sears served as founding Editor-in-Chief of the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Transactions on Accessible Computing and serves on the editorial boards of several additional journals that include ACM’s Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, the European Journal of Information Systems, the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, and Universal Access in the Information Society. He served as Conference and Technical Program Co-Chair of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2001) and both General Chair and Program Chair for the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2004 and ASSETS 2005). Dr. Sears currently serves as the Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing and as a member of the ACM Council. He was named an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2010. Dr. Sears earned his bachelor of science degree in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his Ph.D. in computer science with an emphasis on human-computer interaction from the University of Maryland – College Park.

Research Interests

·       Accessible information technologies

·       Situationally-induced impairments and disabilities

·       Healthcare information technologies

·       Accessible heathcare information technologies

·       Mobile human-computer interactions


Editorial activities

ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing - Member of Editorial Board
ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction - Associate Editor
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies - Associate Editor
Universal Access in the Information Society - Member of Editorial Board
International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction - Member of Editorial Board

Publications

Hurst, A., Gajos, K., Findlater, L., Wobbrock, J., Sears, A., Trewin, S. (2011). Dynamic accessibility: accommodating differences in ability and situation. CHI EA '11 Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems.

Sears, A. and Hanson, V. (2011). Accessible electronic health records: developing a research agenda. ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing.

Sears, A. and Hanson, V. (2011). Representing users in accessibility research. CHI '11 Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems.

Feng, J., Zhu, S., Hu, R. and Sears, A. (2010). Speech-based navigation and error correction: A comprehensive comparison of two solutions. Universal Access in the Information Society, 10(1).

Price, K. J. and Sears, A. (2010). Performance-based functional assessment: integrating multiple perspectives. ASSETS '10 Proceedings of the 12th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility, pp. 275-276.

Qian,H., Kuber, R., Sears, A. (2010). Maintaining levels of activity using a haptic personal training application. CHI EA '10 Proceedings of the 28th of the international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, pp. 3217-3222.

Zhou, L., Shi, Y. and Sears, A. (2010). Third-party error detection support mechanisms for dictation speech recognition. Interacting with Computers, 22(5), 375-388.

Zhu, S., Feng, J., Sears, A. (2010). Investigating Grid-Based Navigation: The Impact of Physical Disability.ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS).

Zhu, S., Feng, J. and Sears, A. (2010). Investigating Grid-Based Navigation: The Impact of Physical Disability. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, 3(1), Article 3, 30 pages.

Dai, L., Sears, A., and Goldman, R. (2009). Shifting the focus from accuracy to recallability: A study of informal note-taking on mobile information technologies. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 16(1), Article 4, 46 pages.

Feng, J. and Sears, A. (2009). Beyond errors: Measuring reliability for error-prone interaction devices. Behaviour and Information Technology, 29(2), 149–163.

Feng, J. and Sears, A. (2009). Speech Input to Support Universal Access. The Universal Access Handbook (pp. 30-1 - 30-16).

Joshi, A., Arora, M., Sears, A. (2009). Design and Development of a Computer based Multiple Myeloma Educational Kiosk in VA settings. 2009 International Cancer Education Conference & AACECPEN-EACE.

Joshi, A., Weng, W., Lichenstein, R., Arora, M., Sears, A. (2009). Prospective tracking of a Pediatric Emergency Department E-kiosk to deliver Asthma Education. Health Informatics Journal, 14(4), 1-14.

Price, K., Lin, M., Feng, J., Goldman, R., Sears, A., and Jacko, J. (2009). Nomadic Speech-based Text Entry: A Decision Model Strategy for Improved Speech to Text Processing. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 25(7), 692-706.

Price, K. and Sears, A. (2009). The Development and Evaluation of Performance-Based Functional Assessment: A Methodology for the Measurement of Physical Capabilities. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, 2(2), Article 10, 31 pages.

Qian, H., Kuber, R., Sears, A. (2009). Towards identifying distinguishable tactons for use with mobile devices. Assets '09 Proceedings of the 11th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility, pp. 257-258.

Sears, A. and Jacko, J. (Eds.) (2009). Human-Computer Interaction: Designing for Diverse Users and Domains. CRC Press.

Sears, A. and Jacko, J. (Eds.) (2009). Human-Computer Interaction: Design Issues, Solutions, and Applications. CRC Press.

