Headshort of Alexandra Papoutsaki from 2017 in front of the Smith Campus Center

Alexandra Papoutsaki

she/her/hers
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Pomona College
222 Edmunds
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 607-0969
alexandra.papoutsaki@pomona.edu

Office Hours
In-person: M 3-5pm, TW 4:15-5:15pm
Zoom: T 9-11am

I am an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Pomona College. Starting in June 2020, I am also a Visiting Research Assistant at the Department of Informatics at University of California - Irvine. I received my PhD from the Department of Computer Science at Brown University, under the guidance of Prof. Jeff Huang. I completed my masters at Brown while working with Prof. Benjamin Raphael and hold a B.Sc. from Athens University of Economics and Business.

My research focuses on Human-Computer Interaction and in particular on the methodology of eye tracking. For a long time, my goal has been to democratize eye tracking by using webcams instead of relying on specialized equipment. Recently, I have started looking on the effect of gaze sharing on remote collaborations, a line of research that is supported by NSF. I am also interested in personal informatics and crowdsourcing and I used to work on computational biology.

During the Fall semester of 2021, I am teaching Data Structures and Advanced Programming (CS 062) and User Interfaces and Experience (CS 124).

Publications

Understanding Delivery of Collectively Built Protocols in an Online Health Community for Discontinuation of Psychiatric Drugs
Alexandra Papoutsaki, Samuel So*, Georgia Kenderova*, Bryan Shapiro, Daniel A. Epstein
PACM Human-Computer Interaction 5(CSCW2): 420 (2021)
Case Studies on the Motivation and Performance of Contributors Who Verify and Maintain In-Flux Tabular Datasets
Shaun Wallace, Alexandra Papoutsaki, Neilly H. Tan*, Hua Guo, Jeff Huang
PACM Human-Computer Interaction 5(CSCW2): 448 (2021)
Effects of Shared Gaze on Audio- Versus Text-Based Remote Collaborations
Grete Helena Kütt*, Teerapaun Taprasert*, Jay Rodolitz*, Bernardo Moyza*, Samuel So*, Georgia Kenderova*, Alexandra Papoutsaki
PACM Human-Computer Interaction 4(CSCW2): 136 (2020)
Eye-Write: Gaze Sharing for Collaborative Writing
Grete Helena Kütt*, Kevin Lee*, Ethan Hardacre*, Alexandra Papoutsaki
CHI 2019:497    (24% acceptance rate)
The Eye of the Typer: A Benchmark and Analysis of Gaze Behavior during Typing
Alexandra Papoutsaki, Aaron Gokaslan*, James Tompkin, Yuze He, Jeff Huang
ETRA 2018:16    (34% acceptance rate)
Remotion: A Motion-Based Capture and Replay Platform of Mobile Device Interaction for Remote Usability Testing
Jing Qian, Arielle Chapin*, Alexandra Papoutsaki, Fumeng Yang, Klaas Nelissen, Jeff Huang
ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, (2018) 2(2), 77
Lessons Learned from Two Cohorts of Personal Informatics Self-Experiments
Nediyana Daskalova, Karthik Desingh, Alexandra Papoutsaki, Diane Schulze*, Han Sha, Jeff Huang
ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, (2017) 1(3): 46
SearchGazer: Scalable Webcam Eye Tracking for Remote Studies of Web Search
Alexandra Papoutsaki, James Laskey*, Jeff Huang
CHIIR 2017    (42% acceptance rate, Best Paper Finalist)
WebGazer: Scalable Webcam Eye Tracking Using User Interactions
Alexandra Papoutsaki, Patsorn Sangkloy, James Laskey*, Nediyana Daskalova, Jeff Huang, James Hays
IJCAI 2016    (25% acceptance rate)
Crowdsourcing from Scratch: A Pragmatic Experiment in Data Collection by Novice Requesters
Alexandra Papoutsaki, Hua Guo, Danae Metaxa-Kakavouli*, Connor Gramazio, Jeff Rasley, Wenting Xie*, Guan Wang, Jeff Huang
HCOMP 2015    (30% acceptance rate, Best Paper Finalist)
Scalable Webcam Eye Tracking by Learning from User Interactions
Alexandra Papoutsaki
CHI 2015 Extended Abstracts
Genome-Wide Survival Analysis of Somatic Mutations in Cancer
Mark D.M. Leiserson, Fabio Vandin, Hsin-Ta Wu, Jason R. Dobson, Jonathan V. Eldridge*, Jacob L. Thomas*, Alexandra Papoutsaki, Younhun Kim, Beifang Niu, Michael McLellan, Michael S. Lawrence, Abel Gonzalez-Perez, David Tamborero, Yuwei Cheng, Gregory A. Ryslik, Nuria Lopez-Bigas, Gad Getz, Li Ding, Benjamins J. Raphael
Nature Genetics, (2015) 47(2): 106-114
Accurate Computation of Survival Statistics in Genome-Wide Studies
Fabio Vandin, Alexandra Papoutsaki, Benjamin Raphael, Eli Upfal
PLoS Computational Biology, (2015) 11(5): e1004071
Genome-Wide Survival Analysis of Somatic Mutations in Cancer
Fabio Vandin, Alexandra Papoutsaki, Benjamin Raphael, Eli Upfal
RECOMB 2013    (19.2% acceptance rate, Best Paper Award)
*: Denotes undergraduate student at the time of writing.

Teaching Experience

CS 051-A: Intro to Computer Science with Topics in AI, Spring 2019
Co-Instructor, Department of Computer Science - Pomona College
CS 062: Data Structures and Advanced Programming, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2021
Co-Instructor, Department of Computer Science - Pomona College
CS 124: User Interfaces and User Experience, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2021
Instructor, Department of Computer Science - Pomona College
CS 190: Computer Science Senior Seminar, 2018-2019, 2019-2020
Instructor, Department of Computer Science - Pomona College
CS 188: Computer Science Colloquium, 2019-2020
Instructor, Department of Computer Science - Pomona College
CS1950N: Topics in 2D Games, Fall 2016
Co-Instructor, Department of Computer Science - Brown University
CS0931: Introduction to Computation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Fall 2015
Instructor, Department of Computer Science - Brown University
Seminar in Human Computer Interaction, Spring 2015 and Spring 2014
Teaching Assistant, Department of Computer Science - Brown University
Instructor: Prof. Jeff Huang
Brown Computer Science without Borders, Spring 2012 and Spring 2013
Teaching Assistant, Department of Computer Science - Brown University