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11-14-2020

Cissi Ovesdotter Alm and Alex Hedges are co-authors of a paper accepted for EAAI-21.

07-23-2020

Article published in Journal of Vision with Dr. Preethi Vaidyanathan as first author.

04-04-2020

In RIT's 2019 Scholarship Report, Cissi O. Alm is among the Featured Faculty.

02-08-2020

Natalie Maus and Dalton Rutledge are first authors of a paper accepted to CHI'20 Late Breaking Work, with Cissi O. Alm as a co-author.

Natalie Maus, Dalton Rutledge, Sedeeq Al-Khazraji, Reynold Bailey, Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm, and Kristen Shinohara. Forthcoming. Gaze-guided magnification for individuals with vision impairments. In Proceedings of the CHI'20 (Late Breaking Work). Accepted.

01-22-2020

Cleo Forman and Pablo Thiel are first authors of a paper accepted to HCCS'20 at PerCom 2020, with Cissi O. Alm as a co-author.

Cleo Forman, Pablo Thiel, Ray Ptucha, Miguel Dominguez, and Cecilia O. Alm. Forthcoming. Capturing laughter and smiles under genuine amusement vs. negative emotion. In Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Homan-Centered Computational Sensing (at PerCom 2020). Accepted.

12-05-2019

Jonathan Kvist, Philip Ekholm, Preethi Vaidyanathan, and Cissi O. Alm are among co-authors for a paper accepted at HUCAPP 2020.

Jonathan Kvist, Philip Ekholm, Reynold Bailey, Preethi Vaidyanathan, and Cecilia O. Alm. Forthcoming. Dynamic visualization system for gaze and dialogue data. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Human Computer Interaction Theory and Applications HUCAPP 2020. Accepted.

11-27-2019

Cissi O. Alm presented a talk during the Multidisciplinary Approaches to Eye-tracking Research Workshop at Malmö University.

Cecilia O. Alm. 2019, November. Eliciting, analyzing, fusing, and visualizing dialogue and gaze. Multidisciplinary Approaches to Eye-tracking Research Workshop, Malmö University, Sweden.

11-15-2019

Cissi O. Alm presented in the Internet of Things and People (IoTaP) series at Malmö University.

Cecilia O. Alm. 2019, November. Modeling complex human-generated multilevel behaviors. IoTaP Seminar, Malmö University, Sweden.

11-15-2019

Tori Kraj and Thomas 'Jake' Maranzatto are first authors on a paper accepted for presentation at the 4th Annual Frameless Symposium, with Cissi O. Alm among the co-authors.

Victoria Kraj, Thomas Maranzatto, Joe Geigel, Reynold Bailey, and Cecilia O. Alm. Forthcoming. Evaluating audience engagement of an immersive performance on a virtual stage. Fourth Annual Frameless Symposium 2019. Accepted.

10-24-2019

Preethi Vaidyanathan is first author on an article accepted for Journal of Vision, with Cissi O. Alm and Emily Prud'hommeaux among the co-authors.

Preethi Vaidyanathan, Emily Prud’hommeaux, Cecilia O. Alm, and Jeff Pelz. Forthcoming. Computational framework for fusing eye movements and spoken narratives for image annotation. Journal of Vision. Accepted.

10-18-2019

Jessica Li is first author on a paper accepted to CSUN 2019 with Cissi O. Alm among the co-authors.

Jessica Li, Matt Luettgen, Matt Huenerfauth, Sedeeq Al-khazraji, Reynold Bailey, and Cecilia O. Alm. Forthcoming. Gaze guidance for captioned videos for DHH users. Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities, California State University, Northridge. Accepted.

09-22-2019

Liz Lucas and Yash Soni, respectively, and Cissi O. Alm are co-authors on papers accepted as talks at WNYISPW 2019.

Elizabeth Lucas, Cecilia O. Alm, and Reynold Bailey. Forthcoming. Understanding human and predictive moderation of online science discourse. WNYISPW 2020.
Yashowardhan Soni, Cecilia O. Alm, and Reynold Bailey. Forthcoming. Affective video recommender system. WNYISPW 2020.

09-15-2019

Regina Wang, Bradley Olsen, Preethi Vaidyanathan, as well as Monali Saraf, Tyrell Roberts, and Cissi O. Alm are co-authors on Late-breaking Results papers accepted at ICMI 2020.

Regina Wang, Bradley Olson, Preethi Vaidyanahtan, Reynold Bailey, Cecilia O. Alm. Forthcoming. Fusing dialogue and gaze from discussions of 2D and 3D scenes. ICMI 2019 - Late-breaking Results.
Monali Saraf, Tyrell Roberts, Raymond Ptucha, Christopher Homan, Cecilia O. Alm. Forthcoming. Multimodal anticipated versus actual perceptual reactions. ICMI 2019 - Late-breaking Results.

