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Please use illustrations, videos, etc. in your paper presentations. Images and video clips can often be found on web sites associated with the paper - Google the paper

Visions of Pervasive Computing and the Maker Ethos

1. [Chelsea Flint] "The Computer for the 21st Century" - Scientific American Special Issue on Communications, Computers, and Networks, September, 1991

2. [Eddie Samuels] Deborah Estrin, David Culler, Kris Pister, Gaurav Sukhatme, "Connecting the Physical World with Pervasive Networks," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 59-69, Jan.-Mar. 2002

3. [Anna Loparev] Jay Silver. 2009. Awakening to maker methodology: the metamorphosis of a curious caterpillar. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC '09). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 242-245.

Smart Homes

4. [Sam Atlas] Kientz, J.A., Patel, S.N., Jones, B., Price, E., Mynatt, E.D., and Abowd, G.D. 2008. The Georgia Tech aware home. In CHI 2008 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. pp. 3675-3680. April 2008. [pdf]

5. [Harry Ledley] Sumi Helal, William Mann, Hicham El-Zabadani, Jeffrey King, Youssef Kaddoura, Erwin Jansen, "The Gator Tech Smart House: A Programmable Pervasive Space," Computer, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 50-60, Mar. 2005

Wiki page about Smart Homes

Home Sensing using Utilities

6. [Dan Panzarella] Patel, S.N., Reynolds, M.S., Abowd, G.D. Detecting Human Movement by Differential Air Pressure Sensing in HVAC System Ductwork: An Exploration in Infrastructure Mediated Sensing. In the Proceedings of Pervasive 2008. Sydney, Australia. 2008. pp 1-18. (Acceptance Rate: 15%) (Received Best Paper Award)[pdf]

7. [Gabriel Unger] Patel, S.N., Robertson, T., Kientz, J.A., Reynolds, M.S., Abowd, G.D. At the Flick of a Switch: Detecting and Classifying Unique Electrical Events on the Residential Power Line. In the Proceedings of Ubicomp 2007. pp. 271-288. (Acceptance Rate: 14%) (Received Best Paper Award and Best Presentation Award) [pdf]

8. [Simon Weber] Froehlich, J., Larson, E., Campbell, T., Haggerty, C., Fogarty, J., and Patel, S.N. (2009). HydroSense: Infrastructure-Mediated Single-Point Sensing of Whole-Home Water Activity. Proceedings of the International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2009), pp. 235-244.


9. [David Klein] Inferring ADLs from Interactions with Objects. Matthai Philipose, Kenneth P. Fishkin, Mike Perkowitz, Donald J. Patterson, Dirk Hahnel, Dieter Fox, and Henry Kautz. IEEE Pervasive Computing, volume 3, number 4, pages 50-56, 2004.

10. [Elie Glick] Fine-Grained Activity Recognition by Aggregating Abstract Object Usage. Donald Patterson, Dieter Fox, Henry Kautz, Matthai Philipose. Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers, Osaka, Japan, Oct. 2005.

11.[Julian Herwitz] Battery-Free Wireless Identification and Sensing, [pdf ] Matthai Philipose, Joshua R. Smith, Bing Jiang, Kishore Sundara-Rajan, Alexander Mamishev, Sumit Roy. IEEE Pervasive Computing, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 37-45, January-March 2005.

Technology to Support Eldercare

12. [Erin Brady] Alex Mihailidis, Jennifer N Boger, Tammy Craig and Jesse Hoey. The COACH prompting system to assist older adults with dementia through handwashing: An efficacy study. BMC Geriatrics 2008, 8:28.

13. [Micah Fujiwara] Opportunity Knocks: a System to Provide Cognitive Assistance with Transportation Services. Donald J. Patterson, Lin Liao, Krzysztof Gajos, Michael Collier, Nik Livic, Katherine Olson, Shiaokai Wang, Dieter Fox, and Henry Kautz. Sixth International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, Nottingham, England, 2004. Powerpoint slides.

Location-Aware Computing

14. [Sam White] Hazas, M.; Scott, J.; Krumm, J.; , "Location-aware computing comes of age," Computer , vol.37, no.2, pp. 95- 97, Feb 2004.

