Conference Schedule

Friday October 21

12:00pm – Meet at Radisson for box lunch and bus to Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT)

1:30-1:45pm – Introductory remarks at ICT

1:45-2:45pm – Technology at Work

·       Maarten Bos, Disney Research, “Behavioral Science at Disney Research”

·       Ben Waber, MIT and Humanyze, “People Analytics”

·       David Hoffman, Google, “Techy@Work: Leveraging Workplace Data and Technology at Google”

2:45-4:30pm – Tour of USC Institute for Creative Technologies

4:30-5:30pm – Drive back to USC main campus

5:30-6:15pm – Refreshments and conversation at USC Davidson Conference Center

6:15-7:15pm – Technology and the Changing Human Experience

·       Larry Rosen, California State University, Dominguez Hills, “Is It the Tech We Use or How We Use Tech That Shapes Our Behaviors?”

·       Sara Kiesler, Carnegie Mellon University, “Anonymity in the Era of Online Transparency”

7:30-9:00pm – DINNER at USC Davidson Conference Center

9:00-11:00pm – Drinks and conversation at The Lab Gastropub (optional)

Saturday October 22

7:00-8:00am – BREAKFAST at the USC Davidson Conference Center

8:15-9:20am – Technology, Smart Living, and Well Being

·       Sara Konrath, Indiana University, “Using Mobile Phones to Increase Empathy and Prosocial Behavior”

·       Elizabeth Dunn, University of British Columbia, “Digitally Connected, Socially Disconnected: The Consequences of Relying on Technology Rather Than Other People”

·       Jeff Hancock, Stanford University, “Social Media Affordances and Well-Being”

9:20-10:00am – Data Blitz Talks and Group Discussion

·      Kosta Kushlev, University of Virginia, “Do Smartphones Complement or Compromise the Benefits of Face-to-Face Interactions?”

·      Jana Gallus, University of California at Los Angeles, "Fostering Public Good Contributions with Symbolic Awards: A Natural Field Experiment at Wikipedia"

·      Roshni Raveendhran, University of Southern California, “Tracked by Technology: We Want Privacy from People But Share Freely With Machines”

10:00-10:30am – BREAK

10:30-12:00pm – Data Blitz Talks and Group Discussion

·      Caitlin McCurrie, University of Melborne, “Voice Adds Fuel to the Flame: The Paradoxical Effect of Social-Contextual Cues on Flaming”

·      Frank Zheng, UT Austin, “‘Sharing Without Reading’ Leads to Inflated Subjective Knowledge”

·      Arthur Jago, Stanford University, “Algorithms and authenticity”

·      Michael Yeomans, Harvard University, “Making sense of recommendations”

·      David Newman, University of Southern California, “When eliminating bias isn’t fair: Decision-making algorithms and procedural justice”

·      Noah Castelo, Columbia University, “Mind Perception in Artificial Intelligence”

·      Xuan Zhao, Brown University, “Do People Take a Robot’s Visual Perspective?”

12:00-1:15pm – LUNCH at the USC Davidson Conference Center

1:15-2:15pm – Online Influence

·       Rosanna Guadagno, University of Texas, Dallas, “Online Persuasion: Gender Differences and Similarities”

·       Andrea Hollingshead, University of Southern California, “Online Social Influence”

·       Ethan Kross, University of Michigan, “Online Social Networks and Well-Being: A Case Study on Facebook”

2:15-2:40pm – Group Discussion

2:40-3:10pm – BREAK

3:10-4:30pm – Human Computer Interaction

·       Peter Carnevale, University of Southern California, “The Mind in the Machine: Negotiating with People and Computers”

·       Jonathan Gratch, USC Institute for Creative Technologies, “It's Only a Computer: Virtual Humans Increase Willingness to Disclose Symptoms of Mental Illness”

·       Brian Scassellati, Yale University, “Socially Assistive Robots”

·       Bertram Malle, Brown University, “Moral Norms for Robots”

4:30-5:00pm – Closing Comments and Discussion