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Travel Grant Recipients

Over 30 Travel Grants were awarded in 2014-2016 thanks to the generosity of State Farm. The most recent awards include:

  • Nishant Panchal
    Conference: Future of Storytelling, Staten Island NY, 10/3/17 - 10/8/17
    Student Volunteer
  • Diego Osorio
    Conference: Future of Storytelling, Staten Island NY, 10/3/17 - 10/8/17
    Student Volunteer
  • Hope Idaewor
    Conference: Future of Storytelling, Staten Island NY, 10/5/17 - 10/8/17
    Student Volunteer
  • Lindsay Kelly
    Conference: Future of Storytelling, Staten Island NY, 10/5/17 - 10/8/17
    Student Volunteer
  • Noah Posner
    Conference: UbiComp 2017, Maui Hawaii, 9/11/17 - 9/15/17
    Demo Presentation: "The Light Orchard: An Immersive Display
    Platform for Collaborative Tangible Interaction"
  • James Hallam
    Conference: UbiComp 2017, Maui Hawaii, 9/11/17 - 9/15/17
    Demo Presentation: "The Light Orchard: An Immersive Display
    Platform for Collaborative Tangible Interaction"
  • Anandghan Waghmare
    Conference: UbiComp 2017, Maui Hawaii, 9/11/17 - 9/15/17
    Paper Presentation: "Soundtrak: Continuous 3D tracking of a finger using active acoustics"
  • Yiran Ma
    Conference: CHI 2017, Denver CO, 5/6/17 - 5/12/17
    Student Volunteer
  • Sumeet Jain
    Conference: Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT), Maui Hawaii, 9/11/17 - 9/15/17
    Paper Presentation: "Soundtrak: Continuous 3D tracking of a finger using active acoustics"
  • Samuel Weiller
    Conference: Civic Hack - Building the First Police Accountability Platform, San Francisco CA, 3/30/17 - 4/4/17
    Conference Participant
  • Rachel LeRoy
    Conference: Civic Hack - Building the First Police Accountability Platform, San Francisco CA, 3/30/17 - 4/4/17
    Conference Participant
  • Aditi Dhar
    Conference: 2017 UXDC Conference, Washington D.C., 4/13/17 - 4/17/17
    Conference Participant
  • Sahib Singh
    Conference: O'Reilly Design Conference, San Francisco CA, 3/19/17 - 3/22/17
    Conference Participant
  • Ho Ryun Song
    Conference: Designing Interactive Systems 2017, Edinburgh UK, 6/11/17 - 6/14/17
    Paper Presentation
  • Geunbae Lee
    Conference: Digital Summit, Seattle WA, 3/26/17 - 3/28/17
    Student Volenteer
  • Mandy Chu
    Conference: 2017 UXDC Conference, Washington D.C., 4/13/17 - 4/17/17
    Conference Participant
  • Akansha Gupta
    Conference: O'Reilly Design Conference, San Francisco CA, 3/19/17 - 3/22/17
    Conference Participant
  • Lorina Navarro
    Conference: Tapestry Conference, St. Augustine FL, 2/28/17 - 3/2/17
    Data Visualization
  • Yiran Ma
    Conference: HCI International 2017, Vancouver Canada, 7/9/17 - 7/14/17
    Paper Presentation
  • Shuli Liu
    Conference: IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium, Seoul Korea, 4/17/17 - 4/23/17
    Student Volunteer
  • Bradlyn Walker
    Conference: Game Developers Conference, San Francisco, 2/26/17 - 3/4/17
    Glitch Powerleveling Program
  • Vedant Swain
    Conference: CHI 2017, Denver, 5/5/17 - 5/11/17
    Student Volunteer
  • Steve Jones
    Conference: CHI 2017, Denver, 5/5/17 - 5/11/17
    Student Volnteer
  • Yunnuo Cheng
    Conference: CHI 2017, Denver, 5/5/17 - 5/11/17
    Paper Presentation
  • Karan Pratap Singh
    Conference: IEEE VR Conference, Los Angeles, 3/18/17 - 3/25/17
    Poster: Design of Impossible Spaces for Locomotion in Room-Scale VR Narratives
  • Amit Garg
    Conference: IEEE VR Conference, Los Angeles, 3/18/17 - 3/25/17
    Poster: Design of Impossible Spaces for Locomotion in Room-Scale VR Narratives
  • Meeshu Agnihotri
    Conference: ACM CSCW 2017, Portland, OR, 2/15/17 - 3/1/17
    Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing 2017
  • Reema Upadhyaya
    Conference: ACM CSCW 2017, Portland, OR, 2/15/17 - 3/1/17
    Reflections on Design Methods for Underserved Communities workshop
  • Udaya Lakshmi
    Conference: Convey UX, Seattle, WA, 2/28/17 - 3/2/17
    Student Volunteer
  • Lu Dong
    Conference: International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE), Orlando, FL, 7/27 - 7/31/16
    Abstract presentation: A non-obtrusive pen-based interface for student feedback in high school classrooms
  • Wesley Wang
    Conference: International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE), Orlando, FL, 7/27 - 7/31/16
    Poster presentation: Virtual Reality and Education
  • Nivedita Arora
    Conference: BCI Meeting 2016, Pacific Grove, CA, 5/30 - 6/3/16
    Extended abstract: Mobile Wearable Brain Computer Interface
  • Samuel Cheng
    Conference: CHI 2016, San Jose, CA, 5/8 - 5/13/16
    Student volunteer
  • Sarthak Ghosh
    Conference: CHI 2016, San Jose, CA, 5/8 - 5/13/16
    Poster presentation: Ringteraction: Coordinated Thumb-Index Interaction Using an Interactive Ring
  • Ridhima Gupta
    Conference: CHI 2016, San Jose, CA, 5/8 - 5/13/16
    Conference participant
  • Varsha Jagdale
    Conference: CHI 2016, San Jose, CA, 5/8 - 5/13/16
    Conference participant
  • Xiaoxuan Wang
    Conference: CHI 2016, San Jose, CA, 5/8 - 5/13/16
    Conference participant
  • Caroline Foster
    Conference: Place Sensing Wearables Workshop, Singapore, 3/21-3/26/16
    Workshop participant
  • Reema Upadhyaya
    Conference: Place Sensing Wearables Workshop, Singapore, 3/21-3/26/16
    Workshop participant
  • Samuel Weiller
    Conference: Place Sensing Wearables Workshop, Singapore, 3/21-3/26/16
    Workshop participant
  • Lakshmi Ravindrababu
    Conference: Game Developers Conference, San Francisco, CA, 3/14-3/18/16
    Conference ambassador
  • Lorina Navarro
    Conference: Game Developers Conference, San Francisco, CA, 3/14-3/18/16
    Conference ambassador
  • Jeremy Xia
    Conference: South by Southwest, Austin, TX, 3/11-3/15/16
    Conference participant
  • Qin Li
    Conference: Interaction 16, Helsinki, Finland, 3/1-3/4/16
    Student volunteer
  • Manasvi Lalwani
    Conference: Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2015, Houston, TX, 10/14-10/17/15
    Conference participant