15. [Kevin Layden] Adam Sadilek & Henry Kautz (2010). Recognizing Multi-Agent Activities from GPS Data. Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, July 11–15, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia. Published by The AAAI Press, Menlo Park, CA. Powerpoint slides: Video clips: goal-prediction.avi

16. [Kyle Murray] Ferris, B., Watkins, K., and Borning, A. (2010) "Location-Aware Tools for Improving Public Transit Usability." IEEE Pervasive Computing. Vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 13-19. Jan-Mar 2010. pdf (1.8 MB) - © IEEE

Gestural Interfaces

17. [Jason He] Juan Wachs, Mathias Kölsch, Helman Stern, Yael Edan. Vision-Based Hand Gesture Interfaces: Challenges and Innovations. Communications of the ACM, Volume 54 Issue 2, February 2011. HandVu: Vision-based Hand Gesture Project Home Page.

18. [Aaron Berkkowitz] "Bonfire: A Nomadic System for Hybrid Laptop-Tabletop Interaction," Shaun K Kane, Daniel Avrahami, Jacob O Wobbrock, Beverly Harrison, Adam Rea, Matthai Philipose and Anthony LaMarca. User Interface Software and Technology, 2009.

19. {Micah Fujiwara} Pranav Mistry, Pattie Maes, and Liyan Chang. 2009. WUW - wear Ur world: a wearable gestural interface. In Proceedings of the 27th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI EA '09). Note: WUW was renamed SixthSense: Link to SixthSense Project Website.

Physical Interfaces

20. [Sam White] Interfaces on the go. Desney S. Tan, Dan Morris, and T. Scott Saponas. XRDS 16(4):30-34, Jun 2010. ACM, New York, NY.

21. Lining Yao, Sayamindu Dasgupta, Nadia Cheng, Jason Spingarn-Koff, Ostap Rudakevych, and Hiroshi Ishii. 2011. RopePlus: bridging distances with social and kinesthetic rope games. In Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems (CHI EA '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 223-232. Project Webpage:

22. [Aaron Berkowitz] Tracy L. Westeyn, Julie A. Kientz, Thad Starner, Gregory D. Abowd: Designing toys with automatic play characterization for supporting the assessment of a child's development. IDC 2008: 89-92.

Measuring and Influencing Social Behavior

21. Alex (Sandy) Pentland, To Signal Is Human, American Scientist, Volume 98, 2011.

22. [Eddie Samuels] Hong Lu, Jun Yang, Zhigang Liu, Nicholas D. Lane, Tanzeem Choudhury, Andrew T. Campbell, The Jigsaw Continuous Sensing Engine for Mobile Phone Applications. In Proc. of 8th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2010), Zurich, Switzerland, November 3-5, 2010.

23. [Erin Brady] Activity Sensing in the Wild: A Field Trial of UbiFit Garden,Sunny Consolvo , David W. McDonald , Tammy Toscos , Mike Chen , Jon E. Froehlich , Beverly Harrison , Predrag Klasnja , Anthony LaMarca , Louis LeGrand , Ryan Libby , Ian Smith and James A. Landay. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2008.

2D/3D Machine Vision and Robotics

24. Introduction to Face Detection and Face Recognition, Shervin Emami, posted originally on 2nd June, 2010. Also read: Seeing With OpenCV, Part 4: Face Recognition With Eigenface, Robin Hewitt, SERVO Magazine, April 2007, and Seeing With OpenCV, Part 5: Implementing Eigenface, Robin Hewitt, SERVO Magazine, May 2007.

25. [Elie Glik] RGB-D Mapping: Using Depth Cameras for Dense 3D Modeling of Indoor Environments. Peter Henry, Michael Krainin, Evan Herbst, Xiaofeng Ren, Dieter Fox, ISER 2010. Videos.

26. [Kyle Murray] "A Large-Scale Hierarchical Multi-View RGB-D Object Dataset," Kevin Lai, Liefeng Bo, Xiaofeng Ren and Dieter Fox. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation , 2011.

Human Computation

27. [Anna Loparev] Luis Von Ahn, Games with a purpose, Computer, June 2006, Volume: 39 Issue:6, page(s): 92 - 94.

28. [Sam Atlas] Predicting protein structures with a multiplayer online game. Seth Cooper, Firas Khatib, Adrien Treuille, Janos Barbero, Jeehyung Lee, Michael Beenen, Andrew Leaver-Fay, David Baker, Zoran Popović and Foldit players. In Nature 466, 756-760 (2010). Foldit Project web site.

29. [Chelsea Flint] VizWiz: Nearly Real-time Answers to Visual Questions (2010). Jeffrey P. Bigham, Chandrika Jayant, Hanjie Ji, Greg Little, Andrew Miller, Robert C. Miller, Robin Miller, Aubrey Tatrowicz, Brandyn White, Samuel White and Tom Yeh. In Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2010). New York, New York.