Eytan Adar

I am an Associate Professor of Information and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. My work is at the boundary of HCI and AI. Specific research projects range from modeling behaviors at a very large-scale (search, social networks evolution, learning, meme and rumor spread, programming, text production and consumption, etc.), integration of AI technologies into user-facing interfaces, and work on visualization. Many of these projects are at Internet scales and give me an excuse to work on lots of different things I like... language, creativity, data/text mining, visualizations, social network analysis, etc.

Before grad school I was a researcher at HP Labs' Information Dynamics Group and at Xerox PARC. (recent-ish CV here). Among other things, I am associated with the MISC (HCI-focused) and MIDAS groups. I am one of the founders of ICWSM (which I've chaired multiple times) and have also been Co-General Chair for WSDM and Co-Program Chair for UIST. Work in my group is sponsored by the NSF, IARPA, NIH, the Education Department, Adobe, Microsoft, Facebook, Google, and Yahoo.

I work with some awesome students including: Elsie Lee-Robbins. And some that recently graduated: John Chung (PhD, now at Midjourney), Aria Collopy (PhD, now at RAND), Matt Burgess (PhD, now at Stitch Fix), Srayan Datta (PhD, now at Google), Licia He (PhD, an independent artist), Jessica Hullman (PhD, Associate Professor at Northwestern), Gierad Laput (MSI, PhD at CMU, now at Apple), and Xin Rong (PhD), Hari Subramonyam (PhD, now AI Fellow at Stanford).

I have a blog (which I post to pretty infrequently), twitter account. I tend to load project videos to YouTube (click on "watch in high quality" for a better view)

I can be reached at eadar-at-umich-dot-edu.

Selected Publications

Google Scholar and Semantic Scholar Profiles

» "PromptPaint: Steering Text-to-Image Generation Through Paint Medium-like Interactions"
John Joon Young Chung, Eytan Adar, UIST'23

» "Artinter: AI-powered Boundary Objects for Commissioning Visual Arts"
John Joon Young Chung, Eytan Adar, DIS'23

» "Roboviz: A Game-Centered Project for Information Visualization Education"
Eytan Adar, Elsie Lee-Robbins, VIS'22

» "Affective Learning Objectives for Communicative Visualizations"
Elsie Lee-Robbins, Eytan Adar, VIS'22

» "Sensible AI: Re-imagining Interpretability and Explainability using Sensemaking Theory"
Harmanpreet Kaur, Eytan Adar, Eric Gilbert, Cliff Lampe, FAccT'22

» "Artist Support Networks: Implications for Future Creativity Support Tools"
John Joon Young Chung, Shiqing He, Eytan Adar, DIS'22

» "Composites: A Tangible Interaction Paradigm for Visual Data Analysis in Design Practice"
Hariharan Subramonyam, Eytan Adar, and Steven M. Drucker, Sungsoo Ray Hong, AVI'22

» "TaleBrush: Sketching Stories with Generative Pretrained Language Models"
John Joon Young Chung, Wooseok Kim, Kang Min Yoo, Hwaran Lee, Eytan Adar, Minsuk Chang, CHI'22

» "Solving Separation-of-Concerns Problems in Collaborative Design of Human-AI Systems through Leaky Abstractions"
Subramonyam Hariharan, Jane Im, Colleen Seifert, Eytan Adar, CHI'22

» "FlatMagic: Improving Flat Colorization through AI-driven Design for Digital Comic Professionals"
Chuan Yan, John Joon Young Chung, Kiheon Yoon, Yotam Gingold, Eytan Adar, Sungsoo Ray Hong, CHI'22

» "VideoSticker: A Tool for Active Viewing and Visual Note-taking from Videos"
Yining Cao, Hariharan Subramonyam, Eytan Adar, IUI'22

» "Gestural Inputs as Control Interaction for Generative Human-AI Co-Creation"
John Joon Young Chung, Minsuk Chang, and Eytan Adar, IUI'22 Workshop on Human-AI Co-Creation with Generative Models (HAI-GEN)

