Pearl Pu

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Swiss Institute of Technology in Lausanne (http://www.epfl.ch)
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pearl.pu@epfl.ch

Dr. Pearl Pu is a research scientist and director of the HCI Group in the School of Computer and Communication Sciences, at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). She obtained her Master and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in artificial intelligence and computer graphics. She was a visiting scholar at Stanford University in 2001, both in the database and HCI groups. While there, she gave seminars at Xerox PARC's weekly seminar series and Stanford's HCI Design Studio class as guest lecturer.



She was also co-founder of Iconomic Systems (1997-2001), and invented the any-criteria search and example critiquing method for finding configurable and multi-attribute products in heterogeneous electronic catalogs. Her recent research grants cover activities in decision support systems, information visualization, query optimization for digital libraries, scalable user experience, social navigation, and advanced display techniques.



Her recent publications included papers from ACM ECommerce, International Conferences on Intelligent User Interface, ACM CHI, IEEE InfoVis, AVI and the Constraints journal's special issue on Constraint Agents.

Publication Statistics

Publication period start
1997
Publication period end
2012
Number of co-authors
17

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Publications

Tintarev, Nava, Hu, Rong, Pu, Pearl (2012): RecSys'12 workshop on interfaces for recommender systems (InterfaceRS'12). In: Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Recommender Systems , 2012, . pp. 355-356. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2365952.2366044

Hu, Rong, Pu, Pearl (2011): Enhancing collaborative filtering systems with personality information. In: Proceedings of the 2011 ACM Conference on Recommender Systems , 2011, . pp. 197-204. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2043932.2043969

Pu, Pearl, Chen, Li, Hu, Rong (2011): A user-centric evaluation framework for recommender systems. In: Proceedings of the 2011 ACM Conference on Recommender Systems , 2011, . pp. 157-164. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2043932.2043962

Chen, Li, Pu, Pearl (2010): Eye-Tracking Study of User Behavior in Recommender Interfaces. In: Proceedings of the 2010 Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization , 2010, . pp. 375-380. http://www.springerlink.com/content/H3148073G4442402

Castagnos, Sylvain, Jones, Nicolas, Pu, Pearl (2010): Eye-tracking product recommenders' usage. In: Proceedings of the 2010 ACM Conference on Recommender Systems , 2010, . pp. 29-36. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1864708.1864717

Chen, Li, Pu, Pearl (2010): Experiments on the preference-based organization interface in recommender systems. In ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 17 (1) pp. 5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1721831.1721836

Hu, Rong, Pu, Pearl (2010): A Study on User Perception of Personality-Based Recommender Systems. In: Proceedings of the 2010 Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization , 2010, . pp. 291-302. http://www.springerlink.com/content/23811UV83U1P1680

Castagnos, Sylvain, Jones, Nicolas, Pu, Pearl (2009): Recommenders' influence on buyers' decision process. In: Proceedings of the 2009 ACM Conference on Recommender Systems , 2009, . pp. 361-364. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1639714.1639788

Pu, Pearl, Zhou, Maoan, Castagnos, Sylvain (2009): Critiquing recommenders for public taste products. In: Proceedings of the 2009 ACM Conference on Recommender Systems , 2009, . pp. 249-252. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1639714.1639760

Hu, Rong, Pu, Pearl (2009): Acceptance issues of personality-based recommender systems. In: Proceedings of the 2009 ACM Conference on Recommender Systems , 2009, . pp. 221-224. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1639714.1639753

Hu, Rong, Pu, Pearl (2009): A comparative user study on rating vs. personality quiz based preference elicitation metho. In: Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces , 2009, . pp. 367-372. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1502650.1502702

Jones, Nicolas, Pu, Pearl, Chen, Li (2009): How Users Perceive and Appraise Personalized Recommendations. In: Proceedings of the 2009 Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization , 2009, . pp. 461-466. http://www.springerlink.com/content/A44748Q41879W267

Chen, Li, Pu, Pearl (2008): A cross-cultural user evaluation of product recommender interfaces. In: Proceedings of the 2008 ACM Conference on Recommender Systems , 2008, . pp. 75-82. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1454008.1454022

Reilly, James, Zhang, Jiyong, McGinty, Lorraine, Pu, Pearl, Smyth, Barry (2007): A comparison of two compound critiquing systems. In: Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces , 2007, . pp. 317-320. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1216295.1216356

Zhang, Jiyong, Pu, Pearl (2007): A recursive prediction algorithm for collaborative filtering recommender systems. In: Proceedings of the 2007 ACM Conference on Recommender Systems , 2007, . pp. 57-64. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1297231.1297241

