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2013

  • Chen, K., Cohn, G.A., Gupta, S., Patel, S.N. 2013. uTouch: sensing touch gestures on unmodified LCDs. In the Proceedings of CHI 2013 (April 27-May 2, Paris, France), ACM, New York, 2013. [Acceptance Rate: 20%].


  • Goel, M., Jansen, A., Mandel, T., Patel, S.N., Wobbrock, J.O. ContextType: Using Hand Posture Information to Improve Mobile Touch Screen Text Entry. In the Proceedings of CHI 2013 (April 27-May 2, Paris, France), ACM, New York, 2013. [Acceptance Rate: 20%].

2012

  • Goel, M., Wobbrock, J.O., Patel, S.N. GripSense: Using Built-In Sensors to Detect Hand Posture and Pressure on Commodity Mobile Phones. In the Proceedings of UIST 2012 (Oct. 7-10, Cambridge, MA), ACM, New York, 2012. [Acceptance Rate: 21.5% (62/289)].


  • Cohn, G., Gupta, S., Lee, T., Morris D., Smith J.R., Reynolds, M.S., Tan D.S., Patel S.N. An Ultra-Low-Power Human Body Motion Sensor Using Static Electric Field Sensing. In the Proceedings of Ubicomp 2012 (Sept. 5-8, Pittsburgh, PA), ACM, New York, 2012. Best Paper Award [Acceptance Rate: 19% (58/301)]. [pdf]


  • Larson, E.C., Goel, M., Boriello, G., Heltshe, S., Rosenfeld, M., Patel, S.N. (2012). SpiroSmart: Using a Microphone to Measure Lung Function on a Mobile Phone. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2012), Pittsburgh, USA, Sep 5-8, 2012. Best Paper Nominee [Acceptance Rate: 19% (58/301)]. [pdf]


  • Kay, M., Choe, E.K., Shepherd, J., Greenstein, B., Watson, N., Consolvo, S., Kientz, J. Lullaby: A Capture & Access System for Understanding the Sleep Environment. In the Proceedings of Ubicomp 2012 (Sept. 5-8, Pittsburgh, PA), ACM, New York, 2012. Best Paper Award [Acceptance Rate: 19% (58/301)].


  • Choe, E.K., Consolvo, S., Jung, J., Harrison, B., Patel, S., Kientz, J. Investigating Receptiveness to Sensing and Inference in the Home Using Sensor Proxies. In the Proceedings of Ubicomp 2012 (Sept. 5-8, Pittsburgh, PA), ACM, New York, 2012. Best Paper Nominee [Acceptance Rate: 19% (58/301)].


  • Gupta, S., Morris D., Patel S.N., Tan, D. SoundWave: Using the Doppler Effect to Sense Gestures. In the Proceedings of CHI 2012 (May 5-10, Austin, TX), ACM, New York, 2012. [Acceptance Rate: 23% (370/1577)]. [pdf]


  • Badshah, A., Gupta, S., Morris D., Patel S.N., Tan, D. GyroTab: A Handheld Device that Provides Reactive Torque Feedback. CHI 2012, Austin, Texas, May 5-10, 2012. [Acceptance Rate: 23% (370/1577)] [pdf]


  • Goel, M., Findlater, L., Wobbrock, J.O. WalkType: Using Accelerometer Data to Accommodate Situational Impairments in Mobile Touch Screen Text Entry. In the Proceedings of CHI 2012 (May 5-10, Austin, TX), ACM, New York, 2012. Honorable Mention Award [Acceptance Rate: 23% (370/1577)].


  • Cohn, G., Morris, D., Patel, S.N., Tan, D.S. Humantenna: Using the Body as an Antenna for Real-Time Whole-Body Interaction. In the Proceedings of CHI 2012 (May 5-10, Austin, TX), ACM, New York, 2012, pp. 1901-1910. Honorable Mention Award [Acceptance Rate: 23% (370/1577)]. [pdf]


  • Froehlich, J., Findlater, L., Ostergren, M., Ramanathan, S., Peterson, J., Wragg, I., Larson, E.C., Fu, F., Bai, M., Patel, S.N., Landay, J. (2012). "The Design and Evaluation of Prototype Eco-Feedback Displays for Fixture-Level Water Usage Data." Proceedings of CHI 2012 (May 5-10, Austin, TX), ACM, New York, 2012. Honorable Mention Award [Acceptance Rate: 23% (370/1577)] [pdf]