» "How Can Human-Centered Design Shape Data-Centric AI?"
Hariharan Subramonyam, Colleen Seifert, Eytan Adar, NeurIPS Workshop Human Centered AI, 2021

» "Visualizing Uncertainty in Probabilistic Graphs with Network Hypothetical Outcome Plots (NetHOPs)"
Dongping Zhang, Eytan Adar, and Jessica Hullman, VIS'21

» "Learning Objectives, Insights, and Assessments: How Specification Formats Impact Design"
Elsie Lee-Robbins, Shiqing He, and Eytan Adar, VIS'21

» "Investigating engineering students' consideration of people during concept generation"
Laura R. Murphy, Shanna R. Daly, Nina Makhlouf, Eytan Adar, Sophia Brueckner, Colleen M. Seifert, ASEE'21

» "The Intersection of Users, Roles, Interactions, and Technologies in Creativity Support Tools"
John Joon Young Chung, Shiqing He, Eytan Adar, DIS'21

» "Towards A Process Model for Co-Creating AI Experiences"
Hariharan Subramonyam, Colleen Seifert, Eytan Adar, DIS'21

» "ProtoAI: Model-Informed Prototyping for AI-Powered Interfaces"
Hariharan Subramonyam, Colleen Seifert, Eytan Adar, IUI'21 Best Paper Award

» "Communicative Visualizations as a Learning Problem"
Eytan Adar and Elsie Lee, IEEE Vis'20

» "Plotting with Thread: Fabricating Delicate Punch Needle Embroidery with X-Y Plotters"
Shiqing He, Eytan Adar, DIS'20, Honorable Mention Award

» "Considering people: An exploratory investigation of engineering student ideation"
Laura R. Murphy, Shanna R. Daly, Colleen M. Seifert, Eytan Adar, Sophia Brueckner, ASEE'20

» "texSketch: Active Diagramming through Pen-and-Ink Annotations"
Hariharan Subramonyam, Colleen Seifert, Priti Shah, Eytan Adar, CHI'20, Best Paper Award Winner

» "Extracting Inter-community Conflicts in Reddit"
Srayan Datta and Eytan Adar, ICWSM'19

» "Vocal Shortcuts for Creative Experts"
Yea-Seul Kim, Mira Dontcheva, Eytan Adar, and Jessica Hullman, CHI'19

» "Affinity Lens: Data-Assisted Affinity Diagramming with Augmented Reality"
Hariharan Subramonyam, Steven M. Drucker, and Eytan Adar, CHI'19, Best Paper Award Winner

» "Discovering Natural Language Commands in Multimodal Interfaces"
Arjun Srinivasan, Mira Dontcheva, Eytan Adar, and Seth Walker, IUI'19

» "LAMVI-2: A Visual Tool for Comparing and Tuning Word Embedding Models"
Xin Rong, Joshua Luckson, Eytan Adar, tech report, arXiv:1810.11367

» "SmartCues: A Multitouch Query Approach for Details-on-Demand through Dynamically Computed Overlays"
Hariharan Subramonyam and Eytan Adar, IEEE Vis'18

» "TakeToons: Script-driven Performance Animation "
Hariharan Subramonyam, Wilmot Li, Eytan Adar, and Mira Dontcheva, UIST'18

» "The_Tower_of_Babel.jpg: Diversity of Visual Encyclopedic Knowledge Across Wikipedia Language Editions"
Shiqing He, Allen Yilun Lin, Eytan Adar, and Brent Hecht, ICWSM'18, Best Paper Award

» "VizByWiki: Mining Data Visualizations from the Web to Enrich News Articles"
Allen Yilun Lin, Joshua Ford, Eytan Adar, and Brent Hecht, WWW'18

» "CommunityDiff: Visualizing Community Clustering Algorithms"
Srayan Datta and Eytan Adar, ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data, January 2018

» "Identifying Misaligned Inter-Group Links and Communities"
Srayan Datta, Chanda Phelan and Eytan Adar, to appear, CSCW'18

» "A generative model for scientific concept hierarchies"
Srayan Datta and Eytan Adar, PLoS One, 13(2): e0193331, February 23, 2018.

