Recent Research

Below is a list of recent (February 2018-present) publications by our Affiliated Faculty. The list is a work in progress. If you are a Faculty Affiliate and you have a CITS-relevant publication not on this list, please email us!


Adams, A., Miles, J. Dunbar, N. E., & Giles, H. (2018). Communication accommodation in text messages: Exploring liking, power, and sex as predictors of textisms. Journal of Social Psychology, Special Issue: Interpersonal Relationships in the Digital Age. DOI: 10.1080/00224545.2017.1421895

Breiger, R. L., Wagner-Pacifici, R., & Mohr, J. W. (2018). Capturing distinctions while mining text data: Toward low-tech formalization for text analysis. Poetics. Advance online publication. doi:10.1016/j.poetic.2018.02.005

Parong, J., & Mayer, R. E. (2018). Learning science in immersive virtual reality. Journal of Educational Psychology. Advance online publication.



Stohl, C., Stohl, M., Ganesh, S. (2018). Digital media and human rights: Loomio, Statistics New Zealand, and gender identity. In A. Brysk & M. Stohl (Eds.), Contracting human rights: Crisis, accountability, and opportunity (pp.264-282). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

van den Brink, L., Barnaghi, P., Tandy, J., Atemezing, G., Atkinson, R., Cochrane, B., Fathy, Y., Garcia Castro, R., Haller, A., Harth, A., Janowicz, K.,  Kolozali, S., van Leeuwen, B., Lefrançoisl, M., Lieberman, J., Perego, A., Le-Phuoc, D., Roberts, B., Taylor, K., & Troncy, R.. (2018). Best practices for publishing, retrieving, and using spatial data on the web. Paper presented at the Semantic Web conference.

Walther, J. B. (2018). The emergence, convergence, and resurgence of intergroup communication theory in computer-mediated communication. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 26, 86-97. doi:10.1080/15456870.2018.1432616


Dai, Y., & Walther, J. B. (2018). Vicariously experiencing parasocial intimacy with public figures through observations of interactions on social media. Human Communication Research. Advance online publication. doi:10.1093/hcr/hqy00

Dunbar, N. E., Miller, C. H., Lee, Y., Jensen, M. L., Anderson, C., Adams, A. S., . . . Wilson, S. N. (2018). Reliable deception cues training in an interactive video game. Computers in Human Behavior, 85, 74-85. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2018.03.027

Metzger, M. J., Wilson, C., & Zhao, B. Y. (2018). Benefits of browsing? The prevalence, nature, and effects of profile consumption behavior in social network sites. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 23, 72-89. doi:10.1093/jcmc/zmx004

Nawab, F., Agrawal, D., & El Abbadi, A. (2018). Nomadic datacenters at the network edge: Data management challenges for the cloud with mobile infrastructure. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT), March 26-29, 2018.

Sahin, C., Kuczenski, B., Egecioglu, O., & El Abbadi, A. (2018). Privacy-preserving certification of sustainability metrics. Proceedings of the Eighth ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy - CODASPY '18. doi:10.1145/3176258.3176308

Zakhary, V., Nawab, F., Agrawal, D., El Abbadi, A. (2018). Global-scale placement of transactional data stores. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT), March 26-29, 2018.

Zakhary, V., Sahin, C., El Abbadi, A., Lin, H.,Tessaro, S. (2018). Pharos: Privacy hazards of replicating ORAM stores. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT), March 26-29, 2018.


Krämer, N. C., Preko, N., Flanagin, A., Winter, S., & Metzger, M. (2018). What do people attend to when searching for information on the web. Proceedings of the technology, mind, and society conference, TechMindSociety '18. doi:10.1145/3183654.3183682

Pilegard, C., & Mayer, R. E. (2018). Game Over for Tetris as a Platform for Cognitive Skill Training. Contemporary Educational Psychology. doi:10.1016/j.cedpsych.2018.04.003

Regalia, B., Krzysztof, J., … , Usery, E. L., (2018). GNIS-LD: Serving and visualizing the geographic names information system as linked data. Paper presented at the Extended Semantic Web Conference.