  • Larson, E., Froehlich, J., Campbell, T., Haggerty, C., Fogarty, J., and Patel, S. N. (2012). "Disaggregated Water Sensing from a Single, Pressure-based Sensor: An Extended Analysis of HydroSense using Staged Experiments" The Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC) Journal, February 2012 [ScienceDirect]


  • Saba, E., Larson, E.C. , Patel, S. N. "DANTE Vision: In-Air and Touch Gesture Sensing for Natural Surface Interaction with Combined Depth and Thermal Cameras." First Annual Conference on Emerging Signal Processing Applications. January 2012. [Acceptance Rate: 38% (52/137)] [pdf]

2011

  • Gupta, S., Chen, Ke-Yu., Reynolds, M., Patel, S.N. LightWave: Using Compact Fluorescent Lights as Sensors. UbiComp 2011, Beijing, China, September 17-21, 2011. Best Paper Nominee (top 1.6%) and Best Poster Award. [pdf]


  • Larson, E., TienJui, L., Liu, S., Rosenfeld, M., Patel, S.N. (2011). Accurate and Privacy Preserving Cough Sensing using Low-cost Microphone. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2011), Beijing, China, Sep 17-21, 2011. [Acceptance Rate: 16.6% (50/302)]. [pdf]


  • Froehlich, J., Larson, E., Saba, E., Campbell, T., Atlas, L., Fogarty, J., Patel, S.N. (2011) A Longitudinal Study of Pressure Sensing to Infer Real-World Water Usage Events in the Home. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Pervasive Computing (Pervasive 2011), San Francisco, California, June 12-15, 2011. [Acceptance Rate: 23.6% (22/93)]. [pdf]


  • Cohn, G., Morris, D., Patel, S.N., Tan, D.S. Your Noise is My Command: Sensing Gestures Using the Body as an Antenna. In the Proceedings of CHI 2011 (May 7-12, Vancouver, Canada), ACM, New York, 2011, pp. 791-800. Best Paper Award [Acceptance Rate: 26% (400/1540)] [pdf]


  • Badshah, A., Gupta, S., Cohn, G., Villar, N., Hodges, S., Patel, S.N. Interactive Generator: A Self-Powered Haptic Feedback Device. In the Proceedings of CHI 2011 (May 7-12, Vancouver, Canada), ACM, New York, 2011, pp. 2051-2054. Best Note Award [Acceptance Rate: 26% (400/1540)] [pdf]


  • Larson, E., Cohn, G., Gupta, S., Ren, X., Harrison, B., Fox, D., Patel, S.N. HeatWave: ThermalImaging for Surface User Interaction. In the Proceedings of CHI 2011 (May 7-12, Vancouver, Canada), ACM, New York, 2011, pp. 2565-2574. Honorable Mention Award [Acceptance Rate: 26% (400/1540)] [pdf]


  • Iannacci, F., Turnquist, E., Avrahami, D., Patel, S.N. The Haptic Laser: Multi-Sensation Tactile Feedback for At-a-Distance Physical Space Perception and Interaction. In the Proceedings of CHI 2011 (May 7-12, Vancouver, Canada), ACM, New York, 2011, pp. 2047-2050. [Acceptance Rate: 26% (400/1540)]


  • Froehlich, J., Larson, E., Gupta, S., Cohn, G., Reynolds, M., Patel, S. N. (2011). "Disaggregated End-Use Energy Sensing for the Smart Grid" IEEE Pervasive Computing, Special Issue on Smart Energy Systems, in Jan–Mar 2011.

2010

  • Lathia, N., Froehlich, J., and Capra, L. (2010) Mining Public Transport Usage For Personalised Intelligent Transport Systems Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2010), Sydney, Australia, December 14-17, 2010. [Acceptance Rate: 19.4% (155/797)].


  • Gupta, S., Campbell, T., Hightower, J.R., Patel, S.N. SqueezeBlock: Using Virtual Springs in Mobile Devices for Eyes-Free Interaction. In the Proceedings of UIST 2010 (Oct 3-6, New York, USA), ACM, New York, 2010, pp. 101-104. [pdf]


  • Gupta, S., Reynolds, M.S., Patel, S.N. ElectriSense: Single-Point Sensing Using EMI for Electrical Event Detection and Classification in the Home. In the Proceedings of UbiComp 2010 (Sept. 26-29, Copenhagen, Denmark), ACM, New York, 2010, pp. 139-148. Best Paper Award [Acceptance Rate: 19% (39/202)] [pdf]