» "Learning Word Relatedness over Time"
Guy D. Rosin, Kira Radinsky and Eytan Adar, EMNLP'17

» "Estimating the Impact of Systems Engineers on Systems Design Processes"
Arianne X. Collopy, Melissa T. Greene, Eytan Adar, Panos Y. Papalambros, ICED'17

» "Leveraging Semantic Facets for Adaptive Ranking of Social Comments"
Elaheh Momeni, Reza Rawassizadeh, Eytan Adar, ICMR'17

» "PersaLog: Personalization of News Article Content"
Eytan Adar, Carolyn Gearig, Ayshwarya Balasubramanian, Jessica Hullman, CHI'17 (Video/Demo)

» "Data dialog: facilitating collaborative decision making through data-driven conversations"
Hariharan Subramonyam, Bongshin Lee, Sile O'Modhrain, and Eytan Adar, PervasiveHealth '17

» "SimpleScience: Lexical Simplification of Scientific Terminology"
Yea-Seul Kim, Jessica Hullman, Matthew Burgess, and Eytan Adar, EMNLP'16

» "CodeMend: Assisting Interactive Programming with Bimodal Embedding"
Xin Rong, Shiyan Yan, Stephen Oney, Mira Dontcheva, and Eytan Adar, UIST'16 (Video/Demo)

» "VizItCards: A Card-Based Toolkit for Infovis Design Education"
Shiqing He and Eytan Adar, IEEE Vis'16

» "Prototype Synthesis for Model Laws"
Matthew Burgess, Eugenia Giraudy and Eytan Adar, ACL 2016

» "Visual Tools for Debugging Neural Language Models"
Xin Rong and Eytan Adar, ICML 2016 Workshop on Visualization for Deep Learning (Best Paper Award)

» "Engineering Information Disclosure: Norm Shaping Designs"
Daphne Chang, Erin L. Krupka, Eytan Adar, Alessandro Acquisti, CHI'16

» "Link-Prediction Enhanced Consensus Clustering for Complex Networks"
Matthew Burgess, Eytan Adar, and Michael Cafarella, PLoS ONE 11(5): e0153384, May 20, 2016. (also: arXiv:1506.01461)

» "Information Evolution in Social Networks"
Lada A. Adamic, Thomas M. Lento, Eytan Adar, Pauline C. Ng, WSDM'16 (nominated for a best paper award)

» "EgoSet: Exploiting Word Ego-networks and User-generated Ontology for Multifaceted Set Expansion"
Xin Rong, Zhe Chen, Qiaozhu Mei, Eytan Adar, WSDM'16

» "Hypothetical Outcome Plots Outperform Error Bars and Violin Plots for Inferences about Reliability of Variable Ordering"
Jessica Hullman, Paul Resnick and Eytan Adar, PLoS ONE, 10(11)

» "The Two Cultures and Big Data Research"
Eytan Adar, I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society 10(3), Winter, 2015

» "DataTone: Managing Ambiguity in Natural Language Interfaces for Data Visualization"
Tong Gao, Mira Dontcheva, Eytan Adar, Zhicheng Liu, Karrie Karahalios, UIST'15 (Video/Demo)

» "Vis, The Next Generation: Teaching Across the Researcher-Practitioner Gap"
Marti A. Hearst (organizer), Eytan Adar (organizer), Robert Kosara, Tamara Munzner, Jon Schwabish, Ben Shneiderman, panel at Vis'15

» "Designing for Personalized Article Content"
Carolyn Gearig, Eytan Adar and Jessica Hullman, Computation + Journalism (C+J), 2015

» "DeScipher: A Text Simplification Tool for Science Journalism "
Yea Seul Kim, Jessica Hullman and Eytan Adar, Computation + Journalism (C+J), 2015

» "Building a Scientific Concept Hierarchy Database (SCHBase)"
Eytan Adar and Srayan Datta, ACL'15

» "Audience Analysis for Competing Memes in Social Media"
Samuel Carton, Souneil Park, Nicole Zeffer, Eytan Adar, Qiaozhu Mei, and Paul Resnick, ICWSM'15

