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Department of Information Systems

Smart Campus Lab

Lab Director:

Location:

  • 5600 suite

Focus:

Research conducted in the Smart Campus Lab advances social inference in the context of social computing applications, specifically: (1) the prevalence of social inference risks; (2) people's difficulties in accurately predicting social inference risks; and (3) the relation between information entropy and social inference. They also enable predicting possible social inferences by modeling users' background knowledge and calculating information entropy, and guiding how social inference support systems can be deployed that protect user privacy.

Funding:

  • 2008-2011    NSF CNS-0831753 and CNS-0831785, “ANET: Mobius: A Multi-Tier Socially-Aware Network Infrastructure“. PI Borcea C, Co-PI Jones Q.
  • 2009-2012    NSF IIS-1041476, "EAGER: Transforming Everyday Social Activity Coordination Through Mobile Outeraction-Support Systems," PI Jones Q.
  • 2007-2008    NSF SGER-HCC $100,113 Synchronous Social-Interaction-Space Recommender Systems: Supporting Individual and Community Needs.
  • 2008    NSF IIS DST -  REU Supplement for “Using GeoTemporal Social Matching to Support Community.”. Pending Final Approval by Program officer $12,000. PI: Jones Q., Co-PI: Borcea C., Co-PI: Hiltz S.R., Co-PI: Manikopoulos C., and Co-PI: Amento B.
  • 2007-2008    NSF IIS ITR-CreativeIT SGER 0714158 $198,598. Fostering Creativity in Ubiquitous Social Computing through Casual and Formal Interactions in Interdisciplinary Design Studios. PI: Jabi W., Co-PI: Jones Q., Co-PI: Borcea C., Co-PI: Passerini K., and Co-PI: Churchill E.
  • 2005-2008    NSF IIS DST 0534520 $749,608. Using GeoTemporal Social Matching to Support Community. PI: Jones Q., Co-PI: Borcea C., Co-PI: Hiltz S.R., and Co-PI: Amento B.
  • 2005-2008    NSF CNS 0454081 $950,398 (NSF $791,998 / Required NJIT Match $158,400). CRI: 'SmartCampus' A Wireless Mobile Community System with People-To-People-To-Places Services. PI: Jones Q., Co-PI: Borcea C., Co-PI: Hiltz S.R., and Ziaveras S.,
  • 2005           NSF IIS DST 0543332 REU Supplement $12,000. Collaborative Research: Mark This! - Operationalizing the Notion of "Place" For Interactive Community Systems.
  • 2004-2005    Hewlett Packard Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative Higher Education grant ($69,591)SmartCampus. PI Jones Q., Co-PI Hiltz S.R., Co-PI Manikopoulos C., and Co-PI Tekinay S.
  • 2003-2005            NSF DST IIS 0543332 and 0308018 $521,044 (NJIT $347,633 / UMN $173,411). Collaborative Research: Mark This! - Operationalizing the Notion of "Place" For Interactive Community Systems.  PI: Jones Q., Co-PI: Terveen L. (UMN), and Co-PI: Whittaker S. (Univ. of Sheffield).

Publications:

