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  • McDuff, Daniel Jonathan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Emotion is key to the effectiveness of media, whether it be in influencing memory, likability or persuasion. Stories and narratives, even if fictional, have the ability to induce a genuine emotional response. However, the ...
  • Eslick, Ian S. (Ian Scott) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Nearly one quarter of US adults read patient-generated health information found on blogs, forums and social media; many say they use this information to influence everyday health decisions. Topics of discussion in online ...
  • DeCamp, Philip (Philip James) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    This dissertation will examine what a first person viewpoint means in the context of data visualization and how it can be used for navigating and presenting large datasets. Recent years have seen rapid growth in Big Data ...
  • Gong, Nan-Wei (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    We live in a world where everyday artifacts begin to be designed and augmented as media interfaces. New technologies based on this mission enable us to more easily sense, interact, and communicate with objects. However, ...
  • Martinez Villalpando, Ernesto Carlos (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    The loss of a limb is extremely debilitating. Unfortunately, today's assistive technologies are still far from providing fully functional artificial limb replacements. Although lower extremity prostheses are currently ...
  • Sack, Warren (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
  • Harry, Drew (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    We have long assumed that being face to face is the best environment for social interaction. But is "being there" the best we can aspire to? One common approach to improving face-to-face contexts is to add new communication ...
  • Kidd, Cory David, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    Human-robot interaction is now well enough understood to allow us to build useful systems that can function outside of the laboratory. This thesis defines sociable robot system in the context of long-term interaction, ...
  • Monroy-Hernández, Andrés (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This work describes a framework for the design and study of an online community of amateur creators. I focus on remixing as the lens to understand the contexts and processes of creative expression as it is fostered within ...
  • Shen, Dawei (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Information markets benefit the communities they serve by facilitating electronic distributed exchange of information. Further benefits include enhancing knowledge sharing, innovation, and productivity. This research ...
  • Barahona, Juan Carlos (Barahona-Martinez) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    Important ideas, practices and artifacts often fail to reach their target population efficiently or fail to reach altogether. Surprisingly, most projects aimed to bring technology to underserved communities of the world ...
  • Cheung, Kenneth Chun-Wai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Digital materials are comprised of a small number of types of discrete physical building blocks, which assemble to form constructions that meet the versatility and scalability of digital computation and communication ...
  • Jebara, Tony (Tony S.), 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    I propose a common framework that combines three different paradigms in machine learning: generative, discriminative and imitative learning. A generative probabilistic distribution is a principled way to model many machine ...
  • Christakos, Constantine Kleomenis, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    With a new way of thinking about organizing sensor networks, we demonstrate that we can more easily deploy and program these networks to solve a variety of different problems. We describe sensor networks that can analyze ...
  • Lifton, Joshua Harlan, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    The commoditization of low-power radios, a rich set of sensors, longer-lasting batteries, and feature-rich microcontrollers has prompted significant research efforts to imbue physical environments with the responsiveness ...
  • Orwant, Jon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
  • Smith, Joshua Reynolds (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Poor, Robert Dunbar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
  • Hsiao, Kai-yuh, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    This thesis presents the Object Schema Model (OSM) for grounded language interaction. Dynamic representations of objects are used as the central point of coordination between actions, sensations, planning, and language ...
  • Kim, Taemie Jung (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
    Distributed collaboration is often more challenging than co-located collaboration as many of the social signals become lost in computer-mediated communication. I propose a system that improves the performance of distributed ...
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