I am a PhD student in the Information Science Department at Cornell University. I work in the People-Aware Computing Lab under the supervision of Tanzeem Choudhury. My PhD research is focused on designing, developing and evaluating technologies that can improve user's behavior or emotions without requiring much attention or effort from them. We call this new approach Mindless Computing.

EmotionCheck

1 Paper (Best Paper Award)

Mindless Computing

1 Paper

UBImpressed

Ongoing Project

Social Interactions and Mood

1 Paper

Collective Happiness

1 Paper

Selected Publications


1. Costa, J., Adams, A. T., Jung, M. F., Guimbetière, F., & Choudhury, T. EmotionCheck: leveraging bodily signals and false feedback to regulate our emotions. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, 2016. *Best Paper Award

2. Sandstrom, G. M., Tseng, V. W. S., Costa, J., Okeke, F., Choudhury, T., & Dunn, E. W. Talking Less during Social Interactions Predicts Enjoyment: A Mobile Sensing Pilot Study. PloS one, 2016.

3. Adams, A. T.*; Costa, J.*; Jung, M.; Choudhury, T. Mindless computing: designing technologies to subtly influence behavior. In: Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, 2015.* Co-first authorship

4. Costa, J.M.R.*; Rotabi, R.*; Murnane, E.; Choudhury, T. It Is Not Only About Grievances: Emotional Dynamics in Social Media During the Brazilian Protests. In: Ninth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, 2015.* Co-first authorship

5. Abdullah, S.; Murnane, E.; Costa, J.M.R.; Choudhury, T. Collective Smile: Measuring Societal Happiness from Geolocated Images. In: ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 2015.

6. Costa, J. M. R. ; Cataldo, M. ; De Souza. The Scale and Evolution of Coordination Needs in Large-Scale Distributed Projects: Implications for the Future Generation of Collaborative Tools. In: ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2011, Vancouver. Proceedings of ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2011.

Contact

Address:
Gates Hall, Room no: 219
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY - 14853
USA


Email:
jmd487 [at] cornell [dot] edu