Eytan Adar
I am an Associate Professor of Information and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. I work on temporal-informatics which is the study of the change of information—and our consumption of it—over time. This is primarily at Internet scales and it gives me an excuse to work on lots of different things I like... text and log mining, visualizations, social network analysis, etc.

Before grad school I was a researcher at HP Labs' Information Dynamics Group and at Xerox PARC. (complete CV). I can be reached at eytanadar-at-yahoo-dot-com.

Among other things, I am associated with the MISC and MIDAS groups (HCI and data mining, respectively). I am one of the founders of ICWSM and more recently Jaime Teevan and I organized WSDM 2012 which took place in Seattle.

I'm working with some awesome students including: Matt Burgess, Sam Carton, Tong Gao, Avishay Livne, and Srayan Datta.

And some that recently graduated: Jessica Hullman (PostDoc at Berkeley) and Gierad Laput (PhD at CMU)

I have a blog (which I post to pretty infrequently).

Some demos/videos of other recent work for you to try:

» PixelTone
» TappCloud
» Zoetrope
» GUESS, the Graph Exploration System
» Other videos on YouTube (click on "watch in high quality" for a better view).
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Recent Publications

» "CommandSpace: Modeling the relationships between tasks, descriptions and features"
Eytan Adar, Mira Dontcheva, Gierad Laput, to appear 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.

» "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.

» "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.

» "Predicting Citation Counts Using Text and Graph Mining"
Avishay Livne, Eytan Adar, Jaime Teevan, and Susan Dumais, to appear, 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.

» "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.

» "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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Links

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