Research Projects

Principal Investigator: Joel Chan
Funder: US Office of Naval Research
Investigating how to develop interactive search engines that enable scientists and inventors to discover and adapt ideas across disciplinary boundaries.
Principal Investigator: Eun Kyoung Choe
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Funder: Other
Stroke rehabilitation, mHealth, Human-Computer Interaction
Partners: University of Massachusetts Amherst, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Formsense
Principal Investigator: Richard MarcianoPrincipal Investigator: J.C. Zhao (Materials Science & Engineering)
Funder: US Army Research Office: Army Research Lab (ARL)
Funder: Other
Exploring digital curation, data management, data mining, and the development of a digital asset management system for Additive Manufacturing (AM)
Principal Investigator: Eun Kyoung Choe
Funder: National Science Foundation
Challenging the notion that fully automated health tracking tech is better for users, particularly older adults and surgical patients, since minimal personal tracking engagement is needed. This project examines semi-automated tracking, testing the hypothesis that some self-monitoring results in greater awareness of one's own health and data and better health/behavior outcomes.
Principal Investigator: Mega Subramaniam
Funder: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Identifying the learning outcomes that can be achieved through CT programs for youth offered through libraries and to develop a bank of assessment tools that can be used by public library staff to document and measure CT literacy development in youth as a result of participating in library CT programs. 
Principal Investigator: Amanda Lazar
Funder: National Science Foundation
Technology increasingly provides opportunities to interact remotely with others. People with cognitive impairment can be excluded from these opportunities when technology is not designed with their needs, preferences, and abilities in mind.
Principal Investigator: Vanessa Frias-Martinez
Funder: National Science Foundation
Using cell-phone data to better understand the reactions and movement of people in violent or disaster events, specifically looking at droughts in Haiti, armed conflicts in Colombia, and floods in Bangladesh, with the aim of providing decision makers with data-driven models they can use to create preparedness and response plans.
Principal Investigator: Eun Kyoung Choe
Funder: National Science Foundation
Pushing the boundaries of how personal tracking devices, such as smart watches, can better support older adults---by identifying what health/activities data would be most useful for older adults if tracked, how to collect/track this data, and utilizing this information to develop a new personalized, multimodal activity tracker.
Principal Investigator: Philip Piety, Elizabeth M. Bonsignore
Funder: National Science Foundation
Developing role playing computer games for the classroom to encourage STEM learning. Students can collaborate with each other and fictional characters in an authentic scenario using a multimedia interface supported by chatbots, videoconferencing, and interactive STEM tools.
Principal Investigator: Susan G. Campbell
Funder: U.S. Army
Funder: Other
Research Areas: Future of Work
Principal Investigator: Katrina Fenlon
Funder: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Funder: Other
Identifying strategies that digital humanities research communities may use to contribute to and increase the sustainability of their own digital resources and collections.
Research Areas: Digital Humanities