Plug-and-Play Acoustic Activity Recognition. Gierad Laput, Karan Ahuja, Mayank Goel, Chris Harrison. UIST 2018.
I'm a Ph.D. Student at the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. My research program explores the intersection of interactive systems, sensing, and machine learning. These often lie in application-centric domains that enhance interface expressivity and amplify implicit input for human-computer interaction.
My research has spanned areas in novel sensing for mobile and wearable computing, smart environments, and the Internet of Things. I approach this work from two equally rigorous angles: 1) exploiting sensing opportunities that don't require special-purpose hardware or invasive instrumentation, and 2) inventing novel hardware to unlock unexplored sensing capabilities. Most recently, I've complemented this work with deep learning techniques, unlocking even more novel sensing applications. I am advised by Chris Harrison at the Future Interfaces Group.
I am also Editor-in-Chief of XRDS, ACM's premiere magazine for students in computing. I work alongside my amazing co-Editor-in-Chief Diane Golay. If you want to join our team, or if there's a story you'd like us to cover, email: email@example.com!Download CV / Resume Email: gierad.laput cs.cmu.edu
Most people pronounce my name as "Girard" (which is fine). If you're curious, it's like "Girard" but drop the second "r". More of a "gi-rah-d". Its not a typical Filipino name.
RECENT + UPCOMING TRAVEL
2018 Feb— Microsoft Research, Consulting Researcher (Redmond, WA) 2018 March— University of Michigan, HCI Invited Talk (Ann Arbor, MI) 2018 May— UC San Diego, HCI Invited Talk (San Diego, CA) 2018 May— Snap Research, Invited Talk (Venice, CA) 2018 May— Qualcomm Research, Invited Talk (San Diego, CA) 2018 May— World Sensors Symposium, Invited Keynote Panel (Anaheim, CA) 2018 June— Adobe Research, Invited Talk (Seattle, WA) 2018 June— UIST 2018 Program Committee Meeting (Seattle, WA) 2018 August— Google PhD Fellowship Summit (Mt. View, CA) 2018 September— ACM Editors Summit (London) 2018 October— UbiComp '18, Paper Presentation (Singapore) 2018 October— UIST '18, Paper Presentation (Berlin) 2018 October— ASSETS '18, Paper Presentation (Ireland)