Outstanding Project Award Winners

2017 State Farm Outstanding MS-HCI Project Awardees
 

Each year, MS-HCI students who complete and present the most outstanding projects among their peers are awarded a $500 prize. These graduating students were nominated by their project advisors and then selected by the MS-HCI faculty coordinators following their presentations in late April. In the 2014-2016 and 2015-2016 school years, State Farm, corporate sponsor of the Program, funded this award.

2017 Recipients

  • Lakshmi Ravindra Babu (LMC) | Ethical Consumption | Advisor: Prof. Janet Murray
  • Catherine Johnson (PSY) | Creativity & Design | Advisor: Prof. Kate Fu
  • Pratik Shah (IC) | Mogeste - Mobile Motion Gesture Rapid Prototyping | Advisor: Prof. Gregory Abowd
  • Samyutka Sherugar (IC) | Design of mHealth tools for HIV outreach workers | Advisor: Prof. Neha Kumar
  • Tara Ramaman (IC) | One-handed Gesture Interaction with SmartWatches | Advisor: Prof. Gregory Abowd

2017 MS-HCI Best Project Award: Runner-up

  • Samuel Cheng (IC) | EOB Reader: Demystifying the Explanation of Benefits | Advisor: Prof. Mark Braunstein
  • Sarthak Ghosh (IC) | NotifiVR | Advisor: Prof. Gregory Abowd
  • Shambhavi Mahajan (IC) | Swim Coach | Advisor: Prof. Ellen Do, Prof. Bruce Walker
  • Alex Ryan (IC) | Stand Up | Advisor: Prof. Lauren Wilcox

2016 Recipients

  • Ridhima Gupta | AlumniBase | Carl DiSalvo, Advisor
  • Matt Moldavan | Instructor Dashboard for Computer Science EBooks | Mark Guzdial, Advisor
  • Andrew Nelson | Designing Digital Services for Gleaning in Atlanta |  Carl DiSalvo, Advisor
  • Clement Zheng | Design of Interactive Systems for Personal Fabrication | Jim Budd, Advisor

2015 Recipients

2015 State Farm Outstanding MS-HCI Project Awardees
From left to right: Henneman, Foerster, Jegarajan, Major, Lefco

  • Florian Foerster | User-Centered Design of an Adaptive Mobile App for Cancer Patients | Beth Mynatt, Advisor
  • Brighton Vino Jegarajan | Companion Experiences for Live Sports - InSync | Janet Murray, Advisor
  • Tim Major | Visualization Support for Model-Based Systems Engineering | Rahul Basole, Advisor
  • Michael Lefco | Digital Icon Based Asthma Action Plan | Rosa Arriaga, Advisor
Last modified: Nov. 17, 2017