Sponsors

Sponsors

The INIT Lab has been fortunate to receive funding from several federal grant agencies and industry sponsors.

Collaborative Research: SaTC: CORE: Medium: Toward Age-Aware Continuous Authentication on Personal Computing Devices

NSF Award #s: 2039379 / 2039373 (Apr 2021 to Mar 2023)
PI: Lisa Anthony, Co-PI: Jaime Ruiz (Collaborative with PI: Tempestt Neal and Co-PI: Shaun Canavan at University of South Florida)

This grant is funding our investigation into multi-generational users’ mental models of authentication methods, especially continuous authentication. Our research will produce a novel dataset of user signals in multiple behavioral and physiological modalities for age-aware continuous authentication on personal computing devices, as well as develop fundamental knowledge of age-aware continuous authentication.

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Evaluation of an Adaptive Intervention for Weight Loss Maintenance

NIH Project #s: 1R01DK119244-01A1 (Jul 2019 to Mar 2024)
PI: Kathryn Ross, Co-PI: Lisa Anthony, Jaime Ruiz

We collaborate with Dr. Kathryn Ross by working on a mobile app for delivering targeted data visualizations and questionnaires to participants in support of their long-term weight loss maintenance. This grant is also funding our investigation into HCI related questions about engagement with mobile health apps, long-term use and habituation, and motivation and behavior change.

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CAREER: Natural User Interfaces for Children

NSF Award #s: 1552598 (Jan 2016 to Dec 2021)
PI: Lisa Anthony

This grant is funding our investigation into multimodal interaction with natural user interface modalities, like touch, gesture, whole body, and speech, for elementary school children ages 5 to 10.

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Think Globally, Interact Locally: Advancing Science Learning using Interactive Spherical Displays to Model Global, Physical Systems

NSF Award #s: 1612485 (Sep 2016 to Aug 2019)
PI: Kathryn Stofer, Co-PI: Lisa Anthony

This grant funded our investigation into the affordances of touch-interactive spherical displays for learning, especially in the context of visualizations of data representing global ocean phenomena over time.

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HCC: Small: Collaborative Research: Mobile Gesture Interaction for Kids: Sensing, Recognition, and Error Recovery

NSF Award #s: 1218395 / 1433228 (Sep 2012 – Aug 2017)
PI: Lisa Anthony (Collaborative with Quincy Brown, formerly of Bowie State University)

This grant funded our investigation into touch and gesture interaction on smartphones and other devices by children versus adults. It established that children ages 5 to 10 exhibit significantly different input behaviors with these modalities on these devices than adults or even older children like teenagers.

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Discover Financial Services

We partnered with Discover’s Innovation Office to explore the design and use of natural multimodal authentication for trustworthy and convenient interactions in smart environments; initial results from this partnership have been published at ICMI 2020.

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Wacom, Inc.

We received a gift of equipment from Wacom to enable some of our studies with children and touchscreen interaction. In particular, we used this equipment in our tablet study, published at ICMI 2017.

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