Schmitt, P., Iland, D., Zheleva, M. Z., & Belding, E. M. (2018). Third-Party Cellular Congestion Detection and Augmentation. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 1-1. doi:10.1109/tmc.2018.2827031

Wu, T. B., Wu, S., Buoni, M., Orfeo, T., Brummel-Ziedins, K., Cohen, M., & Petzold, L. (2018, 04). Computational Model for Hyperfibrinolytic Onset of Acute Traumatic Coagulopathy. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. doi:10.1007/s10439-018-2031-9


Mai, G., Janowicz, K., Prasad, S., Yan, B. (2018). Visualizing The Semantic Similarity of Geographic Features, AGILE 2018, Lund, June 12-15, 2018.

Edelmann, A., & Mohr, J. W. (2018). Formal studies of culture: Issues, challenges, and current trends. Poetics. doi:10.1016/j.poetic.2018.05.003

Schmitt, P., Iland, D., Belding, E., Zheleva, M., (2018). Cellular and Internet Connectivity for Displaced Populations C. F. Maitland (Ed.), Digital lifeline?: ICTs for refugees and displaced persons (pp.115-134). MIT Press.

Stull, A. T., Fiorella, L., Gainer, M. J., & Mayer, R. E. (2018). Using transparent whiteboards to boost learning from online STEM lectures. Computers & Education, 120, 146-159. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2018.02.005


Gizatdinova, Y., Špakov, O., Tuisku, O., Turk, M., & Surakka, V. (2018). Gaze and head pointing for hands-free text entry. Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications - ETRA '18. doi:10.1145/3204493.3204539

Haller, A., Janowicz, K., Cox, S., Lefrançois, M., Taylor, K., Phuoc, D., Lieberman, J., García-Castro, R., Atkinson, R., & Stadler, C. (2018). The Modular SSN Ontology: A Joint W3C and OGC Standard Specifying the Semantics of Sensors, Observations, Sampling, and Actuation. The Modular SSN Ontology: A Joint W3C and OGC Standard.

Kim, Y. W., & Gonzales, A. L. (2018). You don't know me: Negative self-views interact with publicness and feedback to shape interpersonal impressions online. Computers in Human Behavior, 88, 195-204. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2018.06.025

Kozerawski, J., Turk, M., (2018). CLEAR: Cumulative LEARning for One-Shot One-Class Image Recognition. Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition.

Kulkarni, V., & Wang, W. Y. (2018). Simple Models for Word Formation in Slang. Proceedings of the 2018 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, Volume 1 (Long Papers). doi:10.18653/v1/n18-1129


Lee, H., & Mayer, R. E. (2018). Fostering learning from instructional video in a second language. Applied Cognitive Psychology. doi:10.1002/acp.3436

Mai, G., Janowicz, K., Hu, Y., Gao, S., Zhu, R., Bo, Y., … Regalia, B. (2018). Collections of Points of Interest: How to Name Them and Why it Matters. 10th International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2018).

Ponce, H. R., Mayer, R. E., López, M. J.,& Loyola, M. S. (2018). Adding interactive graphic organizers to a whole-class slideshow lesson. Instructional Science. doi:10.1007/s11251-018-9465-1

Ponce, H. R., Mayer, R. E., Loyola, M. S., López, M. J., & Méndez, E. E. (2018). When two computer-supported learning strategies are better than one: An eye-tracking study. Computers & Education, 125, 376-388. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2018.06.024

Stull, A. T., Fiorella, L., & Mayer, R. E. (2018). An eye-tracking analysis of instructor presence in video lectures. Computers in Human Behavior, 88, 263-272. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2018.07.019


Bo, Y., Janowicz, K., Mai, G., & Zhu, R. (2018). xNet+SC: Classifying Places Based on Images by Incorporating Spatial Contexts. 10th International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2018).

Cai, Q., Guo, W., Zhang, H., Agrawal, D., Chen, G., Chin Ooi, B., Tan, K., Meng Teo, Y., Wang,  S. (2018). Efficient Distributed Memory Management with RDMA and Caching. Proceedings of the International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB), August, 2018.

