Publications

Conference Papers

Traffigram: Distortion for Clarification via Isochronal Cartography. Sungsoo (Ray) Hong, Yeaseul Kim, Jong-chul Yoon, Cecilia R. Aragon. CHI 2014: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Toronto, Canada (May 2014). PDF

Collaborative Visual Analysis of Sentiment in Twitter Events. Michael Brooks, John J. Robinson, Megan K. Torkildson, Sungsoo (Ray) Hong, Cecilia R. Aragon. International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization, & Engineering (CDVE) 2014. In press.

Diverse Player Experiences in the Design of Science Games for Bioinformatics. Daniel Perry, Aaron Lynch, Asmi Joshi, Karin Hellman, John J. Robinson, Alyssa-Cyre Oyadomari, Melissa Richtarik, Cecilia R. Aragon. 1st Chilean Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, ChileCHI 2013, Temuco, Chile (Nov 2013). PDF

Human Centered Game Design for Bioinformatics and Cyberinfrastructure Learning. Perry, D., Aragon, C., Cruz, S., Peters, M., & Chowning, J. Proceedings of the 2nd Conference of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment. ACM XSEDE 2013 (Sept 2013). Best Training, Education & Outreach Paper Award. PDF

Hoptrees: Branching History Navigation for Hierarchies. Michael Brooks, Jevin D. West, Cecilia R. Aragon, Carl T. Bergstrom. INTERACT 2013. Cape Town, South Africa. PDF

Perceptions of Interfaces for Eye Movement Biometrics. Michael Brooks, Cecilia R. Aragon, Oleg V. Komogortsev. IEEE/IAPR International Conference on Biometrics, 2013. PDF

Statistical Affect Detection in Collaborative Chat. Michael Brooks, Katie Kuksenok, Megan Torkildson, Daniel Perry, John Robinson, Paul Harris, Ona Anicello, Taylor Scott, Ariana Zukowski, Cecilia Aragon. CSCW 2013. San Antonio, TX. PDF

VizDeck: Streamlining Exploratory Visual Analytics of Scientific Data. Perry, D., Howe, B., Key, A., & Aragon, C. Proceedings of the 2013 iConference. Fort Worth, TX. (2013). PDF

Adapting Grounded Theory to Construct a Taxonomy of Affect in Collaborative Online Chat. Taylor J. Scott, Katie Kuksenok, Daniel Perry, Michael Brooks, Ona Anicello, Cecilia Aragon. SIGDOC 2012. Seattle, WA. PDF

Biometric Authentication via Oculomotor Plant Characteristics. Oleg Komogortsev, Alex Karpov, Larry Price, Cecilia Aragon, IEEE/IAPR International Conference on Biometrics (2012), pp. 1-8. Best Paper Award [15% acceptance rate] PDF

Collaborative Creativity: A Complex Systems Model with Distributed Affect. Cecilia R. Aragon and Alison Williams, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI ’11 (2011). PDF

No Sense of Distance: Improving Cross-Cultural Communication with Context-Linked Software Tools. Cecilia R. Aragon and Sarah S. Poon, iConference (2011). PDF

Journal Articles

Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills (C-SATS): A Novel Method to Evaluate Surgical Performance. Chen, Carolyn; White, Lee; Kowalewski, Timothy; Aggarwal, Rajesh; Lintott, Chris; Comstock, Bryan; Kuksenok, Katie; Aragon, Cecilia; Holst, Daniel; Lendvay, Thomas S.; Journal of Surgical Research (2013).

Standardizing Type Ia Supernova Absolute Magnitudes Using Gaussian Process Data Regression.  A. G. Kim, R. C. Thomas, G. Aldering, P. Antilogus, C. Aragon, S. Bailey, C. Baltay, S. Bongard, C. Buton, A. Canto, F. Cellier-Holzem, M. Childress, N. Chotard, Y. Copin, H. K. Fakhouri, E. Gangler, J. Guy, M. Kerschhaggl, M. Kowalski, J. Nordin, P. Nugent, K. Paech, R. Pain, E. Pécontal, R. Pereira, S. Perlmutter, D. Rabinowitz, M. Rigault, K. Runge, C. Saunders, R. Scalzo, G. Smadja, C. Tao, B. A. Weaver, C. Wu; http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1302.2925Astrophysical Journal, 47 pages (2013).