Sears, A. and Jacko, J. (Eds.) (2009). Human-Computer Interaction: Development Process. CRC Press.

Sears, A. and Jacko, J. (Eds.) (2009). Human-Computer Interaction: Fundamentals. CRC Press.

Vizer, L., Zhou, L., and Sears, A. (2009). Automated Stress Detection Using Keystroke and Linguistic Features: An Exploratory Study. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 67, 870-886.

Zhu, S., Ma, Y., Feng, J., Sears, A. (2009). Don't listen! I am dictating my password!. Assets '09 Proceedings of the 11th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility, pp. 229-230.

Zhu, S., Ma, Y., Feng, J. and Sears, A. (2009). Speech-based navigation: Improving grid-based solutions. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 5726, 50-62 (Proceedings of INTERACT 2009).

Feng, J., Zhu, S., Hu, R., and Sears, A. (2008). Speech Technology in Real World Environment: Early Results from a Long Term Study. Proceedings of Assets 2008, pp. 233-234.

Lin, M., Sears, A., Herbst, S., and Liu, F. (2008). Improving Stroke Based Input of Chinese Characters. In J. Lumsden (Ed) Handbook of Research on User Interface Design and Evaluation for Mobile Technology (pp. 426-445).

Price, K. and Sears, A. (2008). Performance-Based Functional Assessment: An Algorithm for Measuring Physical Capabilities. Proceedings of Assets 2008, pp. 217-224.

Sears, A. and Jacko, J. (Eds.) (2008). The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving  Technologies and Emerging Application, 2nd Edition. CRC Press.

Sears, A., Lazar, J., Ozok, A., and Meiselwitz, G. (2008). Defining an agenda for human-centered computing. HFES Bulletin, 51(2), 5-7. (Reprinted in the SIGACCESS Bulletin, Issue 91, pages 12- 16. Reprinted in the ASIS&T Bulletin, April/May 2008).

Sears, A., Lazar, J., Ozok, A., and Meiselwitz, G. (2008). Human-centered computing: Defining a research agenda. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 24(1), 2-16.

Barnard, L., Yi, J. S., Jacko, J. A., & Sears, A. (2007). Capturing the effects of context on human performance in mobile computing systems. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 11(2), 81-96.

Boninger, M. L., Cho, H., Johnson, K., Young, M., Stiens, S., Sears, A. (2007). Assistive Technologies: Catalysts for Adaptive Function. In: B. O’Young, M. Young, and S. Stiens (Eds) Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Secrets, 3rd Edition (pp. 201-206).

Feng, J. and Sears, A. (2007). Interaction Techniques for Users with Spinal Cord Injuries: A speech-based solution. In: J. Lazar (Ed) Universal Usability (pp. 389-419).

Lin, M., Goldman, R., Price. K. J., Sears, A., and Jacko, J. (2007). How Do People Tap When Walking? An empirical investigation of nomadic data entry. International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 65, 759-769.

Lin, M. and Sears, A. (2007). Constructing Chinese characters: keypad design for mobile phones. Behaviour and Information Technology, 26(2), 165-178.

Sears, A., Hanson, V. L., Myers, B. (2007). Introduction to special issue on computers and accessibility. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI).

Sears. A. and Jacko, J. A.. (2007). Future trends in human-computer interaction. In: A. Sears and J. Jacko (Eds) The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies and Emerging Applications, 2nd Edition (pp. 1279-1287). CRC Press. Reprinted in Sears, A. and Jacko, J. (2009). Human-Computer Interaction: Designing for Diverse Users and Domains. CRC Press.

Sears. A., Young, M., and Feng, J. (2007). Physical Disabilities and Computing Technologies: An Analysis of Impairments. In: A. Sears and J. Jacko (Eds) The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies and Emerging Applications, 2nd Edition (pp. 829-852). CRC Press.

Feng, J., Sears, A., Karat, C-M. (2006) A longitudinal evaluation of hands-free speech-based navigation during dictation. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 64(6), 553-569.

Lazar, J. and Sears, A. (2006). Design of E-Business Web Sites. In: G. Salvendy (Ed). Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, 3rd Edition (pp. 1344-1363).

Price, K. J., Lin, M., Feng, J., Goldman, R., Sears, A., and Jacko, J. A. (2006). Motion does Matter: An Examination of Speech-based Text Entry on the Move. Universal Access in the Information Society, 4(3), 246-257.

