Paper accepted at ICML

Our paper, “Balancing Competing Objectives for Welfare-Aware Machine Learning with Imperfect Data”, was accepted for oral presentation at the International Conference on Machine Learning (IMCL 2020). Full citation below:
  • Rolf, E., Simchowitz, M., Dean, S., Liu, L., Bj{“o}rkegren, D., Hardt, M., and Blumenstock, J.E. (2019). Balancing Competing Objectives for Welfare-Aware Machine Learning with Imperfect Data. The Thirty-seventh International
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Three BioSENSE Papers at CHI 2019

The BioSENSE Lab has three papers accepted to CHI 2019 (ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems), reflecting a range of perspectives and approaches to studying biosensing technologies. PDF versions of the papers are available below:

Design & Privacy

Richmond Y. Wong and Deirdre K. Mulligan. 2019. Bringing Design to the Privacy Table: Broadening “Design” in “Privacy by… [Read more...]

BioSENSE Project Receives Center for Long Term Cybersecurity Grant for Life-Affirming Heart Sounds Bench

BioSENSE PhD candidate Noura Howell and Professor Kimiko Ryokai received a grant from the Center for Long Term Cybersecurity for her project the Heart Sounds Bench. A paper is forthcoming at CHI 2019 (pdf) and she is excited to continue developing the project! From CLTC’s award listing: Speculating “Smart City” Cybersecurity with the Heart Sounds Bench: Détourning [Read more...]

BioSENSE Researchers Receive Continued CTSP-CLTC Funding for Menstrual Biosensing Project

BioSENSE PhD candidates Richmond Wong and Noura Howell along with postdoctoral scholar Sarah Fox and interdisciplinary neuroethics major and graphic designer Franchesca Spektor received a second year of funding from the Center for Technology, Society, & Policy jointly with the Center for Long Term Cybersecurity for their work on menstrual biosensing. From the project description, Engaging Expert Stakeholders about [Read more...]

Engaging Technologists to Reflect on Privacy Using Design Workbooks


This post summarizes a research paper, Eliciting Values Reflections by Engaging Privacy Futures Using Design Workbooks, co-authored with Deirdre Mulligan, Ellen Van Wyk, John Chuang, and James Pierce. The paper will be presented at the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) on Monday November 5th (in the afternoon Privacy in Social Media session). Full paper [Read more...]

PhyCS 2018 Best Student Paper Award: Exploring the Feasibility and Performance of One-step Three-factor Authentication with Ear-EEG

Max T. Curran, Nick Merrill, Swapan Gandhi, John Chuang
Multi-factor authentication presents a robust method to secure our private information, but typically requires multiple actions by the user resulting in a high cost to usability and limiting adoption. A usable system should also be unobtrusive and inconspicuous. We present and discuss a system with the
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