ajit jain
Ph.D. Candidate, Computer Science
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Ajit Jain

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at TAMU, working on developing computational means of assessing multi-scale creative web design. I am co-advised by Dr. Andruid Kerne and Dr. Ruihong Huang. My research interests include information-based ideation, visual design, interaction design, web semantics, sensemaking, and context-aware computing. My research work involves studying, understanding, and advancing creativity support tools, i.e., innovation for innovation. We strive to make people’s engagement with information more interactive, efficient, and meaningful.

As a part of my Masters thesis, I developed TweetBubble, a free and open source Chrome extension that enables Twitter users to expand @usernames, #hashtags without tabs or windows. Our paper on evaluating how TweetBubble stimulates exploratory browsing received the Best Paper Honorable Mention at the ACM Creativity and Cognition 2015. Previously, I worked on BigSemanticsService, which is a RESTful interface to the Meta-Metadata structured semantics. I also participated in the development of PhotoNav, a wearable computing investigation for assisting pedestrian navigation.

Prior to joining Interface Ecology lab, I was working with Samsung Electronics, for a period of 4 years, at its India and S. Korea centers. My work there primarily was on Java Virtual Machine graphics layer and notebook apps. I completed my undergraduate degree in Information Technology, from Delhi College of Engineering, in 2007.


Jain, A., Measuring Creativity: Multi-Scale Visual and Conceptual Design Analysis, Proc. ACM Creativity & Cognition 2017, Graduate Student Symposium, Singapore, 490-495. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3059454.3078697
Kerne, A., Lupfer, N., Linder R., Qu, Y., Valdez, A., Jain, A., Keith, K., Carrasco, M., Vanegas, J., Billingsley, A., Strategies of Free-form Web Curation: Processes of Creative Engagement with Prior Work, Proc. ACM Creativity & Cognition 2017, Singapore [29%]. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3059454.3059471
Jain, A., Kasiviswanathan, G., Huang, R., Towards Accurate Event Detection in Social Media: A Weakly Supervised Approach for Learning Implicit Event Indicators, Computational Linguistics (COLING) 2016 Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text (W-NUT), Osaka, Japan.
Sharma, H.N., Toups, Z.O., Dolgov, I., Kerne, A., Jain, A., Evaluating Display Modalities Using a Mixed Reality Game, Proc. ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY) 2016, 65-77 [29%]. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2967934.2968090
Jain, A., Lupfer, N., Qu, Y., Linder, R., Kerne, A., Smith, S. M., Evaluating TweetBubble with Ideation Metrics of Exploratory Browsing, Proc. ACM Creativity and Cognition 2015, 178-187 [28%]. Best Paper Honorable Mention. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2757226.2757239
Wilkins, J., Järvi, J., Jain, A., Kejriwal, G., Kerne, A., Kumar, V., EvolutionWorks: Towards Improved Visualization of Citation Networks, Proc. IFIP International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (INTERACT) 2015, 213-230 [29.9%].
Qu, Y., Kerne, A., Lupfer, N., Linder, R., Jain, A., Metadata Type System: Integrate Presentation, Data Models and Extraction to Enable Exploratory Browsing Interfaces, Proc. ACM Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS) 2014, 107-116 [18%]. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2607023.2607030 [video]
Fei, S., Webb, A.M., Kerne, A., Qu, Y., and Jain, A., Peripheral Array of Tangible NFC Tags: Positioning Portals for Embodied Trans-Surface Interaction, Proc. ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces 2013, 33-36. [29%]. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2512349.2512820 [video]

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