  • Cohn, G., Stuntebeck, E., Pandey, J., Otis, B., Abowd, G.D., Patel, S.N. SNUPI: Sensor Nodes Utilizing Powerline Infrastructure. In the Proceedings of UbiComp 2010 (Sept. 26-29, Copenhagen, Denmark), ACM, New York, 2010, pp. 159-168. Best Paper Nominee [Acceptance Rate: 19% (39/202)] [pdf]


  • Campbell, T., Larson, E., Cohn, G., Froehlich, J., ALcaide, R., Patel, S.N. WATTR: A Method for Self-Powered Wireless Sensing of Water Activity in the Home. In the Proceedings of UbiComp 2010 (Sept. 26-29, Copenhagen, Denmark), ACM, New York, 2010, pp. 169-172. [Acceptance Rate: 19% (39/202)] [pdf]


  • Lester, J., Brush, A.J., Tan, D., Patel, S.N. Automatic Classification of Daily Fluid Intake. In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare 2010. Received Best Paper Award.


  • Froehlich, J. Findlater, L., and Landay, J. (2010) The Design of Eco-Feedback Technology. Proceedings of CHI 2010, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, April 10 - 15, 2010. Best Paper Award. To Appear. [Acceptance Rate: 22%].


  • Patel, S.N, Gupta, S., Reynolds, M. The Design and Evaluation of an End-User-Deployable, Whole House, Contactless Power Consumption Sensor. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2010). To appear. 2010. [Acceptance Rate: 22%] Nominated for Best of CHI Award/Best Paper Award.


  • Cohn, G., Gupta, S., Froehlich, J., Larson, E., and Patel, S. N. (2010). GasSense: Appliance-Level, Single-Point Sensing of Gas Activity in the Home. In the Proceedings of Pervasive 2010 (May 17-20, Helsinki, Finland), Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 2010, pp. 265–282. [Acceptance Rate: 16%] [pdf]


  • Patel, S.N., Kientz, J.A., Gupta, S. Studying the Use and Utility of an Indoor Location Tracking System for Non-Experts. In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Pervasive Computing (Pervasive 2010). To appear. 2010. [Acceptance Rate: 17%]


  • Yun, J., Patel, S.N., Reynolds, M.S., Abowd, G.D. Design and Performance of an Optimal Inertial Power Harvester for Human-powered Devices. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. July 2010. To appear.


  • Koscher, K., Czeskis, A., Roesner, F., Patel, S., Kohno, T., Checkoway, S., McCoy, D., Kantor, B., Anderson, D., Shacham, H., Savage, S. Experimental Security Analysis of a Modern Automobile. In the Proceedings of the 31st IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. To appear. [Acceptance Rate: 17%]

2009

  • Froehlich, J. E., Larson, E., Campbell, T., Haggerty, C., Fogarty, J., and Patel, S. N. 2009. HydroSense: infrastructure-mediated single-point sensing of whole-home water activity. In Proceedings of the 11th international Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Orlando, Florida, USA, September 30 - October 03, 2009). Ubicomp '09. ACM, New York, NY, 235-244. Best Paper Nominee local pdf (1.33 MB) talk w/embedded videos (26.0 MB) talk w/out embedded videos (18.3 MB)


  • Patel, S.N., Summet, J.W., Truong, K.N. BlindSpot: Creating Capture-Resistant Spaces. Protecting Privacy in Video Surveillance. Ed. Andrew Senior. 2009.


  • Patel, S.N., Stuntebeck, E.P., Robertson, T. PL-Tags: Detecting Batteryless Tags through the Power Lines in a Building. In the Proceedings of Pervasive 2009. (Acceptance Rate: 18%)


  • Wyche, S.P., Caine, K., Davison, B., Artega, M., Patel, S.N., Grinter, R.E. Sacred Imagery in Techno-Spiritual Design. In the Proceedings of CHI 2009.


  • Huang, E. M., Yatani, K., Truong, K.N., Kientz, J,A., Patel, S.N. Understanding Mobile Phone Situated Sustainability: The Influence of Local Constraints and Practices on Transferability. IEEE Pervasive Computing, 8(1), IEEE Press. pp.46-53. 2009. [pdf]


  • Varshavsky, A and Patel, S.N.. Location Systems. Ubiquitous Computing Fundamentals. Ed. Krumm, J. CRC Press. ISBN: 1420093606. pp. 286-319. 2009.


  • Froehlich, J., Larson, E., Campbell, T., Haggerty, C., Fogarty, J., Patel, S. Where Does Your Water Go? HydroSense Knows. Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference, Washington, D.C., November 15 - 18, 2009.


