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Karrie Karahalios

 Karrie Karahalios
Karrie Karahalios

Karrie Karahalios

Professor
(217) 265-6841
4228 Siebel Center for Comp Sci

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Education

  • Ph.D., Media Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004.

Academic Positions

  • Affiliate Professor, Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory, University of Illinois, 2018-Present
  • Affiliate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, 2018-Present
  • Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois, 2017-Present
  • Affiliate Professor, Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois, 2013-Present
  • Co-Director and Founder, Center for People and Infrastructures, Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois, 2011-Present
  • Berkman Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University
  • Affiliate Professor, School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, June 2008-Present

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Silas Hsu, Kristen Vaccaro, Yue Yin, Aimee Rickman, Karrie Karahalios. Awareness, Navigation, and Use of Feed Control Settings Online. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2020. (Acceptance Rate: 23.8%)
  • Ha-Kyung Kong and Karrie Karahalios. Facilitating Parent-Clinician Communication on Developmental Delays through Visualizations. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2020. (Acceptance Rate: 23.8%)
  • Joshua Asplund, Motahhare Eslami, Hari Sudaram, Christian Sandvig, Karrie Karahalios. Auditing Race and Gender Discrimination in Online Housing Markets. International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM). 2020.
  • D. Lee, J. Lee, T. Siddiqui, J. Kim, K. Karahalios, A. Parameswaran. You can’t always sketch what you want: Understanding Sensemaking in Visual Query Systems. VAST’19 at VIS: IEEE Int’l Conf. on Visual Analytics Science & Technology, Vancouver, Canada, 2019.
  • M. Eslami, S. R. Krishna Kumaran, C. Sandvig, and K. Karahalios. Communicating Algorithmic Process in Online Behavioral Advertising. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2018. (Acceptance Rate: 25.7%)
  • K. Vaccaro, D. Huang, M. Eslami, C. Sandvig, K. Hamilton, and K. Karahalios. The Illusion of Control: Placebo Effects of Control Settings. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2018. (Acceptance Rate: 25.7%)
  • H. Kong, Z. Liu, and K. Karahalios. Frames and Slants in Titles of Visualizations on Controversial Topics. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2018. (Acceptance Rate: 25.7%)
  • S. Dey, K. Karahalios, W.T. Fu. Effects of Socially Stigmatized Crowdfunding Campaigns in Shaping Opinions. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2018. (Acceptance Rate: 25.7%) Honorable Mention.
  • Motahhare Eslami, Kristen Vaccaro, Karrie Karahalios, Kevin Hamilton. “Be careful; things can be worse than they appear”: Understanding Biased Algorithms and Users’ Behavior around Them in Rating Platforms. International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2017). (Acceptance Rate: 14%)
  • Mary Pietrowicz, Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Karrie Karahalios. Discovering Dimensions of Perceived Vocal Expression in Semi-structured, Unscripted Oral History Accounts. The 42nd IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP). 2017. (Selected for oral presentation).
  • Juhi Kulshrestha, Motahhare Eslami, Johnnatan Messias, Muhhammad Bilal Zafar, Saptarshi Ghosh, Krishna Gummadi, Karrie Karahalios. Quantifying Search Bias: Investigating Sources of Bias for Political Searches in Social Media. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), 2017. 15pp. (Acceptance Rate: 34.5%)
  • Jennifer Kim, Kristen Vaccaro, Karrie Karahalios, Hwajung Hong. “Not by Money Alone”: Social Support Opportunities in Medical Crowdfunding Campaigns. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), 2017.12pp. (Acceptance Rate: 34.5%)
  • Kristen Vaccaro, Sunaya Shivakumar, Ziqiao Ding, Ranjitha Kumar, and Karrie Karahalios. The Elements of Fashion Style. ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), 2016. (Acceptance Rate: 20.6%)
