Paul M. Aoki

Ph.D

Personal Homepage
http://www.paulaoki.com/
Employer
Google Research (http://research.google.com/)
Email
aoki@acm.org

Paul M. Aoki is a software engineer at Google.org. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include mobile computing and communication systems, human-computer interaction and computer-supported cooperative work. Current work focuses on mobile sensor devices and on technologies for emerging regions.He was part of TIER, a project in which Intel is collaborating with U.C. Berkeley on the design of appropriate technology for emerging regions. Various TIER sub-projects have connections with Intel's Emerging Markets Platforms Group (EMPG). His published research on this topic is based on fieldwork in Ghana and Kenya and a field visit to Chile.

He is also working on a project on mobile participatory sensing called Common Sense. His team is exploring some technical issues in sensing environmental air quality using mobile phones, but the key problem of interest as HCI researchers is to understand how and why people become engaged in citizen science and environmental activism.

Publication Statistics

Publication period start
2000
Publication period end
2010
Number of co-authors
19

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Publications

Wyche, Susan P., Smyth, Thomas N., Chetty, Marshini, Aoki, Paul M., Grinter, Rebecca E. (2010): Deliberate interactions: characterizing technology use in Nairobi, Kenya. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 2593-2602. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753326.1753719

Aoki, Paul M., Honicky, R. J., Mainwaring, Alan, Myers, Chris, Paulos, Eric, Subramanian, Sushmita, Woodruff, Allison (2009): A vehicle for research: using street sweepers to explore the landscape of environmental co. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 375-384. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1518701.1518762

Wyche, Susan P., Aoki, Paul M., Grinter, Rebecca E. (2008): Re-placing faith: reconsidering the secular-religious use divide in the United States and . In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 11-20. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1357054.1357057

Luk, Rowena, Ho, Melissa, Aoki, Paul M. (2008): Asynchronous remote medical consultation for Ghana. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2008 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems April 5-10, 2008, . pp. 743-752. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1357054.1357173

Aoki, Paul M. (2007): Back stage on the front lines: perspectives and performance in the combat information cent. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2007 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2007, . pp. 717-726. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1240624.1240735

Aoki, Paul M., Szymanski, Margaret H., Plurkowski, Luke, Thornton, James D., Woodruff, Allison, Yi, Weilie (2006): Where\'s the \"party\" in \"multi-party\"?: analyzing the structure of small-group sociabl. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW06 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work , 2006, . pp. 393-402. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1180875.1180934

Aoki, Paul M., Woodruff, Allison (2005): Making space for stories: ambiguity in the design of personal communication systems. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 181-190. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1054972.1054998

Woodruff, Allison, Aoki, Paul M. (2004): Push-to-Talk Social Talk. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 13 (5) pp. 409-441. http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s10606-004-5060-x

Aoki, Paul M., Romaine, Matthew, Szymanski, Margaret H., Thornton, James D., Wilson, Daniel, Woodruff, Allison (2003): The mad hatter's cocktail party: a social mobile audio space supporting multiple simultane. In: Cockton, Gilbert, Korhonen, Panu (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2003 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 5-10, 2003, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA. pp. 425-432.

Woodruff, Allison, Aoki, Paul M. (2003): How push-to-talk makes talk less pushy. In: Tremaine, Marilyn M., Simone, Carla (eds.) Proceedings of the International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work 2003 November 9-12, 2003, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA. pp. 170-179. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/958160.958187

Aoki, Paul M., Grinter, Rebecca E., Hurst, Amy, Szymanski, Margaret H., Thornton, James D., Woodruff, Allison (2002): Sotto voce: exploring the interplay of conversation and mobile audio spaces. In: Terveen, Loren (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2002 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 20-25, 2002, Minneapolis, Minnesota. pp. 431-438.

Grinter, Rebecca E., Aoki, Paul M., Szymanski, Margaret H., Thornton, James D., Woodruff, Allison, Hurst, Amy (2002): Revisiting the visit: understanding how technology can shape the museum visit. In: Churchill, Elizabeth F., McCarthy, Joe, Neuwirth, Christine, Rodden, Tom (eds.) Proceedings of the 2002 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work November 16 - 20, 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. pp. 146-155. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/587078.587100

Woodruff, Allison, Szymanski, Margaret H., Grinter, Rebecca E., Aoki, Paul M. (2002): Practical strategies for integrating a conversation analyst in an iterative design process. In: Proceedings of DIS02: Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, & Techniques , 2002, . pp. 255-264. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/778712.778748

Woodruff, Allison, Szymanski, Margaret H., Aoki, Paul M., Hurst, Amy (2001): The Conversational Role of Electronic Guidebooks. In: Abowd, Gregory D., Brumitt, Barry, Shafer, Steven A. (eds.) Ubicomp 2001 Ubiquitous Computing - Third International Conference September 30 - October 2, 2001, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. pp. 187-208. http://link.springer.de/link/service/series/0558/bibs/2201/22010187.htm

Aoki, Paul M., Woodruff, Allison (2000): Improving Electronic Guidebook Interfaces Using a Task-Oriented Design Approach. In: Proceedings of DIS00: Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, & Techniques , 2000, . pp. 319-325. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/347642/p319-aoki/p319-aoki.pdf