Workshop Organizers

Michael Nebeling, CMU

Michael Nebeling is currently a Swiss NSF Advanced Postdoc.Mobility Fellow hosted by Anind Dey in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Before coming to CMU, he was a Senior Researcher and Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zurich from which he obtained his PhD in 2012 on crowdsourced design of multi-device user interfaces. His recent research has contributed systems such as XDStudio, XDKinect and XDBrowser, extending the techniques developed in his PhD to enable cross-device working with a wide range of interactive computing devices including handhelds and wearables.

Thomas Kubitza, University of Stuttgart

Thomas Kubitza is a researcher and PhD candidate in the Human Computer Interaction Group led by Albrecht Schmidt at the University of Stuttgart in Germany. He is interested in Smart Environments, their creation and programming. Many of his projects involve the creation of advanced hardware and software prototypes. Within the meSch FP7 EU project, he is responsible for the development of a software and hardware platform that allows designers and curators to easily create interactive installations.

Fabio Paternò, CNR-ISTI

Fabio Paternò is Research Director at CNR-ISTI, where in recent years his main research interests have been in concepts and tools for context-dependent applications, model-based design and development, authoring and design of cross-device interactive applications, distributed and migratory interfaces. In particular, in the area of cross-device interfaces, he has worked in the design of a platform for supporting push and pull of entire or partial interactive web applications, the model-based dynamic generation and management of distributed user interfaces, and a framework for secure distributed user interfaces with dynamic sets of users/devices.

Tao Dong, Google

Tao Dong is a User Experience Researcher at Google. His current research focuses on challenges of designing and developing cross-device user experiences, in particular how tools, APIs, and organizational arrangements affect the design and development process. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan School of Information in 2015, where he explored the potential of using sensor data in ubicomp environments to support personal reflection through ethnographic studies and field tests of interactive systems.

Yang Li, Google

Yang Li is a Senior Research Scientist at Google where he leads the Predictive User Interfaces group. His research focuses on predictive user interfaces, gesture-based interaction, and novel tools and methods for creating mobile interaction. In particular, this includes emerging input modalities (such as gestures and cameras), cross-device interaction and predictive user interfaces. He co-authored Weave, a cross-device interaction scripting framework.

Jeffrey Nichols, Google

Jeffrey Nichols is a Senior Research Scientist at Google working on cross-device user interface design and development. Prior to Google, he worked for 7.5 years at IBM Research, where he led several projects that considered cross-device issues, including the Highlight project allowing end users to create mobile versions of existing web sites and the PlayByPlay project that enabled cross-device collaborative browsing between desktop computers and mobile devices. He received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute in 2006, where his thesis was on the topic of automatically generating user interfaces for appliances, which involved the generation of user interfaces on multiple platforms for controlling many kinds of computerized devices. He has participated in the organization of successful workshops at several major conferences, including CHI, CSCW, and CIKM.