» "Evaluating Approaches to Crowdsourced Visual Analytics"
Jessica Hullman, Erin Krupka, and Eytan Adar, Collective Intelligence '15

» "DiagramFlyer: A Search Engine for Data-Driven Diagrams"
Zhe Chen, Michael Cafarella, and Eytan Adar, demo at WWW'15

» "Human-Computer Interaction and Collective Intelligence"
Jeffrey P. Bigham, Michael S. Bernstein, and Eytan Adar, chapter of Collective Intelligence Handbook, 2015

» "Adaptive Faceted Ranking for Social Media Comments "
Elaheh Momeni, Simon Braendle, and Eytan Adar, ECIR'15

» "What Social Media Data We Are Missing and How to Get It"
Paul Resnick, Eytan Adar, and Cliff Lampe, The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, May 2015

» "Content, Context, and Critique: Commenting on a Data Visualization Blog "
Jessica Hullman, Nicholas Diakopoulos, Elaheh Momeni, Eytan Adar, CSCW'15

» "CommandSpace: Modeling the relationships between tasks, descriptions and features"
Eytan Adar, Mira Dontcheva, Gierad Laput, UIST'14

» "CiteSight: Supporting Contextual Citation Recommendation Using Differential Search"
Avishay Livne, Vivek Gokuladas, Jaime Teevan, Susan T. Dumais, Eytan Adar, SIGIR'14

» "NewsViews: An Automated Pipeline for Creating Custom Geovisualizations for News"
Tong Gao, Jessica Hullman, Eytan Adar, Brent Hecht, and Nicholas Diakopoulos, CHI'14, Apr 27-May 1, 2014, Toronto. (Video/Demo)

» "A Deeper Understanding of Sequence in Narrative Visualization"
Jessica Hullman, Steven Drucker, Nathalie Henry Riche, Bongshin Lee, Danyel Fisher, and Eytan Adar, IEEE InfoVis'13, Oct 13-18, Atlanta, GA.

» "Leveraging Noisy Lists for Social Feed Ranking"
Matthew Burgess, Alessandra Mazzia, Eytan Adar, Michael Cafarella, ICWSM'13, July 8-10, 2013, Boston, MA.

» "Benevolent Deception in Human Computer Interaction"
Eytan Adar, Desney Tan and Jaime Teevan, CHI'13, Apr. 27-May 2, 2013, Paris, France (Honorable Mention paper).

» "Contextifier: Automatic Generation of Annotated Stock Visualizations"
Jessica Hullman, Nicholas Diakopoulos, and Eytan Adar, CHI'13, Apr. 27-May 2, 2013, Paris, France. (Video/Demo)

» "PixelTone: A Multimodal Interface for Image Editing"
Gierad Laput, Mira Dontcheva, Gregg Wilensky, Walter Chang, Aseem Agarwala, Jason Linder, and Eytan Adar, CHI'13, Apr. 27-May 2, 2013, Paris, France. (Video/Demo)

» "Predicting Citation Counts Using Text and Graph Mining"
Avishay Livne, Eytan Adar, Jaime Teevan, and Susan Dumais, iConference 2013 Workshop on Computational Scientometrics: Theory and Applications

» "Tutorial-based Interfaces for Cloud-enabled Applications"
Gierad Laput, Eytan Adar, Mira Dontcheva, and Wilmot Li, UIST'12. (Video/Demo)

» "Personalized Online Education--A Crowdsourcing Challenge "
Daniel S. Weld, Eytan Adar, Lydia Chilton, Raphael Hoffmann, Eric Horvitz, Mitchell Koch, James Landay, Christopher H. Lin, Mausam, HCOMP '12, Toronto, Canada, July 23, 2012

» "The PViz Comprehension Tool for Social Network Privacy Settings"
Alessandra Mazzia, Kristen LeFevre, Eytan Adar, SOUPS'12, Washington DC, July 11-13, 2012.