08-04-2019

Cissi O. Alm is publicity co-chair of the Second Human-centered Computational Sensing Workshop (HCCS'20), co-located with PerCom 2020.

Please see the HCCS'20 Call for Papers.

06-25-2019

Cissi O. Alm is co-author of a paper with first author Sushant Kafle and Matt Huenerfauth, accepted at Interspeech 2019.

Sushant Kafle, Cecilia O. Alm, and Matt Huenerfauth. Forthcoming. Fusion strategy for prosodic and lexical representations of word importance. Interspeech 2019.

06-25-2019

Lucas Kessler and Cissi O. Alm are co-authors with Reynold Bailey of a work accepted for Show and Tell at Interspeech 2019.

Lucas Kessler, Cecilia O. Alm, and Reynold Bailey. Forthcoming. Synthesized spoken names: Biases impacting perception. Show and Tell at Interspeech 2019.

05-18-2019

The NSF REU program in Computational Sensing for Human-centered AI 2019 begins on May 28. Meet this year's cohort on the REU website, and and read about the REU research in RIT News.

05-13-2019

Congratulations to all May 2019 graduates: Alex (BS and MS/Computer Science, summa cum laude, honors program), Jordan (BS/Computer Science, magna cum laude, GCCIS undergraduate college delegate and student speaker at academic convocation and commencement), Kate (BS/Museum Studies, summa cum laude, outstanding undergraduate scholar), Liz (BS and MS/Computer Science, thesis track), and Yash (MS/Computer Science)!

04-03-2019

Cissi O. Alm is co-author of a paper with first author Sushant Kafle and Matt Huenerfauth, accepted at SLPAT 2019 held at NAACL.

Sushant Kafle, Cecilia O. Alm, and Matt Huenerfauth. Forthcoming. Modeling acoustic-prosodic cues for word importance prediction in spoken dialogues. SLPAT 2019 (at NAACL 2019).

03-05-2019

Ben Meyers is first author of a paper accepted at CHASE 2019. Congratulations!

Benjamin S. Meyers, Nuthan Munaiah, Andrew Meneely, and Emily Prud'hommeaux. Forthcoming. Pragmatic characteristics of security conversations: An exploratory linguistic analysis. 12th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering, CHASE 2019.

02-23-2019

Cissi O. Alm will present a talk in the CS Colloquium Series on March 19 at 12:30pm.

01-10-2019

Kris Linderman, Gustaf Bohlin, Reynold Bailey, and Cissi O. Alm are co-authors of a paper accepted at HUCAPP 2019.

Kristoffer Linderman, Gustaf Bohlin, Reynold Bailey, and Cecilia O. Alm. Considerations for face-based data estimates: Affect reactions to videos. Forthcoming. Third International Conference on Human Computer Interaction Theory and Applications, HUCAPP 2019.

01-02-2019

Applications invited at cs.rit.edu/~reu for our NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site: Computational Sensing for Human-centered AI. PI Alm, Co-PI Bailey, and team.

11-09-2018

Cissi O. Alm is a speaker in the Stan McKenzie Salon Series on December 5.

Location: Stan McKenzie Commons, RIT, 4-5pm, December 5, 2018.

10-06-2018

Regina Wang will present a poster at the Council on Undergraduate Research's REU Symposium October 28-29, 2018.

Regina Wang, Bradley Olson, Preethi Vaidyanathan, Reynold Bailey, and Cecilia O. Alm. Analyzing gaze and dialogue of reasoning partners towards visual-linguistic fusion and content annotation. REU Symposium, Council on Undergraduate Research, Alexandria, VA.

10-06-2018

Jordan Shea will present a poster at AI@GCCIS: Golisano College Research & Innovation Showcase on October 19.

Jordan E. Shea, Cecilia O. Alm, and Reynold Bailey. Forthcoming. Poster, AI@GCCIS: Golisano College Research & Innovation Showcase.

09-25-2018

Jordan Shea and Cissi O. Alm are co-authors of a paper at WNYISPW, with Reynold Bailey.

Jordan E. Shea, Cecilia O. Alm, and Reynold Bailey. Forthcoming. Contemporary multimodal data collection methodology for reliable inference of authentic surprise. IEEE Western New York Image and Signal Processing Workshop.

09-09-2018

Cissi O. Alm is site PI for a NIH-funded subaward under Boston College/PI Emily Prud'hommeaux.

