Social and Civic Computing

Social and Civic Computing

Social and civic computing involves the application of technology toward the creation of stronger virtual and physical communities, more robust civic discourse, and increased political engagement. 


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Social Media & The Decontextualization and Appropriation of African-American Vernacular English
Social Media & The Decontextualization and Appropriation of African-American Vernacular English
Access granted by social media has been used to decontextualize and appropriate linguistic cultural artifacts, specifically, African American Vernacular English (AAVE). The purpose of this research is to investigate how social media affords for the...

The Liar's Dividend: The Impact of Deepfakes and Fake News on Politician Support and Trust in Media
The Liar's Dividend: The Impact of Deepfakes and Fake News on Politician Support and Trust in Media
While previous work has addressed the direct effects of misinformation, we propose to study the phenomenon of misinformation about misinformation, or politicians ``crying wolf'' over fake news. We argue that strategic and false allegations that...

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Hate Speech and Disinformation in Myanmar 2020 Election
Tracking Hate Speech and Disinformation in the Upcoming Myanmar 2020 Election

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Smart Solutions on the Georgia Coast
The Smart Sea Level Sensors project is a partnership between Chatham Emergency Management Agency officials, City of Savannah officials, and Georgia Tech scientists and engineers who are working together to install a network of internet-enabled sea...

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Pueblo Connect: Expanding Internet Access Content Relevance in Tribal Communities
The Pueblo Connect project is focused on investigating methods for measuring cellular connectivity in rural areas and, more broadly, increasing access to the internet in rural and indigenous communities.

A Social Media Study on Mental Health Status Transitions Surrounding Psychiatric Hospitalizations
A Social Media Study on Mental Health Status Transitions Surrounding Psychiatric Hospitalizations
Improving the well-being of people with mental illness requires not only clinical treatment but also social support. This research examines how major life transitions around mental illnesses are exhibited on social media and how social and clinical...

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Convergence Innovation Competition
The Convergence Innovation Competition (CIC) is a unique competition open to all Georgia Tech students and is run in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Each year the categories in the CIC are defined by our Industry partners who provide mentorship...

SHAKTI: A Storytelling Collective of Professional Practices in Digital Accessibility
SHAKTI: A Storytelling Collective of Professional Practices in Digital Accessibility
This project aims to provide resources for someone interested in a career in accessibility and inclusive design. Using storytelling, it aims to show people the varied paths that others have taken to achieve their goals, tools they have used, lessons...

Psychosocial Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic
Social Media Reveals Psychosocial Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Psychosocial Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic

Crowd-Sourced Tools to Help Employees with Disabilities Make Accommodation Decisions
Crowd-Sourced Tools to Help Employees with Disabilities Make Accommodation Decisions
Georgia Tech is developing two online tools to help employees with disabilities and their employers figure out what types of accommodations (e.g., assistive technologies, strategies, universal features) might help them perform their jobs. Work...

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Medication Management for Older Adults with MCI Using Conversational Assistants
We aim to understand how conversational agents such as the Google Home can be used to help members with Mild Cognitive Impairment and their care partners in adhering to their medication routines with the help of scheduling features of the Google...

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Empowering Collegiate Esports Teams to Communicate Better
As our Master's Project for the MS HCI degree, David and I worked closely with collegiate esports teams and athletes to understand how teams communicate and improve their comm. practices. Through a UCD process, we gained insights into their...

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Elementary Student Adjustment Tracker
A platform that allows teachers, counselors and parents to follow student's adjustment behaviors.

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An Online Platform for Career Related Mentorship for Graduate Students
Seeking mentorship and advice is a key activity in a graduate student’s career development, specifically when transitioning from academia, and looking for job opportunities. While multiple sources of career-related information are available to...

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Audo: A Sound-Based Virtual Coworking Space
Before the onset of the pandemic, we used to be able to visit public places, like library and cafes, where we could work and enjoy the atmosphere of having others around. But then the pandemic hit, and with it came remote work where many were forced...

Co-creating value in local food networks through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Co-creating value in local food networks through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
In Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), members of a local community invest upfront in local farms before a harvesting season in return for "shares" of weekly produce. This promotes agricultural & economic prosperity for the farmers & a...

Community-based Support Network Platform for Young Female Athletes
Community-based Support Network Platform for Young Female Athletes
We designed and evaluated a mobile user interface of a community-based support network platform for young female athletes.

Connecting Social Media Influencers and Small Business Owners
Connecting Social Media Influencers and Small Business Owners
Providing a platform for social media influencers and small business owners to foster a better connection and collaboration.

Design Systems In OIT
Design Systems In OIT
This project is centered around Georgia Tech's IT Service Management Platform. The problem space revolves around inconsistencies in knowledge articles. My solution was a design system tailored for an audience with low technical expertise.

Developing a K-2 Remote Art Education Platform
Developing a K-2 Remote Art Education Platform
This study will be focused on studying and developing teaching and technological supports to facilitate remote art instruction and art museum exhibits in K-2 education.

Empowering communities through a centralized knowledge repository
Empowering communities through a centralized knowledge repository
Working with Welcoming Atlanta, part of The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs to develop and a responsive iPad application that streamlines organizational knowledge.

Gmail Inbox Assistant
Gmail Inbox Assistant
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the design of a system to help people manage email overload. The system visualizes data of addresses sending emails to the user’s Gmail account, and allows the user to block or filter messages from listed...

Helping Astronauts Explore Mars Autonomously
Helping Astronauts Explore Mars Autonomously
Future surface EVAs on Mars will be exploratory in nature and require flexible geospatial tools to support dynamic operations. These EVAs will have limited support from ground control and will need to be executed autonomously. This new dynamic will...

In Tune: A tool to improve 1:1, online piano lessons
In Tune: A tool to improve 1:1, online piano lessons
For my master's project, I designed In Tune - a tool to improve 1-1, online piano lessons for beginner to intermediate students and their teachers. My design enhances the connection and collaboration between a teacher and a student and helps them...

Understanding the Sociotechnical Infrastructure of CBOs During Community Stressors
Understanding the Sociotechnical Infrastructure of CBOs During Community Stressors
COVID-19 and recent racial injustices like the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor have highlighted the importance of social ties. Amidst the viral pandemic, many have socially distanced themselves from their...