Gonzales, A. L., Calarco, J. M., & Lynch, T. (2018). Technology Problems and Student Achievement Gaps: A Validation and Extension of the Technology Maintenance Construct. Communication Research. doi:10.1177/0093650218796366

Kashian, N., & Walther, J. B. (2018). The Effect of Relational Satisfaction and Media Synchronicity on Attributions in Computer-Mediated Conflict. Communication Research, 009365021878958. doi:10.1177/0093650218789581

Leonardi, P. M. (2018). Social Media and the Development of Shared Cognition: The Roles of Network Expansion, Content Integration, and Triggered Recalling. Organization Science, 29(4), 547-568. doi:10.1287/orsc.2017.1200

Maiyya, S.,  Zakhary, V., Agrawal, D., & Abbadi, A. (2018). Database and Distributed Computing Fundamentals for Scalable, Fault-tolerant, and Consistent Maintenance of Blockchains. Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment, Vol. 11, No. 12, 2018.

McKenzie, G., & Janowicz, K. (2018). OpenPOI: An Open Place of Interest Platform. 10th International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2018).

Yin, Q., Zhang, Y., Zhang, W., Liu, T., & Wang, W. (2018). Zero Pronoun Resolution with Attention-based Neural Network. Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, pages 13–23 Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, August 20-26, 2018.


Hale, B. J., Gonzales, A. L., & Richardson, M. (2018). Vlogging Cancer: Predictors of Social Support in YouTube Cancer Vlogs. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 21(9), 575-581. doi:10.1089/cyber.2018.0176

Mayer, R. E. (2018). Designing Multimedia Instruction in Anatomy: An Evidence-Based Approach. Clinical Anatomy. doi:10.1002/ca.23265

Ibrahim, A., Huynh, B., Downey, J., Höllerer, T., Chun, D., O'Donovan, J. (2018). ARbis Pictus: A study of vocabulary learning with augmented reality. In Proceedings of the 17th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality. Washington, DC: IEEE Computer Society.

Samwel, B., … , Agrawal, D., … , Tenedorio, D. (2018). F1 query. Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment, 11(12), 1835–1848. doi:10.14778/3229863.3229871


James, K. , & Mayer, R. E. (2018). Learning a second language by playing a game. Applied Cognitive Psychology. doi:10.1002/acp.3492

Koupaee, M., Zhang, Y., Wu, T. B., Cohen, M., & Petzold, L. (2018). Identification of Disease States for Trauma Patients using Commonly Available Hospital Data. 2018 IEEE 8th International Conference on Computational Advances in Bio and Medical Sciences (ICCABS). doi:10.1109/iccabs.2018.8542101

Lee, Y., Dunbar, N. E., Kornelson, K., Wilson, S. N., Ralston, R., Savic, M., . . . Elizondo, J. (2019). A Digital Game for Undergraduate Calculus. Exploring the Cognitive, Social, Cultural, and Psychological Aspects of Gaming and Simulations Advances in Game-Based Learning, 206-227. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-7461-3.ch007

Makransky, G., Wismer, P., & Mayer, R. E. (2018, 11). A gender matching effect in learning with pedagogical agents in an immersive virtual reality science simulation. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning. doi:10.1111/jcal.12335

Mayer, R. E. (2018). Thirty years of research on online learning. Applied Cognitive Psychology. doi:10.1002/acp.3482

Nekrasov, M., Iland, D., Metzger, M., Parks, L., & Belding, E. (2018). A user-driven free speech application for anonymous and verified online, public group discourse. Journal of Internet Services and Applications, 9(1). doi:10.1186/s13174-018-0093-4

Suh, J. J., Metzger, M. J., Reid, S. A., & Abbadi, A. E. (2018). Distinguishing group privacy from personal privacy. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction. doi:10.1145/3274437

Wang , X.,  Wu, J., Zhang, D., Su, Y.,  Wang., W., Y. (2018). Learning to Compose Topic-Aware Mixture of Experts for Zero-Shot Video Captioning. In Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2018.

Xiao, Y., Wang, W., Y. (2018). Quantifying Uncertainties in Natural Language Processing Tasks. In Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2018.


Legrady, G. (2018). The Ising model. SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Art Gallery on - SA '18. doi:10.1145/3282805.3282812

Mayer, R. E. (2018, 11). Taking a New Look at Seductive Details. Applied Cognitive Psychology. doi:10.1002/acp.3503

Nuernberger, B., Höllerer, T., & Turk, M. (2018). Hybrid orbiting-to-photos in 3D reconstructed visual reality. Proceedings of the 24th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology - VRST '18. doi:10.1145/3281505.3281528