05-29-2018

Congratulations to Jordan who presented a poster at MASC-SLL 2018!

Jordan Shea, Cecilia O. Alm, and Reynold Bailey. Characterizing surprise using spoken and multimodal sensory information. Poster at MASC-SLL 2018.

04-20-2018

Preethi Vaidyanathan, Emily Prud’hommeaux, and Cissi O. Alm are co-authors on a paper accepted at ACL 2018.

Preethi Vaidyanathan, Emily T. Prud'hommeaux, Jeff B. Pelz, and Cecilia O. Alm. Forthcoming. SNAG: Spoken narratives and gaze dataset. To appear at ACL 2018.

04-20-2018

Ben Meyers, Emily Prud’hommeaux, and Cissi O. Alm are co-authors on a paper accepted at ACL 2018.


Benjamin S Meyers, Nuthan Munaiah, Emily Prud'hommeaux, Andrew Meneely, Josephine Wolff, Cecilia O. Alm, and Pradeep Murukannaiah. Forthcoming. A structured dataset for identifying actionable feedback. To appear at ACL 2018.

04-20-2018

Cissi O. Alm is PI on a 2018 RIT PLIG grant award.

04-17-2018

McKenna Tornblad, Luke Lapresi, and Cissi O. Alm are co-authors on paper accepted at the SRW at NAACL 2018.

McKenna K. Tornblad, Luke Lapresi, Christopher M. Homan, Raymond W. Ptucha, and Cecilia O. Alm. Forthcoming. Sensing and learning human annotators engaged in narrative sensemaking. In Proceedings of the Student Research Workshop (at NAACL 2018).

01-15-2018

Yancarlos Diaz, Rebecca Medina, Dan Carpenters, and Cissi O. Alm are co-authors on forthcoming papers.

Yancarlos Diaz, Cissi O. Alm, Ifeoma Nwogu, and Reynold Bailey. Towards an affective video recommendation system. Forthcoming.
Rebecca Medina, Daniel Carpenter, Joe Geigel, Reynold Bailey, Linwei Wang, and Cissi O. Alm. Sensing behaviors of students in online vs. face-to-face lecturing contexts. Forthcoming.

12-11-2017

Applications invited at cs.rit.edu/~reu for our NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site: Computational Sensing. PI: Alm, Co-PI: Bailey, and team.

11-26-2017

Nikita Haduong, David Nester, Pretthi Vaidyanathan, Emily Prud'Hommeaux, and Cissi O. Alm are co-authors on a paper accepted at AffCon 2018.

Nikita Haduong, David Nester, Preethi Vaidyanathan, Emily Prud'hommeaux, Reynold Bailey, and Cecilia Alm. Forthcoming. Multimodal alignment for affective content. In Proceedings of the Workshop of Affective Content Analysis (at AAAI 2018).

06-30-2017

Benjamin S. Meyers, Cissi O. Alm, and Emily Prud'hommeaux are co-authors for a paper accepted at EMNLP 2017.

06-07-2017

Cissi O. Alm is the author of a paper with Reynold Bailey (CS), accepted at FIE 2017.

05-15-2017

Emily Prud'hommeaux is Co-PI on a grant from the Hearing Health Foundation with Joe Bochner (NTID), VInce Samar (NTID), and Matt Huenerfauth (GCCIS).


05-05-2017

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 Language Science & Computational Linguistics Student Excellence Award: Ben, Doug, and Preethi!


05-05-2017

Cissi O. Alm is PI on a CoLA FEAD grant and Co-PI on a GCCIS award with Reynold Bailey.


04-18-2017

Benjamin S. Meyers, Emily Prud'hommeaux, and Cissi O. Alm are co-authors for a paper accepted at ESSoS 2017.

Nuthan Munaiah, Benjamin S. Meyers, Cecilia O. Alm, Andrew Meneely, Pradeep K. Murukannaiah, Emily Prud'hommeaux, Josephine Wolff, and Yang Yu. Natural language insights from code reviews that missed a vulnerability: A large scale study of Chromium. Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium for Engineering Secure Software and Systems (ESSoS 2017). Accepted.


04-07-2017

Emily Prud'hommeaux and Douglas Gliner are co-authors for a paper accepted at ACL 2017.

Emily Prud'hommeaux, Jan van Santen, and Douglas Gliner. Vector space models for evaluating semantic fluency in autism. Proceedings of the 2017 Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). Accepted.


03-08-2017

Alex Calderwood, Beth Pruett, and Cissi O. Alm are co-authors for a paper accepted at SemBEar 2017.

