Simone Stumpf

Author: Simone Stumpf

Simone Stumpf received a PhD in Computer Science in 2001 and a BSc in Computer Science with Cognitive Science in 1996, both at University College London. She joined City University London as Lecturer in 2009. Previously, she worked at Oregon State University (USA) and University College London as a Research Fellow/Manager. Simone also has professional agency experience as a User Experience Architect, working on web presence, e-commerce and social networking projects.

Dr Simone Stumpf's core research focus has been on the use of intelligent systems by end users, end-user programming and information management systems. At University College London (UCL) she was involved in a large-scale user trial of biometric security systems and contributed to an EPSRC-funded project to design and implement a system used by security staff to detect and prevent theft by employees. At Oregon State University, she worked on the TaskTracer project (as part of the CALO research project) to develop an intelligent user interface system, targeted at information workers, that combined the automatic tracking of users' information resources and the application of machine learning to enable activity-based personal information management. More recently, she has focused on end-user interactions with systems that use machine learning algorithms.


Publication period start: 2012
Number of co-authors: 35


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Todd Kulesza
Weng-Keen Wong
Margaret M. Burnett

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Andrew J. Ko
Margaret M. Burnett
Mary Beth Rosson


Stumpf, Simone, Rajaram, Vidya, Li, Lida, Wong, Weng-Keen, Burnett, Margaret M., Dietterich, Thomas, Sullivan, Erin, Herlocker, Jonathan (2009): Interacting meaningfully with machine learning systems: Three experiments. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 67 (8) pp. 639-662.

Stumpf, Simone, Rajaram, Vidya, Li, Lida, Burnett, Margaret M., Dietterich, Thomas G., Sullivan, Erin, Drummond, Russell, Herlocker, Jonathan (2007): Toward harnessing user feedback for machine learning. In: Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces , 2007, . pp. 82-91.

Stumpf, Simone, Sullivan, Erin, Fitzhenry, Erin, Oberst, Ian, Wong, Weng-Keen, Burnett, Margaret M. (2008): Integrating rich user feedback into intelligent user interfaces. In: Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces , 2008, . pp. 50-59.

Shen, Jianqiang, Irvine, Jed, Bao, Xinlong, Goodman, Michael, Kolibaba, Stephen, Tran, Anh, Carl, Fredric, Kirschner, Brenton, Stumpf, Simone, Dietterich, Thomas G. (2009): Detecting and correcting user activity switches: algorithms and interfaces. In: Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces , 2009, . pp. 117-126.

Kulesza, Todd, Wong, Weng-Keen, Stumpf, Simone, Perona, Stephen, White, Rachel, Burnett, Margaret M., Oberst, Ian, Ko, Andrew J. (2009): Fixing the program my computer learned: barriers for end users, challenges for the machine. In: Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces , 2009, . pp. 187-196.

Kissinger, Cory, Burnett, Margaret M., Stumpf, Simone, Subrahmaniyan, Neeraja, Beckwith, Laura, Yang, Sherry, Rosson, Mary Beth (2006): Supporting end-user debugging: what do users want to know?. In: Celentano, Augusto (eds.) AVI 2006 - Proceedings of the working conference on Advanced visual interfaces May 23-26, 2006, Venezia, Italy. pp. 135-142.

Kulesza, Todd, Stumpf, Simone, Burnett, Margaret M., Wong, Weng-Keen, Riche, Yann, Moore, Travis, Oberst, Ian, Shinsel, Amber, McIntosh, Kevin (2010): Explanatory Debugging: Supporting End-User Debugging of Machine-Learned Programs. In: Hundhausen, Christopher D., Pietriga, Emmanuel, Diaz, Paloma, Rosson, Mary Beth (eds.) IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, VL/HCC 2010 21-25 September 2010, 2010, Leganés-Madrid, Spain. pp. 41-48.

Curran, William, Moore, Travis, Kulesza, Todd, Wong, Weng-Keen, Todorovic, Sinisa, Stumpf, Simone, White, Rachel, Burnett, Margaret (2012): Towards recognizing "cool": can end users help computer vision recognize subjective attrib. In: Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces , 2012, . pp. 285-288.