Sherman, A., Holden, S., Karabatis, G., Koru, A. G., Law, C., Norris, D., Pinkston, J., Sears, A., Zhang, D. (2006). An examination of vote verification technologies: Findings and experiences from the Maryland study. Proceedings of the USENIX/Accurate Electronic Voting Technology (EVT) Workshop. Accessed 2/18/07 from http://www.usenix.org/events/evt06/tech/.

Yesilada, Y. and Sears, A. (2006). ASSETS 2006 Doctoral Consortium. SIGACCESS Newsletter, Issue 86.

Zhou, L., Shi, Y., Feng, J., and Sears, A. (2006). Data mining for detecting errors in speech recognition. IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing, 13(5), 681-688.

Zhou, L., Shi, Y., Zhang, D., and Sears, A. (2006) Discovering Cues to Error Detection in Speech Recognition: A User-centered Approach. Journal of Management Information Systems, 22(4), 237-270.

Barnard, L., Yi, J.S., Jacko, J. A., Sears, A. (2005). An Empirical Comparison of Use-in-Motion Evaluation Scenarios for Mobile Computing Devices. International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 62, 487-520.

Dai, L., Goldman, R., Sears, A. and Lozier, J. (2005). Speech-based cursor control using grids: Modeling performance and comparisons with other solutions. Behaviour and Information Technology, 24(3), 219-230.

Feng, J., Karat, C-M., and Sears, A. (2005). How Productivity Improves in Hands-free Continuous Dictation Tasks: Lessons Learned from a Longitudinal Study. Interacting with Computers, 17(3), 265-289.

Feng, J. and Sears, A. (2005) A power and reliability model for spatial navigation. Proceedings of the 16th Information Resources Management Association International Conference, pp. 1080-1082.

Feng, J., Sears, A., and Law, C. M. (2005). Conducting Empirical Experiments Involving Participants with Spinal Cord Injuries. Proceedings of HCII 2005 (CD version).

Goldman, R., Price, K. J., Lin, M., Feng, J., and Sears, A. (2005). Speech interaction for mobile devices: A natural solution to a contextual conundrum. Proceedings of HCII 2005 (CD version).

Law, C. M., Sears, A. and Price, K. J. (2005). Issues in the categorization of disabilities for user testing. Proceedings of HCII 2005 (CD version).

Lin, M., Price, K., Goldman, R., Sears, A. and Jacko, J. (2005). Tapping on the Move - Fitts’ Law under Mobile Conditions. Proceedings of the 16th Information Resources Management Association International Conference, pp. 132-135

Lin, M., and Sears, A. (2005). Chinese character entry for mobile phones: A longitudinal investigation. Interacting with Computers, 17(2), 121-146.

Lin, M. and Sears, A. (2005). Graphics matter: A case study of mobile phone keypad design for Chinese input. CHI 2005 Extended Abstracts, pp. 1593-1596.

Lu, Y.-C., Xiao, Y., Sears, A., and Jacko, J. A. (2005). A Review and A Framework of Handheld Computer Adoption in Healthcare. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 74(5), 409-422.

Price, K. and Sears, A. (2005). Speech-based Text Entry for Mobile Handheld Devices: An analysis of efficacy and error correction techniques for server-based solutions. International Journal of Human- Computer Interaction, 19(3), 279-304.

Sears, A. and Law, C. (2005). Physical Disabilities in Human Computer Interaction. In: W. Karwowski (Ed). International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors, 2nd Edition, pp. 1217-1223.

Yi, J. S., Choi, Y. S., Jacko, J. A., & Sears, A. (2005) Context Awareness via a Single Device-Attached Accelerometer During Mobile Computing. Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI '05), pp. 303-306.

Zhou, L., Feng, J., Sears, A., and Shi, Y. (2005). Applying the Naïve Bayes Classifier to Help Users in Detecting Speech Recognition Errors. Proceedings of Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (pp. 1-9). (Best Paper Award).

Dai, L., Goldman, R., Sears, A. and Lozier, J. (2004). Speech-based cursor control: A study of grid-based solutions. Proceedings of Assets 2004, pp94-101.

Feng, J. and Sears, A. (2004). Are we speaking slower than we type? Exploring the gap between natural speech, typing, and speech-based dictation. Accessibility and Computing. 79, 6-9.