  • Froehlich, J., Everitt, K., Fogarty, J., Patel, S.N., Landay, J. Sensing Opportunities for Personalized Feedback Technology to Reduce Consumption. CHI Sustainability Workshop. In the extended proceedings of CHI 2009. 2009.


2008

  • Patel, S.N., Truong, K.N., Hayes, G.R., Iachello, G., Kientz, J.A., Abowd, G.D. The Personal Audio Loop: A Ubiquitous Audio-Based Memory Aid. Handbook of Research on User Interface Design and Evaluation for Mobile Technology. 2008. [pdf]


  • Stuntebeck, E.P., Patel, S.N., Robertson, T., Reynolds, M.S., Abowd, G.D. Wideband powerline positioning for indoor localization. In the Proceedings of Ubicomp 2008. pp 94-103. (Acceptance Rate: 19%) [pdf]


  • Yun, J., Patel, S.N., Reynolds, M.S., Abowd, G.D. A quantitative investigation of inertial power harvesting for human-powered devices. In the Proceedings of Ubicomp 2008. pp 74-83. (Acceptance Rate: 19%) [pdf]


  • Kim, S., J.A. Kientz, S.N. Patel, and G.D. Abowd. Are You Sleeping? Sharing Portrayed Sleeping Status within a Social Network. In the Proceedings of the 21st Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2008). San Diego, California, USA. 2008. pp 619-628.


  • Patel, S.N., Reynolds, M.S., Abowd, G.D. Detecting Human Movement by Differential Air Pressure Sensing in HVAC System Ductwork: An Exploration in Infrastructure Mediated Sensing. In the Proceedings of Pervasive 2008. Sydney, Australia. 2008. pp 1-18. (Acceptance Rate: 15%) (Received Best Paper Award) [pdf]


  • Kientz, J.A., Patel, S.N., Jones, B., Price, E., Mynatt, E.D., and Abowd, G.D. 2008. The Georgia Tech aware home. In CHI 2008 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. pp. 3675-3680. April 2008. [pdf]


2007

  • Patel, S.N., Robertson, T., Kientz, J.A., Reynolds, M.S., Abowd, G.D. At the Flick of a Switch: Detecting and Classifying Unique Electrical Events on the Residential Power Line. In the Proceedings of Ubicomp 2007. pp. 271-288. (Acceptance Rate: 14%) (Received Best Paper Award and Best Presentation Award) [pdf]


  • Patel, S.N. and Abowd, G.D. BLUI: Low-cost Localized Blowable User Interfaces. UIST 2007. pp 217-220. (Acceptance Rate: 14%) [pdf]


  • Kohler, M., Patel, S.N., Summet, J.W., Stuntebeck, E.P., Abowd, G.D. TrackSense: Infrastructure Free Precise Indoor Positioning using Projected Patterns. Fifth International Conference on Pervasive Computing (Pervasive 2007), May 13-16 2007, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. pp. 334-350. (Acceptance Rate: 16%) [pdf]


  • Kientz, J.A., Arriaga, R.I., Chetty, M., Hayes, G.R., Richardson, J., Patel, S.N.,Abowd, G.D. Grow and Know: Understanding Record-Keeping Needs for the Development of Young Children. In the Proceedings of CHI 2007. pp 1351-1360 (Acceptance Rate: 25%) [pdf]


  • Hayes, G.R., Shehan, E., Iachello, G., Patel, S.N., Grimes, A., Abowd, G.D., and Truong, K.N. Physical, Social, and Experiential Knowledge of Privacy and Security in a Pervasive Computing Environment. IEEE Pervasive Computing, 6(4), IEEE Press. pp 56-63. 2007. [pdf]


  • Patel, S. N., Kientz, J.A., Jones, B., Price, E., Mynatt, E.D., and Abowd, G.D. An Overview of the Aware Home Research Initiative at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In the proceedings of the International Future Design Conference on Global Innovations in Marco- and Micro-Environments for the Future, Seoul, Korea. pp. 169-181. 2007.


  • Kientz, J.A., Patel, S. N., Jones, B., Price, E., Mynatt, E.D., and Abowd, G.D. IT Systems to Support Aging in Place: Aware Home Research Initiative at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In the proceedings of the International Future Design Conference on Global Innovations in Marco- and Micro-Environments for the Future, Seoul, Korea. pp. 276-286. 2007.