Alexander Calderwood, Elizabeth A. Pruett, Raymond Ptucha, Christopher Homan, and Cecilia O. Alm. Understanding the semantics of narratives of interpersonal violence through reader annotations and physiological reactions. Proceedings of the Workshop on Computational Semantics beyond Events and Roles (at EACL 2017). Accepted.



02-05-2017

Applications invited at cs.rit.edu/~reu for our NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site: Computational Sensing. PI: Alm, Co-PI: Bailey, and team.


01-12-2017

Ashley Edwards, Anthony Massicci, and Cissi O. Alm are co-authors of a paper accepted for SmartLearn'17.

Ashley Edwards, Anthony Massicci, Srinivas Sridharan, Joe Geigel, Linwei Wang, Reynold Bailey, and Cecilia O. Alm. Sensor-based methodological observations for studying online learning. In Proceedings of the SmartLearn Workshop: Intelligent Interfaces for Ubiquitous and Smart Learning (at IUI 2017). Accepted.


12-12-2016

Aliya Gangji, Trevor Walden, Preethi Vaidyanathan, Emily Prud'hommeaux, and Cissi O. Alm are co-authors on a paper accepted for 2017 Human-Aware Artificial Intelligence.

Aliya Gangji, Trevor Walden, Preethi Vaidyanathan, Emily Prud'hommeaux, Reynold Bailey and Cissi O. Alm. Using Co-captured Face, Gaze and Verbal Reactions to Images of Varying Emotional Content for Analysis and Semantic Alignment. Human-Aware AI Workshop at AAAI 2017. Accepted.


9-23-2016

Andy Terkik, Emily Prud'hommeaux, and Cissi O. Alm are co-authors of a paper accepted for COLING 2016.



8-30-2016

Cissi Ovesdotter Alm is a co-author on a paper in Int J Data Science and Analytics.

Guo, X., Yu, Q., Li, R. et al. Intelligent medical image grouping through interactive learning. Int J Data Sci Anal (2016). doi:10.1007/s41060-016-0021-2. Springer Nature.


5-30-2016

Tong Liu, Chris Homan, and Cissi Ovesdotter Alm are collaborators on a paper accepted to ACL 2016.

Tong Liu, Christopher Homan, Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm, Megan Lytle, Ann Marie White and Henry Kautz​. Understanding Discourse on Work and Job-Related Well-Being in Public Social Media​. To appear at ACL 2016.



5-14-2016

Congratulations to to all our May BS and MS graduates!


5-14-2016

Work of CLaSP members will appear at CLPsych 2016.

Link to CLPsych 2016


5-14-2016

The Pastafarians team was recognized with Best Poster for senior project Linguine.

The application is available at nlp.rit.edu/linguine/ and this is a link to the poster.


5-14-2016

Ben Meyers is presenting a conference poster.


3-17-2016

Congratulations to Preethi Vaidyanathan, first author of the paper recognized with the Best Paper Award at ETRA 2016.

ETRA '16: Proceedings of the Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications Publisher: ACM. Best paper award.


3-06-2016

Cissi O. Alm is one of the co-authors of a paper accepted for Computer Vision and Image Understanding.

Rui Li, Pengcheng Shi, Jeff Pelz, Cecilia O. Alm, and Anne R. Haake. Forthcoming. Modeling eye movement patterns to characterize perceptual skills in image-based diagnostic reasoning processes. Computer Vision and Image Understanding. Accepted.


3-06-2016

Preethi Vaidyanathan, Emily Prud'hommeaux, and Cissi O. Alm are collaborators on a paper at ETRA 2016.


2-17-2016

Congratulation to Will Paul on being notified that he will be recognized among RIT's 2016 Outstanding Undergraduate Scholars.


2-9-2016

Applications invited at cs.rit.edu/~reu for our NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site: Computational Sensing. PI: Alm, Co-PI: Bailey, and team.


12-14-2015

Cissi Ovesdotter Alm is one of the co-authors on a paper accepted for PAKDD 2016, with Xuan Guo (first author), Qi Yu, Rui Li, Cara Calvelli, Pengcheng Shi, and Anne Haake.


11-29-2015

Cissi Alm is the author of a paper accepted to appear in Language & Linguistics Compass: Computational & Mathematical.

Alm, Cecilia O. (Forthcoming). Language as sensor in human-centered computing: Clinical contexts as use cases. To appear in Language & Linguistics Compass: Computational & Mathematical.


11-29-2015

Cissi Alm has been awarded, with Chris Homan and Ray Ptucha, an RIT Faculty Mentoring Grant sponsored by the Provost's Office and Faculty Career Development Services.