Viappiani, Paolo, Pu, Pearl, Faltings, Boi (2007): Conversational recommenders with adaptive suggestions. In: Proceedings of the 2007 ACM Conference on Recommender Systems , 2007, . pp. 89-96. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1297231.1297246

Chen, Li, Pu, Pearl (2007): The evaluation of a hybrid critiquing system with preference-based recommendations organiz. In: Proceedings of the 2007 ACM Conference on Recommender Systems , 2007, . pp. 169-172. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1297231.1297263

Chen, Li, Pu, Pearl (2007): Hybrid critiquing-based recommender systems. In: Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces , 2007, . pp. 22-31. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1216295.1216308

Zhang, Jiyong, Pu, Pearl (2007): Refining preference-based search results through Bayesian filtering. In: Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces , 2007, . pp. 294-297. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1216295.1216350

Chen, Li, Pu, Pearl (2007): Preference-Based Organization Interfaces: Aiding User Critiques in Recommender Systems. In: Conati, Cristina, McCoy, Kathleen F., Paliouras, Georgios (eds.) User Modeling 2007 - 11th International Conference - UM 2007 June 25-29, 2007, Corfu, Greece. pp. 77-86. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-73078-1_11

Pu, Pearl, Chen, Li (2006): Trust building with explanation interfaces. In: Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces , 2006, . pp. 93-100. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1111449.1111475

Pu, Pearl, Viappiani, Paolo, Faltings, Boi (2006): Increasing user decision accuracy using suggestions. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2006 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2006, . pp. 121-130. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1124772.1124793

Faltings, Boi, Pu, Pearl, Torrens, Marc, Viappiani, Paolo (2004): Designing example-critiquing interaction. In: Nunes, Nuno Jardim, Rich, Charles (eds.) International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces 2004 January 13-16, 2004, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. pp. 22-29. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/964442.964449

Pu, Pearl, Faltings, Boi, Torrens, Marc (2004): Effective Interaction Principles for Online Product Search Environments. In: 2004 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence WI 2004 20-24 September, 2004, Beijing, China. pp. 724-727. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/WI.2004.59

Hertzog, Patrick, Torrens, Marc, Pu, Pearl, Faltings, Boi (2004): Context-Aware Mobile Assistants for Optimal Interaction: a prototype for supporting the bu. In: Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on Applied Computing (AC 2004) March 23-16, 2004, Lisbon, Portugal.

Torrens, Marc, Hertzog, Patrick, Pu, Pearl, Faltings, Boi (2004): Towards An Intelligent Mobile Travel Assistant. In: Proceedings of the 2004 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2004) March 14 -17, 2004, Nicosia, Cyprus. pp. 1208-1209.

Gupta, Punit, Pu, Pearl (2003): Social cues and awareness for recommendation systems. In: Johnson, Lewis, Andre, Elisabeth (eds.) International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces 2003 January 12-15, 2003, Miami, Florida, USA. pp. 245-247. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/604045.604088

Pu, Pearl, Faltings, Boi (2002): Personalized navigation of heterogeneous product spaces using SmartClient. In: Gil, Yolanda, Leake, David (eds.) International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces 2002 January 13-16, 2002, San Francisco, California, USA. pp. 212-213. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/502716.502762

Pu, Pearl, Lalanne, Denis (2002): Design visual thinking tools for mixed initiative systems. In: Gil, Yolanda, Leake, David (eds.) International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces 2002 January 13-16, 2002, San Francisco, California, USA. pp. 119-126. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/502716.502736

Pu, Pearl, Faltings, Boi (2000): Enriching Buyers' Experiences: The SmartClient Approach. In: Turner, Thea, Szwillus, Gerd, Czerwinski, Mary, Peterno, Fabio, Pemberton, Steven (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 2000 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference April 1-6, 2000, The Hague, The Netherlands. pp. 289-296. http://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/332040/p289-pu/p289-pu.pdf

Pu, Pearl, Lalanne, Denis (2000): Interactive Problem Solving Via Algorithm Visualization. In: IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization 2000 , 2000, . pp. 145-154.

Pu, Pearl, Lalanne, Denis (2000): Interactive Problem Solving via Algorithm Visualization. In: InfoVis 2000 , 2000, . pp. 145-154. http://csdl.computer.org/comp/proceedings/infovis/2000/0804/00/08040145abs.htm

Pu, Pearl, Melissargos, George (1997): Visualizing Resource Allocation Tasks. In IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 17 (4) pp. 6-9. http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/38.595258