  • Patel, S. N. Supporting Location and Proximity-Based Studies in Natural Settings. Doctoral Colloquium. In the Adjunct Proceedings of Pervasive 2007. 2007.


2006

  • Kientz, J.A., Patel, S.N., Tyebkhan, A.T., Gane, B., Wiley, J. and Abowd, G.D. Where.s My Stuff? Design and Evaluation of a Mobile System for Locating Lost Items for the Visually Impaired. In the proceedings of ASSETS 2006. Portland, Oregon, USA. 2006. (Acceptance Rate: 36%) [pdf]


  • Patel, S.N., Kientz, J.A., Hayes, G.R., Bhat, S., and Abowd, G.D. Farther Than You May Think: An Empirical Investigation of the Proximity of Users to their Mobile Phones. In the Proceedings of Ubicomp 2006, Orange County, California, 2006. pp 123-140. (Acceptance Rate: 13%) [pdf]


  • Patel, S.N., Truong, K.N., and Abowd, G.D. PowerLine Positioning: A Practical Sub-Room-Level Indoor Location System for Domestic Use. In the Proceedings of Ubicomp 2006, Orange County, California, 2006. pp 441-458. (Acceptance Rate: 13%) [pdf]


  • Patel, S.N., Rekimoto, J., and Abowd, G.D. iCam: Precise at-a-distance Interaction in the Physical Environment. In the Proceedings of Pervasive 2006: The 4th International Conference on Pervasive Computing. Dublin, Ireland. 2006. pp 272-287. (Acceptance Rate: 13%) (Nominated for Best Paper) [pdf]


  • Abowd, G.D., Hayes, G.R., Iachello, G., Kientz, J.A., Patel, S.N., Stevens, M., Truong, K.N. Prototypes and Paratypes: Mixed Methods for Designing Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing Applications, IEEE Pervasive Computing, 4(4), IEEE Press. pp 67-73. 2006. [pdf]


  • Clarkson, E.C., Patel, S. N., Pierce, J.S., Abowd, G.D. Exploring Continuous Pressure Input for Mobile Phones. GVU Tech Report. GIT-GVU-06-20. 2006. [pdf]


Previous Work

  • Truong, K.N., Patel, S.N., Summet, J.W., and Abowd, G.D. Preventing Camera Recording by Designing a Capture-Resistant Environment. In the Proceedings of Ubicomp 2005, September, Tokyo, Japan, 2005. pp 73-86. (Acceptance Rate: 9%) [pdf]


  • Patel, S.N., Pierce, J. and Abowd, G.D. A Gesture-based Authentication Scheme for Untrusted Public Terminals. In the Proceedings of UIST 2004, October, Sante Fe, NM, 2004. pp 157-160. (Acceptance Rate: 23%) [pdf]


  • Patel, S.N. and Abowd, G.D. The ContextCam: Automated Point of Capture Video Annotation. In the Proceedings of Ubicomp 2004, September, Nottingham, England, 2004. pp 301-318. (Acceptance Rate: 18%) [pdf]


  • Patel, S.N. , Bunch, J.A., Forkner, K.D., Johnson, L.W., Johnson, T.M., Rosack, M.N. and Abowd, G.D. The Design and Implementation of Multi-player Card Games on Multi-user Interactive Tabletop Surfaces. In the Proceedings of International Conference on Entertainment Computing (ICEC) 2004, September, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2004. pp 339-344. [pdf]


  • Hayes, G.R., Patel, S.N., Truong, K.N., Iachello, G., Kientz, J.A., Farmer, R., Abowd, G.D. The Personal Audio Loop: Designing a Ubiquitous Audio-Based Memory Aid. In the Proceedings of Mobile HCI 2004, September, Glasgow, Scotland, 2004. pp 168-179. (Acceptance Rate: 31%) [pdf]


  • Patel, S.N. and Abowd, G.D. A 2-way Laser-assisted Selection Scheme for Handhelds in a Physical Environment. Proceeding of Ubicomp 2003. October 2003, Seattle , Washington. pp 200-207. (Acceptance Rate: 14%) [pdf]


  • Patel, S. N., J.A. Kientz, J.P. Zagal. LoCoL: Encouraging Social Interaction and Exploration Through a Distributed, Multi-Media, Location-Based Mobile Game. GVU Tech Report. GIT-GVU-04-17. 2004. [pdf]


  • Patel, S.N. and Abowd, G.D. Beyond Mobile Telephony: Exploring Opportunities for Applications on the Mobile Phone Handset. GVU Tech Report. August 2003. [pdf]
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