10-07-2015

Dr. Joel Tetreault, senior research scientist at Yahoo! Labs, will be presenting on Analyzing Formality in Online Communication, on Thursday, October 15th at 12:30pm in the Golisano Auditorium.

Complete description available here.



07-27-2015

Ben Meyers is presenting the poster Exploring Discourse of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the RIT Undergraduate Research Symposium (August 7, 2015). Faculty: Emily Prud'hommeaux and Cissi Ovesdotter Alm.



06-20-2015

Emily Prud'hommeaux is an author on a paper accepted to ACL 2015.

Masoud Rouhizadeh, Emily Prud'hommeaux, Jan van Santen, and Richard Sproat. 2015. Measuring idiosyncratic interests in children with autism. To appear in Proceedings of 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).


06-19-2015

Will Paul and Cissi Alm collaborated on a paper accepted to the Facial Analysis, Animation and Auditory-Visual Speech Processing conference, Face-speech sensor fusion for non-invasive stress detection.

Bethamcherla, Vasudev P., Paul, Will, Alm, Cecilia O., Bailey, Reynold, Geigel, Joe, Wang, Linwei (Forthcoming, 2015). Face-speech sensor fusion for non-invasive stress detection. Proceedings of 1st Joint Conference on Facial Analysis, Animation & Auditory-Visual Speech Processing. Accepted.


06-01-2015

Will Paul and Cissi Alm collaborated on a paper accepted to Interspeech 2015, Stressed out: What speech tells us about stress.

Paul, Will, Alm, Cecilia O., Bailey, Reynold, Geigel, Joe, Wang, Linwei (Forthcoming, 2015). Stressed out: What speech tells us about stress. Proceedings of Interspeech 2015: Towards a better understanding of the most important biosignal. Accepted.


05-04-2015

Emily Prud'hommeaux is first author on a paper to appear in Computational Linguistics.

Prud'hommeaux, E. and Roark, B. (Forthcoming). Graph-based word alignment for clinical language evaluation. To appear in Computational Linguistics.


05-03-2015

The Rigatoni team (with Dan Lavoie, Mike Wideman, Kristen Mills, and Peter Mikitsh) presented their senior project Linguine: A Web Application for Linguistic Analysis.

The application is available at linguine.rit.edu/ and this is a link to their project poster.


04-15-2015

Emily Prud'hommeaux has been awarded a CLA-BCN grant.

COLA Sponsored Research Services, Building Collaborative Networks grant: Investigating the cross-linguistic validity of speech and language markers for Alzheimer's disease.


04-15-2015

Emily Prud'hommeaux has been awarded OVPR BootCamp Seed Funding.

RIT Sponsored Research Services OVPR BootCamp Seed Funding Award: Automated language analysis for dementia screening.


03-29-2015

Cissi Alm is the Co-PI on an RIT subaward of a grant from AFSP.

Subward PI: C. Homan/Co-PI: C. O. Alm. Using text messages to predict depression and suicidal behavior among LGBT individuals. Main PI: M. Lytle. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)/University of Rochester - HE (UofR).


02-21-2015

Nick Schrading is the first author of a paper accepted to NAACL 2015.

Schrading, N., et al. (Forthcoming). #WhyIStayed, #WhyILeft: Microblogging to make sense of domestic abuse. Proceedings of 2015 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics – Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT 2015). Accepted.

Link to accepted papers.


02-10-2015

Preethi Vaidyanathan is the first author of a paper accepted to IWCS 2015.

Vaidyanathan, P., et al. (Forthcoming). Alignment of eye movements and spoken language for semantic image understanding. International Conference of Computational Semantics 2015. Accepted.

Link to accepted papers.


02-10-2015

Cissi Alm is a collaborator on a tutorial accepted for EMNLP 2015.

Computational Analysis of Affect and Emotion in Language. Saif Mohammad and Cecilia O. Alm.

Link to accepted tutorials.


01-31-2015

Cissi Alm gave a talk on "Language and multimodal meaning" to researchers at Xerox PARC, Rochester, on January 31.


01-30-2015

Prud'hommeaux and Alm have been awarded a joint CLA-PDP grant.

Prud'hommeaux and Alm have been awarded a joint CLA-PDP grant for "Computational analysis of trajectories of linguistic development in autism"


01-30-2015

Joseph Bullard presented a paper at the Informs Computing Society Conference in January 2015.

Joseph Bullard presented a paper at the Informs Computing Society Conference in January 2015. Full reference: Bullard, J. et al. (January, 2015). Inference from structured and unstructured electronic medical data for early dementia detection. INFORMS Computing Society Conference 2015.


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