Atmospheric extinction properties above Mauna Kea from the Nearby Supernova Factory spectro-photometric data set. C. Buton, Y. Copin, G. Aldering, P. Antilogus, C. Aragon, S. Bailey, C. Baltay, S. Bongard, A. Canto, F. Cellier-Holzem, M. Childress, N. Chotard, H. K. Fakhouri, E. Gangler, J. Guy, E. Y. Hsiao, M. Kerschhaggl, M. Kowalski, S. Loken, P. Nugent K. Paech, R. Pain, E. Pécontal, R. Pereira, S. Perlmutter, D. Rabinowitz, M. Rigault, K. Runge, R. Scalzo, G. Smadja, C. Tao, R. C. Thomas, B. A. Weaver, C. Wu; http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1210.2619; 22 pages (2012).

A Search for New Candidate Super-Chandrasekhar-mass Type Ia Supernovae in the Nearby Supernova Data Set.  R. Scalzo, G. Aldering, P. Antilogus, C. Aragon, C. Baltay, S. Bailey, S. Bongard, C. Buton, A. Canto, F. Cellier-Holzem, M. Childress, N. Chotard, Y. Copin, H. Fakhouri, E. Gangler, J. Guy, E. Hsaio, M. Kerschhaggi, M. Kowalski, P. Nugent, K. Paech, R. Pain, E. Pecontal, R. Pereira, S. Perlmutter, D. Rabinowitz, M. Rigault, K. Runge, G. Smadja, C. Tao, R. C. Thomas, B. A. Weaver, C. Wu, Astrophysical Journal, 757 (12), http://iopscience.iop.org/0004-637X/757/1/12 (2012).

Facilitating energy savings with programmable thermostats: evaluation and guidelines for the thermostat user interface.  Peffer, T., Pritoni, M., Perry, D., Aragon, C. & Meier, A. Ergonomics, DOI:10.1080/00140139.2012.718370 (2012). PDF

How people use thermostats in homes: A review. Peffer, T., Pritoni, M., Meier, A.K., Aragon, C. & Perry, D. Building and Environment, 46 (12), 2529-2541 (2011). PDF

Making energy savings easier: Usability metrics for thermostats. Perry, D., Aragon, C., Meier, A., Peffer, T. & Pritoni, M. Journal of Usability Studies, 6 (4), 226-244 (2011). PDF

Usability of residential thermostats: Preliminary investigations. Meier, A., Aragon, C., Peffer, T., Perry, D., Pritoni, M. Building and Environment, doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2011.03.009 (2011).

Type Ia Supernova Carbon Footprints. R. C. Thomas, G. Aldering, P. Antilogus, C. Aragon, S. Bailey, C. Baltay, S. Bongard, C. Buton, A. Canto, M. Childress, N. Chotard, Y. Copin, H. K. Fakhouri, E. Gangler, E. Y. Hsiao, M. Kerschhaggl, M. Kowalski, S. Loken, P. Nugent, K. Paech, R. Pain, E. Pecontal, R. Pereira, S. Perlmutter, D. Rabinowitz, M. Rigault, D. Rubin, K. Runge, R. Scalzo, G. Smadja, C. Tao, B. A. Weaver, C. Wu; Astrophys.J. 743:27 http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1109.1312 (2011).

The reddening law of type Ia supernovae: separating intrinsic variability from dust using equivalent widths. Chotard, N.; Gangler, E.; Aldering, G.; Antilogus, P.; Aragon, C.; Bailey, S.; Baltay, C.; Bongard, S.; Buton, C.; Canto, A.; Childress, M.; Copin, Y.; Fakhouri, H. K.; Hsiao, E. Y.; Kerschhaggl, M.; Kowalski, M.; Loken, S.; Nugent, P.; Paech, K.; Pain, R.; Pecontal, E.; Pereira, R.; Perlmutter, S.; Rabinowitz, D.; Runge, K.; Scalzo, R.; Smadja, G.; Tao, C.; Thomas, R. C.; Weaver, B. A.; Wu, C., Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 529, id.L4 http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1103.5300 (2011).

