Alex gets a paper accepted to ICMI DC!

In previous posts, we have discussed our ongoing work on improving recognition of children’s touchscreen gestures. My paper, “Human-Centered Recognition of Children’s Touchscreen Gestures”, was accepted to ICMI 2017’s Doctoral Consortium! The paper focused on my future research plans as I continue to work on my doctorate. Here is the abstract:
Touchscreen gestures are an important method of interaction for both children and adults. Automated recognition algorithms are able to recognize adults’ gestures quite well, but recognition rates for children are much lower. My PhD thesis focuses on analyzing children’s touchscreen gestures, and using the information gained to develop new, child-centered recognition approaches that can recognize children’s gestures with higher accuracy than existing algorithms. This paper describes past and ongoing work toward this end and outlines the next steps in my PhD work.

We will post the camera-ready version of the paper soon. This year’s ICMI conference will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, in November.

I am beginning my 4th year as a PhD student at UF. I think that participating in the doctoral consortium at ICMI will be extremely helpful in continuing to develop a plan for my dissertation. I look forward to attending the conference.