Feng, J. and Sears. A. (2004). Using confidence scores to improve hands-free speech-based recognition error specification. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 11(4), 1-28.

Goldman, R. and Sears, A. (2004). Touchscreens. Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction.

Lazar, J., Ratner, J., Jacko, J., and Sears, A. (2004). User Involvement in the Web Development Process: Methods and Cost-Justification. Proceedings of the 2004 International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems, 223-232.

Price, K., Lin, M., Feng, J., Goldman, R., Sears, A. and Jacko, J. (2004). Data Entry on the Move: An Examination of Nomadic Speech-based Text Entry. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3196, 460-471 (Proceedings of the 8th ERCIM Workshop: User Interfaces for All).

Sears, A. and Jacko, J. (2004). Exploring the effects of hardware performance, application design, and cognitive demands on user productivity and perceptions. In: M. A. Mahmood (Ed). Advanced Topics in End User Computing, Volume III (pp. 263-287).

Campbell, J., Stanziola, E. and Sears, A. (2003). Data Analysis and Visualization for Usability Evaluation for Collaborative Systems. Proceedings of HCII 2003, pp. 869-873.

Feng, J. and Sears, A. (2003). Using Confidence Scores to Improve Hands-Free Speech-Based Navigation. Proceedings of HCII 2003, pp. 641-645.

Jacko, J. and Sears, A. (Eds.) (2003). The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies and Emerging Applications. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Karimullah, A., Sears, A., Lin, M. and Goldman, R. (2003). Speech-based cursor control: Understanding the effects of variable cursor speed on target selection. Proceedings of HCII 2003, pp. 681-685.

Lu, Y.-C., Kyung Lee, J., Xiao, Y., Sears, A., Jacko, J. A., and Charters, K. (2003). Why Don't Physicians Use Their Personal Digital Assistants? Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association Symposium, pp. 405-409.

Lu, Y., Xiao, Y., Sears, A. and Jacko, J. (2003). An Observational and Interview Study on Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) Uses by Clinicians in Different Contexts. Proceedings of HCII 2003, pp 93-97.

Sears, A. (2003). Universal Usability and the WWW. In: J. Ratner (ed) Human Factors and Web Development 2nd Edition (pp. 21-46). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Price, K. and Sears, A. (2003). Speech-based Text Entry for Mobile Devices. Proceedings of HCII 2003, pp. 766-770.

Sears, A. (2003). Simulating network delays: Applications, algorithms, and tools. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 16(2), 301-323.

Sears. A. (2003). Testing and Evaluation. In: J. Jacko and A. Sears (Eds). The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies and Emerging Applications. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Sears, A., Feng, J., Oseitutu, K. & Karat, C. (2003). Hands-free speech-based navigation during dictation: Difficulties, consequences, and solutions. Human Computer Interaction, 18(3), 229-258.

Sears, A. and Jacko, J. (2003). Exploring the effects of hardware performance, application design, and cognitive demands on user productivity and perceptions. Journal of End User Computing, 15(2), 55-75.

Sears, A., Lin, M., Jacko, J. and Xiao, Y. (2003). When Computers Fade … Pervasive Computing and Situationally-Induced Impairments and Disabilities. Proceedings of HCII 2003, pp. 1298-1302.

Sears. A. and Young, M. (2003). Physical Disabilities and Computing Technologies: An Analysis of Impairments. In: J. Jacko and A. Sears (Eds) The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies and Emerging Applications. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
 

Sears, A. and Zha, Y. (2003). Data entry for mobile devices using soft keyboards: Understanding the effects of keyboard size and user tasks. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 16(2), 163-184.

Jacko, J. A., Salvendy, G., Sainfort, F., Emery, V. K., Akoumianakis, D., Duffy, V. D., Ellison, J., Gant, D. B., Gill, Z., Ji, G. Y., Jones, P. M., Karsh, B-T., Karshmer, A. I., Lazar, J., Peacock, B., Resnick, M. L., Sears, A., Smith, M. J., Stephanidis, C., Ziegler, J. (2002). Intranets and Organizational Learning: A Research and Development Agenda, International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 14, 1, 93-130.

Karimullah, A. S. and Sears, A. (2002). Speech-based cursor control. Proceedings of Assets 2002, pp. 178-185.