  • Gary Soeller, Karrie Karahalios, Christian Sandvig and Christo Wilson. MapWatch: Detecting and Monitoring International Border Personalization on Online Maps. World Wide Web Conference (WWW), 2016. 12pp. (Acceptance Rate: 15.8%)
  • J. Kim, H. Kong, K. Karahalios, W. Fu, and H. Hong. The Power of Collective Endorsements: Credibility Factors in Medical Crowdfunding Campaigns. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2016. (Acceptance Rate: 23.5%)
  • M. Eslami, K. Karahalios, C. Sandvig, A. Rickman, and K. Hamilton. First I “Like'' It Then I Hide it: Folk Theories of Social Feeds. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2016. 12pp. (Acceptance Rate: 23.5%)
  • M. Eslami, A. Rickman, K. Vaccaro, A. Aleyasen, A. Vuong, K. Karahalios, K. Hamilton, and C. Sandvig. I always assumed that I wasn't really that close to [her]: Reasoning about invisible algorithms in the news feed. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2015. pp. 153-162. (Acceptance Rate: 23%) Best Paper Award.
  • C. Sandvig, K. Hamilton, K. Karahalios, & C. Langbort. Auditing Algorithms: A Research Method for Detecting Discrimination on Internet Platforms. Paper presented to the 64th annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Preconference on Data and Discrimination, Seattle, Washington, USA. May 2014.
  • K. Hamilton, K. Karahalios, C. Sandvig, and M. Eslami. A Path to Understanding the Effects of Algorithm Awareness, Alt.Chi: Extended Abstracts of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). 2014. (Acceptance Rate: 37.5%)
  • C. Sandvig, K. Hamilton, K. Karahalios, & C. Langbort. Re-Centering the Algorithm. Paper presented to the Symposium on Governing Algorithms: Computation, Automation, and Control, New York University, New York, NY, USA. May 2013. (Invited).
  • J. Kim, M. Snodgrass, M. Pietrowicz, K. Karahalios, J. Halle. BEDA: Visual analytics for behavioral and physiological data. Workshop on Visual Analytics in Healthcare (VAHC), 2013.
  • Tony Bergstrom, Andrew Harris and Karrie Karahalios. Encouraging Initiative in the Classroom with Anonymous Feedback. Proceedings of IFIP Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT), 2011. (Acceptance Rate: 28%)
  • Eric Gilbert and Karrie Karahalios. Widespread Worry and the Stock Market. AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), 2010. (Acceptance Rate: 18%)
  • Karrie Karahalios and Tony Bergstrom. Leveraging People and Computers for NLP. Workshop on Analysis and Design of Algorithms for Interactive Machine Learning, 23rd Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2009.
  • Eric Gilbert and Karrie Karahalios. Predicting Tie Strength with Social Media. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2009. (Acceptance Rate: 24.5%) Best Paper Award.
  • Tony Bergstrom and Karrie Karahalios. Conversation Clusters: Grouping Conversation Topics through Human-Computer Dialog. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2009. (Acceptance Rate: 24.5%)
  • Eric Gilbert, Karrie Karahalios and Christian Sandvig. The Network in the Garden: An Empirical Analysis of Social Media in Rural Life. Proceedings of CHI 2008. 10 pages. (Acceptance Rate: 22%) Best Paper Award.
  • Joshua Hailpern, Karrie Karahalios, Laura DeThorne, James Halle. Encouraging Speech and Vocalization in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Workshop on Technology in Mental Health. CHI 2008.

Research Honors

  • ACM Distinguished Member, 2019.
  • University Scholar, 2019
  • Fiddler Fellowship, 2019
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, 2017
  • Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) Best Paper Award, 2017
  • Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) Best Paper Award, 2015
  • University of Illinois Engineering Council Outstanding Advising Award, 2014
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 2010
  • Berkman Faculty Fellowship, 2009-2010
  • C.W. Gear Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, 2009
  • Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) Best Paper Award, 2009
  • A. Richard Newton Breakthrough Research Award, Microsoft Research 2008
  • Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) Best Paper Award, 2008

Public Service Honors

  • University of Illinois Public Engagement Award, 2015

Courses Taught

  • CS 467 - Social Visualization
  • CS 598 - Social (Media + Signals)
  • CS 598 - Social Spaces on the Internet