Keck Observations of the Young Metal-poor Host Galaxy of the Super-Chandrasekhar-mass Type Ia Supernova SN 2007if. Childress, M.; Aldering, G.; Aragon, C.; Antilogus, P.; Bailey, S.; Baltay, C.; Bongard, S.; Buton, C.; Canto, A.; Chotard, N.; Copin, Y.; Fakhouri, H. K.; Gangler, E.; Kerschhaggl, M.; Kowalski, M.; Hsiao, E. Y.; Loken, S.; Nugent, P.; Paech, K.; Pain, R.; Pecontal, E.; Pereira, R.; Perlmutter, S.; Rabinowitz, D.; Runge, K.; Scalzo, R.; Thomas, R. C.; Smadja, G.; Tao, C.; Weaver, B. A.; Wu, C., The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 733, Issue 1, article id 3 http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1103.2324 (2011).

Cosmology with the Nearby Supernova Factory. Kerschhaggl, M.; Aldering, G.; Antilogus, P.; Aragon, C.; Bailey, S.; Baltay, C.; Bongard, S.; Buton, C.; Canto, A.; Childress, M.; Chotard, N.; Copin, Y.; Fakhouri, H. K.; Gangler, E.; Hsiao, E. Y.; Kowalski, M.; Loken, S.; Nugent, P.; Paech, K.; Pain, R.; Pecontal, E.; Pereira, R.; Perlmutter, S.; Rabinowitz, D.; Runge, K.; Scalzo, R.; Smadja, G.; Tao, C.; Thomas, R. C.; Wu, C., Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics, Volume 66, Issue 2, p. 335-339 (2011).

Workshop Papers and Posters

emoticon_language-UCONN-posterEstablishing common ground in informal text communication: Emoticon use in first and second languages. Nan-Chen Chen, Laurie Beth Feldman, Judith F. Kroll, Cecilia R. Aragon. Finding Common Ground: Social, Ecological, and Cognitive Perspectives on Language Use, June. 2014. PDF

aloe-poster-2-7-2014Text Classification for Qualitative Analysis at Scale. Michael Brooks, Katie Kuksenok, Megan Kelly Torkildson, John J. Robinson, Ray Hong, Taylor J. Scott, Daniel Perry, Cecilia Aragon. UW Data Science Environment Kickoff, Feb. 2014. PDF

Poster_BerryMitchellPerryHartonoAragon_AffectBiosensorsCreativity_v2 Affect, Biosensors, Creativity, and Distributed Groups: Using physiological and qualitative measures of affect to inform the design of systems that support creative collaboration. Andrew B. L. Berry, S. M. Mitchell, Daniel Perry, Dian Hartono, Cecilia Aragon. HCDE Corporate Affiliates Day 2013. PDF

twittervis-CAP-poster-v4 Visualizing Emotion and Influence in Twitter. Michael Brooks, Katie Kuksenok, Megan K. Torkildson, John J. Robinson, Andrew B. L. Berry, Sungsoo (Ray) Hong, Ariana Zukowski, Cecilia R. Aragon. HCDE Corporate Affiliates Day 2013. PDF

Measuring Distributed Affect in Collaborative Games. Daniel Perry, Cecilia R. Aragon. CSCW 2012. Seattle, WA. ACM Digital Library

vistasks-poster Automating Large-Scale Annotation for Analysis of Social Media Content. Katie Kuksenok, Michael Brooks, John J. Robinson, Daniel Perry, Megan K. Torkildson, Cecilia Aragon. 2nd Workshop on Interactive Visual Text Analytics, VisWeek 2012. Seattle, WA. Abstract, Poster.

HCDE_CAP_ETC_poster_img If You’re Happy and You Show It :) Detecting Emotion in Text-Based Communication. Taylor Scott, Ona Anicello, Michael Brooks, Katie Kuksenok, Daniel Perry, John Robinson, Cecilia Aragon. HCDE Corporate Affiliates Day 2012. PDF

cscw affiliates-poster Statistical Affect Detection in Collaborative Chat. Michael Brooks, Katie Kuksenok, Megan Kelly Torkildson, Daniel Perry, John J. Robinson, Paul Harris, Ona Anicello, Taylor J. Scott, Ariana Zukowski, Cecilia Aragon. CSE Affiliates Day 2012. PDF

FrustrationBiometrics.HCDE2012 ARGHHH!! Understanding frustration with biometric authentication. Michael Brooks, Michael Toomim, Cecilia Aragon. HCDE Corporate Affiliates Day 2012. PDF

Poster.SOUPS.7-14-2011 Gaze Prints: User Centered Design and Evaluation of an Eye Movement-based Biometric Authentication System Michael Brooks, Cecilia R. Aragon, Oleg V. Komogortsev. Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) 2011. Pittsburgh, PA. Abstract, Poster.