Sears, A. & Arora, R. (2002). Data entry for mobile devices: An empirical comparison of novice performance with Jot and Graffiti. Interacting with Computers, 14(5), 413-433.

Sears, A., Lin, M. and Karimullah, A. S. (2002). Speech-Based Cursor Control: Understanding the effects of target size, cursor speed, and command selection. Universal Access in the Information Society, 2(1), 30-43.

Smith, D., Huang, Z., Preece, J. & Sears, A. (2002). The effects of using a triangulation approach of evaluation methodologies to examine the usability of a University Website. In: T. Barrier (Ed). Human Computer Interaction Development and Management, Hershey, PA: IRM Press.

Emery, V. C., Jacko, J. A., Kongnakorn, T., Kuruchittham, V., Landry, S., McLeland Nickles, G., Sears, A. and Whittle, J. (2001). Identifying Critical Interaction Scenarios for Innovative User Modeling. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, pp. 481-485.

Jacko, J. A., Sears, A., Sorensen, S. J. (2001). A Framework for Usability: Healthcare Professionals and the Internet. Ergonomics, 44(11), 989-1007.

Oseitutu. K., Feng, J., Sears, A. & Karat, C-M. (2001). Speech recognition for data entry by individuals with spinal cord injuries. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, pp. 402-406.

Sears, A. (2001). Improving speech recognition for communication-oriented activities. ERCIM News, No 46, pp. 21-22.

Sears, A. & Arora, R. (2001). An evaluation of gesture recognition for PDAs. Proceedings of HCI International 2001, pp. 1-5.

Sears, A., Jacko, J. A., Chu, J. & Moro, F. (2001). The role of visual search in the design of effective soft keyboards. Behaviour and Information Technology, 20(3), 159-166.

Sears, A., Karat, C-M., Oseitutu, K., Karimullah, A., & Feng, J. (2001). Productivity, satisfaction, and interaction strategies of individual with spinal cord injuries and traditional users interacting with speech recognition software. Universal Access in the Information Society, 1, 4-15.

Smith, D., Huang, Z., Preece, J. & Sears, A. (2001). The effects of using a triangulation approach of evaluation methodologies to examine the usability of a University Website. Proceedings of the Information Resources Management Association International Conference 2001, pp. 1-5.

Zha, Y. & Sears, A. (2001). Data entry for mobile devices using soft keyboards: Understanding the effect of keyboard size. Proceedings of HCI International 2001, pp. 16-20.

Jacko, J. A., Sears, A. & Borella, M. S. (2000). The Effect of network delay and media on user perceptions of web resources. Behaviour and Information Technology, 19(6), 427-439.

Sears, A. (2000). Introduction to Special Issue on Empirical Studies of WWW Usability. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 12, 2, 167-171.

Sears, A. & Jacko, J. A. (2000). Understanding the relationship between network quality of service and the usability of distributed multimedia documents. Human Computer Interaction, 15, 43-68.

Sears, A., Jacko, J. A. & Dubach, E. M. (2000). International aspects of WWW usability and the role of high-end graphical enhancements. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 12, 2, 243-263.

Williams, M. G. and Sears, A. (2000). A compendium of practical techniques for HCI instruction. CHI EA '00 CHI '00 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems.

Sears, A. (1999). Degrees in human-computer interaction: a common name is emerging and opportunities are expanding. ACM SIGCHI Bulletin.

Sears, A. & Bischof-Rosario, J. (1999). Redesigning speech recognition for use by individuals with spinal cord injuries. Proceedings of HCI International ’99, pp. 966-969.

Sears, A. & Hess, D. (1999). Cognitive Walkthroughs: Understanding the effect of task description detail on evaluator performance. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 11, 3, pp. 185-200.

Jacko, J. A. and Sears, A. (1998, April). Designing Interfaces for an Overlooked User Group: Considering the Visual Profiles of Partially Sighted Users. Proceedings of ASSETS’98, pp. 75-77.

Jacko, J. A. , Sears, A., Sorensen, S. J. (1998, October). The effect of domain on usage patterns and perceptions of the Internet: Focusing on healthcare professionals. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting ’98, pp. 521-525.

Sears, A. (1998). An HCI reading list, SIGCHIBulletin (pp. 49-64), Volume 30, Number 1.

