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Alexandra Papoutsaki

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

Office Hours: TF 1-4pm

I am an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Pomona College. 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 scalable eye tracking using webcams found in laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. My goal is to provide an enhanced user experience by combining cursor, touch, and other user interactions. I am also interested in crowdsourcing, self-experiments, and computational biology.

This semester I am teaching Data Structures and Advanced Programming (CS 062) and an elective in User Interfaces and User Experience (CS 124).

Publications

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
M. D.M. Leiserson*, F. Vandin*, H.-T. Wu, J. R. Dobson, J. V. Eldridge, J. L. Thomas, A. Papoutsaki, Y. Kim, B. Niu, M. McLellan, M. S. Lawrence, A. Gonzalez-Perez, D. Tamborero, Y. Cheng, G. A. Ryslik, N. Lopez-Bigas, G. Getz, L. Ding, B. 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)

Teaching Experience

CS124: User Interfaces and User Experience, Fall 2017
Instructor, Department of Computer Science - Pomona College
CS 062: Data Structures and Advanced Programming, Fall 2017
Co-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