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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: M 10am-11am, 3pm-5pm, W 4pm-6pm

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 primarily focuses on eye tracking. For a long time, my goal was to democratize eye tracking by using webcams found in laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. Recently, I have started looking on the effect of gaze sharing on collaboration. I am also interested in personal informatics and crowdsourcing and I used to work on computational biology.

This spring semester I am teaching the labs of the Intro to Computer Science with Topics in AI (CS51-A) and Data Structures and Advanced Programming (CS 062). I am also teaching an elective on User Interfaces and User Experience (CS124).

Publications

Eye-Write: Gaze Sharing for Collaborative Writing
Grete Helena Kütt*, Kevin Lee*, Ethan Hardacre*, Alexandra Papoutsaki
CHI 2019    (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    (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

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
Co-Instructor, Department of Computer Science - Pomona College
CS124: User Interfaces and User Experience, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019
Instructor, Department of Computer Science - Pomona College
CS 190: Computer Science Senior Seminar, Sections 4 and 5, Fall 2018
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