  • Julia M. Mayer, Richard P. Schuler, Quentin Jones: Towards an understanding of social inference opportunities in social computing. GROUP 2012: 239-248
  • Sara Motahari, Julia M. Mayer, Quentin Jones: How did you know that about me? Protecting users against unwanted inferences. ICST Trans. Security Safety 11(7-9): e3 (2011)
  • Sukeshini A. Grandhi, Richard P. Schuler, Quentin Jones: Telling calls: facilitating mobile phone conversation grounding and management. CHI 2011: 2153-2162
  • Sukeshini A. Grandhi, Quentin Jones: Technology-mediated interruption management. Int. J. Hum.-Comput. Stud. 68(5): 288-306 (2010)
  • Sara Motahari, Sotirios G. Ziavras, Quentin Jones: Online anonymity protection in computer-mediated communication. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security 5(3): 570-580 (2010)
  • Sukeshini A. Grandhi, Richard P. Schuler, Quentin Jones: Telling calls: making informed call handling decisions.Conference on Designing Interactive Systems 2010: 43-46
  • Daphne R. Raban, Mihai Moldovan, Quentin Jones: An empirical study of critical mass and online community survival. CSCW 2010: 71-80
  • Patel, Mohamed Ismail, Sara Motahari, David J. Rosenbaum, Stephen T. Ricken, Sukeshini A. Grandhi,Richard P. Schuler, Quentin Jones: MarkIt: Community Play and Computation to Generate Rich Location Descriptions through a Mobile Phone Game. HICSS 2010: 1-10
  • Stephen T. Ricken, Richard P. Schuler, Sukeshini A. Grandhi, Quentin Jones: TellUsWho: Guided Social Network Data Collection. HICSS 2010: 1-10
  • Julia M. Mayer, Sara Motahari, Richard P. Schuler, Quentin Jones: Common attributes in an unusual context: predicting the desirability of a social match. RecSys 2010: 337-340
  • Steve Mardenfeld, Daniel Boston, Susan Juan Pan, Quentin Jones, Adriana Iamnitchi, Cristian Borcea: GDC: Group Discovery Using Co-location Traces. SocialCom/PASSAT 2010: 641-648
  • Sukeshini A. Grandhi, Richard P. Schuler, Quentin Jones: To answer or not to answer: that is the question for cell phone users. CHI Extended Abstracts 2009: 4621-4626
  • Sara Motahari, Sotirios G. Ziavras, Mor Naaman, Mohamed Ismail, Quentin Jones: Social Inference Risk Modeling in Mobile and Social Applications. CSE (3) 2009: 125-132
  • Sukeshini A. Grandhi, Quentin Jones: Conceptualizing Interpersonal Interruption Management: A Theoretical Framework and Research Program. HICSS 2009: 1-10
  • Sara Motahari, Sotirios G. Ziavras, Richard P. Schuler, Quentin Jones: Identity Inference as a Privacy Risk in Computer-Mediated Communication. HICSS 2009: 1-10
  • Daphne R. Raban, Stephen T. Ricken, Sukeshini A. Grandhi, Nathaniel Laws, Quentin Jones: Hello Stranger! A Study of Introductory Communication Structure and Social Match Success. HICSS 2009: 1-9
  • Sara Motahari, Sotirios G. Ziavras, Quentin Jones: Preventing Unwanted Social Inferences with Classification Tree Analysis. ICTAI 2009: 500-507
  • Sara Motahari, Sotirios G. Ziavras, Quentin Jones: Designing for different levels of social inference risk. SOUPS 2009
  • Quentin Jones, Sukeshini A. Grandhi, Samer Karam, Steve Whittaker, Changqing Zhou, Loren G. Terveen:Geographic 'Place' and 'Community Information' Preferences. Computer Supported Cooperative Work 17(2-3): 137-167 (2008)
  • Maria M. Plummer, Linda Plotnick, Starr Roxanne Hiltz, Quentin Jones: A Wiki that knows where it is being used: insights from potential users. DATA BASE 39(4): 13-30 (2008)
  • Sukeshini A. Grandhi, Nate Laws, Brian Amento, Quentin Jones: The Importance of "who" and "what" in Interruption Management: Empirical Evidence from a Cell Phone Use Study. AMCIS 2008: 79
  • Quentin Jones, Mihai Moldovan, Daphne R. Raban, Brian Butler: Empirical evidence of information overload constraining chat channel community interactions. CSCW 2008: 323-332
  • Cristian Borcea, Ankur Gupta, Achir Kalra, Quentin Jones, Liviu Iftode: The MobiSoC middleware for mobile social computing: challenges, design, and early experiences. MOBILWARE 2008: 27