CSE 590u Ubiquitous Computing Seminar (Spring '19)

This quarter we will read and discuss ubicomp-related papers.


Each week will feature one publication. One person will be asigned as a discussion lead (responsible for selecting the paper(s) and reminding everyone to read it) and will also include an overview of selected related works. We will host papers on Google Docs and use it to faciliate discussion for the quarter. As you read the paper, place your comments directly on the document. We encourage you to respond to others comments as well. For access to our documents, email Varun.

  • A student will select a quality publication from any ubicomp-related venue. They will upload it to the ubicomp Team Google Drive, generate a shareable link accessible to members of UW outside the ubicomp lab, then email this link to the course mailing list at least one week before the seminar, then again a few days before as a reminder.
  • The same student will present an introduction about the publication venue, main authors, paper, and an overview of select related works. In class they will lead a discussion about the paper. We assign leaders at the first meeting.
  • Other students are expected to discuss the paper on Google Docs, reading and commenting on it by Sunday at noon so that the discussion leaders can curate all the responses before the meeting on Monday.
  • You are encouraged to read others' comments and critiques before the seminar.

Lunch will be served at noon. We will start discussing at 12:10pm. We hope people come at noon and socialize a bit before the discussion.


4/8 Organizational Meeting
4/15 hEYEbrid - (Eric Whitmire)
hEYEbrid: A hybrid approach for mobile calibration-free gaze estimation (Christian Lander, Markus Iöchtefeld, Antonio Krüger, Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous)
4/22 Speaker Verification - (Matt Whitehill)
4/29 Generative Adversarial Networks on sensor data & IoT - (Xin Liu)
5/6 Acoustic Activity Recognition - (Chunjong Park)
Ubicoustics: Plug-and-Play Acoustic Activity Recognition (Gierad Laput, Karan Ahuja, Mayank Goel, Chris Harrison, UIST)
5/13 Explaining Predictions - (Varun Viswanath)
“Why Should I Trust You?” Explaining the Predictions of Any Classifier (Marco Tulio Robeiro, Sameer Singh, Carlos Guestrin, KDD)
5/20 Interferi - (Farshid Salemi)
Interferi: Gesture Sensing using On-Body Acoustic Interferometry (Yasha Iravantchi, Yang Zhan, Evi Bernitsas, Mayank Goel, Chris Harrison, CHI)
5/27 No Seminar (Memorial Day)
6/3 Intraoral Interfaces - (Manuja Sharma)
ChewIt. An Intraoral Interface for Discreet Interactions (Pablo Gallego Cascón, Denys J.C. Matthies, Sachith Muthukumarana, Suranga Nanayakkara, CHI)