» "Searching for Statistical Diagrams"
Shirley Zhe Chen, Michael J. Cafarella, and Eytan Adar, Frontiers of Engineering, National Academy of Engineering, Washington DC, 2012

» "Benefiting InfoVis with Visual Difficulties"
Jessica Hullman, Eytan Adar, and Priti Shah, InfoVis'11, Providence, RI, Oct 23-28, 2011 (Honorable Mention paper)

» "The Party is Over Here: Structure and Content in the 2010 Election"
Avishay Livne, Matthew P. Simmons, Eytan Adar, Lada A. Adamic, ICWSM'11, Barcelona, Spain, July 17-21, 2011.

» "Memes Online: Extracted, Subtracted, Injected, and Recollected"
Matthew P. Simmons, Lada A. Adamic, Eytan Adar, ICWSM'11, Barcelona, Spain, July 17-21, 2011.

» "The Impact of Social Information on Visual Judgments"
Jessica Hullman, Eytan Adar, and Priti Shah, CHI'11, Vancouver, Canada, May 7-11, 2011.

» "Why I Hate Mechanical Turk Research (and Workshops)"
Eytan Adar, CHI'11 Workshop on Crowdsourcing and Human Computation, Vancouver, Canada, May 7, 2011.

» "A Tool for Policy Comprehension"
Alessandra Mazzia, Kristen LeFevre, Eytan Adar, CHI'11 Workshop on Networked Privacy, Vancouver, Canada, May 7, 2011.

» "The temporal dimension in end user programming for the Web"
Eytan Adar, Mira Dontcheva, James Fogarty, Daniel S. Weld, Chapter in No Code Required, Morgan Kaufmann, 2010

» "Resonance on the Web: Web Dynamics and Revisitation Patterns"
Eytan Adar, Jaime Teevan, and Susan Dumais, CHI 2009, Boston, MA, April 4-9, 2009.

» "The Temporal Dimension in End User Web Programming "
Eytan Adar, Mira Dontcheva, James Fogarty, Daniel S. Weld, Workshop on End User Programming for the Web, CHI 2009, Boston, MA, April 4-9,2009

» "Information Arbitrage in Multi-Lingual Wikipedia"
Eytan Adar, Michael Skinner, Dan Weld, WSDM'09, Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 9-12, 2009.

» "The Web Changes Everything: Understanding the Dynamics of Web Content"
Eytan Adar, Jaime Teevan, Susan Dumais, Jonathan Elsas, WSDM'09, Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 9-12, 2009. (Best Student Paper).

» "Zoetrope: Interacting with the Ephemeral Web"
Eytan Adar, Mira Dontcheva, James Fogarty, Daniel S. Weld, UIST'08, Monterey, CA, October 19-22, 2008. (Video/Demo)

» "Intelligence in Wikipedia"
Daniel S. Weld, Fei Wu, Eytan Adar, Saleema Amershi, James Fogarty, Raphael Hoffmann, Kayur Patel and Michael Skinner, AAAI'08, Chicago, IL, July 13-17, 2008.

» "Large Scale Analysis of Web Revisitation Patterns"
Eytan Adar, Jaime Teevan, and Susan Dumais, CHI 2008, Florence, Italy, April 5-10, 2008 (Best of CHI).

» "Managing Uncertainty in Social Networks"
Eytan Adar and Christopher Ré, Data Engineering Bulletin, 30(2):23-31, July, 2007.

» "Information Re-Retrieval: Repeat Queries in Yahoo's Logs"
Jaime Teevan, Eytan Adar, Rosie Jones, and Michael Potts, SIGIR'07, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 2007

» "User 4XXXXX9: Anonymizing Query Logs"
Eytan Adar, Query Logs Workshop, WWW'07, Banff, Canada, May 2007

» "Why We Search: Visualizing and Predicting User Behavior"
Eytan Adar, Daniel Weld, Brian Bershad, and Steven Gribble, WWW'07, Banff, Canada, May 2007

» "SoftGUESS: Visualization and Exploration of Code Clones in Context"
Eytan Adar and Miryung Kim, ICSE 2007 (formal demo), Minneapolis, MN, May 2007.

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