Sears, A. (1998). Dealing with “The Need for Speed.” Common Ground (pp. 18-23), Volume 8, Number 2.

Sears, A. (1998). New Perspectives on HCI Education: A Call for Volunteers, and a Call for Submissions. ACM SIGCHI Bulletin.

Sears, A. and Hess, D. J. (1998, April). The Effect of Task Description Detail on Evaluator Performance with Cognitive Walkthroughs. CHI 98 Summary, pp. 259-260.

Sears, A., Jacko, J. A., Brewer, B., Robelo, L. D. (1998, October). An empirical perspective on visual icon design. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting ’98, pp. 448-452.

Sorensen, S. J., Jacko, J. A., Sears, A. (1998). Hospital pharmacists' use, perceptions, and opinions of the Internet. Pharmacotherapy, 18, 2, 438 (abstract).

Williams, M. G. and Sears, A. (1998). HCI education and CHI 98. ACM SIGCHI Bulletin.

Williams, M. G., Sears, A., Dix, A., Hewett, T., Mantei, M., Preece, J. (1998). Famous CHI educators tell all.CHI '98 CHI 98 conference summary on Human factors in computing systems.

Beer, T., Anodenko, T., & Sears, A. (1997, September). A Pair of Techniques for Effective Interface Evaluation: Cognitive Walkthroughs and Think-Aloud Evaluations. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 41st Annual Meeting, pp. 380-384.

Borella, M. S. & Sears, A. (1997, May). WANDS: Wide-Area Network Delay Simulator. Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Network and Operating System Support for Digital Audio and Video. 89-96.

Borella, M. S., Sears, A., and Jacko, J. A. (1997, November). The Effects of Internet Latency on User Perception of Information Content. Proceedings of IEEE Global Telecommunications Conferences, pp. 1932-1936.

Sears, A. (1997). HCI Education: Where is it headed?, SIGCHI Bulletin(pp. 7-9), Volume 29, Number 1.

Sears, A. (1997). Heuristic Walkthroughs: Finding the problems without the noise. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 9, 3, pp. 213-234.

Sears, A. (1997). Forums for Improving HCI Education, SIGCHI Bulletin(pp. 6-7), Volume 29, Number 2.

Sears, A. (1997). Working group on HCI education (identifying & disseminating resources).ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes.

Sears, A. & Borella, M. S. (1997, April). WANDS: Tools for designing and testing distributed documents.CHI 97 Conference Companion, 327-328.

Sears, A. & Borella, M. S. (1997, August). The Effect of Internet Delay on the Design of Distributed Multimedia Documents. Proceedings of HCI International ’97. Published as: Advances in Human Factors/Ergonomics Volume 21 - Design of Computer Systems: Social and Ergonomic Considerations, pp. 331-334.

Sears, A., Jacko, J. A. & Borella, M. S. (1997, April). Internet Delay Effects: How Users Perceive Quality, Organization, and Ease of Use of Information. CHI 97 Conference Companion, 353-354.

Sears, A., Jacko, J. A. & Borella, M. S. (1997, August). The Effect of Internet Delay on the Perceived Quality of Information.Proceedings of HCI International ’97. Published as: Advances in Human Factors/Ergonomics Volume 21 - Design of Computer Systems: Social and Ergonomic Considerations, pp. 335-338.

Sears, A., Jacko, J. A., & Mantei, M. (1997). The SIGCHI Educational Resource Development Group, SIGCHI Bulletin(pp. 4-6), Volume 29, Number 3.

Sears, A. & Williams, M. (1997). HCI Education and CHI 97, SIGCHI Bulletin (pp. 9-12), Volume 29, Number 4.

Sears, A., William, M. G., Gasen, J. B., Hewett, T., Karat, J., McLaughlin, G. (1997). None of the above: what's really essential in HCI education?.CHI EA '97 CHI '97 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems: looking to the future.

Sears, A. (1996). HCI Education: Some progress and some new questions, SIGCHI Bulletin(pp. 11-14), Volume 28, Number 4.

Sears, A. (1996, April). Visualizing Efficiency: A technique to help designers judge interface efficiency. CHI’96 Conference Companion, pp. 311-312.

Sears, A., Czerwinski, M., Dringus, L., & Bernal Thomas, B. (1996). Educating HCI Practitioners: Evaluating what industry needs and academia delivers, SIGCHI Bulletin(pp. 26-28), Volume 28, Number 4.

Sears, A. & Wolfe, R. (1996, May). An undergraduate degree in Human-Computer Interaction. 1st International Conference on Applied Ergonomics (ICAE’96), pp. 992-995.

Wolfe, R., Grissom, S., Naps, T. & Sears, A. (1996). A Tested Tool for Teaching Computer Graphics. The Journal of Computing in Small Colleges, 12, 2, 70-77.

Wolfe, R. & Sears, A. (1996). An effective tool for learning the visual effects of rendering algorithms. Computer Graphics, 30, 3, 54-55.

Cohen, M., Dringus, L., Sears, A., and Hornstein, S. (1995). Increasing collaboration between industry and academia in HCI education, SIGCHI Bulletin(pp. 29-30), Volume 27, Number 4.

Hornstein, S. B., Cohen, M. S., Dringus, L. P., Sears, A. (1995). Increasing collaboration between industry and academia in HCI education (abstract).CHI '95 Conference companion on Human factors in computing systems.

Plaisant, C., & Sears, A. (1995). Touchscreen interfaces for flexible alphanumeric data entry. In: G. Perlman, G. K. Green, and M. S. Wogalter (Eds). Human Factors Perspectives on Human-Computer Interaction: Selections from Proceedings of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meetings, 1983-1994. Santa Monica, CA: HFES.

Sears, A. (1995, March). Heuristic Walkthroughs: Combining the advantages of existing evaluation techniques. Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Human Factors Conference, pp. 29-35.

Sears, A. (1995, November). AIDE: A step toward metric-based interface development tools. Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) ’95, pp. 101-110.

Sears, A. & Wolfe, R. (1995, March). Visual Analysis: An effective method of adding breadth to an introductory computer graphics course. Proceedings of the 26th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, pp. 195-198.

Sears, A. (1994). Automated metrics for user interface design and evaluation. International Journal of Bio-Medical Computing, 34, 1-4, 149-157.
Sears, A. & Shneiderman, B. (1994). Split menus: Effectively using selection frequency to organize menus. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 1, 1, 27-51.

Wolfe, R. & Sears, A. (1994). TERA: An interactive tool for exploring rendering algorithms. The Journal of Computing in Small Colleges, 10, 4, 41-46.

Sears, A. (1993). Layout Appropriateness: A metric for evaluating user interface widget layout.IEEE - Transactions on Software Engineering, 19, 7, 707-719.

Sears, A. (1993). Layout Appropriateness: Guiding user interface design with simple task descriptions, HCIL Open House '93 Videotape, Human-Computer Interaction Lab, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Sears, A. (1993). Layout Appropriateness: Guiding user interface design with simple task descriptions, Ph.D. Dissertation, Computer Science Department, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Plaisant, C., & Sears, A. (1992, October). Touchscreen interfaces for flexible alphanumeric data entry. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society. pp. 293-298.

Sears, A., Plaisant, C., & Shneiderman, B. (1992). A New Era for High Precision Touchscreens. In: H.R. Hartson & D. Hix (Eds.), Advances in Human Computer Interaction (Vol. 3). Norwood, NJ: Ablex.

Sears, A. (1991). Improving Touchscreen Keyboards: Design issues and a comparison with other devices, Interacting with Computers, 3, 3, 253-269.

Sears, A., Revis, D., Swatski, J., Crittenden, R., & Shneiderman, B. (1991). Investigating Touchscreen Typing: The effect of keyboard size on typing speed. Behaviour and Information Technology, 12, 1, 17-22.

Sears, A., & Shneiderman, B. (1991). High Precision Touchscreens: Design Strategies and Comparisons with a Mouse, International Journal of Man Machine Studies, 34, 4, 593-613.

Sears, A., & Shneiderman, B. (1991). PlayPen II: A novel finger painting program, HCIL Open House '91 Videotape, Human-Computer Interaction Lab, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Sears, A., & Shneiderman, B. (1991). Touchscreen Keyboards, HCIL Open House '91 Videotape., Human-Computer Interaction Lab, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Sears, A., Kochavy, Y., & Shneiderman, B. (1990, February). Touchscreen Field Specification for Public Access Database Queries: Let your fingers do the walking, Proceedings of the Computer Science Conference '90, pp. 1-7.